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Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

...orms may change and are not set standards based on beauty or medical ideals. Many economists believe that people eat more -- and thus gain weight -- when food prices drop, but thats just part of the story behind the nations dramatic weight gain since the late 1970s, according to the researchers. The f...

UCLA researchers develop new nanomaterials to deliver anti-cancer drugs to cells

...to human cancer cells to induce cell death. The beauty of our findings is that these nanoparticles are biocompatible, contain tubular pores and are relatively easy to modify, Zink said. Additional modification by attaching a ligand against a cancer-cell-specific receptor can make the nanoparticles recogn...

UK scientists set their sights on cure for AMD

...therapy for a currently untreatable condition. The beauty of this Project is that there are three specialist groups working in parallel; a team in Sheffield, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital. Working in conjunction, they will be respectively safety testing the cells in Sheffie...

Garlic hope in infection fight

...ich breaks down elastic tissue in the lung. "The beauty of this approach is that we may be able to render the germ harmless without killing it. If we use a conventional antibiotic which kills the Pseudomonas, there will always be some survivors, some of which may develop antibiotic resistance. The trick i...

Transdermal vaccine effective in treating Alzheimer's disease in mouse model

...sychiatry, USF Department of Psychiatry. "The beauty is that something as simple and non-invasive as a skin patch could potentially be a promising therapy for Alzheimer's disease," said study coauthor Terrence Town, PhD. The Alzheimer's vaccine works by triggering the immune system to recognize Ab --...

BC physicists transmit visible light through miniature cable

...can carry a broad spectrum of visible light. "The beauty of our nanocoax is that it lets us squeeze visible light through very small geometric dimensions. It also allows us to transmit light over a distance that is at least 10 times its wavelength," says BC Physics Prof. Kris Kempa, a co-author of the arti...

Math model predicts cancer behavior

...f tumor growth in about eight hours, he said. "The beauty of our model is that it really represents the cancer cells very well," Quaranta said. "Sandy (Anderson) was able to capture the random behavior of cells." In the model, when cells divide they randomly choose from a set of 100 different "phenotypes" ...

Large subset of learning disabled children can be quickly identified by new diagnostic device

...nse from the University for the technology. "The beauty of BioMAP as a diagnostic tool is that it does not require a child to follow directions or perform an assigned task," says Kraus. "Instead, it objectively measures whether a child's nervous system is able to accurately translate sounds into brain wav...

Gamma Knife offers non-invasive treatment for vascular disorders, tumors in the brain

...ional experts on stereotactic radiosurgery. "The beauty of the Gamma Knife is that you can treat incredibly small targets with a precision of one-tenth of a millimeter," said Dr. Timmerman. "This minimizes the risk of damage to healthy tissue next to the target. In addition, we can block selected radiatio...

M. D. Anderson teaches the art of aromatherapy to soothe and heal

...use oils? Widely sold in health food stores and beauty chain stores, essential oils do have chemical properties that can affect the brain and enter the bloodstream, and for some patients may be toxic when combined with common cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Perez says essenti...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2006

...ion, all suffer from significant shortcomings. The beauty of the gel-like substance developed by a team that includes UT's Stacy Hutchens and Barbara Evans and Hugh O'Neill of ORNL's Chemical Sciences Division is that it mimics the way bone grows in the body. Grafting with this material could improve healin...

Womens skin tone influences perception of beauty, health, age, sociobiologists find

... tone plays a significant role in the way her age, beauty and health is perceived," says study co-author Dr. Bernhard Fink, Senior Scientist in the Department for Sociobiology/Anthropology at the University of Goettingen, Germany. "Skin tone homogeneity can give visual clues about a person's health and repr...

The $6 billion (hu)man is becoming reality, as bionics restores or expands humans' abilities

...ower while preventing back and other injuries. The beauty of this type of exoskeleton, he says, is that it combines the intellect of humans and the strength of machines. His laboratory currently is improving the system's speed and flexibility. Dr. Timothy Marler describes SantosTM, a new kind of complete w...

PENN surgeons offer transfusion-free heart surgery to all

...ay receive six or twelve units of platelets. "The beauty of this option, if you choose it for reasons other than religious convictions, is that if you have it done, you can still get a transfusion during surgery to save your life if it becomes medically necessary," states Bridges. "However, by and large, w...

Moderately heavy models may actually lower women's self-esteem

...dels have long been accused of setting unrealistic beauty standards and lowering self-esteem. Some companies, such as Dove, have switched to using more realistic-looking models in conjunction with empowering messages. However, an important new study in the March 2006 issue of the Journal of Consumer Researc...

Tufts University receives federal grant to address occupational risks among immigrants

...ainters or in small businesses such as nail salons beauty salons and auto body shops. They often receive inadequate training about the hazards and how to do the job safely, and as a result frequently develop illnesses and injuries that are often unseen and unmet," said Dr. Rose Goldman, chief, Occupational ...

Viral, gold nanoparticles can assemble themselves to potentially find and treat disease

...unsuccessfully, for a long time," Souza says. "The beauty of this approach is that the phage can already be screened and selected to either target a certain cell type in the body, or home to certain tissues," Pasqualini says. During their preliminary work, Souza discovered that certain properties of the ca...

First impressions of beauty may demonstrate why the pretty prosper

..." offered further evidence that our preference for beauty might be hard-wired. People who participated in ...tractiveness. The first study tested the idea that beauty can be assessed rapidly by asking study participants to rate faces pictures of non-famous males and...

NYU Child Study Center expert co-authors 'Who Invented Lemonade?'

...oshua Shaw, COO of Go SMILE, a comprehensive smile beauty regimen to whiten and maintain a beautiful smile; and Alexandra Barzvi, Ph.D., Clinical Director of the Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders at the NYU Child Study Center. "As a psychologist it has become clear to me that positive thinking is at ...

Hundreds of thousands celebrate 'Move It or Lose It!'

... other World Osteoporosis Day activities: Seven beauty queens championed strong bones, the role of exercise, and the need for young girls to build strong bones through adequate exercise and healthy nutrition, at a media event in Bangkok, Thailand on September 27. IOF released the song "Un Cuerpo Sano/A...

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