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2013-04-05 23:02:32

Mary Washington Healthcare, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision“making–an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of Tuesday, April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day. On April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital welcome the public to each hospital´s atrium to receive free information about advance...

Efficient Bees Use Logic And Observation To Find Nectar
2013-04-05 09:39:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Why do bees copy each other when looking for nectar?  The answer is remarkably simple, according to a new study from Queen Mary, University of London and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Bees have tiny brains. But even with this handicap, they are smart enough to pick out the most attractive flowers by watching other bees and learning from their behavior. The use of simple logic allows them to watch for the most...

2013-02-20 14:37:20

The high cost of medication, stigmatization and poor acceptance of their condition are causing young adults to take a dangerous approach to managing their asthma, according to new research published today in the journal BMJ Open. In the UK 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment for asthma: 1.1 million children (one in 11) and 4.3 million adults (one in 12). There were 1,131 deaths from asthma in the UK in 2009. Most asthma deaths are preventable. Despite the availability...

2013-02-19 11:35:02

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified a gene present in some melanoma which appears to make the tumour cells more resistant to treatment, according to research published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The scientists discovered that the gene TP63 is unexpectedly expressed in some melanoma and correlates significantly with a worse prognosis. It is hoped this new understanding of what makes some melanoma cells so difficult to kill will help inform the...

2013-01-17 13:21:26

A new model from Queen Mary, University of London could be a useful security tool in tracking people in large, busy venues such as airport terminals and shopping centers. The research fuses information gathered from multiple Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) network cameras and geographical maps for the first time, and could be useful in locating people in blind-spots where the CCTV cannot see, known as invisible areas. Co-author Professor Andrea Cavallaro and director of Queen Mary's...

Bone Study Reveals Dinosaur Size
2012-12-20 19:57:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE states dinosaurs may have been bigger than we thought, in terms of ratio. Scientists have always understood dinosaurs were the largest animals to roam the Earth, but now they find they also had a greater number of larger species compared to all other back-boned animals. For the study, Queen Mary, University of London researchers compared the size of the femur bone of 329 different...

2012-12-12 23:30:55

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that two proteins which are believed to play a key role in controlling the body's immune response are found in lower levels in T lymphocytes from patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study found that MS patients' T lymphocytes — types of white blood cells which play an important role in the immune system — were defective at producing the proteins and that this was associated with increased levels of...

2012-11-30 20:21:15

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Queen Mary, in partnership with Radio Disney, kick off a week long toy drive benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots with a live Radio Disney broadcast from CHILL, December 1(st) from 2PM to 4PM. Members from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program will be on hand to collect new, unwrapped toys in an effort to provide a happier holiday to less fortunate children in the community. Children can also take this...

2012-11-09 08:25:32

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Queen Mary and International Special Attractions (ISA), in association with Coca Cola, Finlandia, Heineken, and Aquarium of the Pacific introduce CHILL. Southern California's newest winter attraction features The Ice Kingdom and Holiday Village with ice skating, tubing, and gingerbread decorating. Santa and his carolers spread holiday cheer as guests marvel at 2 million pounds of ice in a one-of-a-kind winter sculpture gallery. WHAT:...

Aquatic Animals Grow Smaller In The Face Of Global Warming
2012-11-06 10:33:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study reveals that warming temperatures are causing a greater reduction in the adult sizes of aquatic animals than in land-dwelling animals. The findings of this study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), are from a collaborative research effort by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Liverpool. Warmer temperatures are disproportionately affecting the body size...