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Better Treatment for obesity

...mble OEA but are more potent and more resistant to degradation by the body, could be used in the treatment of obesity and overweight. The study shows that when injected into the bodies of rats, OEA caused the rats to eat significantly less food and gain weight at a slower pace. Studies are now under way to inv...

A better test than cytology for Urinary Malignancy

..., Canada. This method checks for fibrinogen/fibrin degradation products. It appears to be more effective and accu...urine tests, one that tested for fibrinogen/fibrin degradation products and one that tested for bladder tumor antigen BTA. The samples were also examined cytologic...

WHO says damage to eco systems are affecting human health

...um Ecosystem Assessment, scientists have said that degradation of the eco systems// of the world are having a detrimental effect to human health and may cause greater harm in next 50 years. Diseases such as malaria and cholera are threatening to cause a major outbreak and new diseases are emerging because of 60...

Slowing Cartilage Loss In Arthritis With Fruit Extracts

...hown to block enzymes that contribute to cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis.// Although findings are still a...IL-1b) during osteoarthritis, leading to cartilage degradation and damage to joints. Thus researchers suggest that consumption of pomegranate fruit extract may h...

Pomegranate Juice Is Helpful In Arresting Osteoarthritis

...rotein molecule that plays a key role in cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis. Current treatments for osteoart...from the effects of IL-1b by suppressing cartilage degradation in OA," Haqqi said. Source: Journal of Nutritin....

Compound In Grapes And Red Wine To Counter Alzheimer's Disease

...chers believe the compound acts by stimulating the degradation of amyloid-beta peptides by the proteasome, a barrel-shaped multi-protein complex that can specifically digest proteins into short polypeptides and amino acids. However, the authors stress that eating grapes may not be a cure for Alzheimer's diseas...

Health Problems Due To Ecosystem's Degradation

...ment, this has not been even across the world. The degradation of the ecosystem is expected to get worse in anoth.... The SARS disease is also being attributed to the degradation of the ecosystem.Intensive livestock production, in spite of its benefits has also resulted in new d...

Non-addictive antidepressant drug

...ases the level of endocannabinoids by blocking the degradation in the brain and relaxes depression. //Endocannabinoids are chemicals present in brain which is responsible for relaxing brain, endocannabinoids are released when specific brain receptors are triggered during exercises and other well-being activities...

Decoding the Fungi Genome Will Save Millions of Lives.

...arth's ecosystem, being responsible for almost all degradation of plant material as well as recycling nitrogen. Aspergillus fumigatus is a major constituent of compost, and mould fungi have been important sources of drugs including penicillin and cyclosporin," said The David Denning, who coordinated the project....

Malaria Can Develop In Lymph Nodes Also

...number of the parasites in the lymph nodes escaped degradation and began to develop into forms usually found only in the liver. Dr Ménard said that the development of malarial parasites in the lymph nodes may be a reason why the body was so tolerant to the parasites. The study showed that 52 hours after the m...

Delay in $ 260 M grant by World Bank to Kenya due to corruption allegations

... So another social reform lies in doldrums due to degradation of social and work ethics....

Osteoporosis – A New Treatmen

...pped.’ This imbalance between bone formation and degradation could potentially be recreated by drug treatments for osteoporosis, Crabtree said. Very little NFATc1 must be activated to build extra bone, Winslow noted, which means that it may be possible to up-regulate the calcineurin/NFATc pathway to promote bo...

Discovery of Elevated Amyloid Peptide levels could lead to Alzheimer’s Preventio

...nt results raise the possibility that a deficit in degradation of amyloid peptides from IDE could raise levels of toxic beta-amyloid peptides even before AD dementia is diagnosed. If these results are confirmed, Mount Sinai researchers suggest that boosting IDE activity pharmacologically may reverse beta-amyloid...

Researchers Beginning to Identify Genetic Culprits of Arthritis

...ge to the cartilage in the knee," Cook said. "This degradation is the hallmark of osteoarthritis, and while we ca...rately assess clinical changes associated with the degradation of arthritis, we cannot clinically assess the initiating events that occur in the potentially revers...

Active Life Decelerates Alzheimer's

...es related to anti-inflammatory processes, protein degradation and cholesterol binding. These results were confir... plaques. In addition, activating cellular protein degradation pathways provides another means of removing excess A?. Finally, changes in cholesterol homeostasis, ...

Researchers Find 'Secret Weapon' Used by SARS Virus

...r before seen in an RNA virus.' Exactly how that degradation takes place, how an RNA virus can preserve its integrity when it makes a protein that breaks down RNA, and whether a mutated non-RNA-degrading SARS coronavirus could constitute a workable SARS vaccine are all issues that Makino's group intends to pur...

Cellular System Causing Destruction Of Faulty Proteins In Cystic Fibrosis Identified

...nize misshaped regions of CFTR and tag them with a degradation signal known as ubiquitin. The ubiquitin tag tells the cell to destroy the marked CFTR, a process overseen by a destroyer called the proteasome. This trash system is known as the ubiquitin proteasome pathway. "We've identified the trash collectors...

Drugs Activating PXR May Help In Treating Niemann-Pick type C disease

...nown as lysosomes become jammed, preventing proper degradation of certain compounds and leading them to build up to dangerous levels. In NPC, the molecule that builds up in the lysosomes is cholesterol. Cells use compounds made from cholesterol to sense and regulate their own internal cholesterol level. The j...

Discovery of A New Genetic Pathway Could Lead To Treatment Of Skin Problems And Cancer

...cancer. 'Our study identifies a new Beta-catenin degradation pathway,' the scientists said in the study. 'This ...ese diseases, blocking Smad7-mediated Beta-catenin degradation may offer a therapeutic approach. Source-Eurekalert VIK...

Indian President Urges Cardiologists to Focus on Preventive Care

... of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC). Given the degradation of environment in cities and changing lifestyles that make people prone to heart ailments, Kalam said: "There is a need for conducting enhanced research to prevent disease and search for curative solutions in addition to allocations for carrying out ...

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