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In China, Online Gamers Raking in the Cash

...ames worldwide who do not have time or patience to advance to higher levels or acquire virtual items often outsource the uninteresting parts of game play to so-called "gold-farming factories". China, with its cheap labour and low operational costs, has become a hub of such gold farms that export the online...

An Inconvenient Truth-Coal to Liquid

...ficiency of converting coal to liquid fuel well in advance of national discussions of the process. At the UK Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), Burt Davis is refining the process to identify ways to reduce or capture carbon dioxide generated by the Fischer-Tropsch method of converting coal to diese...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

... The researchers said that they would continue to advance the promising method to treat cancer, which is being featured in a special issue of Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment....

Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk

... is published in the Annals of Internal Medicine's advance online edition. Dr. Saverio Stranges, lead author of the study, says it's not clear why selenium would be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. "No single study can provide the answer to a scientific question, but at this time...

Experts Propose New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

...ver, admit that validation studies are required to advance the new criteria and optimise their sensitivity, specificity and accuracy. "When effective disease-modifying medications are available, the argument for such biologically based studies will be even more compelling," conclude the authors. "These p...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...bruzzese says that the phase I clinical trial will advance under a National Cancer Institute Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in pancreatic cancer. SPORE awards are designed to translate scientific findings into the clinic. "There are no good options for pancreatic cancer patients ...

Selenium Supplements may Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

...dy, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine's advance online edition, doesn't prove that selenium supplements cause type 2 diabetes, however, the researchers write that selenium supplements don't appear to prevent type 2 diabetes and "may increase risk for the disease." Selenium is a naturally occurri...

Scientists Revealed the Key Molecule That Controls Pain

...n the top scientific journal Nature could rapidly advance research into the next generation of painkillers for relief of chronic conditions such as migraine and backache. Complete and lasting relief of chronic pain is rare and often the clinical goal is pain management through one or more medicationsBut no...

Protein Interaction is a Drug Target for Blood Clot Prevention

...clots. In a study appearing online on July 12 in advance of publication in the August print issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Mark Ginsberg and colleagues from the University of California San Diego show that the binding of the protein talin to alpha-IIb beta 3 is critical for integrin activa...

A New Monoclonal Antibody Kills Cancer Cells

...sburgh School of Medicine report a significant new advance in the search for an effective treatment for human liver cancer in the July issue of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Using a newly available monoclonal antibody, they demonstrated significant reductions in tumor cell proliferation and survival in h...

Src Inhibitors in Breast Cancer Therapy

...ndent. In a study appearing online on July 12 in advance of publication in the August print issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Joyce Slingerland and colleagues from the University of Miami shed further light on the mechanisms regulating ER-alpha expression levels during breast cancer. In thei...

Eap1 in the Brain Regulates the Female Reproductive Cycle

...clear. In a study appearing online on July 12 in advance of publication in the August print issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Sergio Ojeda and colleagues from Oregon Health & Science University report that the gene enhanced at puberty 1 (EPA1) acts as a regulator of the neuronal signaling tha...

Autoimmune Response in Multiple Sclerosis

...EAE/MS. In a study appearing online on July 12 in advance of publication in the August print issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Eli Sercarz and colleagues from the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies immunized mice with an epitope of MBP known as Ac19, which resulted in a single episod...

Study Shows Positive Results for Zestra(R) Feminine Arousal Fluid

...r commitment to research demonstrate our intent to advance the science of female sexual health and provide a meaningful and safe solution for women today." Despite a decade of prescription pharmaceutical research in female sexual disorders, and several effective prescription treatments for erectile dysfuncti...

Genes Play Major Role in Determining Individual's Sour Taste Perception

...psychologist. In the study, published online in advance of print in the journal Chemical Senses, researchers tested 74 pairs of monozygotic (MZ, identical) twins and 35 pairs of dizygotic (DZ, fraternal) twins to determine the lowest concentration needed for each twin to correctly identify a citric acid s...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Have Adapted Real-time 3-D Ultrasound Imaging Devices

...in selected areas of the body prior to surgery, an advance that may spare patients from use of general anesthesia and sends them home faster and with less need for pain medication. Mayo anesthesiologists have demonstrated the benefits of real-time 3-D ultrasound in nerve blockade in more than 150 surgeries ...

Hyperthermia With Chemotherapy Improves Sarcoma Healing

...n applied already to a large number of patients in advance of surgery. The well respected study results from the Clinical Co-operation Group Hyperthermia, which has existed since 1999 between the GSF National Research Centre for Environment and Health in Munich-Neuherberg and the Grohadern Medical Centre o...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

...ecades later.The research, reported in the July 15 advance online publication of the journal Nature Medicine, focuses on the major human pathogen group A Streptococcus (strep.) Among the most important of all human infectious disease agents, strep is responsible for a wide range of diseases, ranging from s...

Health Insurance- Play It Safe And Reap The Benefits

...r that. Were supposed to send reminders a month in advance but sometimes because of negligence or system flaws it doesnt happen, he adds. Most insurance companies, however, give a grace period of seven days, which can be extended to 15 days in case of extreme circumstances, under which a policy can be rene...

New Technology Transforming Life for the Deaf

... -- the last one was in Montreal, Canada -- is "to advance recognition of sign language in national legislations," says co-organiser Ana Maria Vazquez, a university sign language specialist. But at the same time the meeting is also an opportunity for deaf people to share their experiences and knowledge in ...

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