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Asthma! A new warning for heart disease

...evention in San Antonio, Texas, has unveiled a new cousin counterpart to heart disease-Asthma. It is found that asthma increases the risk of heart disease. Carlos Iribarren, MD, MPH, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente, in his study found that non smoking patients with asthma had a risk of 33% towards developing the...

Endometriosis coalesced with genes

...nal University Hospital, ascertained that having a cousin with endometriosis raises a woman's risk by more than 62 per cent.//Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue, which is normally found only in the lining of the uterus, develops outside the womb. The tissue attaches itself to liga...

Innovative yeast genome may handle Cancer Clues

...ch UK has sequenced the genome of fission yeast, a cousin of the brewer's yeast whose genome// was mapped. Fifty of the 4,000 genes in the fission yeast genome, which is reported in the science journal Nature, are similar to genes linked to human diseases such as cystic fibrosis, hereditary deafness, diabe...

Scientists Discover New RNAs in Mouse Testicles

London, June 6. A genetic cousin of DNA has been discovered in mousetesticles. These are a new class of small RNAs. Small RNAs are knownto regulate key processes in human health //. RNA interference is one important way that the body can shut off genesof the invading pathogens. G...

A 24 Year Old Girls Undergoes Double Mastectomy To Prevent Breast Cancer

...atives. But she explains that it was not until her cousin Helen Cauldwell, 29 was diagnosed with the condition that she decided to take some action. In January 2004 Becky underwent genetic tests. Six weeks later her results came back positive with an 80-90% chance that she would develop the condition. Bec...

Cancer-Causing Virus Synthesizes Protein To Help Sustain Itself In Host Cells

... virus type 1 (HTLV-1), a retrovirus and a distant cousin to HIV, the cause of AIDS. The findings indicate that HBZ enhanced the ability of HTLV-1 to establish a persistent infection in an animal host. The study by researchers with the Ohio State University Comprehensive Center and the College of Veterinar...

Autoimmune disorders studied in detail by U-M researchers.

... called benzodiazepine-423 (Bz-423), is a chemical cousin of anti-anxiety medications such as Valium and Xanax. In previous work, Glick’s group showed that Bz-423 reduces effects of arthritis and the autoimmune disease lupus in mice and may be useful in treating psoriasis. Unlike conventional drugs for thes...

NHGRI Aims To Sequence Primate Genomes

...fected with simian immunodeficiency virus, a close cousin to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the rhesus is widely recognized as the best animal model for research on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. It also serves as a valuable model for studying other human infectious diseases and for ...

New Studies On Zebrafish Could Aid in Treating Birth Defects

...sts established that the zebrafish gene is a close cousin of the human Menkes gene. They injected the human Menkes enzyme into Calamity embryos and found that it works almost as well as the fish enzyme and rescues embryos from a number of the mutant's defects. That demonstrated just how similar the molec...

Cooling Temperatures Help Crucian Carp

Crucian carp, which is a sort of cousin to a goldfish, is able to store vast amounts of glycogen in its brain, due to the cooling temperatures present in water. //This will allow it to keep its brain healthy despite there being no oxygen in ponds between February and April The study from...

A Novel Technique Nudges Genes Into Activity

... a new technique that employs RNA, a tiny chemical cousin of DNA, to turn on genes could lead to therapeutics// for conditions in which nudging a gene awake would help alleviate disease. This gene-activating method provides researchers with a novel research tool to investigate the role that genes play in hu...

“Bridge” Protein Spurs Deadliest Stages of Breast Cancr

...studied the roles played by Gab-2 and its chemical cousin Gab-1, in various disorders. His fundamental analyses of cell signaling for Gab-2 led him to study the protein in cancer cells. Feng and his colleagues began by examining Gab-2’s role in a pathway influenced by the cancer-causing oncogene Neu, whic...

Nandigram Killings Lead to Depression Among Many

...rists, Siladitya Roy. He said a man who had a cousin living in Nandigram came to him for counselling. "That person came from Mograhat in South 24-Parganas, an adjoining district of Kolkata. He was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) leading to insomnia and serious loss of appetite...

Infant Mortality Rising in Deep South in US

... is another green marker, for a son of Ms. Brown's cousin who died at four months, apparently of pneumonia. The main causes of infant death in poor Southern regions included premature and low-weight births; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which is linked to parental smoking and unsafe sleeping positions as...

Vitamin Extends Life in Yeast, Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Find

...ngevity! Not yet, but a Dartmouth discovery that a cousin of niacin prolongs lifespan in yeast brings// the tantalizing possibility a step closer. The research, reported in the May 4 issue of Cell, shows how a new vitamin extends lifespan in yeast cells, much like calorie restriction does in animals. It c...

New Bacterium Discovered - Related to Cause of Trench Fever

A close cousin of the bacterium that debilitated thousands of World War I soldiers has been isolated at UCSF from a patient who had been on an international vacation. The woman, who has since recovered, suffered from symptoms similar to malaria or typhoid fever, t...

Louisiana Residents Warned Against Brown Recluse Spiders

A poisonous brown widow spider, a cousin to the well-known black widow, is increasingly being spotted in Louisiana, experts say . It is belongs to a group that is officially known as the "recluse spiders" and are also commonly referred to as "fiddleback" spiders or "violin" spiders becau...

Vitamin Extends Life in Yeast, Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Find

...ngevity! Not yet, but a Dartmouth discovery that a cousin of niacin prolongs lifespan in yeast brings the tantalizing possibility a step closer. The research, reported in the May 4 issue of Cell, shows how a new vitamin extends lifespan in yeast cells, much like calorie restriction does in animals. It co...

Chilean President's Cousin Successfully Tests Allergy 'Knockout' Technique on Mice

... of Jerusalem School of Pharmacy, who is the first cousin of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, has been conferred a prestigious research prize for developing a new approach that may help eliminate allergies like the common cold and asthma. Chilean-born Ido Bachelet has been honoured with the Barenhol...

Help is Hard to Find for Child Sex Abuse Victims in India

...usly to AFP. She was eight, her abuser -- a male cousin -- was twice her age and the abuse happened when they met at family gatherings. "The people you like the most and trust the most can abuse you. Your parents are right there and it is taking place two minutes away, out of their sight," she recounted...

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