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A Porcine Dolly

...antation studies in 4 years. Even as these studies race off the press, a third report -- its publication also expedited by Nature -- finds that porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERV) can be transmitted across species. These viruses cause no disease in their host or, so far, in mice or men. But cause for c...

Brain death – How to cope with it

...id a lot of heartache and trauma. It is actually a race against death that man has never won....

Ranbaxy Labs' Entry Into Anti-Acne Market

...eric company, Mylan, is also expected to be in the race to manufacture and market the drug. The patent for isotretinoin will expire in February 2002. The worldwide sales of Accutane are about $757 million and are growing at about 8% - 10% . The US FDA has been quite stringent in its inspections for the a...

Mutant sperm beat out healthy brethren in study

...kely to beat out their healthy counterparts in the race to fertilize the egg, the researchers said. The research team was trying to explain why a rare genetic disease called Apert syndrome is more common in children born to older fathers. Apert syndrome is marked by webbed fingers and early fusion of the ...

The Cause Of Visual Problems Different From Race To Race

...airment, and especially blindness, vary greatly by race and ethnicity and they predict that the prevalence of visual disabilities will increase markedly during the next 20 years, owing largely to the aging of the U.S. population....

Understanding Food Preferences in Kids

...not true in adults. In conclusion researchers say race and ethnicity were found to be the strongest determinants in adults' sweet preferences , thus they say that the forces of experience and culture appear to have overridden the genetic effect....

Drinking too much water during racing may be harmful

...enter, US. Drinking too much water during a long race may lead to a condition called hyponatremia. Hyponatremia is a condition of loss of body’s sodium content that may led to physical exhaustion, lethargy, disorientation, seizure and respiratory distress. The authors of the study say that people who ...

Language development linked to Foxp2 gene

... form of communication to its other members of the race and had severe impairment of motor skills and did not live long. The results suggest that mutations of this gene can cause disruptions in the maturation of neurons in the development of the cerebellum that is responsible for coordination of voluntar...

Athletes Warned Of Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia

...s and those running at a slow pace—especially with race times over four hours—are also at high risk. However, the main factor leading to EAH is drinking too much fluid during exercise. Hyponatremia may occur whether the athlete drinks water or sodium-containing sport drinks. Excessive fluid dilutes the...

Calcium-Vitamin D Combo For Reduced Fracture Risk

...rs for developing osteoporosis: Women, of Asian race having thin and small body frames, and a family history of osteoporosis are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis. Excess consumption of alcohol reduces bone formation and interferes with the body's ability to absorb calcium. Excessive...

Influence of Celebrities on Breast Cancer Awareness

...s Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was dropped out of senate race against Hillary Clinton after he was diagnosed of prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society, however, does not recommend screening for every man. It suggests that men be given information so that they can decide for themselves about screening for ...

Rich are happier then Poor

...d for health, education, effects of getting older, race and marital status. Happiness was measured using a self-report response of "very happy", "pretty happy", or "not too happy". The researchers found a relative income effect -- the richer you are relative to your age peers, the happier you will tend ...

The Happiness Mantra: “ Crib Less: Earn More

...d for health, education, effects of getting older, race and marital status. The analysis of the responses revealed a relative income effect - the richer you are relative to your age peers, the happier you tend to be. Families whose income earners are in jobs with flat income trajectories are likely to b...

Women and Black Patients have less chances to survive a Heart Attack

... by the Genentech, Inc. The team evaluated whether race and sex differences in treatment that had been pre...ale and the study's second author said, "Continued race and sex disparities suggest that the solution may rely more on health-system related factors. The la...

Race Based Genome Project Launched By Mexico

Mexico has launched a race based genome project to determine if a genetic basis exists for its growing health crisis. The goal is to clean insights into genetic differences, believed to be unique// to its population, which may play a key role in chronic diseases like asthma, d...

Vaccine For Dengue Fever On Trial In Asia-Pacific

...any contends its vaccine is the frontrunner in the race to develop one against dengue....

Genetics of Ageing with Preserved Mental Capacity.

...ere seen that they were of similar sex, ethnicity, race and geographical location. Researchers were identifying genes that were present only in older group which preserved their mental capacity from degenerating. In the other group they were searching for those gene sequences that prevented the younger...

Tooth Loss And Heart Disease Exist Side By Side

...pondents aged 40 to 79 years. Factors such as sex, race and ethnicity, education, marital status, diabetes, smoking status, alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and body mass index were adjusted before arriving at the conclusions, according to Catherine Okoro, an epidemiologist...

Blood camp held in Alaska to save leukemic patients

...ng forward to participate in the 300-mile sled dog race conducted in this winter // . She is the four ti...ail Sled Dog Race. She said that she will win this race of survival with the same grit and confidence. She is fighting leukemia by staying alive and to ...

Breast Cancer Treatment Influenced By Family

...dence of breast cancer is largely dependent on the race of a particular individual. This observation also ... disparity in the breast cancer treatment based on race and ethnicity. White women with breast cancer tend to live longer compared to either Hispanic or Afr...

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