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Robbie Donates 1.5 Million Pounds to Help His Native People Beat Addiction

...insisted that he was 'glad' that he could help his native people. "I'm glad the little help I give can raise the profile of things like this," the Mirror quoted Williams, as saying. The singer revealed that he intended to participate more actively to help people at his place, where he plans to return on...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

...tion, they insist that these vessels function like native tissue and have various properties similar to blood vessels-viz. morphology, expression of several smooth muscle cell proteins, the ability to proliferate, and the ability to contract in response to vasoconstrictors. The tissue-engineered vessels a...

Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

...round that as a gay he was being persecuted in his native country. He was almost beaten to death in 2003 and police were of no help. Nor were his parents. " I can never forget what happened. It hurt when the police called us 'faggots.' It hurt when my parents screamed and beat me after they found out. It...

First Genetically Engineered Maize Resistant to Maize Streak Virus Produced in S. Africa

...ed to Africa in the 1500s and eventually displaced native food crops such as sorghum and millet. aize streak virus, an endemic pathogen of native African grasses, was then carried to maize plants by viruliferous leafhoppers. They said that Afr...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...e of the most invasive water weeds in the world. A native of South America, it was spread throughout the tropics and subtropics in the last century, mostly by humans. While the plant can potentially be used for sewage treatment and biofuel production, it can also cause severe environmental and socioeconom...

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

... but they can include suitable habitat for species native to the area. Golf courses could act as nature sanctuaries if managed properly," said Ray Semlitsch, Curators' Professor of Biology in the MU College of Arts and Science. Semlitsch, along with Michelle Boone, an assistant professor at Miami Univers...

'Sweet Herb' may Be Green Gold for Paraguay

...toni -- has been used for centuries by the Guarani native people to sweeten their drinks, being 300 times sw...me. In 10 years, plantations of stevia, which is native to northwest Paraguay, have grown from 350 to 1,500 hectares (865 to 3,700 acres). Officials hope ...

Ayurvedic Doctor Sentenced to Five Years in Jail for Causing Death of Woman

... Indias capital, New Delhi, practicing Ayurveda, a native system of medicine, has been sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment by a city court for causing the death of a pregnant woman who sought his help for abortion. The incident took place two years ago. The doctor had administered some medic...

Around the World in 86 Days ... on Motorbike With Double-hand Transplant

...le) post-operation trip in October 2001 around his native Austria. In 2003, he rode across South America before going around the world in 86 days through Russia, Japan and Canada in 2006, barely missing the symbolic 80 days from the title of Jules Verne's adventure classic thanks to breakdowns and customs...

Blackcurrants can Protect from Heart Disease, Cancer

...latest research. Blackcurrant is a type of berry native to central and northern Europe and northern Asia. Scientists have found that the common or garden blackcurrant is more nutritious than other fruits like apples, strawberries, mangoes or bananas. Scientists compared the properties of 20 popular fru...

South Asians Seek Bone Marrow for Young Indian American

...an 10 percent of people with AML are children. A native of Fremont, California, Vinay did his undergraduate degree at Berkeley and went on to obtain his Master's and Medical Degrees from Boston University. He is a resident in orthopedics at Boston Medical Centre. He was married in 2005 to Rashmi, a medica...

Sioux Herb Confirmed as Shield Against Colds

...for nine related daisy-like plant species that are native to North America and feature in the traditional medicine of the Sioux and other Plains Indians as remedies for infection, snakebites and rabies. Other names for the plant are black sampson, Kansas snakeroot and purple coneflower. Coleman's team sai...

The American Dream Comes True for 105-year-old Cuban

...ear-old exile who was detained for 30 years in his native Cuba, realized his American dream Friday, when he became a US citizen at a ceremony in Miami. Now, he says, his next goal is to find himself a wife. And the former fisherman is convinced he will outlive the ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro he...

Bioparasite Envisioned To Control Terror Of Fire Ants

...eir numbers are now 10 times greater than in their native South America. Yet researchers of the US Department of Agriculture say that they have finally discovered the nemesis of fire ants- a virus found in some fire ant fields and which can break down their colonies in about 3 months. Bob Vander ...

Study Finds the Spread of Rabies in North American Raccoons

... North American raccoons. A raccoon is a mammal native to the Americas. Although raccoons are common throughout North America, their impact as a rabies host before the 1970s was limited to the southeastern United States, particularly Florida. However, this situation changed dramatically in 1977 when a ...

Beware Weight Loss Drugs, Say Canadian Experts

... in the early 2000s relied on chemicals in a shrub native to China and Mongolia. Ephedra sinica, or Ma huang in Chinese, contains ephedra alkaloids that, when combined with caffeine, caused weight loss. Consumers clamoured for the heavily advertised supplement, but scientists only found out about its asso...

Fire Ants are Emerging Nuisance for Virginians

... Schultz, they may have been introduced from their native habitat in Argentina and Brazil from the soil used as ballast in cargo ships. Although humans are most commonly to blame for the spread of RIFAs, the insects have extended their range to nearby territories during annual mating flights and by moving i...

Essential Tones of Music Rooted in Human Speech

...s and Jonathan Choi tested their idea by recording native English and Mandarin Chinese speakers uttering vow...relationships that are especially prevalent in the native language of that group. Purves and his collaborators also think these findings may help explain a ...

Hunger Awareness Day to Shed Light on Surprising Face of Hunger June 5

...lle resident Scott Hamilton; singer and Cincinnati native Nick Lachey; Los Angeles' own actor Scott Wolf; and the Cast of "Legally Blonde - the Musical." Ben helped out at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Nick volunteered at the FreeStore FoodBank and hosted a "Taste of the NFL" fundraising event in support ...

California Pharmacy Chain Provides Services to Hispanic Community

... "I didn't want a Walgreens in Spanish," Singer, a native of Mexico, said, adding, "In Mexico, the pharmacist interacts with you immediately. That service, that connection, here is nonexistent." The chain also leases space to a walk-in medical clinic to provide on-site a variety of health services to addr...

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