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Japanese Humanoid Happy to Work on in the Rain

... a shower before media cameras. "We have made a leap towards creating a humanoid that works in a real environment," the firm said in a joint statement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. The white robot, which wears a visor and has...

Church Weddings for Gays Soon a Reality in Sweden

...sexual unions to be eliminated. The issue took a leap forward on March 21 when an independent committee, tasked with studying the issue by the former Social Democratic government, recommended the adoption of a new gender neutral marriage law. The Lutheran Church, which has 7.2 million members out of a...

Protein Reduction Ceases Alzheimer's Advancement in Mice

...tegy also works in humans, it could enable a major leap forward in our ability" The researchers, whose work is published in the journal Science, studied mice that were genetically modified to portray the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. They found that when the production of tau was retarded, it helpe...

Targeting Sugar on Blood Vessels may Inhibit Cancer Growth

... tumor heparan sulfate, we might be able to make a leap in cancer-fighting therapies, because several molecules critical to tumor endothelial growth also bind to heparan sulfate," Fuster said. "Altering this binding would allow for suppression of a broader array of the tumor fuels for angiogenesis, withou...

New Strategy Identified for Preventing Acute and Chronic Brain Disease

...tegy also works in humans, it could enable a major leap forward in our ability to treat and prevent devastating neurological diseases." Although Alzheimer's disease (AD) was first described over a hundred years ago, there is still no effective way to prevent it. Many investigational therapies for AD aim...

'Star Trek'-type Scanning may Help Reveal Genetic Activity of Tumors

...hey already have the skills, so it's not a quantum leap by any stretch - if this were to be validated ultimately on a large-scale-for this to be implemented," said Kuo....

Surge in Cancer Incidence in Asia Feared

...global toll in 2002. That number is projected to leap to 7.8 million by 2020 if nothing changes, according to Dr. Donald Max Parkin, a research fellow at the University of Oxford who is a leading authority on global cancer patterns and trends. But unlike in wealthy countries where the world's top medi...

Protein Reduction Ceases Alzheimer's Advancement in Mice

...tegy also works in humans, it could enable a major leap forward in our ability" The researchers, whose work is published in the journal Science, studied mice that were genetically modified to portray the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. They found that when the production of tau was retarded, it helpe...

UK Scientists to Reveal Genetic Secrets Behind Serious Illnesses

...s.// Their findings will mark the biggest single leap in the understanding of how genes dictate our propensity to get ill, opening the door to a new wave of tailored therapies and tests to predict the likelihood that people will develop a serious illness. A coalition of 50 groups, including 24 leading...

Medical Records - Direct to Home With the New NHS IT System

...safety measures. For patients, this will be a huge leap forward. They will be able to see data such as tes...wheelchair access for appointments." Certainly a leap forward in enabling superior patient care. <BR...

Blood Tests may Be Possible for Mental Health Conditions

...he ability to test for panic disorder is a quantum leap in psychiatry,' said the study's lead author, Robert Philibert, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. 'Panic disorder will no longer be a purely descriptive diagnosis, but, as with cystic...

Mental Health Conditions Could Be Detected With Blood Tests

...he ability to test for panic disorder is a quantum leap in psychiatry," said the study's lead author, Robert Philibert, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. "Panic disorder will no longer be a purely descriptive diagnosis, but, as with cystic f...

Health Disorders Linked To Astrological Signs

... the observed associations,” says Austin. “Then we leap to conclusions, constructing reasons for why we saw the results we did. We did this study to prove a larger point – the more we look for patterns, the more likely we are to find them, particularly when we don’t begin with a particular question.” A...

Advances Have Cut Combat Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan

...iving combat injuries. "We stand on the next great leap forward of medicine for generations to come," Col. Gamble concludes. Source-Newswise RM...

Mosquito-borne Dengue Disease on the Rise in Five Malaysian States

...la Lumpur: Five Malaysian states have registered a leap in the number of dengue fever cases in the first week of the year, with authorities fearing that the mosquito-borne// disease could further spread due to the rainy season, reports said Wednesday. The north-eastern state of Kelantan registered the ...

Birth- Control Made Easy And Tasty

...spenser with a velvet pouch. "This isn't a great leap forward, but I think this is a helpful step," said Dr. Lee Shulman, chairman of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, and an Obstetrician cum Gynecologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a Professor at Northwestern University. ...

TB Returns , Sharp Rise In Cases In UK

...e UK during the 1800s has made a comeback , with a leap of over 10% from 2004 to 2005. //Th number of case... late 1980s , but this has been the single largest leap , causing great concern to government health agencies. The disease which killed several famous poe...

Artificial Liver from Cord Blood Stem cells

...rust said: “Stem cell technology represents a huge leap forward in treating many diseases. With liver disease in particular it has the potential for tremendous advances.” “One hundred million children are born around the world every year – that is 100 million different tissue types,” said Colin McGuckin...

Substance P May Pre-empt VIP in Regulating Temperature

...hers, a discovery that, if confirmed, //would be a leap forward in understanding how temperature regulation occurs. In other words, they may have found a major player in the machinery that allows people to release body heat and stay cool. Experiments involving 11 young men and women looked closely at the...

Chemotherapy's Effects on the Brain

...d lower resting metabolism displayed a substantial leap in activity when the patients were performing the memory exercise," said Silverman. "In effect, these women's brains were working harder than the control subjects' to recall the same information." Finally, the researchers discovered that women who ...

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