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ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

...T-lymphocytes. Steroids have been considered a key component of liver transplant treatment, even though they are associated with adverse side effects. When a patient receives an organ transplant, the body's white blood cells often try to reject the new organ .It is here that ATG steps in. The rabbit ATG works ...

Cancer Inheritance

...ur early in life are more likely to have a genetic component than those diagnosed later. Rare thyroid and testicular cancers, are even more likey to be familial than breast and lung cancer.// The model assumed that cancers were the result of either only one gene, or of several relatively rare genes. The...

Supply of Radiopharmaceuticals Hampered by Attacks

...products.// As these products or their radioactive component decay, they become less valuable over time. Because these products decay from the instant they are produced, air shipments are paramount for timely delivery to ensure proper processing. Once processed, the nuclear medicine industry relies heavily o...

Omega-3 fatty acids impair immunity

...the joints. Yet the inflammatory response is a key component of the immune system in fighting infection. // The Missouri team studied how mice responded to bacterial infection when given diets containing either fish oil or no fish oil. Those on fish oil were slower to respond to the infection and more likely...

Pollution- hazardous for diabetics

...patients.Tiny particles called PM10s, an important component of atmospheric pollution, are known to cause both respiratory and heart problems. Researchers in the US looked at Medicare data for Cook County Illinois for 1988 to 1994 and have uncovered a link between PM10 exposure and heart problems in people wit...

Simvastatin Plus Niacin May Lower Heart Risks

...nt with antioxidants alone actually lowered an HDL component called HDL2 and did not cut patients' risk of heart attack and other complications....

Red Wine Helps Fight Heart disease

...iet. //Scientists say they have discovered the key component in red wine. The explanation is pigments known as polyphenols. Polyphenols inhibit the production of a peptide that contributes to hardening of the arteries. Polyphenols in red wine decreases the amount of the peptide endothelin-1 produced by cell...

Low cholestrol,low behaviour

...nd emotion. "Cholesterol is an extremely important component of the brain, especially of the nerve cell membranes," he said. "It makes sense that if you have got a high or low level of cholestrol that might influence the way the nerve cells work." Dr Garland said impulsivity stimulated by low cholesterol level...

Excess vitamin A increases fracture risk

... that's not always the case, particularly when one component is taken in excess. The latest report from the long-running Nurses' Health Study, which covers over 60,000 women followed for 15 years, suggests that retinol, an active ingredient of vitamin A, could be harmful. Women with the highest retinol intake...

An aide to cold

...y garlic supplement comprising allicin, a purified component of garlic considered to be the major biologically active agent produced by the plant, reduced// the risk of catching a cold by more than half.It also found that allicin-containing garlic supplements were eventful in treating infections caused by the...

Herbs: rich soure of antioxidants

...e, rosemary and peppermint. The most active phenol component in some of the herbs with the highest antioxidant activity, particularly oregano, was rosmarinic acid, a strong antioxidant, the researcher says. Antioxidants have become synonymous with good health. They are a class of compounds thought to prevent ...

Herbs: rich soure of antioxidants

...e, rosemary and peppermint. The most active phenol component in some of the herbs with the highest antioxidant activity, particularly oregano, was rosmarinic acid, a strong antioxidant, the researcher says. Antioxidants have become synonymous with good health. They are a class of compounds thought to prevent ...

Composite fillings to hasten work procedures

...ineral hydroxyapatite, which is the main inorganic component of teeth.” The product is biocompatible and has remineralization potential, he explains. Simply put, it re-deposits the hydroxyapatite in areas of the tooth damaged by decay — caries — helping the tooth structure to repair itself.ACP has been aroun...

FDA Approves New Anti-Clotting Drug

...ngs. The drug works by inhibiting Factor Xa, a key component involved in blood clotting. The major side effect of Arixtra is serious bleeding. Arixtra is not to be used in patients with severely impaired kidney function or in patients who weigh less than 110 pounds, because they may have an increased risk for...

Elevating Manganese Levels hold back HIV

... activity of a similar enzyme used by a virus-like component of yeast. Further research determined increasing manganese also lowers the activity of HIV's reverse transcriptase, which could block replication of the virus and help prevent it from causing acquired immune deficiency syndrome. According to Jef Bo...

Ginseng aids Diabetes

...s from the University of Chicago extracted the key component in ginseng from the berry of the plant to determine if mice had a positive effect on diabetic symptoms. Mice that were genetically engineered to have type 2 diabetes received injections of the substance daily for 10 days. They were then compared to m...

Researchers find new HIV hiding place

...in one major place, T cells, which are another key component of the immune system. In his study of 15 HIV-infected patients who had never received drug therapy, results showed that aggressive combination treatment dramatically reduced HIV levels in the blood, mostly to undetectable levels. But treatment did n...

Developing HIV fighter

...ce genes in a process called RNA interference. The component that accomplishes this - small interfering RNA, or siRNA . Sharp's team made two different siRNAs that targeted cell surface proteins essential for the HIV virus to infect a cell. They targeted the parts of the virus that make the protein as well as ...

Self control makes stress response easy

...trol - rather than helplessness - could be a vital component in the way we handle stressful situations....

Bacterial discovery may help CF patients

... the DNaseI enzyme, which breaks down DNA into its component molecules, destroys the biofilm and restricts the ...e discovery. "The discovery that DNA is the major component of the matrix, and the use of DNaseI to dissolve it is a breakthrough," he Kjelleberg told UPI. "My ...

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