Daily Archives: March 16, 2016

Good morning… let the stress begin. What is stress and how do we study it?

The American Psychological Association estimates that more than 70% of Americans regularly experience the physiological or psychological symptoms associated with chronic stress, with a third of the population thought to be living with extreme levels of stress.

How hepcidin, the main hormone regulating iron in the body, is itself regulated in β-thalassemia

To understand how things work normally, scientists often explore diseases and through understanding how things go awry, piece together the normal orchestra of normal bodily functions. In that way, scientists at New York Blood Center recently gained

Type of breast cancer provides clues to genetic susceptibility

Breast cancer is a common disease affecting 1 in 11 women in the UK but like many common cancers incidence increases with increasing age. Only 1 in 1,700 women younger than 30 and 1 in 228 women

New systems capable of stimuli-controlled release of drugs

The search for new medical strategies with high therapeutic efficiencies and reduced adverse side-effects remains a challenge for the scientific community. The development of new drug delivery systems (DDS) to generate new solid forms of active pharmaceutical

Rapid and extremely reliable detection extended-spectrum ß-lactamases-producing Enterobacteriaceae

Resistance to antibiotics is becoming a worldwide issue mostly related to resistance observed in gram negative bacterial species such as in Enterobacteriaceae (Escherichia coli , Klebsiella pneumoniae) that are the most important source of hospital – and

Arsonists and violent offenders compared: two peas in a pod?

Since arson is an expensive offense for society – with an average cost of 12,796 dollar per arson – it is important to address in offender treatment in order to reduce recidivism. Actual pyromania (repeated arson for

Perfluorinated compounds in the atmosphere of Shenzhen, China

High volume air samples taken to 13 sampling sites that were chosen in 6 districts of Shenzhen, China from September to November, 2011 were analyzed for 11 perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). A set of ionic nonvolatile PFCs including