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Study gives US a 'C' for lagging support of international reproductive health and population efforts
..., the U.S. falls to 11th place. The U.S. does even worse
when it comes to overall development assistance, devoting only.13 percent of its gross national income in 2002, in stark contrast to the Netherlands' .81 percent of GNI. In terms of policy, the Bush administration has undermined key international re...
Extinction in ocean's mud presages key ecological changes
...s sediment mixing in our models, things can be far worse
or not quite as bad, depending on the particular order in which species disappear." To maintain the functional necessities of an ecosystem, the study also suggests, that both the total number of species and the particular types of species go...
New gene target found for common brain tumors in children
...that children with high Notch2 gene activity fared worse
in the course of their disease than those with less activity in Notch2. The researchers report that a drug first developed for Alzheimer's disease called DFK-167, which blocks activation of all Notch proteins, reduces growth of cancerous cells in ...
Pediatric cardiology researchers describe findings in neurologic outcomes, heart devices
...alled tetralogy of Fallot were more likely to have worse
neurological outcomes following surgery if they also had a genetic syndrome or a particular variant of a gene. Children with tetralogy of Fallot are born with multiple abnormal heart structures. Even with the heart defect, children without genetic sy...
Fat buildup found in hearts of obese or diabetic heart failure patients
...t doesn't stop in the blood vessels, it's actually worse
in heart muscle cells," Taegtmeyer said. "We also report in this paper that diabetes and obesity appear to cause metabolic irregularities in the heart tissue." Gene expression and protein findings in the paper provide potential long-term targets for...
Calorie restriction leads to some brain benefits but not others in mice
...n. Old animals fed normal diets were significantly worse
at these tasks. But calorie restriction had almost...Old mice, regardless of their diet, performed much worse
than young mice on this task when they were required to learn different consecutive platform locatio...
Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years
...ion of objects they had seen before. They also got worse
at recognizing objects they had encountered on the previous day. These difficulties worsened as the rats grew older, much more rapidly than in rats that were raised for their first week of life under more nurturing conditions. In collaboration ...
FSU scientist links iron imbalance to Parkinson's disease
...Americans each year. But excessive iron levels are worse
-- much worse. The findings from a study by Florida State University scientist Cathy Levenson are described in "The Role of Dietary Iron Restrictions in a Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease" and will appear in an upcoming edition of Experimental N...
Does a time delay between prostate cancer diagnosis and start of radiation treatment matter?
...agnosis to receive radiation treatment do not fare worse
than those who have treatment sooner. That is the result of a new study by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center presented today at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Atlanta, Ga. "The time bet...
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