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Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...environment of the lung tissue, damaging cells and altering DNA. Inflammation is part of the immune systems arsenal to combat the effects of infection and cell damage. However, prolonged or intense inflammation could lead to conditions within the lung environment that foster cancer, Engels said. Previous st...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...erinary clinicians and owners who can now consider altering their existing feeding and management programs. Human health may also substantially benefit from this study, according to Dr. Thatcher, because humans suffering from obesity experience chronic inflammation. If obese horses are also found to suffe...

Advanced Cancer Patients Have Sleep Disorders

...fically suppressing deep sleep and dream sleep and altering the normal circadian rhythms, she says. Antidepressants, too, have been shown to cause either sleepiness or insomnia. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR), is limited by the fact t...

Research in the Origin of Microtubules

... and paclitaxel (Taxol) can block cell division by altering microtubule dynamics. "Many classic chemotherapy strategies affect microtubules, although it's not quite clear how these drugs influence cancer cells differently than normal cells," said Kaverina. "Both microtubule regulation of proliferation and m...

Wine Packaging: Bag-in-box, Plastic Bottles, Cork Comeback?

...to drink by the glass without spoiling the wine or altering its taste. Mouchet said the rise of BIBs, which now represent 15 per cent of French supermarket wine sales, has doubled Auchan?s sales in the last five years. On the international wine scene, the future holds higher quality wine in BIBs, lighter gl...

Experimental Drug Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202) Treats Alzheimer's as Diabetes of the Brain

...tasyn and other treatments indicates that APOE4 is altering something fundamental about brain metabolism," said Dr. Henderson. "These findings are consistent with studies demonstrating differential insulin sensitivity based on APOE4 status. Our study has provided us with valuable insights for our future resea...

Recommended Doses of Herbal Supplement Do Not Interfere With Drug Absorption

...ts might cause similar changes, thus significantly altering drugs therapeutic or toxic effects. What, for example, about ginseng and ginkgo biloba, two of the most widely used herbal supplements in this and other countries, Speaking at Experimental Biology 2007, University of Kansas Medical Center scientist...

New Relief for Unexplained Chest Pain

...d by theophyllines actions on adenosine receptors, altering esophageal sensory thresholds at the same time as relaxing the muscles. Rao notes that following oral administration, symptomatic improvement was seen in nearly 60 percent of patients, and the drug was reasonably well tolerated, adding that if a ca...

Army Training Regimen Brutal in US, Needs Overhauling

...ying troops who, doctors say, are medically unfit, altering medical profiles so that they can kill again. It pushes antidepressants on the psychically damaged in the field to keep up the numbers, as Lisa Chedekel and Matthew Kauffman stunningly detailed in the Hartford Courant last May After the Post's stor...

Study Implicates Protein as a Trigger of Advanced Prostate Cancer Recurrence

... on the reemergence of the cancer by biochemically altering the now inactive androgen receptor in the nucleus of prostate of cells, according to a series of experiments conducted by lead author Dr. Nupam P. Mahajan, assistant professor of pharmacology, and other Lineberger scientists. The kinase activates the...

Combining NSAIDs With Chemotherapy May Improve Cancer Therapy

...hows how celecoxib exerts its anticancer effect by altering protein expression in ways that disrupt the cell cycle and lead to cell death. Cells go through three phases before they divide: G1 phase, where the cell grows and makes protein; S phase, where the cell makes DNA and replicates its chromosomes; and...

Research may Yield Improved Treatment for Diseased Lungs

...icle - not by increasing the mean pressure, but by altering the wave patterns," says Chesler. "So a goal of this project is to investigate whether that occurs also on the right side. If it does, it'll open up all sorts of new treatment possibilities, because we haven't been treating the large arteries because...

Cosmetic Genital Surgery may Be Fuelling Womens Insecurity About Their Bodies

...past five years. But decisions about surgically altering the genitalia may be based on misguided assumptions about normal dimensions, they warn. Surgery carries risk, such as loss of sensitivity and the long term benefits are unclear, they say. Some doctors even align the practice with female genital mut...

Climate Change Signal Detected in the Indian Ocean

... He said that the change in atmospheric conditions altering ocean temperatures weakening of Pacific Ocean trade winds and strengthening of westerly winds have been mostly attributed to human activity: the production of aerosols (tiny atmospheric particles), ozone depletion, and greenhouse gases. Strengtheni...

Exhaustive Study to Expand the Efficacy of Drug L-dopa for Parkinson's

...ime Parkinson’s sufferers. "The hope is that by altering dopamine transmission through the modulating the activity of AMPA receptors, there will be measurable effects on the dopamine system," said Dr. Liang. The study has been tailored to suit patients suffering advanced Parkinson's and have been underg...

Peptide Found in Human Blood Inhibits 60 Strains of HIV, Study Says

...s to clean their blood. According to Kirchhoff, by altering two amino acids, VIRIP's antiviral potency increased one hundredfold. VIRIP attacks a protein, called GP-41 and found on the surface of HIV, that the virus uses to penetrate the surface of human cells, the Chronicle reports. According to Warner Gre...

Penguin: an Alternative Bio-indicator to Monitor Climate Change

...hange in terms of unusual animal behavior, such as altering patterns of fish and bird migration//. However, scientists at the University of Birmingham are trying out an alternative bio-indicator – the king penguin – to investigate whether they can be used to monitor the effects of climate change. “If pengu...

New Ribosome Finding Could Lead to Antiviral Therapies

... of its functions,” said Dinman. “We found that by altering this switch, the cell lost its ability to propagate viruses. If we could mimic this, we could target the L3 protein for antiviral therapies.” Turning Off A Virus The ribosome is a complex molecular machine that makes proteins, the molecular bui...

Indian American's Contribution in Cancer Gene Discovery

... I talked at length about things we might learn by altering chromosomes - the technology was amazing. Even though Anindya was only a student at the time, it was clear that this was a guy with guts - just the type of person that I wanted as part of my research team," Mills told India West, an ethnic Indian mag...

C-Reactive Protein Induces Hypertension

...roduced by the liver, were directly manipulated by altering the mice's diets, and the effect on blood pressure was determined. In this manner the actions of CRP were segregated from the actions of other mediators of inflammation. "We found that when we switched on the gene that causes increases in CRP, the ...

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