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Mount Everest - A Living Laboratory

Mount Everest - A Living Laboratory

Posted Sun, 25 Mar 2012 20:39:01 GMT by Michael Evans

The rarified atmosphere and lack of oxygen at high altitudes on Mount Everest can produce symptoms in climbers that replicate heart disease, obesity and old age. A team from the Mayo Clinic will be monitoring the effects of this on nine climbers during an expedition in April/May this year.

Mount Everest - A Living Laboratory

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

Posted Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Popcorn is the ultimate snack, containing high levels of antioxidants, fibre and whole grain, say scientists.

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

Smoking - 50 years of progress - but not worldwide

Smoking - 50 years of progress - but not worldwide

Posted Sat, 10 Mar 2012 10:09:00 GMT by Michael Evans

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Royal College of Physician's report of the dangers of smoking that eventually led to greater UK public awareness of its health risks. In other countries, particularly those in Asia, this awareness is not present, smoking levels continue to be high with inevitable results for the future.

Smoking - 50 years of progress - but not worldwide

Eggs from Stem Cells excite the imagination

Eggs from Stem Cells excite the imagination

Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:55:58 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Some mammals can produce eggs into their adult life, providing hope that stem cells could become a staple of medical ideas. New research explores human female ovary capabilities.

Eggs from Stem Cells excite the imagination

Avocado compound helps fight hospital bacteria

Avocado compound helps fight hospital bacteria

Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:54:11 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A natural compound from a Chilean avocado plant has been found that helps antibiotics fight the common Staphylococcus infection, which is the biggest source of an infection following an operation.

Avocado compound helps fight hospital bacteria

Boys Faces and Fingers

Boys Faces and Fingers

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:04:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Boys', post-natally, have large concentrations of testosterone, then it rapidly decreases to the same level as girls. Particular effects have now been noted on the digits and robustness of face in 4-11 year-old boys. The relationship between the index (2D) and ring (4D )fingers is controlled by two special alleles (named Homeobox).

Boys Faces and Fingers

Speech from the brain

Speech from the brain

Posted Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:37:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Something analogous with brainwaves tells us what parts of speech are being matched by neural areas in the auditory cortex. Details of frequency can be extracted and recorded along with their fluctuations and the rhythm of syllables tripping off the tongue.

Speech from the brain

The price of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution

The price of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution

Posted Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:01:01 GMT by Ines Morales

New research warns that the economic costs of asthma caused by traffic pollution are higher than previously thought.

The price of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

There is hope that an active ingredient found in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, could be used to help with the treatment of depression. Two scientific studies published this week show how activity in certain parts of the brain is subdued by the ingredient found in magic mushrooms, psilocybin.

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Bushmeat in NYC!

Bushmeat in NYC!

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 18:27:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Illegal wildlife products include live rats, chimpanzees and monkeys (bushmeat), but meat from these creatures is also imported. At risk of infecting humans are the RNA viruses, herpes viruses, retroviruses and many other potential health problems.

Bushmeat in NYC!

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:09:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The death of someone close increases the risk of a heart attack 21 times in the first 24-hours, say Boston scientists.

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

Run Don't Walk

Run Don't Walk

Posted Fri, 06 Jan 2012 13:54:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Biomedical engineers Dr. Gregory Sawicki and Dr. Dominic Farris have looked at the relationship between the gastrocnemius muscle and the Achilles tendon.

Run Don't Walk

Calories, not protein, causes weight gain

Calories, not protein, causes weight gain

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 18:21:00 GMT by James Mathews

You will be interested to know the new findings from a study conducted with 25 healthy individuals who were put into a controlled setting and fed random diets. It was found that those consuming low protein diets had less weight gain compared to the individuals who had normal and high protein diets.

Calories, not protein, causes weight gain

Avoiding accidents on ice

Avoiding accidents on ice

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 03:40:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

With relatively warm temperatures, more accidents are occurring on ice. Now the National Drowning Prevention Alliance has provided hints on how to stay safe on bodies of frozen water.

Avoiding accidents on ice

Breast cancer and the environment

Breast cancer and the environment

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:17:01 GMT by Ines Morales

A review of research on environmental risk factors for breast cancer. These days, all over the world and in the United States in particular, breast cancer is one of the most common health risks for women.

Breast cancer and the environment

The drawback of eating starch

The drawback of eating starch

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:02:00 GMT by Ines Morales

The link between starch intake levels and risk for breast cancer recurrence. So many different factors go into the development of breast cancer: physiological changes; environmental factors; genetic predisposition.

The drawback of eating starch

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Spider bites and necrosis!

Posted Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:37:00 GMT by JW Dowey

How AIDS moved from chimpanzees and, now, gorillas.

Posted Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mosquitoes have the best malaria strategy!

Posted Sun, 08 Feb 2015 11:10:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

Posted Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:11:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

Posted Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whale genes needed for age research

Posted Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:44:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Natural Human Lives

Posted Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Die, diesel, die !

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Babies are all meant to be the same!

Posted Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Posted Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

World Suicide Prevention Day ~ 10th September

Posted Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:18:51 GMT by Michael Evans

Optimistic people wired differently

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:37:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July

Posted Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:01:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:51:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Increased fibre intake could prevent common bowel disorder

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:51:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Americans sicker than the English say scientists

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:16:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Pilgrimage warning after Pakistan polio discovery

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:15:32 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Causative link in fish between Bromine concentrations and Mercury deposits

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:39:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

'Celebrity Tap' water launched

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:11:00 GMT by Louise Saunders

Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater Toxic To Bangladesh Economy

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 08:29:01 GMT by Emma McNeil