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A novel augmentation

...activates genes producing ears. In a similar but simpler procedure, the researcher said he had previously grown frog kidneys and transplanted them into other frogs. Hideyuki Okano, a professor of neural development at Osaka University's School of Medicine, said Dr Asashima's work was remarkably conspicuou...

Gene connected to Multi-System disorder discovered

... now problems with connexins had only been tied to simpler manifestations. Connexins are a family of roughly 20 genes, best known for creating connections between cells, bridging space called a "gap junction". When connexins on one cell interact with connexins on a neighboring cell, the result is a direct l...

Innovative yeast genome may handle Cancer Clues

...diabetes and cancer. By studying the smaller and simpler genome of fission yeast, scientists hope to discover new clues about cells and how diseases like cancer develop in humans. "Many decisions the humble yeast cell makes in cell division use genes that are closely related to genes implicated in many hum...

Studying brain anatomy without surgery

...ue is based uopn near-infrared spectroscopy and is simpler to use and less expensive thatn other methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging and postition emission tonography. According to Enrico Gratton, a UI professor of Physics, whenever the region of the brain is activated, it uses more oxygen...

Nobel Prize for Medicine

...etically amenable and multicellular model organism simpler than mammals, was required. The ideal solution proved to be nematode Caenorhabditis elegans . This worm, approximately 1 mm long, has a short generation time and is transparent, which made it possible to follow cell division directly under the micr...

Artesunate Is Better For Malaria Than Quinine

..., in terms of parasite clearance, is safer, and is simpler to administer than intravenous quinine. However, whether the drug could reduce mortality was unclear. Researchers from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand had recruited 1461 patients with severe malaria from Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, and Myanm...

Too much Salt is bad for health

... in a huge range of products and providing better, simpler information through improved labeling." But Peter Sherratt, of the Salt Manufacturers' Association, said it was still to be proved that cutting salt produced "any long-term health benefits", adding exercise and eating healthily was of more importance...

Simplest therapeutic regimen found less effective against HIV

...e virus under control, Videx and Viread, are a lot simpler to use, as they have to be taken just once a day. However, recent studies have shown that HIV quickly grows resistant to the drugs when all three are used at once, possibly because Videx and Viread attack the disease in a like-minded fashion, and so...

Oral Edible vaccine for Allergy Vaccines

...al whole-allergen injected vaccines since they are simpler to administer and cheaper to produce but admitted that more clinical trial as to be conduced before a human vaccine is developed. Muriel Simmons, chief executive Allergy UK, said, Courses of injections have to be tightly monitored in hospital so an...

Tool To Detect Health Literacy among Patients

...nt’s health intelligence quotient and interpret in simpler terms. This tool is available in both Spanish and English. This will provide a clue about the patient’s ability to read and understand health information in English. Diseases like diabetes, asthma, and heart failure need more knowledge from the ...

Say no to detox tablets

...he liver converts complex chemical substances into simpler ones, which is directed to the kidneys for excretion. Scientists stated that the entire detox package including the various juices, herbal extracts, socks, body wraps, special food, oxygenated water etc are not effective when compared to the natur...

Colorectal Cancer Can Be Detected By a Simple Test

...mmunochemical faecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a simpler way of identifying individuals who might have colorectal cancer, researchers claim in an article published online in The Lancet Oncology.// Conventionally, guaiac FOBT is used to screen individuals who might be having this cancer, but this new test "...

Visualization Found To Be Largely Dependent On The Brain

...ther than responding to individual fragments. In simpler terms, the brain now begins to put bits and pieces together to form a larger section towards creating a meaningful design. 'Our ability to see is one of the great evolutionary accomplishments of the human brain. We still don't know how the visual sys...

Laser Used To Clear Blocked Arteries Preventing Amputation

...th less severe disease. They can be benefited from simpler methods such as changing the lifestyle with appropriate exercise, diet and taking proper medications. ...

WHO, UNICEF Issue New Guidelines For Oral Rehydration Salts

...crease the need for intravenous fluids and make it simpler to treat children with acute non-cholera diarrhoea without unnecessary hospitalization. ORS is the simplest way of keeping a child alive during episodes of acute diarrhea and replenishing the fast-depleting electrolytes and fluids. WHO is the only or...

NHS Dentistry Would Worsen After the New Reforms

...horities say that the new system is designed to be simpler and fairer. But the dentists will be given a guaranteed income based on previous workload, about £80,000 a year for three years....

Malfunction Of Key Growth Factor Increases Mortality Rate From Pulmonary Fibrosis In Blacks

...erma itself will be more productive. It's a little simpler disease, and since PF develops from these diseases in the first place, going upstream in the pathogenesis could yield even more useful results. These future studies on the c-Met receptor functionality definitely will advance out understanding of this...

Aspirin to Prevent Deafness caused by Antibiotics

...dant drugs could work as well. However aspirin was simpler in use and quite inexpensive. The World Health Organization recommends amino glycosides especially for cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis. An inhaled form of gentamycin is also often recommended to patients with cystic fibrosis. Its effect on he...

Secret Herb Could Tackle Hot Flushes And Night Sweats In Breast Cancer Patients

... said: 'It is hoped that the herbal remedy will be simpler and cheaper to take, as well as more effective, thus improving the lives of women who need all their energy to fight the disease.' He and his team are now recruiting 170 volunteers for the randomized trial, half of whom will take the phytooestrogen...

Survival After Cardiac Arrest Is Aided By Cooling

...s of an animal model study to evaluate whether the simpler procedure might provide equivalent benefit. Cooling a person by 3-4 oC during the first day after resuscitation has been demonstrated to improve the odds of a good recovery, but few patients receive this therapy. There may be fear of complications ...

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