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'Get Screened' Video Contest Throws a Spotlight on the Importance of Colorectal-Cancer Screening

SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center today announced a video contest called "Get Screened" -- a creative challenge to movie makers to help shine a spotlight on the importance of colorectal-cancer screening. The contest is part of the Hutchinson Center's ongoi...

Court Throws Out Restraining Order Against SEIU

California Superior court dismisses illegal temporary restraining order filed last week by California Nurses Association as publicity stunt OAKLAND, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A California Superior court today dismissed a temporary restraining order against the Service Employ...

Breastfeeding Does Not Create Sagging Breasts; Study Throws Out Old Wives' Tale

Myth Dispelled at American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting BALTIMORE, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- While the benefits of breastfeeding are unquestionable, many new mothers choose not to for fear of sagging breasts. However, breastfeeding alone has no impact on a woman's breast shape, ac...

New Fish Advice Throws Baby Out With the Bath Water, Says Mercury Watchdog Group

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Michael Bender, director of The Mercury Policy Project: "To their credit, the US Food and Drug Administration and its various expert groups, and EPA scientists worked very hard over a considerable number of years to...

A New Study Throws Limelight in HIV Vaccine Production

The research collaborative involving scientists from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS , Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Microsoft Research and Los Alamos National Laboratory used highly computer-intensive, cutting-edge statistical research methods to investigate how th...

Gene Study Throws Up New Targets for Leishmaniasis

Gene sleuths believe they may have identified potential chinks in the parasite that causes leishmaniasis, a disfiguring and sometimes fatal disease that afflicts some 12 million people around the world . Their comparison of three species of protozoa that cause most cases of leishmaniasis could be a...

Research Throws Light on Adaptation of E.coli to Changing Conditions

Forthcoming in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, a fascinating new selection of papers collects leading experimental research in evolution and artificial selection, providing insight into how organisms adapt to changing environmental conditions and fluctuations. Dr. James Hicks, Edito...

UIC Study Throws Light On Sexual Assaults

According to a novel study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago, it was found that nearly 62% of sexual assaults happened after the victim was drugged// and in 5% of the cases, the victims were given ‘date-rape’ drugs. An estimated 100,000 sexual assaults are committed in the United...

Research Throws Light On Regeneration of Hearing Cells

A new research study has now yielded valuable clues about regeneration of hearing cells present in the ear, which convert sound vibrations into nerve impulses, to be processed by the brain. // Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a mouse model that would allow...

A New study Throws Light On The Growth & Functions Of Insulin Producing Beta Cells

The latest study that was lead by Joslin Diabetes Centre throws much needed light on how insulin-producing beta cells grow and function. These findings// they hope will help in new treatments for people with diabetes. The Joslin Diabetes Centre in Boston, have conducted a study that now prove...

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Experience Not Always the Best Prescription for Snowblowers

...realize is that there are two blades on a snowblower -- the one in front of the machine that can be seen and a second blade, the impeller blade, which throws the snow out of the exit chute. This impeller blade cannot be seen and causes injuries in most cases." Dr. Master further explained that, "pat...
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Car Sickness

...gnostic guides. ... Car sickness : sense of balance and equilibrium is disturbed by normal motion. ... Car Sickness . Question My dog always throws up when we go for car rides. How can I ... Motion sickness usually begins very shortly after starting the car ride. ... Car Travel With Yo...

Bunion

...the formation of a bunion is disputable. ... With a bunion , the big toe leans toward the second toe, rather than pointing straight ahead. This throws the bones out of alignment - producing the bunion's "bump" ... Bunion images, illustrations and X-rays describing what causes bunions and ho...
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Another fisheries commission throws the science overboard in tuna decision, WWF says

BUSAN, South Korea, December 12, 2008 The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) decision to make only minor reductions in fishing for bigeye and yellowfin tuna does nothing to help stop the demise of these species, World Wildlife Fund said today. The WCPFC disregarded the advic...

Fishing throws targeted species off balance, Scripps study shows

Fishing activities can provoke volatile fluctuations in the populations they target, but its not often clear why. A new study published in the journal Nature by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and colleagues has identified the general underlying mechanism. Rese...

Genomics throws species definition in question for microbes

Until a decade ago, scientists categorized microorganisms almost exclusively by their physical characteristics: how they looked, what they ate, and the by-products they produced. With the advent of genomic sequencing and genetic analysis in the 1990s, our understanding of the relationships between...

High blood sugar's impact on immune system holds clues to improving islet cell transplants

...is counteraction offers insight for transplants. High blood glucose, or hyperglycemia, causes all sorts of dysregulation throughout the body. "It throws off metabolism, hormonal interplay and increases the risk of severe infections," Dr. Pacholczyk said. A shot of insulin or an islet cell transplant no...

Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas in Bioethics

...cs that avoids reliance on taboos, myths and dogma, whether these result from religious or ideological beliefs'. These are fighting words, and Lindsay throws a number of powerful punches." After describing in detail the proper way to approach and resolve a dispute in bioethics, Lindsay proceeds to analyz...

Biomedical engineers' detective work reveals antibiotic mechanism

...irst detecting the abnormality and then responding to it. The alarm signal is rapidly relayed to the bacterial cell's stress response machinery, which throws the cell into a frantic state, causing it to over-produce hydroxyl radicals, contributing to the cell's death. These findings open up new possibi...

Roadrunner supercomputer puts research at a new scale

...tations a second (a petaflop/s). On Monday scientists used PetaVision to reach a new computing performance record of 1.144 petaflop/s. The achievement throws open the door to eventually achieving human-like cognitive performance in electronic computers. PetaVision only requires single precision arithmetic, ...

Interacting protein theory awaits test from new neutron analysis tools

... lattice dynamical calculations. Smith said the PRL paper predicts the existence and forms of the protein crystal lattice modes. "In doing so it throws out a challenge to next-generation neutron science to finally make the breakthrough and determine the forms and frequencies of the vibrations experime...

Mice with a migraine show signs of brain damage

...reases dramatically, some parts of the brain still suffer from a lack of oxygen. The problem begins as the brain tries to recover from CSD, which throws the proportion of crucial ions like potassium and sodium out of balance, taking away the brain’s ability to function efficiently. This change in the p...

Genome sequencing reveals key to viable ethanol production

... wanted to know how they know to turn on and off just the right genes at the right time to do the trick," says Wu. "We found the bacterium essentially throws the whole bowl of spaghetti at the wall, sees what sticks, and then makes a lot of that particular noodle." C. thermocelllum produces low levels ...
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What's Next for Venture Capital?

...r companies without institutional venture capital investment. This number throws itself open to a variety of speculative interpretations, yet the tenor of t...will play the role of growth catalyst rather than value creator. In the throws of this transformation is immediate discomfort -- this dissonance is so cle...

Islands in the Clickstream: A Vision of Possibilities

...the eye define our field of view. We can see this because we still live near the terminator on the moon, where the contrast between light and darkness throws mountains and rills into sharp relief. When the moon is full, its features dissolve, and when it's all darkness, there's nothing to see. Liminal visio...

The end of technology history

... chemist, that exec passing judgment on the latest IT budget request is going to want to know what to expect in terms of impact and payback before she throws the next catalyst into her mix of limited budget and organizational attention span. She also knows that today's answers are tomorrow's problems. A...
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