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Vitamin E, the latest warrior against diabetes

...secreted by the pancreas and that is essential for converting sugar, starches and other foods into energy for cells. Lacking insulin, sugars build up in the blood rather than entering cells to fuel them. The result is that the body's cells literally can starve to death, causing the complications. In what can...

Dark skin protects

... proteins, Mackintosh says. It was only worthwhile converting it into extra melanin in the warm, damp tropics where food was abundant and pathogens were rampant....

Beer does good

...a. These are mini-organs which are responsible for converting glucose// into the energy needed by cells to function properly. When the mitochondria found in the cells of the outer lens of eye are damaged in this way it can lead to the development of cataracts. Dr John Trevithick, who presented the research to...

Choose the correct hypertensive drug

...ack and heart failure. For instance, angiotension converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are more effective than other drugs in reducing the risk of heart attack. And the long-acting calcium channel blockers are linked to a 20 per cent higher risk of heart attack and heart failure in comparison with other drugs. W...

Knee fat turns into cartilage

...cording to researchers a new has been found way of converting cells from the fat pad inside the knee into cartilage that could be used to repair knee problems. There is growing interest in the potential of tissue engineering where replacement// or repair tissue is created from a person's own cells. Central to t...

Reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes

...e above normal. People with diabetes have problems converting food to energy. Food is broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is carried by the blood to cells throughout the body. Cells use the hormone insulin, made in the pancreas, to help them process blood glucose into energy. People with diabetes can...

Cultivating gold on a fig tree

...ut before rushing to try cultivating fig trees and converting the gold into ornaments, here is a word of caution : The scientists have been able to use the micro- organism to churn out gold nanoparticles 8,000 times smaller than the human hair.// And therein lies the beauty of the new gold. Being so small , it ...

Gene Decides How Much Exercise In Needed For The Elderly People

...ow that a gene that controls levels of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) in the body may be associated with physical function in older adults. The researchers found that older exercisers who inherited a gene combination associated with the lowest ACE production were 45 percent more likely to develop difficult...

Promotion Of Medical Research In India Is The Need Of The Hour: ICMR

...xpressed need for cutting administrative posts and converting them into scientific/technical posts. The board has recommended doubling the ICMR's annual budget to atleast Rs 5,000 crore in the forthcoming plan. Promotional avenues should be available to all scientists up to level G and H, and provisions made ...

Diuretics More Effective In Controlling High Blood Pressure

...ressure than calcium channel blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, or alpha blockers. "Based on the results, the ALLHAT investigators recommend that in addition to lifestyle changes, diuretics should be the drug of choice for first line blood pressure treatment," said William C. Cushman, MD,...

Best out of supposed modern life waste: rice bran is a mine of good health

...d, via the same mechanism, inhibited angiotensin-1 converting enzyme, or ACE. In the words of journal’s editor, James Seiber, Ph.D., director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Western Regional Research Center in Davis, “There’s much work being done on various bran fractions to nail down any health benef...

3-D Imaging For Monitoring Reactor Systems, Power Plants

...rly inaccessible." Fan studies the processes for converting coal to liquid fuels and chemicals, in order to optimize the energy conversion efficiency while reducing power plant emissions. "Right now, the way to convert coal or natural gas to liquid fuels is in high-temperature, high–pressure reactors," Fan ...

Himachal Pradesh: Horse Dung To Be Converted Into Organic Fertilizer

...for the proper disposal of horse dung at Kufri and converting it into organic fertiliser,' said Susheel Negi, the district magistrate of Shimla. 'We will make it mandatory for horse owners to attach carry bags to collect dung so that the roads are not littered with it,' he said. --Edited IANS...

Instrument to reveal Information about Ozone Loss

...creates chemical reactions in PSCs responsible for converting benign forms of chlorine into highly ozone-reactive radicals that spur ozone depletion. A single molecule of chlorine has the potential to break down thousands of molecules of ozone. NAT PSCs enhance the potential for chlorine activation and can al...

Birth Defects Link With ACE Inhibitor Use, FDA Reports

...found infants born to mothers who took angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) during the first trimester of pregnancy had an increased risk of major birth defects, compared with infants whose mothers did not take these medications. Out of 29,507 infants whose TennCare records were examined...

Folic Acid Supplements to Prevent Cancer

...althy life, such as DNA synthesis, DNA repair, and converting homocysteine to methionine. The latter is particularly important because excess homocysteine is linked to chronic health problems, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Animal and human studies have increasingly demonstrated associations betwe...

AIIMS Director Venugopal Sacked

...omy of the institute while Ramadoss accused him of converting the medical institute into a "political hub". (Source: IANS)...

Antibiotic Proved Protective against Heart Tissue Damage and Cell Death – Research Find

... Mitochondria are cellular organelles critical for converting oxygen into ATP, the key fuel for cellular function. ‘Rapamycin may one day be beneficial as a potential therapeutic strategy to limit cell death caused by ischemia or reperfusion injury, and possibly long-term prevention of ventricular remodeling ...

Regulatory T-cells – Protector or Cause of Diseases

...king endogenous tissue likely would be among those converting to protective regulatory cells, Dr. Ignatowicz says. “We did not find that does not happen, but it’s not the major mechanism for generating regulatory cells in the body,” Dr. Pacholczyk says. All T cells are made in the bone marrow then move to th...

Processed foods – "the" cause of obesity!

... 1960s, food processors discovered a technique for converting corn – which is grown abundantly and cheaply – into a processed sugar. That new product, high-fructose corn syrup, is a sweetener that affects metabolism in a very negative way," says Lustig. Fructose is present in several beverages and processed f...

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