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Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...all work on select agents and toxins. The CDC is investigating reports of lab workers infected with the category B bio-terror agents Brucella and Coxiella burnetti. Brucella infections cause prolonged fever and a wide range of other possible manifestations, such as arthritis, hepatitis, and meningitis. Symptom...

Yawning Actually Helps You Keep Awake

...he researchers spent months observing 44 students, investigating why they yawned and what was the outcome of yawning. They found that the physical mechanism of yawning cooled the brain, and made it function more efficiently. According to our hypothesis, rather than promoting sleep, yawning should antagonise s...

Contraceptive Spray Shows Positive Clinical Trial Result

... first study was a Phase I, pharmacokinetic study, investigating the delivery of a formulation combining Nestorone ...second study was a Phase I, pharmacokinetic study, investigating the delivery of a formulation combining Nestorone and the natural estrogen, Estradiol. A single dose...

Sleep Disorder Leads to Road Accidents

...stem of diagnosing sleep disorders. The project is investigating and developing a web-based intelligent decision support system to provide a cost effective solution to this problem, Dr Kerr said. The software is designed to more accurately diagnose a sleep problem and help determine if a night at the sleep centr...

Novel Light Weight Polymers Made Up of Carbon Nanotubes

...hielding. Once we reached this milestone, we began investigating ways to reduce the weight even further. Guptas team then added a foaming agent a chemical that creates air pockets to the material. The results astounded even the researchers; this extra step reduced the weight of the material by 50 percent and i...

A New Study Throws Limelight in HIV Vaccine Production

... genetic research to other HIV genes. Well also be investigating the role of drug therapy, says Harrigan....

Experts Need to Include Children in Research

...eir problems. Researchers in the new unit will be investigating many areas including paediatric allergies and how these can be prevented; sleep disturbance and how this affects health and behaviour; new treatments for acute and chronic chest disorders such as bronchiolitis and asthma. They will also be looking ...

Roches Arthritis Drug Successful in III Stage Trail

...d of five international late-stage trials that are investigating Actemra's efficacy and safety. Roche plans to release results from one more this year, while data from the fifth study will become available at a later date....

More Cancer Testing Urged in Australian TV Studios

... "But at the same time, you know that if you go in investigating a cluster, the probabilities are against you." Professor Armstrong said the panel had already documented the cases "reasonably thoroughly" and little more could be learned from them. "Someone may have a bright idea but the betting is against it,"...

No Progress in France on 'skinny Model' Charter

... London Fashion Week. They also demanded a study investigating how common eating disorders are among models and urged chaperoning for 17- and 18-year-olds at catwalk shows....

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

...s, nurses, patients and state officials said after investigating as many as 21 complaints in the last 18 months. They also conceded there was a very real shortage of services for the mentally ill and inconsistent training of harried ER staff. Emergency rooms can be battlegrounds. They often are the last resort...

Hyperthermia With Chemotherapy Improves Sarcoma Healing

...of a part body hyperthermia project plan, they are investigating whether the combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy with hyperthermia leads to better treatment results in cases of colon and rectum cancers and of pancreatic carcinoma, as well. Under the guidance of GSF, a Virtual Institute of Excellence has...

Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

...wledged that the U.S. attorney in San Francisco is investigating it for allegedly engaging in off-label marketing of its drug Natrecor. Although the FDA has approved Natrecor's sale to people with congestive heart failure who have trouble breathing while doing minimal activity, Scios has been accused of improper...

Scientists Have Invented New Device to Reap Fresh Water from the Air

...at could help produce energy. They are currently investigating embedding photovoltaic cells into the canvas to convert sunlight into electricity. They believe the energy could be used to power electrical appliances or charge batteries or it could be used to cool the surface of the dew panels, which would allow...

Diabetes Drug to Carry 'black Box' Warning of Congestive Heart Failure Risk

...al. According to the New Scientist, the FDA is now investigating her claims. Francesca Grifo, Director of the Scientific Integrity Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington DC, says that science is often sacrificed and reviewers' opinion stifled in favour of drug makers, who push for speedy appr...

Buckyball Has the Ability to Fight Against Allergy: Research

...chers from a number of scientific fields have been investigating the tiny, hollow carbon cages to serve a variety of functions. In this study, researchers modified the buckyballs so that they were attuned to water. "This discovery is exciting because it points to the possibility that these novel materials can ...

Uttar Pradesh to Declare Revised Medical Entrance Results

...rvedic and homeopathic institutions. Even as the investigating team was prima facie convinced that there was no "intentional irregularity" during the process, Chief Minister Mayawati was stated to have made it loud and clear that the guilty would not be spared at any cost. "On the face of it, it seemed that an...

Fishing for a Speedy Recovery After Chemotherapy or Marrow Transplant

... of cells, Zon says. The zebrafish is ideal for investigating blood formation, says North. It reproduces quickly and in large number and has a blood-forming system that shares many similarities with that of mammals. Zebrafish embryos develop outside the mothers body and can take up chemicals through their skin,...

Recall of the AIDS Drug Causes Panic in Zambia

...on market after they found the contamination while investigating reports from patients that the Viracept tablets they were taking had an unusual smell. The company in a statement said that the contamination had been caused by an interaction between two chemicals, one of them a cleaner, in a vessel in which the pr...

New Research to Make Science and Technology Work for the Poor

...ulture, water and health. Initial projects include investigating the effects of climate change on maize crops in Kenya, urbanisation in India and drug regulation in China and Latin America. Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the STEPS Centre explains: Silver bullets for poverty reduction are failing the poor a...

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