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Central obesity and other factors associated with uncontrolled asthma in women The concept of asthma and its heterogeneity has recently changed due to the characterisation of different phenotypes that are associated with different expression profiles, disease severity and disease control [5],[19]. Many phenotypes associated with asthma have been described that are defined by multivariate features, including clinical, genetic and molecular features; the phenotypes are able to interact, have different behaviours regarding control and response to treatment and are linked to gender [5],[10],[19]. During childhood, asthma is more prevalent in males, after puberty, however, its incidence increases in women [20]. In addition to being more affected by asthma, women are at greater risk of developing non-atopic asthma, which has been associated with greater severity and poor control [21],[22]. However, the determinants for this greater risk among women are not yet known.

UK Stem Cell Bank - Our research - Medical Research Council Funded by the MRC and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the UK Stem Cell Bank was established to provide an ethically approved, quality controlled and assured repository of human embryonic, fetal and adult stem cell lines to underpin high quality research and healthcare developments. Located at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), resources are available to both national and international researchers. Background Jointly funded by the MRC and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the UK Stem Cell Bank was established in 2002 to store, characterise and supply ethically-approved, quality-controlled stem cell lines for medical research and treatment, with a focus on human embryonic stem cell lines (hESC). The Bank is an internationally-leading centre of excellence in stem cell banking, and actively supports a number of national and international research and training programmes. Using the Bank 1. If the enemy is in range, so are you. 2. Incoming fire has the right of way. 3. Don't look conspicuous, it draws fire. 4. Association of American Publishers The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the national trade association of the American book publishing industry. AAP has more than 300 members, including most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies. Former U.S. congresswoman Patricia Schroeder served as the association's CEO from 1997 until 2009. What It Is and Why It Matters "All learning has an emotional base."-- Plato The ability to express and control our own emotions is important, but so is our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. Imagine a world where you couldn't understand when a friend was feeling sad or when a co-worker was angry. Psychologists refer to this ability as emotional intelligence, and some experts even suggest that it can be more important than IQ. Learn more about exactly what emotional intelligence is, how it works, and how it is measured. What is Emotional Intelligence?

Scientists discover key driver of human aging Salk Institute findings on premature aging syndrome could lead to slowing or reversing the aging process. A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, as detailed in Science. In the study, scientists at the Salk Institute and the Chinese Academy of Science found that the genetic mutations underlying Werner syndrome, a disorder that leads to premature aging and death, resulted in the deterioration of bundles of DNA known as heterochromatin. The discovery, made possible through a combination of cutting-edge stem cell and gene-editing technologies, could lead to ways of countering age-related physiological declines by preventing or reversing damage to heterochromatin.

Home uses for Hydrogen Peroxide for disinfection and sanitizing Many home uses for hydrogen peroxide are all about disinfection and sanitizing. Or, to say it another way: OUT WITH THE GROSS! Many of the benefits of hydrogen peroxide begin with its value in killing germs. I've been using hydrogen peroxide for years, and some of my favorite uses are for disinfection. Hydrogen peroxide helps keep things from getting gross, and helps to clean up things that have already gotten gross.... This link will take you to information on home uses for hydrogen peroxide for cleaning carpets, walls, windows, bathrooms and so on. Plagiarist or Puppet? US Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s reprehensible defense of Elsevier’s Research Works Act There has been lots of activity this week surrounding the “Research Works Act“, a bill introduced in the US House of Representatives that seeks to end the NIH’s Public Access Policy. Despite the flurry of attention to the bill, its authors – Reps Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) have remained silent (save a brief twitter exchange between Issa and Tim O’Reilly). That changed today when a letter from Rep. Maloney defending the bill was published on the blog of Harvard researcher Alex Kentis (she was responding to his expression of opposition to the bill).

ERIC Note: Many web browsers do not support telnet or TN3270. How to order documents ERIC references with an ED number are from ERIC's Resources in Education database and are typically research papers and other monographs. Almost all of these documents are available on microfiche at the ERIC Resource Collections located in over 1000 academic libraries and centers worldwide. You can also order these documents from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS). Immunotherapy fights cancer better with both arms of the immune system, say researchers The treated mice developed immunological memory; when the researchers injected them with tumor cells months later, their immune systems destroyed them. Now, a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests that one reason immunotherapy treatments appear to fail when they leave the lab may be because they are only enlisting one arm of the immune system. So far, immunotherapy developers have focused either on attacking tumors with antibodies, which enlists the innate immune response, or approaches like adoptive T cell therapy to boost numbers of T cells, which form the backbone of the adaptive immune response. In a report on their work in the journal Cancer Cell, senior author Dane Wittrup, a professor in chemical engineering, and colleagues describe how a combination of the two approaches successfully halted a very aggressive type of melanoma in mice. Making IL-2 hang around longer boosts anti-tumor antibody therapy

Embryonic stem cell research: an ethical dilemma A human embryo can split into twins or triplets until about 14 days after fertilization Egg and sperm: some people believe an embryo must be fully protected from conception onwards (Wellcome Images/Spike Walker) Human blastocyst on the tip of a pin: embryonic stem cells can be grown from cells found in the blastocyst (Wellcome Images/Yorgos Nikas) Free Spiritual Guidance Tarot Reading In-depth reading to focus on the larger lessons and wisdom behind your experience... You will be choosing 5 cards one at a time. Each Card has a meaning for the position it is drawn in, so for the first card you draw read "position 1" , the second card "position 2" and so on. Every card will open in a new window, so you will need to have your pop-up blockers turned off. Before you choose each card clear your mind and read the position meaning listed below that corresponds to the card you are on.

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