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Researchers Reveal Why Eyes See Things Changing Colour

...earchers, the shift in colour is due to the unique characteristics of the cells in the human retina. The human eyes have two types of photoreceptor cells-rods and cones. The researchers say that cone photoreceptor cells function well in bright light conditions, and are also the basis of colour perception in our ...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

... range of foods, because each one offers different characteristics and a particular function....

Benefits From the Use of the Internet in Healthcare Applications Highlighted

...rvice they receive. These 'power patients' possess characteristics that distinguish them from traditional patients and are an important factor in driving the use of the Internet in healthcare. "Free choice of doctors, control over treatments received, access to quality information about their care and extremely h...

Afro- American Women Have More Aggressive Breast Cancer

...ast cancer tumours from African American women had characteristics that predicted worse prognoses and poorer outcomes. When all stages of breast cancer in the Jefferson patients were analyzed, the results showed that African American women had tumours that were more often estrogen-receptor negative (48 percent ver...

Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

...tics of leading cancers. This is due to the unique characteristics of the population and our ability to study it in a representative manner. Unraveling the mysteries of the susceptibility to disease is moving rapidly since the publication of the complete sequence of the human genome in 2003. Says Gruber, The myste...

Clinicians Ordering Inappropriate Prostate Screenings

...hown to be beneficial, and clinicians with certain characteristics are more likely to order such inappropriate screen...clinician, it is likely that demographic and other characteristics of physicians, nurses and physician assistants may influence inappropriate screening behaviors. B. ...

EPA to Improve Nanotechnology

...y to recognize the novel biological and ecological characteristics of nanoscale materials. It can do this only by using the new uses provisions of TSCA, a subject not mentioned in the EPAs inventory document. With the approach outlined by EPA and because of the weaknesses in the law, the agency is not even able to...

Meth Users Involved in Violence, Sexual Risk-Taking: Study

...phetamine use of approximately 14,000 respondents, characteristics associated with its use, and relationships between crystal methamphetamine use and risky and antisocial behaviors. The National Institute on Drug Abuse or NIDA funded the research. "Interestingly, we also found that men who reported using meth were...

Uninsured Adults Increase Medicare Costs

...ifferences between insured and uninsured adults in characteristics such as education and income levels, the researche...he uninsured group in education, income, and other characteristics than they did to insured subjects who were very different. When the researchers compared these st...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

...lian research team sought to identify what special characteristics make the invasive M1T1 strep clone so virulent for humans. They observed that during the early stages of a simple skin infection, a small subpopulation of the strep bacteria hijack a protein called plasminogen from the human bloodstream. The bacte...

Human Membranes Crystal Structure may Help Tailor Asthma Drugs

...he nuclear membrane. Also the exact position and characteristics of the active sites, where activating or blocking molecules can attach, have been identified. With this knowledge it is now achievable to shape new molecules that can block the LTC4 synthase. The new results are also very important as they can lea...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

...ure whether these individuals had different mental characteristics that made them injury-prone, Swanik said. These ...d to say at this point how much we can alter these characteristics with training, but certainly the brain has great potential for learning and adaptation. Controlling ...

Converting Left-hander to Right-hander also Changes the Brain

...me areas in such peoples brains continue to retain characteristics of a practising lefty, other areas switch to the patterns of a righty. "The question now is, 'do converts suffer because of this extra attention that they exert?'" Nature magazine quoted Stefan Kloppel of University College London, who led the stud...

Sensible Diet, Exercise and Weight Control Increases Longevity

...re, the animals lived longer, even though they had characteristics that should shorten their livessuch as being overw...r, both sets of Irs2 knockout mice exhibited other characteristics that marked them as healthier. They were more active as they aged, and their glucose metabolism rese...

Kids Ability to Describe Past Event Develops With Time

...e increasing numbers of references to time-related characteristics of experienced events as they grew older. Witnesses under 10 seldom mentioned specific times or dates, or what happened before reported events or actions but there was a dramatic increase to such references at the age of 10. The study noted that c...

Scientists Identify Broad Neural Response Behind Speech Reception

...h signal. They also note that the time-dependent characteristics of the theta wave suggest that the brain samples the incoming speech in "chunks" that are about the length of a syllable from any given language....

Afghan Couple Turn to Indian Sperm Banks for Help

...s, and Afghans prefer those donors as their racial characteristics are similar.' A Persian-speaking gynecologist, Helai Gupta, has been treating Afghan couples for infertility for the last eight years. Dr Gupta said the number of Afghan couples seeking donor sperm has increased since the end of Taleban rule. ...

Omega-3 Fattyacids Keeps Retinopathy at Bay

...pathy. The retinopathy in the mouse shares many characteristics with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in humans. ROP is a disease of the eyes of prematurely born infants in which the retinal blood vessels increase in number and branch excessively, sometimes leading to bleeding or scarring. Infants who progress to...

Link Between Teenage Violence and Domestic Violence Found

...owed a number of personal characteristics, partner characteristics and neighborhood conditions that increased an individuals chances of being involved in domestic violence as a young adult. Being diagnosed with a major episode of depression or receiving welfare were significantly related to committing domestic vi...

Genopole(R) is Organizing an Advanced Course on Stem Cells and Their Therapeutic Applications

...chanisms remain unknown, particularly the two main characteristics of stem cells: on the one hand, their ability for self-renewal and, on the other, for differentiation. This area of research has become a top priority at Genopole; next September 11th, Genopole, in cooperation with the AFM, Inserm and Universite d'...

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