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The Role Of Calcium In The Formation Of Kidney Stones

... the formation of kidney stones by preventing tiny crystals of calcium oxalate from forming. Calcium oxalate is a component of kidney stones. According to the research, diet plays an important role in the development of kidney stones. In older men and women, higher levels of calcium, sodium, animal protein a...

The Role Of Calcium In The Formation Of Kidney Stones

... the formation of kidney stones by preventing tiny crystals of calcium oxalate from forming. Calcium oxalate is a component of kidney stones. According to the research, diet plays an important role in the development of kidney stones. In older men and women, higher levels of calcium, sodium, animal protein a...

The Role Of Calcium In The Formation Of Kidney Stones

... the formation of kidney stones by preventing tiny crystals of calcium oxalate from forming. Calcium oxalate is a component of kidney stones. According to the research, diet plays an important role in the development of kidney stones. In older men and women, higher levels of calcium, sodium, animal protein a...

Now insulin can be inhaled

... The manufacture of tiny protein coated micro crystals can pass through the lung wall and into the blood stream using dry powder inhalers similar to those used by asthma sufferers.// The scientists unveiled these findings at the Edinburgh international science festival last week.These researchers ...

Bone tough

...ess' and 'toughness'. Bone is a mixture of mineral crystals that are suspended in an organic collagen matrix. The crystals provide 'stiffness', or skeletal rigidity, explains Professor John Currey from the University of Yor...

Cholesterol Can Cause Burst Arteries

...the artery. It is the presence of the cholesterol crystals and other debris material released by the plaque rupture into the bloodstream that activates the clotting mechanism. Researchers had compared the crystallization of the cholesterol to putting a plastic bottle of water into a freezer. Over time the w...

Clinical Trials of New Drug Febuxostat Show Promise in Gout Treatment

...mulation and deposition of needle shaped uric acid crystals in the joints, thereby leading to inflammation and pain. Progressively, it leads to a condition called ‘Gouty arthritis’ and is associated by a significant reduction in joint mobility. The only existing standard treatment for Gout is administration...

Three dimensional structure of apolipoprotein revealed

... determining the x-ray diffraction patterns of the crystals present in molecules. Researchers feel that this new discovery will help a lot in understanding the mechanism of action and ways to inhibit the action of apolipoprotein E which is found to be associated with cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease. ...

Excessive Belly Fat Could Increase Risk Of Gallstones In Women

...erparts. // Gallstones are collections of solid crystals (predominantly cholesterol) in the gallbladder or in the bile ducts (biliary tract). Americans undergo more than 800,000 gallstone operations each year and it is the most common abdominal illness seen among women in the US. Researchers led by Chung...

Insulin Crystals Holds Promise In Diabetes research

A novel method to aid the formation of insulin crystals in the pancreas is a major discovery effected by a...sm by which insulin molecules attach themselves to crystals to form these kinks. They found that groups of insulin blocks create large protrusions, dubbed "moun...

Wall's To Develop Low-fat Ice-cream Using Fish Blood

...uld lower the lowers the temperatures at which ice crystals form and the shape they take up. They claimed that they could then create a stiff and solid mixture by using less cream or fat. The company has also announced that they have submitted an application with the Food Standard Agency to use the new tech...

Risk Of Heart Attack Increased By Gout

...hen chronic or severe hyperuricemia leads to urate crystals within joints, it results in an inflammatory response that manifests as gouty arthritis. "Our study confirms that gouty arthritis is an independent risk factor for myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack. Until now this relationship has not been...

A Glass of Orange Juice To Keep Recurrence Of Kidney Stones At Bay

...ls in the urine to bind together. Over time, these crystals combine and grow into a stone. In the UT South western study, 13 volunteers – some with a history of kidney stones and some without – underwent three phases, each lasting one week. Chosen in random order, the phases included: a distilled water or c...

Better Ice Creams And Artificial Snow, Courtesy Bacteria

...solated in this study promote the formation of ice crystals at temperatures close to melting, which is useful in the production of artificial snow. One species is also thought to be tolerant to cold and could therefore have advantages for making snow in artificial environments such as ski centres, and in wast...

Gastric Bypass Surgery May Lead to Increased Kidney Stone Risk

...ich normally plays an important role in dissolving crystals that can lead to kidney stones. The combination of high oxalate and low citrate levels led to an increase in calcium oxalate supersaturation'-a strong risk factor for stones formed by binding of oxalate to calcium. Patients who underwent gastric by...

Does Aspirin Crystallize?

...exists, it has so far only been possible to obtain crystals containing a maximum of 85 % form II. The ratio of the two domains within crystals produced under identical conditions seems to be roughly constant. This discovery upends fundamenta...

Link Between Nanoparticles and Kidney Stones

...earchers examined how urine proteins alter the way crystals and cells interact in binding to cells -- the way in which cells respond to the crystals and assume more of a bone-like morphology and drive calcification over time. In a second study, du...

Cellulose Nanocrystal Research Paves the Way for Newer Vaccines, Computer Inks

...imented with using ink jet printers to deposit the crystals because the printers’ main focus is precision. Nanocrystals are tiny and pose many difficulties to the people using them. A typical remedy involves converting the nanocrystals to a powder. This has risks as well, as the powder can be a serious health...

Alarming Rise of Methamphetamine Use Among Australian Youth

...halk.” Methamphetamine hydrochloride, clear chunky crystals resembling ice, which can be inhaled by smoking, is referred to as “ice,” “crystal,” “glass,” and “tina.” Methamphetamine is taken orally, intranasally (snorting the powder), by needle injection, or by smoking. Abusers may become addicted quickly...

Researchers Devise New Compound to Treat Fungal Infections

...ocks leucyl-tRNA synthetase, researchers generated crystals of the enzyme bound to tRNA in the presence of AN2690 and examined them with high-intensity X-ray source. Researchers found that AN2690 stuck in the editing site of the enzyme where it made a very strong bond to the end of the tRNA, trapping it on ...

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