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Less Than 10 Percent Of Human DNA Actually Has A Function

Less Than 10 Percent Of Human DNA Actually Has A Function, Claims New Study

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the complex structure of the human genome, more than 90 percent of it has no important biological function, scientists from Oxford University report in research published in the...

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2014-07-25 10:45:39

The Lancet Paracetamol is no better than placebo at speeding recovery from acute episodes of lower back pain or improving pain levels, function, sleep, or quality of life, according to the first large randomised trial to compare the effectiveness of paracetamol with placebo for low-back pain. The findings, published in The Lancet, question the universal endorsement of paracetamol as the first choice painkiller for low-back pain, say the authors. Low-back pain is the leading cause of...

2014-07-25 10:41:50

Temple University Health System Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help doctors decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study headed by Gil Yosipovitch, MD, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine. The study, published online by JAMA Dermatology on July 23, 2014, found that nearly 36. 9 percent of skin cancer lesions are accompanied by itching, while 28.2 percent involve pain....

2014-07-25 10:36:51

UNC The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients. In lab experiments using tissue samples cultured from cystic fibrosis patients, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Marsico Lung Institute have shown that a new CF drug counteracts the intended beneficial molecular effect of another CF drug. The finding, published today in the journal Science...

2014-07-25 09:47:49

American Academy of Neurology New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat, a major cause of having a second stroke. The study is published in the July 23, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Screening pulse is the method of choice for checking for irregular heartbeat for...

2014-07-25 09:45:29

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with an anti-retroviral drug therapy not only tackles HIV, but also reduces HCV replication, according to a new study lead by a University of Cincinnati researcher. The results were published Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Science Translational Medicine. Previously, physicians treating co-infected patients worried that HIV antiretroviral therapy might injure the liver...

rosemary for diabetes
2014-07-25 03:00:30

American Chemical Society The popular culinary herbs oregano and rosemary are packed with healthful compounds, and now lab tests show they could work in much the same way as prescription anti-diabetic medication, scientists report. In their new study published in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they found that how the herbs are grown makes a difference, and they also identified which compounds contribute the most to this promising trait. Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia and...

2014-07-25 08:28:35

NEW YORK, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: NTIP), a company engaged in the development, licensing and protection of intellectual property, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,782,726, entitled "Method for Taking Action Based on A Request Related To An Electronic Media Work." The claims in this latest patent are generally directed towards methods for tagging electronic works to perform actions, including...

2014-07-25 08:28:32

Will Assist in Accelerating Aviat's Business Transformation SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Chuck Kissner as Executive Chairman. As Executive Chairman, Mr. Kissner will assist Michael Pangia, Aviat's President and Chief Executive Officer, and the rest of Aviat's management team, with strategic initiatives, long-term product and...

2014-07-25 08:26:23

YOKNEAM, Israel, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), a leading global aesthetic device company, announced today that it will host an investor meeting on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at approximately 10:00 am to 1:00 pm ET in New York City. The meeting will highlight Syneron's opportunity in the fast growing body contouring and fat treatment market, with a focus on the UltraShape system, which received FDA clearance for fat cell destruction in April 2014....

2014-07-25 08:26:19

PHOENIX, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Christy Dental Care offers comprehensive dental services for Phoenix residents. Dr. Han Christy, Phoenix dentist, founded his office to provide patients with everything from preventative treatments to restorative dentistry and every dental treatment in between. They offer an extensive selection of dental treatments and procedures using only the latest proven methods and advanced dental technology. Dr. Christy, Phoenix dental implants dentist,...


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British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

Belgian Blue Cattle
2014-07-09 14:37:46

The Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle originating in Belgium. It was developed in the 1800s by crossbreeding local cattle with a Shorthorn breed from the United Kingdom. It is quite possible that the Charolais cattle was also used in the development of the Belgian Blue. A modern breed of the Belgian blue was developed in the 1950s by Professor Hanset while working at an artificial insemination facility in the Liege province. The breed was introduced to the United States in 1978 by...

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

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