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Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

...g 124,000 internal medicine physicians and medical student members, ACP is the largest medical specialty society in the United States. David C. Dale, MD, FACP, president of ACP, sent letters to Representatives Charles Rangel, chair, and Fortney H. “Pete” Stark, chair of the Health Subcommittee, Committee o...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...lished in the journal Cell. Dr. Epstein and his student Rebecca Sadun used real-time PCR (rtPCR), a high-speed gene amplification technique, to screen tumours to identify 14 pro-immunity genes (downplayed by tumours) and 11 anti-immunity genes (promoted by tumours). The researchers studied the expressio...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...given the food they eat, said Lydia Kuo, a medical student who earned her Ph.D. in physiology due to work on the study. This is the first study to show that stress has a direct effect on fat accumulation, body weight and metabolism, she said. In humans, this kind of stress-mediated fat gain may have nothin...

In China, Online Gamers Raking in the Cash

...r thousands of other Chinese. Zhao, a third-year student at Beijing's Central University of Finance and Economics, says he much prefers real-life fun such as playing basketball to sitting in front of a computer, but the courts are always too crowded. "China has too large a population and too limited spac...

American Bests Japanese Hot Dog Eating Champion, Sets Record

...t spills out of the mouth. Chestnut, a 23-year-old student from California, won the mustard-yellow championship belt and a prize of 10,000 dollars, but above all he basked in the glory of having beaten 16 rivals and broken Kobayashi's seemingly endless run. The 70-kilo (154-pound) Kobayashi had caused a se...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...ent of this devastating disease. Sarah Dunlap, a student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences jointly operated by M. D. Anderson and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, is the reports first author. Other Fuller and Zhang team members include Joseph Celestino, Department of Gy...

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

... author of the study, Florian T. Merkle a graduate student in the Alvarez-Buylla lab, suggests that while adult neural stem cells of the subventricular zone can produce the three major types of brain cells -- astrocytes, neurons and oligodendrocytes - when it comes to neurons they seem to be specified, or pr...

New Asthma Gene Identified

...scientists, including Liming Liang, a U-M doctoral student in Abecasis' lab and co-first author on the paper, compared the genetic makeup of 994 patients with childhood onset asthma and 1,243 non-asthmatics. They looked at mutations in the building blocks that make up DNA, called nucleotides. There are mut...

Snack Foods Fortified With Fiber

... Alavi's graduate student, Hyma Gajula, a master's student in grain science. Other K-Staters contributing to the research include Koushik Adhikari, assistant professor of human nutrition; Tom Herald, professor of food science; and Ron Madl, director of K-State's Bioprocessing and Industrial Value Added Progr...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...ions and keep costs down. He and former graduate student Ramachandran Mallika wrote software that enabled the controller boxes to detect traffic incidents and get important messages back to the traffic control center using a fraction of the bandwidth that was previously required. In the October 2007 issu...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...ssors Ellen Evans and Edward McAuley, and graduate student Rudy J. Valentine....

Mukherjee Inaugurates Tele-education and Tele-medicine Centres in Addis Ababa

...ts through collaborative tools. Taye Mengistu, a student at tele-education centre, said the progamme would have several benefits as it would help provide higher education at low costs in diverse subjects from top quality Indian institutions." At present about 3000 Ethiopian students are studying in vario...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

..., such as MRI or CT scans. Raag Airan, an MD/PhD student in Deisseroth's lab and co-first author of the stu...amework." Leslie Meltzer, neurosciences graduate student and co-first author, searched for the cellular basis of these changes in circuitry. An obvious place...

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

...dren with cancer Tam Dang-Tan, an epidemiology PhD student working with Dr. Eduardo Franco from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, conducted the first ever analysis of all published studies to look for general trends and associations in this topic. The authors reviewed 23 studies conducted worldwide a...

Indonesia Confirms 81st Bird Flu Death

...t 102 infected, and 81 dead." The primary school student was from the industrial town of Cilegon, 72 kilometres (50 miles) west of the capital Jakarta. The boy, identified only by the initials FZ, died at Jakarta's Sulianti Saroso hospital, Indonesia's main centre for treating victims of the virus. He ...

Cane Sugar,corn Syrup Have Similar Effects on Hunger

...ram, and co-authored by Drewnowski and UW graduate student Martine Perrigue. The Seattle investigators provided subjects with a beverage mid-morning, then tracked hunger, appetite and thirst for two hours, and then gave the study participants lunch. Cola beverages sweetened with sucrose or with two differ...

Bak Protein Sets Stressed Cells on Suicide Path

...oles to kill it," says Craig Brooks, MCG graduate student and the paper's first author.Bak and Bax have similar structures and scientists have long suspected they play major, similar roles in programmed cell death, or apoptosis. "These two proteins are very important for mitochondrial injury and subseque...

Philippine Medical Colleges Open to Indians

...pecially India and China. It will cost an Indian student between Rs.1.2 million to Rs.1.5 million to study in a Philippine university. The amount will include visa fees, course fees and accommodation expenses. The government of Philippines has set aside the seats and Indian service provider Health Care ...

Research Reveals Anatomy of Suppressed Memories: Study

...motional memories," said Brendan Depue, a doctoral student in neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and lead author of the study. "By essentially shutting down specific portions of the brain, they were able to stop the retrieval process of particular memories," Depue said. The authors of...

Getting Old No Laughing Matter: US Study

...sequitur. According to Wingyun Mak, the graduate student behind the study, the older group was noticeably less likely to spot the punch line. "These are statistically significant differences," she said. "Our study basically gets at this idea of the relationship between mental abilities and how well someo...

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