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Listeria bacteria carrying the compound rhenium-188 (red) can deliver sustained doses of radiation to pancreatic-cancer cells.
In the port city of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, there is a museum devoted entirely to noodle soup. It may be Japan's favourite foodie day out: one and a half million ramen fans visit the museum every year, and even on the wintry morning that I went the queue wound 50 yards down the street - young couples, mainly: cold, hungry and excited. Inside the Yokohama Ramen Museum and Amusement Park they meet exhibitions on the evolution of soup bowls and instant noodle packets - more fascinating than you'd think, but these are not the main event. That's deep in the basement, where there's an entire street, done up to look like a raucous 1950s Yokohama harbour-front.
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Finding: Researchers have discovered that there are adult stem cells lying dormant in the RPE cell layer of the retina.
Niacin Brings No Benefit to Heart Patients - Heart Disease and Other Cardiovascular Conditions on MedicineNetBy Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- Although early research had suggested that the nutrient niacin might raise levels of "good" cholesterol and thwart heart attacks, a major clinical trial has been stopped 18 months early because it has shown no such benefit. The trial, sponsored by the U.S.
+ Author Affiliations By virtue of its central role in maintaining intravascular and extracellular volume, sodium is essential to human survival. Taste, habit, environment, genes, and behaviour probably all influence sodium intake. In view of the heterogeneity that characterizes humankind, it is remarkable that the vast majority of the world's citizens, everywhere, given free access to salt, consume between 100 and 200 mmol of sodium per 24 hours. 1 Despite this uniformity of sodium intake across all dietary, cultural, environmental, and hereditary circumstances, and the fact that life spans that are steadily increasing worldwide, many authorities now contend that current salt intake is too high by half.