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French Research Links Marijuana to Higher Heart Disease Risk

French Research Links Marijuana to Higher Heart Disease Risk

Latest study by French researchers has revealed that pot smoking increases risk of many heart and artery diseases in young and middle-aged adults, especially those with existing cardiovascular problems. On analyzing reported cases of marijuana abuse during a five year research, researchers found 35 patients who suffered heart disease.

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Launch of First Satellite of Europe’s Copernicus Program on Thursday to Monitor Earth

Launch of First Satellite of Europe’s Copernicus Program on Thursday to Monitor

Sentinel-1A, the first satellite of Europe’s multibillion-euro Copernicus Earth observation project has been launched from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana at 2102 GMT on Thursday. Europe’s Copernicus program aims to launch six satellites to monitor earth surface and to supply valuable images in the event of natural disasters, humanitarian crises or even a plane crash.

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First ‘Geological Clock’ to Measure Moon’s Age

First ‘Geological Clock’ to Measure Moon’s Age

With the help of 259 computer simulations of protoplanetary disk, planetary scientists from France, Germany and the United States have revealed that our moon was formed about 100 million years after the solar system came into existence. Researchers simulated the growth of the terrestrial planets from a disk of thousands of planetary building blocks orbiting the sun.

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Paris offers free Public Transport Facility to curb pollution

Paris offers free Public Transport Facility to curb pollution

Public transport in Paris has been made free for three days i.e. from Friday morning to Sunday evening in a bid to curb increasing pollution. Residents in Paris have been requested to stop using their own vehicles and follow Velib and Autolib, public sharing services of bicycle and electric cars for three days.

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French Scientists Revive Giant Harmless Virus in Siberian Permafrost

French Scientists Revive Giant Harmless Virus in Siberian Permafrost

A 30,000 year-old giant harmless virus which was locked up in the Siberian permafrost has been revived by French scientists. Scientists have revived the virus in a 98-foot-deep sample of permanently frozen soil from coastal tundra in Chukotka, near the East Siberia Sea.

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Researchers Reveal Evolution of Jawed Vertebrates from Jawless

Researchers Reveal Evolution of Jawed Vertebrates from Jawless

With the help of micron resolution X-ray imaging technique and analyzing the series of fossils, researchers at the European Synchrotron (ESRF) in Grenoble, France have been able to understand evolution of jawed vertebrates from the jawless.

The research team analyzed the fossil skull of Romundina fish, found in arctic Canada, an invaluable intermediate example of fossil with both jawed and jawless vertebrate.

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NASA and French Space Agency Sign Deal for Future NASA Mars Mission

Jean-Yves Le Gall NASA and French Space Agency Sign Deal for Future Missions

On Monday, Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator and Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the National Center of Space Studies of France (CNES), joined hands for cooperation on future NASA’s Mars mission.

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Researchers Optimistic over Bumetanide Drug Efficacy to Treat Autism in Kids

Researchers Optimistic over Bumetanide Drug Efficacy to Treat Autism in Kids

French medical researchers offer a promising treatment to cure autism in children with their generic diuretic drug bumetanide used to treat fluid retention of high blood pressure. Yehezkel Ben-Ari, a researcher at the Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology in Marseille, France, tested this drug on pregnant mice with predisposed autism like-behavior and found no symptoms of the disease in their offspring.

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Ipsen Reports Positive Results for Dysport Next Generation

Ipsen Reports Positive Results for Dysport Next Generation

French pharmaceutical major Ipsen SA has announced positive results for Dysport Next Generation experimental drug in phase III trials. The neurological movement disorder drug has been termed effective with first dose.

The company will proceed with more studies to file for regulatory approval for cervical dystonia drug. Compared to Dysport, DNG worked better on patients. The study also found DNG more effective compared to placebo in glabellar lines Phase II study.

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Morning after Pill under Review in Europe

Morning after Pill under Review in Europe

European Medicines Agency has initiated a detailed review of impact of morning after pill as reports suggested lower success rate of the emergency contraceptive in overweight women came.

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