Research Explains How Alcohol is a Carcinogenic
Almost 30 years after discovery of a link between alcohol consumption and certain forms of cancer, scientists are reporting the first evidence from research on people explaining how the popular beverage may be carcinogenic. The results, which have special implications for hundreds of millions of people of Asian descent, were reported at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.
Silvia Balbo, who led the study, explains that the human body breaks down, or metabolizes, the alcohol in beer, wine and hard liquor. One of the substances formed in that breakdown is acetaldehyde, a substance with a chemical backbone that resembles formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen. Scientists also have known from laboratory experiments that acetaldehyde can cause DNA damage, trigger chromosomal abnormalities in cell cultures and act as an animal carcinogen.
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In a major breakthrough, an international team of scientists has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief. The team from the Univ. of Adelaide and Univ. of Colorado has discovered the key mechanism in the body’s immune system that…
Helmets are the most important accessory when riding a bike. But to some, their too cool for helmets and would rather risk injury then be caught wearing one. So what if you could have an invisible helmet? That’s what two students from Hövding wondered, who designed and created the Invisible Bike Helmet.
For decades, academic and industry researchers have been working on control algorithms for autonomous helicopters — robotic helicopters that pilot themselves, rather than requiring remote human guidance. Dozens of research teams have competed in a series of autonomous-helicopter challenges posed…
Synthetic Enzyme Can Fight Chemical Warfare
In an advance that could be used in masks to protect against nerve gas, scientists have developed proteins that are up to 15,000 times more effective than their natural counterpart in destroying chemical warfare agents.
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Thanks to some tweaks to the iOS Simulator application that is included in the iOS development tools, we were able to run the simulator at the rumored next-generation iPhone display resolution of 640 x 1136. We did this running both the current public release of iOS 5.1 and the upcoming iOS 6.0 The iOS 5.1 simulator displayed the home screen with a stretched set of four rows of icons. On the other hand, iOS 6 displayed five complete rows – as our sources said Apple was testing for taller iPhone displays.
Cell Signals Inhibit Growth of Babies’ Immune Systems
Researchers at the Univ. of Michigan Health System are helping to quell parents’ worry about why infants seem to get sick so often.
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Leslie Henderson is concerned about steroid abuse, not necessarily by sports luminaries like Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, but rather by adolescents.
“There is this disconnect among young people that somehow your emotions, your thought processes — things that have to do with your brain — are…
Healthy Childhood Diet Linked to Higher IQ
Children fed healthy diets in early age may have a slightly higher IQ, while those on heavier junk food diets may have a slightly reduced IQ, according to new research from the Univ. of Adelaide.
The study - led by Univ. of Adelaide Public Health researcher Lisa Smithers - looked at the link between the eating habits of children at six months, 15 months and two years, and their IQ at eight years of age.
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