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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ventually, the brain cannot control the body. Each year about 4.6 million more people develop Alzheimer’s worldwide, and that number is escalating rapidly. As many as 4.5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s, according to the National Institute on Aging, and experts predict that by 2050 th...

Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...or the NEJM retrospective. For the patients each year who are treated with this therapy, there is renewed hope. “This is new medicine and it tells patients that cures are on the horizon,” said Stephen D. Williams, M.D., director of the IU Simon Cancer Center and a co-author of the paper.   ( ...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

... directly or indirectly to about 77,000 deaths per year in the region, according to WHO estimates. "So f...ext month. A key UN report released earlier this year warned that billions would face a higher risk of water scarcity and millions more would likely go hu...

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

...themselves. The baby girl, who is now around one year old, was born in Canada after work at the McGill Reproductive Centre in Montreal. The baby's mother has a medical condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, where ovaries can get over-stimulated if she is given hormone injections that are routinel...

Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers

...ve impairments. The participants were tested every year for five years, and over the course of the study, 30.1 percent developed mild cognitive impairment. "Risk of developing mild cognitive impairment increased as odor identification decreased," said the study which is published in the July issue of th...

Pharaoh Hatshepsut Died in Pain Due to Cancer

...mummy in the Valley of the Kings, following a one- year study. They used CT scans to link distinct physical traits of Hatshepsut to that of her ancestors, and narrow the search for the Pharaoh to the couple of female mummies in the KV60 tomb. Preliminary examination of the 3,000-year-old mummy has now...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...ed deaths are expected to reach 8.3 million by the year 2030, with 80 percent of them occurring in Asia, ...40 to 50 million dollars in lost tax revenues last year and accounted for 10.7 percent of the world trade in cigarettes, or about 600 billion out of the est...

Alcohol Abuse, Addiction Hits 3 of 10 Americans

...ing 3.8 percent who had had the problem during the year prior to the 2001-2002 survey. In addition, researchers led by Deborah Hasin of Columbia University Medical Center in New York found that 17.8 percent of all those questioned reported having experienced alcohol abuse during their lives. They foun...

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...pe. In the UK around 26,000 people develop it each year and 245,000 are blind or visually impaired because of it. After a thorough examination of published clinical trial data, DTB concludes that there is good evidence that both ranibizumab and pegaptanib prevent further deterioration in vision in most ...

Son Donates Part of Liver to Ailing Father, Transplant Successful

...0 patients have liver transplants in Britain every year with organs from dead donors. But the number of donors is far exceeded by the number of patients waiting for a transplant. Specialists say about a fifth of these die while waiting. Dr Charlie Millson, consultant hepatologist at St James's, said: ...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

... CDC about the Brucella infection in April 2007, a year after the worker's illness was confirmed. Shortly after Texas A&M reported the Brucella infection, representatives from the CDC's Select Agents and Toxins Division inspected the laboratory and, in a Jun 30 memo, obtained and released by the Sunshi...

Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

...vention of influenza types A and B in patients one year and older. Since the capsules have a longer shelf life than the liquid suspension formulation (five years vs. 24 months), they also offer an improved option for government pandemic stockpiling. Tamiflu will continue to be available in a 75 mg capsul...

Dow Acquires Wolff Walsrode from Bayer

...o be financially accretive by the end of the first year of ownership. "The Wolff transaction marks another important milestone in our Company's drive to expand and enhance our performance business portfolio," said Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company. "The acquisition of Wolff Wa...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...ate Department of Public Health. "Basically, every year we get people. The biggest concern is West Nile ...housands of people, killing hundreds of them, each year in the United States. West Nile Virus is a flavivirus commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the M...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...ratures have been rising, and 2006 was the warmest year on record for that part of the Arctic. Some arct...ad existed for millennia ice for 10 months of the year and liquid in July and August in depressions in the bedrock, so the water could only have evaporate...

Napoleon Love Letter Seduces Bidders at Manuscript Auction

... by Albin Schram, a professor of law who died last year in Switzerland. He amassed the hundreds of original manuscripts largely without his family's knowledge. In all, the 500 lots on offer fetched 3.8 million pounds, nearly double the amount expected. Other highlights of the sale included a manuscrip...

Mira Nair Takes AIDS Message to Indian Cinema Halls

...d, adding, "If these four films succeed, then next year we can get another four directors" to do another series....

Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...ursement of fertility treatment by 50% and in that year there was a sudden surge in the number of procedur...s relate to ART in Europe in 2004 the most recent year for which data are available. The number of ART procedures has steadily increased over that time, ...

Japan's Kobayashi Might Drop Out of Hot Dog Eating Championship

... has caused a sensation by winning the contest six year in a row; last year by eating an astounding 53-3/4 hot dogs with buns and all in the stipulated time of 12 minutes. Ch...

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...researchers is to study the same group over a five year period and see how many become pregnant in the longer term. It is important to do this because we are concerned that, with persistent treatment failure, women might become more and more susceptible to deceptive advertising about ineffective CATs or o...

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