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Test Tube Koalas !

...la sperm bank and this would enable researchers to screen out koala diseases. Scientists revealed that the technique of test-tube insemination was employed and a total of 12 koala joeys were produced. 'The koalas were conceived using a new breeding technology that uses sperm mixed with a special solution ...

A Novel Technique That Detects "Cancer Genes" From The Breath Of Smokers

...vance raises hopes that a test can be developed to screen for the aggressive cancer in time to treat it, the...l of Medicine. "This assay represents a new way to screen for disease that appears to be applicable to pancreatic cancer, and potentially, to other cancer typ...

Higher Level of Certain Fatty Acid Associated with Lower Dementia Risk

...were given a mental examination every two years to screen for its development. Through the nine-year study period, 99 out of 899 participants developed dementia, including 71 with Alzheimer’s disease. After controlling for other known risk factors for dementia, including age and homocysteine levels, and ...

Studies Examine Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

... until recently, colonoscopy was primarily used to screen high-risk individuals, for diagnostic purposes or to follow up on abnormal results of other screening tests,” the authors write. However, because it can examine the whole colon and remove potentially cancerous growths at the same session, colonoscopy...

WHO Urges Shah Rukh Khan to Stop Endorsing Tobacco Products

... of tobacco products instead of banning smoking on screen or endorsing such products, the WHO official said: "It is utter irresponsibility." "We are in touch with many countries and have urged the governments including in India to discourage such practices. WHO knows that the Indian government is trying ...

Children and Chronic Kidney Disease

...IDNEY FUNCTION A simple urine test used widely to screen for kidney problems also appears to be a handy gauge of kidney function and disease progression in children with chronic kidney disease, according to results of research at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and several other institutions. Researc...

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Later Heart and Kidney Disease Risk

...man's overall risk profile for CVD, doctors should screen for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy,' concludes Dr. Garovic. 'We suggest that women with hypertensive pregnancies be monitored closely for asymptomatic cardiovascular events and treated aggressively for modifiable risk factors.' Source-Newswise...

Skin cancer risk runs deep in marathoners

...ed with adequate protection from UV-rays using sun screen lotions and appropriate clothing. In the survey ... without suitable clothing and water resistant sun screen lotions. Apart from exposure to UV rays the research also found out that, in long distance runners...

Yeast Model Shows Promise as Alzheimer's Test

... can be used to develop a high throughput assay to screen small molecules to find those that inhibit the A-beta dependent aggregation. "We'll screen a library of drugs and compounds, looking for ones that allow our yeast with the reporter protein to...

An Irresponsible Cancer Diagnosis Resulted In Death

...et the Royal College of Radiologists' Criteria for screen reading within the NHS." SM...

Researchers Study Effects Of Fat Around The Heart

...hy, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging, to screen healthy men and women between the ages of 45 and 84 for early heart disease. After the initial screenings for heart disease, the study will measure the occurrence of heart attacks, strokes and other signs of cardiovascular disease among participants....

Study Underway to Identify Genes Contributing to Heart Attack Risk

...ence. Using the latest technology, scientists will screen tissue samples from the study looking for genetic variants that may predispose individuals to develop early atherosclerosis. “Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this study is the large number of genetic variants that we’re going to study,” sai...

The GreeneChip- First Tool to Provide Differential Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

... for single pathogens, methods that simultaneously screen for multiple agents are important, particularly when early accurate diagnosis can alter treatment or assist in containment of an outbreak," stated W. Ian Lipkin, MD, director of the Greene Infectious Disease Laboratory at the Mailman School's Departm...

Video Games Fun but Pose Social, Health Risks

...piraling into hours spent in front of a television screen with a controller. Children and teens who play excessively often do so at the expense of homework, and playing solo can isolate children from their peers, potentially causing problems for them later in life, Storch said. "Social interactions te...

A Basic Symptom Index For Early Detection Of Ovarian Cancer

...ovarian cancer to develop a basic symptom index to screen for ovarian cancer. They found "that a relatively simple evaluation of symptoms of recent onset and significant frequency" was sufficient to be a potential screening tool. Any complaint of pelvic/abdominal pain, increased abdominal size/bloating, o...

Protein ‘Fingerprint’ in Spinal Fluid Could Spot Alzheimer’s Disese

...Based on their clinical symptoms, we found the new screen to have 93 percent sensitivity to probable cases o...in). “Data gleaned from the use of this 23-protein screen suggests that IVIg may be having a positive impact on underlying disease processes.” And while a s...

Inhaled Particles Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...uted tomography scans might be an effective way to screen for early-stage lung cancers in workers with certain occupational exposures, as well as in smokers. The studies in the special issue help to advance scientific understanding of the relationships between particles and cancer. Dr. McCunney underscore...

Andhra Legislators To Undergo HIV Tests

...Pradesh legislative assembly will undergo tests to screen for AIDS.// Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Speaker K. R. Suresh Reddy, Health Minister K. Rosaiah and leaders of various political parties Monday underwent HIV tests at a medical camp held for legislators in the assembly premises. The ch...

First Gene Chip Discovered by Cincinnati Researchers

... chip was designed as a "five-in-one" gene chip to screen mutations (a permanent change in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene) in five genes using only one milliliter, or less than a half of a teaspoon, of blood. Gene chips contain several thousand small fragments of DNA on a small piece of glass. Inc...

Profiling of Cancer Genes May Lead to Earlier Detection Human Cancers

...re now forming the basis for a new early detection screen that could be mounted against the most common huma...thylation profiling platform that could be used to screen patients for common solid tumors, while at the same time identify what type of tumor the patient may...

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