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Perhaps following the example of data center of Google chillerless Belgium (www.microsoft.com) new technology giant Microsoft’s mega data center in Dublin is based almost entirely on free cooling. First announced in June, the Microsoft data generation 3 mega center officially opened in July. The data center is designed to support “the company’s software plus services” […]

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New swine flu wave hits Mexico, closings unlikely

15 December, 2018 – 4:32 am |

The next wave of swine flu has arrived, and the Mexicans are preparing for an outbreak that may be even higher than here, last spring it became a pandemic. Press diagnosis reached higher levels than the peak in September of H1N1 in April, with 483 new cases in a single day this month alone. It […]

Sleep loss linked to increase in Alzheimer’s plaques

5 December, 2018 – 4:34 am |

Chronic sleep deprivation in a murine model of Alzheimer’s disease causes Alzheimer’s brain plaques appear earlier and more often, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report online this week in Science Express. They also found that orexin, a protein that helps regulate the sleep cycle seems to be directly involved in […]

Diabetes drug shows promise in fighting lethal cancer complication

4 December, 2018 – 4:33 am |

Insulin resistance, the hallmark of type 2 diabetes and a condition often associated with obesity, is, paradoxically, also contributes to muscle atrophy evident and severe weight loss that accompanies some cancers, according to a reinvestigation. And in an animal study, a diabetes drug that promotes insulin sensitivity, slow the progression of muscle atrophy and loss […]

Study finds nontuberculous mycobacteria lung disease on the rise in the United States

2 December, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are environmental organisms found in water and soil that can cause severe pulmonary (lung) disease in humans. Pulmonary NTM is increasing in the United States, according to a large study of people hospitalized with the disease. A research team led by epidemiologists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part […]

Scientists to test gammaglobulin treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

2 December, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Researchers at the Memory and Cognition Center University Hospitals Case Medical Center will begin testing an interesting new approach to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), also known as gamma globulin. IVIG is used traditionally to treat primary immunodeficiency disorders, but is not currently approved for the treatment of AD, […]

Enzyme is key to clogged arteries

1 December, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have made a breakthrough in understanding what causes the arteries to clog. They have discovered that an enzyme called matrix metalloproteinase-8 plays a crucial role in increasing blood pressure and cause abnormal accumulation of cells in the arteries – which increase the risk of heart disease. Heart disease […]

Piezoelectric Fingers Key in New Breast Cancer Detector

30 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Researchers at Drexel University are developing a new portable, low-cost radiation detector free of breast cancer that could potentially be used in the doctor’s office as first-line breast cancer detection. Researchers at Drexel University are developing a new portable, low-cost radiation detector free of breast cancer that can be used in the doctor’s office as […]

Mount Sinai leads unprecedented attempt to discover rules for assembling human tissue

29 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and two other academic institutions have received federal funding for systematic functional kidney tissue from human tissue modeling into a computer. If successful, the research that integrates several emerging technologies, including virtual modeling and nanofabrication tissues, could lead to a more predictable way for researchers to engineer tissue […]

Groundbreaking model of heart disease rewarded with NIH Pioneer Award

28 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

A model pioneered by the University of Utah, the cardiologist suggested as a cause of heart disease is the kind of creative thinking from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) likes to see-and benefits with one of his greatest honors, a grant of 2.5 million U.S. dollars 2009 Pioneer. Ivor J. Benjamin, MD, professor of […]

Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Catalyze Brain Tumor Death

28 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

U.S. scientists Department of Energy (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Brain Tumor Center have developed a way to target cancer cells of the brain using inorganic titanium dioxide nanoparticles bonded to antibodies. Thousands of people die from malignant brain tumors each year, and the tumors are resistant to conventional […]

Pancreatic cancer: Researchers find drug that reverses resistance to chemotherapy

27 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

For the first time, researchers have shown to inhibit the action of an enzyme called TAK-1, may make pancreatic cancer cells sensitive to chemotherapy, opening the way for the development of a new drug to treat the disease. Dr. Davide Melisia told Congress on Europe’s largest cancer, ECCO 15 – ESMO 34, in Berlin today […]

Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection

26 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

In an encouraging development, a system of experimental vaccine has proved to be well tolerated and has a modest effect in preventing HIV infection in a clinical trial with more than 16,000 adult participants in Thailand. After a final analysis of trial data, the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, the sponsor, today announced that the first […]

Diabetes most prevalent in Southern US

24 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Prevalence of diabetes is higher in southern and Appalachian states and lowest in the Midwest and Northeast United States. Researchers writing in open access journal BioMed Central’s population Health Metrics have used two public data sources to investigate the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes at the State level. Goodarz Danaei, School of Public […]

Research finds Children who are spanked have lower IQs

23 November, 2018 – 4:33 pm |

Children who are spanked around the world have a lower IQ, even in the United States, according to new and innovative research at the University of New Hampshire, Professor Murray Straus. The research results will be presented Friday, September 25th, 2009, at the 14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, California “All […]

Precancer? Earliest cancer? Milk-duct cells vexing

21 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Some doctors tell patients they have “zero stage” breast cancer. Others call it a precancerous lesion. The formal name less scary could help, says a new report that urges the elimination of the word “cancer” in the diagnosis of common growth in the milk ducts. More than 50,000 women a year are diagnosed with ductal […]

New stove dramatically improves lung health in Mexican women

12 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Women in Central Mexico, using a ventilation stove instead of the traditional indoor fireplace, experience an improvement in respiratory health on par with a packet a day smoker to quit, according to a recent study. The study, which reviewed the first year of data in an ongoing project examining the impact of the use of […]

Cancer drug test promises safer and more effective clinical trials

10 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

A group of scientists from Hamburg may have taken a major step towards developing more effective cancer drugs, cancer of the largest European congress, ECCO 15 – ESMO 34, heard today. Dr. Ilona Schooner, Director of Culture Indivumed Cell Research GmbH, told the conference that it had developed a platform for preclinical testing of drugs […]

Balance organs affect brain blood flow

6 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

The inner ear organs have a direct effect on brain blood flow, independent of blood pressure and CO2 levels in the blood. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience series of experiments using a human centrifuge to study the effects of stimulation of the otoliths and semi-circular canals of the cerebrovascular response. Dr. […]

Excess body weight causes over 124,000 new cancers a year in Europe

4 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

At least 124,000 new cases of cancer in 2008 in Europe may have been caused by excess weight, according to estimates from a study of new models. The proportion of new cases of cancer attributable to a BMI of 25kg/m2 or more were higher among women and in Central European countries like the Czech Republic, […]

High-sugar diet increases men’s blood pressure; gout drug protective

2 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

A high-fructose diet increases blood pressure in men, while a drug used to treat gout appears to protect against increased blood pressure, according to research published on the 63rd of the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Conference. “This is the first evidence of a role of fructose in increasing blood pressure and a […]

Study of adjuvant endocrine treatment for breast cancer reveals cost of noncompliance

1 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

The largest study in the world of treatments after menopause, hormone-positive breast cancer has shown that patients who are taking tamoxifen or exemestane do much better than patients who start taking either drug (tamoxifen or exemestane after), but then stops. Professor Cornelis van de Velde, senior fellow at the central data office for Team (exemestane […]

To regenerate muscle, cellular garbage men must become builders

30 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

For scientists the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Monterotondo, Italy, which seemed a disappointing result which proved to be an important discovery. Their findings, published online this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), provide evidence that, when a muscle is injured, the white blood cells called macrophages play a […]

Psychotherapy may improve course of medical disorders

29 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Disorders of somatic symptoms are common, disabling and costly. This meta-analysis indicates how short-term dynamic psychotherapy can be effective in physical symptoms, psychiatric symptoms and social adjustment, even in the long run. Future research should include quality of randomized clinical efficacy studies with health care use and costs. In the current issue of Psychotherapy and […]

Diagnosis for Bipolar disorder amongst children and adolescents usualy late

28 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

75% of cases of pediatric bipolar disorder are diagnosed late – until 18 months – because of the symptoms that manifest themselves differently depending on whether the patient is a child or adult. Furthermore, 25% of patients have delayed medical diagnosis of up to three years and four months, according to a study by the […]

Organ donors and recipients are aging

27 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

At 84 years of age, John Guano seems a candidate for a kidney transplant. But consider this: The kidney he received was 69. Until recently, the kidneys would not have been eligible for use in a transplant due to age of the deceased donor. But this summer, surgeons at Northwestern Memorial Hospital transplanted in Guano, […]

Therapeutic nanoparticles give new meaning to sugar-coating medicine

27 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology to study sugar-coated nanoparticles for use as cancer therapy has discovered a possible delicate balancing act that makes the particles more effectively than conventional thinking says they should be. Like the individuals in the crowd while respecting the personal space of others work because […]