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Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...announced last week that a six-month crackdown had uncovered industrial oils, acid, cancer-causing chemicals and other dangerous ingredients in thousands of everyday foods sold domestically. Stung by the string of revelations, the Beijing government is working overtime to ensure that the 10,500 athletes and ...

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

...ro fertility (IVF) treatment said Tuesday they had uncovered important clues about mood swings that heavily influenced a life-altering decision. IVF, sometimes called 'test-tube baby' treatment, entails retrieving eggs from the woman's ovary and fertilising them with her partner's sperm in a lab dish, creat...

A Savage Murderer in Canada Gets Sentenced to Life

...cond time. A widely publicized search for Ross uncovered no clues about her disappearance and the police investigation focused on her boyfriend until Sylvester confessed. Sylvester visited the Manilla site at least 10 times before turning himself in to police in September 2005. He led police to Rosss sk...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

...said Katsanis. The researchers believe they have uncovered a possible reason why these potentially damaging but mostly neutral bits of DNA accumulate over time by comparing the sequences of human numts with those in different animals. How closely the different species' sequences match can provide an estimate...

This is Why DNA Has Its Famous Helix Shape

...Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have uncovered a missing link in scientists' understanding of the physical forces that give DNA its famous double helix shape . The study conducted by Piotr Marszalek, a professor of mechanical engineering at Duke said that the first direct measurements of the f...

First Drug for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

...T's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have uncovered a molecular mechanism that governs the formation of fears stemming from traumatic events . The work could lead to the first drug to treat the millions of adults who suffer each year from persistent, debilitating fears - including hundreds of soldie...

Autism Could Be Related to Higher Level of Growth Hormones

...ct boys more than girls. "The study authors have uncovered a promising new lead in the quest to understand autism," said Dr. Duane Alexander, Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. "Future research will determine whether the higher hormone levels the researchers observed ...

Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers

... at first glance, to be dead. US and Iraqi forces uncovered the orphanage for children with special needs in northwest Baghdad last week, according to a CBS News report broadcast on Monday. "They saw multiple bodies laying on the floor of the facility," Staff Sergeant Mitchell Gibson of the 82nd Airborne Div...

Highly Effective Method for Screening Drug-resistant Forms of HIV Developed

...in a single test. The new screening technique also uncovered four rare, minor drug-resistant mutations in the patient samples of HIV that had gone undetected by standard screening measures. Dr. Bushman believes that these small drug-resistant populations of HIV may explain why some patients do not respond to...

Genetic Variation is Linked to Substantial Risk in Heart Attack

...heir lifetime. The study led by deCODE Genetics uncovered the first common variant found to be consistently linked to substantial risk of heart attack in multiple case-control groups of European descent. The researchers found a population-attributable risk for heart attack of 21 percent in general and of...

Cancer Cells Reprogram Energy Needs To Grow And Spread

...lls to stop dividing or even die. Semenzas team uncovered the mitochondrial mechanism in a study of Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome, caused by a single gene mutation and characterized by the tendency to develop tumors in many parts of the body, including the kidney, brain and adrenal glands. Semenza and ...

Sylvester Stallone Admits He Tried to Smuggle Banned Growth Hormone to Australia

... But an X-ray of bags belonging to his entourage uncovered the bottles of Jintropin, which is made by Chinese firm GeneScience pharmaceuticals. "You have not been validly prescribed the goods by a medical practitioner for any medical condition suffered by you and for which the goods are recognised medical ...

Scientists Map Genome Sequence Dengue Mosquito

...of this gene," he explains. Zhijian Tus team has uncovered and described more than 1,000 TEs that occupy about 50 per cent of the entire Ae. Aegypti genome. "Although the majority of protein coding TE copies in Ae. aegypti appear to be degenerate, a significant number of elements have potentially active TE...

Minorities Prefer Counseling and Prayer to Drugs for Treating Depression

...n of friends and family as well. The survey also uncovered other surprising treatment preferences among the groups. For instance, African-American and Hispanic participants were more likely to prefer a doctor of the same sex to treat their depression than white participants. African-Americans surveyed had a ...

Flash-heating Inactivates HIV in Breast Milk: Study

...s and used the remainder as unheated controls. The uncovered jars were placed in a 1-quart pan filled with 450 milliliters of water. The water and milk were heated together over a single-burner butane stove. Once the water reached a rolling boil, the breast milk was immediately removed and allowed to cool. T...

Global Heartbeat Control Suggests Therapy for Beating Heart Failure

...e genes targeted by the receptors, the researchers uncovered several that had been linked previously to cardiomyopathies, a finding that Gigure described as "the cherry on the sundae for us."Those direct links to human disease suggest that drugs targeting ERR receptors might hold promise for novel heart therap...

Cot Death on Rise in Australia

...em away from cigarette smoke and leave their faces uncovered while sleeping. It is not known what causes SIDS, but the risk is highest among infants aged between one and six months....

Sleepwalking to sex during sleep, a new disorder detected

...search of peer-reviewed journals and other sources uncovered more than 125 cases dating to 1986 that provide the basis for the new classification system. They include: 31 cases resulting from parasomnias, which is especially unstable delta sleep, a period of the slowest brain wave activity. Usually associ...

Dietary Vitamin B6, B12 and Folate, may Decrease Pancreatic Cancer Risk Among Leans

...dical School. The researchers also say that they uncovered another interesting trend − that some people who received these nutrients from multivitamin pills had an increased risk of developing the disease. According to the researchers, individuals who said they used multivitamins, and whose blood showe...

Neural Basis of Anxiety: Newer Insights

...pean Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), have now uncovered the neural basis for such anxiety behaviour in mice. Their report, in the current issue of Nature Neuroscience, states that crucial roles played by a receptor for the messenger serotonin and a neural circuit involving a brain region called the hipp...

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