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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...40 more than AB42. As AB42 appeared to be the real culprit in Alzheimer’s, Dr. Golde was convinced that a systematic search for compounds that preferentially lowered AB42 would be successful. However, a two-year effort did not find such a compound. Then in 2000, Dr. Golde and Eddie Koo, M.D., who worked at...

Chilean Lake Disappears, Thanks to Global Warming

...usions that point to climate change as the leading culprit for the lake's disappearance. They suggested the melting of nearby glaciers raised the lake's level to the point where the increased water pressure caused part of a glacier acting as a dam to give way. Water in the lake flowed out of the breach,...

Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

...nto asthma-prone infants in five countries . The culprit gene, called ORMDL3, is located on Chromosome 17, the paper, published online on Wednesday by the British science journal Nature, says. Twenty-four experts from Britain, France, Germany, the United States and Austria joined the DNA trawl, comparing...

Invisible Gases Form Most Organic Haze in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

...y particles directly into the air were the primary culprit in the formation of organic haze. But the new study by researchers Qi Zhang and Jose-Luis Jimenez show aerosols formed chemically in the air account for about two-thirds of the total organic haze in urban areas and more than 90 percent of organic ...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

... runoff from conventional agriculture is the chief culprit in creating dead zoneslow oxygen areas where marine life cannot survive. Proponents of organic farming argue that conventional farming also causes soil erosion, greenhouse gas emission, increased pest resistance and loss of biodiversity. For thei...

Natural Selection in Butterflies

...leagues first identified Wolbachia bacteria as the culprit behind the distorted sex ratio. "We usually think of natural selection as acting slowly, over hundreds or thousands of years," said Hurst. "But the example in this study happened in a blink of the eye, in terms of evolutionary time, and is a remark...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

... runoff from conventional agriculture is the chief culprit in creating dead zones---low oxygen areas where marine life cannot survive. Proponents of organic farming argue that conventional farming also causes soil erosion, greenhouse gas emission, increased pest resistance and loss of biodiversity. For th...

Indoor Air Pollution Biggest Health Threat

The WHO in its latest study has indicated that the culprit to most health threat is the indoor air pollution caused by solid fuels used for cooking and heating. According to the UN 5% of the preventable deaths and diseases are caused by the indoor air pollution. This study is based on a new estimate done ...

Indoor Air Pollution Biggest Heath Threat

The WHO in its latest study has indicated that the culprit to most health threat is the indoor air pollution caused by solid fuels// used for cooking and heating. According to the UN 5% of the preventable deaths and diseases are caused by the indoor air pollution. This study is based on a new estimate done...

Chinese Cooks Spoil the Broth

...adopting unhygienic standards while cooking. The culprit is thought to be the soybean milk which was not adequately boiled, experts conjecture. Further, it has come to light that many manufacturers do not label foods appropriately. Some food stuffs were found to have illegal food additives. Investigatio...

Two More Pet Food Products Recalled in US

...cancer drug also used as rat poison, as the likely culprit in the pet food. But the FDA Administration said it could not confirm that finding. GPL/V...

Sons Gone Up In Smoke

...ed their chances of getting boys. So who is the culprit and how does he work? Nicotine among others, say the scientists. Accordingly, nicotine the prime chemical in tobacco is said to find its way to the cervix’s mucous layer and inhibit Y-chromosomes from fertilizing eggs, hence curtailing the production...

New Non-toxic Therapies for Breast, Ovarian Cancers

...Science. "We believe we’ve found a new important culprit in metastatic breast cancer, which opens up an ent... and is co-senior principal investigator. "The culprit is hiding in plain sight on the surface of tumour cells, so we are now developing "smart" molecules ...

Brazil’s Claim to Fame - Fat Women and Drunk Men, Survey Find

...tal, is home to about 43% of overweight women. The culprit behind this trend shows up as excessive eating and lack of physical activity. Another cause for concern is their diet which is highly deficient in fruits and vegetables. The Brazilian men are no better. The number of overweight men range from 45 pe...

'Pan'demonium Over Non -stick Pans

...ooking especially in the developing nations. The culprit is a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (pentadecafluorooctanoic acid) or PFO, which supports the production of coatings present on metal surfaces and non-stick cookware. There is a fear that PFOA could remain in small amounts in the finished pro...

Swimming in Troubled Waters

... Chlorine is a disinfectant used universally. The culprit according to lead researcher Dr. Cristina Villanueva is Trihalomethanes (THM), by-products of chlorination. This when, inhaled or absorbed through the skin is bound to increase the risk of bladder cancer. The research bases its conclusion on the su...

Culprit Gene Behind Childhood Kidney Cancer Discovered

...sor gene, which is mutated in Wilms tumor, and the culprit behind the most frequently occurring kidney cancer// in children. Miguel Rivera and team from Massachusetts General Hospital said that almost 30 percent of Wilms tumor is due to mutations taking place in a gene called WTX. They delved into the tum...

Children's Killer Preyed On Victims For Two Years

...e skeletal //remains and revelations that the main culprit was a rich businessman from Punjab who preyed on his innocent victims for almost two years. Police did not rule out the angle of human organ trading too as distraught parents of missing children thronged the road in front of a villa in Noida's Sect...

'Norwalk' Bug Takes 260 Students and Some Teachers for a Ride!

The Norwalk bug is being considered as a plausible culprit for rendering sick nearly 260 Tewksbury students, after they returned home from school. The dynamic stomach virus// has allegedly gripped several of the students in the John F. Ryan Elementary School, and was not about to spare anyone- teachers, par...

Drug Treatment Slows Macular Vision Loss in Diabetics

... trick because it’s highly likely that VEGF is the culprit when it comes to diabetic macular edema,” says Nguyen. More than 4 million diabetics in the United States have diabetic retinopathy and, according to the National Eye Institute, one in 12 of those experience at least some vision loss. Macular ed...

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