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World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...were considered manifestations of the evil spirits possessed by the sufferer. Incidence: Globally, 40 to 50 million people have epilepsy , including nearly 3 million in the United States. Nearly three-quarters of the affected - mostly those with epilepsy in non-industrialized nations - receive no trea...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

...the participants had a history of heart disease or possessed cardiovascular symptoms. Of the 75 COPD patients studied, 18 had osteoporosis, while among the controls, only two individuals suffered from abnormal loss of bony tissue. Also, those who had osteoporosis of the hip had a greater aortic pulse wave velo...

Childhood Abuse Increases the Risk of Alcoholism

... study, researchers found that maltreated boys who possessed the low activity MAOA-LPR variant were more likely to develop behavior problems than boys with the high activity variant. Our aim was to test whether this low activity variant influences the impact of childhood sexual abuse on alcoholism and antiso...

Role of Protein in the Development of Prostate Cancer Identified

...ne TRPM8 (PM-TRPM8) and that prostate cancer cells possessed higher PM-TRPM8 levels than normal cells. However, endoplasmic reticulum TRPM8 (ER-TRPM8) retained its function as a calcium release channel, independent of the differentiation state of the cell, and may be an important factor in controlling the g...

Genes Associated With Limb Development is More Primitive Than Believed

...rsity of Chicago researcher has revealed that fish possessed the genes associated with helping to grow hands and feet (autopods) much before animals with limbs (tetrapods) came onto the scene about 365 million years ago. Lead author of the study in the Nature, Dr Marcus Davis said, the findings overturned a...

The Origin of the Brain Lies in a Worm

...estor called Urbilateria. If this ancestor already possessed a nervous system, what it might have looked like and how it gave rise to the diversity of nervous systems seen in animals today is what Detlev Arendt and his group study at EMBL. To do so, they investigate the nervous system of a marine annelid worm ...

Genetic Technology and Eugenics

...ely . Right, Dr.Watson? 'Humans have long since possessed the tools for crafting a better world. Where love, compassion, altruism and justice have failed, genetic manipulation will not succeed'. ...GINA MARANTO RJA/L...

No Dying in Peace for Woman Prescribed Medical Pot

...ed and prosecuted, might be able to argue that she possessed marijuana as a last resort to stay alive, in what is known as a "medical necessity defense." Source-Medindi ANN...

Shedding New Light on Proteorhodopsin

...acteria. The discovery implied that such bacteria possessed phototrophic as well as respiratory capabilities. This would be a critical adaptation for seafaring microbes because the world’s oceans are permeated with “dead zones,” areas that lack sufficient oxygen to sustain life. Source-Bio-Bio Technoloy SR...

Brain Responds Better to Name Brands

...e all right-handed, had a mean age of 28 years and possessed a high level of education. While in the fMRI scanners, the volunteers were presented with a series of three-second visual stimuli containing the logos of strong (well-known) and weak (lesser-known) brands of car manufacturers and insurance compani...

Alzheimer’s risk pronounced with reduced levels of brain oxyge

...en. The researchers also observed the mice which possessed the Alzheimer’s gene. When oxygen levels were low in the brain, the BACE1 gene caused the increased production of amyloid beta, which is the crucial protein in Alzheimer's brain plaque. This led to the hypothesis that there is a connection between th...

Patient Advised to visit Exorcist

...t Westminster Cathedral, believing the patient was possessed by an evil spirit. The General Medical Council (GMC), that regulates all UK doctors, will conduct an investigation into these allegations where Dr Pratt, is charged with acting in a manner that was 'irresponsible, unprofessional, intimidatory to h...

JRRD Focuses On Issues Such As Spinal Cord Injury and Prosthetics

...ips. Results showed that both upper and lower lips possessed high spatial discriminating ability. This study would benefit all those people who have problems with their sensory abilities....

Gold Therapy- A Potential Treatment For Autoimmune Diseases

...mpounds and found that a special form of gold also possessed the remarkable property of Class II MHC molecule inactivation. The results of this study can be directly applied to clinical medicine once the mechanism of gold action is unraveled and the effectiveness of this therapy proved. Gold has been used in...

Genetic Influence on Smoking

...or a smoker. The results showed that smokers who possessed less sensitivity to bitter taste were more likely to rate taste as a strong reason for smoking, and those who were sensitive to bitter taste were less likely to smoke for taste. It was understood that smoker with a decreased ability to sense taste we...

Mother And Daughter Suspected to Be Witches, Killed

...egan circulating that the mother and daughter were possessed and the exorcist told villagers that the two were witches and he asked them to drown the two in the Ganga and threatened that ghosts would haunt the village if they failed to do so. Malda police official Dilip Mandal confirmed this and said, "The peo...

Weizmann Institute of Science says Immune Cells Could Help Maintain Brain Function

...ife. Till recently, it was believed that the brain possessed a fixed number of neurons that do not regenerate if they die or degenerate. But recent research has highlighted the fact that certain areas in the brain do possess the ability to regenerate neurons. One such region is the hippocampus, which is believ...

Respecting Dwarfs- A Lesson To Be Learnt From Ancient Egyptians

...sexual health and protect women and children, Ptah possessed regenerative powers. A temple that housed Bes was excavated in Baharia Oasis, in the middle of Egypt recently. "The burial sites and artistic sources provide glimpses of the positions in daily life in ancient Egypt. Dwarfs were accepted in ancient ...

Biopsies Of Human Skin And Bone Marrow Support T Cell Development

... cells contained T cell receptor excision circles, possessed a diverse T cell repertoire, and were functionally mature and tolerant to self MHC, indicating successful completion of positive and negative selection. Skin cell cultures expressed three transcription factors and a panel of autoantigens. The aut...

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