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Orissa Woman Gave Birth to Identical Triplets

A 24-year-old woman in Orissa Saturday delivered identical triplets, a rarity that occurs once in approximately one million births, a doctor said . Rajalakhi Das gave birth to three girls in Kendrapada town, about 100 km from Bhubaneswar. The babies were born without any medical com...

Monkey Virus Identical to HIV Endemic in Gorillas

A virus identical to HIV is endemic among wild gorillas in Africa and its source of transmission was probably through chimpanzees, according to researchers on Wednesday. // Statistics have shown that around 40 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS. Although monkeys in Africa infect...

Different Disease Response In Identical Twins Linked To Genes

Identical twins are a rare breed. They share just about everything including the genes. No wonder people cannot tell them apart. However a surprising thing is that sometimes disease strikes only one twin when it should realistically strike both of them.// Scientists at the University of Michiga...

Woman Delivers Identical Quadruplets

A 26-year-old woman has delivered identical quadruplets, a rarity claimed to be occurring once in forty lakh cases globally, at a corporate hospital here. // Shruthi Vivekanandan, a software professional based here, delivered the girl babies- Aditi, Aakriti, Akshathi, Aapthi, at the Apollo Hosp...

Inherent similarities in identical twins may not be so strong

Identical twins may be more different from each other than that can be perceived//. The primary similarities they have may be lost over the time that can leave them very different form each other. Researchers have reported that this difference in identical twins is the direct result of their e...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

...e operations and, with the exception of nominal administrative expenses and items related to capitalization, the results of Holdings are substantially identical to those of US Oncology. Holdings reported EBITDA of $39.9 million, Adjusted EBITDA of $62.7 million, net loss of $17.4 million and operating cash fl...

Response Times Vary for In-Hospital Heart Attacks

...nternal Medicine . Differences between hospitals accounted for a great deal of the variation, the researchers found. In one example, patients with identical characteristics had a 46 percent higher chance of having a delayed defibrillation at one hospital compared with another. Patients at hospitals with...

First Customer Installs CyberKnife System in Existing Radiation Therapy Vault

...fficer at Accuray. "Now hospitals can go-live with their CyberKnife program very quickly and for a fraction of the cost." With feature nearly identical to the standard CyberKnife vault layout, the gantry LINAC vault layout requires 34 percent less vault space and reduces the equipment room footprint, ...

AIDS-like Illness Found in African Chimps

...ing for the new drug or the new vaccine in the next year, this will not be it." Still, the research should be helpful because chimps are 98 percent identical to humans genetically, she said. Scientists will be interested in understanding why some chimps sicken quickly and others don't as that will help t...

Lilly Reports Solid Second-Quarter 2009 Results, Raises EPS Guidance

...rsion of Evista((R)) by Teva Pharmaceuticals until the Court renders its final ruling. The company began enrolling patients in two separate but identical Phase III clinical trials of solanezumab, an anti-amyloid beta monoclonal antibody being investigated as a potential treatment to delay the progressio...

Abbott Launches New Instrument to Complete Family of ARCHITECT Immunochemistry Analyzers

... emergency tests; sample clot and bubble detection to verify sampling integrity; and FlexRate and CHEMIFLEX assay technologies. ARCHITECT systems use identical easy-to-use software and common reagents across all members of the family, ensuring fast and accurate results while requiring a very small sample volu...

New Study Finds Yet Another Link to Cancer, Synthetic Hormones

... same molecular structure as the the hormones produced by the human body. The body's hormone receptors 'receive' BHRT medication perfectly, since it's identical to the hormones the body produces naturally. Post-menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, weight gain, and moodiness are relieved without side effec...

96-Week Safety and Efficacy Findings Presented for INTELENCE(TM) (etravirine) As Part of HIV Combination Therapy

...ve not been established in pediatric patients or in treatment-naive adults. DUET-1 and -2 Study Design The DUET-1 and -2 studies, identical in design and conducted across the Americas, Australia, Canada, Europe, Thailand and Europe, assessed the 24-week efficacy and safety of INTELENCE in ...

OraVerse (R) Selected by Dentistry Today Magazine as One of the Top 100 Products of 2009

...he American Dental Association. OraVerse comes in a standard dental cartridge and is easily injected utilizing the same injection site and an identical technique as that used for local anesthetic. It is used in a 1:1 ratio to local anesthetic and has been tested in doses of 1/2, 1 and 2 cartridges. F...

Cancer Gap Between Whites, Blacks May Be Biological in Part

... Disparity remains when treatment, socioeconomic factors are the same, study finds TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Even when they get identical medical treatment, black Americans with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer tend to die earlier than patients of other races, a finding that suggests ...

New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes

...who were in clinical trials from late 1974 through late 2001, all receiving identical treatments and access to care. Black patients with breast cancer and other gender-specific cancers had worse survival than white patients, despite identical treatment and follow-up, they noted. The patients were followed for at l...

Caffeine reverses memory impairment in Alzheimer's mice

...d of the two-month study, the caffeinated mice performed much better on tests measuring their memory and thinking skills. In fact, their memories were identical to normal aged mice without dementia. The Alzheimer's mice drinking plain water continued to do poorly on the tests. In addition, the brains of th...

Rare sheep could be key to better diagnostic tests in developing world, says Stanford study

... University School of Medicine, who was not involved in the study. "This paper found an alternative that is able to be produced in Africa and provides identical results to the standardized products that are used in this country." Michele Barry, MD, senior associate dean for global health at Stanford medical...

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Ceremonially Signs Four Health Care Bills That Will Reduce Costs, Improve Access and Quality

...d Pennsylvanians, reduce the cost of health care and improve health care quality for all Pennsylvanians." The House and Senate had passed almost identical health care bills and the Governor had urged them to work in a bipartisan manner to enact the bills since there was no disagreement on substance. ...

Brain section multitasks, handling phonetics and decision-making

... to repetitive syllables in a row as they lay in the scanner. The sounds were derived from recorded, synthesized speech. Initially subjects would hear identical "dah" or "tah" sounds four in a row which would reduce brain activity because of the repetition. The fifth sound could be the same or a different so...

New Data: Efficacy and Responder Analyses of Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 percent for the Treatment of Menopause

...el(R) Divigel(R) is indicated for the treatment of MSVMS associated with menopause. The estrogen in Divigel(R) is derived from plant sources and is identical to the primary estrogen produced by a woman's ovaries before menopause. Certain older oral estrogen therapies contain conjugated estrogens derived fro...

Novo Nordisk Insulin Analogs Have Proven Safety Profiles

... that insulin aspart, the insulin analog present in NovoRapid(R)/NovoLog(R) and NovoMix(R)/NovoLog(R) Mix 70/30 has an in vitro safety profile that is identical to that of human insulin(3,4). Studies on receptor binding have shown that Levemir(R) in comparison to human insulin has a relative affinity t...

Ohio Congressional Members Urge U.S. to Provide GM Retirees Medical Benefits

...tely increased funding so the UAW retirees suffer no diminution of benefits, or by creating a separate non-UAW VEBA with funding sufficient to provide identical benefits." The congressional members declared: "Simple justice requires that your Department afford them access to the same medical and life insu...

Nuvilex Cites Study that Suggests Red Yeast Rice, an Active Ingredient in Cinnechol, Can Help to Improve Cardiovascular Health

... Red yeast rice, which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and China as a dietary supplement for centuries, contains a compound (monacolin K) that is identical in chemical composition to lovastatin, a commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drug. A recent study titled "Red Yeast Rice for Dyslipidemi...

Plant communication: Sagebrush engage in self-recognition and warn of danger

...th people or animal behavior but with plant behavior. Plants engage in self-recognition and can communicate danger to their "clones" or genetically identical cuttings planted nearby, says professor Richard Karban of the Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, in groundbreaking research pu...

BioArts International Clones 9-11 Hero Dog - Owner to Receive Five Cloned Puppies June 17 in Los Angeles

...ng with the Trakr clones on Sunday, June 14th, Symington observed, "They're identical - down to the smallest detail. Few dogs are born with exceptional abilities... After normal pregnancies, they gave birth to puppies that are genetically identical to Trakr, the first of which was born December 8, 2008 and the last on Apri...

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Four Health-Care Bills That Will Reduce Costs, Improve Access and Quality

...e cost of health care and will improve health care quality for all Pennsylvanians," Governor Rendell said. The House and Senate had passed almost identical health care bills and the Governor had urged them to work in a bipartisan manner to enact the bills since there was no disagreement on substance. ...

New Directions in Angioedema: A Focus on Etiologies and Clinical Approach

...ing. Diagnosing the underlying cause of angioedema can be challenging, as there are multiple etiologies of this condition, all of which produce nearly identical symptoms. It is critical for healthcare professionals to understand the various causes of angioedema, as this is the first step toward accurate diagno...

Global Testing Shows No Variation in Swine Flu Virus

...ngoing H1N1 swine flu outbreak, a leading federal health official said Thursday that samples of the virus from points around the globe are genetically identical to the strain found in the United States. "We have tested isolates from a wide geographic area, from the Americas, Europe, from Asia and New Zealan...

Over 60 percent of all US bankruptcies attributable to medical problems

...d bankruptcies as "medical" based on debtors' stated reasons for filing, income loss due to illness and the magnitude of their medical debts. Using identical definitions in 2001 and 2007, the share of bankruptcies attributable to medical problems rose by 49.6%. The odds that a bankruptcy had a medical cause...

More stringent evaluation on the use of generic medications in thoracic transplantation

... have the condition for which the drug is to be prescribed. The process for generic drug approval is different. Generic drugs are required to have the identical active ingredients as the brand product in the same strength and rate and extent of absorption. These products are then tested on a small number of he...

United States Patent and Trademark Office Accepts CoolTouch's Re-examination Request for Cynosure '873 Patent

... and is clearly not "next to" the tip of the cannula. CoolTouch also states that thousands of pulsed Nd:Yag lasers with specifications identical to the original SmartLipo have been sold since the mid-1980s. The fiber optic and delivery handpieces described in the '873 patent have also been com...

Cancer cells need normal, nonmutated genes to survive

...rmal cells," says Luo. So the team took a different approach to test their "non-oncogene addiction" hypothesis. They acquired two human cell lines, identical in every way except for onethe presence or absence of a Ras oncogene. Ras mutations are prevalent in many deadly cancers, and researchers have not bee...

The vulnerable cancer cell

... genetics in mammalian cells. The cellular machinery involved in RNAi first identifies short segments of suspicious-looking RNA, and then destroys all identical copies of that RNA. The result: None of the protein that the RNA encodes for gets made. While the natural function of RNAi is to prevent viruses fr...

NEJM study finds drug-eluting stents more effective than bare-metal stents in heart attack patients

...tudy, enrolled 3,602 heart attack patients at 123 centers in 11 countries, 3,006 of whom were randomized to paclitaxel-eluting stents versus otherwise identical bare-metal stents. ...

Oh Baby! Discovery Health's BABY WEEK Offers the Most Pregnancies, Births and Drama Anywhere on Television

...eebirthing" has terrible risks. -- DOUBLE identical TWINS: FOUR YEARS LATER Airs Friday, Ju...T) Updating the original special DOUBLE identical TWINS, Discovery Health follows the lat... of an extremely rare set of quads: two identical boys and two...

Scientists find shared genetic link between the dental disease periodontitis and heart attack

...e found that the genetic risk variant is located in a genetic region that codes for an antisense DNA called ANRIL", said Dr. Schaefer, "and that it is identical for both diseases." When a gene is ready to produce a protein, the two strands of DNA in the gene unravel. One strand produces messenger RNA, and w...

National Eyewear Chain Visionworks Opens Two New Stores in Orlando Market

... prices than the competition," said Brett Calvert. "In fact, our regular retail prices are significantly lower than most retail optical companies for identical products and services. We are all about giving customers the absolute best value, which is extremely important right now. That's why our motto is: W...

National Eyewear Chain EyeMasters Opens Tenth Store in Cleveland Market

... lower prices than the competition," said Calvert. "In fact, our regular retail prices are significantly lower than most retail optical companies for identical products and services. We are all about giving customers the absolute best value, which is extremely important right now. That's why our motto is: W...

Fertility Treatment Twins More at Risk for Hospitalizations

...n double the risk of perinatal death compared to ULS SC twins, although the risk was similar to that of all [spontaneously conceived] twins, including identical twins," Michele Hansen, a researcher and Ph.D. student at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Western Australia, said in a news releas...
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