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Francis Crick’s Letter to His Son About Discovery of DNA to be Auctioned in NYC

  • March 26, 2013
A letter that scientist, Francis Crick wrote to his 12-year-old son six decades ago, about the structure of the DNA, is being auctioned off in New York. In the letter to his son, he wrote that he and a colleague had found something "very beautiful" and that was the structure of DNA. The note had some hand-drawn diagrams and Christie's estimates the letter could fetch (Dollar) 1 million or more at the April 10 sale. In the letter, Crick writes to his son ...
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Quiz on SARS

  • March 26, 2013
SARS or severe acute respiratory syndrome is one of the most dreaded health conditions affecting people worldwide. How much do you know about it? Test your knowledge.
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Students at Johns Hopkins Device Cooling Cure System

  • March 26, 2013
Therapeutic hypothermia is a good way to protect against brain damage in newborns that are deprived of oxygen due to several reasons such as umbilical cord entanglement, anemia, or other causes of cerebral hypoperfusion. Most hospitals in the present day have incubator-like cooling devices that help ensure a specific temperature so that the baby recovers, but sometimes such devices are too costly.. Now, Students at Johns Hopkins have come out with an ...
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Super Foods for Women – Slideshow

  • March 26, 2013
Ladies, here's a list of super foods for you that can keep you going and be a super woman in every day life. The super foods in this slideshow are for the super woman of today.
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Tuberculosis in US Hits Record Low, Say Health Authorities

  • March 25, 2013
In the United States, cases of tuberculosis reached an all-time low, but the disease continued to affect minorities at much higher rates than whites, said health authorities. There were fewer than 10,000 US cases of TB for the first time since records began being compiled in 1953, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 9,951 recorded cases marked a 6.1 percent drop in the rate from 2011, and continued a 20-year trend of declining ...
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Scientists Identify Culprit Behind Hardening of Arteries

  • March 25, 2013
A microRNA that plays a prominent role in atherosclerosis has been discovered by scientists. This finding offers a promising target for new therapies. Atherosclerosis - otherwise known as hardening of the arteries - is a prevalent cause of death in modern societies. The condition arises from the build-up of localized fatty deposits called plaques in the arteries. Macrophages, the phagocytic cells of the immune system, migrate to these ...
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Anti-inflammatory Drug Helps Combat Flu

  • March 25, 2013
Naproxen - pain reliever was found to exhibit antiviral activity against influenza A virus, find researchers. New influenza vaccines must be developed annually, because the surface proteins they target mutate rapidly, the way cars used to get a whole new look every year. The researchers, led by Anny Slama-Schwok of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Jouy en Josas, France, found a much more stable, reliable target for anti-influenza ...
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Disease Experts Warn of Untreatable Tuberculosis Risk

  • March 25, 2013
Disease experts called for more funding to fend off the risk of an untreatable strain of tuberculosis (TB) emerging. In a series of papers in the Lancet medical journal to mark World TB Day on Sunday, they warned that health systems risked being overwhelmed by increasing numbers of drug-resistant TB patients. Already, more than 30 percent of newly-diagnosed patients in parts of eastern Europe and central Asia have multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB, ...
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Molecular Control Switch for Preterm Lung Disorders Discovered

  • March 25, 2013
Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified the key molecules switch on stress pathways in preterm lung disorders. The findings are published online ahead of print in the March issue of iAmerican Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology/i. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common chronic lung disease in premature infants and does not have any specific treatment. The disorder affects about 97% of infants with birth ...
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Bitter Melon Holds Cure for Cancer

  • March 25, 2013
Extract of bitter melon was found to hold the key to cure cancer. Bitter melon, a vegetable common in India and known as 'karela' in Hindi is often used in Indian and Chinese cooking. "The goal of our study is to see if a complementary alternative medicine treatment based upon bitter melon can stop the spread of head and neck cancer," she said. Ray studies using bitter melon extract to prevent or treat cancer by thwarting the spread of cancer cells. ...
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