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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ly individuals. Researchers want to know how aging changes brain structure, thought processes and blood chemi...have the disease, to determine how blood chemistry changes over the years (see associated story, Defining Alzheimer’s disease risk with the help of thousands)....

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...discovery of a new method to identify the genetic changes that enable tumours to evade the body's immune sys...School of Medicine. "First, we find the genetic changes that allow a tumour to defeat the immune system, then we can apply therapies that compensate for the...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

More bicycle riding and other lifestyle changes are urgently needed to reduce climate-altering carbon emissions that are damaging Asia's health and could also threaten the economy, the World Health Organisation said Monday. Climate change contributes directly or indirectly to about 77,000 death...

Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...marker of inflammation. The study noted that MPO changes low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol into a harmful oxidized form that cause atherosclerosis and the 'bleach' produced by MPO damages the arteries directly, causing cell death and erosion of the arterial lining, a process that can create unstabl...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

... wetlands. "The ecological ramifications of these changes ... will cascade throughout the Arctic ecosystem. ... Lower water levels will have many indirect environmental effects, such as further concentration of pollutants," the researchers wrote. The ponds are the most common source of surface water in many...

Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...aid. He further said that the addiction-related changes in the brain that nicotine causes are permanent and remain years after a smoker has quit, which is why an ex-smoker who relapses after many years of abstinence cannot keep the craving away by smoking one cigarette per month....

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

... scores to differentiate between diagnoses, detect changes in level of functioning or to give a diagnosis in the first place. Where scores fall relative to standardized cutoffs affects treatment, insurance, education plans and more. Yet the apparent fuzziness of one-time assessments could make it hard to ...

Researchers Reveal Why Eyes See Things Changing Colour

...ue to a change in oil layer thickness, for the oil changes its appearance from bright green to bright red as the oil layer thickens. They say that the observed colour is neither dependent on the angle of observation nor on the direction or type of light. Secondly, say the researchers, the shift in colou...

Alternative Splicing in Neuronal Development

... switch in expression between PTB and nPTB induces changes in a large number of alternative splicing patterns during neuronal development. "This reprogramming of splicing by the switch in PTB proteins adds a new layer of genetic change determining the function of a post-mitotic neuron."...

Reduction in Antidepressant Leads to Suicidal Risks

... use of antidepressants, the implications of these changes are unclear, the authors note. Thus, while it is now evident that regulatory interventions can alter patterns of practice, whether this is desirable is uncertain, they conclude. There is an urgent need for better data on the efficacy and safety of an...

Dietary Counseling Leads to Weight Loss

...hool of Medicine. "This study shows that lifestyle changes need to be for the long-term. "Moderate weight loss -- 10 to 20 pounds -- has 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 ...

Scientists Find Single Circuit Channeling Depression in Rats

...on. Depression-related behavior is manifested in changes in electrical signals moving through the circuit, according to the study released on the journal Science's website. Karl Deisseroth, a professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, said the circuit can help explain why ther...

Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

...ular disease, autophagy might also lead to harmful changes in the heart muscle, particularly in decompensated heart failure an inability of the muscle to function and maintain adequate blood flow, the UT Southwestern researchers reported. In the study, Dr. Hill and his colleagues genetically engineered mic...

New Strategy to Counter Problem Drinking

...e-checked participant-reported alcohol consumption changes with tests that measured alcohol-use biomarkers in the blood. In the United States, abstinence has been the traditional goal of the treatment of alcohol dependence, but in the last 20 years, there has been a movement to consider harm reduction or dr...

Somerville, A Town Committed to Tackle Obesity Among Kids

...he least possible amount of money. They made small changes like freshening up the paint that formed zebra-str...chool lunches also became healthier through subtle changes that didn't drastically alter taste. The cafeteria started serving hamburgers on whole-wheat buns...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...t author, searched for the cellular basis of these changes in circuitry. An obvious place to start, she said, was to look at the formation of new neurons in the hippocampus, a process that neuroscientists have suggested is at the root of how antidepressants work. What they found was that the growth of new ...

A New Study Throws Limelight in HIV Vaccine Production

...sequence, as well as the first characterization of changes in multiple HIV genes in response to HLA-associate...ways knew the body attacks the virus and the virus changes to dodge pressure, were now more exact in knowing how this happens in people. While the study is v...

Appropriate Sanitation Gives Confidence for the Schoolgirls

...bout menstruation so they are well versed with the changes in their body, and are prepared to tackle them. "We have introduced this scheme since girls in rural areas were hesitating to go to school during the menstrual period," said A. Devaraj, Tamil Nadu project officer for UNICEF. "This toilet, which i...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...dative stress, a malady that occurs as a result of changes to metabolic processes that alter the delicate balances between the destruction and creation of new cells in the body. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between the production of free radicals and reactive oxygen species and the bodys anti-oxidant d...

Americans Bloated On Happy Pills

...ople take drugs when they really need to be making changes in their lives, he says. For Dworkin, statistics back his statements. According to a government study, antidepressants have become the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. They are prescribed more than drugs to treat high blood press...

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