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Alcohol may Help You to Be Cool

...e influence if they're given a rewarding task that tests their powers of concentration. University of Ke... someone was zapping them with electricity. The tests showed that the highest level of aggression was in the subjects who drank and were zapped but didn't...

New Treatment Boosts Survival Chances for Child Leukaemia

...e key ingredient was Cytabarine, which in lab-dish tests have been shown to be highly effective against lymphoblasts, as immature lymphocyte cells are called. At the 38-month followup mark, 260 (58 percent) of the patients who received this "hybrid" treatment were in complete remission. Meanwhile, a se...

Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules

...royed unless a physician designates it for medical tests or a patient seeks it for specific religious or cultural reasons. Placentophagy is raising eyebrows at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But spokeswoman Kris Mejia was guarded in her reaction. She said that some statements on the Jodi Sleander...

Chennai Hospital Conducts Bone Marrow Transplantation Successfully

... Hospital, said that high-resolution special blood tests for matching human antigen leukocytes between donor and recipient - called HLA typing - was absent in India. "On that count it was risky to go ahead with a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor on the basis of a low-resolution HLA typing re...

Green Box Converts Car Fumes into Biofuel

...test centre. They have carried out more than 130 tests over a period of two years with a success rate between 85 to 95%. David Hansen, a Labour MP for Delyn, North Wales showed keen interest in the project and is doing every bit to help the three friends. "Based on the information, there is a clear red...

Blood Transfusions Does Not Increase the Risk of Cancer Transmission

...ofessionals always carry out a rigorous battery of tests before the transfusion of blood so as to ensure that no diseases are passed between the donor and recipient. Although the risk of transmission of infectious agents is well established, it has so far been unclear whether blood donation may also result...

Nigeria Files New Lawsuit Against Pfizer

...ted a new complaint to the high court alleging the tests conducted in 1996 were "unlawful and reprehensible...out 6.45 billion dollars in damages related to the tests of an antibiotic called Trovan, which allegedly killed 11 children. Another 181 children reportedl...

Indian, Iraqi Medics may Face Terror Stigma Overseas

...U have to pass a series of linguistic and clinical tests before they can register with the General Medical Council. NHS trusts are also required to carry out identification, passport credentials and criminal records checks on the doctors they employ. Following the suspected failed bomb attacks in Lon...

Experts Identify Vaccine Target for HIV

...arrived at 486 patients who had had multiple blood tests documenting viral loads after infection and before they started receiving antiretroviral treatment. The three polymorphisms were identified after all the blood samples of the selected patients were screened for more than 555,000. Additionally, th...

Orissa CM Orders Probe into Female Foeticides

... involved in the crime. "They conduct ultrasound tests to determine the sex of a foetus, after which doctors perform an abortion if it is found to be a female," child rights activist Anuradha Mohanty told IANS. India banned the practice of prenatal sex selection and selective abortion more than a decad...

Older Women With Memory Problems at Increased Risk for Restless Nights

...nd no signs of memory problems underwent cognitive tests over 15 years. Sleep problems were measured at the...y of Neurology. Women who declined on one of the tests were also nearly twice as likely to nap more than two hours a day. The study found cognitive decli...

Scientists Develop Artificial Blood Vessels for Vascular Grafts in Mice

...minal aortas of rats eight weeks before performing tests to determine how well the grafts had performed. It was found that the cell-seeded constructs showed a significantly higher blockage-free rate than unseeded controls. The researchers also found that there was an extensive remodelling of the MDSC-see...

Obese Infant Kacey Causes Concern

.... A whole team of doctors carried out a range of tests which failed to find any underlying medical cause for her condition. Today there is rising case of obese children right at the infant stage. They are concerned some parents are super sizing meal portions for very young children and have lost sigh...

World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...cines and surgical techniques . Common diagnostic tests for epilepsy include EEGs and brain scans. The Social Stigma : While epilepsy cannot be cured, at least as of now, for some people it does eventually go away. Incidentally, most people with epilepsy lead outwardly normal lives. At the same time, ...

New Technology Makes Diagnosis of Abnormal Pregnancy Cheaper

...ey added. "People pay at least Rs.7,000 for such tests but our technology will certainly be 10 times cheaper. Many people in rural India earn less than Rs.4,000 a month. How can they pay so much for a test?" Srivastava queried. The new kit can survive relatively high temperatures of 37 degrees Celsius ...

Alzheimer's-associated Enzyme Linked to Seizures

...it modify neuronal function, researchers conducted tests using brain tissue from animal models and from Alzheimer's patients after making sure that the beta2 subunit, similar to APP, can be acted on by BACE and gamma-secretase, releasing a portion of the beta2 molecule from the cell membrane. The study f...

Soon, a Vaccine That Could Keep All Types of Flu Away for Lifetime

...the virus, rather in bringing in antibodies. Lab tests have shown that FLUv can save mice, for more than half the treated mice survived, while unvaccinated creatures died. "We are in real need of new types of vaccine. Anything that gives a more rapid response would be of great interest," Professor Hugh P...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

...t of arterial stiffness, took bone mineral density tests of their spine and hips, and had their blood sampled for inflammatory mediators. COPD, the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and the world, involves persistent obstruction of the airways caused by emphysema or chronic bronchitis. I...

Breathalyzer Tests for Cops Involved in Shootings

...Department is now proposing mandatory breathalyzer tests after such shootings. Sean Bell, a 23-year-old fa...dvisory panel has concluded that mechanical breath tests are "the right thing to do," Commissioner Raymond Kelly said, adding, "I think it's feasible." The N...

National Commission for Women to Investigate Unearthing of Female Fetuses in Pataudi

...ad been aborted after conducting sex determination tests which is banned under the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act. Incidentally, Haryana has one of the poorest sex ratio in the country....

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