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Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

... typically engulf and digest pathogens. Instead of absorbing and destroying the TB bacteria, the macrophages become host cells where the germ hides out. In the same paper, the investigators said they had also identified a compound that could block the suspect protein, but they were concerned that by inhibiti...

Experts Warn Against Side Effects of the New Weight Loss Drug

... enzymes that digest fat, preventing the body from absorbing about a quarter of the fat eaten. The undigested f... she begins to lose weight, because her body isn't absorbing all of the fat she eats. Eventually, she achieves her goal and stops taking the drug. But she's in f...

Animal Research Uncovers Another Mechanism of Cholesterol Lowering Drug

...ug works by preventing cells in the intestine from absorbing cholesterol. The new research suggests that Zetia also works in the liver. In both locations, the drugs target is a protein known as NPC1L1 that moves cholesterol into the bodys cells. Zetia blocks the proteins actions so cholesterol cannot be absorb...

Northern Forests Less Effective Than Tropical Forests in Reducing Global Warming

...ts, presumably because trees and other plants were absorbing high amounts. Conversely, scientists had assumed a large amount of carbon was coming out of the tropics and moving through the atmosphere to be taken up in other regions. The new analysis of aircraft samples shows that this is not the case....

Saving Powers Of The Ocean On The Wane

...eds over the Southern Ocean and preventing it from absorbing more carbon. In addition, this is causing the sea to release some of the gas that it had stored before. Says lead author lead author Corinne Le Qur: "This is serious. All climate models predict that this kind of 'feedback' will continue and intens...

Bariatric Surgery Patients Have Special Medication Needs

...y need to take special steps to make sure they are absorbing their medications and nutrients, according to a study. // Authors April D. Miller, Pharm.D, of University of Kentucky HealthCare, and Kelly M. Smith, Pharm.D., of University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, examined previously published literature...

Center for Celiac Disease Opens

... of the small intestine and prevents the body from absorbing essential nutrients. The only treatment for celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet.” One of the challenges of celiac disease is that though it is relatively common, affecting approximately one in 133 people, the warning signs like small statur...

Microcapsules target cancer cells

...them. Metal nanoparticles are particularly good at absorbing the laser light and transmitting the heat further into their surroundings, heating up the walls. They became so hot that the bonds broke between the polymers and the shell and the capsules eventually opened. For the time being, the scientists have...

Yellow and green vegetables for better eyesight

...ay that this may help in protection against AMD by absorbing blue light that could damage the area at the back of the retina. It also may aid in preventing AMD by strengthening eye membranes and remove the harmful molecules. AMD affects two million Britons and is the major cause of blindness among people ov...

Yellow Fruits And Vegetables Help In Fight Against Loss Of Eyesight

...ed as carotenoids, might reduce the risk of AMD by absorbing blue light that could damage the back of the retina. They are also the compounds that give the characteristic colour for fruits, vegetables, and even egg yolk. The scientists on further investigating the link, calculated the effects of the two pigme...

Crohn's Patient Robert Hill’s greatest achievemen

...lon is the organ that is primarily responsible for absorbing water and nutrients into the body. It was very difficult to keep up his nutrition and hydration levels. During the climb he lost about 15% of his body weight. Hill has successfully scaled five of the Seven Summits and was recently recognized by the...

Scented Garments Hit The Market

...also been proved that the human skin is capable of absorbing the substances, according to Uta-Christina Hipler, Director of the laboratory at the Clinic For Dermatology at the University in Jena. The laboratory conducted dermatological tests on the fibers. Garments with microcapsules that contain certain ski...

Antioxidants in the body protects the airways from diesel exhaust effect

...es the free radicals produced by the pollutants by absorbing the free radicals produced by the stress and pollutants and these antioxidants gets reduced by absorbing the free radicals produced in the body and there by protecting the airways from infection and diseas...

Botswana Continues Its Fight Against AIDS

... million deaths. This is resulting in healthcare absorbing much of the money meant for developmental activities. About 32 sites across the nation cater to 52,000 patients free of cost, resulting in bedridden people being able to go back to work. Support groups and churches are also contributing towards the e...

Excess of anything, even Vitamin D found to be harmful

... IU - 50 micrograms - a day could lead to the body absorbing too much calcium, possibly damaging the liver and kidneys. The information was given by Prof. Garland. Supported by the researchers was the idea that the most effective way of getting this vitamin was through diet and supplements. The source of t...

New Technique To Detect Activity Of Drugs In The Body

...e medication, which is known to keep the body from absorbing // dietary fat and is used to treat obesity, also keeps prostate cancer cells in check. Researchers say orlistat works similarly in both situations by targeting the activity of fatty acid synthase, an enzyme that turns the carbohydrates we eat into...

Inhaled nitric oxide therapy does not reduce death risk of infants

...es the blood vessels in the body more effective in absorbing the oxygen for the metabolism. Researchers who had conducted the study on 420 pre-term infants with lung infection found that there does not exist any significant difference between those infants who had received the therapy and those who were give...

Gold to be used for cancer detection

... gold nanopartcles are very good in scattering and absorbing light. Once the particles are attached to the cancer cells, then the researchers had used a technique called darkfield microscopy to see the cancer cells under the microscope. The researchers hope that this technology may be used to perform low cost...

Factors That Might Increase The Risk Of Schizophrenia

...he intestines, the damage also keeps the body from absorbing nutrients, like vitamins, calcium, protein and fat from food...

Brain Enzyme Found To Regulate Weight

...etite or by preventing the body from digesting and absorbing fats. In a recent study Harvard researchers found in experiments with mice that when the enzyme AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase, or AMPK ) was inhibited, the animals ate less and lost weight. When AMPK levels were boosted, the mice ate more and g...

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