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Gay capital reeling with rising HIV infection

... prevention programmes, safe sex and sex education drives promoting condoms had all resulted in a sharp fall in incidence a few years ago. But now the ghost is back and it is vigorously claiming fresh victims at an alarming pace. Health workers say the lackluster attitude of high-risk gay men is the main ...

Gas Masks Don't Always Fit an Emergency

Before the national anxiety over bioterrorism drives you to buy a gas mask at the nearest army surplus store, take a deep breath and brace yourself for what experts say about them -- most of it is not good. One could never know where the exposure is; you'd have to wear the mask at all times. //Even if ...

Discovery of bone gene

...n osteoporosis. They now report upon the gene that drives this process. This family seems to have a higher set point for bone than the general population - bone is formed faster than it is destroyed. Discovering the gene involved may result in a new generation of osteoporosis drugs. Current treatments foc...

Stroke victims have new hope with activated protein C

...ers has shown that APC blocks p53, a molecule that drives cells towards apoptosis following stroke. APC works through two cellular receptors, called endothelial protein C receptor and protease-activated receptor 1, to reduce the level of p53 in damaged cells by 75 per cent. APC also increases anti-apoptotic...

Mental Health Services for Children

...red? New research shows what is needed is not what drives what is available. Researchers say specifically the mental health needs of young children are not being met.// Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine conducted a study to look at the physical, developmental and mental health needs of c...

Prostratin- Drug to eradicate HIV

...fecting other cells by decreasing receptors and it drives HIV out of latency. Though the therapy was only tested in a laboratory setting, the researchers predict they will gain approval to test their hypothesis in patients as early as next year. Prostratin could be a crucial second tier treatment in the ba...

Love And Drug Addiction Share The Same Chemistry

...d that stops you fancying your family. Our biology drives us to find a perfect compromise between sameness and difference and we strike that balance all the time when it comes to choosing faces and smells", according to a senior researcher involved in the study. The study also states that the frequency o...

Shaking Legs Syndrome Is Curable

...ts to sit down comfortably during air travel, long drives or even while watching a movie, say experts. Not many people in India are aware about RLS, which is accompanied in many cases by a tingling and painful sensation in the limb. "In India there is hardly any awareness about the syndrome among physicia...

Tinnitus: a problem which is still ambiguous

...ay. She being an exhibition designer tells that it drives her crazy. Statistics show that around 4.7 million people in the UK are affected by tinnitus. The noise can be heard in one ear, both ears or in their head. The Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) and the British Tinnitus Association (BTA...

Small Cars, Anti-AIDS And Anti-Cancer Drugs Would Be Cheaper

...ces of electronic items like DVD players and combo drives will also come down, as also those of instant food mixes, ice cream, condensed milk, aerated drinks and footwear. Prices of steel and plastic products are also expected to head south with the excise duty on these reduced. Excise duty on petrol pass...

Kids Eat What They Watch

...end to eat the foods that are advertised, and this drives up their total calorie intake. The researchers collected data on dietary patterns and television viewing habits for 548 Boston-area students in sixth and seventh grade and did follow-up studies after 19 months. The researchers mainly questioned ab...

Junk Food Ads: The Culprit Behind Childhood Obesity

...ids to eat the foods that are advertised, and this drives up their total calorie intake. For the study, 548 students in sixth and seventh grade in Boston were surveyed for their dietary patterns including use of the snacks and beverages such as soda, chips, fast food and baked snacks like cookies, which a...

Fat People Claim That They Would Give Their Limb Or Life Rather Than Being Fat

... to make major sacrifices to avoid being obese. It drives home the message that weight bias is powerful and pervasive,’ said Marlene Schwartz, associate director of the Rudd Center and lead author of the study in Obesity, which was issued this month. In addition to these comments, the study assessed impli...

Basic Instinct drives wannabe moms

...ates back to two million years of evolution, which drives females to have babies in the latter part of teenage years and the early twenties. To quote his words...

Repeated Liver Cell Proliferation, a Cause for Liver Cancer

...opment of liver cancer in mice. Since inflammation drives both damage and regeneration in liver tissue, it is the repeating cycle of damage, inflammation and regeneration that leads to liver cancer," said Karin. "However, this knowledge is not satisfactory until we find out if it applies to humans." Sourc...

Researchers have Identified the Gene that Spreads Skin Cancer

...ify that the same gene in humans, when overactive, drives metastasis of melanoma tumors. "This is a demonstration of the principle, that the mouse has similar genomic changes that are important for cancer, and we can use the mouse model as a 'filter' to help us identify which gene is responsible for the c...

iSTART Brain Model Reveals the possible Cause of Autism

...ccurs, the system locks into a resonant state that drives how we learn to recognize things; hence the term adaptive resonance,’ explained Grossberg. The degree of match that is required for resonance to occur is set by a vigilance parameter which controls whether a particular learned representation will b...

New Technique Identifies Unknown Genetic Mutations That Can Cause Cancer

...nd that the gene, called JAK3, had a mutation that drives the growth of leukemia cells in mice," said Druker. Analysis of additional patient samples later identified two more mutations in the JAK3 gene. Thomas Mercher, a postdoctoral fellow in Gilliland's lab, then tested the mutation in a mouse model. "I...

"Miracle" Cancer Drug Gleevec Can be Toxic to the Heart

...is always active. The overactive BCR-ABL, in turn, drives the excessive proliferation of white blood cells that is the hallmark of CML. According to Dr. Force, 10 patients taking Gleevec at the University of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston developed fairly severe heart failure, with no prior...

Waxing And Waning Of Dengue Epidemics Attributed To Cross-Immunity

...s a major departure from other theories about what drives dengue epidemics. The conventional wisdom is that ...henomenon known as antibody-dependent enhancement, drives the boom and bust cycles of dengue epidemics. "Temporary cross-immunity has been ignored by the epi...

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