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Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

...erm of up to three months, or both. NEA said the cluster at Pasir Ris Drive 6 stands out for the large number of outdoor breeding grounds found. Health officials have been combing public housing estates in search of mosquito breeding sites. Dengue-carrying insects breed in tiny pools of water found in fl...

Smokers may Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

...which may help explain why COPD and asthma tend to cluster in families, Ohar said. Media Contacts: Karen Richardson, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu; Shannon Koontz, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu; at 336-716-4587....

Protein Interaction is a Drug Target for Blood Clot Prevention

After a blood vessel in injured, platelets cluster together to plug the site of injury in the form of a blood clot (thrombus). In arterial disease, altered platelet aggregation can block blood vessels and cause heart attack or stroke. Platelet aggregation involves the binding of many molecules to ...

Genetic Variation in Some Smokers Increases Chances of Developing COPD

...which may help explain why COPD and asthma tend to cluster in families, Ohar said. The study is published online and will appear in a future print issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine....

More Cancer Testing Urged in Australian TV Studios

... convened last year could not find a cause for the cluster at the work site, which had a cancer rate up to 11...m of. It noted a US study of 61 workplace cancer cluster investigations, in which most were found to have no plausible cause. The chair of the expert panel...

Study Finds Abdominal Fat Not the Prime Cause for Metabolic Syndrome

...ulin resistance also plays a part in leading to a cluster of conditions that includes the most dangerous heart attack risk factors including pre-diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, and changes in cholesterol. Abdominal fat or the spare tire that many of us carry has long been linked to metabolic synd...

New Definition Helps Identify Children at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

...The Lancet(1) today. The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Its early identification is very important to facilitate preventive action. This first simple, unified definition from IDF for children and adolescents is consistent w...

Stroke Risk Nearly Doubles for Siblings of People Who Have Had a Stroke

...itions like high blood pressure and diabetes which cluster in families may also play a role." The study, a ...l ethnicities should be aware that strokes tend to cluster in families," said Lisabeth. "They need to know the warning signs, since treatment must be given wit...

NIH Awards Emory $3.6 Million for Schizophrenia Gene Research

...m will use the new Emory high performance computer cluster to analyze the data. "By helping us identify CNVs, we believe this new kind of chip technology may lead us to the specific genes that influence schizophrenia and other major psychiatric diseases," Dr. Warren says. The schizophrenia project is the...

HIV Spreading Rapidly Among Gay Men in Hong Kong

...the virus acquired by HIV sufferers has revealed a cluster of cases with similar genetic sequencing which has risen from 34 to 53 cases since October last year. Department of Health expert Wong Ka-hing urged people with a history of unprotected sex to have HIV tests, saying the findings suggested "rapid lo...

Low Levels of Testosterone may Increase the Risk of Death in Older Men

...testosterone was a larger waist girth along with a cluster of cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors related to this type of fat accumulation. Men with low testosterone are three times more likely to have the metabolic syndrome than men with higher testosterone levels; metabolic syndrome is the name for th...

Scientists Observed Live Cell Migration

... across space. "The stars of our live show are a cluster of fruit fly cells that literally crawl across the...pack of bicyclists, individual border cells in the cluster each take turns as the "leader" during their journey across the egg chamber. Another discovery is th...

Parkinsons Disease can Be Predicted by Metabolic Pathway

...stently across populations. By examining a large cluster of related genes, we found patterns that make people up to 90 times more likely to develop Parkinsons than the average person, says study co-author Timothy Lesnick, a Mayo Clinic biostatistician. The size of the effects that we observed for genes wit...

Obesity, High Blood Pressure on the Rise Among College Students

... The study also found that metabolic syndrome, a cluster of five risk factors, high blood pressure, excess abdominal fat, high blood glucose, high triglycerides, and low HDL or good, cholesterol, which are predictive of future development of heart disease and diabetes, was particularly prevalent in males. ...

Scientists Predict Bleak Future For Life

...ts, and in about 10 trillion years, only the local cluster of galaxies, including our own Milky Way, will be visible, the researchers said. "The future is bad," Krauss says.” A universe with dark energy is the worst of all possible universes for the long-term future of life."After just one trillion years, ...

Intake of Cherries Could Cut the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Heart Disease

...cal studies in humans. "Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of traits that can greatly increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes, so it's a serious condition that significantly affects public health," said study co-author Dr. Steven F. Bolling, a cardiac surgeon at the University of Mich...

Scientists Explore ‘muscle’ in a New Drug to Assuage Muscular Dystrophy Symptos

Muscular dystrophy is a debilitating cluster of genetic disorders that weaken the muscles to such an extent, ultimately crushing the victim’s mobility. The disorder// hampers the victim’s quality of life, while also reducing the lifespan. Unfortunately, the cure for this disorder still remai...

Scientists Identify Genes Activated During Learning and Memory

...and zif268 are transcription factors, binding to a cluster of chemical bases represented in the genetic code as letters. Once bound, they regulate genes that, in turn, dictate the assembly of other proteins that alter a neuron during memory and learning. The Carnegie Mellon team created a step-by-step ...

Hormone-based Heart Pill to Control High Blood Pressure

...heart failure. The Mayo Clinic team started with a cluster of amino acids called C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP). CNP has properties important for heart health, such as resisting cell proliferation and promoting dilation of blood vessels without causing low blood pressure. However, CNP had no effect on incr...

Small Implant To Check On Cancer

...fic molecules inside cancer cells. These particles cluster together whenever the target molecules are present which can be spotted while MRI scanning. The tiny silicon container that houses the nanoparticles are important as it permits the chemical reaction to take place without nanoparticles getting dispe...

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