- Bioterrorism- Plague As A Biological Weapon
Introduction: Bioterrorism is the utilization of microorganisms or toxins in order to produce a disease and/or death in human beings, animals or plants. Different from conventional weaponry, relatively economic means are used that allow the elimination of ...
Article - Camillo Di Cicco - Sep 2 2014 - 7:55am
- Lewis Carroll On Mercury And Autism
From an article in Rolling Stone about mercury and autism: The CDC “wants us to declare, well, that these things are pretty safe,” Dr. Marie McCormick, who chaired the [Institute of Medicine’s] Immunization Safety Review Committee, told her fellow researc ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Feb 26 2008 - 10:30am
- ABCD's Of Melanoma
Malignant Melanoma is the most aggressive of malignant cutaneous tumours. Cases with lymphonode involvement, and distant metastases, carry a very poor prognosis, (50% and 20% respectively alive in 5 years), while those presenting without evident lymphonode ...
Article - Camillo Di Cicco - Mar 25 2010 - 1:39pm
- Of Mice, Men- And Their Kidney Stones
Kidney stones are very common – and painful – in men. About 3 in 20 men (1 in 20 women) in developed countries develop them at some stage. Mice, however, rarely suffer though the precise reasons are unknown. Jeffrey S. Clark and colleagues, writing in The ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 29 2008 - 11:51pm
- Low Carb Versus Low Fat Diets: New Study Says Low Fat Lowers Risk Of Heart Disease
Low-fat diets are more effective in preserving and promoting a healthy cardiovascular system than low-carbohydrate, Atkins’-like diets, according to a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Public awareness of the ' ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2008 - 10:30am
- Estradiol Helps Prevent Hearing Loss In Women
The "female sex hormone" estradiol is present in both men and women, and is generated from testosterone in men by the protein aromatase. Estradiol plays various roles in addition to its gender-specific ones, including having effects on the hearin ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 3 2008 - 6:46pm
- Study: NutraStem Supplement Shows Stroke Benefit In Animal Models
A dietary supplement called NutraStem, also known as NT-020, is a proprietary formulation of blueberry, green tea, vitamin D3 and carnosine extracts- a combination of nutritional ingredients thought to be potent in protecting against brain damage. “Stroke ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 4 2008 - 10:13am
- PANTHER Can Detect Anthrax, Other Airborne Pathogens, In Under Three Minutes
Researchers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory have developed a powerful sensor that can detect airborne pathogens such as anthrax and smallpox in less than three minutes. The new device, called PANTHER (for PAthogen Notification for THreatening Environmental Relea ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 4 2008 - 12:00pm
- Microbacterium Hatanonis Bacteria Contaminate Hairspray
Scientists in Japan have discovered a new species of bacteria, Microbacterium hatanonis, that can live in hairspray, according to the results of a study published in the March issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2009 - 7:36pm
- Vegetables: A Different Kind Of Green For St. Patrick's Day
When you think 'green' in March, maybe you think of leprechauns or four-leaf clovers. Or maybe you think about Al Gore and hybrid vehicles clogging up the HOV lanes during rush hour. But let's not forget the original 'green' mindse ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2008 - 11:57am