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Bayer CropScience and Monsanto Sign Cross Licensing Agreement on Herbicide Tolerance Traits in Rapeseed/Canola

MONHEIM, Germany and ST. LOUIS, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience AG and Monsanto Company have agreed to cross license their respective herbicide tolerance traits in rapeseed/canola on a non-exclusive basis for commercialization within their respective branded canola seed businesses. Cano...

Zero tolerance alcohol policy good choice for parents

Restaurants in Germany legally sell alcohol to teenagers after their sixteenth birthdays and French children drink wine with dinner at an early age, but U.S. parents who follow this relaxed European example, believing it fosters a healthier attitude toward alcohol, should be careful -- it may incr...

Exposure to Peanuts May Build Tolerance to Allergy

The therapy is still experimental, and more research is needed, study says SUNDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Exposing children with peanut allergies to a carefully administered daily oral dose of peanuts helped them build tolerance to the point where some of them appear to have lost...

Internet, tolerance spark change in urban gay communities

ST. PAUL / MINNEAPOLIS (June 9, 2008) Gay communities such as clubs, bars, events and neighborhoods appear to be changing worldwide in light of several key factors, including Internet dating and achievement of civil rights, according to new University of Minnesota research. In 2007, about 30...

Dendritic cells ensure immune tolerance

One of the most important tasks of the immune system is to identify what is foreign and what is self. If this distinction fails, then the body's own structures will be attacked, the result of which could be an autoimmune disease such as diabetes mellitus type 1 or multiple sclerosis. The only way ...

Studies show children can complete treatment for peanut allergies and achieve long-term tolerance

DURHAM, NC -- A carefully administered daily dose of peanuts has been so successful as a therapy for peanut allergies that a select group of children is now off treatment and eating peanuts daily, report doctors at Duke University Medical Center and Arkansas Children's Hospital. "It appears th...

From Kent Hill, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health on the Observance of International Day of Zero Tolerance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) observes the fifth International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Cutting (FGC). Zero Tolerance Day was launched in 2003 by the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, speaking on...

Blocking Potent Oxidant Could Prevent Morphine Tolerance

Findings in animal tests may lead to new therapies for treating chronic pain FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Blocking a substance called peroxynitrite, a potent oxidant that's formed when patients take morphine, can prevent the development of tolerance to the pain-relieving effects of the na...

Smoking, Glucose Tolerance Level may Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Two new studies have found that smoking, low formal level of education and certain metabolic indicators are high risk factors in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Ulf Bergstrom at the Malmo University Hospital, Sweden. ...

Pain Tolerance Improved By Transcendental Meditation

Researchers have found that people who practice Transcendental Meditation have increased pain tolerance. In a research conducted among 12 healthy //long-term transcendental meditators and 12 healthy controls, researchers found that the people practicing meditation had 40-50% lower brain response t...

Inhibition of morphine tolerance by spinal melanocortin receptor blockade

Recent research suggests that the melanocortin system is an important component influencing the changes in the spinal neuronal plasticity observed after chronic morphine administration//. The chronic use of morphine is accompanied by the development of morphine tolerance, which is one of the maj...

Brain development in teens curbed by alcohol tolerance

According to a study published on Tuesday, the younger brains of teens are capable of withstanding alcohol’s effects on social behavior.// However, the researchers found that this enhanced alcohol tolerance may make teens indulge in heavy drinking that could result in permanent damage to the ...

One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

...he need for professional medical supervision when using opiates because of the potential for complications including drug interactions and dependence, tolerance and withdrawal syndromes." More information For more information on drug abuse, visit the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse . ...

American Association for Homecare Supports Crackdown on Medicare Scammers in Houston, Boston, New York, Louisiana

...s Congress to adopt its Anti-Fraud Legislative Plan, which includes tough measures to eliminate fraud and abuse before it starts. "We have zero tolerance for illegal activity," said American Association for Homecare President Tyler J. Wilson. "Eliminating fraud and abuse will benefit patients and senio...

When You Make Things That Get Implanted in People, Small Things Count

.... Any one of these features would be amazing enough. The kicker is that all of these features can be achieved in a single tube and still hold a tolerance of .001 inch. The company is able to consistently reproduce these results in part through the use of sophisticated statistical discovery software. Thi...

Risky driving puts P-platers at high danger of crash

...lished in the American Journal of Public Health , suggest that restrictions such as passenger and night time driving restrictions in addition to zero tolerance to speeding are warranted. These results are part of a series of analyses from the DRIVE study, which is the largest survey of young drivers ever u...

Is somatic hypersensitivity a predictor of irritable bowel syndrome?

...so, others have reported similar cold presser pain tolerance in IBS patients and controls. These conflicting fi...ace area. Heat pain threshold (HPTh) and heat pain tolerance (HPTo) were assessed on the left ventral forearm a...orting significantly lower pain threshold and pain tolerance at both test sites. A unique finding of this st...

Jackson Tragedy May Serve to Educate Public on Addiction, Says American Society of Addiction Medicine

...r psychological condition; drug use in larger amounts or over longer periods of time than were planned by the user; and the physiological processes of tolerance and withdrawal. "It is important to remember that the diagnosis of addiction requires an examination by a qualified addiction professional...

A Curse or Two Might Quell the Pain

... Study finds that swearing may increase tolerance to sudden hurts,,,, MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Ever blurt out a swear word after stubbing a toe or experiencing some other painfu...

Microscopic 'beads' could help create 'designer' immune cells that ignore transplanted organs

...oruzsko says. "It's like a calming effect and once tolerance is established, we don't need it any more." His...s immune system, are good examples of the specific tolerance HLA-G affords, Dr. Horuzsko says. "We want to create in kidney transplant patients, the same tolerance to the new kidney." Within five years, HLA-G micro...

Kids May 'Learn' to Tolerate Food Allergens

...y and sublingual immunotherapy. They believe they can build up a child's tolerance for a food that prompts an allergic reaction by exposing the child to tiny ...," Sicherer said. Researchers also are not sure how deeply ingrained the tolerance becomes in a child undergoing oral or sublingual immunotherapy. "Is the...

Polycystic ovarian syndrome: New light on its causes and its effect on brothers

...Innsbruck (Austria). Dr Mattle and her colleagues conducted oral glucose tolerance tests on 15 brothers of sisters with PCOS and insulin resistance (group 1)....in resistance, one was diagnosed with diabetes and six had a normal glucose tolerance test. All nine affected brothers had a body mass index (BMI) between 19-31 ...

Hormone Could Improve Diabetes Treatment

...s, which assist the genes that help cells respond to insulin. The results support the possible use of adiponectin as a biomarker to monitor glucose tolerance and to predict patient response to diabetes drugs called thiazolidinediones. The study appears in the June 24 online edition of Clinical Pharmacol...

Glucose challenge test is accurate and economical for diabetes and prediabetes screening

... A1c (a standard test used to monitor diabetes), and a 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). The OGTT is the "gold standard" for diagnosing diabetes and pr... GCT glucose level is high, patients would need a confirmatory oral glucose tolerance test. This approach is similar to screening women for diabetes during ...

Effective pain treatment for cancer patients?

...in medication such as opioids. High dosages are required to achieve any effect at all as a result, the side effects are immense for the patients and tolerance may quickly ensue. "There is a great need for special pain medication for cancer patients," says pharmacologist Professor Dr. Rohini Kuner, who is esp...

Pre-Diabetes Costs Nation $25 Billion Annually in Extra Medical Care, New Data Show

...vels, affects one in four adults, or an estimated 57 million Americans. According to the study, as many as 83 percent of people with impaired glucose tolerance may develop diabetes unless they take significant steps to lose weight, eat right and exercise more. The total annual cost of pre-diabetes to the nat...

Study supports validity of test that indicates widespread unconscious bias

...eve that racial bias is largely a thing of the past. The test's finding of a widespread, automatic form of race preference violates people's image of tolerance and is hard for them to accept. When you are unaware of attitudes or stereotypes, they can unintentionally affect your behavior. Awareness can help ...

Organization Announces End Prostate Cancer Tour

...ose with prostate cancer, it means a zero PSA. The name says it all -- zero tolerance for prostate cancer. To kick off its summer end prostate cancer tour,...ate cancer, it means a zero PSA. Our name conveys what we stand for -- zero tolerance for prostate cancer. At ZERO, we commit ourselves not only to reduce pro...

Kimberly-Clark Teams Up With Sports Legends to Launch 'The Depend Campaign to End Prostate Cancer'

...prostate cancer deaths. Zero prostate cancer cases and for those with prostate cancer, it means a zero PSA. Our name conveys what we stand for - zero tolerance for prostate cancer. At ZERO, we commit ourselves not only to reduce prostate cancer or alleviate the pain from the disease but to end it. We s...

After 10 Years A Stronger and More Enhanced Form of Viagra Now Available

...inal regions to achieve orgasm. Vaiet 110 was developed for men to overcome tolerance to commonly prescribed ED medications and to produce much stronger erection... already researched and proven safe and effective. -Research shows that tolerance to ED medications does develop which is overcome by having the additional 1...

Frequent Snoring in Pregnancy Could Signal Blood Sugar Trouble

... include: being large for gestational age, which may lead to delivery complications; low blood sugar levels; obesity later in life; and impaired sugar tolerance or metabolic syndrome later in life. More study is needed to shed light on the association between snoring and gestational diabetes, which could le...

Novel DNA vaccine leads to kidney damage prevention in systemic lupus erythematosus models

...leukin-10 (IL-10, a cytokine that plays an important role in regulating the immune system) has potential as a novel therapy to induce antigen specific tolerance and may help to prevent kidney damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the...

Snoring pregnant women at higher risk for gestational diabetes

... to delivery complications. These babies may also have low blood sugar levels and are at increased risk of becoming obese or developing impaired sugar tolerance or metabolic syndrome later in life. While gestational diabetes usually resolves after pregnancy, women who develop it are at higher risk for type ...

Arete Therapeutics Presents Positive Clinical and Preclinical Data for AR9281

... exerts sEH mechanism-based improvement in glucose tolerance in preclinical models of type 2 diabetes. In addit...r blood pressure in patients with impaired glucose tolerance and hypertension to further corroborate the clinic...e, AR9281 inhibits sEH and improves glucose tolerance in a highly-dose dependent manner. Improvem...

Experts Urge One Test to Diagnose Diabetes

...Currently, two tests are widely used to diagnose type 2 diabetes, which now afflicts some 24 million Americans: fasting plasma glucose or oral glucose tolerance tests. Both look at short-term blood glucose levels and involve some inconvenience to patients, including fasting for periods of time before blood is ...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines For the Management of Psoriasis With Systemic Medications

...it is important for physicians to minimize the total cumulative dose of methotrexate while maintaining adequate control of psoriasis and the patient's tolerance of the medication," said Dr. Pariser. Toxicities & Contraindications Because of the known organ toxicities of traditional systemic medic...

Don't mistake an athlete for a 'toxic jock'

...g a "toxic jock" model that links involvement in high-status, high-profile sports with rigid adherence to stereotypical expectations of masculinity, a tolerance for risk and health-compromising behaviors such as substance use and unsafe sex. The practical implications of these findings are clear: developin...

New Fast and Precise Treatment Planning System Among Varian Medical Systems Highlights at American Brachytherapy Society 2009 Meeting

...s and could very well be used for patients where brachytherapy is the sole treatment. It also works well for boost applications because the margins to tolerance levels of critical structures can be assessed more confidently." Dose levels for brachytherapy have generally been calculated as if the sources ...

Cardiovascular fitness not affected by cancer treatment

...ve a better fitness level than they expect while some find they're not as fit as they thought. The step-test gives us a better idea of their exercise tolerance and cardiovascular-fitness." All the patients in the study were women and were diverse by age and body mass index. Their cancer diagnoses and trea...

Video: NSF Enlists Renowned Women's Health Expert to 'School' America on Sleeping Smart

... can safely and effectively treat dependency. insomnia. There is a lower risk for dependency and tolerance with the newer prescription sleep aids compared to traditional ...
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