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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...h on ways in which we can make a difference in the lives of our patients, both today and tomorrow,” says Todd Golde, M.D., an Alzheimer’s disease researcher who chairs the Department of Neurosciences at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. And, by all accounts, that focus will likely begin to pay off in this second ...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...hich global warming already has seriously impacted lives and health and this problem will pose an even greater threat to mankind in coming decades if we fail to act now," Omi said. He said that in some countries environmental issues were not given the highest priority but "if we ignore the environment, h...

Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...or weeks amid reports of toxic produce endangering lives in the United States and other countries. China's own food inspectors announced last week that a six-month crackdown had uncovered industrial oils, acid, cancer-causing chemicals and other dangerous ingredients in thousands of everyday foods sold d...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...aws on the tobacco industry could save 200 million lives by 2050, he said. Bettcher was one of several tobacco industry experts attending an international conference hosted by the Thai government this week to highlight the need for better implementation of the international Framework Convention on Tobacc...

Live Earth Will Make the World More Aware of the Crisis Facing the Earth, Hopes Al Gore

...re coming from nearby areas. Madonna, for example, lives in London and will be performing at Wembley.' He added: 'There are 3,000 concerts a year. We're doing 10, but touching 2 billion people about what I think is the biggest issue that's ever faced humanity.' Steve Howard of the environmental charity C...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...till inadequately understood. The naked mole-rat lives in colonies of between 100-300 animals, but only the queen reproduces, suppressing fertility in both the females and the males around her by bullying them. The queen exerts her dominance over the colony by, literally, pushing the other members of t...

Translating Structure into Function

...wn as Thermotoga maritima, a microbe that normally lives at very high temperatures and pressures near volcanic ocean vents. Its structure was determined as a part of the structural genomics project, a large-scale, worldwide effort to determine the structures of enzymes and receptors. With the nature of t...

Mira Nair Takes AIDS Message to Indian Cinema Halls

... of Africa in a few years. The director, who now lives in Uganda, knows the problem firsthand. Figures of a 2006 UN study show that 72 percent of the 2.6 million global AIDS deaths were in sub-Saharan Africa with devastating socio-economic impact. She wants to use the "immense power" of Indian cinema t...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

... of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually." But Bad Gastein organisers say patients are given one day without inhaling radon in between two days of treatment, and say the gas is out of the patients' bodies within three hours. "The 50-odd mine staff are subject to 20 times more e...

Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks

... require special attention." ``The effect on daily lives of patients, such as loss of job and driving license, is greatest shortly after diagnosis,'' the researchers said. While epileptics experience a high rate of depression and other mental illnesses, ``we also observed a high suicide risk shortly after ...

Stem Cell Treatment may Prolong Lives of Children With Brittle Bone Disease

...s during the gestation period may help prolong the lives of children with brittle bone disease , osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). The genetic defect, detected in human foetuses by DNA testing or ultrasound, disrupts collagen production, leading to weak bones and stunted growth. Those with the condition suff...

A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

...a significant impact, not only on the thousands of lives it will change, but also to spark the ingenuity of our youth to develop new technologies for the future.'...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

... Food has an enormous psychological impact on our lives and we should follow the advice given consistently by dieticians: eat a wide range of foods, because each one offers different characteristics and a particular function....

Defective HIV Testing Kits Poses Serious Health Risks

...tandard HIV testing kits which has jeopardised the lives of innocent patients without violating the confidentiality agreement with the Bank," Saha said. "I plan to hold a video press conference in New Delhi from the US to come out with what we have found," Saha said. In West Bengal, a huge dud HIV te...

Angelina Jolie Poses in Nude

...st month. Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand lives in Los Angles and has terminal cancer. Angelina made a trip to Los Angeles so Shiloh Nouvel could meet her dying grandmother. Jolie is also involved in many charity efforts, one can guess maybe, she will auction one of her nudes and give the mone...

Erection Drugs Don't Boost Men's Self-esteem

...edications are not a magic pill to improve the sex lives of men," News.com.au quoted Dr Matic, as saying. ...Pfizer, maintained that the drug "improved the sex lives of more than 30 million men worldwide". The findings will be published in the International Journ...

Boffins Identify Gene That can Protect Humans from Nephronopthisis

...arities with NPHP patients. Very early on in their lives their kidney cells start to die and the mice develop all the characteristic disease symptoms. It is the first time that a mouse model reveals increased cell death as the mechanism underpinning kidney degeneration in NPHP. The genetic cause is a mutat...

New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

...eier, group leader at EMBL. Very early on in their lives their kidney cells start to die and the mice develop all the characteristic disease symptoms. It is the first time that a mouse model reveals increased cell death as the mechanism underpinning kidney degeneration in NPHP. The genetic cause is a mu...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

...ution levels. The total number of Chinese whose lives are cut short by pollution-triggered diseases aligns closely with the figures that were reportedly left out of a recent World Bank study. China's State Environmental Protection Agency engineered the removal of the statistics, the Financial Times r...

Teens Seems to Be Smoking Less

...e become complacent now, there is no question that lives will be lost as a result."...

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