News tagged with emergency responses

Unraveling plant reactions to injury

Better understanding of plant defense systems, and the potential to generate stress-tolerant plants and even new malaria drugs, may all stem from the documentation of a molecular mechanism that plays a significant ...

dateMay 27, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Bond-style tech for emergencies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Instantly deployable James Bond-style information and communication technologies are now available to coordinate disaster response among diverse agencies and NGOs, thanks to European researchers.

dateMay 20, 2010 in Engineering
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UB geographers help map devastation in Haiti

In the wake of the earthquake in Haiti, University at Buffalo geography students are participating in a global effort to enhance the international response and recovery effort by helping to assess damage, using images hosted ...

dateFeb 09, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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A urine test for appendicitis?

Appendicitis is the most common childhood surgical emergency, but the diagnosis can be challenging, especially in children, often leading to either unnecessary surgery in children without appendicitis, or ...

dateJun 23, 2009 in Medical research
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Frail elderly disaster

Planning for emergencies must take into account the growing numbers of frail elderly people who will by virtue of shifting demographics be involved in any natural or manmade disaster, according to US researchers writing in ...

dateMay 18, 2009 in Other
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