Jan 282013
 

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow court postponed a preliminary hearing on Monday in the posthumous trial of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, whose death in custody has damaged Russia’s image and strained ties with the United States. The court appointed a legal team to defend Magnitsky during the trial after his family and lawyers refused to attend Monday’s hearing because they say the case is politically motivated. Magnitsky was 37 when he died after 358 days in jail on suspicion of tax evasion and fraud, during which he said he was denied treatment as his health declined. …

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Jan 282013
 

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow court postponed a preliminary hearing on Monday in the posthumous trial of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, whose death in custody has damaged Russia’s image and strained ties with the United States. The court appointed a legal team to defend Magnitsky during the trial after his family and lawyers refused to attend Monday’s hearing because they say the case is politically motivated. Magnitsky was 37 when he died after 358 days in jail on suspicion of tax evasion and fraud, during which he said he was denied treatment as his health declined. …

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Jan 282013
 

Like flocks of birds, cells coordinate their motions as they race to cover and ultimately heal wounds to the skin. How that happens is a little less of a mystery today. Researchers once thought only the cells at the edge of a growing patch of wounded skin were actively moving while dividing cells passively filled in the middle. But that’s only part of the picture…

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Jan 282013
 

Female mice exposed to Bisphenol A through their mother’s diet during gestation and lactation were found to be hyperactive, exhibit spontaneous activity and had leaner body mass than those not exposed to the chemical, researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health have discovered. BPA is a chemical most commonly found in the lining of food cans and cash register receipts…

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Jan 282013
 

According to a new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University, African-American women who reported sexual or physical abuse before age 11 had a greater risk of uterine fibroids in adulthood compared with women who had no such abuse history. The association was strongest for women who experienced sexual abuse…

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Jan 282013
 

Genome sequencing data once regarded as junk is now being used to gain important clues to help understand disease. The latest example comes from the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, where scientists have developed an approach to mine the repetitive segments of DNA at the ends of chromosomes for insights into cancer…

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Jan 282013
 

ANSM, France’s health regulator, has started an inquiry into Diane-35, an acne medication which is also a contraceptive, after four people died over the last 25-year period. The deaths have been linked to the drug, authorities believe. ANSM stands from L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé…

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Jan 282013
 

The first ever review of abuse cases related to child death or serious injury in Northern Ireland were launched at Queen’s University. The review, Translating Learning into Action, was commissioned by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) and was carried out by researchers at Queen’s University and the NSPCC…

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