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Test-tube Babies: Mood Swings are Key to Fertility Choice

Doctors exploring choices made by childless couples facing in-vitro fertility (IVF) treatment said Tuesday they had uncovered important clues about mood swings that heavily influenced a life-altering decision. IVF, sometimes called 'test-tube baby' treatment, entai...

An Inconvenient Truth-Coal to Liquid

...te at the University of Kentucky, though, has been exploring ways to increase the efficiency of converting coal to liquid fuel well in advance of national discussions of the process. At the UK Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), Burt Davis is refining the process to identify ways to reduce or capture ...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...nown, Pedersen explains, but the Wisconsin team is exploring several hypotheses: that the soil particles might somehow protect the prion from degradation in the digestive system, that prions bound to clay might change the route or degree of uptake of the agent, or that the mineral somehow alters the size of pr...

Singapore Firm Launches MBBS Programme in Eastern India

...gramme in Chennai, Ahmedabad and Delhi. Now we are exploring eastern India," said HCMI managing director Baljit Singh here. Headquartered in Singapore, HCMI has already launched a curriculum across major Philippines universities for the MBBS degree. He said the HCMI education division would provide MBBS de...

Global Warming Threatens Tibet

.... The scientists came to their conclusions after exploring the source of the Yangtze River on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. "The glaciers at the source of the Yangtze River are shrinking much faster than we had anticipated," The China Daily quoted Li Yajie, a scientist with the Nanjing Institute of Geography...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

...how to tackle the threat are delving into history, exploring how civilisations of the past, facing similar perils, either coped or were wiped out. US academic Jared Diamond, author of "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed," says "ecocide" -- ecological suicide -- plays a greatly under-estimated ...

Diaphragms offer no extra protection Against HIV

... 1994, Padian and her team of researchers had been exploring the possibility that diaphragms might protect against the AIDS virus. The theory held that the cervix - which can be shielded from semen by a diaphragm - is the most vulnerable part of the female reproductive tract to HIV infection. Yet now, the diap...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

.... At UD's Human Performance Lab, researchers are exploring injury proneness by measuring how people mentally prepare and react to unanticipated events. To identify subjects for their study, the researchers administered neuro-cognitive tests to nearly 1,500 athletes at 18 universities during the preseason. ...

Self-harming Among Teens More Common Than Thought

...onally representative samples. They also recommend exploring how NSSI and its functions may change over time, given additional exposure, as well as changes in interpersonal and intra-personal variables. For example, a question that arises is if long-term exposure of repeated NSSI leads to a decreased fear t...

Weizmann Researchers Developed Control Switch for Protein Activity

...s researchers with a simple and effective tool for exploring the function of unknown proteins, and in the future the new technique may find many additional uses. The switch has a genetic component and a chemical component: Using genetic engineering, the scientists insert a short segment of amino acids into t...

Urate Reduces the Risk of Parkinsons Disease

In a new, large-scale, prospective study exploring the link between levels of urate in the blood and risk of Parkinson's disease, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that high levels of urate are strongly associated with a reduced risk of the disease. Urate is a...

SARS Patients Experience Mental Health Decline

...d approach to followup care, and the importance of exploring strategies to minimize the psychological burden of an epidemic illness as part of future pandemic-planning initiatives Survivors used health care services frequently the first year after hospitalization. "Psychiatric evaluation accounted for the gr...

Genopole(R) is Organizing an Advanced Course on Stem Cells and Their Therapeutic Applications

...ells and their therapeutic applications, aimed at exploring the latest advancements of research in this field, with input from 17 renowned specialists worldwide. Major topics to be covered include embryonic stem cells, mesenchymatic, hematopoetic, and organ stem cells and cloning. Stem cells, whether embryo...

Kidney Donor Alleges Fraud by Doctors

... nothing to do with it. He said the hospital was exploring the option of a second transplantation for Venkateswarlu, who is now getting free dialysis. Narayan added that the allegations had demoralized the doctors. Following the incident, surgeons at Osmania Hospital have postponed kidney surgeries. Chie...

Japanese Firm Develops Glove That 'feels' 3D Images

... a virtual reality exhibition. The developer was exploring commercial applications which could include video phones, said engineer Shiro Ozawa. "You would be able to take the hand, or gently pat the head, of your beloved grandchild who lives away from you," he said. If a person linked to the system moves...

FDA Advises Manufacturers to Test Glycerin for Possible Contamination

...ing is an important public safety issue and FDA is exploring how supplies of glycerin become contaminated. In addition, FDA is working with a variety of manufacturing and pharmacist organizations to raise awareness of this risk and to put into place controls to ensure that this problem does not happen in the U...

Talking With Families may Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

...se goals." Schwartz and his colleagues are still exploring ways to better communicate and motivate parents and families to live healthier lives. "This was a pilot study and a preliminary step to begin turning this obesity epidemic around," he said. "We are looking to develop more motivational strategies. T...

Nervous Systems of Insects may Offer Clues on Neurodegenerative Diseases

...is involved in two collaborative research projects exploring the glycosylation process that could eventually play important roles in producing therapeutic drugs more efficiently and understanding neurodegenerative diseases such as epilepsy and memory loss. Proteins in higher organisms, from fruit flies to hu...

Advanced Cancer Treatment Brings New Hope to Michigan Patient

...imenting with traditional radiation treatments and exploring all my options', said Elizabeth Newhouse of Ypsilanti, Mich. 'I researched other radiosurgical treatments, but was petrified when the procedures were explained to me along with the stress and discomfort they would cause. I heard about CyberKnife fr...

Americans Optimistic About the War on Cancer

...ent, Cancer Research, Abbott. "We are committed to exploring new cutting-edge therapies that may enable patients to live longer and healthier lives. Our strategy involves targeting the differences between cancer cells and normal cells and taking away the key fundamental needs of cancer." More than 1,000 resp...

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