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Calculated risk

...ity (non-inherited) to repair DNA damage increases chances of getting head and neck cancer. Smoking damages D... OGG activity and smoking can skyrocket a person's chances of becoming ill with a smoking-related cancer. Also participating in the study were Dalia Elinger of...

Male-killing bacteria makes female butterflies more promiscuous

... know that the packages are smaller and that their chances of having been impregnated after mating are lower than usual. This just makes them more rampant!" The male-killling bacterium is transmitted from mother to son and actually kills the son before the embryo hatches into a caterpillar. Only female off...

Cambodian vulture nests offer hope for species

... areas in the world, and therefore one of the last chances for recovery for the species, now listed as "Critically Endangered" by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). "We discovered the nests on top of a hill where two other vulture species were also found, one of whichthe white-rumped vultureis also 'Cr...

Standard therapy more effective than diabetes drug in helping women with PCOS achieve pregnancy

...ted that while metformin alone did not improve the chances for pregnancy, it was useful for lowering the high blood testosterone levels that occur with PCOS. ...

Breakthrough in understanding type 2 diabetes as key genes identified

...o change things such as their diet to reduce their chances of developing the disorder. We can also use what we know about the specific genetic mutations associated with type-2 diabetes to develop better treatments." The scientists reached their conclusions after comparing the genetic makeup of 700 people...

Columbia University Medical Center awarded $3 million to drive Alzheimer's genetics research

... will allow us to develop treatments to reduce the chances of high-risk individuals becoming afflicted with this devastating disease. The Merrill Lynch Foundation is honored to support Columbia Universitys Taub Institute in their groundbreaking efforts to undercover the root causes of Alzheimers, said Eddy...

Long-lived deep-sea fishes imperiled by technology, overfishing

...sh may only produce a handful of offspring and the chances of survival by an individual are low. In other species, including orange roughy and oreos, an individual fish produces thousands of eggs most of which die through predation or starvation. "One of the things we need to know more about is how the fis...

Largest genomic search finds genes that may contribute to autism

...n of another gene that may contribute to a child's chances of having autism. The findings, based on genetic ..., just as there are genes that heighten a person's chances for inheriting breast cancer or heart disease. Autism is actually a spectrum of disorders that inhi...

'Bridge' protein spurs deadliest stages of breast cancer

...r victims can survive before metastasis, but their chances decrease significantly when the cancer cells have spread. If we can understand precisely how Gab-2 functions in metastasis, then we might be able use this knowledge to design treatments that would block the deadly metastasis." Feng, who studies molec...

JCI table of contents -- February 22, 2006

...y showing signs of SMA-like disease improved their chances of survival and attenuated their disease symptoms. This study therefore provides support for the idea that hydroxamic acid HDAC inhibitors should be developed for the treatment of individuals with SMA. TITLE: Trichostatin A increases SMN expression...

Drug blocks lethal motor-neuron disease in mice

...y showing signs of SMA-like disease improved their chances of survival and attenuated their disease symptoms. This study therefore provides support for the idea that hydroxamic acid HDAC inhibitors should be developed for the treatment of individuals with SMA....

Study to look at aspirin as aid to conception, healthy pregnancy

...rial to test whether aspirin can improve a woman's chances of becoming pregnant and of maintaining a pregnancy to term. UB's portion of the study is funded by a $2.8 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development. The trial is aimed at women who have miscarried a pregnancy in th...

Nectar is not a simple soft drink

... Certain nectar blends seem to increase a flower's chances of being visited by useful pollinators while discouraging nectar thieves. Nicotine, the most abundant repellent found, affected both pollinators and nectar thieves in the same way. The visitors removed less nectar per visit when nicotine was prese...

MIT engineer works toward clean water, more

...on to people's lives and to improve our collective chances of development and security," said Murcott. With co-evolutionary design, technical designers from developed countries become partners with the user communities, who are experts in their local conditions. With the MIT Nepal Water Project, Murcott po...

Largest physics meeting of the year, in Denver

...opods - and to explore new grounds, increasing its chances of finding food. It is unclear how the microorganism remembers its previous steps, but one hypothesis is that the formation of pseudopods leaves temporary "scars" in the cell's cytoskeleton, making it more likely that the next pseudopod will point in...

Too much weight spells double trouble for couples trying to conceive

...002 and found that if both partners were obese the chances of the couple having to wait for more than a year before the woman became pregnant were nearly three times higher (2.74) than for a normal weight couple. If both partners were overweight, the likelihood they would have to wait longer than a year was ...

Research strengthens link between smoking, pancreatic cancer

...le who quit smoking can dramatically improve their chances of avoiding cancers. "If these chemicals act like cancer promoters and not initiators," Trosko said, "then quitting smoking can assist in interrupting the process."...

Aging boosts chances that a family line will be long-lived

...n two organisms during reproduction, increases the chances that the individual's line will continue to reproduce for many generations to come, a new study indicates. The earliest organisms, single-celled creatures called prokaryotes, which include bacteria, probably did not age but rather divided damaged ...

Ultrasound could help couples undergoing IVF

...onse might be used to counsel patients as to their chances of success, and help clinicians decide the starting dose of hormones used to stimulate the patient's ovaries for the best results. After around age 40, the ovaries' size decreases - an early sign that the number of follicles, and potential eggs, is d...

Study: Chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth better for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

...e worlds foremost medical journals, finds that the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting are almost twice as high if bystanders perform chest-compression-only resuscitation instead of traditional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with mouth-to-mouth breathing. The study analyz...

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(Date:4/20/2014)... long known that people with Down syndrome have a ... childhood, they haven,t been able to explain why. ... uncovered a connection between the two conditions. , In ... Nature Genetics , the researchers track the genetic chain ... syndrome to the cellular havoc that occurs in ALL. ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 ... substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the ... active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient ... drugs, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology ... quickly assess suspected counterfeit drugs and then characterize ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... world population predicted to reach 9 billion by ... that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, according ... habitat that supports it might be an increasingly ... three-quarters of the land surface is directly affected ... human-caused impacts such as climate change. But what ...
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