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Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of ‘Huntingtons’ Disase

...causing symptoms such as involuntary movements and balance problems and later on leading to declination of functions of speech as well. All these days, until now, it was thought that this disease is due to a mutated form of the protein 'huntingtin' which is responsible for destroying the brain tissue. Rese...

Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of Huntingtins’ Disese

...causing symptoms such as involuntary movements and balance problems and later on leading to declination of functions of speech as well. All these days, until now, it was thought that this disease is due to a mutated form of the protein 'huntingtin' which is responsible for destroying the brain tissue. Rese...

Ginseng's efficacy debatable

...nseng use is all about the dialectic theory of the balance between ying and yang. For example, Western ginseng can be used in the summer but real Chinese ginseng can only be used in the winter. "The winter is cold, so it is the ying, and you need something yang to counter it," says Zhu....

Cats to protect children from asthma

...perly. As a result, the immune system gets out of balance and the other branch, mediated by "Th2" cells over reacts causing runny nose, sneezing and wheezing of allergic reactions. Supporters of cleanliness hypothesis reasoned that exposure to cats might be protecting from asthma by strengthening the Th1 sy...

Probiotics can help

...nd are presumed to promote healing by changing the balance of healthy and unhealthy bacteria.// They also act to boost immunity. They are present, either naturally or added, in certain foods as well as being also sold in tablet form as dietary supplements. Now a Finnish study has tested the efficacy of a p...

Therapy for stopping the spread of cancer cells

...position of carbohydrates on the cells affects the balance between hanging on to neighbouring cells and letting go.// Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that an enzyme that affects cell surface carbohydrates is more highly expressed in cancer cells. The enzyme makes it easier for cells to l...

Role of fats and oils in vision care

The balance of fats and oils in your diet can affect your vision, according to a new study. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a currently untreatable disease of the eye causing fuzziness, shadows and severe visual impairment. As the name suggests, it get...

Tai chi helps arthritis

...ing. They also had improved abdominal strength and balance in comparison to the controls, though there were no difference in flexibility, upper muscle or knee muscle strength. Evidently older people can benefit greatly from taking up tai chi as part of their exercise routine....

Dyslexia due to cerebellum abnormality

... with rapid information processing, co-ordination, balance and fluency. The researchers said other parts of the brain may also be involved, but the findings indicated "strongly" that the cerebellum was a key structure affected in dyslexia....

Stem Cells Have Few Mutations

...the remaining chromosome. Although the numerical balance of chromosomes is restored by the replacement, the mutation can increase the risk of tumor formation. But this type of mutation is quickly spotted in routine laboratory screening of cells, he said. Starmbrook felt that, it was actually very easy to s...

Dementia linked to HIV

... conservatory effect of antiretroviral therapy may balance this increased risk....

Drinking adequate amounts of water

... volume eight ounces (the 8 by 8 rule). But, water balance expert Dr Heinz Valtin of Dartmouth Medical School...affeine-containing drinks also contribute to water balance as do weak alcoholic drinks like beer. Drinking 8 by 8 could even be dangerous or unhealthy. Water...

Tamoxifen reduces breast cancer risk

...nsidered in the context of the risk versus benefit balance for the individual woman....

Tamoxifen reduces breast cancer risk

...nsidered in the context of the risk versus benefit balance for the individual woman....

Women's stroke indications vary from men's

...weakness and/or paralysis of one side of the body, balance problems, visual disturbances and speech difficulties. But some people with stroke experience unexpected symptoms, such as headache, limb pain, hiccups, nausea and chest pain. A survey of 1,245 men and women presenting with what was later diagnosed...

Hormone Imbalance may lead to prolonged fatigue

...isone causes some improvement - it may restore the balance to the HPA axis....

Juices are Best! but which one?

...e these juices to help better. To sum up a proper balance of the various juices is suggested by study authors to remind consumers that the compounds that may be controlling iron absorption are the ones with anticancer benefits....

Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies

...people are more likely to fall as they have poorer balance and take shorter steps. They also add that poor sensory power, like poor vision, and reduced muscle strength could also contribute to a fall. The study has helped the researchers discover effective ways of preventing falls or reducing injuries durin...

Eat Like a Greek for Good Health

... disease or cancer, but researchers pointed to the balance of healthy foods: the monounsaturated fat of olive oil, a high intake of fruits and vegetables, along with nuts, legumes and unrefined grains. Meals in the Mediterranean region traditionally feature more fish and less meat, and sweets in moderation....

Reviving the Immune System

...r.Researchers say, "What we want to do is tilt the balance in favor of the immune system and away from the tumor or lymphoma." In a study of 16 patients, five went into complete remission, seven had partial remission, and four had their disease stabilize. "Given that this was a very advanced, very ill popu...

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