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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... says the studies suggest that toxicity to neurons caused by tau begins before tangles develop. “If so, we may be able to repair that process so that the neuron can rebound,” she says. Their achievement was reported in 2005 in Science. “These tau findings changed our ideas about what the potential for re...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...s study is important because the viral strain that caused the outbreak in people in 2002 probably no longer exists in nature," explains Dr. Kanta Subbarao of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), whose laboratory verified the efficacy of the anti-SARS antibodies in animal models...

Pharaoh Hatshepsut Died in Pain Due to Cancer

... however, believes that the spots were more likely caused by the mummification process than dermatosis. Certain aspects of the resins could be responsible for the eruptions found on the skins of Thutmose I, Hatshepsut's father, Thutmose II, her half-brother and husband, and Amenhotep II, Thutmose I's gra...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...nts with osteo-arthritis, a less serious condition caused by general wear and tear of the joints. One month's supply of the supplement retails over-the-counter for less than $30. The new research was prompted by RA sufferers who claimed they had also been helped by the product. Scientists who conducte...

Japan's Kobayashi Might Drop Out of Hot Dog Eating Championship

..." he said. The 70-kilo (154-pound) Kobayashi has caused a sensation by winning the contest six year in a row; last year by eating an astounding 53-3/4 hot dogs with buns and all in the stipulated time of 12 minutes. Chestnut, at 97 kilos (215 pounds) and 23 years of age came second with 52 hot dogs, but...

FDA Extends GRAS Approval Listex to All Food Products

...ealth Organization (WHO), Listeriosis, the disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes, is one of the most severe food borne infections, with a mortality rate of 30%. It can take weeks after exposure before an infection becomes apparent. The US Food Safety and Inspection Service maintains a zero tolerance poli...

Chilean Lake Disappears, Thanks to Global Warming

...el to the point where the increased water pressure caused part of a glacier acting as a dam to give way. Water in the lake flowed out of the breach, into a nearby fiord and then to the sea, said Andres Rivera, a glaciologist with Chile's Centre of Scientific Studies. Rivera flew on Monday in a navy air...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...tients, but rather the degree to which the vaccine caused tumors to shrink. According to the researchers, since they didnt achieve their primary endpoints, these vaccines may be abandoned as dead-ends, despite their real therapeutic value in terms of prolonging patient survival. Clinical data are providin...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...ory response is important in modulating the damage caused by tobacco smoke. A publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, is the first to pinpoint the mechanism by which damage to the lung might trigger an overzealous inflammatory response by the immune system, leading to lung cancer. The...

Variation in Genes Related to Inflammation Increase Lung Cancer Risk

...ory response is important in modulating the damage caused by tobacco smoke. The effect was most profound in polymorphisms in IL1B, which was central to the inflammation process. The researchers noted that the IL1B protein was an integral part of the chemical cascade by which cell signals moderate the r...

War Trauma-hit UK Veteran Population Set to Increase

...eterans. War trauma is a psychological condition caused by experiencing a traumatic event during conflict. The memory of the event triggers strong emotions, causing any number of reactions from depression and self-harm to anger, violence and drug addiction. Often, the symptoms will be so extreme that the...

American Bests Japanese Hot Dog Eating Champion, Sets Record

...dless run. The 70-kilo (154-pound) Kobayashi had caused a sensation by winning the contest six years in a row; last year by eating a 53-3/4 hot dogs and breaking his own record. Chestnut, at 97 kilos (215 pounds) came second in 2006 with 52 hot dogs, but this year felt confident about the competition af...

Dietary Counseling Leads to Weight Loss

... a dramatic effect on most of the medical problems caused by obesity. Diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, and stroke risk all appear to be nicely reduced by a moderate amount of weight loss. People don't have to lose 100 pounds to make a big difference in their health." The study, "Meta-analysis: Effec...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...cells, which would potentially reduce side effects caused by a treatment that targeted the gene or its prote... cell growth and survival. None of the three genes caused brain cancer formation when delivered alone. The researchers tried a combination of Akt and IGFBP2 a...

Influenza Virus Samples of 1918

...ak in modern history, and examining the virus that caused it may help prepare for, and possibly prevent, future pandemics. When the complete sequence of the 1918 virus was published in 2005, it represented a watershed event for influenza researchers worldwide. In an article in the journal Antiviral The...

New Asthma Gene Identified

...to allergic responses. Asthma, a complex disease caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Asthma occurs in 7-10 percent of children in the United States and one child in seven in the United Kingdom. Its prevalence differs widely among d...

Chinese Mayor Urges Residents to Stop Buying Cars

...nd about 70 percent of the city's air pollution is caused by exhaust fumes," he said. Shenzhen was a tiny fishing village in 1979 when it was singled out by China's leader Deng Xiaoping for reform as a "Special Economic Zone" to lure much-needed foreign investment into the country's industrial sector. B...

Boyfriend Bites Off Lip and Ear of 3-year-old Daughter of His Girlfriend

...on of a witness. Police said they feel Mr. James caused the child's injuries and Ms. Silveira tried to conceal their true nature from authorities. Silveira gave conflicting statements that didn't adequately explain her daughter's injuries, which include 'boxer's ear' and dead tissue on her lip that will...

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

...gests, the lower levels of flavonoids are probably caused by over-fertilization. A recent review, published in the journal Nutrition Bulletin and authored by Claire Williamson from the British Nutrition Foundation, stated that the overall body of science does not support the view that organic food is mor...

NanoSensors Provides Update on Its Biosensor to Detect E.coli and Salmonella

...Selection Foods, (collectively these two incidents caused deaths and hundreds of illnesses across 19 states)...spitalizations and 5,000 deaths. Food poisoning is caused by food-borne pathogens such as bacillus cereus, campylobacter jejuni, e.coli and streptococcus. The...

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