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Third generation Small pox vaccine from Cell-culture

Richard Greenberg and colleagues compared their Cell culture small pox vaccine// (CCSV) derived from cell culture with calf lymph derived vaccine. Small pox vaccine currently used is a live, attenuated vaccine virus derived from calf lymph. This vaccine produces adverse effects in vaccinated, 15-42 develop serious or life threatening adverse reactions of every million. 1 to 2 people every million...

Low Cost Tissue Culture Vaccine For Encephalitis

The Indian Ministry of Health is in search of a new cheaper tissue culture vaccine for Japanese encephalitis. So far the Gorakhpur Government has reported 200 deaths and 700 patients with infection. // Hundreds of people are infected and die every year due to the endemic infection of Encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh. This year the death toll touched 228 in Gorakhpur, with 67 patients were admitted i...

Resident Physicians Need More Preparations To Treat Patients From Different Cultures

Research shows that resident physicians are often less prepared to treat patients from different cultures, especially those with practices that differ from certain medical practices // . ....According to an article in the September issue of JAMA, many resident physicians report a lack of preparedness in caring for patients with specific cultural characteristics, such as those who have beliefs or...

Bulgaria Agriculture Minister ban import of poultry from Macedonia and Croatia

Deputy Agriculture Minister Dimitar Peychev said that Bulgaria is to ban the imports of live birds, eggs and poultry meat from Macedonia and Croatia after both countries reported suspected bird flu outbreaks. The first case of bird flu in Europe has been reported from farm// in Balikesir province near the Aegean Sea in Western Turkey. Following the news of bird flu all farm animals and birds are...

Vatican’s Message For World AIDS Day Condemns ‘Pansexual Cultur

In a message for World AIDS Day, the Vatican has condemned a culture of sex that is encouraging the AIDS epidemic and asserted that the best way to prevent the spread // of the AIDS virus was keeping sexual activity restricted to marriage and intensifying the strength of the family. ....World AIDS Day, the international day of action on HIV and AIDS, is commemorated around the globe on the 1st...

DNA Underwent Changes Due To Culture

Natural selection is reported to have been responsible for much of the DNA among human beings during the course of the past 50,000 years. The tendency of human beings to live in settlements and cultivate fields can also be traced // to this natural selection process. ....One way to look for genes that have recently been changed by natural selection is to study mutations called single-nucleotide...

Man's Transition from Foragers to Agriculturalist Led to Increase in Birth Rates

A study was conducted by Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France) said that there was an increase in the birth rate when man discovered agriculture.// This is proved by studying the Skeletons from the Neolithic period. ....Anthropologists studied 60 prehistoric American cemeteries to prove the fact that agriculture played a very important role in worldwide...

Functional Taste Cells Cultured In Vitro

Nancy Rawson, PhD, a cellular biologist who is the principle investigator said that the new technique of in vitro culturing of taste cells would help them to discover molecules that can enhance or block different kinds of tastes.// Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have succeeded in growing mature taste receptor cells outside the body. They have also been successful in keeping th...

Horticultural Therapy Offers Measurable Physical, Mental Benefits

“The gardening enthusiast who comes home from a stressful day at work and hoes in his or her vegetable garden for an hour may be reaping positive mental and emotional results// from that activity — but that’s not the same thing as horticultural therapy,” Airhart explained. ....“Horticultural therapy is a clinical process with measurable objectives and outcomes that are closely monitored by a med...

Suitable Culturing Medium, essential for Stem Cell Development

Scientists indicate that in embryonic stem cell development, nurturing medium plays an important role than nature and environment//. ..Researchers at the University of Florida have found that only by interacting with a suitable culturing surface, the developing stem cell attained ability to form any type of cell in the body and acquired its identity. ..Using an animal model of embryonic stem cel...

A three-dimensional Culture System ensures Female Fertility

In women who are at risk for infertility and needing cancer therapy, it was difficult to attain follicular maturation in vitro when immature follicles were removed from their normal environment//. ..But a group of researchers at the Northwestern University have created a new technology (i.e.) a three-dimensional culture system that encloses follicles, allowed normal follicular maturation in vitr...

Agricultural Workers Taken ill after Inhaling Toxic Fumes in Orissa

At least 28 agricultural workers, most of them women, were taken ill after inhaling fumes of an insecticide sprayed in a field in Orissa's Bolangir district// , official said Thursday. ....The agricultural workers inhaled fumes of the highly toxic Thimet at a field at Khairmal village, some 15 km from the district headquarters of Bolangir, Wednesday afternoon, chief district medical officer Sarad...

Agricultural Subsidies Responsible For Obesity, Says Expert

Dr. Philip James, the British chairman of the International Obesity Task Force, has blamed agricultural subsidies as being responsible //for the obesity epidemic in poor countries. ...."The trade policies that are currently in play are those which subsidize and distort the market to make fats and sugars cheaper and fruits and vegetables more expensive," James said at the 10th International Obesi...

Study IDs Protein That Inhibits HIV From Growing In Cell Cultures

How a harmless virus called GB Virus type C (GBV-C) protects against HIV infection is now better understood. Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Iowa// City Health Care System and the University of Iowa have identified a protein segment that strongly inhibits HIV from growing in cell models. ....The team found that an 85-amino acid segment within a GBV-C viral protein called N...

'Prevention, Cultural Changes Must Lead AIDS Battle'

Treating the millions of sufferers of HIV and AIDS may be the subject of science and medicine, but preventing the spread of this deadly disease// cannot be done without changing the cultural norms that drive it. ..That was the message during a "stock-taking" discussion by the World Bank and US-based Family Health International (FHI) leaders that sought to emphasise the benefits and cost effectiv...

Culturally Specific Diabetes Management Helps Low-Income Patients

Diabetes case management that takes a patient’s specific culture into consideration can help increase life expectancy// and decrease the incidence of diabetes-related complications over the patient’s lifetime, a new study finds. ...."Better management results in reduced long-term complications, such as blindness, stroke, amputation and nerve damage,” said lead researcher Todd Gilmer, Ph.D. .......

Scientists Re-grow Dental Enamel from Cultured Cells

Dental enamel is the hardest tissue produced by the body. It cannot regenerate itself, because it is formed by a layer of cells that is lost by the time the tooth appears in the mouth. The enamel spends the remainder of its lifetime vulnerable to wear, damage, and decay. // ....For this reason, it is exciting to consider the prospect of artificially growing enamel, or even whole teeth, using cul...

SKorea Launches Campaign to Curb Hard-drinking Culture

The government launched a campaign Monday against South Korea's hard-drinking culture which costs billions of dollars a year in social and economic losses, officials said . The campaign focuses on advertisements on television and elsewhere to enhance public awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said. ......"South Koreans consider offering alcohol to o...

Cultural Bias Against Women Hampering Fight Against AIDS in Africa

Africa is a region already ravaged by 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 countries' leaders need to enforce women's legal rights,"...

Workplace Drinking Culture Influences Alcohol Intake Elsewhere

A restrictive drinking culture at work curbs an individuals overall alcohol intake, including outside of work, suggests research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. ......The researchers base their findings on a detailed analysis of workplace attitudes towards drinking and drinking behaviors in over 5,000 employees in 16 different organizations, representing a r...

Climate Change Reorganized Tibetan Culture 700 Years Ago: Study

Changes in weather 700 years ago might have forced Tibetans to reorganize their society, an anthropologist has claimed. ......Mark Aldenderfer of the University of Arizona, who is leading a research project in far western Tibet, is quoted by national Geographic as saying in preliminary findings that an abrupt shift in the Asian monsoon caused famine, population movements and political reorgani...

Warrior Culture in Los Angeles Police Force

Anguished questions are being raised over the police brutality seen while dispersing a rally of immigrants in Los Angeles on May Day. ...To quote from an eye-witness account - Without warning, cops descended into a park full of families, homeless and handicapped individuals and street cart vendors. They were merciless. ...For the next 30 minutes, hundreds of activists and bystanders were sho...

Born into the Idiot Box Culture

American infants are avid television viewers, so much so that almost one in five babies rooms sport a television set. A parallel study also found that 40 percent of babies are sworn friends with the television by the age of 3 months and 90 percent by age 2. ......According to a survey by University of Texas researchers, 63 percent of two and below two year old regularly watch TV; 54% can switch...
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