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Smashing Times for Stressed Spaniards

...ld-be participants urged to warm up by pummeling a punch ball dressed as an archetypal boss while yelling o... on a pair of boxing gloves before laying into the punch ball and screaming: "Money!" Another stressed soul, 40-year-old taxi driver Felix, shouted: "The M...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

A treatment for neuroblastoma that lands a one-two punch works best when the second punch is timed to take maximum advantage of the first one, according to results of studies at St. Jude Ch...

Getting Old No Laughing Matter: US Study

... four endings. While one answer was the expected punch line, the other three included a humorous answer t...older group was noticeably less likely to spot the punch line. "These are statistically significant differences," she said. "Our study basically gets at th...

Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand

...tance, turn a key in a lock, hold a wine glass or punch a pin number into a cash machine. David Gow who works with with Lothian NHS in Scotland and the inventor of the new device, points out for the first time, the artificial hand can bends its fingers to grip objects. The i-LIMB has a flexible wri...

New Vaccine for CMV Infection

..., the researchers devised a vaccine with a one-two punch that combines a DNA immunization that targets T-cells to essential genes required for CMV replication, with a killed virus that prompts the bodys B-cells to generate an antibody response. The vaccine contains the DNA of two essential genes that are...

Human Vaccine for Herpes Virus on the Anvil

..., the researchers devised a vaccine with a one-two punch that combines a DNA immunization that targets T-cells to essential genes required for CMV replication, with a killed virus that prompts the bodys B-cells to generate an antibody response. The vaccine contains the DNA of two essential genes that ar...

Brian Lara Opens Cancer Center Named After Him

...est Indies cricket captain Brian Lara has thrown a punch at the West Indies Cricket Board at the formal opening of a cancer center named after him. He commended the persons and organizations involved in the construction and management of the Brian Lara Cancer Center for their "teamwork, integrity and us...

Gel Made of Patients Own Platelets may Speed Up Wound Healing

... women older than 21 years. Five 4-millimeter skin punch wounds were made 3 centimeters apart on both the right and left upper thighs in all eight individuals. The autologous platelet gel was applied to the wounds on one leg, while the wounds on the other leg were treated with only an antibiotic ointment...

New York Doctors Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina

...le (Keep it simple, stupid). Do you really want to punch a hole in the stomach and then fix it — risking leaks — in order to take out an appendix or a gallbladder? Not me!” he says. At Stanford, Dr. Myriam J. Curet, a professor of surgery, said, “It has some promise, and there’s a lot of interest in the ...

Knocking Out Survival Protein Could Fight Leukemia

...isting drugs might also offer an effective one-two punch against drug-resistant forms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The two forms of cancer kill about 20,500 Americans yearly. The survival protein is called Mcl1. It usually helps keep normal cells healthy a...

Knocking Out Survival Protein Could Aid Leukemia Treatment

...isting drugs might also offer an effective one-two punch against drug-resistant forms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The two forms of cancer kill about 20,500 Americans yearly. The survival protein is called Mcl1. It usually helps keep normal cells healthy a...

Could Estriol Be Used as a Therapy for Treating MS?

...h, is that the drug potentially provides a one-two punch against MS, both reducing the ability of immune cells to attack the brain, as well as making the brain more resistant to damage if any immune cells do make it through. “It’s a two-pronged approach an anti-inflammatory prong to reduce the attacks, b...

Scientists Genetically Engineer Tomatoes With Enhanced Folate Content

...greens and beans aren't the only foods that pack a punch of folate, the vitamin essential for a healthy// start to pregnancy. Researchers now have used genetic engineering--manipulating an organism's genes--to make tomatoes with a full day's worth of the nutrient in a single serving. The scientists publi...

Natural Brain Substance Linked to Parkinson's Symptoms

...binoids in the brain. The result of this one-two punch was a dramatic improvement in Parkinson's symptoms in the mice, according to the study authors, Dr. Robert Malenka and Anatol C. Kreitzer. "The hope is that if the same sorts of things are going on in human brains, that maybe by using these drugs t...

Malaria: The Invincible Might of a Parasite, Nestled in a 'Mite'

... are simply mystified by the parasite that packs a punch through an innocuous looking mite. It is apt to quote Confucius, a renowned thinker, who made his country proud much before the unique selling 'Made in China' tag, had expressed the importance of strategies behind conquering a problem, when he said '...

Graphic warnings on cigarette packets might just do the trick!

...decaying teeth, gangrenous toes that will pack the punch to warn smokers against the habit. Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor is hopeful that the warnings will achieve the intended purpose of reducing the number of smokers. ASH, the anti-smoking group is extremely happy with the Government’s move...

Cause of ‘Down Syndrome’ cannot be pinned down to maternal age aloe

...vanced age. Well, though the theory is not just a punch in the air, as its medically proven that older women do stand a greater risk in having to give birth to a child afflicted with ‘Down’s Syndrome’. However, recent research has also brought to the fore other factors alsowhich play a role. Markus Neuh...

Alcohol Drinkers Prone to Physical Injuries

...o be hurt from physical injuries such as a fall or punch when compared to non-drinkers according to new research.// The University of Queensland study found any alcohol consumption quadrupled the risk of injury for the first six hours after drinking alcohol and this risk remained at 2.5 times that of a ...

Mushrooms are Rich Source of Antioxidants

...inexpensive mushrooms also packed more antioxidant punch than the more exotic - and more expensive - shiitake and oyster mushrooms, said Dubost, who presented his findings at this week's annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists in Orlando, Florida. "You don't have to eat only the vegetables ...

From Excitement To Health - Coke To Serve All

...y, soft drink giant Coca Cola has decided to add a punch of health// to its India portfolio, possibly by early next year. ‘We are looking at offering total beverage solutions in the non-alcohol segment. This would include not only carbonated drinks but also juices and health-based products,’ Coca Cola In...

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