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Think memory worsens with age? Then yours probably will

Thinking your memory will get worse as you get older may actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that senior citizens who think older people should perform poorly on tests of memory actually score much worse than seniors who do not buy in t...

6-month follow-up diagnostic mammograms recommended for women with probably benign lesions

Radiologists can, with confidence, recommend a six-month follow-up diagnostic mammogram rather than an immediate biopsy for patients with probably benign breast lesions, a new study emphasizes. The study found that six-month short-interval follow-up examinations had an 83% sensitivity, which is...

Antidepressant Effectiveness Probably Overstated: Report

Researchers unclear on whether it's reluctance to submit or reluctance to publish negative findings WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A systematic review of studies on antidepressants concludes that the positive effects of these drugs are probably overstated in the medical litera...

It's Probably Time to Replace Your Vehicle's Cabin Air Filter

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- If you get headaches, allergic reactions or breathing problems riding in your car, it's probably time to change the cabin air filter. Cabin air filters clean the incoming air and remove allergens, and should be replaced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, or p...

Researchers Identify Gene That Plays Key Role in Size of Dogs -- and Probably in Humans

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Cornell University, has found a mutation in a single gene that plays a key role in determining// body-size differences within and among dog breeds and probably is important in determining the size of humans as well. The research, ...

What’s in a Day? Isn’t Each Day as Good as the Other? Probably Not, If You are Visiting a Hospita…

London- A novel report has suggested that Thursday may not be a good day after all to visit a hospital, as there are chances you might end up waiting longer in the hospital.// The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), United Kingdom, after carefully analyzing the trend for five years h...
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Music & Medicine: Unique Collaboration Combines Performing Arts and Science

...le of times to see the data collection. And e-mail's great." The team hopes to continue this pilot program with more grants. "We'll probably have enough data with this initial study to publish, but it's absolutely crucial that we expand this study and apply for federal funding," she said. ...

Urologist and Allergist Explore Link Between Allergies and Interstitial Cystitis

...ng been known to cause problems for IC patients may be bladder irritants even without allergy. "Put those on already irritated bladder tissue, and you probably are going to see a response," Smith said. But he's also finding allergic reactions to some of these items in IC patients. Positive skin prick tests fo...

AMT Receives EMEA Orphan Drug Designation for Acute Intermittent Porphyria

...adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors as the delivery vehicle of choice for therapeutic genes, the company has been able to design and validate what is probably the first stable and scalable AAV production platform. As such, AMT's proprietary platform holds tremendous promise for thousands of rare (orphan) dis...

Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute and Inverness Medical Innovations to Develop Commercial Test to Detect Early Alzheimer's Disease

...ar tap. The key molecular targets that the BRNI biomarker determines reflect PKC signaling which appears to be compromised very early on during AD and probably well before the onset of clinical symptoms. These pathways could also be a focus for drug therapy. "An early diagnosis could prevent countless pa...

Genetic Source of Rare Childhood Cancer Found; Gene is Implicated in Other Cancers

...ir DICER1 genes, giving them one functional and one nonfunctional DICER1 gene in all their body's cells. The researchers indicate that PPB lung tumors probably originate when one or more cells in the lung acquire a harmful mutation in their functional copy of the DICER1 gene. The researchers also found ...

Amicus Therapeutics Suspends Enrollment for Phase 2 Clinical Trial of AT2220 for Pompe Disease

...xperienced self-reported adverse events and subsequently withdrew from the trial. The events were categorized by the site investigator as serious and probably related to treatment with AT2220. After initial evaluation of the events, Amicus suspended patient enrollment for the Phase 2 trial. In compl...
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AFP ELISA Test

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One Step LH Urine Ovulation Test

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Myohandy

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Artificial induction of immunity

...e to the disease. Pasteur also isolated a crude preparation of the infectious agent for rabies . In a brave piece of rapid medicine development, he probably saved the life of a person who had been bitten by a clearly rabid dog by performing the same inactivating process upon his rabies preparation and then...

Body shaping

...nt is a smoker, has a history of deep venous thrombosis or clotting disorders along with a high BMI and other medical risk factors, the surgeon will probably insist on doing several short procedures in a hospital setting to insure maximum safety for the patient. The following are the individual compone...

Cachexia

...rd, resulting in muscle atrophy . Mechanism The exact mechanism in which these diseases cause cachexia is poorly understood, but there is probably a role for inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) -which is also nicknamed cachexin for this reason-, Interferon ...

Episodic memory

... his calories from alcohol. Episodic memory in animals In 1997, there was little evidence for episodic memory outside of humans. This is probably due to the difficulty in testing for it in animals. To meet the criteria of episodic memory, as espoused by Tulving (1983), evidence of conscious reco...

Orvietan

...al intent, as well as against mushroom poisonings , snakebite , scorpion stings, bites by rabid animals and against the plague . Orvietan was probably named after a certain Lupi da Orvieto, native from the city of Orvieto , though there is no certain information on this. Contents 1...
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Yew

...rgreens used in landscaping. ... small branches on the yew will not tolerate much injury. ... In early times, the darkly glorious yew -tree was probably the only evergreen tree in Britain. ... Yew is the last on a list of oldest things in a passage from ... In the "Herbal" of 1578, Lyte tells us ...

Yawning

...s to medical textbook section about SLEEP APNEA from 'Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care' related to Yawning . If you yawn in class, you'll probably notice a few other people will start yawning , too. Why is that? ... Therefore, yawning helps us bring more oxygen into ... Modern CVs, Resum...

Wound Care

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Wart removal

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Varicocele

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Vaginismus

...aginal muscles that become so tight the vagina ... Vaginismus is an involuntary reaction of a woman's body to protect from ... Vaginismus is probably the most common cause of female sexual pain you've never heard of. ... Vaginismus falls into two categories – primary and secondary. ... ...
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Manatees can probably hear which directions boats approach from

The world is a perilous place for the endangered manatee. While the mammals are at risk from natural threats, human activity also poses a great danger to manatee numbers. Debborah Colbert, from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, explains that many manatees die and are seriously injured in coll...

Navigating in the ocean of molecules

...at are known to display the same biological activity to the branches. As a result, these branches are very likely to bear fruit: active substances are probably also located in the branches between the substances whose biological activity is already known. "In this way, we tracked down new inhibitors for 2-lip...

Carnegie donates landmark clones to biology

...esearchers believe that there must still be selective pressure on the system. The simplest explanation is that the mechanism is still necessary today, probably to control uptake and prevent toxicity. "The newly donated 2010 clones will now be used to see how common such regulation by neighbors is. It also...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...urs that coincided with a large dust storm on 8 June 2006. On the basis of the spectrum of this radiation, the authors conclude that the radiation was probably excited by lightning in the Martian dust storm. They note that the discovery of electrical activity in Martian dust storms has implications for atmosp...

Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's

...center has evidence that disabling molecular chaperones or the heat shock factors that control some of them, disables tumor formation in the liver and probably the breast. Researchers are also now examining brain tumors as well as pancreatic and prostate cancer. They also want to know whether ramping up th...

Climate-caused biodiversity booms and busts in ancient plants and mammals

... Eocene began about 56 million years ago with a short period of increased warming, when many modern groups of mammals first appeared in North America, probably by emigrating from other areas. The period the researchers studied, called the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum (EECO), began about three million years l...
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Bacteria pack their own demise

...toxin is all gone, there is still enough toxin left to kill the bacterium. The upshot for the species is that bacteria that loses their T-A gene and probably have sustained damage to the important genes just next to it can no longer reproduce. Our best-known intestinal residents, Escherichia coli bacte...

Evidence for a New Genetic Link to Therapeutic Efficacy for Alzheimer's Disease

...o of 4.77 at Day 45 and 3.36 at Day 90 (p <0.05). ADAS-Cog, a neuropsychometric battery of tests that measures short-term memory and cognition, is probably the most widely used cognitive instrument used in clinical trials of anti-dementia drugs within the United States and Europe. Numerous clinical studi...

FDA Inspects Hovione's API Manufacturing Plant in Macau

...entive and corrective actions implementation and follow-up; 2) water systems operation. The way inspectors look to the softened water system is probably a good example of the new "FDA Approach". They look to basic aspects like the Design, Operational and Performance Qualification and to the last years ...

Biologist discovers pink-winged moth in Chiricahua Mountains

...irmed it as a distinct species. Walsh said he is confident there are bound to be more. "If this thing is flying at the top of the Chiricahuas, it's probably pretty common," he said. Finding it is another matter because moths like Lithophane tend to over-winter at higher elevations, hibernating when ther...

A billion-year ultra-dense memory chip

...r square inch but can still be read after nearly 4,000 years, to a modern DVD which can store 100 giga (billion) bits of data per square inch but will probably remain readable for no more than 30 years. "Interestingly," said Zettl, "the Domesday Book, the great survey of England commissioned by William th...

Graphene may have advantages over copper for IC interconnects at the nanoscale

...is comparable to even the most optimistic projections for copper interconnects at that scale. Under real-world conditions, our graphene interconnects probably already out-perform copper at this size scale." Beyond resistivity improvement, graphene interconnects would offer higher electron mobility, better...
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ChIP-PCR for NFkb from Aviva Systems Biology

Description:...ent fixation of a protein to chromatin in vivo is a crucial step for the Chromatin-immunoprecipitation (ChIP) technique. The extent of crosslinking is probably the most important parameter. Two major problems concerning the subsequent immunoprecipitation step should be taken into account: first, an excess of ...
Company:Aviva Systems Biology

TC-412 Thermal Cycler from Barloworld Scientific Ltd

Description:...innovative Quad Circuit Technology of the TC-512, the TC-412 ensures unsurpassed control accuracy and temperature uniformity. Low cost: The TC-412 is probably the most affordable full sized Thermal Cycler. PC networking: The TC-412 can be connected to a PC along with other Techne cyclers for low volume or h...
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Rat Leptin Assay Kit from Immuno-Biological Laboratories, Inc.

Description:...t the protein acts as a hormone instructing the brain to stop food consumption and to increase activity. The protein has also been shown to signal and probably control the onset of puberty. In addition, recent study shows Leptin acts as a potent inhibitor of bone formation through central nervous system....
Company:Immuno-Biological Laboratories, Inc.
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Adaptive radiation

...ronmental change. A species that can, in contrast to the other species in the ecosystem, successfully survive in a radically changed environment will probably branch into new species that cover the new ecological niches created by the environmental change. An example of adaptive radiation as the result of an...

Albinism

...ht and skin usually result from the condition. This article is intended to cover mainly human albinism, although many of the features mentioned would probably also apply to albinism in other animals. Contents showTocToggle("show","hide") 1 Lack of pigmentation 2 Visual problems associate...

Alga

...lasts containing chlorophyll b , the euglenids and chlorarachniophytes . These are surrounded by three and four membranes, respectively, and were probably retained from an ingested green alga. Those of the chlorarchniophytes contain a small nucleomorph, which is the remnant of the alga's nucleus . It ...

Antibody

...dy. IgD IgD makes up about 1% in the plasma membranes in B-lymphocytes. It is monomeric with the δ heavy chain. These immunoglobulins are probably involved in the development of differentiated B-lymphocytes into plasma and memory cells. IgE IgE is a monomeric immunoglobulin with the heav...

Anton van Leeuwenhoek

...flow in capillaries (small blood vessels ). His name at birth was Thonis Philipszoon . His letters were signed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek . He was probably known as van Leeuwenhoek from a young age because he was born in a house at the corner of Lion's Gate in Delft. Van Leeuwenhoek translates as "f...

Apoptosis

...viable cells from their surroundings inducing programmed cell death. Integrins are essential adhesive molecules in this process but additional factors probably play a role. Beyond the physiological importance, understanding these patterns will be relevant to maintain the vitality of cells used for cell therap...
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Tracheophytes

...vician) PreЄ Є ... plants ( tracheophytes ) †Rhyniophyta—rhyniophytes ... The earliest fossil tracheophytes are of Wenlock age; but the clade probably ... With few exceptions, tracheophytes have specialized water conducting elements ... ·Non- tracheophytes (plants lacking a vascular system) ·...

Thallus

...organisms, which were previously known as the thallophytes. Thallus was a historian who wrote in Greek. It is uncertain when he wrote, but it was probably in the middle of the first century . His works are all lost, but a few fragments have reached us in later Ancient and Medieval writers. The most inter...

Structural gene

...up: Blood groups and genetic linkage ) ...on the red cells from CDe/cde donors than on those of CDe/cDE people. The inheritance of the Rh system probably depends on the existence of operator genes, which turn the... An operon is a functioning unit of key nucleotide sequences of DNA including an...

Somatic hypermutation

...tion . ... IGH Somatic Hypermutation Assay MegaKit- Beckman Coulter CE / NAT Platforms. 5-101-0022 ... Somatic hypermutation of Ig genes is probably dependent on transcription of the ... In this study, we have analyzed somatic hypermutation in two MutL types of MMR ... Because this somati...

SnRNP

...assembled snRNP now possesses a bipartite nuclear localization signal ... Conversion of the U2 snRNP -precursor RNA complex to the spliceosome probably ... Removal of each snRNP particle prevents pre-mRNA splicing but arrests ... ... early 5′ splice site/tri- snRNP interaction requires ATP, oc...

Slime molds

...mation and photographs of other slime molds . ... Slime molds do not fit at all into the kingdom Fungi. ... Scoop up some dirt, and you'll probably wind up with some slime mold . ... For these slime molds , becoming a stalk cell may not be such a terrible fate, ... Slime molds hav...
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