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FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

UM SOM Names Deputy Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for its Graduate Program in Life Sciences
Dudley K. Strickland, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), along with UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced that Peixin Yang, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (OB-GYN), has been named Deputy Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in UM SOM’s Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS). (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Soma Compound (Carisoprodol and Aspirin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gambia: Free Surgery Operation At Soma Health Centre in September
[Foroyaa] This is to inform the general public that there will be free surgical operations by a group of Spanish Doctors, to be held at the Soma Health Centre, in September, 2017. The group has three teams of specialist doctors that comprise burn, eye and plastic surgeon specialists. The operations will be carried out free of charge and if one is also admitted, feeding will be taken care of by them. Free transport will be provided for those coming from the Kombo area and after the operation; patients will be refunde (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ligand- and voltage-gated Ca2+ channels differentially regulate the mode of vesicular neuropeptide release in mammalian sensory neurons
Neuropeptides released from dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons play essential roles in the neurotransmission of sensory inputs, including those underlying nociception and pathological pain. Neuropeptides are released from intracellular vesicles through two modes: a partial release mode called "kiss-and-run" (KAR) and a full release mode called "full fusion–like" (FFL). Using total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy, we traced the release of pH-sensitive green fluorescent protein–tagged neuropeptide Y (pHluorin-NPY) from individual dense-core vesicles in the soma and axon of s...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - June 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wang, Y., Wu, Q., Hu, M., Liu, B., Chai, Z., Huang, R., Wang, Y., Xu, H., Zhou, L., Zheng, L., Wang, C., Zhou, Z. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Sutter Health dives into retail locations with first SoMa clinic, 4 others coming this year
Neighborhood health clinics are on the rise as patients look past big hospitals for care. Nonprofit giant Sutter Health opened three walk-in clinics last year in Sacramento and is bringing the model to San Francisco. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Sutter Health dives into retail locations with first SoMa clinic, 4 others coming this year
Neighborhood health clinics are on the rise as patients look past big hospitals for care. Nonprofit giant Sutter Health opened three walk-in clinics last year in Sacramento and is bringing the model to San Francisco. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

A Report from SOMA SA 2017
Charlotte, N.C. - During EMS Week 2017, I had the good fortune to attend the Special Operations Medical Association’s 2017 Scientific Assembly (SOMA SA) held at Charlotte Convention Center. Picture a conference filled with camouflage and dress uniforms. Medics and medical teams from the US Army “Green Berets” and Rangers; US Navy SEALS; US Air Force Pararescue; US Coast Guard Tactical Teams, and other “special operators” from NATO partner forces across the globe coming together for medical learning and information sharing.  Military nurses, PAs, physicians/surgeons, clinical researchers a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

A Report from SOMA SA 2017
Charlotte, N.C. - During EMS Week 2017, I had the good fortune to attend the Special Operations Medical Association’s 2017 Scientific Assembly (SOMA SA) held at Charlotte Convention Center. Picture a conference filled with camouflage and dress uniforms. Medics and medical teams from the US Army “Green Berets” and Rangers; US Navy SEALS; US Air Force Pararescue; US Coast Guard Tactical Teams, and other “special operators” from NATO partner forces across the globe coming together for medical learning and information sharing.  Military nurses, PAs, physicians/surgeons, clinical researchers a...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Stressing the brain through technology may reduce age-related disease
(Bentham Science Publishers) In this Opinion paper the researchers discuss how a meaningful and intentional integration with technology, which hormetically challenges our cognition, may redress the conflict for resources between the soma and the germline, and result in a reduction of age-related dysfunction in participating humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three-dimensional Ca2+ imaging advances understanding of astrocyte biology
Astrocyte communication is typically studied by two-dimensional calcium ion (Ca2+) imaging, but this method has not yielded conclusive data on the role of astrocytes in synaptic and vascular function. We developed a three-dimensional two-photon imaging approach and studied Ca2+ dynamics in entire astrocyte volumes, including during axon-astrocyte interactions. In both awake mice and brain slices, we found that Ca2+ activity in an individual astrocyte is scattered throughout the cell, largely compartmented between regions, preponderantly local within regions, and heterogeneously distributed regionally and locally. Processes...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bindocci, E., Savtchouk, I., Liaudet, N., Becker, D., Carriero, G., Volterra, A. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine Community to Celebrate Grand Opening of New 'Leadership Hall'
With a complete top-to-bottom renovation, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has dramatically transformed it’s 1970s-era Medical School Teaching Facility (“MSTF”) Auditorium into “Leadership Hall,” a bright, inviting and elegant space that will serve as the UM SOM’s new signature venue for large events. The UM SOM community --which played a significant role in making the renovation possible -- is now ready to celebrate! (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Special Ribbon Cutting Event Celebrates the Grand Opening of New 'Leadership Hall'
With a complete top-to-bottom renovation, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has dramatically transformed it’s 1970s-era Medical School Teaching Facility (“MSTF”) Auditorium into “Leadership Hall,” a bright, inviting and elegant space that will serve as the UM SOM’s new signature venue for large events. The UM SOM community --which played a significant role in making the renovation possible -- is now ready to celebrate! (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Special Ribbon Cutting Event Celebrates the Grand Opening of the New 'Leadership Hall'
With a complete top-to-bottom renovation, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has dramatically transformed it’s 1970s-era Medical School Teaching Facility (“MSTF”) Auditorium into “Leadership Hall,” a bright, inviting and elegant space that will serve as the UM SOM’s new signature venue for large events. The UM SOM community --which played a significant role in making the renovation possible -- is now ready to celebrate! (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured, UCLA researchers find
A new UCLA study could change scientists ’ understanding of how the brain works — and could lead to new approaches for treating neurological disorders and for developing computers that “think” more like humans.The research focused on the structure and function of dendrites, which are components of neurons, the nerve cells in the brain. Neurons are large, tree-like structures made up of a body, the soma, with numerous branches called dendrites extending outward. Somas generate brief electrical pulses called “spikes” in order to connect and communicate with each other. Scientists had gener...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Soma Compound with Codeine (Carisoprodol, Aspirin, and Codeine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Rescuers in Turkey Search for 12 Missing Miners; 4 Dead
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams recovered another body from a copper mine that collapsed in southeastern Turkey, officials said Friday, raising the death toll to four. A rescue operation to find 12 miners still missing was underway, but the head of Turkey's crisis management agency, Halis Bilden, said chances of reaching them alive were slim. "I don't believe that we will be able to reach them alive," Bilden told reporters from the mine site in televised comments. "I cannot say that we have reached signs of life." The privately-owned mine near the town of Sirvan, in Siirt province caved in late...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Rescuers in Turkey Search for 12 Missing Miners; 4 Dead
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams recovered another body from a copper mine that collapsed in southeastern Turkey, officials said Friday, raising the death toll to four. A rescue operation to find 12 miners still missing was underway, but the head of Turkey's crisis management agency, Halis Bilden, said chances of reaching them alive were slim. "I don't believe that we will be able to reach them alive," Bilden told reporters from the mine site in televised comments. "I cannot say that we have reached signs of life." The privately-owned mine near the town of Sirvan, in Siirt province caved in late...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Impact of expanding ELISA screening in DUID investigations to include carisoprodol/meprobamate and zolpidem - Lu A, Scott KS, Chan-Hosokawa A, Logan BK.
In 2013, the National Safety Council's Alcohol Drugs and Impairment Division added zolpidem and carisoprodol and its metabolite meprobamate to the list of Tier 1 drugs that should be tested for in all suspected drug impaired driving and motor vehicle fatal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Impacts of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident on emergency medical service times in Soma District, Japan: a retrospective observational study - Morita T, Tsubokura M, Furutani T, Nomura S, Ochi S, Leppold C, Takahara K, Shimada Y, Fujioka S, Kami M, Kato S, Oikawa T.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of the 3.11 triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident) on the emergency medical service (EMS) system in Fukushima. METHODS: Total EMS time (from EMS call to arrival at a hospital) was assessed in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

carisoprodol (Soma)
Title: carisoprodol (Soma)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/11/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/1/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Becoming a master in med school takes on new meaning
Tackling a master’s degree during medical school—usually in public health or business—has become increasingly popular among students as they prepare for the rigors of the profession. Many schools now are focused on developing a mastery of learning that is essential for physicians’ entire careers—but it doesn’t involve an additional degree. The AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium—working to modernize and reshape the way physicians are trained—brings schools together to share ideas and experiences with new programs designed to improve competency, l...
Source: AMA Wire - June 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Youth Sports: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Baseball, soccer, lacrosse and other sports are popular spring and summer activities for kids.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. David Soma talks about the benefits of getting your kids involved. To listen, click the link below. Youth Sports (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

[Editors' Choice] Soma regulates germline differentiation
Author: Beverly A. Purnell (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Beverly A. Purnell Tags: Germline Source Type: news

Concussion Awareness
The movie "Concussion" opened last week and it's generating a lot of discussion, on many fronts. Doctors at Mayo Clinic hope all the talk will raise awareness of traumatic brain injuries. David Soma, M.D., played high school and collegiate football. Now, as a pediatrician, sports medicine specialist and a father, he has interesting perspectives on the whole [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 29, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

An aftermath analysis of the 2014 coal mine accident in Soma, Turkey: use of risk performance indicators based on historical experience - Spada M, Burgherr P.
This study investigated if such ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Shasun Pharma gets US FDA nod to market Carisoprodol
Shasun Pharmaceuticals said the product will be manufactured at its Puducherry plant and distributed through a partner. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 16, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disaster management at Soma General Hospital in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake - Fukunaga H, Kumakawa H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Gambia: VSGS in Lrr Sensitised On Ebola Prevention
[Daily Observer] Lrr -At least 200 women drawn from the various Village Support Groups (VSGs) across the Lower River Region on Monday attended a day's sensitisation forum on Ebola prevention, held at Kaira Konko Scout headquarters in Soma, Jarra West District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Case You Missed the Show: #MayoClinicRadio PODCAST 8/15/2015
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio PODCAST 08-15-15 On this back-to-school edition of Mayo Clinic Radio, children's sleep specialist Dr. Suresh Kotagal outlines how much sleep children need to be fully engaged in class. Also on the program, pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Robert Jacobson provides an update on vaccines, sports medicine specialist Dr. David Soma talks about [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 17, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
“Bernard also laughed; after two grams of soma the joke seemed, for some reason, good. Laughed and then, almost immediately, dropped off to sleep.” — Aldous Huxley, Brave New World It’s been a tough few years for benzodiazepines, the pharmaceutical industry’s top-selling family of prescription drugs. Tough in every way, that is, except sales: Xanax remains the world’s most popular pill, and U.S. prescriptions for it and other benzos grow by 12 percent every year. It’s their reputation, long enjoyed, as harmless and effective medicines that’s taking a flurry of hits — so...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gambia: African Oyster Trust Donates to Soma, Farafenni Health Facilities
[Daily Observer] Lady Kira Dalton of a British charity called African Oyster Trust (AOT), recently donated two slit lamps worth over 150,000 dalasis and various optical equipment to the Soma Major Health Centre and Fafafenni Hospital respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Corrado Spadafora: Does The Weismann Barrier Really Exist?
Corrado Spadafora's work 20 some years ago on the organization of chromatin in sperm cells revealed that "sperm cells can behave as vectors of foreign genetic information to embryos at fertilization." This led to his current investigation of embryos and cancer. Spadafora, a biomedical research scientist at Rome's Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health) says findings from his experiments have "profound implications" for non-Mendalian inheritance of characters from one generation to the next. Our interview follows. Suzan Mazur: Is biotechnology's approach to targeting d...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Marketers Are Plotting To Use Neuroscience To Control What You Buy
This study showed the placebo effect was alive and well. They liked the more expensive wines better. Because participants’ brains were being scanned by functional MRI machines while they judged the wine, the researchers were able to go back and analyze that same data for “grey matter volume.” Then they took the grey matter data and plugged it into a database that looked for links between volume and cognitive functions. This time they found: Those who have a higher grey matter volume in the striatum, the part of the brain involved in processing rewards, responded more easily to the marketing placebo effe...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers Significant Gains in Malaria Fight
[Daily Observer] The deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has disclosed that The Gambia has registered significant gains in malaria control and prevention. Deputising for the Health minister at the commemoration of World Malaria Day on Saturday at Soma in the Lower River Region, DPS Dawda Ceesay indicated that research has shown a general decline in malaria morbidity, and mortality incidence has dropped by 85.5%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Change in and long-term investigation of neuro-otologic disorders in disaster-stricken Fukushima prefecture: retrospective cohort study before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake - Hasegawa J, Hidaka H, Kuriyama S, Obara T, Hashimoto K, Tateda Y, Okumura Y, Kobayashi T, Katori Y.
On March 11, 2011, Japan's northeast Pacific coast was hit by a gigantic earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Soma City in Fukushima Prefecture is situated approximately 44 km north of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Soma General Hospital is the only ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Psychosomatic & Somatoform Disorders: Information, Types & Treatment
The word, 'psychosomatic,' means mind or, 'psyche,' and body or, 'soma.' A psychosomatic disorder is a disease involving both mind and body, in other words. Some physical diseases are thought to be especially prone to worsen by mental factors such as anxiety and stress. A person's current mental state may affect how bad a physical disease is at any particular moment. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 6, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Psychological Disorders Source Type: news

Non-controlled and over-the-counter drugs of abuse
  2.5 out of 5 stars Abuse of Medications That Theoretically Are Without Abuse Potential. Reeves RR et al. South Med J 2015 Mar;108:151-157. Abstract This review of noncontrolled prescription and over-the-counter drugs that can be and have been abused for non-medical or recreational purposes is rather sketchy and anecdotal (as the authors admit,) but nevertheless contains some useful information. Classes of drugs discussed include: Cold & Cough products: pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, oxymetazoline, dextromethorphan Anticholinergics: diphenhydramine, benztropine, trihexyphenidyl (Artane) Antipsychotics: quetiap...
Source: The Poison Review - March 24, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical cough/cold preparations dextromethorphan medication abuse otc over-the-counter Source Type: news

Gambia: Thinking NAYCONF
[Daily Observer]We are glad to hear the youth minister say they are putting Ebola safety measures in the much awaited Jarra-Soma hosted NAYCONF. This was our concern and it is good that it is on the agenda. Now cognizant of the short time to the event, we once again call on all and sundry particularly the private sector to step forward and be in the vanguard of youth development. Supporting a forum like the NAYCONF is crucial in that respect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Perineuronal Nets: A Special Structure in the Central Nervous System Extracellular Matrix
The extracellular matrix of the central nervous system (CNS) contains various compartments. Perineuronal nets (PNNs) are specialized and stable brain matrices which enwrap the surface of the soma and proximal dendrites on the neuronal surface. The presence of PNNs marks the end of the critical period in the developing CNS and limits the degree of plasticity after CNS injury. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans, link proteins, hyaluronan, and tenascin-R are identified in the PNNs. Here, we describe a method which allows the sequential extraction of the main matrix compartments of the CNS, ending with the isolation of the PNN ...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience - November 4, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Gambia: LRR Youth Sensitised On Sexual, Reproductive Health
[Daily Observer]At least 20-youth in the Lower River Region (LRR) recently attended a daylong sensitisation on sexual and reproductive health information, ahead of the upcoming National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCOF), scheduled to take place in December at Jarra-Soma in Jarra West District, LRR. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 30, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Violence against women in South Africa : review - Langa-Mlambo L, Soma-Pillay P.
South Africa is currently experiencing a huge burden of morbidity and mortality arising from violence and injury. In 2000, violence and unintentional injuries combined were the second leading cause of all death and disability adjusted life years (DALY). Th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

PIWI proteins and piRNAs regulate genes in the germline and beyond
(Science China Press) PIWI proteins associate with PIWI-interacting RNAs, which are a class of 24-32 nucleotide small non-coding RNAs. Current studies show that PIWI proteins and their interactors regulate piRNA biogenesis and diverse biological processes including transposon silencing, epigenetic programming, DNA rearrangements, mRNA turnover, and translational control, both in the germline and the soma. These discoveries on the PIWI-piRNA pathway have revealed an intriguing new dimension of sncRNA-mediated gene regulation in the cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 17, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

DHEA effects on brain and behavior: insights from comparative studies of aggression - Soma KK, Rendon NM, Boonstra R, Albers HE, Demas GE.
Historically, research on the neuroendocrinology of aggression has been dominated by the paradigm that the brain receives sex steroid hormones, such as testosterone (T), from the gonads, and then these gonadal hormones modulate behaviorally-relevant neural... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Gambia: Alleged Infanticide Lands Mother, Daughters in Custody
[Daily Observer]Lrr -Police have arrested a mother and two of her daughters in the Lower River Region (LRR) commercial town of Jarra Soma for their alleged involvement in an infanticide case, the Daily Observer has learnt. The trio allegedly buried the newborn of one of the daughters shortly after delivery. Our sources however could not ascertain if the baby was buried alive or had died at the time of the act as investigations are being mounted to get to the bottom of the issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Filtered water pitchers that can grace a dinner party table
Gadgets: Soma's water filter pitcher looks elegant enough for a dinner party table. CamelBak also has a new filter pitcher.The big guy in the water pitcher-filter market has practically become a common name, like Kleenex. But even Brita's most ardent fans might agree that those plastic containers aren't dinner party elegant. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 29, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gambia: Brikama & Soma Health Centres Boosted
[Daily Observer]In their efforts to make preventable diseases history, Your Change for a Change (YCFaC) recently embarked on blood donation, paying medical bills and dishing out food items to patients, at the Brikama and Soma Health Centres, respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The price of a long, healthy life may be reduced fertility | David Cox
Suppressing a hormone that governs metabolism boosts your chances of living to a grand old age, but there's a downsideWould you be prepared to sacrifice your fertility in order to live longer? It's an almost inconceivable dilemma, but one day we could be offered a choice between having children and enhancing our chances of reaching a grand old age.The idea that fertility and longevity may be intertwined was first mooted in the 1970s when gerontologist Tom Kirkwood, now at the University of Newcastle, proposed his "disposable soma" hypothesis. Over time, our bodies age as a result of natural degeneration or "...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2014 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Genetics Health Medical research Alzheimer's Immunology Ageing Science Source Type: news

Gambia: Soma Health Centre Reviews Maternal Deaths in LRR
[The Point]The national Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) status report for the year 2012 states that The Gambia is not on track to reducing maternal mortality from its present rate of 730 per 100, 000 live births (2001) to the MDG target of 263 per 100,000 births by 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 10, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news