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Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males

.... A similar mechanism may account for the gender bias in liver cancer in humans, according to the researchers. Their discovery could lead to development of therapies to reduce development of liver cancer in males by either decreasing the levels IL-6 in males, interfering with IL-6 action or by administe...

Character Test for Australian Visa Subjective

...rews' decision can be challenged on the grounds of bias or taking into account irrelevant considerations in making his decision -- this includes political considerations," he said. Barns said he doubted Andrews' decision to cancel the visa could be considered "reasonable" -- the terminology required und...

IIT Delhi Scientist Finds Climate Models Consistent With Ocean Warming Observations

...earchers in Germany had recently discovered a warm bias in the older instruments. However, now with the introduction of new instruments called Argo floats, more complete and more reliable ocean temperature measurements have become possible. The first Argo floats were deployed in the Atlantic in 2000 a...

US Supreme Court Could Protect Medical Equipment Manufacturers from Law Suits

... than what it lays down. True to his undisguised bias for the industry, Bush has been tacitly encouraging various federal agencies to adopt regulations that would preclude active state prosecutors and trial lawyers from bringing lawsuits that could result in higher safety standards for a variety of prod...

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

...tor of trial results which suggested that industry bias accounted for the results of these studies and not...compared with other studies and this may be due to bias or possibly to unique efficacy of the Rotta formulation. Allocation concealment, (which attempts to ...

Declining Sex Ratio

...emale feticide, higher maternal mortality and male bias in emuneration of population. Easy availability of the sex determination test and abortion services may also be facilitating the process which may be further stimulated by pre-conception sex selection facilities. The Government has taken a number o...

Female Infanticide and Feticide Continue to Increase

Cultural bias against women continues to take a heavy toll the world over. Almost 100 million girls die every year, whether in the womb itself or as infants. According to a searing report on the prejudices against women, "Because I am a Girl", feticide is on th...

Pediatric Seizure Study Underway in US to Decide Between Diazepam and Lorazepam

...ly by a computer, to eliminate any potential human bias in assigning the medication. A roughly equal number of the children will receive each medication. Dr. Baren added that status epilepticus must be treated within 5 minutes or less of a childs arrival in an emergency department. Without prompt treatm...

Color Vision Drove Primates to Develop Red Skin and Hair, Study Finds

...e research has found some evidence of a perceptual bias for more brilliant colors,' said Fernandez, an Ohio University doctoral student. 'So, it is reasonable for primates with trichromatic color vision to respond more when they see bright colors.' So while foraging may have initially sparked red color ...

Cultural Bias Against Women Hampering Fight Against AIDS in Africa

...y poverty and inter-tribal tensions. The cultural bias against women is making the fight against HIV/AIDS there terribly exhausting, almost fruitless, yet another report shows. "If we are to reduce the continuing, extraordinary HIV prevalence in Botswana and Swaziland, particularly among women, the co...

Scientists Identify Four Genes That Raise the Risk of Breast Cancer

... only a more efficient approach, it gets round the bias of previous studies in which scientists only examined genes they already knew something about," he added. Although the genes identified in the latest research present a comparatively small-added risk of cancer developing in any woman who has mutate...

Neural Basis of Anxiety: Newer Insights

...ng and assessing the value of stimuli. It seems to bias mice to interpret situations as threatening." The hippocampus is mainly known as a region important for learning and memory, but the results reveal a more general role in evaluating information and assessing contingencies. Neural circuits that gove...

Researchers Have Found Clue to How Fear Changes into Phobia

...ng and assessing the value of stimuli. It seems to bias mice to interpret situations as threatening," said Theodoros Tsetsenis who carried out the research in Gross' lab. Gross said that as the brain's processing of basic, essential emotions such as fear is usually conserved between species, it was very...

Gender Linked to Development of Skin Cancer

...lear evidence of a biological basis for the gender bias in developing squamous cell carcinoma." Oberyszyn says other studies need to be done to validate the findings, but noted the data are compatible with other studies suggesting a potential biological basis for gender difference in the development of ...

Gender Linked to Development of Skin Cancer

...lear evidence of a biological basis for the gender bias in developing squamous cell carcinoma." Oberyszyn says other studies need to be done to validate the findings, but noted the data are compatible with other studies suggesting a potential biological basis for gender difference in the development of ...

Race Affects Tobacco Absorption in Children

...TS.” Researchers also avoided reporting parental bias by actively measuring levels of tobacco smoke in the home. Each study participant had a nicotine dosimeter placed in his or her home at baseline and at the 6-month visit. These dosimeters were removed at the 6-month and 1-year visits, and were used t...

Minorities More Likely to Receive Alcohol Counseling

...ld be naive to disregard the possibility of racial bias or stereotype toward blacks and Hispanics in medical settings and assume that the difference in who gets counseling about alcohol use is coincidental, Borrell said. Source-Newswie SRM...

Special Exams to Help Failing Medical Students

...examination have alleged that they were victims of bias of the teachers. Students said that they had earlier lodged their protest with Governor Pratibha Patil and had demanded a special examination so that they can appear in the pre-PG examination scheduled this year. Source-IANS...

China Takes a Progressive Step Towards AIDS Prevention

...fected. Further, the program resolves to eliminate bias against people with HIV/AIDS in the workplace. Richard Howard, an ILO official and the program's chief technical adviser, said, "We will motivate enterprises that employ a large number of rural migrant workers to join our program and urge them to...

Selenium Supplements May Slow Progression of HIV: Report

...t to follow-up, potentially introducing unforeseen bias into the findings," Margolis said. Most important, the relevant benefit -- increased CD4 cell count -- attributed to selenium is rather small, he said. "Further, the CD4 cell count of the study group has already been sufficiently reconstituted by a...

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