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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...made available to pharmaceutical companies to help them test whether the drugs they are developing could r...ersonally approached the drug company to encourage them to test r-flurbiprofen in Alzheimer’s disease. Myriad Genetics agreed, and in 2006 the company rep...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...e eggs from unstimulated ovaries, and then coaxing them towards a pregnancy, is a major step forward for patients in this group. Separately, ESHRE reported that scientists in Israel had been able to obtain and freeze eggs from the ovarian tissue of girls as young as five years old. Childhood cancers u...

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

...m the woman's ovaries and used hormones to wheedle them to maturity in the laboratory. They froze the eggs...ods, and so the new technique could therefore help them save and freeze several eggs before it is too late," Holzer said. "The technique has not yet succe...

M-rated Violent Video Games Most Popular Among Young Teens

...he study suggests that middle-school children play them frequently to release their anger. The study was... to explore their effects on the children who play them and look at the policies once again which propose that children should not access these games becaus...

Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

...osquitoes feeding on humans, the nets could divert them to feed on other mammals, which do not host the ma...cause they kill adult mosquitoes directly or force them to undertake longer, more hazardous foraging expeditions in search of blood to feed on and aquatic h...

Those Who Cure can Kill Dire Prophesy of the doctors Plot

...ecks on highly-skilled migrants before considering them for jobs. All the eight people arrested in the aftermath of two bungled car bombings, in London and Glasgow, are from the medical profession, it may be recalled here. Mean time an Australian magistrate granted police an extra 48 hours to interro...

Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers

...tested 589 people aged between 54 to 90, and asked them to identify 12 common odors such as lemon, chocolate, black pepper, banana, and soap. The subjects chose the best multiple choice answer for each. At the start of the study in 1997, none of the subjects had cognitive impairments. The participants w...

Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...would update its food safety standards, as some of them were out of date. The government is also relying on ordinary Beijingers. A government hot line opened in 1999 for consumer complaints has proved to be a useful weapon. "Food-safety complaints were the highest proportion of complaints in 2006, abo...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...h 8.3 million by the year 2030, with 80 percent of them occurring in Asia, unless more is done to tighten... annual tobacco-related deaths, with 50 percent of them in Asia, will rise to 8.3 million by 2030 as multinational cigarette companies target the region's h...

Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil

...ment on rats at New York University, which enabled them to remove a specific memory from the animals' brains while leaving the rest of their memories intact. An amnesia drug called U0126 was used in the study. The researchers trained the rats to associate two musical tones with a mild electrical shock,...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

... a much faster rate than most normal cells, making them a prime target for TTF. Treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation also target rapidly dividing cells, but they can cause severe side effects by damaging the intestinal lining and bone marrow, where normal cells divide quickly. "One of the ad...

Jharkhand Village Shocked to Know About Its Huge HIV Positive Population

...ment and return with the disease. We try to figure them out, but of no use. Over 35 people have died here in the last 4-5 years. But no treatment is available," he said. Those who have survived death are now living a life of seclusion, due to social ostracisation. "In remote villages here, wheneve...

Acute Mountain Sickness may Lead to Pulmonary or Cerebral Edema

...rveyed believed AMS to start above 4,000m, placing them at risk at altitudes between 3,000m and 4,000m. Implementation is lacking for translating seemingly adequate knowledge of AMS into practical action. The findings indicate that there is room for improvement, and they offer a major challenge to trave...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...those taking LitoZin. The number of joints causing them pain and discomfort fell by 40 percent, but did not change for patients treated conventionally without the rose-hip supplement. Generally, the overall tenderness of painful joints was significantly reduced in patients given the supplement, and qual...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

... will move forward with any recommendations to get them under compliance," he said. In a statement sent to Texas A&M faculty and staff yesterday, the school's interim president, Eddie J. Davis, said the laboratory incidents did not pose a threat to anyone on or off campus, but conceded that the universi...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...cide kills newly hatched mosquitoes by suffocating them beneath a thin film spread across the surface of a body of water, where mosquitoes breed. In Canada health officials said the first human case of West Nile virus was identified three weeks earlier than usual. State health officials recommend usin...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...ck to find that about 40 well-studied pools among them Camp Pond, Cape Herschel Lagoon and Beach Ridge Pond were fractions of their former size, or totally gone. "The final ecological threshold for an aquatic ecosystem is loss of water," said biology Prof. John Smol These sites have now crossed that th...

Accused 13yr Old Admits to Stabbing Her Brother

...ng making it look like a murder-suicide or hitting them on the head while they slept and then burning the house down. The Crown ended its case last week. Evidence presented Friday showed that Steinke and the accused discussed a plan by email to kill her family, about a month before the murders. F...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...the other members of the colony around. She shoves them to show whos boss. We believe that the stress induced in the lower-ranking animals by this behaviour affects their fertility. There appears to be a total block to puberty in almost all the non-breeding mole-rats so that their hormones are kept down a...

Test-tube Babies: Mood Swings are Key to Fertility Choice

...ieving eggs from the woman's ovary and fertilising them with her partner's sperm in a lab dish, creating embryos that can then be implanted into the womb. An important decision, though, is whether to transfer only a single embryo or more embryos at the same time. Research has shown that pregnancies wi...

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