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Semen quality of young men in south-east Spain down by 38 percent in the last decade

Semen quality of young men in south-east Spain down by 38 percent in the last decade

Jan. 18, 2013 — The first comparative study on the evolution of sperm quality in young Spanish men over ten years, headed by researchers at the University of Murcia, reveals that spermatozoid concentration in men between 18 and 23 years in the regions of Murcia and Almeria has dropped by an annual average of 2%. The suspicion that the semen of Spanish men is losing quality now takes force in the case of young men from Murcia and Almeria. Continue reading

Handheld mobile device performs laboratory-quality HIV testing

Handheld mobile device performs laboratory-quality HIV testing

Jan. 18, 2013 — New research appearing in Clinical Chemistry , the journal of AACC, shows that a handheld mobile device can check patients’ HIV status with just a finger prick, and synchronize the results in real time with electronic health records. Continue reading

Protein folding via charge zippers

Protein folding via charge zippers

Jan. 18, 2013 — Membrane proteins are the “molecular machines” in biological cell envelopes. They control diverse processes, such as the transport of molecules across the lipid membrane, signal transduction, and photosynthesis. Continue reading

Protein folding via charge zippers

Protein folding via charge zippers

Jan. 18, 2013 — Membrane proteins are the “molecular machines” in biological cell envelopes. They control diverse processes, such as the transport of molecules across the lipid membrane, signal transduction, and photosynthesis. Continue reading

Protein folding via charge zippers

Protein folding via charge zippers

Jan. 18, 2013 — Membrane proteins are the “molecular machines” in biological cell envelopes. Continue reading

Tree and human health may be linked

Tree and human health may be linked

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Tree and human health may be linked

Tree and human health may be linked

Jan. 16, 2013 — Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health. In a new study by the U.S. Continue reading

Choice of partner affects health

Choice of partner affects health

Jan. 16, 2013 — Individuals tend to choose partners of equal socio-economic status. This factor may also be significant in terms of health Continue reading

Pill-sized scanner images gullet

Pill-sized scanner images gullet

13 January 2013 Last updated at 13:25 ET Doctors have made a pill-sized device that can take detailed microscopic images of inside the gullet. It is hoped the US technology could become an easier way of screening people for a condition called Barrett’s oesophagus, which can lead to cancer. Unlike current imaging techniques, the device can be used while the patient is conscious and takes only a few minutes. Continue reading

New treatment for psoriasis?

New treatment for psoriasis?

Jan. 11, 2013 — Three per cent of the world’s population suffer from the skin condition known as psoriasis. Continue reading