Secret Of How Female Egg Uses Sticky Sugar To Capture Sperm Revealed

Tweet Did you know that the female human egg actually “captures” sperm in order to begin the fertilization process? In what is called a “sticky” egg, a sugary SLeX molecular outer coating enables the two entities to bind together. Researchers have uncovered exactly how a human egg captures an incoming sperm to begin the fertilization process. Researchers across the world...
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CDC Baffled By Legionnaire’s Disease Cases Way Up In The US

Tweet Cases of Legionnaire’s disease in the United States are way up. In fact they have tripled in the past decade and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are baffled as to the reason or reasons why. One guess is that the increase may be due to a rise in the number of seniors and other people at high risk for infection. Elderly people account for most cases of Legionnaire’s...
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Study Shows Annual Cervical Cancer Screening Still Recommended By Most Primary Care Providers Despite Suggested Guidelines

Tweet Researchers from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have determined that most primary care providers still recommend annual cervical cancer screening, and less than 15% would extend the screening interval when using the Papanicolaou test and human papillomavirus (HPV) test together, as some guidelines suggest. The results of the investigation are published online today in the...
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Amoebas On The Offensive? Second Child Death Reported In A Month

Tweet This is getting a bit strange. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 32 infections caused by amoeba organisms, known as Naegleria fowleri, were reported between 2001 and 2010. However in just one month, two cases have been reported and both were fatal. News that a 9-year-old Virginia boy died recently of a brain infection linked to a water-borne “brain-eating...
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Treating Resistant Prostate Cancer By Attacking Stem Cell-Like Cells

Tweet Scientists from Sweden are working on a treatment which attacks stem cell-like cells in prostate cancer. The technology could be useful for prostate cancer patients who do not respond to chemotherapy or radiation therapy, the scientists informed in the journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, from Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, both in Sweden, have been developing a therapy...
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Common Themes Emerge In Hospitals’ Anti-MRSA Efforts: Study

Tweet Researchers from the Indiana University have identified common barriers and strategies for successfully implementing practice changes in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). The study, published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, reveals shared lessons learned from six ICUs as they implemented evidence-based...
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Common Class Of Pain Drugs Reduces Severity Of Postpartum Breast Cancers

Tweet Published online on Aug. 7, 2011, the journal Nature Medicine reports that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including ibuprofen reduce the severity of postpartum breast cancers in animal models. “We caution patients and providers that because a mother’s body is undergoing radical changes during this time, we can’t yet speak to the safety of these drugs for women diagnosed...
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Gene Variant In Proteus Syndrome Identified

Tweet Orthopaedic surgeons from Children’s National Medical Center are part of a team of researchers that has identified the genetic mutation causing Proteus syndrome, a rare disorder in which tissue and bone grow massively out of proportion. The discovery appears in the July 27, 2011, online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, led by researchers at the National Human Genome...
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NVIDIA: financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012

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Tweet NVIDIA, one of the two whales in graphics market, announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 ended July 31, 2011. “You can say one thing: the company has entered the strong performance and grew up in the face of each” – Said Jen-Sun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA. “Consumer demand for notebooks based on the GPU based GeForce, with support for Optimus,...
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Kyocera Oblique is certified by the FCC

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Tweet U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the certification of android smartphone Kyocera Oblique, which is rumored, a telecommunications company Sprint is going to replace Samsung Intercept. It is expected that the new product will be available September 9, 2011.
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