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Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds

...two-year study. They grew the rice without help or advice from technicians, making all of their own decisions on whether or not to apply pesticides on both genetically modified insect-resistant rice and non-genetically modified rice. They based their decisions on whether to apply pesticides on observations ...

NIH Calls on Scientists to Speed Public Release of Research Publications

...rary, and publishing communities, and will provide advice on implementation issues and assess progress in meeting the new policy's stated goals. Additional information on the new policy and related documents, including a "Questions and Answers" fact sheet, can be found at: http://www.nih.gov/about/publicac...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...are the ones who strictly follow their physician's advice and their dialysis schedule. Initially, however, who would most likely adhere to hemodialysis therapy was determined by using "social-worth" criteria that favored members of the middle class, from whose ranks came the majority of patient selection co...

Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans

...off limits to fishing. This study provides welcome advice on the best places to put them." Some have doubted that marine reserves on the high seas would work because the big fish travel such great distances, but the new Science paper shows there are indeed consistent areas in which to prioritize conservati...

Caloric restriction won't dramatically extend life span in humans: UCLA research

...ome the mouse that bites anyone who touches me. My advice about food is be sensible, and don't be a fanatic about it because the payoffs are not worth it." While the relationship between how much you eat and your life span is not so dramatic, there are very real costs of being overweight -- including great...

Decisions, decisions: Male or female?

...The Johns Hopkins researchers have found that this advice is delivered by a sequence of chemical reactions called the "JAK/STAT" pathway. ("JAK/STAT" is an acronym for "Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator transcription.") "Though we all know that the survival of the species depends on producing ch...

Fruit fly studies open new window on cancer research

...me way. If they do, then new drugs or even dietary advice could block their activity and slow down the growth of tumours. This research tells us more about the way insulin works and so it is furthering our understanding of processes associated with diabetes as well as cancer. We're fortunate that there are...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...al, health and economic consequences and some good advice and support from the international community." Bennett continued: "This was a very serious accident with major health consequences, especially for thousands of workers exposed in the early days who received very high radiation doses, and for the tho...

New possibilities for flu antiviral and vaccine research emerge from 'Spanish flu' virus

...or Biodefense (NSABB), which provides guidance and advice on the implications for dual use research and publication," Kennedy said. To make the virus, the researchers used an approach called "reverse genetics," which involves transferring gene sequences of viral RNA into bacteria and then inserting combina...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

...st one group of condors appears to be heeding that advice on its own, says Kelly Sorenson, executive director of the Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) and co-author of the PNAS study. Since 1998, VWS has released more than 30 captive-bred condors in Big Sur, a remote mountainous region overlooking California's...

Contagious obesity? Identifying the human adenoviruses that may make us fat

There is a lot of good advice to help us avoid becoming obese, such as "Eat less...xercise." But here's a new and surprising piece of advice based on a promising area of obesity research: "Wash your hands." There is accumulating evidence th...

World shark attacks dipped in 2005, part of long-term trend

...t aggressively toward the shark and not follow the advice given to women who are having their purses snatched in New York City, which is to lie on the ground, play dead and give up the purse." Despite the worldwide decline, the number of attacks in the United States rose slightly, from 30 in 2004 to 38 in ...

Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds

...clearly triggered by a particular food. Gerson's advice runs counter to the long-standing recommendations of virtually every professional organization of gastroenterologists, including the American College of Gastroenterology, as well as the National Institutes of Health. For the past 15 to 20 years, the ...

Ever-happy mice may hold key to new treatment of depression

...heir lifetime. Around 5% of Canadians seek medical advice for depression each year; a figure that has almost doubled in the past decade. Figures in the U.S. are comparable, with approximately 18.8 million American adults (about 9.5% of the population) suffering depression during their life. ...

More than drought affecting wheat yields

...g the summer." Right now, he said, the only other advice they can give to producers is to plant as late as possible to reduce chances of severe wheat streak problems again. "We're trying to develop some cultivars that can be resistant to wheat streak mosaic and could be planted early and then grazed out,"...

On the golf tee or pitcher's mound, brain dooms motion to inconsistency

...mbating it. In their paper, the engineers offer no advice for baseball trainers to help pitchers throw more strikes. A potential application of the research, Shenoy says, could come in future efforts to achieve new kinds of computing by building artificial circuits modeled on the brain. But Shenoy says the ...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

...h Tech Rochester and other entities to offer their advice in the areas of business-plan writing, marketing surveys, legal counsel and anything else an entrepreneur needs to develop a successful business. By using these Rochester experts, the researcher doesn't have to spend time learning those aspects of bu...

Researchers image molecular motor structural changes

...and senior author of the paper, provided essential advice for the computational analysis and analyzed the resolutions of the final images." The researchers then took those high-resolution models and combined them with models of kinesin and microtubule structures rendered using another technology, x-ray cry...

Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage

...e a very distressing experience for women, and any advice on how they can improve their chances of achieving a full-term pregnancy is likely to be welcome. 'Our study confirms the findings of previous studies which suggest that following a healthy diet, reducing stress and looking after your emotional we...

Backache beaten by good vibrations?

...ous spinal surgery. The volunteers will receive advice on managing their pain and either eight sessions of therapeutic ultrasound (TU) or eight sessions of sham TU. They will also be assessed for pain, disability and general health before the trial, immediately after the trial and again six months later....

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