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NIST, Sprinklers, fire suppression, Cost Effectiveness, International Residential Code, sprinkler ordinances, National Fire Incident Reporting System, fire risk, fire fatalities, fire injuries

Free Online Tool Aids Decisions on Fire Sprinkler Systems for Homes

A new, Web-based "sprinkler use decisioning" tool developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) enables experts and non-experts alike to assess the cost-effectiveness of fire sprinklers for their particular jurisdiction, development, or dwelling.

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Migraines, Headaches, Spiritual Care, Alternative Health, Meditation, Prevention

Book Offers Physical, Spiritual Help to Migraine Sufferers

Author helps migraine sufferers target their underlying "dis-ease."

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NIST, Refrigerator, ice maker, Energy Consumption, Energy Savings, Energy Star, Department Of Energy

The Heat Is On: NIST Zeroes In On Energy Consumption of Ice Makers

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In tests of four different refrigerators, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers found that ice makers increased rated energy consumption by 12 to 20 percent, with most of that additional energy cost due to the electric heaters used to release ice from molds.

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Zoology, Biology, Hantavirus

Precipitation, Predators May be Key in Ecological Regulation of Infectious Disease

In a study appearing in the May issue of the journal American Naturalist, researchers show that just three ecological factors – rainfall, predator diversity, and island size and shape – can account for nearly all of the differences in infection rates among the eight Channel Islands off the California coast.

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Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, Women's Health

Bruised and Betrayed: Women and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence knows no boundaries: cultural, socio-economic, religious, level of education, gender or age. It can occur in any relationship and to anyone, but especially to women. In fact, roughly 25 percent of women will become a victim at one time or another during her lifetime.

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Informatics, Hit, health care and the economy, Patient Safety, Medical Education, healthcare refom

Informatics Experts Visit Members of Congress to Discuss Informatics Needs of the Emerging Workforce

Specialized Health Professionals who Understand the Benefits of Health Information Technology and How to Use It Meaningfully visit elected officials to help them grasp the critical value of supporting HIT and informatics in healthcare.

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NIST, X-Ray, Ct Scans, MRI, Imaging, Radiological Society of North America, Medical Imaging, treatment evaluation, Pet Scans

Sharpened Focus: Improving the Numbers, Utility of Medical Imaging

A group of radiology specialists from a number of institutions has recently published a pair of papers that Lisa Karam of NIST describes as part of a major effort to turn medical imaging—CT scans, PET scans, MRIs, X rays and the like—into a quantitative research tool, one that produces reliable numbers.

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NIST, Gene, Genetics, Genetic Screening, Huntington's Disease, Neurodegenative Disease, Chromosome, Nucleotide, trinucleotide repeat, Triplet Repeat, guanine, Cytosine, adenine, Standard Reference Material, polymerase chain reaction, PCR, Medical Diagnostics, DNA

New NIST SRM Helps Improve Diagnosis of Huntington's Disease

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A new Standard Reference Material (SRM) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help clinical genetics labs accurately diagnose Huntington’s disease, an inherited degenerative brain disorder that usually begins between ages 35 and 50 and progressively leads to physical impairment, dementia and death.

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Sustainability, Leed Certification, Recycling, Energy Conservation, diversion rate, Baylor University

Baylor Releases Three-Year Status Report on Sustainability

Baylor University has released the first report that details its numerous environmental achievements in waste reduction, recycling and energy conservation since 2007.

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Matt Lauer, Michael Bloomberg, Cancer Research Institute, Through the Kitchen, Charity Benefit, Irvington Institute For Immunological Research

“Through the Kitchen” at the Four Seasons

Through The Kitchen is a themed benefit for the Irvington Institute Fellowship Program of the Cancer Research Institute, which supports young scientists in immunology and tumor immunology.







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