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Robbie Donates 1.5 Million Pounds to Help His Native People Beat Addiction

...nated 3 million pounds to the charity till now, by raising cash from selling platinum discs and hand-written lyrics, including hit Angels, which got 27,000 pounds. The singer has been involved in other charity works as well, for he organised a charity football match in May 2006, to raise funds in Africa, ...

Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...m many different places are exposed to each other, raising the danger of transmission. Since 2003, the H5N1 virus has infected 310 people, including 190 who later died, according to WHO figures. Some 250 million poultry have also been culled, or have died from bird flu....

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

...ynamically fine tune the olfactory bulb circuitry, raising a fascinating basic question about neuronal replacement: Why are so many different types of neurons, with such diverse origins, required for olfactory function?" "The implication for cell-based therapies might be that it isn't sufficient to replace...

A New Therapy to Protect Cancer Patients Against Infertility

...ggs, embryos, or ovarian tissue. In addition to raising awareness among the medical profession, more support is needed for research in this important area....

Protein That Absorbs Lipids may Provide Future Weight-loss Strategies

...bsorbs lipids in the upper part of the intestine, raising hopes that it may provide a novel approach for obesity treatment in the future. Principal investigator Dr. Nada A. Abumrad, the Dr. Robert C. Atkins Professor of Medicine and Obesity Research at Washington University School of Medicine, first iden...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...als. Mineral licks are frequented by many animals, raising the prospect that the agents may become concentrated in the soil. Relatively little is known about the routes of prion transmission in animals, but the new Wisconsin study may help to resolve one puzzle: Oral transmission of prions, says Aiken, ten...

Hundreds of Cyclists to Ride for Alzheimer's Cause

...r's Research on Saturday, July 28, with each rider raising money to fight the disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. Nearly every cyclist participating in the 11th annual Memory Ride has a personal story to tell -- about a grandparent, a parent or close family friend who has struggled with th...

No Progress in France on 'skinny Model' Charter

...which runs British Fashion Week, the French favour raising awareness about the risks of eating disorders and promoting a healthy body image, rather than setting rules about body mass index (BMI). Concern over teenage anorexia and over-thin models mounted following the deaths of two South American models la...

Haneefs Visa Revoked by Australia

...rrangements to meet the bail conditions, including raising a $10,000 surety, Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews found another way to keep the Indian doctor in custody. At 2.45pm in Canberra Andrews announced he had decided to cancel Haneef's visa because the medico had failed the Migration Act's requiremen...

Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules

... religious or cultural reasons. Placentophagy is raising eyebrows at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But spokeswoman Kris Mejia was guarded in her reaction. She said that some statements on the Jodi Sleanders website placentabenefits.info would have to be looked at more carefully. "Human placent...

Sienna Sizzles in Wet T-shirt to Spread Global Warming Awareness

It looks like Sienna Miller is raising the mercury rather then cooling the earth through her global warning campaign, for the actress posed in a wet T-shirt to do her bit in spreading environmental awareness. The 25-year-old, who flew to India recently for a week-long promotional visit...

Genetic Variations Leads to Fever After Smallpox Vaccination

... are linked to tissue damage in viral myocarditis, raising the question of whether a more severe complication of smallpox vaccination might be associated with variations in these genes. Stanley hopes further studies will delineate whether genetic alterations linked to fever also play a role in more serious...

Weizmann Researchers Developed Control Switch for Protein Activity

...itch that can control the activity of any protein, raising it several-fold or stopping it almost completely. The method provides researchers with a simple and effective tool for exploring the function of unknown proteins, and in the future the new technique may find many additional uses. The switch has a g...

Antarctic Icebergs Serve as 'hotspots' for Ocean Life

...searchers estimate that, overall, the icebergs are raising the biological productivity of nearly 40 percent of Antarctica's Weddell Sea. Based on their new understanding of the role of icebergs in the ecosystem and the sheer number of icebergs in the Southern Ocean--the team counted more than 11,000 in sate...

Talks Break Down in Polish Nurses' Pay Protest

...sis in the health sector, saying it would hinge on raising taxes for better-off Poles to finance pay hikes for medical workers. However, Kaczynski did not specify when a referendum could take place, nor the question that would be put before voters....

Egyptian Boy Has Bird Flu

...t the spread of the virus through vaccinations and raising awareness, but cases continue to appear....

South Asians Seek Bone Marrow for Young Indian American

...or Vinay but for a greater cause. Together, we are raising awareness and building a bigger South Asian registry for patients like Vinay, who can beat the odds," says Vinay's wife Rashmi Chakravarthy. Listing in the registry is a safe, simple, non-invasive procedure that takes 15 seconds to collect a sample...

US Supreme Court Could Protect Medical Equipment Manufacturers from Law Suits

...t said on Monday that that it would hear an appeal raising the issue of whether the medical equipment manufacturers approved by the federal government may be sued under state law by patients injured by those devices. At the end of the case, the federal government could win a ruling by which it could simpl...

Antidepressents may Lower Bone Density in Older People

...tein has recently been discovered in bone as well, raising the possibility that SSRIs may affect bone density and the risk of fracture. SSRIs account for about 62 percent of antidepressant prescriptions in the United States, and are often prescribed to the elderly. Susan J. Diem, M.D., M.P.H., University o...

Research Shows Way for Drug Therapy for Autism

...ymptoms of mental retardation and autism in mice, raising hopes of drug therapy for this disorder that affects one in 500 children. Researchers at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS) in Bangalore have contributed to the brea...

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