Sunday, September 18, 2005


This time,I have got Some Awesome Wallpapers for all The Mutants.

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Salam 2 Everbody Outthere!
Back after a long time this time I have some interesting news for you! A Car Rally was held for the first time in our college in Abbottabad,which was a unique event.
People from all over the place came to participate in it even from nearby cities such as Islamabad & Peshawar.I took some photos of the event which u can see by the Link Given Below.

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I have also given above 4 Pics for Preview.

'Alien' sighting in Thailand

Officials in Thailand are investigating claims by villagers who say they have seen an alien.

About 10 people from Huay Nam Rak claims to have spotted the alien in a nearby rice field, reports The Nation.

The 'extraterrestrial' was said to have a small body, a large head and didn't leave any footprints.

It is reported the creature wandered around in the field for about an hour without taking any notice of the villagers.

Sawaeng Boonyalak, 35, who was among those who rushed to see it, said: "The alien is about 70 cm high and has yellow skin and a flat chest. Its mouth is very tiny. It has bald big head with big eyes and big ears.

"Suddenly, the alien floated to a tree top. After more villagers came to see it, it floated into the sky into the bright light."

District chief Wisit Sitthisombat who interviewed the ten residents said they were consistent in their testimonies.

He said: "I asked them to draw what they have seen and the pictures came out similarly."

Dose of worms may ease asthma

ALLERGY-prone people are to be given an innovative therapy: hookworms that suck blood from their guts.

The idea is that the worms will prime their immune systems so they no longer react to grass pollen, cat dander and dust mites. A trial of 50 allergy sufferers in the UK run by David Pritchard and colleagues at the University of Nottingham will start within weeks, and if it works, researchers plan to see if the same trick can be used to treat asthma.

Like many parasites, the human hookworm, Necator americanus, has evolved ways to avoid being killed by the body's immune system. Although we don't know precisely how, it appears to promote multiplication of "regulatory T-cells". These in turn suppress other white blood cells that become overactive in people suffering allergies and asthma

US health experts have recommended the approval of a form of insulin that can be inhaled rather than injected.

The drug, Exubera, is designed to offer diabetics an alternative to their daily insulin injections.

Exubera can be used for Type 2, the most common form of diabetes, but will not replace all the shots needed by some with the less common Type 1.

However, US regulators have questioned the safety of the drug when used by people who smoke or have lung disease.

They expressed concern about the long-term effects of the drug and its manufacturers - Pfizer, Sanofi Aventis and Nektar Therapeutics - have agreed to continue studies until 2019.

"We understand the need to assess the long-term effects on pulmonary function," a spokesman for Pfizer told the Associated Press news agency.

The inhaled form of insulin could be used to manage blood sugar levels for people with either type of diabetes who need insulin injections before meals.

However, at this stage the drug is unlikely to replace the longer-acting injections that people with Type 1 diabetes need to take in the morning or before bed.

During drug trials, researchers found that inhaled insulin generally was as effective as injections in controlling blood sugar levels - but it has yet to be tested for its longer term effect.

Some patients who took inhaled insulin complained of coughing and a small decrease in breathing capacity.

Exciting news

The recommendation to approve the Exubera was made by a panel of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisers.

The FDA usually follows the recommendations of its advisory committees, but is not required to.

Diabetes UK said the recommendation could be a first step towards putting an end to insulin injections for the 700,000 people in the UK who need daily injections to stay alive and healthy.

Douglas Smallwood, chief executive, said: "This is exciting news and it is hoped that inhaled insulin could be a reality for people in the UK within the year.

"Since insulin was discovered in the 1920s injections have been the only option.

"Many attempts have been made to come up with new treatments and at last we appear to be close to success.

"While it will not be suitable for everyone this could make a real difference to the daily lives of many people with diabetes."

However, Dr Martin Press, a consultant endocrinologist at the Royal Free and Cromwell Hospitals in London, said insulin was administered to relatively insensitive areas of the body such as the leg using tiny needles.

"Frankly you hardly feel it, so I don't personally see that this represents a major advance."