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Abnormal brain circuits may prevent movement disorder

... MANHASSET, NY -- Most people who carry a genetic mutation for a movement ... The identification of a specific abnormality in people with the genetic mutation who never develop ... for dystonia patients. There are half a million people in the United States alone. The brains ...

Pitt researchers find promising candidate protein for cancer prevention vaccines

... School of Medicine have learned that some healthy people naturally developed an immune response against a ... we were studying it, we noted that many healthy people already had an immune response, or antibodies, ... now that we know that perhaps 20 to 30 percent of people already recognize it as abnormal when made in ...

Family planning a major environmental impact

... CORVALLIS, Ore. Some people who are serious about wanting to reduce their ... of the other environmentally sensitive practices people might employ their entire lives things like ... issues, but say they simply want to make people aware of the environmental consequences of their ...

Study links virus to some cases of common skin cancer

... a rare form of skin cancer has also been found in people with the second most common form of skin cancer ... The researchers examined tissue samples from 58 people with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a highly ... skin cancer that occurs mainly in the elderly and people with a suppressed immune system. ...

$2 million grant aids study of lung cancer in people who never smoked

... find biomarkers for lung cancer that develops in people who have never smoked. The National Cancer ... Research has shown that lung cancer in people who have never smoked differs in many ways from ... such mutations are more common in women and among people of Asian ancestry. For the current project, ...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

... (DASH) diet is often recommended by physicians to people with high blood pressure or pre-hypertension. The ... examined associations between how closely people adhered to the DASH diet and risk of cognitive ... the person's APOE genotype: non-E4 carriers and people with one copy of E4 performed better ...

U of A honored for research that could help 30 million Brazilians

... to the agricultural life of millions of people in a vast region of Brazil. A newly discovered ... three prairie provinces, and supports 30 million people on a near subsistence level of agriculture. ... that is a staple of the diet for the millions of people living in the tropical dry region. The ...

Results from trials of DHA in Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline

... NIA trial lasted 18 months and was conducted in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's. Martek's trial ... months, and the compound was tested in healthy people to see its effect on "age related cognitive ... but that study was in healthy older adults, not people with Alzheimer's or another dementia. The results ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... systems. In the world, there are some 500 million people suffering from mental disorders, and in the ... Furthermore, mental disorders are common in older people and represent a barrier for active ageing ... are central to the concerns of many older people and often intertwined with poor mental health. In ...

LSUHSC research helps link schizophrenia to specific DNA region

... . The researchers recruited study participants, people with diagnoses of schizophrenia or ... risk. These variations were found most often in people with schizophrenia, leading the scientists to ... while treatments are improving, there are still people who do not respond or only partially respond," ...

Plastics chemical retards growth, function of adult reproductive cells

... in 2003-2004 found BPA in 93 percent of the 2,517 people (age 6 and up) who were tested. BPA has a ... eliminated from the body. The fact that so many people tested positive "probably means that we're being ... "I think there's a need for more studies where people look in adult humans to see if BPA is affecting ...

US-Mexico border wall could threaten wildlife species

... to the border wall," Epps said. "We've talked to people who work along the border and the sheer number of people moving across the landscape is stunning. The crackdown on urban crossings has forced people into wild areas and the amount of human activity ...

UT scientist receives hemophilia research award

... research into the development of a therapy for people with Hemophilia A, a bleeding disorder, whose ... in 1948 to find cures for bleeding disorders. people with Hemophilia A are born with a shortage of a ... unprompted bleeding. Nearly one in three people with Hemophilia A have immune systems that are ...

Harvard scientists solve mystery about why HIV patients are more susceptible to TB infection

... toward the development of new treatments to help people with HIV battle Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) ... for researchers developing treatments to help people with HIV prevent or recover from TB infection. ... HIV-positive patients as well as from people who did not have HIV. ...

Reading the brain without poking it

... that read brain signals have helped paralyzed people use computers and may let amputees control bionic ... the thoughts to audible words. For people who have lost a limb or are paralyzed, "this ... Greger says. "It will enable amputees or people with severe paralysis to interact with their ...

Engineering innovative solutions for 21st century medicine

... the history of medicine, benefiting millions of people with tools such as implants and prosthetic limbs, ... genetics. In the UK, the population is ageing people are living longer thanks to modern medicine. But ... demand is growing all the time as more and more people live long enough to wear out their joints. A new ...

Study characterizes eczema patients most at risk for dangerous viral infections

... and Clinical Immunology , could help identify people at risk for serious complications of smallpox ... skin infections in a smaller subset of patients. people who have eczema or had it in the past are ... This situation could limit the ability of those people to safely receive vaccinations in case of a ...

Scripps Research scientists observe human neurodegenerative disorder in fruit flies

... that strikes about one out of every 2,500 people in the United States. As described in an ... disorders in the United States today. When people have this disease, some lose the protective ... a few years ago, studies revealed that some people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth have mutations in their ...

Gene predicts how brain responds to fatigue, human study shows

... helps explain why sleep deprivation affects some people more than others. After staying awake all night, ... that the PERIOD3 ( PER3 ) gene predicts how people will respond to sleep deprivation. people carry either long or short variants of the gene. ...

Ability to literally imagine oneself in another's shoes may be tied to empathy

... we attempt to explain or understand how other people think or feel. We often talk about putting ... "We expected that the efficiency with which people could imagine these transformations would be ... in the female subjects only, the more empathetic people rated themselves, the longer they took to imagine ...

The battle for CRTC2: How obesity increases the risk for diabetes

... obesity sets the stage for diabetes and why thin people can become insulin-resistant. The Salk team, ... only in times of fasting. Yet, not all obese people become insulin resistant, and insulin resistance ... Wang, "Our study helps to explain why obese people have a stronger tendency to become diabetic. When ...

CU-Boulder study shows Maya intensively cultivated manioc 1,400 years ago

... lived there. "The question now is what these people in the village were doing with all that manioc ... he said. Because it is unlikely that the people of Ceren were alone in their intensive ... and traditionally was used by indigenous people in the region for making tamales and tortillas ...

NIH funds $9.5 million for research on HIV and the human innate immune system

... have implications for understanding overall how people stay healthy. The Case Western Reserve ... human body's innate immune system in HIV-infected people on antiretroviral therapies to provide new ... us from microbes that make us sick, and why some people are better protected than others." The new ...

Scientific evidence of health problems from past contamination of drinking water at Camp Lejeune is limited and unlikely to be resolved with further study

... WASHINGTON -- Evidence exists that people who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune Marine Base ... of exposure at Camp Lejeune was complex, because people could have been exposed at home, school, daycare, ... Epidemiologic studies examine whether a group of people with more exposure to particular chemicals have ...

Aussie and Kiwi researchers make double MS genetic discovery

... Gene Bank and involved scanning the DNA of 1,618 people with MS and 3,413 people without MS (controls). Using a genome-wide ... says Dr Rubio. MS affects some 2.5 million people worldwide and almost 20,000 in Australia. It is a ...

Brain-computer interface, developed at Brown, begins new clinical trial

... developed to detect brain signals and to allow people with paralysis to use those signals to control ... signals. The BrainGate Neural System may allow people with paralysis to control assistive devices. ... combined with advances in engineering, may help people with brain and spinal cord injuries and ...

Dioxins in food chain linked to breastfeeding ills

... medical waste, especially certain plastics. Most people are exposed through diet. Dioxins gets into the ... affect our health," she said. "The best thing people who are concerned about this can do is think ... Their hypothesis is that dioxin exposure in some people might cancel the general protection that ...

Hypertension among lower-status employees lingers well into retirement

... most similar research has focused on working people between the ages of 25 and 65. Consequently, ... a long time, the conventional wisdom was that the people at the top would be more likely to have ... said Leigh. "Hypertension is more common among people on the lowest rungs of the occupational ladder." ...

Equity concerns raised by congestion pricing can be addressed to make approach viable

... congestion pricing results in most lower-income people paying less in taxes to fund transportation, ... off with toll revenues rather than sales taxes, people in the lowest-income group would pay less ... will be made worse off. However, many of these people also are disadvantaged by the status quo, Light ...

Author says challenging simple concepts can save planet

... of The Small Planet Institute. She says many people today are frightened by the potential for ... for example, to utilities at a guaranteed price. people there have embraced the idea, she says. The ... the only hope for the planet is to trust in people and set rules that bring out the best in us. ...

Study shows CGM devices also benefit people with type 1 diabetes

... NEW YORK, May 27, 2009 people with type 1 diabetes who have already been ... to the JDRF study, using CGM devices enables people who have achieved excellent control (with HbA1c ... low blood sugar emergencies often prevents many people from achieving tight control, and remains a ...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

... known, may make life more convenient if it allows people to kick back and enjoy a good book or movie while ... Mall in Washington, D.C., which showed throngs of people crowded together. In March 2009, the GeoEye-1 ... trees, ripples on the Potomac River, and people and cars crowded along the Tidal Basin, the area ...

NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases

... world, especially in developing countries where people cannot afford expensive treatments. Private ... the difficulty of developing treatments for people with these illnesses, this program provides new hope to many people world-wide." Typically, drug development begins ...

International team tracks clues to HIV

... to its binding pocket. "There are a lot of people doing this kind of research, but it tends to be ... design," the team wrote. "A long time ago, people noticed that C-60 fits perfectly into the ... people, synthesis people, characterization people who've come together naturally as a collaboration ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 13, 2009

... inexpensive "cloud computing" service. It allows people to rent processing time on Amazon's powerful ... , a monthly publication. About 18 million people in the United States have Type 2 diabetes, and ... facing the nation's estimated 24 million people with diabetes. Although not widely known, those ...

WWF study says climate change could displace millions in Asia's Coral Triangle

... Coral Triangle and Climate Change: Ecosystems, people and Societies at Risk, a WWF-commissioned study ... who led the study. "In this world, people see the biological treasures of the Coral ... security plummets, economies suffer and coastal people migrate increasingly to urban areas." The ...

Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide

... of drinking water to more than a billion people in the two regions. The workshop was convened ... be impressed by what a small group of dedicated people can achieve." Workshop leaders plan to present ... Himalayan glaciers supply more than 1 billion people in Asia with drinking water. Participants also ...

Scientists aim to bring indigenous people into climate change monitoring and policy

... Garden, highlight the role of indigenous people in adapting to and mitigating climate change. ... to discuss how indigenous and other local people are affected by global climate change, and how ... special issue. "Indigenous and traditional people are on the frontline of climate change, ...

Flow of potassium into cells implicated in schizophrenia

... higher than normal in the brain memory hub of people with the chronic mental illness and linked to a ... and mental processing in perfectly healthy people who carry the risk-associated version of this ... in the hippocampus (memory hub) of people who had schizophrenia especially those with the ...

Scientists learn why the flu may turn deadly

... clues about why influenza is more severe in some people than it is in others. In their research study ... "We have a very limited understanding of why some people who get influenza simply have a bad cold and other people become very sick and even die. The results of ...
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