Month: January 2013

China sends three Warships to disputed Islands

Wednesday, 30 January 2013  Three Chinese government ships were sailing in  waters around islands disputed with Japan today, a day after the  Japanese premier suggested a summit could help mend frayed ties. Japan’s coastguard said the maritime surveillance  boats were sailing in waters around a chain of Tokyo-controlled islands  known as the Senkakus in Japan…

Israeli air strike: Syria and Iran vow to retaliate

Arab League, Egypt condem attack. But target remains unclear 31 January, 20:45 An Israeli F-15 jet fighter (archive)     (ANSAmed) – BEIRUT – Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, has been quoted by US media as saying that “there will be serious consequences for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv” in retaliation for an…

A ‘neurosteroid’ found to prevent brain injury caused by HIV/AIDS : DHEA-S

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that a network of steroid molecules found in the brain is disrupted during HIV infection, and treatment with the steroid DHEA-S prevents brain damage Bethesda, MD—A team of scientists from Canada, Thailand and Morocco have found…

A ‘neurosteroid’ found to prevent brain injury caused by HIV/AIDS : DHEA-S

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that a network of steroid molecules found in the brain is disrupted during HIV infection, and treatment with the steroid DHEA-S prevents brain damage Bethesda, MD—A team of scientists from Canada, Thailand and Morocco have found…

Exposure to antiepileptic drug in womb linked to autism risk

Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal Increases risk of other neurodevelopmental disorders too when taken separately or with other drugs Children whose mothers take the antiepileptic drug sodium valproate while pregnant are at significantly increased risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, suggests a small study published online in the Journal of Neurology…

Exposure to antiepileptic drug in womb linked to autism risk

Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal Increases risk of other neurodevelopmental disorders too when taken separately or with other drugs Children whose mothers take the antiepileptic drug sodium valproate while pregnant are at significantly increased risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, suggests a small study published online in the Journal of Neurology…

Chronic hepatitis C: Interferon may be harmful in re-treatment: ” may face an increased risk of dying sooner “

Contact: Jennifer Beal sciencenewsroom@wiley.com 44-012-437-70633 Wiley People with hepatitis C and chronic liver disease who relapsed or failed to respond to initial treatment are unlikely to improve on interferon retreatment. In fact, they may face an increased risk of dying sooner, and are likely to experience a variety of adverse effects, according to an updated…

Chronic hepatitis C: Interferon may be harmful in re-treatment: “may face an increased risk of dying sooner”

Contact: Jennifer Beal sciencenewsroom@wiley.com 44-012-437-70633 Wiley People with hepatitis C and chronic liver disease who relapsed or failed to respond to initial treatment are unlikely to improve on interferon retreatment. In fact, they may face an increased risk of dying sooner, and are likely to experience a variety of adverse effects, according to an updated…

Scientists may have received millions in duplicate funding

Contact: John Pastor jdpastor@vt.edu 540-231-5646 Virginia Tech Virginia Tech scientists use text-mining software to find cases of duplicate funding Big Data computation at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech reveals that over the past two decades funding agencies may have awarded millions and possibly billions of dollars to scientists who submitted the same grant…

Study: Husbands who do more traditionally female housework have less sex

Contact: Daniel Fowler pubinfo@asanet.org 202-527-7885 American Sociological Association WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2013 — Married men who spend more time doing traditionally female household tasks—including cooking, cleaning, and shopping—report having less sex than husbands who don’t do as much, according to a new study in the February issue of the American Sociological Review. “Our findings…

Study: Husbands who do more traditionally female housework have less sex

Contact: Daniel Fowler pubinfo@asanet.org 202-527-7885 American Sociological Association WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2013 — Married men who spend more time doing traditionally female household tasks—including cooking, cleaning, and shopping—report having less sex than husbands who don’t do as much, according to a new study in the February issue of the American Sociological Review. “Our findings…

Skin, soft tissue infections succumb to blue light : 100% Survival of Infections Vs. 18%

Contact: Jim Sliwa jsliwa@asmusa.org 202-942-9297 American Society for Microbiology Skin, soft tissue infections succumb to blue light Blue light can selectively eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections of the skin and soft tissues, while preserving the outermost layer of skin, according to a proof-of-principle study led by Michael R. Hamblin of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the…

Skin, soft tissue infections succumb to blue light : 100% Survival of Infections Vs. 18%

Contact: Jim Sliwa jsliwa@asmusa.org 202-942-9297 American Society for Microbiology Blue light can selectively eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections of the skin and soft tissues, while preserving the outermost layer of skin, according to a proof-of-principle study led by Michael R. Hamblin of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Harvard Medical School, Boston. The research is published…

Abe says he intends to change constitution

By Kyoko Hasegawa Politics Jan. 31, 2013 – 04:50PM JST ( 77 ) Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships Kurama (R) and Hyuga (L)  off Sagami Bay, Japan, on October 14, 2012AFP TOKYO   — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told lawmakers Thursday he intends to change the post-WWII constitution that imposed pacifism on Japan, in a move…

A woman accused of helping the U.S. government infect hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis has full immunity from a class action

Guatemala Experiment Case Suffers New Setback By BARBARA LEONARD WASHINGTON (CN) – A woman accused of helping the U.S. government infect hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis has full immunity from a class action, a federal judge ruled. During the 40 years that the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory within the U.S. Public Health Service conducted limited…

Forced contraception of Jewish Ethopian women is tip of global iceberg

A report claims Israel pressured women to reduce its poor black population. Reproductive rights need defending across the world Lisa Hallgarten  guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 30 January 2013 06.58 EST   The hands of an Ethiopian Jewish woman during ‘Sigd’ prayers in Jerusalem. A report has revealed ‘Ethiopian women have been given injections of Depo-Provera without sufficient…

New York Times claims huge attack by Chinese hackers

Stories about wealth of outgoing premier Wen Jiabao appeared to be catalyst for attack, possibly by military, says paper Jonathan Kaiman in Beijing guardian.co.uk, Thursday 31 January 2013 01.02 EST Chinese hackers, possibly from the country’s military, hacked the New York Times’ computers while it was investigating the wealth of Wen Jiabao, the paper has…