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Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

... The discovery of two effective antibodies has the advantage that a newly emergent variation of the SARS coronavirus might be insensitive to neutralization with one, but still susceptible to the other. "Our results demonstrate novel potential antibody-based therapeutics against SARS that could be used alone...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...eveloped market and transnational crime that takes advantage of smuggling opportunities, said Bettcher. But the WHO is convinced that tighter laws on the tobacco industry could save 200 million lives by 2050, he said. Bettcher was one of several tobacco industry experts attending an international conferenc...

Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...4,819 in 2002 to 102,426 as couples rushed to take advantage of the existing funding arrangements. The following year, when the new reimbursement rules were implemented, total activity dropped by nearly 50 per cent to 60,425. Significantly, this was a persistent effect because the number of cycles remained a...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

...time that rash has been associated with a survival advantage with EGFR inhibitors - a class of drugs which includes erlotinib, cetuximab, panitumumab and others designed to block overproduction of the epidermal growth factor receptor - but it is the most detailed analysis to date. The study, published in the...

Pete Doherty Gets a Rehab or Jail Ultimatum

... "If you go to this place to have detox and take advantage of it then we will see what sentence is appropriate when you next come. But if you do not I can tell you now that you will go into custody," The Sun quoted District Judge Davinder Lachhar, as stating in the courtroom. Speaking to reporters outside ...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

... brain. This finding makes sense if evolutionary advantage is considered, Zukowska said. If you can store fat for times of hardship, you have a fat reserve that can be turned into energy for the next fight. The same mechanism may be happening in humans, she said. An accumulation of chronic stressors, like ...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

...he persistence of genetic changes that confer some advantage because it has been instrumental. What this study does is to reinforce and highlight the equal, and in some cases greater, importance of neutral genetic drift," Katsanis added. Katsanis and his team first stumbled onto one type of repeat element w...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

...n the liver. According to Bartlett this is a major advantage because long-term drinkers often have liver damage. In addition, the drug has the potential to be considered as a treatment for addictions such as gambling and painkillers. The University of California researchers, together with the U.S. National I...

Understanding the Mechanism Underlying Embryo Development

...es (the SiMBioSys) in the CeRQT, explains that the advantage of these modelling techniques is that they can simulate genetic and cell interactions as a set of mathematical equations and, therefore, to determine the feasibility of a biological mechanism. In order to study the stability of the system they condu...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...said. The new mouse lung transplant model has an advantage over those in rats and larger animals because the genetics of mice are well documented and their genes are easier to manipulate. With the mice, we can selectively delete genes to study their function in the transplanted lung or in the recipient, w...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

...est when the second punch is timed to take maximum advantage of the first one, according to results of studies at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Neuroblastoma is a pediatric solid tumor that arises from cells in the peripheral nervous system. The finding holds promise for improving neuroblastoma trea...

Plants Respond to Changing Environment

... cycle such as germination and flowering, to take advantage of environmental conditions. They can also repress growth when their environment is not favourable. This involves many complex signalling pathways which are integrated by the plant growth hormone gibberellin. Publishing in the journal Current Biolo...

Three Doctors Charged So Far in the UK Bombing Case

...ed to Australia last year so his cousin could take advantage of remaining minutes of call-time. .Meanwhile, Jordanian doctor Mohammed Asha, 26, and two trainee doctors aged 24 and 27, whose identities have not yet emerged, remained in custody this weekend. Scotland Yard said today a magistrate had granted ...

'Sexually Active' Malawians Urged to Take HIV Tests

...alawians to go for the tests. We also want to take advantage to reach them with correct information on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support," Nyangulu said. She said about 650,000 Malawians go for voluntary HIV tests every year. President Bingu wa Mutharika has said he wanted at least one million Ma...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

..., a bacteriophage provided the bacterium a genetic advantage that turned a relatively benign pathogen into a potential deadly disease agent. A gene present on the bacteriophage acquired by the M1T1 strep encodes an enzyme that allows the bacteria to escape being trapped and killed by neutrophils white blood ...

Walking Upright Saves Humans 75 Pc More Energy Compared to Apes

... have provided early hominids with an evolutionary advantage over other apes by reducing the cost of foraging for food, said Herman Pontzer, Ph.D., assistant professor of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. "Walking upright on two legs is a defining feature that makes us hu...

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

...tand that they can live without cigarettes. Taking advantage of this jump-start helps them to stay quit after leaving the hospital. The reviewers evaluated 33 studies that included nearly 14,500 adults who had smoked cigarettes within the past month. Patients received advice to quit smoking and/or behavioral ...

Apples and Lentils Could Help You to Shed Off Those Extra Pounds!

...ing - people are less inclined to feel hungry. One advantage of this type of diet is that it is more likely to be maintained than other strict diets on which people feel hungry," Elliott, a professor at the University of Sydney, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, added. Low glycemic index diets might also ...

Diet and Exercise Helps Reduce Weight After Pregnancy

...helping reduce body weight, exercise has the added advantage of improving the womens cardiovascular fitness and preserves fat-free mass dieting alone reduces fat-free mass, says Amanda Amorim, an epidemiologist working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....

'Sweet Herb' may Be Green Gold for Paraguay

... Besides its claims to safety, stevia has another advantage over aspartame: it is stable to 200 degrees C (390 degrees F) so it can be baked. A kilogram (2.2 pounds) of stevia crystals, extracted from 12 kilograms (26 pounds) of leaf, is worth 40 to 100 dollars, depending on its purity. Knowing that Parag...

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