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Eyeglass Guide Launched That Aids in Choosing the Right Eyewear

...he Web site, the public will have access to a hard copy of the guide through inserts in leading national health, home, active lifestyle and general interest publications. Through this effort, the guide will reach more than 45 million readers....

Gene Linked With Restless Leg Syndrome Spotted Out

... least 65 pct of the population carry at least one copy of it, and having two copies of the variant increases one's risk of experiencing RLS. According to Dr. Rye, carrying two copies does not guarantee that one will develop RLS symptoms. "There remain yet-to-be-identified medical, environmental or gen...

Sensible Diet, Exercise and Weight Control Increases Longevity

...ne only in the brains of mice. Mice lacking one copy of the Irs2 gene in brain cells also showed an 18 ...w study, when the researchers knocked out only one copy of the gene, they found the mice lived 18 percent longer than normal mice. Whats more, the animal...

Michael Moore's 'Sicko' Freely Available on the Internet

...g Age reporter has revealed that she "downloaded a copy and watched it late Thursday night with ease." Moore has been claiming that his film exposes the American health-care system. The director had also claimed that he had stashed a print of the movie in Canada, in case the US Government tried to con...

Challenges in Entecavir Drug Treatment

... the reverse transcriptase enzyme that HIV uses to copy its genome inside an infected cell. Thus, there was a possibility that treating co-infected patients for hepatitis B with entecavir might also have an effect on HIV. But earlier tests by Bristol-Myers Squibb using techniques available at the time did...

Gene Therapy Awakens the Brain Despite Blindness from Birth

...d gene therapy on canines by introducing a working copy of RPE65 into their retina, the eye functions were restored in them. However, it was unclear whether the brains of the animal could "receive" the restored sight. The researchers noted that gene therapy to the eye dramatically increased responses to...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

...ople without the mutation. Half the people had one copy and they had a 15 percent to 20 percent higher risk of heart disease. It was also observed that Africans did not appear to carry the mutations, and in African-Americans, the mutations were not associated with heart disease risk. Significantly, t...

The DNA That Spells Double Risk of Heart Attack

...ck during any stage in life. Those portraying one copy of the mutation carry a 50 per cent chance of suffering an "early onset" heart attack compared to those portraying normal" DNA. The scientists are planning to design a test which would enable doctors to spot people in the risk category and also tho...

70-year-old, Three Sons Seek Mercy Death

...h?" Bhadrak Collector N.K. Burma admitted that a copy of their letter had reached his office. "I had not come across their plea earlier. Now I will definitely go according to the provisions of government rules and regulations. Procedures to include the family in the poverty alleviation scheme have alr...

Cataloging the Structural Variations in Human Genetics

...ular diseases. It might be that if I have an extra copy of gene A, my threshold for disease X may be higher or lower. Geneticists will then be able to test, or genotype, large numbers of individuals who have a particular disease to look for structural variants that they have in common. If a given variant ...

Protein Interactions Targets for Huntington Disease Therapy

...ed, which means that if a person inherits a single copy of the gene from a parent, that person will develop the disease usually in middle age. Children born to parents who go on to develop Huntingtons disease have a 50:50 chance of having the disease themselves. Musician Woody Guthrie was among its best ...

NIH Awards Emory $3.6 Million for Schizophrenia Gene Research

...d by NimbleGen Systems, Inc., that can compare DNA copy number differences in a reference genome to the genomes of the individuals being screened. Scientists can array 2.1 million locations in the genome, or about one in every 1,000 base pairs, on a single chip the size of a microscope slide. The project ...

Students Devise Oral Quick-dissolve Strips for Rotavirus Vaccine

... confronted several obstacles. They were unable to copy the manufacturing process used to make breath strips because the harsh solvent and high temperatures used would destroy the vaccine. They also had to devise a protective coating that would remain intact when exposed to stomach acid but would dissolve...

Researchers Identify the Gene Mutation That Raises Breast Cancer Risk

...er. They found that women who carried one faulty copy of FGFR2 had a 20 per cent elevated risk of breast cancer, while those with two altered versions faced up to a 60 per cent greater chance of the illness. They say that one in six women was found to have two altered versions of the gene variant. "Th...

Alzheimers Incidence is Set to Quadruple by 2050

...nset Alzheimer's disease. People with a damaged copy of the gene, GAB2, may be at four times increased risk of developing dementia, Neuron journal reports. Experts said the latest findings were some of the most significant to emerge since the discovery of the ApoE4 Alzheimer's gene. Late-onset Al...

Dogs Reasoning on Par With Human Toddlers: Study

...selective imitation' by the dogs. They didn't just copy blindly what they saw,' the Daily Mail quoted him, as saying. Fellow researcher Zsofia Viranyi, of Eotvos University in Budapest, said that the research showed that dogs have a sophisticated thinking. 'The dogs' behaviour was very similar to the ...

New Gene Discovery Raises Hope for Childhood Blindness Cure

...has been lost completely, but carriers of just one copy of the mutation, who will almost certainly have reduced protein levels, nevertheless function perfectly normally," explains Professor Inglehearn. "This being the case, restoration of even a tenth of the missing protein may be enough to restore vision...

70-year-old, Three Sons Seek Mercy Death

...h?" Bhadrak Collector N.K. Burma admitted that a copy of their letter had reached his office. "I had not come across their plea earlier. Now I will definitely go according to the provisions of government rules and regulations. Procedures to include the family in the poverty alleviation scheme have alr...

The DNA That Spells Double Risk of Heart Attack

...ck during any stage in life. Those portraying one copy of the mutation carry a 50 per cent chance of suffering an "early onset" heart attack compared to those portraying “normal" DNA. The scientists are planning to design a test which would enable doctors to spot people in the risk category and also th...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

...ople without the mutation. Half the people had one copy and they had a 15 percent to 20 percent higher risk of heart disease. It was also observed that Africans did not appear to carry the mutations, and in African-Americans, the mutations were not associated with heart disease risk. Significantly, t...

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