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K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laboratory studies at Kansas State University and the work of a K-State researcher are making headway in the effort to control the pandemic H1N1 virus. Juergen Richt is a Regents Distinguished Professor at K-State's College of Vet...

HSA Bank's Group Online Enrollment Option Jumps in Popularity

WATERBURY, Conn., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HSA Bank(R), a division of Webster Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS ), announced today that more accountholders enrolled in a health savings account (HSA) using HSA Bank's Group Online Enrollment option t...

Italy's Divorce Rate Jumps 74 Percent in 10 Years

The divorce rate in predominantly Roman Catholic Italy catapaulted 74 percent between 1995 and 2005, a new study by the national statistics institute said Tuesday. The study said separations has also increased 57 percent during the same decade. There were 82,291 separations in 2005...

Worldwide Gap Between Vision Care Attitudes & Behavior

...end to have an eye exam in the next year cite not being able to afford an exam as a reason not to have one. In the United States, however, this number jumps to 27% -- nearly triple the global average. Survey participants in Hong Kong (18%), China (17%) and the United States (13%) are more likely t...

PracticeMatch Releases Results of Recent 'State of the Industry' Survey of Physician Recruiters

...oups will be interviewing an average of 80 physicians. With placement rates expected to come in at 17, the projected interview-to-hire ratio for 2009 jumps to 4.7:1 - adding an additional $348,000 to hospital budgets at an average total interview cost of $3,000 per interview. To combat the rising c...

Tanning Beds Now Listed as Top Cancer Risk

... ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published in today's The Lancet Oncology concludes the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent when people start using tanning beds before age 30. As a result, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has moved ultraviolet ...

Majority of Public Maintains Support for Addressing Health Care Reform Now

...nt. Conversely, when opponents are told that public plans would give people more choice or help drive down costs through competition, overall support jumps to roughly seven in ten. Effective Arguments For and Against Health Care Reform When offered a number of possible arguments used...

Long-Term Care Financing Must Be Part of Health Care Reform

...c policy, payment and perception, we've mistakenly segregated acute care and chronic care. For example, if someone over 65 suffers a stroke, Medicare jumps in with procedures and payments attempting to save the person. But upon release from the hospital, Medicare ignores that person's less expensive, lon...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

...t. Other studies have shown that women who drink one to two alcoholic drinks a day increase their risk of breast cancer by 10 percent. That risk jumps to 30 percent when women consume three or more alcoholic beverages a day. Screening: Mammography is still the standard of care for screening a...

Surgeons Warn: Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles

...rly supportive shoes, when skateboarding. "Skateboarding can be particularly hard on your feet and ankles because of the impact caused when performing jumps and tricks," Dr. Purvis explains. "Skateboarders should be aware that the strain from repetitive, forceful motions can also cause painful foot and he...
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Scientists Discover Origin of Malaria

...ed in the laboratory of Stephen Rich, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. "It is now clear that a new disease that successfully jumps from an animal to a human can last not just for decades, but millennia or more," Wolfe said. "This makes the task of stopping future disease spillover...
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Primate virus jumps species barrier to humans for first time in Asia

Scientists have identified the first reported case in Asia of primate-to-human transmission of simian foamy virus (SFV), a retrovirus found in macaques and other primates that so far has not been shown to cause disease in humans. The transmission of the virus from a monkey to a human took place at ...

New genes present drug targets for managing cholesterol and glucose levels

...edfellows: Some link gallstones and blood cholesterol levels, others link melatonin and sleep patterns to small increases in glucose levels and larger jumps in the risk of diabetes. While these associations are surprising, all the genes are potential new drug targets and some of them could help explain...

Evolution's new wrinkle

... are able to steer the process of evolution toward improved fitness," said Rabitz, the Charles Phelps Smyth '16 Professor of Chemistry. "The data just jumps off the page and implies we all have this wonderful piece of machinery inside that's responding optimally to evolutionary pressure." The authors so...

Pregnant women consuming flaxseed oil have high risk of premature birth

...eral population, the average rate of premature births is 2 to 3 percent. But for women consuming flaxseed oil in their last two trimesters that number jumps up to 12 percent," says Brard. "It's an enormous risk." The correlation existed only with flaxseed oil, yet women consuming the actual seed were u...

How neuronal activity leads to Alzheimer's protein cleavage

...Amyloid precursor protein (APP), whose cleavage product, amyloid-b (Ab), builds up into fibrous plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, jumps from one specialized membrane microdomain to another to be cleaved, report Sakurai et al. Although there is no definitive evidence that Ab plaques a...

Research sheds new light on how diseases jump across species

...several types of seal. The discovery of how canine distemper Virus (CDV) jumps across and infects different species of carnivores could lead to a more effective monitoring and control of the virus. Whilst these pathogen jumps across species are quite common, very little is known about the process of ...

How the brain handles surprise, good and bad

... Whether its a mugger or a friend who jumps out of the bushes, youre still surprised. But your responseto flee or to hugmust be very different. Now, researchers have begun to distinguish the cir...

Protein averts cell suicide but might contribute to cancer

...he DNA replication machine encounters the gap, it stalls. If the standstill continues, the cell will self-destruct. It's at this point when Dpo4 jumps in. It adds a base opposite the gap and then leaves, allowing the DNA-making machinery to bypass the damage and continue construction. The actio...

Researchers develop new method to help find deadly malaria parasite's Achilles heel

...rticular interest. "Plasmodium presents many of these proteins to the red blood cell during infection and prior to replication," he said. "What really jumps out of our paper is the large number of membrane protein interactions in Plasmodium that are absent in other organisms. While this is potentially good...

Genetic defenders protect crops from fungal disease

...line of defense breaks down, as it does in about 5 to 25 percent of normal Arabidopsis plants (depending on the mildew species), a second set of genes jumps into the fray. These genes, called EDS1, PAD4, and SAG101, work together in a complex inside the cell, and can signal infected cells to die. By sacrif...
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The MedZilla Report: April 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...to find new oncologists by almost 1.5 percent. April was also something of an anomalous month in job postings; numbers from MedZilla.com indicated jumps of 15 percent or more in postings for primary care, and a combined increase of more than 50 percent in management positions. That number, however, is ...

The MedZilla Report: Febraury 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

..., most of those increases came from companies looking to hire physicians, laboratory technicians, and nurses, three positions that have not often seen jumps of more than two percent -- respectively, searches for those positions went up by 2.4 percent, 2.5 percent, and 2.3 percent. There was also a 1.7 perc...

Researchers discover a potential on-off switch for nanoelectronics

...nd of gold atoms breaks and snaps back, the vertical gap is not big enough for bipyridine, so it bonds at an angle. As the gap increases, the molecule jumps to a vertical configuration, causing the conductance to plummet abruptly. Eventually, the molecule straightens even more, and the contact breaks. "Onc...

A supercharged metal-ion generator

...n rate. When the voltage is high enough, the ion current does not fall off as the gas is depleted but instead, sustained by self-sputtered metal ions, jumps to a new, much higher level. Self-sputtering continues as long as the power supply can deliver a high-voltage discharge current. The result: energe...

New yeast trick for eating favorite food: Details in Nature paper

...rent model. A combination of computational modeling and experimental work led the researchers to a new post-transcriptional control mechanism in which jumps in glucose increase the degradation rate of messenger RNA that are crucial for the functioning of the galactose metabolic network. ...

'Sticky nanotubes' hold key to future technologies

...d how much force it took to peel nanotubes from surfaces, discovering that the tubes lift off in fits and starts instead of smoothly. "We saw these jumps in peeling forces, where the nanotubes would lift off suddenly and then snag, lift off suddenly and then snag. This behavior has a very deep physical ...

Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Diabetes Doubling Before Motherhood

...udy were Hispanic, 26 percent were White, 11 percent were Asian/Pacific Islanders and 10 percent were African-American. This study found significant jumps in pre-pregnancy diabetes in every age, racial and ethnic group: -- Diabetes increased fivefold among 13- to 19-year-olds giving birth -- Dia...

One Year On, ALLERCA Hypoallergenic Cats Bring 'Sneeze Free' Companionship to Allergy and Asthma Sufferers

...s about to give up having tried just about every breed when I heard of ALLERCA. I now have Sela and couldn't be happier. It's a miracle every time she jumps up on my lap and I am totally fine. No sneezing, not itching! She is loving and just a joy to have in my life!" Judy Smith of Connecticut was one of ...

Ten red flags in your Midwest technology offer letter

...itions, but companies should know what they want and communicate it early in the hiring process. If your offer is for the mysterious slippery job that jumps around from group to group and cant quite be pinned down, run. 5. Unexpected offer letter Though you may not believe me, this actually happens all...

Tech Digest: what's moving in the Midwest

...nipulate single electrons to make efficient computer chips UW researcher jumps on earthquake study opportunity AT&T expands retail distribution of In...ersity's technology transfer arm, will handle the patent. UW researcher jumps on earthquake study opportunity The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Cal...
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Punctuated equilibrium

...orted "gaps in the fossil record", i.e. the so-called " missing links ". However, this confuses two levels of evolution. It merely explains the small jumps that are observed in fossil lineages within or between closely related fossil species , not the transitions between major categories of organisms...
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Action potential

... Action Potentials . Myelinated Neurons. Multiple sclerosis. The refractory period ... action potential ... this way, the action potential jumps from one ... 4 Action potential propagation. 5 Saltatory conduction. 6 Refractory period. 7 Noteworthy characteristics of the action potenti...
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