Archive: 03/26/2007

Ultrathin films deliver DNA as possible gene therapy tool

Gene therapy - the idea of using genetic instructions rather than drugs to treat disease - has tickled scientists' imaginations for decades, but is not yet a viable therapeutic method. One sizeable hurdle is getting the right ...

Mar 26, 2007
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Alarm over fate of world's orangutans

A U.N. report details grave danger to the world's population of orangutans due to a booming palm oil industry in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Mar 26, 2007
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Maggots make a comeback in Mexico

Doctors in Mexico are beginning to use a centuries-old and cost effective treatment for the healing of wounds -- maggot therapy.

Mar 26, 2007
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iPods help docs improve stethoscope skills

Patients rely on their physicians to recognize signs of trouble, yet for common heart murmurs, that ability is only fair at best. Fortunately, the solution is simple: listening repeatedly. In fact, intensive ...

Mar 26, 2007
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Meat and two neutrons -- the key to a longer life

Indulging in an isotope-enhanced steak or chicken fillet every now and again could add as much as 10 years to your life. Scientists have shown for the first time that food enriched with natural isotopes builds bodily components ...

Mar 26, 2007
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