Archive | September 2015

Disgraced Scientist Clones Dogs, And Critics Question His Intent

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A surgical team at Sooam Biotech in Seoul, South Korea, injects cloned embryos into the uterus of an anesthetized dog.

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Source: Disgraced Scientist Clones Dogs, And Critics Question His Intent

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Do you need to take some painkillers with food to protect your stomach?

Medical media recently reported that a clinicians’ reference handbook had changed advice on how to take the painkiller ibuprofen – commonly sold under the brand names Nurofen and Advil.
While the Australian Medicines Handbook previously advised this drug must be taken wi…
Source: Do you need to take some painkillers with food to protect your stomach?

High rates of unplanned interruptions from HIV care early after antiretroviral therapy initiation in Nigeria

Missed visits from HIV clinic resulting in interruptions in HIV care, particularly
in the first year on ART, are known to be a predictor of subsequent morbidity and
mortality 13], 15], 16], 18]. In our study of almost 2,500 patients who started ART in…
Source: High rates of unplanned interruptions from HIV care early after antiretroviral therapy initiation in Nigeria

Evidence of cAMP involvement in cellobiohydrolase expression and secretion by Trichoderma reesei in presence of the inducer sophorose

In T. reesei, it is well established that expression of cellulases is carbon source-dependent
12]. Our group has described the influence of different carbon sources in the regulation
of cellulase gene expression 22], 4]. Although various studies have…
Source: Evidence of cAMP involvement in cellobiohydrolase expression and secretion by Trichoderma reesei in presence of the inducer sophorose

A Chlamydia trachomatis strain with a chemically generated amino acid substitution (P370L) in the cthtrA gene shows reduced elementary body production

Chemical mutagenesis allows identification of SNVs that impact on CtHtrA function
Two existing libraries of C. trachomatis mutants were screened for mutations in the cthtrA gene, one based on C. trachomatis serovar L2 (CTL0195) and the other on C. trachomatis serovar D…
Source: A Chlamydia trachomatis strain with a chemically generated amino acid substitution (P370L) in the cthtrA gene shows reduced elementary body production

Linking individual medicare health claims data with work-life claims and other administrative data

Conceptual framework
The primary goal of this paper is to demonstrate the integration of Medicare data
and other administrative and health data from previous work-life. Because this is
a proof-of-concept paper, the analyses are descriptive by design…
Source: Linking individual medicare health claims data with work-life claims and other administrative data

31 Halloween Costumes For Boys That Go Beyond Superheroes

Around Halloween, harmful gender stereotypes tend to run rampant. 
Looking at the aisles of costume stores, boys may feel like they’re only supposed to dress up monsters or superheroes for Halloween. But as the moms and dads of sons in the HuffPost Parents Facebook co…
Source: 31 Halloween Costumes For Boys That Go Beyond Superheroes