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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...lly had the opposite effect on AB42 -- rather then decreasing it, they increased it. The investigators then expa...n cell culture studies, the researchers found that decreasing the amount of SORL1 protein increased the cells’ production of AB. While SORL1 will likely turn ou...

Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males

...uce development of liver cancer in males by either decreasing the levels IL-6 in males, interfering with IL-6 action or by administering estrogen-like compounds to males in order to inhibit production of IL-6. "While some organs, such as breasts, are clearly influenced by gender, others like the liver are n...

Omega-3 Fattyacids Keeps Retinopathy at Bay

...hers found that increasing omega-3 fatty acids and decreasing omega-6 fatty acids in the diet reduced the area of vessel loss that ultimately causes the growth of the abnormal vessels and blindness. Omega-6 fatty acid contributes to the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina. To further test the appar...

Using Portion-control Dishes can Help Obese Diabetics Lose Weight

...een shown to be clinically significant in terms of decreasing morbidity and mortality associated with obesity-linked disorders such as cancer and myocardial infarction [heart attack]," they add. In addition, more of those in the intervention group vs. the regular care group experienced a decrease in their use...

Weight Control for Obese Diabetics

...een shown to be clinically significant in terms of decreasing morbidity and mortality associated with obesity-linked disorders such as cancer and myocardial infarction [heart attack], the authors write. In addition, more of those in the intervention group vs. the regular care group experienced a decrease in t...

Bright Bodies Weight Program Lowers Diabetes Risk, BMI in Obese Kids

...rogram cuts diabetes risk and is more effective at decreasing weight, body fat, body mass index (BMI) in overweight children. A family-based weight management program developed by researchers at Yale School of Medicine was more successful at plummeting weight, body fat, BMI and insulin sensitivity than tradi...

HCV Patients Survival After Liver Transplantation is Not Improving

...ding some to suggest that survival rates have been decreasing for patients with HCV who have received transplants. Researchers led by Paul Thuluvath of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, sought to study a large sample of the liver transplant population to determine if there has indeed been...

Some High Blood Pressure Drugs may Help Reduce Dementia Risk

...w they may slow cognitive decline is that they are decreasing inflammation in the brain, and we know that inflammation is important in the development of Alzheimer's disease," she said. The researchers analyzed data from the Cardiovascular Health Study, a long-term study of cardiovascular risk factors that i...

British Scientists Discover New Protein to Treat Epilepsy and Schizophrenia

...modify how efficiently they work, by increasing or decreasing the amount of information transmitted. Having too much information is a problem, but so is having too little which can cause conditions including coma. The researchers, who carried out work on rats, found that when one type of receptor, the kaina...

New Relief for Unexplained Chest Pain

...eal chest pain by relaxing the esophageal wall and decreasing hypersensitivity. Lead author Satish S.C. Rao finds evidence that these beneficial effects may also be influenced by theophyllines actions on adenosine receptors, altering esophageal sensory thresholds at the same time as relaxing the muscles. Rao ...

Teens Need to Eat More Fruits, Veggies to Prevent Obesity

...ng the availability of fruits and vegetables while decreasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages....

Innovative Education Scheme Sees Fewer Rugby Players Suffering Spinal Injuries

... initiatives seem to represent a viable option for decreasing the rate of serious spinal injuries in rugby union scrums....

Researchers Find Estrogen Governs Genes That Affect Aggression

...ey role in increasing aggression in short days and decreasing aggression in long days. In another study, the researchers then injected mice living in winter-like short-day and summer-like long-day conditions with estradiol, a type of estrogen. The injection increased aggression in mice in winter-like short da...

Experts to Develop New Weapons Against Food Poisoning

..., this should also reduce the risk to consumers by decreasing bacterial contamination of meat that is prevalent in poultry processing and is transferred to chicken meat on grocery shelves. GangaGen and The University of Nottingham are building a business relationship to commercialise phage technology which ha...

Referring Dental Patients to Telephone quitlines may Help Them Stop Smoking

...nts to quit smoking can play a significant role in decreasing tobacco-related illness and death. "By facilitating engagement in a tobacco-use quitline, dental practitioners can close the gap between patients expectations and the current standard of practice," write the authors....

Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology Significantly Reduce the Risk of ROP

...d laser treatments were 11.1% and 4% respectively, decreasing to 6% and 2.5% in 2003-2004 after the change in clinical practice and switch to Masimo SET -- representing a 40% relative risk reduction in severe ROP. For the same time periods in Center #2, ROP (III and IV) and laser treatment rates remained unchan...

Advanced Breast Cancer: Study Reveals White and Black Women Have Different Survival Rates

...y rates for women with advanced breast disease are decreasing by 2.3 percent annually. The researchers hope that health policy makers take notice of the growing disparity and implement steps to make all breast cancer treatments more accessible. Giordano and Dawood also intend to expand upon their research and...

Pregnancy and Alcohol - a Dangerous Cocktail Warns BMA Scotland

...e help they need. Early intervention is crucial in decreasing the risk of additional problems commonly found in individuals affected by these disorders. These include mental health problems, disrupted school experience, alcohol and drug addictions. Healthcare professionals also need to find ways to get the me...

A New Target for Cancer Therapy-Integrin Alpha7 Molecule

...es in a standard growth medium after increasing or decreasing the level of normal integrin alpha7 in the cell lines. In this experiment, control cancer cells formed large colonies with up to 100 cells each. Cancer cells with normal levels of integrin alpha7 expression formed fewer and smaller colonies. When t...

HCV Patients Survival After Liver Transplantation is Not Improving

...ding some to suggest that survival rates have been decreasing for patients with HCV who have received transplants. Researchers led by Paul Thuluvath of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, sought to study a large sample of the liver transplant population to determine if there has indeed been...

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