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Greenpeace takes legal action against Thailand over GM crop

...alent contamination of Thai farms with genetically modified papaya has led to suing of the Thailand government...n order allowing open field testing of genetically modified (GMO) papaya and to order additional decontamination of papaya plants believed to be tainted by the ...

Three Teslas magnetic resonance imager acquired. Shot in the arm for research

...ntified and likewise how this cerebral activity is modified with learning. It is of interest to know the plasticity of these altered neuronal populations and how they react to and change with medication. Another important line of research involves cognitive neurology, related to the onset of dementia. For e...

New Nationwide Study on Leading Cause of Vision Loss for Seniors

...ting in a nationwide study investigating //whether modified combinations of vitamins, minerals and fish oil products can slow the progression of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration. “This study will evaluate nutrient-based factors that may influence the development and progression of the two mo...

Naturally Occurring Enzyme Can Break Down Key Part of Alzheimer's Plaques

...mice lacking MMP-9 with a line of mice genetically modified to develop an Alzheimer's-like condition. Scientists want to see if removing MMP-9 causes the mice to develop Alzheimer's more quickly. In a parallel project that will test MMP-9's potential as a therapeutic, Lee and his collaborators will use viru...

New version of Good Medical Practice

...y or often fail to meet the standards given in the modified version of Good Medical Practice guide are at risk of being struck off the register. Dr Brian Keighley, of the GMC, said: "The new guidance is much more explicit about the need for doctors to consider patients' opinions and perspectives. The attitu...

Race Affects African-American Survival of Breast Cancer

...otherapy doxorubicin before and after a radical or modified radical mastectomy. Of the total patients, 1,590 were Caucasian, 300 were Hispanic, and 250 were African-American, with racial categories based on self-reporting by the patients. In both trials, African-American women received at least as many cycl...

High-Energy Clamp Simplifies Heart Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

...om more than 90 minutes to about 30 minutes. The modified Cox-Maze procedure eliminated atrial fibrillation in over 90 percent of patients in a recent study, a number that compares favorably to the outcomes of the traditional cut-and-sew procedure. About three-quarters of patients treated no longer need dru...

Partial-match cell transplants for kids with resistant leukemia

...ion, the St. Jude team compared the results of its modified transplantation technique with results from a group of patients with refractory blood cancers who were treated with MCR. The investigators reported that following RICR in 22 children, 91 percent achieved full donor chimerism; that is, the recipients ...

Is India Prepared to Face the Epidemics?

...t in Delhi that was experimenting with genetically modified aedes aegypti mosquitoes and was planning a large-scale release in Sonepat, Haryana. "The situation in India is ideal for the spread of the disease and that is why we are so worried and want to see that no focus is established in any part of he cou...

High Testosterone Destroys Nerve Cells

...e an evidence of changes in neurological functions modified by steroids used. To quote Prof. Ehrlich,”"Next time a muscle-bound guy in a sports car cuts you off on the highway, don't get mad, just take a deep breath and realize that it might not be his fault,”. The key male hormone testosterone plays elem...

New Path from Estrogen to Survival in Breast Cancer Cells Described

...sn't have any relationship to the cancer, but when modified by the protein NEDD8, can act like a tumor suppres... They first found that BCA3 binds to SENP8 and was modified byNEDD8, and then discovered that this complex affects NFkB signaling. It does this by binding on to...

Mouse Gene With Gene Stutter Will Help Leukemia Research

...ng altered. “We show that the histones are being modified in ways that can increase the activity of the HoxA9 gene,” says first author Adrienne M. Dorrance, a graduate student in Caligiuri’s laboratory and the recipient of the Lady Tata Memorial Trust Award for her work on this gene. “We believe that the mu...

Is Radiation or Chemoradiation Best for Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

... in the evaluation of swallowing function. Without modified barium swallows and formal speech pathology evaluations on every patient, it is impossible to assess the detailed effects of treatment on swallowing function. To better assess this, a prospective study utilizing pretreatment studies, post-treatment s...

Updated Sleep Apnea Screening Recommended for Commercial Drivers

... a more thorough screening and evaluation process, modified criteria for returning to work after treatment, and provide follow-up and recertification recommendations. “Sleepiness and inattention contribute to a significant number of CMV crashes each year and OSA has been shown to significantly increase a dri...

Danger and insecurity in contemporary life

...f "risk" in relation to the debates on genetically modified crops and human genetic research. They will tell the meeting that journalists did not cover the stories as a purely scientific issue, but drew on a plethora of social and cultural factors, such as concepts of nationality, nature and purity, to descri...

Cure for food allergies is less than a decade away

... decrease in reactions by a factor of 10, with the modified versions of the allergens in apples produced by Dr Van Ree. Research is being done in the U.S. on the mutated version of the allergens on peanuts. GYT...

MRI Development Yields Breakthrough in Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis

...pplies vibrations to the liver and then utilizes a modified form of MRI to obtain pictures of the mechanical waves passing through the organ. The imaging can be accomplished in as little as 20 seconds. The wave pictures are then processed to generate a quantitative image of tissue stiffness -- called an elast...

Hormone Could Be Answer To Atkins' Diet Success

...earchers also investigated in mice and genetically modified them to inhibit PYY production. They found that these mice ate more and grew fat. "No medical person is going to tell you to have all that saturated fat in your diet and no carbohydrates," Batterham said of Atkins' diet. But she added that more stu...

Protein rich diet reduces hunger?

...normal levels of protein. In contrast, genetically modified mice that were incapable of producing PYY and resistant to the influence of a high protein diet were found to eat more and turn obese. This led scientists to be confident about the link between protein and PYY, and consequently its effects on hunger....

Call for Regular Testing of Kidney Function in Patients with Diabetes

Existing guidelines should be modified to ensure more diabetes patients are tested for chronic kidney disease, Australian researchers have suggested.// Associate Professor Merlin Thomas, Senior Research Fellow at the Baker Heart Research Institute in Melbourne, and colleagues made the re...

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