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Testing soil for contamination

...is, as current testing methods are time-consuming, inconclusive and expensive. The UK, Irish, Portuguese and Swedish partners in the EUREKA project E! 2678 SS TESTER have developed a unique, hi-tech, low-cost instrument that can provide prospective buyers with an inexpensive, diagnostic tool for the rapid screeni...

Couch potatoes may be created in the womb, not at the dinner table

...environment may lead to obesity and inactivity was inconclusive because lifestyle influences obscured the linkage between metabolic predisposition and maturity-onset obesity. This research is the first to clearly separate prenatal from postnatal effects and affirms that lifestyle choices themselves may have a per...

Council for Responsible Nutrition questions WAVE study conclusions

... as being "an exaggerated recommendation based on inconclusive data." CRN noted that careful analysis of the study reveals the study showed no effects beyond random variations in response and that the researchers based their conclusions on statistically insignificant data. "In fact, the actual data showed no ...

Hopkins researchers test new molecular marker for prostate cancer

...ies. "As many as 15 percent of needle biopsies are inconclusive and must be repeated," says De Marzo. A prostate needle biopsy is an uncomfortable procedure that requires repeated needles to be placed through the rectum into the prostate to retrieve prostate cells for examination under the microscope. "Markers ...

Treadmill exercise tests point out hidden heart disease

...iology fellow at Hopkins. "Women with abnormal or inconclusive exercise tests could benefit from aggressive risk-... in Atlanta, showed that women who had abnormal or inconclusive test results were up to 2.6 times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than counterparts who...

Trial drugs for Huntingtons disease inconclusive in slowing disease

...the investigators say that overall the results are inconclusive as to whether there is real benefit from this drug...operated on the study, all agree that the data are inconclusive about whether there is clear benefit of Coenzyme Q10 on functional decline. The statistical analysi...

How did we get so smart? Study sheds light on evolution of the brain

...s of different body weights. That analysis yielded inconclusive results, suggesting that human brains were most closely related to those of spider monkeys, which are not considered to be close evolutionary relatives. However, the researchers' new results follow widely accepted evolutionary charts: mammals that ar...

Single switch triggers two immune system genes

...ious experiments testing small segments ofDNA were inconclusive in defining the RAG1/RAG2 control mechanism. In the current work, however, Nussenzweig and his colleagues used speciallymodified bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) to carry large pieces of DNAinto mouse cells. HHMI investigator Nathaniel Hei...

Compounds From Fruits, Vegetables And Grains Slow The Growth Of Human Tumor Cells

...folic acid. But clinical trialswith them have been inconclusive at best, he says. Other scientists have been examining non-nutritive compounds in plants. Elsonhas been studying compounds he calls isoprenoids, a group that includes morethan 22,000 compounds. All are derived from a parent compound called mevalonica...

Chinese And US Scientists Identify The World's Oldest Flowering Plant

...t all that's been found of the others, he said, is inconclusive evidence such as pollen, leaves and the like. "People don't know what to make of that," Dilcher said. "This, people will believe." Color or black & white photo available with this story. For information, please call News & Public Affairs photograp...

Genetic Test For Alzheimer's May Improve Diagnostic Reliability

...gene in the DNA of a patient'sblood-- by itself is inconclusive and does not provide sufficient evidence todiagnose Alzheimer's disease. Researchers discovered that when the ApoE test isadministered along with a thorough examination the validation of the clinicaldiagnosis of Alzheimer's disease could be greatly ...

Genetic "Short Circuit" Leads To Cleft Palate

...mponents in human populations have so far produced inconclusive results. Investigators like Dr. Melnick feel that the mouse model will provide the clues that eventually unravel the mysteries of cleft palate. At present, he thinks that it is still premature to pinpoint the underlying causes of cleft palate from ...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that ... an experimental model. The findings, reported in the ... , may lead to more effective treatments for ... of the leading causes of illness and death ... impact by limiting the productivity of workers and ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... has the potential to ward off depression among retirees, ... published online in The Journals of Gerontology, ... In the article " Internet Use and Depression Among ... Analysis ," the authors report that Internet use reduced ... among their study sample. , Late-life depression affects ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... ribbon representing a disease. A pink ribbon is well known ... think of with lung cancer?, Although white has been identified ... black may be the only one they think fits., A ... smokers between the ages of 51 to 79 years old, ... these patients, the emotional toll it can have and how ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... is less than 40 years away from a food ... governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. ... human history, food production will be limited on a ... energy," said Dr. Fred Davies, senior science advisor for ... become as politically destabilizing by 2050 as energy issues ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... TORONTO, April 17, 2014 Giving patients adrenaline after they ... not increase their prospects of surviving long-term, according to ... vast number of patients who have a cardiac arrest ... treating cardiac arrest for decades," said Dr. Steve Lin, ... Michael,s. "Yet, despite advances in medical treatment, long-term survival ...
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