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Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...idge 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 threshold "A key 'tipping point' has now been passed: Arctic ponds that were permanent water bodies for...

Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

... "The traditional form of excision is a practice totally banned by Islam because of the compelling evidence of the extensive damage it causes to women's bodies and minds," said the decree issued by the office of the mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa. The Egyptian government announced plans on Thursday to impose a ...

New Insights into Prion Propogation

...at normally lacks that prion. It demonstrates that totally heterologous prion propagation is possible. "Surprisingly, the presence of a glutamine and asparagine-rich yeast prion that helps other yeast prions to form also helped this one to form," Liebman said, showing that prions of one type can interact w...

Getting Old No Laughing Matter: US Study

... that bore no relation to the start of the joke, a totally straight response and a complete non 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 s...

Three Doctors Charged So Far in the UK Bombing Case

...e grounds on which her husband was being held were totally baseless and unfair. The Australian authorities knew he had given his SIM to his cousins from the beginning. Why did they have to wait for 12 days to press those charges? He is innocent and Allah will come to our rescue, she said and appealed to P...

Pain Doctor in Virginia Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment

... But after hearing testimony from both sides, "I totally turned around on that issue," Brinkema said. "The mere prescription of huge quantities of opioids doesn't mean anything." The most serious charges of drug trafficking resulting in death was thrown out by Judge Leonie Brinkema. The case against Hu...

Drink Milk for a Healthy Heart

..."The evidence shows a very powerful effect that is totally against public perception that milk and other dairy products are bad for your heart," said Elwood....

Men Under Knife to Reduce Bulging Waistline in Britian

...y, very desperate and their image of themselves is totally distorted. He said society was now fixated on looks, adding: The people who have lots of money can afford plastic surgery and then, as a result, are putting more of a focus on looks and outer beauty. In 2003, Britain's then most senior soldier, G...

Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand

...arer doesn't have to do the washing up as it's not totally waterproof. Phil Newman, of Touch Bionics which developed the hand at Livingstone, Lothian, said: 'For someone born without a hand, seeing their fingers moving is very emotional. And very rewarding for us.'...

A Centre for Glycemic Index Testing Opened in Chennai

...lue of Indian foods, both because of their being a totally unknown entity, and of the changes, such as milling technology, that had robbed food grains of their essence. He pointed out that in the typical Indian diet, carbohydrates formed the bulk of calories and the fiber came from unrefined carbohydrates...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

... blind before treating the second eye is cruel and totally unacceptable." Nice is seeking to rationalize its decision on cost grounds. Andrew Dillon, chief executive of Nice, said: "When treatments are very expensive, we have to use them where they give most benefit to patients. "Most people with AMD o...

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

...ine could be a useful short-term measure against a totally new strain. It is expected that human trials of FLU-v will start in 2008 and if they prove to be effective, it could be on the market in three to five years....

Protein That may Prevent Eye Damage in Premature Babies Identified

... research. "There is independent confirmation from totally different research teams within the same journal." At UF, researchers infused IGFBP-3 into one eye of each of nine mice before placing the animals into a high-oxygen chamber for five days. When scientists compared vascular growth within the retinas...

Tamil Nadu Doctor Denies His Teenaged Son's Surgery feat; Terms It Conspiracy

...d it has taken serious notice of the act, which is totally against medical ethics. Authorities have even said that a probe has been ordered into the incident. "An enquiry has been ordered and the deputy director of Services and Joint Director of Medical Services will look into all the facts. If we see a ...

Singapore Extends Smoking Ban to Pubs, Nightclubs

... most well-known nightclubs, indicated it would go totally smoke-free. "There will be no more second-hand smoke for non-smokers and they'll be able to leave the club and not smell like cigarettes," Zouk spokeswoman Tracy Phillips said. "Hopefully this will encourage more of them to come out and club," sh...

1 Billion People to Be Killed by Smoking

...e advertising and making offices and public places totally tobacco-free, smoking rates could halve by 2050. It's a completely preventable epidemic," Bettcher said, citing countries such as Singapore, Australia and Thailand where tough anti-smoking laws have helped people to quit. Officials from 147 count...

Who Receives a Kidney Transplant First?

...technologically advanced field of medicine that is totally dependent on public understanding and support, for without donors and recipients, transplantation would simply not exist, says Shapiro....

Bioparasite Envisioned To Control Terror Of Fire Ants

...xtension in College Station. The fire ant is not totally a farmers enemy. As omnivores, they eat just about anything and can reduce tick populations in pastures and yards. Also, cotton and sugarcane growers see them as helpful. The ants munch on boll weevils, caterpillars and sugarcane borers. "But on bala...

New Strategy Identified for Preventing Acute and Chronic Brain Disease

...eally unexpected," said Dr. Roberson. "It opens up totally new ways of thinking about tau and its involvement in neurological disease." Because overstimulation of brain cells contributes to a variety of major neurological diseases, these findings may have broad therapeutic implications. "We still have ...

FDA Approves Expanded Use for Surgical Sealant

... the transmission of blood-borne viruses cannot be totally eliminated. In a pivotal study of 147 patients, the effectiveness of Evicel was compared with the standard bleeding control technique of applying pressure to a plastic covering (graft) placed over the open blood vessel. Eighty-three percent of thos...

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