Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You’d Think | Health4News

This is a trick question. Where would you expect to find the greatest variety of birds?
Downtown, in a city?

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Or far, far from downtown — in the fields, forests, mountains, where people are scarce?

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Or in the suburbs? In backyards, lawns,…
Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You’d Think

With Men’s Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter | Health4News

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hide captionThe human Y chromosome, left, holds the code for “maleness;” that’s the X on the right.

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The human Y chromosome, left, holds the code for “maleness;”…
With Men’s Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter

FDA expands approved use of Imbruvica for chronic lymphocytic leukemia | Health4News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who carry a deletion in chromosome 17 (17p deletion), which is associated with poor responses to standard treatment for CLL. Imbruvica received…
FDA expands approved use of Imbruvica for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Are serum-free and xeno-free culture conditions ideal for large scale clinical grade expansion of Wharton’s jelly derived mesenchymal stem cells? A comparative study | Health4News

IntroductionMesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) for clinical use have largely been isolated from the bone marrow, although isolation of these cells from many different adult and fetal tissues has been reported as well. One such source of MSCs is the Whartons Jelly (WJ) of the umbilical cord,…
Are serum-free and xeno-free culture conditions ideal for large scale clinical grade expansion of Wharton’s jelly derived mesenchymal stem cells? A comparative study

A SNP in intron 8 of CD46 causes a novel transcript associated with mastitis in Holsteins | Health4News

The membrane protein CD46, a ubiquitous cell surface pathogen receptor, can bind Streptococcus to trigger cell autophagy, which is a critical step in the control of infection.
Results:
In this study, we found a new splice variant designated CD46 transcript variant (CD46-TV). The splice variant…
A SNP in intron 8 of CD46 causes a novel transcript associated with mastitis in Holsteins

Identification of prognostic inflammatory factors in colorectal liver metastases | Health4News

The modified Glasgow Prognostic Index (mGPS) has been reported to be an important prognostic indicator in a number of tumor types, including colorectal cancer (CRC). The features of the inflammatory state thought to accompany elevated C-reactive protein (CRP), a key feature of mGPS, were…
Identification of prognostic inflammatory factors in colorectal liver metastases

Building successful student-athlete coach relationships: examining coaching practices and commitment to the coach | Health4News

In this study we utilized the concept of commitment to explain the impact of coaching practices on student-athlete’s behaviour. We examined the impact of commitment to the coach on the coaching outcome of in-role behaviour, and the influence of coaching practices, of information sharing,…
Building successful student-athlete coach relationships: examining coaching practices and commitment to the coach

Isolation and enzyme bioprospection of endophytic bacteria associated with plants of Brazilian mangrove ecosystem | Health4News

The mangrove ecosystem is a coastal tropical biome located in the transition zone between land and sea that is characterized by periodic flooding, which confers unique and specific environmental conditions on this biome. In these ecosystems, the vegetation is dominated by a particular group of…
Isolation and enzyme bioprospection of endophytic bacteria associated with plants of Brazilian mangrove ecosystem

Liberia closes border crossings, restricts public gatherings amid Ebola outbreak | Health4News

Liberia’s president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the first meeting of a…
Liberia closes border crossings, restricts public gatherings amid Ebola outbreak

Potential ‘universal’ blood test for cancer discovered | Health4News

Researchers from the University of Bradford, UK, have devised a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not.
The test will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms, saving time and preventing costly and unnecessary…
Potential ‘universal’ blood test for cancer discovered

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