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Shoulder Protection by Throwing Motion in Baseball Players

... can be a problem. Shoulder changes that go beyond adaptation can lead to pain and even growth plate injuries....

Theory of How HIV Attacks is Wrong: Study

...dly," he said in an e-mail interview. "The virus adaptation hypothesis requires a lot more experimental investigation, however, and is only a tentative conclusion."...

Gene Responsible for Ageing Process Discovered and Calorie Restriction Could Help

.... Some scientists suggested it was an evolutionary adaptation to surviving hard times until enough food became available. The longevity-associated gene identified by Dr Dillin and his colleagues is known as PHA-4 - the name of the protein for which the gene is responsible. The same gene also exists in mice an...

Research Suggests Mens Sexual Behavior Adapts to Perceived Threats

A review of the latest research in sexual adaptation shows that evidence is building for what researchers call sperm competition. According to a review appearing in Current Directions in Psychological Science, physical and behavioral sexual characteristics exhibited by human males indicate that males ...

Research Throws Light on Adaptation of E.coli to Changing Conditions

...s interesting here is that the complex patterns of adaptation in the various pH regimes were so different among the groups and revealed the first empirical characterization of the intricacies of evolution in response to variable pH," explain the authors. "Plans for future studies include the extension of this e...

India Committed to Sustainable Development: PM

...o coordinate national action plans for assessment, adaptation and mitigation of climate change. The principal secretary to the prime minister will be its Convenor. Comprising 14 government representatives and eight non-government representatives, it will advise the government on pro-active measures that can ...

Its Boy and Girl Twins for Gurinder Chadha

...eak from films, and her latest project is the film adaptation of 80s hit Dallas....

Gene Responsible for Ageing Process Discovered – and Calorie Restriction Could Hel

.... Some scientists suggested it was an evolutionary adaptation to surviving hard times until enough food became available. The longevity-associated gene identified by Dr Dillin and his colleagues is known as PHA-4 - the name of the protein for which the gene is responsible. The same gene also exists in mice an...

Climate Change Threatens Sundarbans and World Heritage Sites

... the greatest threat and challenge for sustainable adaptation within South and Southeast Asia. A 45 cm rise in global sea levels would lead to the destruction of 75 percent of the Sundarbans mangroves," the report warned. The report, "Case Studies on Climate Change and World Heritage", features 26 examples - ...

Latest IPCC Report Highlights Need for Integrated Climate/human Behavior Models

...work of environmental scientists. This quest for adaptation strategies opens a new chapter in global environme...istic Earth system models, explains Noone. Human adaptation to a changing climate can take many forms, and can have both positive and negative environmental imp...

Programs to Prevent Falls Among Elders Not Doing Their Work

...conservatively and patients to be cautious during adaptation to new eye glasses. More than 1000 people above the age of 65 die from falls every year in Australia and more than 45,000 are admitted to hospital. Thirty per cent of people aged 65 and older fall at least once a year and falls account for 54 per...

Flies too Have Immune Memory!

...ally helpful." Harnessing the potential power of adaptation in the innate immune system might also be a boon i...protective effect. "It was really easy to show the adaptation part," she added. "Getting to the mechanism was the complicated part." In the study, the researche...

Secret to AIDS Resistance Is in the Blood

...a theorizes that the absence of CCR5 is due to the adaptation of AIDS-resistant monkeys to SIV infection over millennia, while the others only recently have been exposed to SIV or HIV so they have not developed resistance. Source-Newswise...

Shedding New Light on Proteorhodopsin

...respiratory capabilities. This would be a critical adaptation for seafaring microbes because the world’s oceans are permeated with “dead zones,” areas that lack sufficient oxygen to sustain life. Source-Bio-Bio Technoloy SRI...

Humble Cold to Combat Cancer

...rom the immune system. Seymour calls this new adaptation of the virus as ‘stealth virus’, meaning they are masked to escape detection. Seymour hopes to turn the strength of tumor into its weakness by using an effect of the tumor; suppressing the immune system in order to survive. In this manner the virus...

Protein Increase Decreases Risk of Heart Failure

..., "S100A1 appears to be a critical molecule to the adaptation of the heart to stress." Generally, mice survive heart attacks but within a few weeks go on to develop heart failure, he notes. But without S100A1, the researchers found a more rapid onset of heart failure, which includes a higher rate of heart cel...

Gazing Away During Conversation Would Increase Concentration

...dded that this probably would be a good method for adaptation in school so as to enhance the average students performance. IK...

Cooling Temperatures Help Crucian Carp

...d The carp developed this remarkable physiological adaptation as a way to avoid troublesome neighbors: predators... water such as lakes, they make another remarkable adaptation to avoid the mouths of predators: They shift shape to make themselves shorter and fatter, making it ...

Heat Avoidance Advice Insufficient During Heat Waves

...d to climate change, and is developing a statutory adaptation strategy to ensure that the infrastructure is appropriate for future climates. Climate change needs to be taken into account in health protection in Europe, she argues. It would be tragic if the main response to hotter summers is to install ineffi...

Repeated Weight loss Messages Have No Effect On Couch Potatoes

... was measured using standardized questions from an adaptation of the short version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Among specific findings: * The prevalence of overweight and obesity among adult Angelenos by race/ethnicity and gender was fairly typical of national samples. The combin...

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