The fatter you are, the faster is aggressive breast cancer growth

The fatter you are, the faster is aggressive breast cancer growth

If you are overweight, you may want to shed those extra kilos as a recent study has found that the aggressive breast cancer grows faster in an obese environment.

It's not just what's inside breast cancer cells that matters, it's also the environment surrounding cancer cells that drives the disease, according to the researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Americans over 60 booze more: Study

Americans over 60 booze more: Study

Nowadays, Americans over 60 tend to booze more than they used to do 20 years ago.

A study, published recently in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, found that regular consumption among older populations is on the rise.

According to the study author Rosalind Breslow, an epidemiologist at the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, as quoted by CNN, "Given the larger number of Americans we are going to have (as the population ages), that's going to increase the need for more public health programming."

Risky boozing may up among retirees

Risky boozing may up among retirees

Turns out, risky alcohol consumption can increase at the time of retirement.

Of retiring employees, 12 percent increased their risky drinking at the time of retirement. However, for most people, there was no change in risky level alcohol consumption around the time of retirement: 81 percent sustained healthy drinking during the follow-up, and in 7 percent of the participants risky drinking was constant, although they experienced a slow decline in risky level alcohol consumption after retirement.

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New find offers hope for some Hemophiliacs

New find offers hope for some Hemophiliacs

A team of researchers has improved the vectors for delivering human factor VIII (hFVIII) gene therapy to treat Hemophilia A.

The University of Pennsylvania study examined 42 combinations of promoters and enhancers for hFVIII gene expression to identify the optimal adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapy delivery vector constructs to take forward into development.

Evaluation of the different combinations in mice that lack factor VIII demonstrated the significant and differing effects the vector components had on liver-specific expression of the hFVIII transgene.

'Improved' wireless communication systems come closer to reality

'Improved' wireless communication systems come closer to reality

A team of scientists has paved the way for ultrafast and reconfigurable on-chip wireless communication systems with unmatched advantages in compactness, low power consumption and low fabrication complexity.

Researchers from the University of Sydney made a breakthrough achieving radio frequency signal control at sub-nanosecond time scales on a chip-scale optical device.

Radio frequency (RF) is a particular range of electromagnetic wave frequencies, widely used for communications and radar signals. The work should impact the current wireless revolution.

Satellite galaxies at edge of Milky Way coexist with dark matter

Satellite galaxies at edge of Milky Way coexist with dark matter

A new research has ruled out a challenge to the accepted standard model of the universe and theory of how galaxies form by shedding new light on a problematic structure.

The vast polar structure, a plane of satellite galaxies at the poles of the Milky Way, is at the center of a tug-of-war between scientists who disagree about the existence of mysterious dark matter, the invisible substance that, according to some scientists, comprises 85 percent of the mass of the universe.

More trees, less global warming? Not exactly

More trees, less global warming? Not exactly

Trees are considered as one of our biggest natural allies in the war against global warming, but in a new twist, scientists have found that the army of green is spewing out methane.

The University of Delaware study is one of the first in the world to show that tree trunks in upland forests actually emit methane rather than store it, representing a new, previously unaccounted source of this powerful greenhouse gas.

Methane is about 25 times stronger than carbon dioxide, with some estimates as high as 33 times stronger due to its effects when it is in the atmosphere.

Everything you need to know about 'Tennis Elbow'

Everything you need to know about 'Tennis Elbow'

Tennis elbow is a common problem among sportsperson, caused by the overuse of the hand muscles including arm and forearm.

However this problem has nothing to do with Tennis! It got its name because this problem is very common amongst the tennis players.

Sportsmen like Sachin Tendulkar (Indian Cricketer), Stuart Clark (Cricket Bowler, Australia) and Jim Vanek (Tennis Pro) struggled a lot because of Tennis Elbow, which is also referred to as ' Golfer's elbow'!

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Heart flown from Delhi to Chennai, longest distance haul in India

Heart flown from Delhi to Chennai, longest distance haul in India

Heart of a deceased civilian of the Indian Airforce in Delhi was flown to Chennai recently, to save life of an old man, who was awaiting a suitable heart for transplantation.

It is the longest haul of donated tissue in India, covering a distance of more than 2,000 kilometres, which has an average flying time two hours and 40 minutes. A donated heart has to be implanted into the recipient within four hours of its retrieval; hence government and private entities came forward to support this noble cause.

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