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Human Genome Project Achieves Technological Triumph

... form the genes and this makes us what we are and determines our susceptibility to illnesses like cancer or diabetes. Mapping involves three separate steps: sequencing, assembling and annotating the genes. In the sequencing phase, researchers identified the approximate 3.5 billion chemical letters (A, C, G, T)...

Birth weight key factor in heart diseases

...not your weight but how you arrived, as it is that determines your heart disease risk. 'It is the journey to being overweight that matters-that has profounded implications for public health' he says. Hence, he urges health workers to return to the tradition of keeping meticulous records to the size of babies ...

Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

...ch. Recent randomized trials, in which a coin toss determines who goes on HRT, have found no benefit and perhaps even harm from the treatment. Joann Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, said that there has been a sea change in our understanding of hormone replacement...

Understanding The Predictors Of Prostate Cancer

... //The summation of these three predictors is what determines the Gleason grading system or a Gleason score (GS). The most common Gleason score among patients with prostate cancer is seven. In a new study, researchers look to understand the prognosis of patients with a score of seven. Researchers studied 412 p...

Pain-Free Heart Attacks Often Misdiagnosed

...ed that the physician reassesses the situation and determines it is an acute cardiac event after all. In conclusion researchers say that they hope in future their findings will remind physicians that these events do occur in the absence of chest pain and will prompt them to make the diagnoses and institute the...

Clothes may provide better protection against sun-related skin problems in children

...moles. The number of melanocytic nevi a person has determines the risk factor for developing cutaneous melanoma or skin cancer. In the study that covered 1812 children in the age of 7 to 12 yrs, scientists have tried to analyze the effect of sunscreen on the number of moles children develop. For children who s...

A New Product Offering protection against anthrax

...l Trade Commission also could seek penalties if it determines that Bio-Germ has made false or unsubstantiated claims. Hence until officials review the findings of a scientific integrity committee will they decide whether to discipline or fire Heggers, a tenured professor....

Defect In Cardiac Cells Lead To Heart Failures

...ntraction. The amount of calcium stored in the SR determines the strength of the heartbeat and how much blood the heart ejects when it contracts. At the end of a contraction, the channels close tightly. Molecular pumps, also located in the walls of the SR, then suck the released calcium back into the SR to pre...

Plump Infants Getting Obese Later In Life In More Cases

...ggest that future studies need to investigate what determines these patterns of growth, and to explore whether interventions to alter infant growth could be associated with other benefits or harms. It will also be important to assess whether factors influencing infant growth are amenable to change, to establis...

Bisphenol A In Food Containers Has Adverse Effect On Brain Tissue

...can be easily missed by standard techniques, which determines chemical exposure risk. This raises concern over the effects of BPA in the environment. Estrogen in the early stages kills certain neurons but in the later stages increases their viability. On the other hand BPA behaves in a very complicated fashi...

Love And Drug Addiction Share The Same Chemistry

... The study also states that the frequency of sex determines the bonding between two individuals. Better is the bonding when the partners have sex often. Even if a person has frequent sex with somebody he/she doesn’t love, there's a good chance to get trapped in love with the same person over a period of time....

Mirrors An Enigma for Humans

...nctions. It is not the position of the viewer that determines the reflection of the mirror. This could be understood with the example of the famous paintings of the goddess Venus, looking in a small mirror. If you look at these paintings it would look as if goddess Venus is admiring herself because the reflec...

Prostate Cancer Outcomes Determined By Socioeconomic Status

... is the socioeconomic status of an individual that determines the prognosis of prostate cancer, according// to a new study published in the March 15, 2006 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study found that education, community poverty, and income level played an equal...

Location largely affects weight

... study says that location of work and home is what determines weight. // This study comes from the Canadian Institute for Health Information which shows that where we live, learn and work can help make or break our battle against the weight gain. According to Elizabeth Gyorfi-Dyke, director of CIHI's Canadia...

Aggression And Fatherly Behavior: Men Have It In Their Genes

...nal of Neuroscience. The SRY gene, the gene that determines if a growing embryo should develop into a male or female formed the main focus of the study. The presence of SRY gene causes the primitive gonads to develop into testis (the male gland that produces sperms and male sex hormones). The gene is believed...

Brain Activity Patterns Linked To Mental Preparations

...nvolved in reaching the solution, and perhaps even determines whether the solution will be derived with a sudden insight. The participants in this new study were presented with a series of word puzzles. Each problem consisted of three words (for example, tank, hill, secret), and participants were asked to thi...

Child's Interest In Books Determined By Genes

...oad effect and it is often more than one gene that determines the interests a child will learn toward,” Dale said. “Environment tends to act as the specialist. Reading to children can increase their interest in books but because of the genetic factor, they may never take to the love of books that a parent may h...

Hispanic Farmworkers Need More Information on Skin Disease

... is that each individual's personal susceptibility determines whether they will be affected by a condition. "Farmworkers do not acknowledge several skin diseases that should be of great concern, including skin cancer," said Arcury. "And personal susceptibility is used to differentiate one's self from others, ...

Save Budhia - The Indian Wonder Kid

...long bones. It is the growth of this plate, which determines the height of an individual. At the end of puberty, the growth plate ceases to grow further and is replaced by solid bone tissue. Repetitive action involving the growth plate, as in the case of Budhia can injure this, resulting in improper or disprop...

Anticipation Of Pain Hurts Just As Bad As Experiencing It

...h attention the brain pays to the expected pain // determines and whether someone is an extreme dreader, they are trying to suggesting that simple diversions could alleviate the misery. The research, published in the journal Science, is part of a new field called neuroeconomics that uses brain imaging to try ...

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