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Could HIV-infected organs save lives?

March 30, 2011 5:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) If Congress reversed its ban on allowing people with HIV to be organ donors after their death, roughly 500 HIV-positive patients with kidney or liver failure each year could get transplants within months, rather than the years they currently...

URI scientist discovers 54 beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup

March 30, 2011 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Rhode Island) A University of Rhode Island researcher has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health.

Genes relate to level of alcohol consumption among Asians

March 30, 2011 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) In a study of 1,721 Korean male drinkers aged 40 years in an urban population-based cohort, and another sample of 1,113 male drinkers from an independent rural cohort, information on average daily alcohol consumption was collected and DNA samples...


Nature study shows common lab dye is a wonder drug -- for worms

March 30, 2011 10:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Buck Institute for Age Research) Basic Yellow 1, a dye used in neuroscience labs around the world to detect damaged protein in Alzheimer's disease, is a wonder drug for nematode worms. Thioflavin T extended lifespan in healthy worms by more than 50 percent and slowed the disease...

Blood simple circuitry for cyborgs

March 30, 2011 5:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Could electronic components made from human blood be the key to creating cyborg interfaces? Circuitry that links human tissues and nerve cells directly to an electronic device, such as a robotic limb or artificial eye might one day be possible thanks to...

Study: Emissions trading doesn't cause pollution 'hot spots'

March 29, 2011 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University) Critics worry that trading emissions allowances will create heavily polluted "hot spots" in low-income and minority communities. But a new study from Indiana University finds the problem hasn't materialized.

Announcement of 2011 awards from the Human Frontier Science Program

March 29, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Human Frontier Science Program) The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) is pleased to announce the names of the recipients of HFSP international postdoctoral fellowships, Career Development Awards and research grants. HFSP awards are made in each...

Smoking in combination with immunosuppression poses greater risk for transplant-related carcinoma

March 29, 2011 9:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Spanish researchers have found that liver transplant recipients who quit smoking have a lower incidence of smoking-related malignancies (SRM) than patients who keep smoking. In fact, SRMs were identified in 13.5 percent of deceased patients and smoking was...


Scientists Without Borders awards $10,000 to solvers of maternal health and nutrition challenge

March 29, 2011 7:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(New York Academy of Sciences) Scientists Without Borders, a public/private partnership dedicated to developing, advancing, and sharing innovative approaches to solve pressing global development challenges, today announced three winning solutions in the $10,000 Scientists Without...

Fibroids cause women's lower urinary tract problems: uterine fibroid embolization helps

March 29, 2011 5:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Society of Interventional Radiology) Uterine fibroid embolization -- an interventional radiology treatment for the noncancerous yet very common growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus -- improves a number of women's lower urinary tract problems that are...

Moderate sleep and less stress may help with weight loss

March 29, 2011 3:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Kaiser Permanente) If you want to increase your chances of losing weight, reduce your stress level and get adequate sleep. A new Kaiser Permanente study found that people trying to lose at least 10 pounds were more likely to reach that goal if they had lower stress levels and...

Predicting serious drug side effects before they occur

March 28, 2011 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Writing in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics, at team from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, has developed a new model that tests show is 99.87 percent accurate in predicting adverse drug reactions among...

Demographics cloud optimism on black violent crime decrease

March 28, 2011 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Penn State) Optimism about studies that show a drop in the black percentage of crime may be dampened by demographic trends and statistical aberrations, according to a group of criminologists.


Some women worry too much about breast cancer returning, U-M study finds

March 28, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Michigan Health System) Most women face only a small risk of breast cancer coming back after they complete their treatment. Yet a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds that nearly half of Latinas who speak little English...

Certain breast cancer patients worry excessively about recurrence

March 27, 2011 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A new study has found that certain types of women with early stage breast cancer are vulnerable to excessive worrying about cancer recurrence. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also indicates that...

Organizers pick key presentations at ACS 241st National Meeting & Exposition

March 27, 2011 4:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Organizers of the technical program at the ACS's 241st National Meeting & Exposition have identified these highlights from their own division or committee's presentations. The technical program is a journalistic treasure trove for spot news, features,...

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina sets up new standing committees

March 25, 2011 8:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Leopoldina) The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has set up seven new standing committees in order to be able to work more intensively on topics of the future.

Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., receives Eighth Annual AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research

March 25, 2011 8:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., will receive the Eighth Annual AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research. Horwitz conducted pioneering research by discovering the mechanism of action of the chemotherapeutic drug paclitaxel (Taxol),...

Inadequate diet can lead to anemia in postmenopausal women

March 24, 2011 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) A new study published in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association indicates that inadequate nutrition is linked to a greater risk of anemia in postmenopausal women.

Higher prevalence of psychiatric symptoms found in children with epilepsy

March 24, 2011 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A newly published report reveals that children with epilepsy are more likely to have psychiatric symptoms, with gender a determining factor in their development. Findings showed that girls had more emotional problems, while boys had more hyperactivity/inattention...

Gay couples could benefit from testing together

March 24, 2011 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Springer) A number of American men who have sex with men are supportive of couples-based voluntary HIV counseling and testing (CVCT), in which couples receive counseling and their HIV test results together, according to a new study by Dr. Rob Stephenson from Rollins School of...

Researchers develop a halometer that tests alterations in night vision

March 24, 2011 11:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Granada) Researchers at the University of Granada have developed this tool and proved it with a number of groups consisting on people operated on cataract or submitted to refractive eye surgery, as well as on normal observers and patients with different eye...

NeuroImage: Multiplexing in the visual brain

March 24, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ruhr-University Bochum) Imagine sitting in a train at the railway station looking outside: Without analyzing the relative motion of object contours across many different locations at the same time, it is often difficult to decide whether it's your train that starts moving, or the...

Eye movement differs in British and Chinese populations

March 24, 2011 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that eye movement patterns of Chinese people, born and raised in China, are different to those of Caucasian people living in Britain.

Physics story tops EurekAlert!'s 2010 list of most-visited releases

March 23, 2011 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) The most-visited story on EurekAlert! in 2010 was the discovery of a "golden ratio" in the nanoscale symmetry of solid matter. The finding put forth the new suggestion that matter on the quantum level may possess its own unique,...

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