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Potential Lifesaver Drug Announced

...ust target one mutation that causes disease, but a whole class of mutations.” So how does the drug work? PTC124 works by binding to a part of the cell called the ribosome, which translates genetic code into protein, and allowing it to ignore nonsense mutations. The gene can be read straight through and ...

MEND - Child Obesity Programme Records Success

...ramme focused on inculcating healthy habits in the whole family. Mother of Mathew Williams who lost a good amount of weight through this program said, "It involved lessons about nutrition and diet and how to analyze food labels and food items so that you were in control of how much fat, salts and sugar y...

Alcohol Abuse During College Days Leads to Heart Disease in Later Life

...illigrams per liter (mg/L), placing the group as a whole at low risk. CRP levels less than 1 mg/L are associated with low risk for cardiovascular disease. CRP levels between 1 and 3 mg/L are associated with moderate risk and CRP levels above 3 mg/L are associated with high risk for future cardiovascular di...

Fault the School System in US for Massacres, Say Sociologists

..." Davids said. "As soon as he started reading, the whole class started laughing and pointing and saying, 'Go back to China.' Dr. Marleen Wong, director of Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services for the Los Angeles Unified School District and director of the Trauma Services Adaptation Center for Scho...

Kidney Trade: Curbing the Sale

...king-pin and helped to conveniently carry out this whole exercise on the poor in the urban slums, who were their primary target. As a sequel to the recent exposure of the kidney commerce in Southern India, the licenses issued to two of Chennai’s hospitals have been revoked . These hospitals had b...

Support for Trauma and Grief

...rendous massacre at the Virginia Tech sure had the whole world reaching out in support to the students and ...ing students and teachers to come to term with the whole incident. It will sure take its time for the loss and grief to heal. It is very painful to experien...

UK Mental Health Reforms Will Do More Harm Than Good, Critics Warn

...ern medicine and clinical practice has shifted the whole focus of care into the community and the law needs to follow.' She has also refused to countenance any of the amendments proposed by the House of Lords. However, activists like Sophie Corlett point out, 'Only if the Government invested properly i...

Physicists Unite To Develop Anthrax Detection Method

...nitoring anthrax in mail, but it can also scan the whole atmosphere. And there are a lot of other potential applications -- monitoring glucose in the blood, for example.” The technique was developed by Scully and a group of 11 other researchers, including Texas A&M physicists Dmitry Pestov, Gombojav O. A...

UK Scientists to Reveal Genetic Secrets Behind Serious Illnesses

...n what is described as the biggest DNA analysis of whole human genomes.// Their findings will mark the biggest single leap in the understanding of how genes dictate our propensity to get ill, opening the door to a new wave of tailored therapies and tests to predict the likelihood that people will develop...

Australian Prime Minister Wants to Ban Entry of HIV-infected

...banised state in the country. For Australia as a whole too, the HIV infection has been rising alarmingly, by as much as 41 per cent between 2000 and 2005. Besides the disease is raging in neighbouring Pacific countries like Papua New Guinea. Prime Minister Howard likened his proposal for a ban on the e...

Doctors Encouraged to Say, “I’m Sorry,” to Patients inUS

...nderstanding that "it's OK to tell the patient the whole story," said Dr. Paul Barach, an anesthesiologist and patient safety researcher at the University of Miami. It is "a huge sea change as far as our relationships with patients." The hospitals in the University of Michigan Health System have been en...

Different Approach Needed to Protect Brains of Premature Babies

...promise between the confounding factors present in whole animal models and the limitations of studying single brain cells in culture. "In whole animals, it's difficult to separate out what makes the brain uniquely vulnerable, and in cell cultur...

Dengue Claims 41 Lives in Jakarta

... The Jakarta Post reported. By comparison, the whole of 2006 saw 24,942 reported cases of dengue fever recorded with 51 deaths in Jakarta. Sutiyoso said he had sent letters to the health minister asking for additional drugs and insecticides for a mass fumigation across the capital of more than 12 m...

Diabetes May Bring You A Step Closer To Alzheimer’s Diseas

...t attributable to diabetes was 8.8 percent for the whole sample, 8.4 percent for African-American persons, 11 percent for Hispanic persons and 4.6 percent for non-Hispanic white persons, reflecting the differences in diabetes prevalence by ethnic group," the authors write. Diabetes could be related to a ...

Study Finds Dietary Fat Interacts With Genes

...BMI. Whether they eat cheesecake or four pieces of whole wheat bread will not make a difference in their body weight if the foods have the same amount of calories. “We have all known people that do not watch what they eat, but usually don’t see any effect on their weight,” says Ordovas. “This is the firs...

New Chemistry Approach Promises Less Expensive Drugs

...a common mode of molecule activation that allows a whole group of reactions to take place." Broadly state...t yield merely more organic catalysts, but makes a whole new type of chemical reactions available to us," MacMillan said. "It's almost like a new airport hub...

Ibuprofen Risky for Heart Patients?

...r change in how doctors look at pain drugs. “The whole Vioxx thing was based on 64 heart events among 21,000 patients studied," Farkouh recalls. "Here we are talking about potentially a higher magnitude of impact. The interaction of ibuprofen with aspirin is a bigger public health concern than Vioxx was....

Anti-aging Treatment Becoming Popular in US, but Experts Skeptical

...anti-aging an official specialty. And many say the whole field is an expensive hoax. "There is no such thing as anti-aging medicine," huffs Jay Olshansky, a sociologist at the University of Illinois who studies medicine and longevity. "As long as humans have existed, we have always desired to live longe...

Religiosity May Be Instrumental In Preventing The Spread Of HIV-AIDS

...active. Religiosity is an untapped resource in the whole struggle against HIV and AIDS, and should be looked at more thoroughly.” Researchers studied a nationally representative sample of 1,421 people getting medical care for HIV — 932 of whom reported recent sexual activity. Catholics were less likel...

British Scientists Grow Part of a Human Heart from Stem Cells

...as human heart valves. Sir Magdi said that a whole heart could be produced from stem cells within 10 years. The team spent 10 years working on the project and included physicists, pharmacologists, clinicians and cellular scientists. Many scientists believe it should be possible to harness ...

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