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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... is a very exciting time,” Dr. Younkin says. He is part of a team of scientists from four institutions who just reported locating the 14th gene that has a statistically significant association with Alzheimer’s disease. In a January 2007 online issue of Nature Genetics, the researchers reported a new gene...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

... Kuderer said. "This study represents an important part of the effort to better treat this common complica... of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The work was part of research being conducted by the Awareness of Neutropenia in Chemotherapy (ANC) Study Group, a mul...

M-rated Violent Video Games Most Popular Among Young Teens

...l's (MGH) Center for Mental Health and Media. As part of the study, researchers analysed a large sample of 1,254 children from two states who came from various socio-economic, racial/ethnic and geographic groups, so these findings might represent the average middle-school child. The study found that m...

Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

... Research and Development Centre in Tanzania. As part of the study, researchers used recently developed models of mosquito behaviour and mortality to see the effect of insecticide-treated nets. Researchers found that the use of the nets could greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes that survived repea...

Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...charge of logistics at the administration. A key part of China's food safety problem lies in the structure of the industry, which is dominated by small firms, many of which have no government licences. However, only top-flight suppliers will be involved in the Olympic catering operation, according to ...

Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...th those at highest risk for a heart attack. As part of the study, to examine the relationship of MPO t...Norfolk, United Kingdom, between 1993 and 1997, as part of a larger community-based research program known as the European Prospective Investigation Into Ca...

Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...ial said on Tuesday. "I think countries in this part of the world have done a lot to fight the virus. But in spite of it, the virus is still circulating," said Shigeru Omi, WHO's regional director for the Western Pacific. "This is the challenge. We remain concerned. We must avoid human transmission,"...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

..., and 2006 was the warmest year on record for that part of the Arctic. Some arctic ponds have drained wh...n source of surface water in many polar areas, and part of the Arctic ecosystem. They provide habitat for waterfowl, drinking water for animals and homes fo...

Chavez Threatens to Nationalize Private Hospitals in Venezuela

...rivately owned hospitals and clinics would be made part of the public health service if they failed to abide by the law. He also described costs at private clinics as a symptom of "the evil of capitalism", which allow only wealthier, insured patients to afford better treatment at private hospitals. Th...

Translating Structure into Function

...nic 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 the substrate in hand, the scientists went on to discover that the enzyme works in a previously uncharacter...

Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm

...ight never be known. No autopsies were planned, in part because investigators were satisfied that the deaths were accidental, the sheriff's office said. The deaths struck hard in this picturesque farming region dotted with red barns, gleaming silos and church steeples that peak above rolling fields. T...

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

...surprise me that they have been targeted. On its part the Department of Health bravely insisted vetting was the business of the employers, namely the hospitals offering short-term contracts to overseas doctors. The employers said the checks already in place are extensive. The vetting, at the moment, f...

Chilean Lake Disappears, Thanks to Global Warming

...he point where the increased water pressure caused part of a glacier acting as a dam to give way. Water in the lake flowed out of the breach, into a nearby fiord and then to the sea, said Andres Rivera, a glaciologist with Chile's Centre of Scientific Studies. Rivera flew on Monday in a navy airplane...

Chronic Insomnia can Lead to Anxiety Disorders and Depression

...keland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway. As part of the study, researchers analysed data collected from 25,130 adults from two general health surveys. The study found significant relations between the longitudinal course of chronic insomnia and the development of anxiety disorders and depression....

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

...gator, Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium, "We're part of a research programme called the ICBC - the International Cancer Biomarker Consortium [which] links up cancer centres and research groups across the world. It's led by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centre in Seattle USA." The project is the most ex...

Former US Vice President Al Gores Son Continues to Be Dogged by Drug Abuse Problem.

...r daughter Karenna Gore Schiff replaced her during part of the bus trip, appearing at a rally in Nashville, while a latter portion of the trip was canceled. Many are puzzled that despite such close family attention, the son should be running into drug problems time and again....

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...s. Stress + comfort foods = excess weight gainAs part of the study, Zukowska and her team examined the effect of several forms of chronic stress that mice in the wilderness can encounter, such as exposure for an hour a day over a two-week period to standing in a puddle of cold water or to an aggressive ...

Stem Cells from Human Fat Tissue to Hunt for and Kill Cancerous Tumours

...the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. As part of the study to find a less toxic method than chemotherapy to treat colon cancer, researchers extracted the mesenchymal stem cells from human fat tissue, and after expanding their number in the lab, used a retrovirus vector to insert the gene cytosin...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...damaging cells and altering DNA. Inflammation is part of the immune systems arsenal to combat the effect...cording to Engels, the IL1B protein is an integral part of the chemical cascade by which cell signals moderate the response to inflammation. Variations in t...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

... the world's only "health mine." Gernot Strauss, part of the medical team at the centre, stressed that the mine treatment cannot cure ailments, only alleviate their symptoms. But he said the effect can last up to nine months. "There is as yet no cure for rheumatism," said Rieser, but "more than 90 per...

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