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Beneficial mold packaged in bioplastic

Beneficial mold packaged in bioplastic

ScienceDaily (Oct. 19, 2012) — Aflatoxins are highly toxic carcinogens produced by several species of Aspergillus fungi Continue reading

Beneficial mold packaged in bioplastic

Beneficial mold packaged in bioplastic

ScienceDaily (Oct. 19, 2012) — Aflatoxins are highly toxic carcinogens produced by several species of Aspergillus fungi Continue reading

Study identifies characteristics of sunbed users, motivation for tanning

Study identifies characteristics of sunbed users, motivation for tanning

ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2012) — A telephone survey of 4,851 individuals in Germany suggests the overall prevalence of sunbed use was nearly 40 percent for participants who had ever used one and 14.6 percent had used a tanning bed within the last 12 months, according to a study published Online First by Archives of Dermatology, a JAMA Network publication. Exposure to UV radiation (UVR) is one of the main risk factors for developing skin cancer and tanning beds are a common source of UVR Continue reading

Sleeping brain behaves as if it’s remembering something

Sleeping brain behaves as if it’s remembering something

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Fourteen new biomarkers identified for type 2 diabetes

Fourteen new biomarkers identified for type 2 diabetes

ScienceDaily (Oct. 4, 2012) — A research team led by Anna Floegel of the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) and Tobias Pischon of the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) has identified 14 novel biomarkers for type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

Fears over junior doctor training

Fears over junior doctor training

1 October 2012 Last updated at 02:57 ET By Owain Clarke BBC Wales health correspondent Hospital departments across Wales could close at short notice unless urgent action is taken to address the training needs of junior doctors, it is claimed. Continue reading

Body donor memorial is unveiled

Body donor memorial is unveiled

28 September 2012 Last updated at 02:47 ET The UK’s first permanent memorial to people who have donated their bodies to medical science is being unveiled at Cardiff University. A marble slab created by artist Tom Phillips has been installed at the university’s School of Biosciences. It bears the inscription: “Alive we thought beyond our lives to give our bodies as a book for you to read” Continue reading

Alternatives to Medicare’s fee-for-service payment system examined

Alternatives to Medicare’s fee-for-service payment system examined

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Genome-wide scan maps mutations in deadly lung cancers; reveals embryonic gene link

Genome-wide scan maps mutations in deadly lung cancers; reveals embryonic gene link

ScienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2012) — Scientists have completed a comprehensive map of genetic mutations linked to an aggressive and lethal type of lung cancer. Among the errors found in small cell lung cancers, the team of scientists, including those at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, found an alteration in a gene called SOX2 associated with early embryonic development. Continue reading

Work has more benefits than just a paycheck for moms: Working moms are healthier than stay-at-home moms

Work has more benefits than just a paycheck for moms: Working moms are healthier than stay-at-home moms

ScienceDaily (Aug. 19, 2012) — Working moms striving to “have it all” now can add another perk to their list of benefits — health. New research from University of Akron Assistant Sociology Professor Adrianne Frech finds that moms who work full time are healthier at age 40 than stay-at-home moms, moms who work part time, or moms who have some work history, but are repeatedly unemployed. Continue reading