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'The Health Captains - The Tooth Galaxy Mission': A Story of Two Heroes' Journey to Fend Off Damaging Tooth Elements While Sharing Proper Oral Care

BAY HARBOR, Fla., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Xavier Azar is proud to present his new release, "The Health Captains - The Tooth Galaxy Mission" ( published by AuthorHouse ). Venture into a universe rich with fluoride ions, galactic toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss as superheroes Sammy Smile and G...

Blue Shield Settlement with Regulators Timed to Fend Off L.A. City Attorney's Lawsuit

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Schwarzenegger and regulators announced a company-friendly settlement with Blue Shield today on the heels of a new lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney that could cost the company $1 billion for retroactively canceling...

Germ-Fighting Inhaler Could Fend Off Bioterror Agents

Makers say it may protect first responders, or people with weak immune systems MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Mention inhalers and most people think of asthma, but new research shows that inhalers could become infection-fighting, lifesaving gear for firemen, emergency workers and o...

Cell transplants used to fend off Parkinson's symptoms

Doctors report they have had long-term success implanting cells into the brains of Parkinson's disease patients by passing a needle through the skull. Dr. Ray Watts, professor of //neurology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, told that patients had improved motor function - movement...

21st Century Obesity Pandemic Still Suffering From Effects of Tuberculosis Plague of the 1800s

...n, the body needs energy from the stored fat cells that it can't get from food. During infection, the body needs energy to rally up immune defenses to fend off disease. The balance between the calorie savings to prevent starvation and calorie expenditures to fight microbial invaders was upset by the t...

National Patient Advocate Foundation Applauds Congress' and President Obama's Decision to Extend Health Coverage to Four Million Uninsured Children

...this historic legislation, President Obama made a powerful statement explaining its importance: "We're not a nation that leaves struggling families to fend for themselves, especially when they've done everything right. No child in America should be receiving his or her primary care in the emergency room i...

Can cannibalism fight infections?

... Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy. "If we expose the entire colony to the very same chemical signals that the bacteria produce to fend off competition, they'll do the work for us and kill each other. This strategy seems very promising it's highly unlikely that the bacteria will devel...

Partnership for Safe Medicines Arms Public Against Counterfeit Drugs

...ty WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A collection of online educational materials are now available for free to consumers to help fend off the dangers of contaminated or counterfeit drugs. Unveiled today by the Partnership for Safe Medicines, "Consumer Resources" is designed to help ...

Credit Counseling Agency Helps Consumers Live Healthier While Becoming Financially Fit

...e, MD (PRWEB) October 7, 2008-- Why not start on New Year's resolutions early this year? By focusing on fitness this fall, consumers can not only help fend off cold weather weight gain, but become more financially fit as well. People can do more than just save money in the short-term with inexpensive exer...

Studies Ignite Hope for Long-Acting Allergy Vaccines

...r effect on antibodies in the bloodstream. People with allergies produce an antibody called immunoglobulin E, which sets off a cascade of chemicals to fend off a perceived allergen, such as ragweed. This chemical response triggers the allergic symptoms that people experience. Another antibody in blood, ca...

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'Super reefs' fend off climate change, study says

NEW YORK (April 23, 2009) The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a study showing that some coral reefs off East Africa are unusually resilient to climate change due to improved fisheries management and a combination of geophysical factors. WCS announced the results of the study at th...

Penn researchers find monkeys able to fend off AIDS-like symptoms with enhanced HIV vaccine

(PHILADELPHIA) Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that using an immune system gene to enhance a vaccine used to study HIV in macaque monkeys provides the animals with greater protection against simian HIV (SHIV) than an unmodified vaccine. This multi-...

Advance in understanding cellulose synthesis

...reate cellulose and build cell walls." Plant cells have rigid walls that cannot easily change shape. There are many cell types, spiky trichomes to fend off bugs and sausage-shaped guard cells that regulate the plant's breathing pores, as examples. In a previous study using the model plant Arabidopsis...

Immune genes adapt to parasites

...tained within certain immune genes over time helps ensure that the host can fend off different infections in different environments. In the new study, M...during evolution because they promote the kind of immune response needed to fend off viruses and bacteria. But this type of response also contributes to inf...

Young dinosaurs roamed together, died together

...entirely of juveniles of a single species of ornithomimid dinosaur ( Sinornithomimus dongi ), the herd suggests that immature individuals were left to fend for themselves when adults were preoccupied with nesting or brooding. "There were no adults or hatchlings," said Paul Sereno, professor at the Univ...

A natural approach for HIV vaccine

...or 25 years, researchers have tried and failed to develop an HIV vaccine, primarily by focusing on a small number of engineered "super antibodies" to fend off the virus before it takes hold. So far, these magic bullet antibodies have proved impossible to produce in people. Now, in research to be publishe...

An underwater drugstore?

...University, who is heading the project, has already identified several alternative antibiotic candidates among the unique compounds that help a sponge fend off predators and infections. He and his graduate students are now identifying, isolating and purifying those that could be the super-antibiotics of t...

Early whales gave birth on land

...on land. Another clue to the whales' lifestyle is the well-developed set of teeth in the fetus, suggesting that Maiacetus newborns were equipped to fend for themselves, rather than being helpless in early life. The 8.5-foot-long male specimen, collected four years later from the same fossil beds, sh...

Early whales gave birth on land, fossil find reveals

...n land. Another clue to the whales' lifestyle is the well-developed set of teeth in the fetus, suggesting that Maiacetus newborns were equipped to fend for themselves, rather than being helpless in early life. The 8.5-foot-long male specimen, collected four years later from the same fossil beds, sh...

MIT: A quicker, easier way to make coal cleaner

...oxide, an important greenhouse gas. But an MIT analysis suggests an intermediate step that could get construction moving again, allowing the nation to fend off growing electricity shortages using our most-abundant, least-expensive fuel while also reducing emissions. Instead of capturing all of its CO 2...

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Gene against bacterial attack unravelled

...ome people are resistant: they become infected but not ill. Wiersinga found a genetic cause for this resistance. He discovered which toll receptor can fend off B. pseudomallei. He did this by rearing mice DNA in which the gene for Toll2 production was switched on and off. 'The group where the gene for Tol...

Anthrax vaccine produces immunity with nanoparticles, not needles

... The vaccine produced both systemic and cellular immunity, meaning that the body produces antibodies and primes specific cells throughout the body to fend off anthrax infection. The vaccine also induced immunity on the mucous membranes of the nose and lungs, where inhaled anthrax spores enter the body an...

Anthrax vaccine produces immunity with nanoparticles, not needles

... The vaccine produced both systemic and cellular immunity, meaning that the body produces antibodies and primes specific cells throughout the body to fend off anthrax infection. The vaccine also induced immunity on the mucous membranes of the nose and lungs, where inhaled anthrax spores enter the body an...

Silicon Logic Engineering Ramps Up Custom Chips

... WTN sat down with Jeff West , president at SLEs headquarters to discuss where the business is going, where its been, and what the company can do to fend off competitors flocking to ITs new low-cost paradise, India. WTN: What are your main product and service areas, and what are their applications? ...

How Intuit competes with Microsoft, IRS

...Other than that, it was a red-letter day, but the ensuing weeks and months have been well spent. The company went into full-throttle strategic mode to fend off Microsoft, and while it's still early in the game, it looks like the strategy has paid off. Schar, whose responsibilities include Internet mark...

Wisconsin researchers defend stem cell company

...ndidate Mark Green , who has opposed new federal funding for embryonic stem cell research that involves the destruction of embryos, an opportunity to fend off charges that he would bring the controversial research to a halt. Following the announcement, Green proposed allocating $25 million in state funds...
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