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Medical Research

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  • Startup offering 'sunlight in a box' to grow plants

    Startup offering 'sunlight in a box' to grow plants
    Horticulturists say you need three things to grow good plants: the right soil, the right water and the right sunlight. The first two can be controlled and enhanced. Now what if someone built a better sun? Ocoee entrepreneur Chris Pieser says he and...
  • Optogenetics has 'completely changed neuroscience'

    PHILADELPHIA It's getting harder to find the line between science and science fiction. One of the hot research techniques these days, "optogenetics," uses gene therapy to deliver light-sensitive proteins to specific cells. Then researchers use light to...
  • Switzerland takes on its top drugmakers in price row

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland, home to the world's two biggest drugmakers, might be expected to give them an easy ride. But Roche and Novartis are finding no immunity in their home market from a European-wide price squeeze. Governments and healthcare...
  • A cure for diabetes? Don't look to chiropractors, state says

    There are thousands of competent chiropractors in California helping people deal with back or neck pain. And then there are some who run newspaper ads with bold claims about breakthrough treatments for diabetes and other chronic illnesses. Robert...
  • Special Report: Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    ATLANTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation'...
  • Aristide, under house arrest, is expected to be visited by Haiti opposition leaders

    Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was put under house arrest as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into corruption and drug-trafficking allegations, is expected to get some moral support Tuesday. A group of opposition leaders...
  • University of Pittsburgh sports concussion program develops new test

    University of Pittsburgh sports concussion program develops new test
    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Sports Concussion program, which developed the breakthrough ImPACT concussion testing program, has struck again. Researchers have created a new, 5- to 10-minute test that will help clinicians take a more...
  • Lawyer grills DePuy executive over safety studies for Pinnacle hips

    (Reuters) - An executive at Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics Inc unit on Monday defended the company's assessment of safety risks associated with metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants in a Dallas court from a lawyer who said the company had neglected...
  • UPMC develops new concussion test

    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Sports Concussion program, which developed the breakthrough ImPACT concussion testing program, has struck again. Researchers there have created a new, 5-to-10-minute test that will help clinicians take a more...
  • Study: All women of Ashkenazi descent should be screened

    Professor Ephrat Levy-Lahad, director of the Fuld Family Department of Genetics at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, was the senior author of a new study which recommends that all women of Ashkenazi backgrounds receive routine screenings for the...
  • New molecular target is key to enhanced brain plasticity

    Tel Aviv — As Alzheimer's disease progresses, it kills brain cells mainly in the hippocampus and cortex, leading to impairments in "neuroplasticity," the mechanism that affects learning, memory and thinking. Targeting these areas of the brain,...