Archive | July 2013

Digest this: Cure for cancer may live in our intestines

Treating a cancerous tumor is like watering a houseplant with a fire hose—too much water kills the plant, just as too much chemotherapy and radiation kills the patient before it kills the tumor.
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Triple-S Management reports consolidated revenues of $599.8 million for Q2 2013

Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS), the leading managed care company in Puerto Rico, today announced consolidated revenues of $599.8 million and consolidated operating income of $16.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Net income was $20.1 million, or $0.72 per…
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Boomers hit hardest by ‘Great Recession’

A new study shows what many middle-aged Californians privately suspect: They are the first to lose their jobs and the health benefits that come with those jobs when hard times hit.
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The flexible tail of the prion protein poisons brain cells

For decades, there has been no answer to the question of why the altered prion protein is poisonous to brain cells. Neuropathologists from the University of Zurich and University Hospital Zurich have now shown that it is the flexible tail of the prion…
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Navy turns to UAVs for help with radar, communications

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Adam Broad from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren prepares a ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) aboard the research…
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Researchers Develop Blood Test to Diagnose Alzheimer’s

Scientists have described a new blood test that could eventually lead to definitive and earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of degenerative disorders. At present, the only way to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s is through an autopsy.

German researchers…
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Rosy periwinkle: A life saving plant

In the field of medicine, many life-saving drugs have been developed from plants. In this category, few have been as successfully employed as the rosy periwinkle, Cathanthus roseus.
Native to the island nation of Madgascar off the southeastern coast of Africa, the rosy periwinkle is an…
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