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FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward

...le. While available evidence does not suggest that all materials with nanoscale dimensions will be hazardous, the Task Force correctly concludes that the agency needs new safety assessment tools, greater nano-specific staff expertise and more risk research to assess the likelihood of long-term health eff...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...eurosciences at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. And, by all accounts, that focus will likely begin to pay off ...s made sense, because patients with Down syndrome, all of whom inherit an extra chromosome 21, typically develop early brain plaques and tangles. Then sci...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...arly matched that of mice. Dr. Epstein says that all cases showed a suppression of CD83 and CD28, two g...ur. It becomes even more necessary when we look at all the immunotherapies that are becoming available or are beginning to emerge from research," Dr. Epste...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...ormonal disorder that affects around 10 percent of all women of child-bearing years. A total of 296 eggs were collected from the patients, of which 290 were immature, ESHRE said in a press release. They were then matured in the laboratory for 24-48 hours, and were frozen for several months and then t...

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

...established procedure, this is the first time that all these procedures have been linked into a successful birth. Three more women from the 20 participants in the study are also now pregnant, giving a 20pct overall success rate. The success shows that eggs that have been matured in the test tube and th...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...experiments on mice. "This antibody neutralizes all strains of SARS we tested and is likely to neutralize all strains of the virus with known sequences. There are no other reports for such antibodies available,...

Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...hinese firms who will supply produce for the Games all have a fairly high level in terms of quality, and their goods meet international standards," Tang said. The government is also trying to extend tighter food security beyond the Olympic Games to the rest of the capital of 15 million people. The ce...

One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

...ation. The interviewees were asked questions about all symptoms of alcohol abuse and dependence. They were also diagnosed for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorder, and other psychiatric conditions. The researchers say that during the 12 months prior to the survey, 8...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...setting up a global tracing and tracking system on all tobacco products to identify smugglers and counter... proposal to draft a new international law banning all cross-border advertising of cigarette products. "Cross-border advertising has a big impact on popu...

Live Earth Will Make the World More Aware of the Crisis Facing the Earth, Hopes Al Gore

...Antarctic Survey Station in Antarctica will ensure all seven continents are included. There will be saturation coverage from TV, radio, the internet and at more than 6,000 parties in 119 countries. Gore will use it to urge people to sign a seven-point pledge calling on governments to agree, within two ...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...patients with an average age of 57 were recruited, all seriously affected by RA which they had suffered f...rlin, who co-led the study, said: "I think we were all surprised to see such meaningful results. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most difficult medical ...

Alcohol Abuse, Addiction Hits 3 of 10 Americans

...ical Center in New York found that 17.8 percent of all those questioned reported having experienced alcohol abuse during their lives. They found that alcohol abuse began on average at the age of 22.5 years, and dependence on average began earlier, at 21.9. But the average age at which people first go...

Son Donates Part of Liver to Ailing Father, Transplant Successful

... back to 90 per cent of its former size and regain all its previous functions. Stephen said his son's ges...of a transplant I couldn't believe it. I'm feeling all right, considering. They're talking about me being discharged very soon." This was the NHS's first...

Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

...peer-reviewed clinical and experimental reports on all aspects of cardiovascular disease in the elderly. A second study was completed during the same period comparing the relative improvement of lower limb ischemia (lack of blood supply) between transplantation of autologous peripheral blood stem cells...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...esearch laboratory at Texas A&M University to stop all work on select agents and toxins. The CDC is inv...shine Project, ordered the lab to stop its work on all select agents and toxins until further notice. Von Roebuck, a CDC spokesman, said that the agency ...

Manmohan Singh to Inaugurate Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Conference

... drinking water supply projects and sanitation for all in the rural areas of the country by 2012. The c... use of technology for planning and sanitation for all by 2012 with focus on aged, especially abled and children and solid and liquid waste management. E...

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...from a sustained streak of binge drinking behavior all the way to serious physiological addiction to alcohol. Columbia University Medical Centre analyzed a survey of 43,093 people done in 2001 and 2002. Dr Deborah Hasin, from the Columbia University Medical Center and her colleagues analyzed the data ...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...ries . It has also left puddles of standing water all over the place, leading health officials to warn against the dangers of disease-carrying mosquitoes. "When we have more rain like this, our mosquito population can go up, and more contact with mosquitoes means a greater possibility of mosquito-born...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...e appears to be a total block to puberty in almost all the non-breeding mole-rats so that their hormones are kept down and their reproductive tracts are under-developed, Dr Chris Faulkes, a senior lecturer at the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, said. Currentl...

Translating Structure into Function

... so many ways that the approach can go wrong. Were all very gratified. For their experiments, the team extracted an enzyme from a bacterium known as Thermotoga maritima, a microbe that normally lives at very high temperatures and pressures near volcanic ocean vents. Its structure was determined as a pa...

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