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Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

...ed Tumor-Treating Fields (TTF) that home in on the unusual geometry of dividing cells. The study found that the therapy significantly slowed the growth of tumours as well as increased survival rates. Previously, patients with advanced glioblastomas could expect to live on average six months or less. With ...

Autism Children can Be Diagnosed Within One Year of Age

...p it down, tap it on the table, or perform another unusual act with the toy. Significantly reduced variety of sounds, words and gestures used to communicate: Compared to typically developing children, children with ASD have a much smaller inventory of sounds, words and gestures that they use to communicate...

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

... the fruits they produce have brilliant colors and unusual shapes because they want to attract the attention of pollinators and frugivores who will disperse their pollen and seed, thus guaranteeing the next generation. All of these characteristics--size, shape, placement, and timingmay be controlled by net...

Amorous African Fish Exchange Electric Pulses While Mating

... navigation and communication. They claim that the unusual sensory skill helps the fish thrive in murky streams of west Africa. Previous work has shown that each electric fish species has a unique form of electrical discharge, like a fingerprint. In the new study, the researchers found that certain discha...

Ujjain Ashram Adopts Eco-friendly Burial Process

... up benefits us with its fruits and oxygen." The unusual methodology of burial is said to be based on the theory that all mortal remains should merge in nature. At least 35 people have been reportedly buried following this method and another 65 have made a wish for the same burial. Taranjan Shah, a res...

Hairy Boy Bets on Laser Treatment for Cure

...fore deciding the course of action." Despite his unusual problem, Prithviraj has been doing consistently well in his studies. When the father saw that the lanugo hair, as the condition is called in medical jargon, he took his son to a few skin specialists, endocrinologists, homeopaths and ayurvedic docto...

TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

... lungs i.e. he upper lobe of his right lung. The unusual procedure consisted of inserting a video camera in a tube in one small incision in the right side of Speaker's chest, and putting instruments through another incision. The operation was a highly risky one not only for the patient but for everyone i...

Food Cravings are Linked to Weight Managenemt

...y are so normal that nobody needs to feel they are unusual in this respect. In addition, the results indicate that cravings dont go away during dieting. In fact, 94 percent of the study participants reported cravings after six months of dieting. However,Roberts says, participants who lost a greater percenta...

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

...ng false statements to a federal agency, ending an unusual criminal case involving its blockbuster blood-thinning drug Plavix. The case involved accusations that the company had entered a secret deal to head off generic competition to Plavix, its biggest-selling product. The investigation began last summe...

Weight Management Achieved by Controlling and Not Suppressing Food Cravings

...y are so normal that nobody needs to feel they are unusual in this respect, says Roberts. In addition, the results indicate that cravings dont go away during dieting. In fact, 94 percent of the study participants reported cravings after six months of dieting. Participants who lost a greater percentage of...

Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

...anmar reported a fresh poultry outbreak. Vietnam's unusual summertime outbreak, concentrated in the densely populated northern Red River delta region, follows the ending in March of a two-year ban on duck hatching that has triggered a surge in production. Nationwide vaccination campaigns -- widely hailed a...

World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...e felt that epilepsy may be connected to having an unusual giftedness. Some scientists have however discredited this "epilepsy and genius" connection. Dr. Jerome Engel, Professor of Neurology at the University of California School of Medicine and author of the book Seizures and Epilepsy says: "There is n...

Recall of the AIDS Drug Causes Panic in Zambia

... that the Viracept tablets they were taking had an unusual smell. The company in a statement said that the contamination had been caused by an interaction between two chemicals, one of them a cleaner, in a vessel in which the product was made. The contaminant can cause cancerous tumors and genetic mutation...

Meditation Increases Attention - A Brain Scan Report

...isolation or religious faith. "This was a highly unusual group of people. Two-thirds of the experienced meditators were Tibetan monks, recruited with the help of the Dalai Lama, and they all had an extremely long history of formal practice." For 15 years, Davidson has had a scientific relationship with t...

Galapagos on UN Endangered List

...oratory for scientists. There is a wide variety of unusual flora and fauna on the islands, much of it found nowhere else on the planet. "They are threatened by invasive species, growing tourism and immigration," the UNESCO's world heritage committee meeting in New Zealand said a statement. And it is not jus...

Chilean President's Cousin Successfully Tests Allergy 'Knockout' Technique on Mice

...a small, synthetic, antibody fragment that has the unusual ability of recognizing two targets simultaneously-the receptor CD300a and a mast cell-specific marker. This makes the antibody targets CD300a only on the surface of mast cells, avoiding suppression of other immune cells. During the study, this ant...

Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS

...from other directions; for example it will be very unusual for nurses to provide much in depth information. I believe that the quality of information provided by the doctor is these days much better in the private sector especially among the younger medics in urban areas. The internet has also been a great e...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...is developing safely. 'Should a woman encounter unusual bleeding during her pregnancy, it is best if she sees the doctor immediately', he warns. Cesarean birth is major surgery, and, as with other surgical procedures, risks are involved. The estimated risk of a woman dying after a cesarean birth is less...

Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section

...aby is developing safely. Should a woman encounter unusual bleeding during her pregnancy, it is best if she sees the doctor immediately....

New Clues for Treatment of Disease That Causes Accelerated Aging

...emature aging condition progeria. But the infants' unusual mutations caused them to make many more bad copies of the gene's primary protein, lamin A, than progeria patients. Both infants died very young and before researchers could fully unravel the cause of their disorders. But when researchers treated ce...

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