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December 06, 2011
Study: Tiger Woods' superstar status hobbled the competition
Tiger Woods's phenomenal talent won him a ton of golf tournaments.

New horned dinosaur announced nearly 100 years after discovery
A new species of horned dinosaur was announced today by an international team of scientists, nearly 100 years after the initial discovery of the fossil.

Good or bad: Surprises drive learning in same neural circuits
Neurosurgeons hoping to find ways to accelerate re-learning after a stroke or brain injury are trying to tease out the circuitry that governs learning.

Powerful NIST detectors on Hawaiian telescope to probe origins of stars, planets and galaxies
The world's largest submillimeter camera -- based on superconducting technology designed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology -- is now ready to scan the universe, including faint and faraway parts never seen before.

Bile acids may hold clue to treat heart disease
Since ancient times, people have attributed medicinal properties to bile acids.

The power to help, hurt and confuse: Direct-to-consumer whole genome testing
Two UNC experts write in a JAMA commentary that whole genome and whole exome sequencing technology

New method for safer dosing of anticoagulants
Elderly people with atrial fibrillation are often treated with anticoagulants to thin the blood, but this medicine is hard to dose and patients have to have their blood tested regularly.

Stem cell research in the UK reaches significant milestone
Stem cell scientists at King's College London will today announce they have submitted to the UK Stem Cell Bank their first clinical grade human embryonic stem cell lines that are free from animal-derived products, known as 'xeno-free' stem cells.

Register now for the European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis in Bordeaux
Don't miss out on low early bird rates for the premier bone meeting in 2012.

Survival difference are not black and white
Among patients on dialysis, African Americans tend to live longer than whites.

New study reassures on heart risks of prostate cancer treatment
Hormone-blocking therapy for prostate cancer doesn't raise the risk of fatal heart attacks -- as some recent studies had suggested -- according to a new report from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.

New predictive tool identifies gastrointestinal cancer patients most likely to benefit from additional treatment and could reduce overtreatment
A new tool for assessing an individual's risk of recurrence of gastrointestinal stromal tumors following surgery is an important complement to current predictive models and will help with the development of more accurate selection of high-risk patients who are most likely to benefit from additional treatment.

LSUHSC research finds many women not receiving recommended breast cancer adjuvant treatment
A first-of-its kind study led by Xiao-Cheng Wu, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Public Health at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, reports that a significant number of women are not receiving guideline-recommended treatment for breast cancer and what factors contribute.

Common bone drug may extend life of replacement joints
People who take bisphosphonates after joint replacement surgery are less likely to need a repeat operation, finds a new study published on bmj.com today.

Brachytherapy was associated with twofold increased risk for mastectomy, complications
Compared with women treated with whole-breast irradiation, women treated with brachytherapy experienced a twofold increased risk for losing their breasts, according to findings presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

A mother's touch may protect against drug cravings
An attentive, nurturing mother may be able to help her children better resist the temptations of drug use later in life, according to a study involving the University of Adelaide.

Study: Indian, Vietnamese immigrants become 'American' over time through civic activities
Whether helping Boy Scouts or donating a Gandhi sculpture for a city plaza, immigrants develop American identity through community activities -- without shedding their culture of origin, according to a new study of Indian and Vietnamese immigrants in North Texas.

USAID, CU-Boulder partner to study water resources in Asia mountains
A University of Colorado Boulder team is partnering with the United States Agency for International Development to assess snow and glacier contributions to water resources originating in the high mountains of Asia that straddle 10 countries.

Concussion testing makes everyone tired
Testing athletes for concussions may induce mental fatigue in subjects whether or not they have a head injury, according to Penn State researchers.

Researcher finds key to ancient weather patterns in Florida's caves
Darrel Tremaine has been known to go to extremes for his research, such as crawling on his hands and knees through a dark, muddy limestone cave in Northwest Florida to learn more about the weather thousands of years ago.

Addressing pain and disease on the fly
Studies of a protein that fruit flies use to sense heat and chemicals may someday provide solutions to human pain and the control of disease-spreading mosquitoes.

Is obesity a ciliopathy, triggered by malfunctioning primary cilia?
At the ASCB annual meeting, researchers report that cilia may scramble signaling pathways in the hypothalamus, the appetite-regulating region of the brain, and trigger chronic obesity.

BGI and CIAT announce collaboration for large-scale genome sequencing of cassava
BGI and CIAT announce collaboration for large-scale genome sequencing of cassava.

Sleeping giants discovered
Astronomers recently discovered the most massive black holes to date.

Dental X-rays can predict fractures
It is now possible to use dental X-rays to predict who is at risk of fractures, reveals a new study from researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy reported in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology.

Impact of injuries in the UK more than 2 and a half times higher than estimated
Injuries in the UK are having a much greater impact on peoples' lives than previously estimated, a study has found.

Random noise helps make signals clearer
Scientists have shown the energy conditions, under which a weak signal supplied to a physical system emerges as a stronger signal at the output thanks to the presence of random noise, in a paper that has just been published in European Physical Journal B.

Inbreeding in bed bugs 1 key to massive increases in infestations
New research on the bed bug's ability to withstand the genetic bottleneck of inbreeding, announced today at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting, provides new clues to explain the rapidly growing problem of bed bugs across the United States and globally.

Rotating night shift work linked to increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in women
Women who work a rotating (irregular) schedule that includes three or more night shifts per month, in addition to day and evening working hours in that month, may have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes when compared with women who only worked days or evenings, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health.

Rotating night-shift work is associated with increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in women
In women, there is a positive association between rotating night shift work and the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and, furthermore, long duration of shift work may be associated with greater weight gain.

Elusive ultrafine indoor air contaminants yield to NIST analysis
NIST researchers spent 75 days on the job carrying out some very important homework -- measurements in a 'typical dwelling' of the release, distribution and fate of nanoscale particles emitted by gas and electric stoves, hair dryers, power tools and candles.

NIST FY 2012 budget signed into law
On Nov. 18, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, which provides FY 2012 funding for a number of government agencies including NIST.

Study finds new triple drug combination increases tumour eradication in HER2-positive breast cancer by more than 50 percent compared with standard treatment
The addition of the monoclonal antibody pertuzumab to standard therapy for women with an aggressive type of early-stage breast cancer improved the rate of complete tumour disappearance by more than half after just four cycles of treatment compared with the standard regimen alone.

New NIST biometric data standard adds DNA, footmarks and enhanced fingerprint descriptions
NIST has published a revised biometric standard that vastly expands the type and amount of information that forensic scientists can share across their international networks to identify victims or solve crimes.

Growing income and gender gaps in college graduation
A new study shows that the gap in rates of college completion between students from high-and low-income families has grown significantly in the last 50 years.

EPSRC and ESRC to fund new thinking on infrastructure
New ideas and business models that may change the way the UK's infrastructure is both developed and managed are to be explored via research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.

New study suggests US presidents often live longer than men of their era
In a research letter appearing in the Dec. 7 issue of JAMA, S.

GLORIA: Unique climate research experiment worldwide
Precise measurements of the atmosphere are indispensable for predictions of climate change and its impacts, as is currently being discussed at the climate change conference in Durban.

Evidence shows how childhood obesity can be prevented
Targeting children aged six to 12 with school-based programs that encourage healthy eating, physical activity and positive attitudes to body image are among a range of interventions that can help reduce levels of obesity, according to a new review of the evidence.

Olympic success: Intangible benefits worth up to $3.4 billion
A $110-million government program that supported Olympic athletes has proved dear to the hearts of Canadians, with the intangible benefits valued at $215-million to $3.4 billion, say University of Alberta researchers.

Scientist-novelist back with second book at cell biology meeting
It's about living in two worlds times two, says Steve Caplan, the Israeli-born but American-now, scientist-novelist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Global sea surface temperature data provides new measure of climate sensitivity
Scientists have developed important new insight into the sensitivity of global temperature to changes in the Earth's radiation balance over the last half million years.

New '3-D' transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops
Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have created a new type of transistor made from a material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D structure instead of conventional flat computer chips.

2 WHOI scientists receive medals from the American Geophysical Union
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists Henry Dick, a geologist, and Joseph Pedlosky, a physical oceanographer, have been selected to receive two of the American Geophysical Union's prestigious medals this year.

NHGRI broadens sequencing program focus On inherited diseases, medical applications
A new funding plan by the National Human Genome Research Institute sharpens the focus of its flagship Genome Sequencing Program on medical applications.

Hastings Center, Kent Place School embark on pioneering high school bioethics program
The Hastings Center and the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School are joining forces on a pilot project in which a group of high school students will engage in a dynamic, in-depth research and exploration of the use of medicine for human enhancement, a major topic in bioethics.

A divergent collective memory could help explain why the political crisis lasted so long in Belgium
Researchers from various Belgian and American universities have conducted research and reflections that give insights into the political crisis in Belgium, which has now been resolved, nearly 18 months after the general elections in June 2010.

Hanging with the boys - female Alpine marmots benefit from a bit of pre-natal testosterone
Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna and the Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game Management of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, have discovered that lifetime reproductive success of female Alpine marmots is influenced by male hormones being transmitted to them via the amniotic fluid inside their mother's uterus before they are born.

Century-old brains may hold future of treatment for mentally ill, Indiana University pathologist says
George Sandusky, D.V.M., Ph.D., senior research professor of pathology and laboratory science at the Indiana University School of Medicine, is working to extract DNA from brains preserved more than 100 years ago.

Fatty livers are in overdrive
A new study of human patients in the December Cell Metabolism shows that fatty livers actually burn more fat, not less.

Most US presidents live beyond average life expectancy
Contrary to claims that US presidents age at twice the normal rate, a new study by noted UIC demographer S.

NTU confers honorary doctorate on S.R. Nathan
Nanyang Technological University has conferred an honorary doctorate to former Singapore President and NTU Chancellor, Mr.

The definition of a musical instrument
The sounds produced by a fiddle are not always musical, but the fiddle is still nevertheless regarded as a musical instrument.

Vasodilator hormone improved kidney function & blood flow in PKD model
After a four-week course of the vasodilator hormone relaxin, kidney function and blood flow immediately improved in lab rats genetically altered to model polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a life-threatening genetic disorder.

Study finds failure points in firefighter protective equipment
In fire experiments conducted in uniformly furnished, but vacant Chicago-area townhouses, NIST researchers uncovered temperature and heat-flow conditions that can seriously damage facepiece lenses on standard firefighter breathing equipment, a potential contributing factor for first-responder fatalities and injuries.

Baby see, baby do?
Babies love to imitate. Ask any parent and they'll report how infants mimic sounds, facial expressions and actions they observe.

Devastating 'founder effect' genetic disorder raced to defective mitochondria in cerebellar neurons
Defective mitochondria, the energy-producing powerhouses of the cell, trigger an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that first shows itself in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk.

Antenatal corticosteroid use for very preterm births associated with reduced risk of infant death
Antenatal corticosteroid therapy for mothers of infants born at 23 to 25 weeks' gestation was associated with a lower rate of infant death or neurodevelopmental impairment at 18 to 22 months of age, according to a study in the Dec.

Steroids increase viability of preemies as young as 22 weeks
Giving antenatal corticosteroids in extremely preterm infants -- those born between 22 and 25 weeks gestation and weighing less than two pounds -- is associated with significant reductions in death and long-term complications such as neurodevelopmental impairments, including cerebral palsy, poor motor skills and lower intelligence.

Genetic markers help feds enforce seafood regulations
New discoveries in

Winning early-career researchers excel in entrepreneurship
After an intense day of competition in London, a team of four budding biotechnology entrepreneurs from the University of Oxford have emerged as the winners of this year's Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme.

Reusing pacemakers from deceased patients is safe and effective, study finds
Many heart patients in India are too poor to afford pacemakers.

University of Illinois hosts power-packed agricultural communications symposium
Business leaders, media, non-profit organizations, and academia will meet in Champaign, Ill., on Feb.

Diabetes and obesity increase risk for breast cancer development
Having diabetes or being obese after age 60 significantly increases the risk for developing breast cancer, a Swedish study has revealed.

New tick-borne disease discovered in Gothenburg
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy have discovered a brand new tick-borne infection.

NSF joins in targeting educators to celebrate Computer Science Education Week 2011
In recognition of Computer Science Education Week 2011, Dec. 4 to 10, the National Science Foundation today began publishing and disseminating CS Bits & Bytes, one-page newsletters spotlighting innovative computer science research.

NASA's TRMM satellite sees the power in Tropical Storm Alenga
The first tropical storm of the Southern Indian Ocean season has been renamed from Tropical Storm 01S to Tropical Storm Alenga as it continues to strengthen.

Research advances breast reconstruction
Breast reconstruction surgery will become both safer and more realistic thanks to research led by Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

Fraunhofer researchers receive the Franco-German Business Award 2011
Fraunhofer researchers have teamed up with their French colleagues at the Carnot-Institut Laboratoire d'électronique des technologies de l'information CEA-LETI to develop reusable substrates for III-V multi-junction solar cells - and on Dec.

JRC shortlists denaturants to combat alcohol fraud
Scientists at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre have identified a shortlist of denaturants that could be used to harmonize denaturing practices at EU level and reduce fraud and tax evasion of alcoholic beverages.

Is climate change altering humans' vacation plans?
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found peak attendance in US national parks that have experienced climate change is happening earlier, compared to 30 years ago.

Stopping dangerous cell regrowth reduces risk of further heart attacks
Like Yin and Yang, the two proteins have opposite effects in the walls of blood vessels.

Genes modify the risk of liver disease among alcoholics
It has been widely observed that only a small percentage of alcoholics develop cirrhosis of the liver, the most advanced form of alcoholic liver disease; The reason why all alcoholics do not develop such disease is not known.

Carnegie Mellon creates computerized method for matching images in photos, paintings, sketches
Computers can mimic the human ability to find visually similar images, such as photographs of a fountain in summer and in winter, or a photograph and a painting of the same cathedral, by using a technique that analyzes the uniqueness of images, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science.

Molecular differences may be used to predict breast cancer recurrence in early vs. late hormone receptor-positive breast cancer
Researchers may have discovered a series of genes that will help predict whether or not a woman with hormone receptor-positive invasive breast cancer will experience early, late or no recurrence of her disease.

What's in a name?
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate is working to restore trust in the system and make websites more secure and reliable by improving the Internet's Domain Name System.

What we want to see on TV: Handsome politicians
The better the looks of United States Congresspersons, the more television coverage they receive, shows a new study from the University of Haifa recently published in the Political Communication.

Females choose sexier friends to avoid harassment
Scientists have observed a strategy for females to avoid unwanted male attention: Choosing more attractive friends.

Researchers assess radioactivity released to the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear facility
The impact on the ocean of releases of radioactivity from the Fukushima nuclear power plants remains unclear.

Smoke and poor diet cause low vitamin C levels in India's elderly population
Study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine finds that up to three quarter of India's elderly population are deficient in vitamin C.

Solar storms could sandblast the moon
Solar storms and associated Coronal Mass Ejections can significantly erode the lunar surface according to a new set of computer simulations by NASA scientists.

Insecticides an increasing problem in future for streams in Europe
Europe's streams will in future be more heavily polluted with insecticides than before.

UBC scientists key contributors to 'super-cool camera, built to reveal early life of stars
University of British Columbia scientists have helped build the world's largest astronomy camera with an internal temperature colder than anything else in the Universe.

Controlling whiteflies the natural way
US Department of Agriculture scientists are showing Arizona cotton growers how to reduce their dependence on broad-spectrum insecticides by controlling sweetpotato whiteflies with greener alternatives.

Health care, home, school differ for children with special health care needs
The first federally funded report to compare children with special health care needs to children without reveals 14 percent to 19 percent of children in the United States have a special health care need and their insurance is inadequate to cover the greater scope of care they require for optimal health

UK burden of injury is 2.6 times higher than previously thought
When using data and information derived from patient experiences, combined with additional morbidity data on patients treated in emergency departments and those admitted to hospital, the absolute burden of injury in the UK is much higher than previously estimated, according to a study published in this week's PLoS Medicine.

University of Leicester study fundamentally alters our understanding of lung growth
Research findings challenges medical textbooks.

How will patients, families and doctors handle the coming flood of personalized genetic data?
With advances in technology, one person's entire genome can now be sequenced in a few months for about $4,000.

Aging human bodies and aging human oocytes run on different clocks
Reproductive and somatic aging use different molecular mechanisms that show little overlap between types of genes that keep oocytes healthy and genes that generally extend life span.

Researchers discover patterns of genes associated with timing of breast cancer recurrences
An international research team led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has found biological differences in hormone-receptor positive breast cancer that are linked to the timing of recurrence despite endocrine therapy.

Notre Dame, Purdue and GE Healthcare partner on new CT technology
The University of Notre Dame, Purude University and GE Healthcare have partnered on a

With mutation, you can have your cream and eat it, too
People who carry a malfunctioning copy of a particular gene are especially good at clearing fat from their systems.

World record for 1-loop calculations
Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have set a new record for the calculation of scattering amplitudes.

Study suggests flexible workplaces promote better health behavior and well-being
A flexible workplace initiative improved employees' health behavior and well-being, including a rise in the amount and quality of sleep and better health management, according to a new study.

New research links endurance exercise to damage in the right ventricle of the heart
Researchers have found the first evidence that some athletes who take part in extreme endurance exercise such as marathons, endurance triathlons, alpine cycling or ultra triathlons may incur damage to the right ventricles of their hearts - one of the four chambers in the heart involved in pumping blood around the body.

Advanced age should not deter women from breast reconstruction after cancer
A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center sought to determine if breast reconstruction after mastectomy is safe for older women.

Scientists discover likely cause of most common involuntary movement disorder
Researchers from the CHUQ research center and Université Laval have discovered the likely cause of essential tremor, a neurological disorder that affects more than 10 million North Americans.

Supercomputer reveals new details behind drug-processing protein model
Supercomputer simulations are giving scientists unprecedented access to a key class of proteins involved in drug detoxification.

Tropical sea temperatures influence melting in Antarctica
New research shows accelerated melting of two fast-moving glaciers that drain Antarctic ice into the Amundsen Sea Embayment is likely in part the result of an increase in sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

$3 million awarded for research and training
The United States is experiencing a shortage of scientists trained in neutron scattering, which is used to develop drugs, high-strength metals and electronic devices.

Mayo Clinic makes kidney and pancreas transplant available to HIV-infected patients
Mayo Clinic in Florida is now offering kidney and pancreas transplants to HIV positive patients with advanced kidney disease and diabetes.

New test predicts risk for recurrence for patients with DCIS
In a significant advance for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, researchers have developed and prospectively validated a multigene test to identify the risk for recurrence of breast cancer.

UCSF study finds medical marijuana could help patients reduce pain with opiates
A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids - the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana - to an opiates-only treatment.

Penn geneticists help show bitter taste perception is not just about flavors
Long the bane of picky eaters everywhere, broccoli's taste is not just a matter of having a cultured palate; Some people can easily taste a bitter compound in the vegetable that others have difficulty detecting.

Researchers reveal SBP8a configurations
A new study has shown previously unseen details of an anthrax bacteriophage -- a virus that infects anthrax bacteria -- revealing for the first time how it infects its host, and providing an initial blueprint for how the phage might someday be modified into a tool for the detection and destruction of anthrax and other potential bioterror agents.

Virginia Tech biomedical program receives 2 of Toyota's research safety projects
Of four new research projects announced by Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center, two include the Virginia Tech -- Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.

Changes in the path of brain development make human brains unique
How the human brain and human cognitive abilities evolved in less than six million years has long puzzled scientists.

Path to oxygen in Earth's atmosphere: long series of starts and stops
The appearance of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere probably did not occur as a single event, but as a long series of starts and stops, according to geoscientists who investigated rock cores from the FAR DEEP project.

Study finds side effects, complications, mastectomy more likely after partial breast irradiation
Accelerated partial breast irradiation brachytherapy, the localized form of radiation therapy growing increasingly popular as a treatment choice for women with early-stage breast cancer, is associated with higher rate of later mastectomy, increased radiation-related toxicities and post-operative complications, compared to traditional whole breast irradiation, according to researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Computer simulations shed light on the physics of rainbows
Computer scientists at UC San Diego, who set out to simulate all rainbows found in nature, wound up answering questions about the physics of rainbows as well.

University Hospitals Case Medical Center recognized as national leader by the Leapfrog Group
University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio is among 65 hospitals nationwide to be designated as a

UGA study documents lung function declines in firefighters working at prescribed burns
After monitoring firefighters working at prescribed burns in the southeastern US, University of Georgia researchers found that lung function decreased with successive days of exposure to smoke and other particulate matter.

Combating counterfeit medicines
In this week's PLoS Medicine, Paul Newton of Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR, and the University of Oxford, UK, and colleagues argue that public health issues, and not intellectual property or trade issues, should be the prime consideration in defining and combating counterfeit medicines.

Video game players advancing genetic research
Thousands of video game players have helped significantly advance our understanding of the genetic basis of diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer over the past year.

A mother's touch may protect against drug cravings later
An attentive, nurturing mother may be able to help her children better resist the temptations of drug use later in life, according to a study in rats conducted by Duke University and the University of Adelaide in Australia.

New book by University of Louisville professor enables reader to develop personalized anti-depression plan
A new book co-authored by the director of the University of Louisville Depression Center recognizes that depression is different for everyone and provides techniques and strategies for each person to develop a personalized action plan to combat depression.

Study shows promising multiple sclerosis treatment targets immune cells to increase neuroprotection
Laquinimod is an orally available synthetic compound that has been successfully evaluated in phase II/III clinical studies for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Help is at hand for teachers struggling with technology
Innovative software to help teachers stay at the forefront of the digital revolution in education has been developed by researchers funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Acceptance is protection: How can parents support gender nonconforming and transgender children?
How should parents respond when their four years old son insists on wearing girls' clothes, or their daughter switches to using a male version of their name?

Ancient meat-loving predators survived for 35 million years
A species of ancient predator with saw-like teeth, sleek bodies and a voracious appetite for meat survived a major extinction at a time when the distant relatives of mammals ruled the earth.

Study of Yellowstone wolves improves ability to predict their responses to environmental changes
A study of the wolves of Yellowstone National Park recently improved predictions of how these animals will respond to environmental changes.

Mammography screening reduced risk for death from breast cancer by half
Those who attended three screenings before diagnosis had lower mortality.

Psychology researcher finds that power does go to our heads
Power -- defined as the ability to influence others -- makes people think differently.

Ancient meat-loving predators survived for 35 million years
A detailed description of a fossil that scientists identify as a varanopid

Soy is on top as a high-quality plant protein
The importance of protein in the human body is undeniable.

Blasting cancer from the inside out
Professor Yona Keisari of Tel Aviv University has developed a radioactive wire less than an inch long and about the width of a pin that, when injected into a solid tumor, releases lethal radioactive atoms that irradiate the tumor from the inside out.

Poorly contracting uterus in diabetic women increases risk of caesarean birth
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that the strength of uterine contractions in diabetic pregnant women is significantly weaker than in non-diabetic women, increasing the risk of emergency caesarean birth.
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