Naps :: Midday naps are good for heart

Regular midday naps or siesta are good for heart and lowers risk of dying from heart disease by more than a third, said researchers at the University of Athens Medical School.

Ageing :: Boost for culturally and linguistically diverse aged care

Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities across Australia now have access to more than 1,000 new aged care places following today?s announcement of the results of the 2006 Aged Care Approvals Round by the Minister for Ageing, Senator Santo Santoro.

Diabetes :: Alert on Counterfeit One Touch Blood Glucose Test Strips

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing an update to its notifications on October 13, and October 23, 2006, alerting the public to counterfeit blood glucose test strips being sold in the US for use with various models of LifeScan, Inc., One Touch Brand Blood Glucose Monitors. These test strips are used by people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose. Today?s update includes an additional lot number that is being distributed, along with a description of how to identify the new lot.

DNA :: Regulating the nuclear architecture of the cell

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered two molecular pathways that regulate the organization of heterochromatin, the nucleolus, and other features of nuclear architecture that maintain genome stability in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

UCLA chemist provides insights into science icon – Chemistry’s periodic table

The periodic table of chemical elements hangs in front of chemistry classrooms worldwide and is an icon for science. Yet much was unknown about its history — until now. The periodic table reflects deep truths about the elements, said Eric Scerri, a UCLA chemist and author of “The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance.”