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Too Much of Videogames Hampers Study Time in Children

...en aged 10 to 19 who tracked their activities on a random weekday and a random weekend day. Of the 1,491 who participated, 534 or about 36 percent played video games. Eighty pe...

AIDS Foundation Lauds Brazil for Negotiating Price Cut on Abbott's Kaletra

...understands the most basic of mathematics just how random and arbitrary AIDS drug pricing by multi-national drug companies can be. Abbott has been the pharmaceutical industry's poster child for bad behavior of late -- they've blacklisted Thailand from any of its new drugs, sued the advocacy group, ACT Up Pa...

Taj Mahal, Symbol of Love - New Seven Wonders of the World

...ley, announced the new wonders of the world in the random order, which included: The Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan, the Statue of Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, the ancient Mayan city of Chichn Itz in Mexico and the Colosseum in Rome, besides the Taj. Th...

Replacement Drivers Lend a Helping Hand to the Drunk and Stranded in Korea

...key in it. Now, however, the police are putting up random roadblocks to catch drunken drivers, who risk losing their licenses. Some simply abandon their cars at the sight of a roadblock and flee, figuring that illegal parking is a far lesser crime. Besides the night hours and low job status, replacemen...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

...g time, the basic belief of evolution was that all random genetic changes that manage to stick around have s...that frequently, we are what we are largely due to random changes that are completely neutral," said Nicholas Katsanis, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Hopkins'...

Study Confirms No HRT Benefit for Older Women

...women who had not had a hysterectomy were split at random into two groups. One was given a daily dose of combined hormone therapy (oestrogen and progestogen) and the other group was given a placebo pill. Women who had had a hysterectomy were split between combined hormone treatment, oestrogen only and a pla...

This is Why DNA Has Its Famous Helix Shape

... of their own, while thymine chains take on a more random shape. The pure adenine strands exhibited an even more complex form of elasticity than had been anticipated, the researchers reported. As they stretched the adenine chains with increasing force, the researchers noted two places-at 23 and 113 pico-N...

Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined

...ent effective. Brewer and colleagues conducted a random phone survey of 705 adults, who lived in areas where Lyme disease is common, just after the vaccine became available. Eighteen months later, they re-interviewed participants and compared the behaviour of those who received the vaccination to those wh...

Male Circumcision can Cut HIV Infection, Studies Show

...n was not due to cultural factors was to carry out random trials, the results of which will be presented at the Sydney conference. He said three trials were conducted in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda, each involving more than 2,000 heterosexual men, half of whom were circumcised. "The reduction in HIV ...

People Living Near Nuke Facilities at Higher Risk of Leukemia

.... Eight separate analyses including unadjusted, random and fixed effect models also showed considerable consistency. However, dose-response studies, which describe how different levels of exposure affects an organism, did not show excess rates near nuclear facilities. Several difficulties arise when co...

Dating, Drugs and Sex Make Teens Feel Older Than They are

...he study. As a part of the study they surveyed a random sample of nearly 700 adolescents between 12 to 19 years of age from a medium-sized North American city and asked them questions about dating, sexual experience, smoking, alcohol and drug use. The participants, males and females, were also asked how...

Uttar Pradesh to Declare Revised Medical Entrance Results

... irregularity in the checking of answer sheets. "A random re-scan of 14,000 answer sheets did not reveal any mischief." According to him, the anomaly could have been nipped in the bud if the organisers of the examination had carried out a mandatory manual check....

BMA Scotland Publishes Plan to Tackle Scotland's Drink Problem

...k driving limits. In addition, the introduction of random roadside breath testing would be a vital element i...ed by the Scottish Parliament. The introduction of random roadside breath testing would be a vital element in deterring people from drinking and driving, and ...

Spouse may "drive You to Drink" but also can Protect You from Alcohol

... Washington University. "Spouse selection is not a random process, and we call this non-random mating. People tend to choose mates who are similar to them, not only from the same neighborhood or socio-economic background but also alike in personality and other behaviors. We found that people at risk for alc...

Farm Milk Reduces Childhood Asthma and Allergies but Raw Consumption is Unsafe

... and the questionnaire results were validated with random telephone interviews with 493 respondents. The researchers discovered that children who drank farm milk were much less likely to suffer from hayfever and asthma. Lower levels of diagnosed asthma were also observed for all farm-produced dairy produc...

Study Finds That Fruit Flies also Have Free Wills

...ternal stimuli, they attribute this variability to random errors in a complex brain," Brembs said. As part...show that such variability cannot be due to simple random events but is generated spontaneously and non-randomly by the brain. The flies did not receive any...

Scientists Develop Method to Track Immune System Enzyme in Live Animals

...tensively and express the AID enzyme, which causes random mutations and recombination in the cells immunoglobulin (antibody) genes. For the most part, these genetic changes are beneficial because they enable B lymphocytes to attack and stop the invader. In some cases, however, AID-dependent alterations in t...

Scientists Map Genome Sequence Dengue Mosquito

... disease. "By introducing TEs in a more or less random way to see what happens to the laboratory mosquitoes, the TEs become a tool to study the genetic mechanism of mosquito-virus interaction, to help us understand mosquito biology and reveal new ways to interfere with disease transmission," Tu said. T...

Scientists Create Synthetic Proteins

...different time points to begin to tease apart this random process and relate it to the final protein function," said Chaput. The study has been published in the journal PLoS ONE....

Most Parents in U.S. Not in Favor of HPV Vaccine Mandates

...ey in March 2007. The survey was administered to a random sample of 2,076 adults, ages 18 and older, who are a part of Knowledge Networks online KnowledgePanelSM. The sample was subsequently weighted to reflect the U.S. population figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. About two-thirds of the sample were pare...

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