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Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

... folic acid ingested increases, the mechanism that converts folic acid to methyltetrahydrofolate can become saturated. The leftover folic acid in the circulation might have detrimental effects, as it is not a natural form of the vitamin.At a time when many countries are debating whether or not to institute or...

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

... patterns of a righty. "The question now is, 'do converts suffer because of this extra attention that they e...handedness. These regions were also more active in converts than in those who stuck with left-handedness. "They still look like left handers, but even more e...

Indian Projects Win Top Ashden Awards

...logy which, by turning food leftovers into biogas, converts a waste problem into clean, cheap power" Harish Hande from SELCO, based in Bangalore won the Outstanding Achievement Award(15,000 pounds) awarded to a past winner whose work has accelerated since winning an award. In the words of the judges, "the...

Omega-3 Fattyacids Keeps Retinopathy at Bay

...tered with a gene which mammals normally lack that converts omega-6 into omega-3 fatty acids. They found that the mice with higher amounts of omega-3 had a nearly 50 percent decrease in retinopathy....

Now the Blind can hear What They Cant See or Read

... and it reads texts through an embedded system and converts them into voice that can be heard through earphones. Right now it can only read text, but later it is likely to pick up prints in Braille script. The Agra College team that took six months to develop the device and the software to go with it was...

Study Implicates Protein as a Trigger of Advanced Prostate Cancer Recurrence

... this protein molecule. "This biochemical action converts a prostate cell that would need an androgen signal for its growth to one that is independent of the androgen signal," said senior study co-author Dr. Shelton Earp, director of the cancer center, Lineberger professor of cancer research and professor o...

Researchers Develop Model That Aids in Treating Stroke Patients

...the role of the body enzyme plasminogen, which tPA converts into plasmin, a so-called proteolytic enzyme that actually does the work of dissolving the clots. Without sufficient plasminogen more tPA won't help, so I suspect if one wants to use hypothermia and tPA at the same time, something else might be nee...

New Electro-chemical Biosensor to Check Food Contamination

...e attracted to the surface of a transductor, which converts the contact with the antibodies into electrical signals. By measuring these electric signals the device can determine the concentration of contaminants in the sample. The sensor will allow the detection of doses of atrazine at levels of 0.006 micro...

Researchers Discover Starch Cocktail Fuel for green Car

...searcher has discovered a cocktail of enzymes that converts starchy syrups into carbon dioxide and hydrogen, and the latter can be fed into a fuel cell to run an electric car, or even used in an ordinary combustion engine. The method hinges on a mixture of 13 enzymes, normally found separately in plants, ...

Researchers Find How the Brain Hears Shapes

...volunteers to use a device called The vOICe, which converts visual details into sound, using pitch to represent up and down, and volume to reflect brightness. The team then performed fMRI scans of the volunteers' brains, plus those of two expert blind users of the device, as they listened to these soundscap...

Test Drug Seen as Best Hope in Decades for Tackling Parkinson's

...t for Parkinson's is L-DOPA, a drug that the brain converts into dopamine. At first, L-DOPA has a seemingly miraculous effective on symptoms. The problem, though, is that it becomes less and less effective as time wears on and the disease progresses. That forces doctors to raise the dose of this drug, w...

New Developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ved from the chemical structure of arginine and it converts into citrulline. Laboratories have developed a test to measure for anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, or anti-CCP. It is now being used as a diagnostic for rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists are now finding that patients have CCP antibodies ...

Shrinking of Mt. Kilimanjaros Ice Cap Not Due to Global Warming: Study

...limation occurs at below-freezing temperatures and converts ice directly to water vapour without going through the liquid phase, Mote said, adding that the process is much similar to moisture-sapping conditions that cause food to suffer freezer burn. According to the duo, fluctuating weather patterns relate...

FDAs Failure Urges It to Reassess Its Policies

...the agency adopts the risk-management approach and converts to up-to-date screening and testing technologies, as originally proposed in the 2002 plan. "It sounds like the strategic plan is what's needed for the evolving situation that we see with the rapid increase in food imports," he said. "The longer the F...

Now the Blind can ‘hear’ What They Can’t See or Rad

... and it reads texts through an embedded system and converts them into voice that can be heard through earphones. Right now it can only read text, but later it is likely to pick up prints in Braille script. The Agra College team that took six months to develop the device and the software to go with it was...

Software System to Improve the Function of Retinal Implants

...ple, the Retina Encoder is a computer program that converts the camera signals and forwards them to the retinal implant," explains Oliver Baruth the function. "The encoder learns in a continuous process how to change the camera output signal so that the respective patient can perceive the image." Currently, t...

The First Commercially Available Brain Computer Interface

... the Pocket PC. A Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) converts brain signals into outputs that communicate a user's intent. Such a new communication channel does not rely on pheripheral nerves or muscles but on brain activity only. Basic research in the field of Brain-Computer Interface started in the late 198...

Bionic Eye may Restore Sight to the Blind

...n transmitted wirelessly to the eye implant, which converts these into signals sent directly to nerve endings in the retina. The previous six patients were able to tell the difference between objects such as a cup, a plate and a knife. They could also tell which direction objects were moving in front of the...

Alcohol Dehydrogenase Gene may Protect from Developing Alcoholism

...ripps Research Institute. "The first is ADH, which converts alcohol to acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is a toxic compound that can be damaging to the liver and other body organ systems. The second enzyme is aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), which breaks down acetaldehyde to acetate, a relatively nontoxic compound." ...

Seven Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer Risk

...omote the development of breast cancer. Fat tissue converts precursors in the body into estrogen, keeping the hormone in circulation even when ovarian production stops at menopause. Alcohol: Women who consume even a few drinks per week raise their risk for breast cancer. Scientists aren’t sure why; it may...

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