Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Viruses Attack Mitochondria to Travel and Spread Within the Nervous System

Viruses Attack Mitochondria to Travel and Spread Within the Nervous System Observed for the first time in neurons, biologists from Princeton University documented common strains of the herpes virus indirectly taking control of a cell’s mitochondria. The researchers believe that the viruses then commandeer the proteins that mitochondria typically use to move so they can […]

Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes May Eventually Replace Expensive Platinum Catalysts

Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes May Eventually Replace Expensive Platinum Catalysts Researchers at Stanford University have found a way to help reduce the cost of catalysts used inside fuel cells. By using multi-walled carbon nanotubes riddled with defects and impurities on the outside, the scientists believe they may be able to eventually replace some of the expensive […]

Research Shows that American Heads are Getting Larger

Research Shows that American Heads are Getting Larger New research from anthropologists at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville found that white American skulls are becoming larger, taller, and narrower as seen from the front, resulting in a skull height increase of 6.8 percent since the late 1800s. White Americans’ heads are getting bigger. That’s according […]

Antidepressants – not depression – increase risk of preterm birth, study shows

Antidepressants – not depression – increase risk of preterm birth, study shows Women who are depressed during pregnancy are not at higher risk of giving birth prematurely than non-depressed women — but those who take antidepressants during pregnancy seem to be, a new study by Yale researchers shows. The results, reported May 25 online in the […]

Tiny genetic variations led to big changes in the evolving

Tiny genetic variations led to big changes in the evolving Changes to just three genetic letters among billions contributed to the evolution and development of the mammalian motor sensory circuits and laid the groundwork for the defining characteristics of the human brain, Yale University researchers report. In a study published in the May 31 issue […]

Diabetes takes a heavy economic and educational toll on young patients

Diabetes takes a heavy economic and educational toll on young patients While the health implications of diabetes are well understood, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that the disease also comes with high nonmedical costs for patients in the form of educational achievement and future earnings potential. With the […]

Anti-Smoking Campaigns Have Saved Hundreds of Thousands of Lives

Anti-Smoking Campaigns Have Saved Hundreds of Thousands of Lives Quantifying for the first time the impact of anti-smoking measures on lung cancer mortality, a new study that used a Yale mathematical model finds that more than 800,000 lives were saved in the United States over a 25-year period. The authors also note that 2.5 million […]

Non-cancerous Brain Tumors Linked to Frequent Dental X-rays

Non-cancerous Brain Tumors Linked to Frequent Dental X-rays People who received frequent dental X-rays in the past have an increased risk of developing a meningioma, the most common and potentially debilitating type of non-cancerous brain tumor, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. The study found that individuals receiving […]

The Economics of Health in Low-income Countries

The Economics of Health in Low-income Countries A researcher at the School of Public Health wants to better understand the health-related decisions people make and how economics can be used to promote better choices. Trained as a health economist, Assistant Professor Achyuta Adhvaryu seeks to further the understanding of health-related decision-making and its economic consequences […]

Intensive Glycemic Control Does Not Definitively Reduce the Risk of Impaired Kidney Function

Intensive Glycemic Control Does Not Definitively Reduce the Risk of Impaired Kidney Function By searching available medical literature and evaluating seven randomized trials that involved 28,065 adult patients who were monitored for two to 15 years, researchers from Yale University found that compared with those who had usual treatment, intensively controlling glucose with higher doses […]

The Tomato Genomics Consortium Sequences the Tomato Genome

The Tomato Genomics Consortium Sequences the Tomato Genome The Tomato Genomics Consortium fully sequenced the genome of the tomato, Solanum lycopersicu. They report in the Journal Nature that tomatoes possess some 35,000 genes arranged on 12 chromosomes. This research provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution and will allow plant breeders to produce new varieties more […]

Summer vacations in Punjab from June 1

Summer vacations in Punjab from June 1 Lahore: The Punjab Education Department has issued a new schedule of summer vacation for all public and private sector schools in the province. As per amended notification, schools will close on June 01 and reopen on August 19. It may be mentioned that earlier notification for summer vacation […]

Re-admission of rusticated students defended – University of Sindh Jamshoro

Re-admission of rusticated students defended – University of Sindh Jamshoro Hyderabad: The University of Sindh has said that decision on re-admission of 15 rusticated students has been taken by the discipline committee on the basis of merit. In a press statement issued on Tuesday, the university clarified the committee was working in accordance with Sindh University […]

12 per cent increase in enrolment in KP schools

12 per cent increase in enrolment in KP schools Peshawar: Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that the government is taking practical measures for enhancing literacy rate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the current enrolment campaign launched in April this year would play a key role in promotion of education at all levels. He was […]

Teachers rally for promotion formula

Teachers rally for promotion formula Peshawar: Around 4,000 primary school teachers held a protest rally here on Wednesday against non-implementation of time scale formula for their promotion. They warned to lay siege to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly if their sole demand was not fulfilled till June 5. The teachers gathered in the ground of Government Higher […]