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Music training and Ginkgo biloba benefit memory

Studies shows that early music training and the popular herb Ginkgo biloba have benefits for human memory. Ginkgo biloba, derived from a tree, has been used in Chinese medicine for 5,000 years and has become a best selling herbal supplement in the United States and abroad during the past half decade. ....Researchers gave a series of tests on verbal memory to 30 females who had had at least six y...

Airlines Pilot At Heightened Risk Of Having Cataracts

Exposure to cosmic radiations while flying may increase the risk of having cataracts for airlines pilots, in comparison to non-pilots. The research was published in the recent issue of the journal Archives of Ophthalmology. ....Commercial airline pilots are reported to be at an increased risk for some cancers, but studies on the biological effects of their exposure // to cosmic radiation have bee...

U.S. launching cancer gene-mapping pilot

If all the ways genes that go the wrong way to cause cancer were to form a a dictionary, scientists can decipher only part of the first page.// ..The U.S. government has set out to begin a $100 million US pilot project to unravel the genetic makeup of cancer, with the idea of speeding the discovery of gene culprits and treatments that are today more a matter of luck. ..Dr. Francis Collins, the...

Link between Epsilon4 allele heterozygotes and Alzheimer’s diseas

Professor Mehul Trivedi and his colleagues from University of Wisconsin Medical School and William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital have reported that individuals with apolipoprotein E epsilon4 allele has been linked // to a reduced brain activity in the hippocampal region in these persons and pose a great risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers studied the inherited linkage bet...

Pilot Study Proves Home Abortions ‘Safe’

Women, did you know this- All marks to the efforts of a pilot study, which measured the efficacy of medical abortions within the precincts // of one’s home or a General Practitioner’s clinic. The study has portrayed successful results, according to report announcements. ....The Department of Health has discovered that women who are less than 9 weeks pregnant can have a safe abortion at anyplace...

Mystery unfolds about the Ginkgo biloba extract!

Georgetown University Medical Centre scientists have unravelled mystery surrounding the leaf extract of Ginkgo biloba tree in reducing aggressive cancer in // animals. ....Anticancer Research journal (Jan-Feb) features the study. The investigators reported that treating mice with this extract before and after implanting human breast or brain (glioma) tumours decreased expression of a cell recepto...

Pilot Study to Test Effect of Mobile Phone Transmissions On Skin To Begin In Finland

HELSINKI - The radiation watchdog in Finland has decided to test the effects of radiation released from of mobile phones on human proteins by testing them directly on human skin in order to determine if these transmissions are detrimental to human health.// ..A pilot study that is scheduled to begin sometime next week will expose a small area of skin on the participants' arms to cell phone radia...

10-Kilo Tumor Removed From Cancer Patient

A massive abdominal tumor measuring about 10 kg has been removed from a female patient, by surgeons in the western Croatian town of Gospic//. ..The woman, 66, was brought to the hospital from a nearby village after suffering severe stomach pain for several days. Doctors said they were shocked to find a tumour that had virtually filled most of her abdominal cavity. ....The tumour was of a huge s...

A furore over tailor-made menopause medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being prompted by the Drug Manufacturer, Wyeth to restrain the special pharmacies that develop tailor made hormone drugs to treat menopause.// The drugs are made as per the doctor’s prescription and are not FDA approved. ....Following Wyeth's recommendation to the FDA, the agency has received many letters from women who rely on these custom-made treatments...

Villagers in Tamil Nadu Take Part in Diabetes Pilot Project

As many as 2,300 people in a Tamil Nadu village and over 60 doctors are taking part in a research project to study diabetes complications.// ....A medical technology company, DyAnsys India, has begun the study in association with the Tirunelveli Medical College at the Ariyanayakipuram village, near here. ...."At present, there is little testing done to detect a diabetic condition known as diabet...

School of Medicine, GE Introduce Ultrasound Pilot Study

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine has been chosen by GE Healthcare as the nation’s first medical school to test an ultrasound device that could revolutionize diagnostic medicine. // University of South Carolina medical students are testing GE Healthcare’s LOGIQ E ultrasound equipment as part of a pioneering curriculum that includes the use of ultrasound technology across four ye...

ILO Reports On The Crippling Effects Of HIV On The Workforce

According to a International Labor Organization (ILO) report issued on Dec 1 (World AIDS Day), more than 3 million people are unable to work partially or fully due to// HIV and million jobs a year are lost due to its spread. ILO added that the virus had a crippling effect on the workforce of many countries. ..The spread of the virus has among children has threatened the future working generation...

Tailor-made Cancer Treatment for Multiple Myeloma Patients Offered by Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, has singled out tumor specific alterations in cellular pathway by which drug bortezomib (Velcade) works.// This drug is administered to patients suffering from multiple myeloma.researchers have identified almost nine genetic mutations in cancer cells that might improve chances of patients responding to the agent. ..These findings may help physicians to frame tailor...

The Age of Tailor-made Babies

Pinch yourself if you think this piece of news is science fiction; now, you may be able to order the baby// of your dreams with the desired characteristics- hair color, eye color, and many other traits chosen and fixed in advance. ....The Abraham Center of Life in San Antonio is the first embryo bank to enable those couples, who are unable to have a biological baby, to choose desired characteris...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Pilot Study for Chronic Angina

St. Jude Medical, Inc. today announced the first patient implant in a pilot study that will preliminarily evaluate if stimulating nerves near the spinal cord will control// chronic chest pain caused by angina. ....A 53-year-old Massachusetts woman is the first person to receive this investigational device, called the Genesis? Neurostimulation System. She is one of approximately 1.3 million Ameri...

Pilot Crashes Himself, Daughter, into House

Police suspect that a plane accident that left a father and young daughter dead in the mid-west state of Indiana may be a suicide// crash. ....Two people were killed Monday after the single-engine Cessna crashed under clear sunny skies at the edge of a small local airport in Bedford - into the home of a relative. ....The plane destroyed the house of the former mother-in-law of the divorced 47-y...

Human Membranes Crystal Structure may Help Tailor Asthma Drugs

Scientists have managed to reveal the crystal structure of a human membrane protein, LTC4 synthase, which has a major influence on the development of asthma . ...... ......LTC4 synthase is tremendously difficult to analyse, and previously only low-resolution information has been available on two membrane protein structures from human. ......... ......Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet i...
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