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Poison Pharm Crops Near You

ISIS Report, 7 March 2002

The range of products currently being produced using mammalian genes introduced into crop plants includes vaccines, immune control proteins such as cytokines, growth hormones and enzymes [1, 2]. There have been a number of field trials of pharm crops in North America but it is difficult to determine the full extent of the trials because they are not regulated in the way that genetically modified food crops are.

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Elephants Never Forget, Especially Grande Dames

Thursday April 19 3:15 PM ET

By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The grande dames of African elephant society serve as repositories of social knowledge for the pachyderm's female-dominated clans, using that wisdom to guide relations with other elephant groups and ensure reproductive success, researchers said on Thursday.

An innovative, seven-year study conducted by scientists based in Britain and Kenya of elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya illustrated the vital role played by elephant matriarchs.


Slow Growth in Infancy Increases Heart Disease Risk

Friday April 20, 2001

By Will Boggs, MD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies that do not gain sufficient weight in the first year of life appear to be at higher risk of developing heart disease later on, according to the latest research on the influence of early nutrition on adult heart disease.

After age one, the reverse appears to be true. Those youngsters who were born below normal weight but gained weight rapidly after their first birthday faced an increased risk of heart disease later in life.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Damage Same Across Cultures

Friday April 20, 2001

By Emma Patten-Hitt, PhD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The children of women who drink during pregnancy exhibit similar intellectual and physical problems no matter what their cultural background, a new study suggests.

Drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause a range of birth defects collectively known as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Symptoms include physical defects as well as problems with intellectual functioning, including lowered IQ, attention deficits and behavioral and emotional problems.

Relax -- laziness is good for you, scientist finds

Wednesday April 18, 2001

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters - Good news for Bridget Jones and the millions who share the fictional diarist's angst and guilt for failing to jog their way to health and happiness.

A German scientist is prescribing aimless sloth as the antidote to professional stress and the secret to a long life.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Offers Pain Relief

Thursday April 19, 2001

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Spinal cord stimulation--sending small electrical pulses into the spine--offers relief for a variety of painful conditions, researchers report.

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been used for decades to treat chronic pain, but few studies have analyzed its effectiveness for other types of pain, according to Dr. Seong Kim from Yeungnam University in Taegu, Korea and colleagues.

Red wine could help treat Aids and cancer

Red wine could help treat Aids and cancer

Roger Highfield in Bordeaux

April 20, 2001

RED wine could provide the inspiration for new ways to treat Aids, sleeping sickness, heart disease and cancer, and even to rejuvenate blood and skin, experts told the first symposium on blood and wine yesterday.

Scientists from a range of disciplines assembled to discuss the health benefits at the University Victor Segalen in Bordeaux, home of famous appellations such as Pomerol, St Emilion, Medoc and Graves.