News: July 2013

Scent device to detect bladder cancer

Cancer researchers have developed and built a device called ODOREADER that contains a sensor that responds to chemicals in gas emitted from urine. This device correctly assigned 100% of cancer pati...

09 Jul '13 | Bladder Cancer | England

Prisoners who do yoga might benefit psychologically

Yoga can improve mood and mental well-being, as well as having a positive effect on impulsive behaviour. This is the outcome of recent research conducted at Oxford University where researchers foun...

11 Jul '13 | Yoga | Oxfordshire

FDA proposes action level for arsenic in apple juice

The U.S. FDA has proposed a so-called action level for arsenic in apple juice, the level to be set at 10 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in apple juice, i.e. the same level as that se...

12 Jul '13 | Food Safety | USA

Outgoing people tend to be happier later in life

Young adults who are more outgoing or more emotionally stable, tend to be happier in later life - research result from Southampton University, England. Extroversion in youth has direct positive eff...

17 Jul '13 | Happiness | Southampton

Avastin and Lucentis equally effective for treating wet AMD

New UK research shows that two drug treatments Lucentis and Avastin are equally effective in treating neovascular or wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Lucentis, the drug most commonly...

19 Jul '13 | Ophthalmology

Nutrition situation in Gao

The nutrition crisis in Gao, Northern Mali is particularly affecting the vulnerable and children under the age of five years. Current high malnutrition rates are explained partly by the survey cove...

23 Jul '13 | Nutrition | Mali

New images of how white blood cells attack infections

New images show how immune cells in the human body, whose pupose is to fight infections and cancer, change the arrangements of molecules on their surface (surface molecules) when activated by a typ...

24 Jul '13 | Immune Function | Manchester

Cavalry horses help research into equine lameness

Lameness is a common problem in horses but is often unreported. Therefore statistics about lameness in horses in the UK usually relates only to performance horses, such as racehorses, or to referra...

25 Jul '13 | Equine Lameness

How astrocyte cells respond to brain injury and diseases such as strokes

Discovery about how astrocyte cells, such as those in the human brain, respond to brain injury and diseases such as strokes. A team of scientists from Bristol University (England) has identified pr...

26 Jul '13 | Bristol

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