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Diabetics Risking Health by Using Alternative Medications Without Consultation

...e their conventional medicine doses and modify the timing of doses so they aren't taking both together," she said. "While it might be impossible for Western medicine to learn all about complementary and alternative therapies, healthcare professionals do need to be included in discussions about them so we ...

Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...ers or when it falls to the ground. The method and timing of pollen dispersal from a plant can determine whether or not a plant modified to resist an insect pest will also have an effect on other more beneficial insects. Scientists are racing to understand these minute differences and interactions, even a...

Plant Growth Regulated by Both Internal Clock and External Light: Study

... 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, assistant professor of plant biology at UC Davis, who is the senior author on the paper, desc...

Study Confirms No HRT Benefit for Older Women

...ticularly those women who may be influenced by the timing of initiation of hormone replacement therapy, they conclude. In an accompanying editorial, Dr Helen Roberts at the University of Auckland says that this study does not change current advice to postmenopausal women. Healthy women in early menopause ...

Evolution of HIV from African Greek Monkeys

... virulence may shed light on the future course and timing of the evolution of HIV. The new research also challenges the idea that one ancient SIV was transmitted vertically, down through time, and evolved into many SIVs as its original host diverged into many different species. Wertheim and Worobey sugge...

Genes Influence the Ability to Listen Two Things at a Time

... to tell the direction a sound is coming from, the timing and sequence of a sound, and whether a sound is a voice we need to listen to or background noise we should ignore. Most people dont even realize they possess these skills, much less how adept they are at them. Auditory processing skills play a role...

Steroids may Reduce Recurrence of Asthma

...ttacks, including the dose, method of delivery and timing of delivery of corticosteroids. Our research found clear evidence that people who arrived at a hospital with acute asthma and were well enough to be discharged benefited from the addition of corticosteroid therapy, says lead author Professor Brian ...

Steroids may Reduce Chances of Asthma Relapse

...ttacks, including the dose, method of delivery and timing of delivery of corticosteroids. Our research found clear evidence that people who arrived at a hospital with acute asthma and were well enough to be discharged benefited from the addition of corticosteroid therapy, Rowe said. Our systematic review ...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...fertility drugs. This has been both to control the timing of ovulation and to increase the number of eggs produced. The more eggs, the logic goes, the higher the chance of a successful pregnancy. Once harvested, the eggs are fertilised in the lab while the woman receives hormone drugs to ready her womb fo...

Preimplanted Genetic Screening Should Be Interpreted With Caution

...s they occurred during preimplantation period. The timing is significant because embryos used in IVF are normally transferred at between 3 and 5 days old, says Ms Frumkin. We found that embryos which were abnormal on day 3 demonstrated a high rate of mosaicism However, on day 5 some of them had undergone ...

Early Arctic Spring Indication of Climate Change

...nmark and the US used phenology, "the study of the timing of familiar signs of spring seen in plants, butterflies, birds, and other species" to track warming. At a site monitored in northern Greenland, researchers noted that flowering, emergence dates of several species and egg-laying had advanced on ave...

Bone Health Protection by Dietary Calcium

... calcium carbonate weren't conscientious about the timing of their supplements, they might not have received the highest benefit from them. "Only about 35 percent of the calcium in most supplements ends up being absorbed by the body," Armamento-Villareal says. "Calcium from the diet is generally better ab...

Weizmann Researchers Developed Control Switch for Protein Activity

...genetically engineered plants in which the precise timing of fruit ripening would be controlled using a substance that increases the activity of proteins responsible for ripening. Moreover, numerous proteins are used in industrial processes, as biological sensors and in other applications. The possibility o...

Estrogen Therapy Protects Against Fading Mental Powers: Study

...ine. The findings of this study suggest that the timing of any hormonal intervention may be important, and that there is a window of opportunity to preserve brain function before it has deteriorated too far. "If the brain is too old, then age-related decline may be difficult to reverse," said Morrison. ...

Loss of Antenna Leads to Cancer in Insects

...ts increasingly suspect that it may play a role in timing the cell division process. Commonly, cancer cells have entirely lost their cilia, and this absence may help explain why tumors fail to respond properly to environmental cues that cause normal cells to stop growing. Hence, the discovery that too much ...

DelSite Working Toward Solving Delivery of Influenza Vaccine in Pandemic Situations

...e flu pandemic that occurred in 1957 (H2N2 virus), timing of actions by the U.S. government would be critical. In 1957, under transportation systems available at the time, it took only six months for the virus to travel from China to the U.S. With today's faster transportation systems allowing 1.2 million p...

Soy Products a Double-edged Sword for Breast Cancer

...) The resolution of this paradox may lie in the timing of estrogen administration, Helferich said. Exposure to an estrogen, genistein, before puberty causes mammary gland differentiation. A differentiated cell undergoes less proliferation and therefore is less likely to progress through the cancer p...

New Brain Neuromarker May Shed Light on Autism and Schizophrenia

...aid Tognoli. Our measure of behavior, the phase or timing relationship between the actions of two people, is important because it characterizes the informational exchange between their brains. The success or failure of this information exchange revealed in this new brain rhythm will serve as a stimulus fo...

Google to Digitise 800,000 Books at Mysore Varsity

... "It's a tough job and we could not spell an exact timing of its completion." Elaborating on its utility, Prasad said they would allow students, scholars and historians from all over the country to access the knowledge base....

Improved Communication may Help to Accept the Death of Loved Ones With Poise

... in the ICU need information on the causes and the timing of death; the amount or level of healthcare the patient will receive; and information on the process of withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment. The patient must be comfortable at all times and family and friends must be given opportuni...

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