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HIV Plus Alcohol Hampers Short-Term Memory

Problems with learning new information can disrupt treatment, expert says FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- HIV infection and chronic drinking can deal a double blow to short-term memory, a new study has found. The study, appearing in an online early view of Alcoholism: Clinical...

Decentralization Hampers Effective Compliance Education and Training

AAHC Recommends Strategic Approach to Infrastructure and Leadership WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Education and training is a major link between clinical research and regulatory compliance at academic health centers, and must be strategically assessed and developed, according ...

HIPAA privacy rule fails to adequately protect patient privacy and hampers health research

WASHINGTON -- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule does not adequately protect the privacy of people's personal health information and hinders important health research discoveries, concludes a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Congress should ...

Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Iodine from kelp in dietary aid compromised therapy, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People taking dietary supplements need to be careful that those don't interfere with any medical treatments they might be getting, a new report emphasizes. The case in point ...

Too Much of Videogames Hampers Study Time in Children

Playing video games may mean spending less time reading or doing homework, according to a new research on video games and children. Teenagers who play videogames spent 30 percent less time reading and 34 percent less time doing homework, said the study by researchers at the University of Mi...

Smoking Hampers Healing of the Ligament

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have just given people another reason to kick the butt by revealing that smoking interferes with ligament healing. The researchers conducted a study on a mouse model and found that cigarette smoking impairs the recruit...

Smoking Hampers Alcoholics' Neurocognitive Recovery During Abstinence

A new study has found that smoking may hamper alcoholics neurocognitive recovery during their first six to nine months period of alcohol abstinence . About 50 to 90 percent of individuals in North America who take alcoholism treatment are chronic smokers. The new findings show that smoking...

Food Hampers Deficient in Calories, Study Says

Food hampers from food banks were found to be deficient in nutrients or calories,// and may not do much to promote the health of the deprived in the province, researchers from University of Ontario said. The study available in Canadian Journal of Public Health, examined 180 food hampers, sou...

India's Law on Homosexuality Needs Recourse - Hampers HIV Prevention

Denis Broun, UNAIDS India coordinator, explained how India’s legal stance on homosexuality is actually causing a setback to the fight against HIV/AIDS and is an// infringement of the human rights of homosexual men. The law is enforced mainly to bring offenders to book, in cases dealing with ...

Stigma attached to HIV/Aids hampers efforts to fight the disease

Human Rights Watch, an organization that keenly champions the battle against HIV /AIDS has come out hard against the abuses hurled at activists, which thwarts the efforts// put in by such organizations. Joe Amon, director of the HIV/AIDS program at Human Rights Watch said “Twenty-five years i...

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Acidification of the sea hampers reproduction of marine species

By absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and from the human use of fossil fuels, the world's seas function as a giant buffer for the Earth's life support system. The chemical balance of the sea has long been regarded as immovable. Today, researchers know that the pH of the sea's surface wa...

The downside of microtubule stability

... faulty dynamin 2, a protein that is crucial for endocytosis but also latches onto microtubules. Tanabe and Takei investigated how defective dynamin 2 hampers cells. Normal microtubules are continually extending and shrinking. But microtubules from cells that made the faulty version of dynamin 2 were abn...

UC Davis bird-flu expert calls for changes in early-warning system

...amples and data more promptly: Whether caused by regulatory hurdles or researchers' concerns about intellectual property rights, a reluctance to share hampers health officials' ability to track and respond to potential pandemic viruses. Boyce recommends that the scientific community set a standard of releasi...

Selfish DNA and the Genetic Control of Vector-Borne Diseases

...of selfish genetic elements. In part this is because scientists from these different backgrounds do not often have an opportunity to interact and this hampers their ability develop fruitful collaborations. To overcome this isolation, the organizers of this meeting are bringing together leading scientist...

Acid rain has a disproportionate impact on coastal waters

...ds such as carbon dioxide, sulfur, or nitrogen mix with seawater, a process which lowers the pH and reduces the storage of carbon. Ocean acidification hampers the ability of marine organismssuch as sea urchins, corals, and certain types of planktonto harness calcium carbonate for making hard outer shells or ...

Bats prey on nocturnally migrating songbirds

...n events. According to the detractors of a bird-based diet, eating feathers could thus be a classical consequence of a bats' echolocation system which hampers fine-grained discrimination of targets (therefore a confusion between insect prey and feathers); also, the costs of swallowing feathers which are casu...

Defective immune system response to smallpox vaccine detailed in new study

...y, the study details how the overproduction in skin cells of inflammation-promoting molecules called interleukin-4 and interleukin-13 (IL-4 and IL-13) hampers LL-37 activity in people with atopic dermatitis. LL-37, a small protein produced in skin cells, is part of the body's first line of defense against in...

Scientists design potent anthrax toxin inhibitor

...brane receptor-binding protein used by anthrax toxin to gain entry into a host cell. The protein-spiked fatty bubble, or "functionalized liposome," hampers a critical early step in the assembly process that anthrax toxin must undergo to become fully active. In test-tube experiments, the inhibitor, which i...

Used in a new way, RNA interference permanently silences key breast cancer gene

...iments, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have developed a way to use RNA interference (RNAi) so that it permanently hampers breast cancer development. The technique permanently silences activated STAT3, a crucial gene found in some human breast tumors, thus reducing the can...
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Genomatica Produces Pure BDO From Natural Sugars

...oducers. Many chemical producers are facing unprecedented business challenges as the global economic slowdown depresses demand, and the credit crisis hampers their ability to finance large-scale projects. Fluctuating natural gas prices and possible changes in environmental and climate regulation have added ...

Tax consumption over production to reform Wisconsins tax system

...payers Bill of Rights are right about one thing: Wisconsin needs a new way of raising and spending money on state and local government. Our tax system hampers economic growth and theres too much overlap between units of government. But the opponents of TABOR are right about one thing, too: A formula-driv...

DHC 2007: Without fuller IT adoption, health costs might drain America's wealth

...lack a clinical data repository. Even though the Bush Administration has established a goal of 100 percent EMR adoption by 2014, inadequate funding hampers the federal commitment. Wade, a native of Massachusetts, recalled President John F. Kennedy's 1961 call to put a man on the moon, a goal that was a...

Purification of the Components of Human Macular Carotenoid-Binding Complex, Rev A

... mg of total protein. Protease activity is very high in maculae, owing to the high metabolic rate of this tissue, which hampers isolation of intact protein. The half life of the carotenoid-protein complex is about 12 hours and its intense yellow color allow...
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