Archive | June 2013

Volunteer work cuts risk of hypertension in older adults

(HealthDay)—Older adults who volunteer at least 200 hours over a one-year period and have normal blood pressure are less likely than non-volunteers to develop hypertension four years later, according to research published in the June issue of…
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Delayed skin closure may reduce surgical infection

(HealthDay)—Delayed primary skin closure may reduce the risk of infection after surgery, but the current studies are not definitive due to poor design, according to the results of a meta-analysis published online June 26 in JAMA Surgery.
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Heed the heat during summer workouts

(HealthDay)—People who exercise or play sports outdoors during the summer need to take steps to avoid heat injury, especially heat stroke, an expert says.
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Observing live gene expression in the body

Most of our physiological functions fluctuate throughout the day. They are coordinated by a central clock in the brain and by local oscillators, present in virtually every cell. Many molecular gearwheels of this internal clock have been described by…
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Dealing with kids’ summer dental surprises

(HealthDay)—Children play a lot of sports and other outdoor activities during the summer and are at risk for accidents that can damage their teeth, an expert says.
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Major events in the life of a cyanobacterium: elucidating the “to-do list” for wet-up, normal activity, and dry-down

Fig 1. Subtract out these grasses, and you might have a good analog for the first ecological communities to colonize the land (Beraldi et al. 2013, image: Bowker et al. 2002).

In addition to being a pillar of the biosphere, they must have some very intriguing capabilities to exist…
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Onyx explores possible sale, rejects Amgen offer

By Ryan Vlastelica
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Sunday it is weighing a sale of the company, after rejecting a roughly $10 billion takeover offer from larger rival Amgen Inc as too low.
The company said the offer price of $120 a share in cash, which represents a…
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