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Chronically sleep deprived? You can't make up for lost sleep

..., immune and endocrine functions. Sleep-restricted people also reported not feeling sleepy even though their performance on tasks declined. The Northwestern teams results suggest that animals may undergo a change in their need for sleep, or in their sleep homeostat, in situations where normal sleep time i...

Scientists find endangered grey-shanked doucs in Vietnam

... is like finding a new country with over 1 billion people in it, said Ben Rawson, a Regional Wildlife Biologist for CIs Indo-Burma Program. We now have a much greater opportunity to overcome the very serious threats faced by this species and prevent its disappearance from our planet. Grey-shanked doucs, f...

Antibody linked to MS significantly higher in spinal fluid of blacks

... Neurology. Epidemiologists estimate that 400,000 people in the United States have MS. Symptoms, which often strike in episodic bursts, include bladder and bowel dysfunction, memory problems, fatigue, dizziness, depression, difficulty walking, numbness, pain and vision problems. The disease is more common ...

Generalized reciprocity in rats

...he past helper's identity. For example, in humans, people who found a coin in the coin return of a telephone were more likely to help a stranger pick up dropped papers than control subjects who had not previously found money. In humans, this can be explained by cultural experience as well as by natural sele...

Key to tackling malaria may lie in bed nets for adults and older children

...mmunity from malaria, which kills over one million people each year. Current international guidelines reco...al to the world community to give a respite to the people of Africa, the majority of whom live in abject poverty. Free provision of at least three long lastin...

Europe struggles to meet the challenges posed by PGD patients travelling abroad

... ways across Europe, he said. The free movement of people and goods around the EU is a welcome development, but there are disadvantages to such cross-border flow in relation to PGD where such treatment is prohibited in the familys country of origin. The evidence provided in this study suggests that docto...

Health Physics Society

...es; the first estimates of total radiation dose to people living near the Trinity nuclear test; a newly expa...m the explosion. As a result of the nuclear test, people in nearby areas were exposed to radiation by breathing contaminated air and drinking contaminated wa...

Tick-related disease thrives on cholesterol, study suggests

... misdiagnosis can be devastating. Young, healthy people probably don't develop very severe symptoms, Rikih...tates , where anywhere from 400 to more than 1,000 people contract the disease each year. It is transmitted by the bite of Ixodes scapularis, or deer tick. De...

More swimmers means more pathogens in the water

... and diarrhea. They can be particularly harmful to people with compromised immunity. Our research suggests it would be best to test the water when the beach is active to determine if it is safe for recreational use, said Thaddeus K. Graczyk, PhD, co-author of both studies and associate professor with the ...

M. D. Anderson team identifies new oncogene for brain cancer

...at gliomas, Zhang says. Gliomas kill about 13,000 people in the United States annually. The possibilities are not limited to brain cancer, Fuller notes, because of the pervasive overexpression of IGFBP2 documented in other cancer types. The gene is expressed only at low levels in normal cells, which wou...

Early fire risk for mountains near Los Angeles

...this to help them plan where and when to put their people and equipment. Homeowners may find this useful for knowing when fire danger will be high so they can be better prepared to evacuate, clear brush from around their homes and watch for arsonists. Study co-author Max Moritz, a wildland fire specialis...

Cell receptor may lead to new 'biomarker' for pancreatic cancer

...y treat -- the disease that kills more than 33,000 people each year. In laboratory studies led by Andrew Lowy, MD, and Susan Waltz, PhD, the Cincinnati researchers found that a specific cell receptor -- known as the RON receptor tyrosine kinase -- was overexpressed, or increased, in pancreatic cancer cel...

Cloned pigs help scientists towards a breakthrough in Alzheimer's

... Alzheimers disease. In the US alone, 5 million people suffer from this human brain disorder and globally the number is set at approx. 24 million (source: Alzheimer's Disease International: http://www.alz.co.uk/ ) - In the light of the intense focus on medical research at the University of Copenhagen...

Alcohol abuse is in the genes

..., although alcohol consumption does not affect all people in the same way, differences in endorphin levels m...nd teenagers should be launched before these young people make contact with alcohol. Alcohol awareness is fundamental to prevent addiction, the researcher aff...

UCF professor finds bacterial pathogen may be key to understanding cancer development

... have not been properly cooked. Pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems are particularly susceptible. To avoid contamination, Ireton suggests cooking all meats thoroughly, avoiding dairy products that are not pasteurized and washing all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consumptio...

Loss of cell's 'antenna' linked to cancer's development

...cting more than 600,000 Americans and 12.5 million people worldwide. In this incurable syndrome, patients develop numerous, fluid-filled cysts on the kidneys. For many patients, chronic pain is a common problem. PKD leads to kidney failure in about half of cases, requiring kidney dialysis or a kidney tr...

Autism theory put to the test with new technology

... of another individual affect our own, and whether people with autism react differently than the rest of the...ther individual" Sadly this is often the case for people with autism, a complex neurological, developmental disability that affects over 50,000 Canadians. A ...

Desertification: UN experts prescribe global policy overhaul to avoid looming mass migrations

...approaches to the issue or face mass migrations of people driven from degraded homelands within a single gen...ample, says Prof. van Ginkel. One-third of all people on Earth about 2 billion in number are potential victims of desertifications creeping effect. And...

Scientists discover role of enzyme in DNA repair

...asellas says. Indeed, scientists already know that people deficient in ATM develop such genetic abnormalities, cell transformation and tumor development. Although its too soon to say whether these laboratory discoveries will translate into clinical use, Casellas is enthused about the work. With this new tec...

World Wildlife Fund warns against iron dumping experiment near the Galapagos Islands

...on with disregard for marine life and the lives of people who rely on the sea is unacceptable. According to a summary by the United States Government submitted to the International Maritime Organization, Planktos, Inc. a for-profit company will dump up to 100 tons of iron dust this month in a 36 square m...

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(Date:8/28/2014)... Athens, Ga. The support of peer groups ... effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of ... mothers in the Athens-Clarke County area determined that ... the outcomes of mothers of infants. , "Mothers ... be successful at breastfeeding," said study co-author Alex ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014  Privacy Advocate and ... Jennifer Lynch , joins the lineup of biometric ... second annual Biometrics UnPlugged Executive Summit in ... Previously announced speakers include Steven Rahman, Director, Technology ... Public Sector at Experian. The theme of this year,s ...
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