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Biophysical method may help to recover hearing

... methodology that may help to overcome hearing deficits, and potentially remedy even substantial hearing loss. The authors propose a method of retuning ... Their findings indicate that biophysically realistic modifications could remedy even substantial hearing loss. Moreover, with a recently designed ...

First trial in patients with a potential treatment of the incurable ALS muscle disease

... Leuven (Belgium), Stockholm (Sweden) Permission has been granted to start the first safety and tolerability trial on patients for a remedy for ALS. ALS is an incurable, paralyzing neurodegenerative disorder that strikes 5 persons in every 100,000. The disease commonly affects healthy ...

Research-based undergraduate course expands beyond Washington University

... regions in the sequence data for their fosmid. Students then design and order additional sequencing reactions that will generate the data needed to remedy these problem areas. Weekly orders are processed simultaneously (and hence cost-effectively) at Washington University's Genome Sequencing Center. ...

Lung airway cells activate vitamin D and increase immune response

... for people living in northern latitudes. While vitamin D can be generated through sun exposure, such exposure is generally not recommended as a remedy because of skin cancer risks. Instead, supplements can be used. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended that the vitamin D ...

BioScience tip sheet, November 2008

... Current economic incentives and property law exacerbate the trend. Reform in these areas and the development of ecosystem service districts could remedy this social trap. Seeing the Wood for the Trees: An Analysis of Evolutionary Diagrams in Biology Textbooks. Kefyn M. Catley and Laura R. ....

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 24, 2008

... weed" shows promise in lab studies Journal of Natural Products Move over, Viagra! Researchers in Italy report that an ancient Chinese herbal remedy known as "horny goat weed" shows potential in lab studies as source for new future drugs to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). The study, which ...

Rapid test for pathogens developed by K-State researchers

... MANHATTAN, KAN. -- Dangerous disease often spreads faster than it takes to diagnose it in the lab. To remedy that, researchers at Kansas State University have developed a test to bring that time from days down to hours. Sanjeev Narayanan, assistant ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 6, 2008

... could be exposed to up to one hundred thousand times the normal pesticide dose. "The risk of contamination is obvious," says Castillo. To remedy the problem, Swedish scientists in 1993 developed the biobed. Built from layers of grass, clay and a biomixture of straw, peat and soil approximately ...

Fuel from cellulose

... Hydrogen technology and solar energy will very probably provide the solution to our global energy problemin the long term. For an initial quick remedy we may look to bioenergy. Biomass can be used to generate alternative carbon-based liquid fuels, allowing the continued use of current automotive ...

New publication addresses safety of imported foods

... Emerging Issues in Food Safety, thoroughly explains one of the greatest weaknesses in the U.S. food safety system and outlines steps necessary to remedy it. "Food safety concerns have become a crucial public health issue. Perhaps most alarming of these is the questionable safety of many imported ...

Rising energy, food prices major threats to wetlands as farmers eye new areas for crops

... based on universally-accepted definitions, which as yet do not exist. They call on the 158 nations that are party to the Ramsar Convention to help remedy these and other yawning information gaps. They warn against creating energy and food croplands at the expense of natural vegetation and of ...

Meeting to highlight health impacts of smell and taste

... (Wednesday, July 23, Symposium, 8:00 to 10:15 a.m., Grand Ballroom C) When Chronic Sinusitis Impairs Smell A glance down the sinus remedy aisle of your local drug store only hints at the impact of chronic sinusitis in the United States. More than 30 million Americans have chronic ...

Sounding out heart problems automatically

... low frequency heart sounds makes this task even more difficult. The automatic classification of heart sounds based on Ari and Saha's technique could remedy these failings. ...

Killer fungus spells disaster for wheat

... Ug99s progress. They hope to slow its spread by spraying fungicide or even stopping farmers from planting wheat in the spores path. The only real remedy will be new wheat varieties that resist Ug99, and they may not be ready for five years. The fungus has just pulled ahead in the race. Ug99, a ...

Researchers discover the structural alphabet of RNA

... into account by conventional modelling algorithms. The result can be incomplete or erroneous models which can mislead researchers. The attempt to remedy this problem led Franois Major, principal investigator at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer of the UdeM and professor in the ...

Carnegie Mellon researchers create invisibiity cloak

... physical dimension. What we are doing is creating a novel technique to control the architecture of nanoparticles that will remedy many of the problems associated with the application of nanomaterials that are so essential to business sectors such as the aerospace and cosmetics ...

Quantum weirdness, parallel worlds, dinosaur poop, and the ultimate fate of the universe...

... the world but not about the world itself, says Folger. There is no widespread agreement on what the theory says about reality. Penrose hopes to remedy this. His experiment would consist of observing the effect of gravity on a tiny mirror the size of a speck of dust, showing that it can reside in two ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 7, 2007

... In the new study, Weimin Zhao and colleagues indicate that dragons blood has been used for years in China and other countries as a folk remedy for stomach ulcers, blood clots, and other conditions. Researchers, however, have never identified the active ingredients in dragons blood ...

Microbial biofilms evoke Jekyll & Hyde effects

... streptococci, and become inflamed. As the biofilms are resistant to antibiotics and the immune systems white blood cells, very often the only remedy is surgery, to replace a damaged valve, which can itself cause problems. The hope is that greater understanding will yield new drugs that reach the ...

Improving science, technology in Africa is aim as G-8, African, UN experts convene in Berlin

... and technology to tackle its endemic problems of poverty, disease, inequity, and environmental degradation. Commitments made to help Africans remedy that must be met swiftly and UNU is honoured to facilitate this landmark meeting between African and G 8 experts. The meeting was first suggested ...

New drug makes weight loss safer

... falling into the category of obese and at greater risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Until now, there has been no safe, long-term medical remedy that tackles unwanted weight gain. Dr. Nir Barak of Tel Aviv Universitys Sackler School of Medicine has developed what could be a new ...

Mixing large doses of both acetaminophen painkiller and caffeine may increase risk of liver damage

... are also higher for those who take large amounts of medications that combine both acetaminophen and caffeine, which are often used together as a remedy for migraine headaches, arthritis and other conditions. The researchers are currently studying the mechanism by which this toxic interaction ...

HIVMA opposes The Gambia's unproven AIDS remedy

... living with HIV/AIDS. On the other hand, the remedy President Jammeh is promoting is untested. It is ... regardless of the source. If President Jammeh’s remedy is as effective as he claims, it will stand up to ... we urge patients receiving his unproven herbal remedy to resume taking their antiretroviral ...

Honey helps problem wounds

... A household remedy millennia old is being reinstated: honey helps the treatment of some ... from Düsseldorf, Homburg and Berlin, the Bonn medical staff now want to remedy this. With the Woundpecker Data Bank, which they have developed ...

Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine

... used celery and saffron for rheumatism, which are currently topics of pharmaceutical research, and pomegranate was used to eradicate tapeworms, a remedy that remained in clinical use until 50 years ago. "Many of the ancient remedies we discovered survived into the 20th century and, indeed, some ...

Woven scaffolds could improve cartilage repair

... Farshid Guilak, Ph.D., director of orthopedic research at Duke and senior member of the research team. "We don't currently have a satisfactory remedy for people who suffer a cartilage-damaging injury," Guilak said. "There is a real need for a new approach to treating these injuries. One of the ...

Stem cell transplants explored at Stanford as a possible treatment for hearing loss

... focused on two paths: drug therapy -which could be as simple as an application of ear drops - and stem cell transplantation into the inner ear to remedy hearing loss. Currently he's working on perfecting the steps toward eventual stem cell transplantation into humans, with the goal of first ...

Health Canada approves cold and flu medicine

... Health Canada, the Canadian government regulatory agency, has approved wide-ranging new health claims for COLD-fX®, the most popular cold/flu remedy in Canada. After an extensive review, the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) ?a division of Health Canada responsible for evaluating the ...

Cellulose nanocrystal research could lead to new vaccines, computer inks

... the crystals because the printers?main focus is precision. Nanocrystals are tiny and pose many difficulties to the people using them. A typical remedy involves converting the nanocrystals to a powder. This has risks as well, as the powder can be a serious health hazard if inhaled. The ink jet ...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

... and stomach ailments, particularly during pregnancy. The clay was rich in kaolinite. (Kaolinite is the major ingredient in the over the counter remedy Kaopectate). But one day, they ran out of clay and moved over to another mountain and people began dying. We wanted to know why." The key to ...

Researchers find cause of frontotemporal dementia

... that too little progranulin underlies FTD. New diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities This discovery does not directly result in a new remedy for FTD patients ?a lot more research is needed for that. But this finding does offer the prospect of a new treatment for FTD and possibly also for ...

New genetic test can detect clam disease

... and aquaculture operations is to keep infection levels as low as possible and try to keep seed clams free of the disease. One possible remedy may be rotating shellfish crops, much like farmers do on land. ...

Corn grain mould used as pesticide

... "The consequence is drastic impairment of growth and of other types of development." 'Good' mould displaces its highly toxic cousin The remedy may lie in the idea of US researchers Dr. Peter J. Cotty, which is both simple and ingenious. "In addition to the dangerous strain aspergillus flavus ...

Shift of weather patterns necessitates rethinking of reforestation methods

... of new to hot dry conditions before they've had a chance to acclimate and recover from the stress of planting. Rethinking planting time could remedy the loss due to droughty conditions, Taylor said. Traditional methods prescribe planting in the winter, but conditions ?primarily soil moisture and ...
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