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Archive for December, 2011 :


Brain Peptide Study May Lead to Cure for Alcoholism
December 30th, 2011

Research of the brain gives clue on a potential novel drug for alcohol dependence.


New Discovery that Makes Spine Transparent
December 30th, 2011

Scientists have discovered a method to make the spine visible.


Top Ten Medical Transformations
December 30th, 2011

From checklists to surgical robots, new approaches to health care are making their way into practice—with some stunning results—though for many the jury is still out.


Plasma Brush in the Dental Horizon
December 29th, 2011

Fillings may be replaced with the new developed painless plasma brush.


Weather Prediction Methods Could Predict Brain Tumors Too
December 29th, 2011

Method used to predict the weather shows promise on predicting brain tumors.


Exhaled Breath May Detect Lung Cancer
December 29th, 2011

Early detection for lung cancer may be diagnosed through exhaled breath.


Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Lipid Metabolism
December 28th, 2011

New study reveals a closer explanation on multiple sclerosis.


Medical Illustration: Art and Science Combined
December 28th, 2011

Georgia Health Sciences University offers a program on medical illustration for education purposes.


What’s the Use of Facial Expressions?
December 28th, 2011

Researchers believe facial expressions also evolve for a reason.


‘Rare’ Brain Disorder is Just Often Misdiagnosed
December 28th, 2011

Brain disorder HDLS is as common as other neurodegenerative disorders and stroke.


Obesity Rooted in Past Mother-Toddler Relationship
December 28th, 2011

The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a new study suggests.


Novel Therapy for Parkinson’s Developed
December 28th, 2011

Rabies and herpes viruses are the agents for this novel therapy on Parkinson’s disease.


Mutating Gene Linked to Arrhythmia
December 28th, 2011

Mutation of a certain gene called Tbx3 interferes with the conduction of the heart causing deadly arrhythmia.


No Publication on Bird Flu Studies
December 28th, 2011

Scientists agreed not to publish certain details of research showing how lethal bird flu can be made contagious after a U.S. biosecurity panel asked that it be kept secret for security reasons.


Senators Urge for Follow Up on New Medical Devices
December 28th, 2011

Senators want follow up review on the new medical devices to ensure safety.


Telemedicine on the Rise
December 28th, 2011

Telemedicine has its advantages and limitations.


Fatty and Sugary Foods can be Addictive, Study
December 27th, 2011

Cupcakes may be addictive, just like cocaine.


Britain to Operate First Hand Transplant by 2012
December 27th, 2011

Britain is going to carry out its first hand transplant next year at NHS Hospital.


Maggots can be Good Doctors Too
December 26th, 2011

Maggots may trump scalpels when it comes to cleaning large wounds that won’t heal easily, such as those seen in diabetics, according to French researchers.


New Ebola Vaccine Developed
December 25th, 2011

Can be stockpiled for long-term storage.


Monsanto’s GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals
December 25th, 2011

In a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences, analyzing the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto’s GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats.


Solar Paint Your House With Nanoparticles
December 25th, 2011

Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from light — electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside.


U.S. Approves Monsanto Drought-tolerant GM Corn
December 25th, 2011

Monsanto’s genetically engineered, drought resistant corn is deregulated, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday, clearing the variety for sale.


Mystery Metal ‘Space Ball’ Drops on Namibia
December 25th, 2011

A large metallic ball fell out of the sky on a remote grassland in Namibia, prompting baffled authorities to contact NASA and the European space agency.


Plant Immune System Spawns New Biopesticides
December 23rd, 2011

The US EPA has approved another highly toxic genetically engineered pesticide from Monsatano while safe and effective natural pesticides are ignored.


Bt Crops Failures & Hazards
December 23rd, 2011

The claim that genetically modified organisms are the most promising way of increasing crop yields is falsified by many independent scientific studies, as well as direct experience with GM crops in India, China, Argentina and the United States.


New Particle at Large Hadron Collider Discovered
December 23rd, 2011

Physicists have discovered another new particle.


Antibodies Developed for Diabetes Cure
December 22nd, 2011

New approach treats more than symptoms.


US Alarmed on New Deadly Strain of Bird Flu
December 21st, 2011

Fear of terrorism as university prepares to publish key details.


Artificial Pancreas Developed and to be Tested
December 18th, 2011

The FDA released guidelines on the testing procedures for the newly developed ‘artificial pancreas.


Comfort Foods Are So Comforting
December 18th, 2011

When we are feeling sad, many of us reach for comfort foods such as chocolate, ice cream, or chips. Now new research helps show how these foods boost our moods.


Student Wins 100K Science Prize for Cancer Research
December 18th, 2011

Angela Zhang, 17, wins $100,000 for a research on chemotherapy and non-invasive imaging of a tumor using nanotechnology.


Wifi May Damage Sperm
December 18th, 2011

If you are reading this on a WiFi-enabled computer, please be warned that a new study published in the Fertility and Sterility journal has linked WiFi connectivity with possible sperm damage.


Restaurants Post Calorie Discrepancies
December 18th, 2011

Most posted calorie counts for restaurant foods are generally accurate, but there can be big discrepancies, especially at sit-down restaurants, according to a new analysis.


Vegetarians Less Likely to Develop Diverticular Diseases
December 18th, 2011

A high-fiber, vegetarian-style diet may reduce the risk of developing diverticular disease, a new study suggests.


Lungs Can Now be Stored While Waiting for Transplantation
December 18th, 2011

New experimental lung transplantation approach is a success.


Oral Flu Vaccine Seems to be Promising?
December 17th, 2011

Results from a new study have suggested that an oral flu vaccine may be more effective than traditional shots in prevention of the seasonal flu.


Banned in Europe and Japan as Flame Retardant But Contained in US Sodas
December 17th, 2011

Brominated flame retardants lately are under intense scrutiny because research has shown that they are building up in people’s bodies, including breast milk, around the world.


Homeopathic Medication Slows Alzheimer’s Degeneration
December 17th, 2011

Preclinical Studies indicate symptom and disease modifying effect of a natural complex medication.


Earth Core Explored, Unexpectly Found to Contain Less Oxygen
December 17th, 2011

New earth core exploration found that oxygen is not a major light element but rather ‘reduced’ in amount.


Breaking Dawn Movie May Trigger Epilepsy as Warned by Epilepsy Group
December 16th, 2011

Light-inducing scenes of movies and televisions like Breaking Dawn reprograms brain triggering epilepsy.


Indian Study Confirms Neurological Damages of Fluoride
December 15th, 2011

Indian study proves that fluoride alters the neural cells leading to neurological damage.


Retreat of Arctic Sea Ice Is Releasing Huge Fountains of Methane
December 14th, 2011

Is It Too Late? Russian research team astonished after finding ‘fountains’ of methane bubbling to surface.


Insect Cyborgs May Become First Responders: Search and Monitor Hazardous Places
December 14th, 2011

Research conducted at the University of Michigan College of Engineering may lead to the use of insects to monitor hazardous situations before sending in humans.


Vitamin D Deficients More Likely to Die Earlier
December 14th, 2011

Study found that vitamin D deficiencts were not only susceptible to common chronic diseases but were also 2 1/2 times more likely to die.


Over 20% of the Human Genome Already Patented
December 14th, 2011

Gene patenting has been going on for over 100 years while science and technology has been continually allowing for greater advancements.


Chilean Coinjoined Twins Succesfully Separated by Doctors
December 14th, 2011

Doctors have separated conjoined twin girls in Chile after a marathon 18-hour operation that was followed on television and the internet by people all round the country.


The More Clever, The More Cheat
December 14th, 2011

Study warns creativity has a dark side.


Antidepressants Worsen Depression
December 14th, 2011

Study found that antidepressants actually worsens depression rather than heals it.


God Particle Proves Elusive
December 13th, 2011

Scientists hunting the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider have revealed the first tantalising glimpses of the mysterious particle.


Simplified 3-Month TB Regimen Endorsed
December 13th, 2011

Shorter alternative to nine-month treatment many don’t complete.


Did Deforestation Cause the Collapse of Mayan Civilization?
December 12th, 2011

Ancient Meso-American civilizations of the Mayans and Aztecs likely amplified droughts in the Yucatan and southern Mexico by clearing rainforests to make room for pastures and farmland.


A Vaccination Against Social Prejudice
December 12th, 2011

Evolutionary psychologists suspect that prejudice is rooted in survival: Our distant ancestors had to avoid outsiders who might have carried disease.


Has the “God Particle” (Higgs Boson) Been Discovered?
December 9th, 2011

Rumors are flying about a December 13 update on the search for the long-sought Higgs boson at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider.


Lunar Eclipse Will Supersize Blood-Red Moon Saturday
December 9th, 2011

A total lunar eclipse will occur early Saturday morning (Dec. 10), casting the moon into shadow and making it appear bright red and supersized.


Ancient Super-Predator Eyes Found in Australia
December 9th, 2011

Australian scientists on Thursday hailed the discovery of a pair of insect-like eyes belonging to a freakish prehistoric super-predator which trawled the seas more than 500 million years ago.


Scientists Kick Off Debate Over Barefoot Running
December 9th, 2011

Despite the cold and many other potential hazards, naked from the ankle down is the way Anna Toombs likes it, and she gets plenty of catcalls in the street as a result.


Lunar Eclipse 2011: How to Watch Moon Disappear Saturday
December 9th, 2011

Look in the western sky Saturday morning before dawn, and if theweather is clear and you’re in the right place, you will be rewarded with the last lunar eclipse of 2011.


Three-quarters of Climate Change is Man-made
December 5th, 2011

Independent study quantifies human influence on global warming.


Buildings Using Bird-Friendly Design Now Eligible for LEED Credit
December 5th, 2011

Modifying buildings’ glass reflectivity, color (including UV), texture, or opacity to avoid birds hitting glass.


Scientists Trying to Clone, Resurrect Extinct Mammoth
December 5th, 2011

Instead of Jurassic Park, try Pleistocene Park.


Google Wants You to Stop Getting Lost Indoors
December 5th, 2011

Indoor Maps has promise, but don’t count on using it to avoid getting lost at the mall this season.


Congressman Slams Military Brain-Testing Program
December 4th, 2011

Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., took to the House floor on Thursday to denounce flaws in the military’s cognitive testing program and garner support to fix it following a ProPublica and NPR story on the issue earlier this week.


Entangled Diamonds Vibrate Together
December 4th, 2011

Objects big enough for the eye to see have been placed in a weirdly connected quantum state.


Violent Video Games Alter Brain Function
December 4th, 2011

Research suggests that playing violent video games damages the brain and can make players more violent.


What is the Weight Loss Secret of a Caveman?
December 4th, 2011

Did you know that cave man didn’t eat Twinkies? It’s true! They also didn’t eat a bunch of genetically modified foods. Research shows if you eat like a caveman you can loose weight, lower your blood pressure and decrease your cholesterol levels.


New Machine That Warns You When You’ve Eaten Much
December 3rd, 2011

‘Please eat more slowly’: NHS introduces £1,500 talking plate which warns fat families about their eating habits.


Let’s Build A Beacon To Tell Aliens Who We Were
December 2nd, 2011

Somewhere in the cosmos, 36 light years away from us in the direction of the Hercules constellation, a series of electromagnetic waves stretching across 30 million miles of space carries a message from Earth.


Laptop Wi-Fi Nuke Nads (Sperm)
December 2nd, 2011

The digital age has left men’s nether parts in a squeeze, if you believe the latest science on semen, laptops and wireless connections.


How Your Cell Phone Is Killing You
December 2nd, 2011

The closer you keep a cell phone to your body, the more harm you cause.


Did Life On Earth Start With A Single Ocean-Sized Mega-Creature?
December 1st, 2011

ONCE upon a time, 3 billion years ago, there lived a single organism called LUCA. It was enormous: a mega-organism like none seen since, it filled the planet’s oceans before splitting into three and giving birth to the ancestors of all living things on Earth today.


Dutch Researcher Created A Super-Influenza Virus With The Potential To Kill Millions
December 1st, 2011

A Dutch researcher has created a virus with the potential to kill half of the planet’s population.


Patent Pending of a New Painless Circumcision Device
December 1st, 2011

Studies have shown that male circumcision greatly reduces the risk of HIV transmission. The World Health Organization is weighing approval of a new device that could make the procedure simple and painless.


Social Activity in Seniors Lowers Incidences of Degeneration
December 1st, 2011

Staying connected to other people through a wide variety of social activities can yield important health consequences as you age.


Sleeping Pills May Not be the Answer
December 1st, 2011

Taking sleep medication or calling in sick the next day is not always the best way to deal with insomnia in the long run, say Ryerson sleep researchers in a new study to be published next month.


Study: Thawing Permafrost will Worsen Global Warming
December 1st, 2011

Massive amounts of greenhouse gases trapped below thawing permafrost will likely seep into the air over the next several decades, accelerating and amplifying global warming, scientists warn.


Is Your Doctor the Best Choice?
December 1st, 2011

Who may be best suited to analyze your blood test results so you can use them to make the subtle changes necessary to achieve benefits you deserve?