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Newest HIV drugs should be used with FUZEON(R)

...s week at the IAS conference, three quarters (75%) underestimated the "FUZEON effect" seen in both RESIST2 and POWER3 studies. Latest data adds to growing Body of Evidence ?Latest Boosted Protease Inhibitors (lopinavir/r, tipranavir/r and TMC 114/r) all work best in combination with FUZEON RESIST Phase III tipran...

Birth defects: 8 million annually worldwide

... toll of birth defects in these countries has been underestimated for a variety of reasons, the report authors say. These include poor, if any, health statistics; lack of birth defects surveillance or registries; reliance on hospital-based, rather than population-based, studies; and limited diagnostic capability. ...

Deep-rooted plants have much greater impact on climate than experts thought

... not been considered until now, people have likely underestimated the amount of carbon taken up by the Amazon and underestimated the impact of Amazonian deforestation on climate." As the largest forested area on the planet, the ...

Brighter future for giant panda?

...ord said: "Our results found that previous surveys underestimated the population by more than 50%. These finding indicate that the species has a much better chance of long-term viability, although we must not become complacent, since the population size is still perilously low". The scientists anticipate that the...

New research finds surveys of larval-stage organisms effective for measuring marine biodiversity

...ogy at BU, discovered that biodiversity is greatly underestimated in the region of the Pacific known as the "Coral Triangle" and in the Red Sea. The study, which focused on coral reef-dwelling mantis shrimp (stomatopods), is the first to compare larval stage organisms to adults. Through DNA barcoding ?a new metho...

Higher levels of obesity associated with greater health risks

...lth risks for women who are extremely obese may be underestimated as a new study indicates they have a higher prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol than women at lower levels of obesity, according to a study in the July 5 issue of JAMA. Obesity diagnosis and treatment are typically based on bo...

Researchers examine why food tastes bad to chemotherapy recipients

...lems that impact nutrition and quality of life are underestimated and understudied by oncologists," said Andrea Dietrich, Virginia Tech professor of civil and environmental engineering (CEE). Dietrich believes there are two components to the metallic flavor –?the taste of metal ions on the tongue and the product...

Cigarette smoking impedes tendon-to-bone healing

...harm people who smoke. So if anything, we may have underestimated the negative effects of cigarette smoking on rotator cuff healing." Galatz says the study also may underestimate the harmful effects of smoking because rats tend to be better healers than humans and because they were exposed to nicotine for only a...

Overfishing large sharks impacts entire marine ecosystem, shrinks shellfish supply

... research team has found that their original study underestimated the extent of the declines: scalloped hammerhead and tiger sharks may have declined by more than 97 percent; bull, dusky, and smooth hammerhead sharks by more than 99 percent. "Large sharks have been functionally eliminated from the east coast o...

Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs

...ce that secondhand smoke exposure levels are often underestimated in non-smoking women, she calls the absence of female subjects "unfortunate, although unavoidable." "The significant improvement in the health of the nonsmoking bar workers is very welcome, but the findings of the study underline we still need to ...

Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care

...g for patient time costs, "we know we have greatly underestimated the true cost of the disease," they write. Nevertheless, Kessler and Ramsey conclude, new treatments that reduce patient time costs should be encouraged, and manufacturers should quantify these benefits and then convey them to patients, providers, an...

Scientists close in on missing carbon sink

...ntists found that most of the models significantly underestimated the airborne concentrations of carbon dioxide in northern latitudes, especially in the summer, when plants take in more carbon. The aircraft samples show that northern forests absorb only 1.5 billion tons of carbon a year, which is almost 1 billion t...

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