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ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG), a compound made from rabbit antibodies appears to be as effective as routine steroids in reducing rejection of transplanted organs without any of the side effects, according to Dr. James Eason of the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center in New Orleans. In the ...

A sunscreen from the sea

...MS discovered a natural ultra-violet (UV) blocking compound in reef corals.// "We believe that within a very ...use. The future market in global terms for the new compound and its formulations is estimated at several hundred million dollars each year", said AIMS executive...

New treatment for Osteoporosis

...oduce only the fast signals. Rats, given the new compound show up to 70% increase in bone strength. According to Kousteni it could even strengthen the bones in healthy people....

Tomatoes for the heart

...scribe how they boosted the production of rutin, a compound found in the skin of tomatoes. Rutin is a flavonol...gher level of flavonol and that 65 per cent of the compound was retained when the tomatoes were processed into paste.This suggests the possibility of producing ...

Better Treatment for obesity

A little-known fatty compound produced in the small intestine could hold the key to permanent weight loss. Oleylethanolamide (OEA) is a type of fatty acid that is produced in the small intestine in response to food. This compound, oleylethanolamide (OEA), could lead to the develo...

Creating brain cells from bone marrow

...oducing specific brain chemicals like serotonin, a compound that's lacking in depression. The hope is to create neurons that would produce dopamine, which is depleted in Parkinson's disease, as the basis for a brain implant using the patient's own bone marrow. This would sidestep ethical and technical problem...

Legume Consumption Can Cut Heart Disease Risk

... thought to reduce blood levels of homocysteine, a compound that can boost heart disease risk. Increasing legume consumption may be an important part of dietary interventions to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease....

Lecithin lowers cholesterol absorption in body

...he absorption of cholesterol is reduced by another compound in the egg, the lecithin.The research was done by Sund I. Koo, Yonghzhi Jiang and Sang K. Noh. A peer-reviewed research paper by the three researchers, “Egg phosphatidylcholine decreses the lymphatic absorption of cholesterol in rats,” as in the Jou...

Fight against E.coli

...cience at Kansas State, said: "Cinnamon contains a compound that has the ability to kill bacteria. It has natural killing power. "If cinnamon can knock out E.coli 0157:H7, one of the most virulent food-borne microorganisms that exists today, it will certainly have antimicrobial effects on other common food-bo...

Red Wine Helps Fight Heart disease

...lood vessel constrictor, and overproduction of the compound is thought to be a key factor in why arteries clog with fatty deposits. The pigments are not present in white wine or rose, and they seem to be less potent when they are present in grape juice. In the study, the cow cells were exposed to extracts f...

New Dietary Approach To Manage Kidney Stones

...ught to reduce the urinary excretion of oxalate, a compound that combines with calcium and other compounds to form the deposits commonly known as kidney stones, the researchers explain. Low-calcium diets, on the other hand, may reduce urinary excretion of calcium but they also cause levels of oxalate in urine...

Nasal Spray Beats Antihistamine

.... Antihistamines block the effects of histamine, a compound released from immune system cells during allergic reactions. Antihistamines can cause significant sedation, for example. And the nasal sprays sometimes cause nasal dryness and nose bleeds, while in children there is the potential for the corticostero...

Broccoli's role against cancer

A cancer preventing compound in broccoli, first isolated a decade ago at Johns ...ular equivalent of hand to hand combat, broccoli’s compound is a covert operative that works indirectly.Oxidants are like molecular hit men, damaging DNA and ki...

Composite fillings to hasten work procedures

...self.ACP has been around for decades, but this new compound has the unique ability to incorporate with photocurable polymer composite resins — making it stable or degradable, depending on your intended application. The most proximate application of nonbiodegradable ACP would be in orthodontics. Mixing it int...

Acupuncture to bring relief to patients with dry mouth

... not respond to treatment with the saliva-inducing compound pilocarpine. The researchers found that 70 percent of the patients improved with acupuncture, although the length of their responses varied. Most patients, they note, have required monthly or bimonthly treatments to sustain the benefit. "Different ...

Scientists found ancient Human Germ Killer

...ed to the mutated human gene for an HIV-inhibiting compound by a sort of natural antibiotic found in the bone marrow of rhesus monkeys. The monkey substance was designated RTD-1. Such naturally occurring germ fighters, known as ``defensins,'' are believed to have evolved tens of millions of years ago, Cole s...

Coffee may help prevent cavities

...dy data suggest that trigonelline, a water-solubel compound in coffee that contributes to the aroma and flavour of the beverage, “may have the major responsibility for coffee’s anti-adhesive activity.” “Nevertheless,” researchers conclude, “we can hypotheside that due to antibacterial and anti-adhesive activi...

FDA debates status of decongestant drugs

...n, and has been shown to aid in weight loss.// The compound is in hundreds of over-the-counter cold, cough and allergy medicines and appetite suppressants. And while products containing such ingredients are required to list such warnings on their labels, the warnings often go unnoticed or ignored by many wh...

The advantages of berries

...lon cancer. Groups of rats that had been given a compound that causes colon cancer were fed a diet with varying amounts of freeze-dried black raspberries, and compared to animals whose diet did not contain the berries. All the rats developed tumour-like growths - but they were 70 per cent fewer in the anima...

Dietary cure for fighting Helicobacter pylori

...ve in the strong acid conditions of the stomach. A compound found in broccoli is powerful against the bacteriu... Hopkins Medical School found that sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli and broccoli sprouts, can kill the bacterium - at least in a test tube. Initially ...

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