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Plant Growth Regulated by Both Internal Clock and External Light: Study
...niversity of Lausanne, Switzerland, found that the shoots
of Arabidopsis seedlings show a spurt of growth once a day. They claimed that the timing of that growth spurt is controlled by both the plant's internal clock and its exposure to light, acting on two genes called PIF 4 and PIF 5. Julin Maloof, assi...
How Bloods Vessels are Linked Together?
...ot" sprouts from an already existing vessel. These shoots
lengthen, branch off and contact other vessels as they form communicating networks of channels. The process is called "angiogenesis" and is important in foetal development and normal tissue formation in connection with the healing of wounds, the mens...
Using Multivitamins Before And After Conception Averts Preeclampsia
...ia is a condition where the woman’s blood pressure shoots
up dangerously and could prove lethal for both mother and child. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say that this condition could be avoided by taking multivitamins. The study is to be published in the Sept. 1 print issue of the American Jou...
Painkiller Based on Sea Snail Venom Made Available in Britain
...snails and study them. These two-inch sized snails shoots
out a thin worm like tube into fish swimming by. When the venom is injected into the fish it is paralyzed and can be swallowed whole. A teenager, Michael McIntosh, who started to help with the research soon after leaving school, discovered the veno...
Cardiogenic Shock is the Leading Cause of Death for Heart Attack Patients
...ed to the vital organs. As a result blood pressure shoots
up, the skin becomes cool and body’s organs stop functioning. It is said that cardiogenic shock is the leading cause of death for heart attack patients with nearly 60% of them will not survive. However, an important study published in 1999 by a grou...
Thailand To Procure Botulism Antitoxin Internationally
...d botulism after they consumed contaminated bamboo shoots
prepared in a traditional manner. Thawat Suntrajarn, the head of Thailand's Disease Control Department, said that 168 villagers contracted botulism, which is a rare but often fatal neuromuscular disease. 143 patients were admitted to hospital, amon...
Botulism Scare in Thailand Shakes US
...ents have eaten dishes containing preserved bamboo shoots
from the same batch at a merit-making feast in their village. Shortly after eating the shoots
they began to suffer similar symptoms, including vomiting, diarrhea, difficult swallowing, dry mouth...
Scientists use plant hormones to fight cancer
...ancer cells. Plant need indole acetic acid to bend shoots
toward sunlight to help cuttings grow roots. Scientists at the Cancer Research Campaign (CRC), a leading scientific charity, are using fragments to IAA to kill cancer cells. Indole acetic acid is harmless to humans but when bits of IAA are adde...
Revolutionary Simple Pregnancy Blood Test Can Save Both Mother And Child
...in about one in 12 pregnancies. The blood pressure shoots
up in the mothers-to-be and can cause seizures or fits, stroke and kidney related complications. This can result in stillbirth or fetal distress. The condition accounts for more than 15% of all premature births. Currently there is no test available....