Pot, Cigarette Smoke Wreaks Havoc on Lungs
Study finds combination triples risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ,,,,
MONDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke cigarettes and marijuana increase their risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease almost threefold, but smoking pot alone doesn't seem to increas...
Parkinson's Disease Plays Havoc With Common Orthopaedic Conditions
ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurological disorder, according to an article in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons , the disease also increases a person's risk of experienci...
Radio-Wave Devices May Play Havoc With Medical Equipment
In lab setting, they caused some machines to turn off, others to malfunction
TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Those magic little devices that allow you to enter your hotel room or pay a toll electronically could interfere with the operation of critical medical equipment in a hospi...
Water Crisis Wreaks Havoc on Irish City
Who said water contamination is unique to the developing world? Look at Galway, the third largest city in Ireland//.
It is now reeling under a major water crisis. Scores of people have taken ill and tens of thousands are feared to be at risk from contaminated water.
Water supply in Galw...
E. coli causes havoc in Fire Island
With the virulent E coli having raised its ugly head, many thousands of Fire Island residents have been issued a warning to completely stop// using tap water that has not been boiled. This is close on the heels of authorities having detected EColi presence in the samples.
Nearly 100,000 pounds...
Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai
The receeding flood waters are causing a major health calamity in Mumbai with another 14 deaths were reported from Mumbai taking the toll in this worst affected commercial capital to 142, and 4 were from other parts of Maharashtra. // The Health authorities however are maintaining a brave and def...
It Isn't Just Vanity! Local MedSpa Seeks to Correct and Educate.
... skincare experts from Obagi and SkinMedica.
With the popularity of the beach bronzed look, Americans have spent the last 20 years wreaking havoc
on their skin. However, the times, they are a changing. Thanks to fair-skinned trendsetters such as Marcia Cross, Nicole Kidman and Katherine Heigl,...
AIDS-like Illness Found in African Chimps
...es of African chimp can develop the equivalent of AIDS when infected with an HIV-like virus, a finding that could shed light on how the disease wreaks havoc
The researchers already knew that apes could develop an HIV-like virus, but it generally didn't appear to actually cause illness. But th...
New drug candidate prolongs the lives of pancreatic cancer patients
...tion of cancer-promoting Ras nanoclusters, thus blocking a cascade of biochemical signals known as the "Ras signaling pathway" that allow Ras to wreak havoc
on the body.
Early in the 1990s, many drug developers chased after a mechanism to inhibit Ras by targeting enzymes that modify it, but they were u...
Stopping harmful oral bacteria in its path is goal for Case Western Reserve researcher
... second NIDCR RO1 award. She's published more than 10 papers from previous research related to the bacterium, Fusobacterium nucleatum , that creates havoc
once it leaves the mouth and enters the blood stream.
She has discovered an adhesin protein molecule, called FadA, in the genes of F. nucleatum . ...
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Warming climate threatens California fruit and nut production
...h species or cultivar is assumed to have a specific chilling requirement, which needs to be fulfilled every winter.
Insufficient winter chill plays havoc
with flowering time, which is particularly critical for trees such as walnuts and pistachios that depend on male and female flowering occurring at the...
Zebra mussels hang on while quagga mussels take over
... MADISON The zebra mussels that have wreaked ecological havoc
on the Great Lakes are harder to find these days not because they are dying off, but because they are being replaced by a cousin, the quagga mussel. ...
Gene therapy could expand stem cells' promise
... Once placed into a patient's body, stem cells intended to treat or cure a disease could end up wreaking havoc
simply because they are no longer under the control of the clinician.
But gene therapy has the potential to solve this problem, according to a pers...
This grass is still greener
... CLEMSON, SCIn areas of the U.S. where golfers can enjoy the game year-round, winter temperatures, foot and equipment traffic, and frost can wreak havoc
on healthy greens and present challenges for course managers and owners.
Creeping bentgrass ( Agrostis stolonifera var. palustris Huds. ), a turfgr...
A worm-and-mouse tale: B cells deserve more respect
...ther worms cause fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and death.
"Nematodes worms sicken a lot of people, they can cause severe malnutrition, and they play havoc
with the immune system, making many people more vulnerable to other threats, such as malaria," said Lund, whose project was funded by the National Ins...
Portable kit may 1 day detect plant disease before disastrous outbreak
...it is carried to a field where thousands of tons of food are growing. The search is for microorganisms that could infect and kill the plants, wreaking havoc
on the food supply and market.
If the equipment in the box finds the pathogen, experts can tell farmers how to prevent the devastation. Quick and a...
Special issue of BMC Microbiology spotlights standardized language for describing microbes
...ions, including the design of novel disease-limiting strategies."
Microbes have evolved many ingenious ways to live either peacefully with or wreak havoc
on their host cells. Some microbes keep their host cells alive; others kill them quickly. Some sophisticated pathogens have even evolved to do both at...
Rot's unique wood degrading machinery to be harnessed for better biofuels production
...s and essential caretakers of carbon in forest systems. In addition, brown-rot fungi have significant economic impact because their ability to wreak havoc
with wooden structures. A significant portion of the U.S. timber harvest is diverted toward replacing such decayed materials.
Unlike white-rot fu...
CSHL scientists discover a new way in which epigenetic information is inherited
...and Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock, Ph.D., transposons jump around the genome, inserting themselves into genes and causing mutations. Such genetic havoc
is thought to underlie many diseases, including cancer.
A high rate of mutations also disturbs gametogenesis the process of creating viable sex ce...
Climate change and species distributions
...tmosphere, such as melting polar ice caps, sea level rise and violent storms, as indicators of global climate change. But changes in climate can wreak havoc
in more subtle ways, such as the loss of habitat for plant and animal species. In a series of talks at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) 93rd An...
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Reorganizational Healing Provides Access to Greater Quality of Life, Reduced Stress
...taining positive change, increasing wellness
WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In today's uncertain times, increased stress can wreak havoc
on a body's systems. Now, a new emerging wellness, growth and behavioral change paradigm helps individuals cultivate greater wellness, make healthier ...
Models present new view of nanoscale friction
...g parts come into contact; the more surface contact there is, the stronger the force. At the nanoscale mere billionths of a meter friction can wreak havoc
on tiny devices made from only a small number of atoms or molecules. With their high surface-to-volume ratio, nanomaterials are especially susceptible...
Comedy 'Horror In The Wind' Banned In New Mexico
... out of me," admits Mitchell. "Most people are probably not aware of discoveries in biogenetics that may one day, in the wrong hands, wreak havoc
on our lives. This story looks at a scenario in which religious fanatics get a hold of an untested formula."
According to Weber, "The ...
Solving the Z ring's mysteries may lead to new antibiotics
...ter its protein foe. The team members said this discovery also presents a promising opportunity: a new drug that mimics the effects of MinC could play havoc
with the bacterial reproductive process and thereby put an end to an infection.
The findings resulted from a collaboration involving Dajkovic, whos...
Talent Constellations or Talent Communities Choosing the Right Talent
...you get separate and rival camps and cultures competing for attention and resources. At worst, performance-sapping contradictions and conflicts wreak havoc
beneath a superficial guise of balance.
As Jeffrey Pfeffer of the Standford Business School has pointed out, There is not a shortage of good talent...
Hacking tools are simple and widely available, security experts say
...mple even kids could use them. Some do security experts and real hackers call them script kiddies, slang for people, stereotypically teens, who cause havoc
without understanding how their tools really work.
The tools are becoming much more easly available and easy to use, Adams said.
Usually, these ...
Probe into gas gouging may educate Americans about pressures on oil supply
...forms of illegal behavior have provided a foundation for price manipulation." While everyone understands Katrina whacked the U.S. oil coast and played havoc
with refineries and distributors, the attorneys general are paid to be suspicious - and they suspect prices rose faster and higher than necessary.
Patent enforcement: What you don't know might hurt you
...r widely used technology. As a consequence, those patents are incredibly valuable. Further, some patents issue in error. Thus, some patents can create havoc
in an industry.
The patent statute states that [e]xcept as otherwise provided in this title, whoever without authority makes, uses, offers to sell,...
Are you ready for the next workplace revolution?
...pects of revolutions echo as strongly as ever. Indeed the contemporary workplace in the midst of revolution. Technology and globalization are wreaking havoc
sweeping up jobs and workers in their destructive wake.
Practices such as reengineering, automation, outsourcing and offshoring have combined to r...
Havoc in Biological Definition
...en animal or plant and vice-versa. Genetics is not the only factor that affects the physiology of animals and plants. Environmental strains wreak havoc
on eukaryotic organisms as well. For organisms that do not dwell in aquatic habitats , water must be stored within their cellular environments. In...