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Controversial deal on public access of the human genome map

...lic databank called ' Genbank ', which will allow academic users to download a specific amount of information with no hang-up, but beyond which the academic must disclaim rights to use such information commercially. Commercial users will however have to pay...

Teens turning to Internet for medical queries

...e were personal queries and some were based on the academic projects that they were involved with.Topics most frequently researched include sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), diet, exercise, sexual behaviors, violence and alcohol use, among others. Boys were just as likely to turn on their computers in sea...

Biotechnology industry expected to grow into a three billion dollar industry by 2002

...and added that India needed to invest resources in academic and industrial biotech sectors both in research and development as well as infrastructure to harness its potential. The report projected a pyramidal structure for the sector with a few top biotech (Pharma-biotech) companies with fully integrated man...

Drinking arsenic water leads to cancer

...st decade, said Zafar Adeel, the U.N. university's academic program officer on environment and sustainable development. The world bank has given huge funds in support with this, to preserve rain water to filtering off pond water....

Nobel laureates in chemistry

...ions. The achievements are of great importance for academic research, for the development of new drugs and materials, and are being used in many industrial syntheses of pharmaceutical products. // This year Nobel Prize in Chemistry concerns the way in which certain chiral molecules can be used to speed up ...

Short stature -a problem

...between five and 16, were tested for intelligence, academic achievement, social skills and behaviour problems before starting growth hormone therapy. They were examined again over a three-year period after starting treatment. Scientists initially found the children suffered a significant level of emotional ...

GlaxoSmithKline To Cultivate Non-Smoking Environment

...rget of 10,000 patients. It had also sponsored the academic grant for the global initiative for obstructive lung disease in order to promote educating the public for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the National Conference on pulmonary diseases. Currently, the drug is priced at Rs. 40 for a 150-mg t...

Hyperactivity Drug Can Be Added to Food

... disorder marked by impulsiveness, difficulty with academic and social functioning and short attention span. ADHD is commonly treated with the stimulant drug methylphenidate (Ritalin), the active ingredient in Metadate. The researchers report their findings in the April issue of the Journal of the American A...

Ulcer Surgery connected to danger of Pancreatic Cancer

...ts with peptic ulcers who underwent surgery at the academic medical center of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands had an almost twofold higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer up to 40 years after the procedure than those in the general Dutch population. Furthermore, that risk appears to incr...

What makes young girls smoke

...rom a one-parent household, drinking alcohol, poor academic performance, and poor conduct. NHLBI Director, Claude Lenfant, M.D., says, "Getting youths not to start smoking has been very hard. Many environmental, social, and psychological factors are involved in determining which youths are at most risk." Lea...

Short stature -a problem

...between five and 16, were tested for intelligence, academic achievement, social skills and behaviour problems before starting growth hormone therapy. They were examined again over a three-year period after starting treatment. Scientists initially found the children suffered a significant level of emotional ...

Want to have a nice day? Eat breakfast!

...d //the effects of eating school breakfast, on the academic and emotional functioning of more than 100 children. Researchers found that children who ate school breakfast, in addition to improving their psychological dimensions also improved their maths grades, attendance and punctuality. They found that child...

New standards for Human Research Safety

...hers receive. The program would include hospitals, academic medical centers and other facilities who would volunteer to have their research methods evaluated for accreditation by the health care groups. A fee would be charged for accreditation....

Stress may Worsen Acne

...ed in this study.Each participant had at least one academic examination within the time of the study.// Exam sessions are common sources of stress for students. Stress levels were recorded using the Perceived Stress Scale, which measures perceptions of life stress, including how often subjects perceived their...

Meditation Works Medically

... the widespread use of meditation in hospitals and academic medical centers, the authors of the study say it is a very important topic. Most research has focused on changes that occur during meditation and not as a result of meditation. Whereas these studies have been informative, they tell us little about ch...

Low Birth Weight infants could have Problems in the Future

...e children are likely to have a lower IQ and lower academic achievement scores than children born at a normal ...varia (Germany) or Holland. The children underwent academic tests when they were between 8 and 11 years old. Information about the children’s academic levels wa...

Does Success in School Differ From the Real World Success ?

...t one’s cognitive abilities predict success in the academic world and professional world has been controversia...for job success is different than what is need for academic success. Scientists from the University of Illinois tested whether abilities related to performance ...

Tissue Transfer for Skin Cancer

...a plastic surgeon. Dr. Wax says there are about 50 academic centers in the country doing this procedure....

Fitness The key To Reduce The Risk Of Heart Disease In Women

...ease risk. The study included 936 women from four academic medical centers. The women had a coronary angiography and were followed for about four years. The women also underwent tests including measures of obesity and physical fitness scores. 76 percent of the women were overweight, 70 percent had very littl...

Stress Found To Worsen Acne In Teenagers

...d in this study. Each participant had at least one academic examination within the time of the study. Exam sessions are common sources of stress for students. Stress levels were recorded using the Perceived Stress Scale, which measures perceptions of life stress, including how often subjects perceived their l...

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