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Genetic Mutation That Makes Common Cancers Resistant to Drugs Identified

... The mutation alters the electrostatics of binding pocket in the pleckstrin homology domain, the portion of the enzyme that docks with phospholipids on the cell membrane," said Dr. Kerry L. Blanchard, Executive Director, Discovery Biology Research, Eli Lilly and Company. During the study, the researcher...

Tea Pill, Tea Cola Hitting Markets Soon

...national limelight by developing the world's first pocket teas - a tea pill that can be chewed or sucked and having the same refreshing effect like a steaming hot cup of tea. "The pill is absolutely safe and can be chewed, or placed under the tongue, besides drinking in the conventional manner by dipping ...

New Clues for Treatment of Disease That Causes Accelerated Aging

...DNA and the nuclear membrane, which keeps DNA in a pocket known as the nucleus. Lamin A may help arrange the DNA in a way that affects how often genes are used to make proteins. To get to where it does its job, lamin A binds to another molecule that guides it to the nuclear membrane. Normally the portion ...

Fluctuations in Ocean Salinity Could Forewarn of Climate Change

...ain. Salt increases the density of water. Once a pocket of water becomes salty enough, it sinks, drawing in additional water from surrounding areas, and initiating an ocean circulation loop called thermohaline overturning. Using a combination of modern observations, numerical models and palaeoclimate da...

New Clues for Treatment of Disease That Causes Accelerated Aging

...DNA and the nuclear membrane, which keeps DNA in a pocket known as the nucleus. Lamin A may help arrange the DNA in a way that affects how often genes are used to make proteins. To get to where it does its job, lamin A binds to another molecule that guides it to the nuclear membrane. Normally the portion ...

Costlier Health Care Weigh Downs the Women

...ned 77 cents to a dollar earned by men. The out of pocket expenses and low income make women spend more than 10% of the income on health care. Nearly 38% women found it difficult to pay the medical bills compared to men. A study conducted by the Harvard Medical Centre found that high deductible policies h...

Government Entreated To ‘Haggle’ To Save Money For Medicae

...sive policy group in the U.S, the government could pocket a savings of 30 billion dollars if it goes about some bargaining// , with drug companies supplying to Medicare. Based on information from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the group: Campaign for America's Future, says that the saving...

Use of Oral Fluids to Diagnose and Treat Disease

...revicular fluid, the fluid which is present in the pocket between the teeth and gum tissue. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate how these fluids contribute unique proteins to oral fluid, and to establish what proteins are found in healthy, "normal" oral fluid. In the future, this information will ...

DNA-based Detection of Heavy Metals

...chers fashion a specific binding site -- a kind of pocket that can only accommodate the metal ion of choice. In this case, the researchers chose to detect uranyl, the most soluble species of uranium ion and the one that poses the greatest threat to human life. To search for the unique sequence of DN...

Bionic Eye may Restore Sight to the Blind

...the glasses sends a wireless signal to a pea-sized pocket device, which processes the images in real time into a four by four grid of electrical signals. This grid is then transmitted wirelessly to the eye implant, which converts these into signals sent directly to nerve endings in the retina. The previou...

Do Children Of Low Income Families Eat Fresh Fruits?

...children to carry a snack of orange juice in their pocket versus a pear.” It appears more research is needed to find out: how children can be made to increase the consumption of fresh produce instead of packed snacks. SM...

Mayo Researcher Discovers Target Site for Developing Mosquito Pesticides

...mosquito acetylcholinesterase. An active site is a pocket in an enzyme where a fast chemical reaction takes place to break down a molecule or build a new molecule. Previous studies by Dr. Pang and researchers elsewhere found that the cysteine residue acts as a hook that could tether a small molecule in th...

Researcher Discovers Target Site for Developing Mosquito Pesticides

...mosquito acetylcholinesterase. An active site is a pocket in an enzyme where a fast chemical reaction takes place to break down a molecule or build a new molecule.Previous studies by Dr. Pang and researchers elsewhere found that the cysteine residue acts as a hook that could tether a small molecule in the a...

Child Obesity and Diabetes - A Major Problem in India

...ed food by children who are allowed to spend their pocket money in these joints rather than have a decent cooked lunch. A weekend visit to a food-joint is the order of the day for most middle class families in India. The excess saturated fat in fast foods is resulting in an increase in the incidence of o...

The Anti-HIV Properties Of Green Tea Uncovered

...’ genetic material into the cells through a unique pocket on the cell surface. The study revealed that EGCG binds to the same pocket and prevents the HIV from entering the cells and thus the cells do not get infected. Dr. Christi...

Many American senior citizens fall into the “Doughnut Hole”!

...er and Donna Stark should each spend $3,600 out of pocket before Part D will recommence coverage under his or her plan. By the time they both come out of the doughnut hole, the couple would have bought a collective total of $10,200 worth of prescriptions. Only 30 percent of that will be paid by the insuranc...

Chennai Firm Ties up With Israeli co: for Telemedicine

...s to be monitored anywhere and at any time through pocket personal computers, mobile and basic telephones, Heartline Managing Director Dr Selva Annamalai told reporters recently. It also provide patients accessibility to a doctor, 24 hours a day from anywhere, who could monitor them through computers and o...

Study Offers Hope In Prevention Of Facial Paralysis

...vulnerable to injury. Cholesteatoma is an abnormal pocket of trapped skin and tissue in the ear, usually just behind the eardrum. When this trapped skin cannot flake away from the underlying newly forming skin as it is supposed to, excessive debris and keratin can build up as the skin continues to grow. Ove...

Lack Of Insurance Means Worse Care For Uninsured

...me increases, uninsured adults are not using their pocket funds to narrow the gap in use between themselves and insured adults. The findings, which came as a surprise to the study authors, also call into question the suitability of recent policy initiatives. Stating that if the aim is to get people into p...

Doctors to Reveal Gap Fees Charges to Patients

...been forced to disclose details about their out of pocket expenses following radical overhaul of health insu... of the patient’s medical cost). This often out of pocket expenses go unnoticed by patients. The change commonly referred to as the Informed Financial Consent...

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