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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...Alzheimer’s mouse model and improved the cognitive deficits found in that model, Drs. Golde and Koo personally approached the drug company to encourage them to test r-flurbiprofen in Alzheimer’s disease. Myriad Genetics agreed, and in 2006 the company reported results from a phase II clinical trial enrollin...

Deficiency of Vitamin D Levels may Be Common in Healthy Kids

...n D levels is from exposure to sunshine. Severe deficits in vitamin D may lead to muscle weakness, defective bone mineralization and rickets. In addition to musculoskeletal effects, vitamin D is important for immune function, and low blood levels of the vitamin may contribute to diseases such as hypertensi...

A Break Through Energy Bill by the US Government

...onomic consequences, scientists also warn that oil deficits could trigger a global recession, lead to food shortages and incite conflict between nations the United States and China in particular over dwindling oil supplies....

Reason Behind Trouble Remembering in ADHD Kids Revealed

...ion that a better understanding of the behavioural deficits in children with ADHD may be helpful in the development of new therapies that directly target these problem areas. "There's scope there now to try to train these children to recognise new information or remember things differently to help overcome th...

Researchers Reverse Mental Retardation Symptoms in Mice

...ovements reminiscent of autistic people; attention deficits and difficulty with learning and memory tasks. "These behavioural abnormalities are ameliorated, partially or fully, by inhibiting the enzymatic activity of PAK, Tonegawa said. "Strikingly, PAK inhibition also restored electrical communication be...

Protein Reduction Ceases Alzheimer's Advancement in Mice

...as retarded, it helped prevent seizures and memory deficits associated with the disease. "Amazingly, even partial reduction of tau prevented memory problems and premature deaths in our Alzheimer mice," said Dr. Erik Roberson, assistant professor of neurology at UCSF. The present treatment measure for Alzh...

Too Much TV Watching Linked With Poor Academic Performance in Teens

...one hour of TV at age 14 showed the same attention deficits later on, reported online edition New Scientist. Nearly one-third of those who watched many hours of television fell behind or failed to graduate by age 22. By comparison, only 10 percent of the teens who watched less than an hour of TV a day went ...

New Strategy Identified for Preventing Acute and Chronic Brain Disease

... protein tau can prevent seizures and neurological deficits related to Alzheimer's disease. The findings, rep...tone team used a mouse model of AD in which memory deficits are triggered by a human gene that causes overproduction of A-Beta. The key finding was that cogniti...

IT Delays Putting Patient Safety at Risk, Say Senior NHS Staff

...s. Eighteen months later, the issue of financial deficits was even more acute. There was also concern that managers could not focus on implementing the system because of competing financial priorities. Continuing delays in replacing patient administration systems and poor communication were also still app...

Most Pediatric Chemotherapy Mistakes Reach Patients

...formance deficit while communication and knowledge deficits accounted for only 9 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Outpatient errors were more likely to be attributed to the delivery device, brand name similarities and stress. Dr. Miller and her coauthors concluded that pediatric chemotherapy errors ofte...

Brain Cells Activity: New Treatment Target for Psychiatric Diseases

...tter that is critical for explaining the cognitive deficits associated with the illness," says Dr. Daniel R. Weinberger, director of the Genes, Cognition and Psychosis Program at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Md. "What we have found is neuregulin-1 can regulate GABA release from these...

UK Nurses Complain of Stress, One Quits After Screaming at Heart Attack Patient

...re. Nursing Times blamed the pressure of financial deficits and the threat of job cuts. The poll also found one in 10 nurses were smoking more, and almost a third reported taking off more days sick than usual. More than one in five of those surveyed had taken 30 or more days off during the last year. Dr Pet...

Work-related Stress Restrains the Sex Lives of Nurses

...l. Nursing Times held the pressure of financial deficits and the threat of job cuts in the NHS responsible for the nurses woes. "Nurses are under pressure, under valued and under paid. Stress is a serious issue for nurses who run the daily gamut of violence and abuse from patients and relatives, as well ...

Activists Urge Greater Medical Support for Gulf War Veterans Exposed to Sarin Gas

...to sarin nerve gas could have caused lasting brain deficits in former service members. Also symptoms were found to be exacerbated by the use of bug repellant and a nerve-agent antidote given to roughly 250,000 troops during the Gulf War. When the roughly 700,000 deployed troops returned home, about one i...

Cancer Drug Induces HDAC Inhibitor and Enhance Long-term Memory

... associated with Huntingtons disease and cognitive deficits in Rubenstein-Taybi syndrome. HDAC inhibitors may help overcome that blockage and lead to better neural function in people with those disorders and perhaps improve memory as well....

Flush Water Pipes to Reduce Lead Contamination Risk, Schools Told

...y physical and mental development and spark slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. In adults, side effects include kidney problems or high blood pressure.Previously, schools and daycares were expected to flush their pipes once weekly. Health Minister George Smitherman noted there's a new ...

Exposure to Cocaine During Pregnancy Weakens Kindergarten Kids Attention

...rnero said. Its possible that because of subtle deficits we may see an effect on academic performance. We just dont know yet, she added....

Altered Protein Structure was Found in Autism Patients

...n nerve connections is likely to lead to cognitive deficits seen in patients with autism, said Taylor. He added that synapse formation and maintenance occurs early in development when the infant brain is still plastic and formative. Therefore, by understanding the structural mutations that affect neurotransmi...

Protein Reduction Ceases Alzheimer's Advancement in Mice

...as retarded, it helped prevent seizures and memory deficits associated with the disease. "Amazingly, even partial reduction of tau prevented memory problems and premature deaths in our Alzheimer mice," said Dr. Erik Roberson, assistant professor of neurology at UCSF. The present treatment measure for Alzh...

Cognitive Problems Occur More Rapidly in Female Alcoholics Than in Males

...problem solving, and cognitive flexibility." These deficits fall under the category of executive functioning, ...l. These findings indicate that specific cognitive deficits occur in alcoholism." Both Flannery and Garbutt believe these results extend the concept of physi...

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