Archive: 01/06/2011

Deaths from anesthesia during childbirth plummet

The number of women who die from complications of anesthesia during childbirth has plummeted 59 percent over the last two decades thanks to improved monitoring and better medical techniques, according to a recent study.

dateJan 06, 2011 in Other
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Carbon swap bank to beat climate change

Australian researchers have suggested that nations should abandon the concept of carbon emissions trading in favor of a carbon swap bank that might lead to genuine reductions in the amount of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Environment
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Methylated markers in Fragile X

A "fingerprint" on a key gene in certain groups of people with Fragile X syndrome may be a litmus test for which patients can benefit from a new drug, reports a recent study of 30 patients with the syndrome. Fragile X is ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Genetics
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US scientists sound alarm over animal research

Scientists who use monkeys, mice and dogs for research on human diseases fear that the US government is restructuring the massive National Institutes of Health in a way that could slash their funding.

dateJan 06, 2011 in Other
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