Tag Archives: Prevention

Learning from Beetle, Frost Prevention Developed for Airplanes, Car Windshields

Modern technology that has been looking around the nature to learn its techniques has stumbled upon a unique technology used by the Namib Desert Beetle that collects airborne water despite living in the world’s hottest places. Virginia tech researchers emulated the same technique using photolithography to pattern chemical arrays that attract water on surface that repels water, thus controlling the ...

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New Study Disproves Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements Prevent Colon Cancer

While some studies have predicted recently that calcium and Vitamin D supplements would help prevent colon cancer, researchers from the University fo Colorado Cancer center have proved it wrong in their new study. Based on the results of their study conducted on 2,259 persons at 11 academic medical centers they said dietary supplementation with vitamin D and/or calcium after removal ...

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Cancer Treatment: Researchers Identify 10 New Antibodies

Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have identified ten new antibodies that can possibly prevent cancer tumours from growing. The antibodies work by inhibiting the body’s blood vessel formation close to the tumour which is, thereby, cut off from oxygen and nutrient supply. The researchers have tested some of the antibodies on mice and have succeeded in using them to ...

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Researchers Find New Way to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

A researcher from Missouri-based Saint Louis University has found a new way to prevent Type I diabetes that stops the destruction of beta cells and preserves insulin production. Thomas Burris, chair of pharmacological and physiological science, and his team focused on blocking the autoimmune process that destroys beta cells and leads to diabetes. “None of the animals on the treatment ...

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High Flouride Contamination Still Present in 19 Indian States: Ministry Report

The century-long drinking water problem associated with high flouride contamination still persists in an alarmingly high number of 14,132 habitations in 19 Indian States, found the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry. High levels of fluoride contamination affects the teeth and bones and in the long run it leads to symptoms of skeletal fluorosis with abdominal pain, excessive saliva, nausea, ...

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Asteroid Impact: Scientists Call for More Resources, Ask for Greater Prevention

Over 100 scientists, including astronauts, have signed a declaration in which they ask for more resources to prevent asteroid strikes against Earth and raise awareness about the danger such strikes could pose. In an event held simultaneously in London and San Francisco on Wednesday, six of the signatories presented the “100x Asteroid Declaration” which says that without human intervention, the ...

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UNICEF: 1.1 Million HIV Infections in Children Prevented Between 2005-2013

Ahead of World AIDS Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stated that an estimated 1.1 million human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among children under the age of 15 have been prevented between 2005 and 2013. According to data released by the UNICEF on Friday, new HIV infections among children have declined by about 40 percent between 2009 and 2013, ...

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