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Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...le of normal prion proteins is provided by mutated versions that are linked to genetic forms of prion disease because beta-amyloid fragments are able to form when the normal prion protein is corrupted by genetic mutation. Professor Hooper concludes: Until now, the normal function of prion proteins has remai...

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...ave to develop new test norms and truly equivalent versions of the same test. Finally, Salthouse believes that measures of within-person variability could be a useful diagnostic marker in their own right. For example, he and other cognitive psychologists are discussing whether wilder fluctuations within one...

Hydrogen Fuel Is It a New Fuel for the Future?

...ularly the reformer on the methanol car, that both versions are only able to have two seats. There are many obstacles to over come before hydrogen can be used as fuel. While hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, it rarely exists in its pure form in the environment, preferring instead to bon...

Parental Match-making Blossoms in a Beijing Park

.... Each Sunday, this scene is repeated in various versions hundreds of times throughout beautiful Zhongshan Park, just 150 metres (yards) from the historic Forbidden City. It is a unique form of match-making in modern China, where desperate fathers and mothers struggle to find compatible spouses for their ...

New Data Reinforces Correlation Between Carbohydrate Quality and Loss of Vision

...se and subsequent drop in blood sugar. Whole wheat versions of rice, pasta and bread are examples of foods that have a low-glycemic-index. These foods are often considered higher quality carbohydrates because they are associated with a slower and less dramatic rise and fall of blood sugar. "Our results build...

Drug Patent Compulsory Licensing

...nses, which allow countries to manufacture cheaper versions of patented pharmaceuticals for non-commercial use or in cases of health care emergencies. Just recently, Brazil and Thailand have invoked these rules simply to lower the cost of expensive AIDS and heart medications-a strategy that Cahoy argues sho...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

...macular degeneration (AMD). However, whole-wheat versions of rice, pasta and bread are examples of foods that have a low-glycemic-index. These foods are often considered higher quality carbohydrates because they are associated with a slower and less dramatic rise and fall of blood sugar. AMD it is the lea...

New Technology Transforming Life for the Deaf

...municating," Hoareau said. The raft of different versions of sign language across the world can make face-to-face communication difficult at such an international event, Hoareau admits, though the burgeoning technological aid helps in that direction. "It's difficult. But with a little perseverance, follow...

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...ng international drugmakers over access to generic versions of newer and more expensive HIV medications that are needed to treat patients who have become resistant to the old drugs....

Thousands Gather in Sydney for HIV Conference

...reater access to newer, less toxic, more expensive versions of the treatments. "I am hoping, especially looking at my region, the Asia-Pacific region, that there will be a positive outcome -- the scaling up of second line drugs," she said of the conference. "I've been on first line (drugs) for a couple of...

Japanese are Weighed Down by Deviating from Their Traditional Diet

...da lamented. Adding up the calories are Japanese versions of western food such as Tonkatsu, a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet 1-centimetre thick and sliced to bite sized pieces, served on rice. The increase in the number of Japanese at risk of developing metabolic disorders associated with obesity, high c...

Abbot Sues French AIDS Group

...ition that the country agrees to not allow generic versions of the drug into the market. The group encouraged between 500 and 1,000 HIV/AIDS advocates from Canada, France, India, Thailand and the U.S. to click on a link posted on Act Up-Paris' Web site that caused Abbott's server to become overloaded. This d...

Giant Microwave That Recycles Plastic Back into Diesel, Gas

...wave with bits of machinery attached to it. Larger versions resemble a concrete mixer, reports New Scientist. According to Meddick, the Hawk-10 will be very useful to the recycling industry. Whatever does not have a hydrocarbon base is left behind, minus any water it contained as this gets evaporated in the...

Brazil Government In Contention With Merck Over Anti-AIDS Drug

...w Brazil to manufacture the drug or to buy generic versions while paying Merck a small royalty. Efavirenz is the drug most widely used by Brazil's anti-AIDS program, which provides free medication for anyone who needs it.Currently 75,000 of the 180,000 Brazilians who receive the free cocktail of anti-AIDS d...

FDA Warns Against Buying of Counterfeit Drug Through Internet

...y. The FDA received information that counterfeit versions of Xenical 120 mg capsules was sold from two different web sites. Xenical manufactured by Hoffman-La Roche, Inc. help obese people lose weight and maintain it. The capsules ordered off the Web sites did not contain orlistat, the active ingredient in ...

Campaign Aims To Improve Nutrition Among Hispanics

...ork. The guide also includes recipes for healthier versions of some traditional Latin-American dishes. LNC manager Liz Mintz said, "We're trying to get people talking about what we should be eating and to focus on more traditional and healthier foods, rather than big quantities of cheap food"....

New Critical Path Report Highlights Research Needed to Foster Generic Drug Development

... questions that impede the development of generic versions of commonly used drugs. The report is part of FD...ch as anti-fungal creams. As a result, few generic versions are available in these product categories, resulting in less competition and higher prices. For ex...

Thailand Unfazed As US Worries Over Copyright Violations

...rnment's move to allow the introduction of generic versions of three patented drugs-in spite of US worries ov...ion for the government's decision to allow generic versions of AIDS drugs and heart medication. Wearing black T-shirts with crossed-out pictures of US Preside...

Brazil Opts for Indian Drugs Bypassing Merck

...gned Friday, Brazil will be able to import generic versions of Efavirenz from three companies in India - and the price for the drugs will be 72 percent lower than the price charged by Merck. The Brazilian ministry of health had been negotiating with Merck for three years to bring down the Efavirenz price. ...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

... there are cheaper alternatives, including generic versions of Prozac. "Prozac is just as good if not better, and yet we are migrating to the expensive drug instead of the generics," Dr. Sharfstein said. "I think it's the marketing." It is illegal for drug makers to pay doctors directly to prescribe specif...

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