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Napoleon Love Letter Seduces Bidders at Manuscript Auction

...d. He amassed the hundreds of original manuscripts largely without his family's knowledge. In all, the 500 lots on offer fetched 3.8 million pounds, nearly double the amount expected. Other highlights of the sale included a manuscript by Sir Isaac Newton in which he discusses the theory of gravity. It so...

Overdose of Paracetamol was Dropped

...icide rates. UK acetaminophen overdose cuts have largely been attributed to the package size restrictions, however no such restrictions have been imposed in Canada. Acetaminophen (paracetamol) overdose is the most common cause of acute liver failure, accounting for as many as 50% of acute liver failure cas...

Somerville, A Town Committed to Tackle Obesity Among Kids

..., this is an experiment like no other because it's largely targeted at changing habits learned in childhood. The project is called "Shape Up", and it began in 2003 under the direction of nutritionist Christina Economos of Tufts University. It encompasses everything from encouraging people to walk instead o...

Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

... of effectiveness demonstrated by this analysis is largely unprecedented in the treatment of solid tumors, the authors say, and highlights the potential of implementing targeted agents with cytotoxic chemotherapy. More information about ECLU is available at http: www.esmo.org/activities/ecluconference/....

MIT's Green Nano-factories to Produce Eco-friendly Batteries

...oom temperature, and promise to be inexpensive and largely biodegradable. A 2004 winner of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award," Dr. Belcher says that her latest research could address the energy crisis, the need for better medical treatments, and the demand for clean water. "Nano-technology is the ...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

...ds to the case that frequently, we are what we are largely due to random changes that are completely neutral," said Nicholas Katsanis, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Hopkins' Institute of Genetic Medicine "I am not at all discounting the role of natural selection, the persistence of genetic changes that con...

Amorous African Fish Exchange Electric Pulses While Mating

.... Until now, the love life of electric fish was largely a private matter, claims Carl Hopkins of Cornell University. Hopkins and undergraduate Ryan Wong employed a variety of tricks, including sprinkling tanks with artificial rain, to simulate breeding-season conditions. Using recording equipment and...

Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

...n the United States, and the good news is that its largely preventable with early screening, says Gruber. The American Cancer Society estimates that some 150,000 new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed in 2007, and more than 50,000 deaths from colorectal cancer will occur. Although most cancers are not...

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

...olar power and energy-efficient building design is largely rhetoric rather then reality. But a few "green" projects are taking root. When Soontorn built his first eco-home 15 years ago, everyone thought he was mad, he says. But in the past 10 years, he has designed about 200 homes, as well as a universit...

Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock

...s that contain small quantities of antibiotics are largely unknown. Consumption of antibiotics in plants may cause allergic reactions in sensitive populations, such as young children. There is also concern that consuming antibiotics may lead to the development of antimicrobial resistance, which can render an...

Extrovert People Drink More Alcohol

...st Sander Bot. The amount a young person drinks is largely determined by how much others in the group drink. Friendly young people in particular, people who score high on the personality dimension friendliness, are sensitive to the influence of others on their alcohol use. Besides genetic disposition, dri...

Electronic Medical Records can Pay You Within 16 Months

...or electronic health records technologies has been largely anecdotal," said Dr. Krusch. The study measured the return on investment of installing electronic health records at five ambulatory offices representing 28 providers within the University of Rochester (NY) Medical Center. Starting in November 200...

Tourettes Syndrome in Children may also Result in Superior Learning Skills

... These children were particularly fast, as well as largely accurate, in certain language tasks. This tells us that their cognitive processing may be altered in ways we have only begun to explore, and moreover in a manner that may provide them with performance that is actually enhanced compared that of typica...

Spain Announces Cash-for-kid Payments to Boost Birth Rate

...ear per minor. The 2005-2006 slight increase was largely due to births by immigrants, who will likewise benefit from the measure if legally resident. But it remains below the 2.06 children per woman the country needs to maintain its population. Spain's 2006 birth rate was 10.92 births for 1,000 inhabit...

New Zealand Authorities Concerned With Overcrowding in Hospitals

...ologised for the oversight, which he said happened largely because he was out of the country when the report arrived. The report arrived late on Friday and was hand-delivered to the Carroll family on Saturday, the earliest possible opportunity. A press conference was scheduled for Monday, Davies said. Bo...

Extroverts are More Likely to Drink Under Pressure

The amount a young person drinks is largely determined by how much others in the group drink, and an extrovert is likely to drink more, a new study has found . The study was conducted by Dutch psychologist Sander Bot, who also found that men, and people with positive expectations regarding a...

This is Why DNA Has Its Famous Helix Shape

...f the interactions within individual strands comes largely from the chemical attraction between the stacked bases. But the integrity of double-stranded DNA depends on both the stacking forces between base units along the length of the double helix and on the pairing forces between complementary bases, which ...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

...ly in the last three decades, and this increase is largely attributed to the spread around the globe of a single strain of strep known as the invasive M1T1 clone. Just like a computer virus might come in and reprogram your hard drive, this virus reprogrammed the genetic machinery of the M1T1 strep into a mo...

Human Membranes Crystal Structure may Help Tailor Asthma Drugs

...matory reaction in the airways, a reaction that is largely due to actions of LTC4 synthase. For this reason asthma medicines often aim at blocking the downstream effects of LTC4 synthase. However, there is a need for new pharmaceutical alternatives, as not all patients respond to the existing medicines. ...

Genes Influence the Ability to Listen Two Things at a Time

...cess what they hear, and these differences are due largely to heredity. The term auditory processing refers to functions performed primarily by the brain that help a listener interpret sounds. Among other things, auditory processing enables us to tell the direction a sound is coming from, the timing and seq...

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