|Hormones predict miscarriage risk.
Doctors may be able to predict which women are
at high risk of miscarriage, say researchers.
BBC Health 04:00
The supermice that resist cancer.
Scientists have bred a family of "supermice"
that are highly resistant to cancer. BBC Health 04:00
Embryos to be screened for cancer.
Scientists are granted permission to screen
test tube embryos for an inherited form of bowel
Natural protein can starve cancer.
A protein present in normal body tissue could
hold the key to preventing tumour growth,
researchers say. BBC
Asbestos claims 'could hit £20bn'.
UK claims for asbestos-related diseases could
hit £20bn - but only half of the cost will be
covered by insurance, a study says. BBC Health 04:00
'Stethoscope' hears kidney stones.
Scientists develop a "smart stethoscope" that
can hear when a kidney stone has been successfully
Air bubbles in breakfast syrup show
potential pathway to new technology. The
behavior of air bubbles in ordinary breakfast
syrup demonstrates how scientists might be able to
make vanishingly thin tubes and fibers for
biomedical and other applications. Previous
experiments conducted in Sidney Nagel's laboratory
at the University of Chicago showed how to make
liquid thread... ScienceBlog 04:00
NASA Sets New Space Shuttle Launch
Planning Window. After an extensive
review, NASA is planning its Return to Flight
Space Shuttle mission, designated STS-114, for a
launch window that opens in May 2005. NASA's Space
Flight Leadership Council has met to consider a
recommendation from the Space Shuttle Program to
revise the Return to Flight target lau... ScienceBlog 04:00
Do lead bullets continue to be a hazard
after they land?. There were 20 million
metric tons of lead bullets fired in the United
States in the 20th century. Is that lead having an
environmental impact? Not at or near the U.S.
Forest Service firing range near Blacksburg, Va.,
according to research by Virginia Tech geological
scientists. There are 9,000 nonmi... ScienceBlog 04:00
Gut microbes can open gates in fat
cells. The microorganisms that normally
live in the gut can increase body fat, say
researchers at Washington University School of
Medicine in St. Louis. They found that gut
microbes can open the ''gates'' fat uses to enter
the body's fat cells. Using a two-pronged
strategy, gut microbes first break down ot...
Plentiful fossils of dinosaur
contemporary allow population study.
Dinosaurs ruled the earth for hundreds of
millions of years, then disappeared so completely
that to find even a partially complete skeleton of
a single multi-ton animal is rare. Meanwhile, the
Virginia Museum of Natural History has scores of
fossils of Tanytrachelos ahynis, a 12 to 18-inch
reptile t... ScienceBlog 04:00
||U.K. scientists find key to unlock
body's own cancer defence. Scientists at
Bristol University have found that a protein
present in normal body tissues can prevent tumour
growth. A team there discovered that a type of
vascular endothelial growth factor found in normal
tissue, including blood, can prevent cancers from
growing. The growth of any cancer depends o...
Grand Rounds Reminder: Just a reminder
- Grand Rou.... Grand Rounds Reminder:
Just a reminder - Grand Rounds will be hosted here
tomorrow. Please send your submissions to
medpundit-at-ameritech.net by 9PM tonight (EST
preferred). MedPundit 04:00
Mercy: Terri Schiavo's case took
another turn last.... Mercy: Terri
Schiavo's case took another turn last week, when
the courts decided to allow her to continue to be
fed while her parents appeal. It looks like her
husband might give up: Felos said it might be time
to advise Schiavo to end his quest. ` MedPundit 04:00
Free Market Medicine: In Europe: Aylin
Oflas c.... Free Market Medicine: In
Europe: Aylin Oflas couldn't afford to get the fat
liposuctioned from her thighs at home in Germany.
So she went back across the border to the Polish
doctor who had fitted her with breast implants
last year -- and asked what h MedPundit 04:00
Kaiser Rhapsody: Is Kaiser Permanente
the future o.... Kaiser Rhapsody: Is
Kaiser Permanente the future of American
healthcare? It sure sounds like paradise: After 18
years in private practice, Dr. Victor Silvestre
was exhausted from his lonely battle, day after
day, with a health care system that seemed MedPundit 04:00
Happy Halloween. Happy
Halloween MedPundit 04:00
Halloween Alert: Beware costume lenses:
Federa.... Halloween Alert: Beware costume
lenses: Federal health officials are warning
people not to use decorative contact lenses as
part of Halloween costumes. Decorative lenses sold
without a prescription are illegal and can cause
serious eye injury and MedPundit 04:00
'Money woes' foiled Beagle 2 shot.
A report into the loss of British Mars probe
Beagle 2 blames the UK government's failure to
commit funds early enough. BBC Science 04:00
China aims for five days in orbit.
China's second manned space flight will carry
two astronauts into space and will orbit the Earth
for five days. BBC
Dubai first to breed at-risk bird.
A zoo in the Gulf has bred a bird which is
threatened by the fast pace of development in the
Nasa to resume shuttle missions.
The US space agency says it hopes shuttle
flights, suspended since the Columbia disaster,
can begin next May. BBC Science 04:00
Support sought for CO2 storage.
UK environment minister Elliot Morley will ask
industrial nations to back plans to store carbon
dioxide under the sea. BBC Science 04:00
'Smelly' mates guide seabirds.
Seabirds called prions, which mate for life,
find their nests by sniffing out their partners,
scientists say. BBC