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University of Tennessee research uncovers subglacial life beneath Antarctic ice sheet

8/20/2014
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, research finds life can persist in a cold, dark world. A UT microbiology assistant professor was part of a team that examined waters and sediments from a shallow lake deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and found the extreme environment supports microbial ec... [Comments]University of Tennessee research uncovers subglacial life beneath Antarctic ice sheet

Information Update - Allergens and food safety at school - What's in your child's lunch?

8/20/2014
OTTAWA , Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ -  Issue Serious allergic reactions to food often happen without warning and can quickly become life threatening for some children.    What you should know As many as 1.2 million Canadians have food allergies and this number may be increasing, especially among children. Up to six per cent of children are estimated to have food allergies.... [Comments]

Seals introduced tuberculosis to the New World

8/20/2014
Scientists from the University of Tbingen, Arizona State University, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) isolated Mycobacterium pinnipedii from skeletons found in Peru which are at least 1000 years old. The pathogen is a relative of the TB bacterium that affects seals but only occasionally causes disease in humans today. These re... [Comments]

Signs of deforestation in Brazil

8/20/2014
Multiple fires are visible in in this image of the Para and Mato Grosso states of Brazil. Many of these were most likely intentionally set in order to deforest the land. Deforestation is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a nonforest use. Exa... [Comments]Signs of deforestation in Brazil

Biology Technology

Early bottlenecks in developing biopharmaceutical products delay commercialization

8/20/2014
An analysis of patented university inventions licensed to biotechnology firms has revealed early bottlenecks on the path to commercialization. To open these roadblocks, the researchers suggest that better communication of basic research results during the discovery stage could lead to faster co... [Comments]Early bottlenecks in developing biopharmaceutical products delay commercialization

Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory

8/20/2014
Grade school history lessons often have it that American Indians largely were wiped out by diseases such as whooping cough, chicken pox, influenza and tuberculosis brought to the New World by European explorers. One report says, while estimates vary, about 20 million people lived in the Americas shortly before Europeans arrived, and roughly 95 percent of them were killed by European diseases.... [Comments]

Seeing a molecule breathe

8/20/2014
For the first time, chemists have succeeded in measuring vibrational motion of a single molecule with a femtosecond time resolution. The study reveals how vibration of a single molecule differs from the behaviour of larger molecular groups. The study was performed at the University of California, Irvine, where post-doctoral researcher Eero Hulkko from the University of Jyvskyl works as... [Comments]

Neurotrope To Host Conference Call

8/20/2014
PLANTATION, Fla. , Aug. 20, 2014 Neurotrope, Inc. (OTCQB: NTRP) today announced that it will host a conference call to provide an update on Company activities. Access information:Date:Tuesday, August 26, 2014Time:4:30 p.m. Eastern daylight timeDial-in numbers:(888) 505-4369 (U.S. and Canada) or (719) 325-2315 Conference ID number: 9126599 Live web cast: www.neurotropebioscienc... [Comments]

Medicine News

Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

8/20/2014
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Hundreds of Mirena IUD lawsuits ( http://www.themirenalawsuitcenter.com/ ) filed on behalf of women who were allegedly injured due to spontaneous migration of the IUD continue to move forward in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Case Management Order issued on August 15, 2014, the Court has establi... [Comments]

Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens

8/20/2014
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pigs' hearts transplanted into baboons survived for more than a year, which is twice as long as previously achieved, researchers report. The work is part of efforts to find ways to use animal organs to shorten transplant waiting lists. In this stud... [Comments]Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

8/20/2014
By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's extremely rare, colds, flu and other minor infections might trigger a strong but brief period of elevated risk for stroke in children, a new study suggests. Just five out of 100,000... [Comments]Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

8/20/2014
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Loss of brain cells that act as a "sleep switch" may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests. In Alzheimer's patients, sleep disruption can be especially severe and often results in nighttime confu... [Comments]Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells 

Medicine Technology

The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment)

8/20/2014
NEW YORK , Aug. 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) http://www.reportlinker.com/p01618925/The-Market-for-Hospital-Acquired-Infection-Control-Sterilization-Disinfection-Testing-and-Treatment.html Given... [Comments]

The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry

8/20/2014
NEW YORK , Aug. 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01618927/The-Impact-of-Healthcare-Reform-PPACA-On-the-US-IVD-Industry.html The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (H.R. 3590) is complex legislation... [Comments]

Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

8/20/2014
NEW YORK , Aug. 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0943053/Personal-Accident-and-Health-Insurance-in-France-Key-Trends-and-Opportunities-to-2018.html Synopsis The report provides in depth... [Comments]

Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017

8/20/2014
NEW YORK , Aug. 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01044771/Personal-Accident-and-Health-Insurance-in-Canada-Key-Trends-and-Opportunities-to-2017.html Synopsis The report provides in dept... [Comments]

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