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Shedding New Light on Proteorhodopsin

...tentially significant boost for efforts to develop alternatives to fossil fuel energy sources. Microbes that can simultaneously harvest energy from several different sources may be better at producing biofuels than microbes that can only utilize a single energy source. The results of this study appear in a pap...

Erectile Dysfunction from Bike Riding

...e. ? the range of treatments available (including alternatives to Viagra and similar drugs). ? the role of counseling. ? how to include your partner in discussing and treating erectile dysfunction. Source-Newswise RM...

Drug Used in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery may Increase Risk of Death

...ot appear prudent because safer and less expensive alternatives (i.e., aminocaproic acid and tranexamic acid) are available," the authors conclude. Source-Eurekalert...

Sentry Enzyme Blocks Two Paths to Parkinson’s Diseas

...en the molecule that normally prevents these fatal alternatives is missing, according to studies in mouse models by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Parkinson’s disease is a disease in which nerve cells in part of the brain called the substantia nigra die, resulting in the loss of dopami...

Allergy to Hair Dye Increasing

...mer market, but no satisfactory or widely accepted alternatives to these agents are available for use in permanent hair dye. Dermatologists report anecdotally that the frequency of positive reactions to PPD on patch testing is increasing. This was confirmed in a recent survey in London, which found a doubling i...

Skipping Breakfast and Fast Food Consumption - Leads to Weight Gain

...res about specific types of fast food or breakfast alternatives consumed, and how they relate to the adolescent's overall energy intake and the percent of energy from fat – may be able to help create targeted interventions aimed at prevention of weight gain in this age group, "says Niemeier. Source-Eurekaler...

Drug Linked to Increase in Brain Hemorrhage Cases

...ese results may stimulate efforts to develop safer alternatives to warfarin and better treatments for people with brain hemorrhages.” Source-Newswise SRM...

'Hooded Horror': Death by Hanging

...nnot be pardoned. While it is necessary to provide alternatives to execution for punishing an individual, it is also important to provide the sentenced person a chance to reform and to serve his society. It may be apt to recall the words of Mahatma Gandhi, who said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, a...

Ranbaxy Gets FDA Approval for Hypertension Drug

...expand our product portfolio of affordable generic alternatives to the brand in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders," said Jim Meehan, vice president (sales and marketing) for Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. "This approval is the result of a strategic alliance with Ipca Laboratories that will develop a numb...

Tried To Quit Smoking And Failed? Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW

...e more likely than women to try exercise and other alternatives like switching to chewing tobacco, snuff, or other tobacco products."The high proportion of respondents who tried to quit smoking by switching to light cigarettes or other tobacco products is "a concern because such strategies might undermine success...

Blood Transfusions Raise Heart Patients’ Infection and Death Ris

...physicians are increasing their use of transfusion alternatives such as blood “expanders,” blood substitutes and blood-conserving procedures during bypass surgeries. The results also highlight the importance of the proper use of antibiotics and infection control practices in patients hospitalized for a surgica...

Psychological Treatments Improve Outcomes for Back Pain Sufferers

...g delivery systems — every one of those particular alternatives is much more expensive and has poorer or at best equal outcomes compared to rehabilitation programs that include psychological components,” said Turk. “The paradox is that, despite data on the effectiveness of psychological interventions, insurers ar...

Herbal Supplements Fail to Relieve Hot Flushes

...rmone therapy in some women. Interest has grown in alternatives to hormones, including herbal supplements, for con...ptoms. Newton and colleagues previously noted that alternatives to menopausal hormone therapy, including over-the-counter supplements and phytoestrogens, "are somet...

Black Cohosh Does Not Treat Hot Flashes

...uthor of the study.” "Many women are looking for alternatives to hormone therapy which is the most proven remedy for hot flashes, and many are using alternative medicines," Newton said. "The most commonly used alternative is black cohosh. But we found that black cohosh was no better than placebo in treating hot...

Options Improving for Patients With Acromegaly and Gigantism

...effective in or tolerated by all patients, but new alternatives are currently undergoing clinical trials. Source-Newwise SRM...

Britain Scientists Support the Use of Primates in Research

...h and reduce deaths// from disease. But only if no alternatives were available – they added. While speaking on the use of primates, Lead author of the report, Sir David Weatherall, said that ‘In some cases primates are essential to answer scientific questions because other animals such as mice and rats are too ...

Fast food menu for 'Calorie Conscious'

...ly will succeed on trans fats. There are many good alternatives and the harm done when consumed in excess over time is clear. But the activists wouldn't stop there. There might be more court cases seeking damages, laws seeking to tax food items rich in fats or calories, or maybe to limit just how many calories...

Videoconferencing, an impetus to Pediatric Oncology

...s into Jordan, such as the role of second surgery, alternatives to radiation therapy for certain tumors, the evolution of radiation therapy techniques, and the benefit of external pathology review for cases where the diagnosis is difficult. The authors note that pediatric oncology twinning initiatives should be m...

Team Tracks Genetic Origins of Eye Cancer

...lving removal of the eye, though more conservative alternatives are being explored and developed. The WVU team studied these tumors at the chromosomal level. They studied cell lines from tumor tissue samples, and found common rearrangements in chromosomal configurations. White found these rearrangements using...

Small Diet Changes can Help Teens Trim Down

... beverage consumption, eating lower-calorie cereal alternatives for breakfast or a green salad// could help teens battle weight. Cara Ebbeling and other researchers at Children's Hospital Boston evaluated 103 teens -- half were asked to pick non-caloric or low-caloric drinks they liked and a supply of them was d...

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