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Preventive Tips for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

According to Dr. Diane Calello, NJ Poison Control Center Executive and Medical Director, Rutgers NJ Medical School's Department of Emergency MedicineSevere weather results in illness and deaths from hypothermia and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, as well as exposures to a variety of substances. Carbon monoxide is known as the "Silent Killer" for a reason. It is a gas that gives no warning, can not see it, smell it or taste it. The good news: These exposures are preventable.

Comparison Of Microbial Community On ISS And Homes On Earth

According to researchers, Microbiologists at the University of California, Davis who analyzed swabs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) and compared them with samples from homes on earth as well as the Human Microbiome Project found that the microbial community in this unique habitat was very diverse and more closely resembled that of homes than of humans. This has been published in PeerJ.

A New Chemical Pathway that Helps the Brain Detect Different Tastes

Until now, many scientists believed that a single protein – TRPM5 – acted as a gatekeeper for tasting these delectable foods. Remove TRPM5 from a person's taste cells, and they would not be able to identify sweet, bitter or savory foods. A new study challenges this thinking. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ), finds that a second protein – TRPM4 – performs a similar role in the taste system.

MossRehab Renewed Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

MossRehab 's Drucker Brain Injury Unit and the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) – both part of Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia – received their renewal grant for the 5th time from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to continue as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System .