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Human Genome Project Achieves Technological Triumph

...es like cancer or diabetes. Mapping involves three separate steps: sequencing, assembling and annotating the genes. In the sequencing phase, researchers identified the approximate 3.5 billion chemical letters (A, C, G, T) that make up human DNA,the building block of the genes. In the assembling phase, they pu...

El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

...ear the equator and a peak in cholera incidence. A separate analysis of climate variables including humidity in the troposphere layer of the Earth's atmosphere, cloud cover and the amount of absorbed solar radiation -- suggested that the 11-month lag results from a six-month lag between an ENSO and increases ...

Diabetes and Depression often go hand-in-hand

...ur together. The study shows that depression is a separate illness that frequently “co-occurs” with diabetes, and some research suggests depression often precedes and helps triggers the onset of diabetes. Depression-related behaviours such as overeating and getting little exercise are also key to the develo...

Humour inherited

... twins and 56 pairs of fraternal twins, to go into separate rooms and rate five cartoons on a scale of 0 to 10.// A zero deemed the cartoon "a waste of paper", while 10 meant "one of the funniest cartoons you have ever seen". Identical twins, who have exactly the same genes were no more likely to agree on th...

The feel of pain

...s experienced, this was preceded by stimulation in separate but nearby areas when the "pain warning" light was switched on. Stimulation of the brain's "pain anticipation" regions is known to trigger feelings of fear or anxiety as well as other mood changes, said the team's head researcher Dr Alexander Plogha...

Angiotensin-II-receptor blockers - Treat kidney failure

...so help slow the progress of kidney failure. Three separate drug trials reveal that the angiotensin-II-receptor blockers, which include losartan and irbesartan, can be used to treat kidney failure, one of the commonest complications in diabetes. // In the first trial, carried out by doctors in Boston, US...

For healthy lungs

... against the development of cancer, according to a separate study published this week.Researchers found that high levels of vitamin E in the blood were associated with the lowest risk of lung cancer. They stressed, however, that it was not proven that taking a vitamin E supplement could lower the risk. The ...

Infertility in relation with virus

... possible that the presence of AAV may simply be a separate result of the underlying defect causing the subfertility....

Exercises reduce risks of cancers

... combined and analysed the results of more than 60 separate studies into bowel cancer. It found that people who exercised regulatly were 50% less likely to develop the disease.// Dr Linda Sharp, from Aberdeen University, found that sport, manual work, and even hiking and gardening all seemed to count as exe...

Beer does good

...aracts in people who have one drink a day." In a separate study, Pennsylvanian researchers are looking at how beer can halve the rates of arteriosclerosis - thickening of the arteries. Professor Joe Vinston carried out the tests by giving hamsters the human equivalent of two beers a day. He said other res...

Cure for osteoporosis in prostate cancer patients

... N-telopeptides, were analysed at follow-up. Three separate morning urine samples on three separate months were collected from each patient and analysed for N-telopeptides. Patients on androgen depr...

A question on study of Adult Stem Cell

... California, Irvine, told UPI. The findings -- in separate studies by Smith and team and Naohiro Terada of the University of Florida in Gainesville -- point to an occurrence the previous experiments failed to expose. Adult cells from either the bone marrow or the brain grown in the same dish as embryonic ste...

Putting cancer risk with a vision

...her diseases and conditions. The four charts track separate categories:// Women who have never smoked, women who are current smokers, men who have never smoked, and men who are current smokers. Each chart contains a row for age along with columns including two types of vascular disease, five types of cancer,...

Watch what you eat during summer

...s-contamination by washing your hands often, using separate plates and chopping boards for different foods. Temperature is important too - hot food needs to be kept really hot (take care to barbecue meats and fish thoroughly) and cold food must not be left out in the sun (especially if it contains mayo). Perh...

Function of genes in heart failure

...y has diastolic heart failure been recognized as a separate condition, so research on treating it has been limited. Dr. Kitzman concludes, "A significant part of whether you have good, moderate or poor diastolic function may be determined by genes. We previously thought that diastolic heart failure was cause...

Useful device makes spinal surgery safer

...s in the spine is risky, because the surgeon might separate some of the nerves that are needed to allow movement in the limbs. Researchers at the State University of New York, have been testing a device developed in England that aims to monitor the nervous system during surgery. The device is called a multi...

Regular exercise linked to extended menstrual cycles

...ked at two groups of women who had participated in separate US studies. The nearly 550 women in both studies had provided information on their exercise habits and menstrual cycles. The researchers found that exercise, particularly vigorous activity, was associated with a somewhat longer menstrual cycle or t...

Unhappy relationships could result in more than just heart breaks!

...peated diastolic pressures above 90 mm Hg on three separate occasions between 6 weeks and 6 months). Ambulatory blood pressure over 24 hours and an echocardiogram of the heart was taken at the beginning and end of the study. The subjects were also required to fill in questionnaires that measured marital adjus...

Effect of alcohol drinking on breast cancer

...he causes of cancer and reviewed the results of 65 separate studies, involving nearly 200,000 women say they are sure that it is the alcohol that matters. They looked at two issues. The first was how much a woman needed to drink to increase her chance of breast cancer. The second was whether smoking increase...

Adult COPD or asthma could be effectively treated with Xopenex

...similar background and disease conditions over two separate six-month periods. The first group had been treated with the previous standard treatment, the second group with Xopenex. It was found that the subjects showed significant symptom improvement and a change in the frequency of nebulizer treatments - in ...

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