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Hong Kong think tank calls for pollution standards

In one of the world's fastest growing industrial regions, a study finding that a class of pollutants exist at levels four times that of U.S. air quality standards has prompted a Hong Kong public policy group to call for government standards on fine particulate matter. The finding was released by Civic Exchange, a non-profit public policy think tank comprised of scientists as well as representativ...

No significant genetic difference in viruses responsible for two major Hong Kong SARS outbreaks

The possibility that two different strains of the SARS virus were...responsible for the Prince of Wales Hospital and Amoy Gardens outbreaks in...Hong Kong earlier this year is disputed by authors of a research letter in...this week's issue of THE LANCET.... ...SARS is a global health concern. The apparent increased frequency of...diarrhoea (73% compared with 20%), admission to intensive care (32%...

Emory's Jeffrey Koplan joins Hong Kong SARS expert committee in report to government

Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, vice president for academic...health affairs at Emory University, is one of 11 international public...health experts who reported today to the Hong Kong government on...lessons learned from that country's SARS outbreak. The SARS Expert...Committee was commissioned last May to review the management and...control of the epidemic and to identify lessons to be learned to....

A new strain of flu has turned up in Hong Kong

.As the northern hemisphere gears up for the annual flu season, another exotic.strain of the disease has turned up in Hong Kong. Although health officials are.anxious not to cause panic, the Hong Kong strain is being monitored closely.because it seems to have jumped from pigs-the animals thought to have been the.origin of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic that killed an estimated 20 million.people w...
(Date:4/22/2014)... scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol ... atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes ... condition develops when fat builds inside blood vessels over ... reducing their ability to feed oxygen-rich blood to the ... of experiments, described April 7 in the journal ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... (SALT LAKE CITY)A computational tool developed at the University ... with unknown gene mutations in three separate cases, U ... new study in The American Journal of Human ... Re-ranking tool), identifies undiagnosed illnesses and unknown gene mutations ... proteins that code for genes are made, in individual ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... is available in German . ... of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of ... shown how double stranded RNA, such as viral genetic information, ... the immune response against viral infection, the protein ADAR1 moves ... modifies viral RNA to inhibit reproduction of the virus. But ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... influenced by low exposure to testosterone in the womb, ... men,s testosterone levels may be determined before they are ... the hormone than others is important because testosterone is ... hormone have been linked to obesity, diabetes and heart ... for producing testosterone in adults known as Leydig ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... waited in line and most of us have gotten ... like. , For Will Mather, assistant professor of ... Integrated Science Curriculum, studying lines, or queues, has been ... bottlenecks that limit the recycling of proteins. , The ... professor, has received attention from the National Science Foundation ...
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