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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...und called r-flurbiprofen. R-flurbiprofen is the mirror image of the COX-inhibiting drug s-flurbiprofen, but because it is structurally distinct (much as a person’s right and left hands have the same overall structure but cannot be superimposed on each other), it does not inhibit COX enzymes. The result w...

World's First Face Transplant Patient Feels She is Alive Again

...n, but admitted she still looks at herself in the mirror with a combination of sadness and wonder. "I am back in the world of humans, those who have a face, a smile, facial expressions which allow them to communicate. And I am alive again," Isabelle Dinoire, 40, said in an interview published in Saturday...

Paris Launches Drive for Clean Cars

... Socialist mayor said. The clean car service would mirror a new scheme being launched next month in which 10,000 bicycles will be made available for rental across the city. Delanoe said the service will not exclusively offer electricity-powered cars but look at other Green vehicles. Two firms have been c...

Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

...te to a cruciate ligament tear. These factors also mirror risk factors for people. Obesity, activity and genetic tendencies may all play a role in the dog's level of risk of a cruciate tear. Like surgery to repair a torn knee in humans, there are also surgeries available to repair cruciate ruptures in dog...

Its the Face and Not the Body That Grips the Attention of the Opposite Sex

...to the researchers thats because the face, being a mirror to the soul, gives women emotional cues which are key to partner suitability. The study appears in the journal Animal Behaviour....

High-fat and Sugary Diet Severely Damage Liver and Other Vital Organs

...II diabetes to begin, Tetri said. "We wanted to mirror the kind of diet many Americans subsist on, so the high fat content is about the same you'd find in a typical McDonald's meal, and the high fructose corn syrup translates to about eight cans of soda a day in a human diet, which is not far off with wh...

Beware, America's Fast Food Consumers!

...ner in soda and some fruit juices. "We wanted to mirror the kind of diet many Americans subsist on, so the high fat content is about the same you'd find in a typical McDonald's meal, and the high fructose corn syrup translates to about eight cans of soda a day in a human diet, which is not far off with wh...

Scientists Find Clue for the Prevalence of Bladder Cancer More in Men

...ar signals that control cancer development in mice mirror those in humans. The disease hits about three times as many men as women, including estimates of 50,000 men and 17,000 women in the United States in 2007, according to the American Cancer Society. Some scientists have suspected that male hormones w...

New Chemistry Approach Promises Less Expensive Drugs

...roduce can exist in two different forms, which are mirror images of one another. Though both forms of an org...ntiomer might be the basis for a helpful drug, its mirror image might do nothing for the body, or even damage it. "This was the problem in the 1960s with th...

Sex – Three Hundred Years Ag

...the life and politics of the times." Its metaphors mirror the passions of the age: "At a time when military power was equated with virility, armed conquest is often used as a metaphor for sex – in phrases such as 'unsheathing the weapon', 'storming the fort' and 'releasing the cannon'." By the 1770s, the ...

Extreme Treatment for Obese Teens Becoming a Fad

...l in the hospital, are relatively low in teens and mirror those seen in adults who have the procedure. Adolescents also tend to spend less time in the hospital following the procedure, the investigators noticed. And while national data suggest a procedure-related death rate of 0.2 percent for adults havin...

Newborns With Respiratory Distress Potentially Have Rare Genetic Disease

...ol indicates that several clinical features of PCD mirror those found in the more-common cystic fibrosis, including chronic sinus and lung disease as well as male infertility. However, chronic ear disease and neonatal respiratory distress are relatively uncommon in cystic fibrosis and should prompt the care...

Horse Heart Coherence May Be Key To Non-invasive Stress Detection

...rtMath. When in contact, a horse’s heart rate may mirror a human’s emotions, signifying a close unspoken form of communication between man and beast. The horse as emotion detector may be the key to eliminating invasive procedures such as those that measure cortisol, a stress hormone. Horses have long be...

De Niro Thinks He is Going Cross-eyed

...nothing wrong. But I can see it when I look in the mirror sometimes. My friend bought me some sunglasses as a joke. He said I should put then on so that people don't have to worry which eye to look at when I speak to them." Source-IANS...

Watching With Intent to Repeat Ignites Key Learning Area of Brain

...ity. The findings “implicate the parieto-frontal mirror system in encoding the spatial components of observed actions and the primary motor cortex in the formation of novel motor memories through observation,” wrote Frey and research assistant Valerie E. Gerry in their conclusions. “This study is the fi...

No Proven Programs to Help Teens Quit Smoking

...hers suspect that teenage smokers are anything but mirror images of their adult counterparts. “They may be addicted, but perhaps not as addicted, pharmacologically, (as adults),” said Jonathan Winickoff, M.D., an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Genetic factors also play a role...

Daytime Naps can Improve Memory

...h the men and women trying to accurately trace the mirror image of a complex pattern. Then, half the grou...ets of volunteers were re-tested on the memory and mirror games. While both groups performed equally well on the mirror-image test, those who had napped di...

Mind in a Bind – Alternative Intervention

...n the homoeopathic Materia Medica’ is closest as a mirror image. A physician can gauge if medicines are efficacious noting changes in the functional plane. Some of the important remedies used in practice to counter stress are Argentum Met., Arnica, Aurum, Picric acid, Ignatia, Kali Brom, Lillium tigrinum,...

High -tech Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing Tool Updated

...ach bit is like a unique magnet that sticks to its mirror image. But if the extracted DNA contains mutations or other variations from the standard consensus sequence annealed to the chip, the bits with those changes would appear abnormal to the specially designed computer software programs that read the ...

MitoChip v2.0 – the new Mitochondrial DNA sequencing too

...ach bit is like a unique magnet that sticks to its mirror image. But if the extracted DNA contains mutations or other variations from the standard consensus sequence annealed to the chip, the bits with those changes would appear abnormal to the specially designed computer software programs that read the c...

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