Archive: 01/13/2010

Sniffing out terrorists

A new intelligent system has been developed to help identify terrorists carrying explosives. Sensitive electronic noses capture the smell of the explosives; the system processes the acquired data, correlates it with individuals' ...

dateJan 13, 2010 in Engineering
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Sepsis campaign improving treatment of major killer

A reduction in hospital mortality from severe sepsis and septic shock was associated with participation in the Surviving Sepsis Campaign performance improvement initiative, according to an article published simultaneously ...

dateJan 13, 2010 in Other
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Human immune cells -- in mice

(PhysOrg.com) -- In 1796, English physician Edward Jenner decided to investigate a tale he had often heard -- that milkmaids infected with cowpox became immune to smallpox, a much more dangerous affliction. ...

dateJan 13, 2010 in Medical research
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Ancient Volcanic Eruptions Still Taking Lives

(PhysOrg.com) -- A cancer epidemic under way in southeast China may have been initiated by a string of Siberian volcanoes that spewed ash across the Earth 250 million years ago, according to a study published ...

dateJan 13, 2010 in Environment
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NY senator calls for cadmium ban in kids' jewelry

(AP) -- Reports of high cadmium content in children's jewelry imported from China have prompted a senior U.S. senator to press for legislation that would ban the toxic heavy metal as a hazardous substance ...

dateJan 13, 2010 in Health
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