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Negative effects of sleep restriction may linger after 1 night of recovery sleep

July 31, 2010 10:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Neurobehavioral impairments such as delayed reaction times accumulated across a period of five days when sleep was restricted to less than four hours per night. Measures of alertness improved significantly after a night of recovery sleep, with...

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SIDS surprise: Study finds that infant boys are more easily aroused from sleep than girls

July 31, 2010 10:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) At 2 to 4 weeks of age, the mean strength of a pulsatile air-jet stimulus that was required to induce arousal during quiet sleep was significantly lower in male infants than female infants. At 2 to 3 months of age when the SIDS risk peaks, this...

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Short and long sleep durations are independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease

July 31, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) The risk of any cardiovascular disease for adults who reported sleeping five hours per day or less was more than two times higher than that of people who reported a daily sleep duration of seven hours (adjusted odds ratio = 2.20). Participants who...

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Missing Puma reveals cancer conundrum

July 31, 2010 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have made a discovery that has upended scientists' understanding of programmed cell death and its role in tumor formation.

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GT solar acquires sapphire producer crystal systems

July 31, 2010 10:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Entry into fast growing sapphire market creates new revenue opportunities

How Scientists Can Police Themselves

July 30, 2010 5:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

How do scientists deal with sloppy or shoddy science? A survey found that researchers were often able to deal with minor misconduct informally. Gerald Koocher, one of the scientists behind the survey and co-author of a handbook for dealing with research misconduct, explains.

Spinning Some Silken Science

July 30, 2010 5:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Spiders and silkworms make silk by the yard. Why can’t we copy them? Silk is strong, light and flexible and is being examined for use in everything from medical sutures to advanced electronics. Silk researcher David Kaplan explains the challenges in bioengineering silk.

Vertebrate Genomes Hide Ancient Viruses

July 30, 2010 5:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in the journal PLOS Pathogens, researchers write opossums have bits of the Ebola virus mixed into their genetic code and human genomes contain snippets of the Borna virus. Study author Anna Skalka says some of the virus genetic code was inserted 40 million years ago.

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With Well Capped, How Long Will The Oil Linger?

July 30, 2010 5:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The Gulf of Mexico has a few ways of cleansing oil from its waters: it hosts legions of microbes adapted to dine on natural oil seepages, and its warm water temperatures favor the evaporation of oil. But scientists say it's still too early to know how long it will take the Gulf to recover.

Will Reading The Doc's Notes Improve Your Health?

July 30, 2010 5:38 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The Open Notes project connects some 25,000 patients with their doctors' medical notes through secure online portals. Participating doctors Tom Delbanco and Sara Fazio of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center discuss the program, and why it has some doctors worried.

Consumer Information on: OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test - P080027

July 30, 2010 5:32 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test is used to detect a patient?s exposure to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Antibodies are proteins produced by the body to fight against foreign substances, such as viruses and bacteria. The presence of the antibodies...

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Summary Information for: OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test

July 30, 2010 5:32 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test (P080027).

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NICE Recommends First Device Under New Technology Pathway

July 30, 2010 5:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has given a provisional nod to B. Braun Medical's SeQuent Please balloon catheter for use in patients with in-stent restenosis in bare metal coronary artery stents, following the recommendation of the...

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FDA Extends Comment Period on Reclassification Rule

July 30, 2010 5:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is giving devicemakers more time to comment on a proposed rule that would reclassify some devices as Class II and amend the regulations to establish special controls for others.

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Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS): Product as consumed produces a potent bleach

July 30, 2010 5:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Product sold online as a dietary supplement. When consumed as instructed, produces an industrial bleach that can cause serious harm to health.

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