April 15, 2013

Gene Swapping Makes New China Bird Flu A Moving Target - an analysis

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LONDON (Reuters) - A new bird flu virus that has killed 13 people in China is still evolving, making it hard for scientists to predict how dangerous it might become.

April 11, 2013

Improving Long Term Memory From What We Eat

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LONG TERM MEMORY AND DIET - THE LINK TO FLAVONOIDS

A flavonoid found in cocoa beans could mean the difference between remembering and forgetting, according to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Scientists from the Hotchkiss Brain Insitute in Calgary linked the flavonoid (-)epicatechin (or epi for short) to the formation of long-term memory.

April 09, 2013

New gene therapy births 'designer baby' fears

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London, UK - Fertility regulators in the UK have paved the way for the introduction of a radical form of gene therapy in which babies are created using cellular material from three people.

April 04, 2013

Regarding the white blood cells

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The following are recognised causes of eosinophilia:

a). Malaria
b). Visceral leishmaniasis
c). Churg-Strauss syndrome
d). Drug hypersensitivity
e). Visceral larva migrans (toxocariasis)