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Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

A newly-discovered gene boosts the risk of childhood asthma by as much as 70 percent, according to an investigation into asthma-prone infants in five countries . The culprit gene, called ORMDL3, is located on Chromosome 17, the paper, published online on Wednesday by the British...

Gallstone Gene Discovered by Research Team

...twins provide evidence of a genetic component that boosts risk levels. "We reckon that environmental influences, like the wrong diet, are 70 to 80 per cent responsible for the disorder," explains Lammert who works in the university hospital's Department I headed by Professor Dr. Tilman Sauerbruch. "The rest...

New Genetic Clue to Type 1 Diabetes

A faulty gene on Chromosome 16 boosts the risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, according to the latest probe into the causes of this disease . Three variants of a gene called KIAA0350 were spotted as risk factors in a genetic profiling of 563 patients with Type 1 diabetes, which were co...

New Treatment Boosts Survival Chances for Child Leukaemia

...ethod of treating infants with a form of leukaemia boosts their chances of survival compared with the standard drug regimen, according to a paper published in next Saturday's Lancet. In general, children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia have a good chance of survival -- about 80 percent today, compared...

Women With Few Older Female Relatives Face Cancer Threat

...ed. Mutation of the tumor-suppressing BRCA gene boosts a woman's risk of breast cancer by 50 percent to 85 percent. Identifying women with this mutation who have already had breast cancer is important because their risk of recurrence is as high as 40 percent within 10 years without aggressive treatments....

Stress Protein Inactivation Cuts Alzheimer's Peptide in Mice

...previous studies have already revealed that stress boosts the production of a brain peptide critical to Alzheimers disease, a new study on mice has now shown that blocking a different brain peptide slows the stress-induced increases. The study, reported online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Exercise After Meals Helps Better to Lose Pounds

...ter meals is better at promoting weight loss as it boosts hormones that suppress appetite. Researchers at the Surrey University and Imperial College London conducted the study on 12 volunteers who were given the same breakfast. One hour after the meal, half of the volunteers were asked to work out for a...

Ancient Healing Technique Gains New Popularity in Iraq

...ase of histamine-like substances in the skin which boosts the immune system. The immediate result, however, is circular discoloration and bruising where the glass has been placed, but many testify that the process leaves them rejuvenated. The technique has long been used in the Arabian countries of the G...

Simple Changes in Diet Could Improve Sex Life of Women

...erg has created a programme that she says not only boosts the sex drive, but aids weight loss, too. Four simple steps, which Marrena says, will help bring back libido in days. She advises women suffering from sexual dysfunction to boost their intake of fish oils, control serotonin levels, and increase tes...

Exposure to a Soil Bacterium can Boost Happiness

Exposure to a type of bacteria found in soil boosts happiness levels and could help restore healthy immune functions in people //who are depressed and prone to infection, says a study. British scientists led by Chris Lowry at Bristol University treated lung cancer patients with the bacteria, named '...

Canandian Firm Announces Positive Results from Anti- Cervical Cancer Drug Trials

... works by introducing an agent into the body that boosts specific areas of the immune system. Interferon alpha-2b is thought to function by triggering an antiviral response within infected cells and by mobilizing the body's natural immune system to destroy the infected cells. Helix's Topical Interfe...

Exposure to a Soil Bacterium can Boost Happiness

Exposure to a type of bacteria found in soil boosts happiness levels and could help restore healthy immune functions// in people who are depressed and prone to infection, says a study. British scientists led by Chris Lowry at Bristol University treated lung cancer patients with the bacteria, named '...

Scientists Re-grow Dental Enamel from Cultured Cells

... known as the 3T3-J2 cell line). This crucial step boosts the number of dental epithelial cells available for enamel production. In the study being reported today, the researchers seeded the cultured dental epithelial cells onto collagen sponge scaffolds, along with cells from the middle of the tooth (de...

Energy Supplement Under Study for Parkinson's Disease

...y of coenzyme Q10, another natural supplement that boosts energy production, later this year. Dr. Sethi, project director of the Parkinson Research Alliance of India, which is working to bring more clinical trials to his homeland, plans to incorporate these supplements into innovative treatment cocktails th...

Brazilian Boost for Bird Flu Vaccines

...n mice. An adjuvant is a chemical substance that boosts a vaccine's effectiveness by increasing its ability to stimulate the immune system. According to Isaías Raw, director of the institute, MPLA reduced the amount of antigen — virus protein — needed to cause an immune response to one quarter of that ...

Healing Bone With Stem Cells

...eliminary evidence suggests that the scaffold also boosts cell proliferation, potentially increasing the num...t preferentially grabs bone-forming stem cells and boosts their growth and survival. The cells can then be directly implanted into the patient. "The field i...

Researchers Improve Soy Processing by Boosting Protein and Sugar Yields

... Adding ultrasonic pretreatment to soy processing boosts and improves the yield of protein that can be adde...eins improves the quality of the proteins. It also boosts the sugar content of the soy whey that's left after processing. Ultrasonic treatment boosted sugar y...

Bacteriophages may Boost the Effectiveness of Antibiotics

...y to channel through bacterial cell membranes that boosts antibiotic effectiveness. 'Pseudomonas bacteria for example are particularly multi-resistant to antibiotics because they have efflux pump mechanisms that enable them to throw out antibiotics. A pore in the cell wall would obviously cancel the efflux ...

Dawn Machine Beats Wintertime Blues

.... Scientists have claimed that the machine that boosts the light levels during sleep is an effective treatment for patients suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Dawn simulation and negative air ionization - both activated toward the end of sleep – prove to be effective and established treatm...

Anti-rejection Therapy a Boon for Patients With "anti-donor" Antibody Levels

...ing it. In fact, says Jordan, the therapy actually boosts the immune system because the antibodies found in IVIG help fend off infections. For most of their highly sensitized patients today, IVIG therapy is combined with a new drug, Rituxan?, which brings treatment time down from about four months to one be...

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