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Memories Lost Due to Neuro-degenerative Diseases may Be Restored

...ts, and colleagues used mice that were genetically modified to produce a protein (p25) when fed an antibiotic. Previous studies have suggested that p25 is linked to brain cell death. Before triggering p25 production, the mice were placed in a tank of water and trained to find their way to a platform submerg...

Cancer Patient’s Life Improved With Anti-reflux Valv

... in 2002. Using a similar windsock design, Dr. Dua modified the valve and attached it to the bile duct stent t...tory studies to evaluate the flow dynamics of this modified stent showed that its valve was effective in reducing backflow while maintaining its primary functio...

Overseeing Agency Indifferent to Workplace Safety in US

...plant in the town of Jasper. After an additive was modified to produce a more buttery taste, nine workers came down with a rare, life-threatening disease that was ravaging their lungs. After painstaking investigation, scientists at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health concluded that the...

The Origin of the Brain Lies in a Worm

...nversion occurred and how other invertebrates have modified the ancestral CNS throughout evolution are the next exciting questions for evolutionary biologists." Source-Eurekalert...

Hormones- The Same Regardless Of Packaging

...otection, many of the other websites reviewed have modified or removed the objectionable claims. She says the agency is following up with the companies that did not make such changes. 'We could have moved faster here and we should have,' Harrington was quoted. The committee's top Republican, Sen. Gordon Smi...

HIV/AIDS- Possible Cure From Within

...of infection, the team hopes the compound could be modified to form a new class of similar drugs. With nearly 40 million people living with HIV worldwide and 3 million deaths last year, new approaches are urgently needed. Screening hundreds of proteins from human blood discovered the compound called Viru...

Can Our Hospitals Cope In A Disaster?

... ‘walking wounded’.” Dr Robertson also suggests modified models of care such as longer working shifts and extended scope of practice for nurses, allied health practitioners and medical and other health students. Sourc-AMA SRM...

New Reflux Guidelines Released

...isease (GERD) diagnostic testing and how they have modified the clinical management of esophageal disorders. “Gastroenterologists are confronted with an increasing number of patients presenting symptoms of GERD that are unresponsive to drug therapy,” says lead author Dr. Ikuo Hirano. “These patients may hav...

Study Shows Hope for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

...ain failure has occurred. The advantage of using a modified EEG to detect these early changes is that it is non-invasive, simple to do, can be repeated when necessary and can be done in a physician’s office. This makes it an ideal method to screen elderly individuals for the earliest indication of this common...

Integrated Trauma Care Facility in Mumbai

...but we are starting here with ambulances. It's the modified version of American model and if found successful would be replicated in other major cities," he said. The participating hospitals have been divided into four levels. In a level one hospital, there must be round the clock presence of general surgeo...

Mumbai to Have Integrated Trauma Care Facility

...but we are starting here with ambulances. It's the modified version of American model and if found successful would be replicated in other major cities," he said. The participating hospitals have been divided into four levels. In a level one hospital, there must be round the clock presence of general surg...

Starting Time of Hormone Therapy may Augment the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

... suggest that the effect of hormones on CHD may be modified by years since menopause and by the presence of vasomotor symptoms [such as hot flashes or night sweats], with higher risks in women who were 20 or more years since menopause (or aged 70 years or greater). Coronary heart disease tended to be nonsigni...

A Sweet Step Toward New Cancer Therapies

...his works fine as long as the protein has not been modified after it was produced. But if other chemical groups such as phosphates, sulfates or sugars have been added, the identification method breaks down. "If sugars are attached, for instance, the weakest bonds are not the bonds that hold the protein toge...

'Smart' Sunglasses With Chameleon Powers

...re a little homemade," Xu said of the prototype, a modified pair of lab goggles. She plans to incorporate the lenses in more fashionable frames. Xu's group has a number of patents filed on the technology and is exploring options for commercialization. It will be a few years until these sunglasses show up on s...

Tumors Targeted Naturally

...th. Armed with this knowledge, Kiessling's group modified an agent known to bind tightly to integrin and tethered it to alpha-Gal. When they mixed this molecule with cells displaying high levels of integrin, the agent, by attaching to the receptor, decorated the cells with large amounts of alpha-Gal. In cel...

Study Attributes Elevated Liver Enzymes in HIV/hepatitis to Coinfection Rather Than Antiretrovirals

...that the risk of LEE in coinfected patients is not modified by the use of ART. Longer follow-up is needed to confirm these findings. Also of interest would be further explanation of a male gender-associated risk of LEE. Source-Bio-Bio Technology...

Program Helps Reduce Binge Drinking

... Tomaka said. Tomaka said the model program was modified to better address and impact UTEP’s dominant minority population – 72.5 percent of its students are Hispanic. In discussing the myths of how to sober up, for example, program administrators remind students that their blood alcohol levels will not dec...

Forsyth Scientists Wiping Out Tooth Decay Through School-based Cavities Prevention Program

...thpaste 3. Occlusal sealants 4. A simplified and modified filling that requires no drilling Analysis of collected data showed that a reduction in new decay in primary teeth of 51% was achieved after a single preventative treatment. A second treatment reduced new decay to almost zero. There were also signi...

GMO Corn Causes Liver, Kidney Problems in Rats: Study

... Greenpeace launched a fresh attack on genetically modified maize developed by U.S. biotech giant Monsanto, sa...reenpeace. MON863 is a form of maize genetically modified to make it resistant to corn rootworm. It has been authorized by the European Union for use in anima...

Gene Therapy To The Aid Of Cystic Fibrosis.

...rying to find a cure for this condition by using a modified version of HIV. If this procedure is successful, it might help the babies get rid of this ailment while developing in the womb itself. Scientists are currently attempting to replace the faulty gene which is responsible for this condition. Their lin...

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