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Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.03.2012

Health - History / Archeology - 13.03.2012
First female medical graduate in Scotland honoured in her home town
The first woman in Scotland to graduate in medicine will be recognised in her home town this week.

Health - 13.03.2012
Botox Injections Now Used for Severe Urinary Incontinence
When you think of Botox injections, you probably think of getting rid of unwanted wrinkles around the eyes or forehead, but recently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved using the injec

Life Sciences - Health - 13.03.2012
Could the immune system help recovery from stroke?
Stroke and other diseases and injuries to the brain are often followed by inflammation, caused by a reaction of the body’s immune system.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.03.2012
Potential drug that speeds cellular recycling
Potential drug that speeds cellular recycling
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-A University of Michigan cell biologist and his colleagues have identified a potential drug that speeds up trash removal from the cell's recycling center, the lysosome. The finding suggests a new way to treat rare inherited metabolic disorders such as Niemann-Pick disease and mucolipidosis Type IV, as well as more common neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, said Haoxing Xu, who led a U-M team that reported its findings March 13 in the online, multidisciplinary journal Nature.

Health - Administration - 13.03.2012
Admissions requirements for Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore, announced
Joint Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University release Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have announced the admissions requirements for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

Health - Administration - 13.03.2012
New Health and Wellbeing Boards must focus on outcomes not structural changes
New Health and Wellbeing Boards proposed as a key part of the Coalition's reform package for the NHS must focus on patient outcomes rather than developing unnecessary processes and structures accordi

Life Sciences - Health - 13.03.2012

Health - Administration - 13.03.2012
King’s annual Report published
The new King's College London Report is published this week. This illustrated magazine-style publication features a sample of the immense range of research, teaching and innovation undertaken at King's in 2010-11.

Life Sciences - Health - 13.03.2012
A Fragrant New Biofuel
A Fragrant New Biofuel
A class of chemical compounds best known today for fragrance and flavor may one day provide the clean, green and renewable fuel with which truck and auto drivers fill their tanks.

Health - 13.03.2012
Latest data confirms high failure rates for metal-on-metal hip replacements
Latest data confirms high failure rates for metal-on-metal hip replacements
Ten days after the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that patients who have received stemmed metal-on-metal (MOM) hip replacements will need annual check-ups, The Lancet publishes "unequivocal evidence" from the largest database on hip replacements in the world.  The new study by the University of Bristol confirms that stemmed MOM implants are failing at much higher rates than other types, particularly those with larger head sizes and those implanted in women, in whom failure rates are up to four-times higher.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.03.2012
U of’T wins four new Canada Research Chairs
How much power does your computer use? If you unplugged it, you probably wouldn't notice a difference in your hydro bills.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.03.2012
When women stop breastfeeding linked to child care options, study shows
When women stop breastfeeding linked to child care options, study shows
A new study led by Juhee Kim, a professor of kinesiology and community health, found links between mothers' participation in WIC, use of relatives for child care and shorter breastfeeding duration. Although WIC offers various incentives to mothers to promote breastfeeding, there is also a need for educational programs aimed at relative caregivers, the study indicated.

Life Sciences - Health - 13.03.2012
New Website to Open World of Neurosciences to Public
Which of the following statements are true? We only use 10 percent of our brain. Listening to classical music can make us smarter.

Economics / Business - Health - 13.03.2012
Roche receives request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission
Roche receives request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission Roche announced today that it has received a request for additional information, often referred to as a "second req

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.03.2012
Insulin, nutrition prevent blood stem cell differentiation in the fruit fly
UCLA stem cell researchers have shown that insulin and nutrition prevent blood stem cells from differentiating into mature blood cells in Drosophila, the common fruit fly, a finding that has implications for studying inflammatory response and blood development in response to dietary changes in humans.

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 12.03.2012

Health - 12.03.2012

Life Sciences - Health - 12.03.2012
Way to repair mutations in human mitrochondria
Researchers at the UCLA stem cell center and the departments of chemistry and biochemistry and pathology and laboratory medicine have identified, for the first time, a generic way to correct mutations in human mitochondrial DNA by targeting corrective RNAs, a finding with implications for treating a host of mitochondrial diseases.

Health - 12.03.2012
Potential Role for Gut Cells in Treating Type I Diabetes
New Approach to Treating Type I Diabetes? Columbia Scientists Transform Gut Cells into Insulin Factories (NEW YORK, NY, March 11, 2012) - A study by Columbia researchers suggests that cells in the patient's intestine could be coaxed into making insulin, circumventing the need for a stem cell transplant.

Health - 12.03.2012
Study hopes to find out the benefits of exercise in Type 1 diabetes
Study hopes to find out the benefits of exercise in Type 1 diabetes
Doctors from the University of Bristol are looking for volunteers, who have recently been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, to take part in an exercise study. The two-phased study will be based in local hospitals across the South West. Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease, accounts for between five and 15 per cent of all people with diabetes and is treated by daily insulin injections, a healthy diet and regular physical activity.  The disease develops when the immune system goes into overdrive and attacks the body's normal cells instead of foreign invaders.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.03.2012
A lifetime of research may be leading to a life-saving treatment for shock
Graphic illustration of the autodigestion process by Bioengineering Professor Geert Schmid-Schönbein shows (left) how digestive enzymes are normally contained within the intestine by its epithelial lining.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.03.2012

Administration - Health - 12.03.2012
More children now living with ’life limiting’ conditions
The number of children with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders or severe cerebral palsy who are surviving into adulthood has been underestimated, a new study shows. Research led from the University of Leeds, has shown that the number of children and young adults in England with a 'life limiting condition'* is far higher than had previously been thought and is increasing year on year.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.03.2012
Beliefs about genes, God, can change health communication strategies
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Beliefs about nature and nurture can affect how patients and their families respond to news about their diagnosis, according to Penn State health communication researchers. Understanding how people might respond to a health problem, especially when the recommendations for adapting to the condition may seem contradictory to their beliefs, is crucial to planning communication strategies, said Roxanne Parrott, Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Health Policy and Administration.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.03.2012
Root cause of dental phobia
Root cause of dental phobia
Women in their forties are more likely to have dental anxiety than any other age group according to a University of Sydney study into dental anxiety and phobia.

Health - 12.03.2012
Why do some heavy drinkers get liver cirrhosis and some don’t?
The US government is investing $2.5 million in a Sydney-based study to determine the role of genetics in alcoholic liver disease.

Health - Chemistry - 11.03.2012
Continuous drug manufacturing offers speed, lower costs
New system developed by MIT researchers could help transform the pharmaceutical industry.

Health - 09.03.2012
New Weight Loss Surgery Folds Stomach into Smaller Size
Patients seeking a weight-loss surgery that does not require an implanted device or permanent change to their anatomy, have a new clinical trial option at UC San Diego Health System.

Health - Earth Sciences - 09.03.2012
Ripple Effect: The Japanese Disaster One Year Later
Tsunami devestation in Japan's Miyagi prefecture (left). One year later in March 2012, a washed-up boat remains on shore.

Health - 09.03.2012
Bicyclic peptides as therapeutic agents
Bicyclic peptides as therapeutic agents
Bicyclic Peptide Inhibitor Reveals Large Interface with a Protease Target.

Health - Chemistry - 09.03.2012
How open source could help malaria treatment
How open source could help malaria treatment
In open source drug discovery all data and ideas are freely and immediately shared, and anyone may participate at any level. Mat Todd , from the University of Sydney's School of Chemistry , recently led a meeting titled Open Source Drug Discovery for Malaria, to discuss the application of the open source model to discovering drugs to treat malaria.

Health - History / Archeology - 09.03.2012
Asian origins of Machado-Joseph disease revealed
Knowledge of a disease prevalent among Northern Territory Indigenous communities has been overhauled thanks to research contributed by the University of Sydney's Garth Nicholson. "This advance in our understanding of the origins of Machado-Joseph Disease in Australia will hopefully contribute to the development of a cure of this debilitating condition which affects people from as young as 10-years-old," said Associate Professor Nicholson from the ANZAC Institute at the University.

Health - 08.03.2012
New drug saves babies with rare bone disease
New drug saves babies with rare bone disease Babies dying from an extremely rare bone disease are having their lives saved by experts at The Children´s Hospital, Sheffield and the University of Sheffield thanks to a successful drug trial.

Health - History / Archeology - 08.03.2012
New material from founder of modern human anatomy comes to Warwick
The discovery of new material from the sixteenth-century founder of modern human anatomy, Andreas Vesalius, is to be showcased at a University of Warwick seminar next week. The 1543 De Humani Corporis Fabrica (The Fabric of the Human Body) by Andreas Vesalius is one of the most famous of all medical books.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 08.03.2012
Breastfed babies less likely to be picky eaters as toddlers
Breastfed babies less likely to be picky eaters as toddlers
Breastfeeding exclusively for the first four to six months of infants' lives and delaying introduction of solid food until that time may help prevent picky eating behaviors and weight problems when c

Health - Life Sciences - 08.03.2012
Study pinpoints effects of different doses of an ADHD drug; finds higher doses may harm learning
New research with monkeys sheds light on how the drug methylphenidate may affect learning and memory in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The results parallel a 1977 finding that a low dose of the drug boosted cognitive performance of children with ADHD, but a higher dose that reduced their hyperactivity also impaired their performance on a memory test.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.03.2012
UW law professor offers look at FDA from the inside out
UW Law Professor R. Alta Charo was senior policy adviser to the commissioner at the Food and Drug Administration from August 2009 until June 2011.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.03.2012
Data in NEJM shows Novartis drug Signifor is first therapy to provide rapid, durable benefit for Cushing’s disease patients in Phase III study
Study met primary endpoint showing Signifor (pasireotide) normalized cortisol overproduction , a critical factor in controlling the debilitating endocrine disorder , , Cortisol levels decreased quickly in the majority of patients and levels were normalized in 26.3% of patients treated with pasireotide 900µg twice daily Results showed pasireotide improved key clinical manifestations of the disease, including reductions in blood pressure, c

Health - Life Sciences - 07.03.2012
Testing treatments in a virtual world
Testing treatments in a virtual world
Testing treatments in a virtual world Imagine if your GP or consultant were able to show you, through a computerised model of yourself, the effects of potential treatments on your body.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.03.2012
New Helmet Technology Reduces Brain Injury
New Helmet Technology Reduces Brain Injury
Reception and service at central level for international students after arrival at KTH.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.03.2012
£140,000 boost to develop drug that protects the heart
George Baillie, a Reader of Biochemistry within the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences has received a Translational Research grant of £142,586 from national heart charity, Heart Research UK, to explore the development of novel drugs to protect the heart.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.03.2012
New Drug Target Improves Memory in Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Cincinnati, and American Life Science Pharmaceuticals of San Diego have validated the protease cathepsin B (CatB) as a target for improving memory deficits and reducing the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in an animal model representative of most AD patients.

Health - Earth Sciences - 07.03.2012
Festival gears up for science week
Festival gears up for science week
Fancy making your own slime or chilling out with liquid nitrogen? How about discovering the microscopic world of magma or how plants keep us healthy? If you do then you're in luck as this month sees

Life Sciences - Health - 07.03.2012
Exercise changes the DNA
The genetic heredity a person is born with isn't that impossible to change as one might think. In a new study in Cell Metabolism, researchers of Karolinska Institutet show that when healthy but inactive men and women are made to exercise it actually alters their DNA - in a matter of minutes. The underlying genetic code stays the same.

Health - 06.03.2012
Nuclear experts available to discuss Fukushima one year later
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-As the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan approaches, nuclear experts from the nation's No.

Health - Veterinary - 06.03.2012
Mayo Clinic, Penn and Partners to Explore New Ways to Predict and Control Seizures
PHILADELPHIA - Mayo Clinic and partners from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, the Pere

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