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  • Briefs: Cryogenic treatment of heart diseases

    Russia has made its first steps in the cryogenic treatment of heart arrhythmia. A new method was recently implemented by specialists at the V. A. Almazov Federal Heart, Blood and Endocrinology Centre in St. Petersburg. Cryotechnology is used for...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Legionnaires’ disease

    Two outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease are in the news: - Thirteen deaths have occurred among 85 patients who contracted Legionnaires' disease in the northern French prefecture of Pas-de-Calais. The main cause of the outbreak is a cooling tower at...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Magnetic Resonance Imagery (MRI) for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

    A microscopic Magnetic Resonance Imagery (MRI) protocol designed at CEA-I²BM enables high-resolution visualization of amyloid plaques, associated with Alzheimer’s disease, 15-20 years before the first signs of dementia and memory loss appear.

    • Publication date : 2012/11/28
  • Cryoablation puts a chill on ovarian cancer tumors

    Cryoablation of ovarian cancer could offer an alternative to surgery or chemotherapy for patients whose disease is in the late stages and oligometastatic, according to recent research published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

    • Publication date : 2012/07/24
  • Efficient cooling methods to reduce heat stress in pigs

    Microclimate parameters such as air temperature and humidity are important indicators of animal welfare. Besides, heat stress is more detrimental to productivity in the swine...

    • Publication date : 2020/10/22
  • Refrigeration and COVID-19: list of resources

    List of resources (guides, recommendations, information) regularly updated concerning the COVID-19 and the refrigeration sector.

    • Publication date : 2020/05/26
  • Refrigeration reduces the glycemic index of cooked rice

    Several studies highlight the benefits of refrigeration on the glycaemic index of rice, which is important in the control of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

    • Publication date : 2022/12/05
    • Subjects: General information
  • World’s most powerful MRI machines push the limits of human imaging

    Latest MRI machines, developed in the US and in France and designed to operate under ultra-high magnetic strength thanks to giant superconducting magnets, should notably allow major advances in the understanding of neurological diseases.

    • Publication date : 2019/02/28
  • The incidence of foodborne infections in France

    A report, dated May 10, 2004, from the French Health Monitoring Agency (InVS) evaluated, from the analysis of available data, the incidence of foodborne infections in France. Over 200 diseases of bacterial, viral and parasitic or toxic origin are...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/15
  • First World Ventilation Day set for November 8

    World Ventilation Day will be inaugurated on 8th November 2022, at the initiative of several organisations around the world including UNEP.

    • Publication date : 2022/11/07
    • Subjects: General information
  • Brief: PathogenCombat

    PathogenCombat is an EU project designed to combat foodborne diseases and when, why and how these are spread and involves 44 teams from 16 countries. Researchers involved in the project meet regularly at workshops. PathogenCombat's mission is:...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • COVID-19 news in the HVAC&R sector

    The IIR reviews the available information on the possible impact of air conditioning on the spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations for the operation and maintenance of HVAC systems. Furthermore, several...

    • Publication date : 2020/04/05
  • Brief: WHO

    WHO has donated three walk-in vaccine storage cold rooms worth 1.5 million birr (over 140 000 €) to Ethiopia. Two of the 30 m3 cold rooms were installed in Addis Ababa and the other in Mekele. They will be used to store USD 5 million worth of...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Briefs: Africa's first bio-bank

    South Africa's first bio-bank, a cold storage facility where samples from HIV clinical trials and other diseases can be stored for years to support future medical research, was launched recently. The state-of-the-art facility in Johannesburg is...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Refrigeration education!

    "Eat Smart and Be Smart" is the slogan of the social marketing campaign that was launched in Barbados on July 12, 2005 by the Barbados Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). The aim of the campaign...

    • Publication date : 2005/09/30