Archive: 10/31/2007

Halloween 'Ugly Teeth' are recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Wednesday announced the recall of Halloween "Ugly Teeth" party favors because of excessive levels of lead paint.

dateOct 31, 2007 in Health
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Threshold for bowel surgery may be too high, warn experts

The clinical threshold for undertaking elective surgery to remove part or all of the colon (colectomy) for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be too high, warn researchers in a study published on bmj.com today.

dateOct 31, 2007 in Other
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Researchers identify new cardiac arrest gene

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified a new gene responsible for a rare, inherited form of sudden cardiac arrest, known as Brugada syndrome. With the identification of this new gene, ...

dateOct 31, 2007 in Genetics
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Researchers go nano, natural and green

In 2002, U.S. farmers harvested 2.7 billion bushels of soybeans. Last year in Missouri, farmers harvested 194 million bushels of soybeans worth about $1.2 billion. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia ...

dateOct 31, 2007 in Nanomaterials
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Gamma interferon could aid fight against fungal infections

Interferon, the “superhero” cure for viral infections, may be a strong weapon in the battle against fungal infections in immunocompromised patients, according to an article in the November issue of Microbiology Today.

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