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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    EU survey finds its bees in far better shape than was feared

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels EU finds its bees in far better shape than feared A pioneering EU survey of the impact of pests and diseases on honey bees found death rates were lower than feared, ... During the beekeeping season, when the insects were active, mortality rates were between 0.3 per cent and 13.6 per cent. "It is the first major study of pests and diseases that affect honey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1469577/european-union-survey-finds-its-bees-far-better-shape-was-feared
  2. News - Asia - SCIENCE

    Japan laboratory says stem-cell data faked by researcher Haruko Obokata

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Committee says researcher manipulated or falsified images of DNA fragments for study hailed as breakthrough in treating disease Japanese scientist 'faked ... such as diabetes and Parkinson's disease using a simple laboratory procedure. The … committee has concluded that Ms Obokata is responsible for manipulation SHUNSUKE ISHII,  SCIENTIST But significant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1462750/japan-laboratory-says-stem-cell-data-faked-researcher-haruko-obokata
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Some people just don’t like music, research in Spain and Canada shows

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 10:16pm by NYT

    ... of the population has amusia. Others, particularly those with depressive disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, suffer from general anhedonia- a pronounced deficit in experiencing pleasure from widely ... to other therapies, he said. Anhedonia is a key component of major depressive disorders, and is common among those with Parkinson's disease. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1443048/some-people-just-dont-music-research-spain-and-canada-shows
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Mega virus revived from Siberian ice after 30,000 years chills scientists

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:39pm by NYT

    ... that kills different strains of HIV, which might yield a vaccine, the country's National Institute of Communicable Diseases said. The scientists have been studying one woman's response ... universities and the US Vaccine Research Centre of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was published on Monday in the journal Nature. Humans respond to HIV by producing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440382/mega-virus-revived-siberian-ice-after-30000-years-chills-scientists
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Stressed city traders less willing to take risks, study finds

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:44pm by NYT

    ... the patient." He compared the test to ones done for heart disease, which evaluate cholesterol and high blood sugar. More than 1,800 teenagers aged 12 to 19 were observed and cortisol checked with saliva ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1430565/stressed-city-traders-less-willing-take-risks-study-finds
  6. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: Wind Wizard, by Siobhan Roberts

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... with Parkinson's disease or, most bizarrely, his death in 2009. It begins and ends seemingly in mid-thought, leaving the reader disoriented and racing to keep up. The slow and scattered start does give way ... character. Her affection for her subject is as obvious as it is contagious. But the more we come to like Davenport the more frustrating it becomes that we learn so little about his private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1166488/book-review-wind-wizard-siobhan-roberts
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    James Bond drank too much alcohol, say British doctors

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 02:27am by AP

    ... drinking habits put him at high risk for numerous alcohol-related diseases and an early alcohol-related death, the authors write. "The level of functioning as displayed in the books ... would advise Bond be referred for further assessment of his alcohol intake," the authors wrote. Fleming, a heavy drinker and smoker, died of heart disease aged 56, and "we suspect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1380151/james-bond-drank-too-much-alcohol-say-british-doctors
  8. News - China - SCIENCE

    Ancient man afflicted by rare hole-in-the-head disease

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Ancient man afflicted by rare hole-in-head disease Some medical ailments considered very rare today may have been much more common among early humans ... in causing widespread sickness. The community in Yangyuan, for instance, might have contained only a few hundred individuals, and diseases may have caused their extinction, the researchers said.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1202854/ancient-man-afflicted-rare-hole-head-disease
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists claim medicinal marijuana can be used without getting high

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 09:23pm by NYT

    ... and suppress its negative effects on cognition. In so doing, the research may clear the way for marijuana to play a growing role in treating Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative ... in the brain- a hallmark of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. The problem is that for patients who might benefit from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1363089/scientists-claim-medicinal-marijuana-can-be-used-without-getting-high
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    DNA database unlocks map to genetic disease

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 08:54am by Agence France-Presse in Chicago

    ... treatments for a host of deadly diseases, researchers said on Wednesday. “This is a major step toward understanding the wiring diagram of a human being,” said lead researcher Michael Snyder ... genetic variants affect a person’s susceptibility to disease. It also exposed previously hidden connections between seemingly unrelated diseases such as asthma, lupus and multiple sclerosis which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1030525/dna-database-unlocks-map-genetic-disease

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