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Stem Cell Treatment may Prolong Lives of Children With Brittle Bone Disease

...ed in human foetuses by DNA testing or ultrasound, disrupts collagen production, leading to weak bones and stunted growth. Those with the condition suffer fractures while in the womb, and rarely survive beyond early adulthood. Led by Nicholas Fisk of the college, the researchers studied mouse models of huma...

20 Mg Rimonabant Per Day may Help to Quit Smoking

... nicotine into the blood stream, and this chemical disrupts the endocannabinoid system, part of the hormonal control mechanism in the brain that controls energy balance and food intake. Over time the body alters the nature of its energy mechanism to compensate for this effect. Stopping smoking removes the n...

New Strains of TB Can Be Used as a Powerful Bioterror Weapon

...his investment. 'Any major terrorist attack that disrupts the financial markets will result in the Federal Reserve pumping liquidity into the economy, which will send precious metals skyrocketing. In this kind of environment, rare gold silver and platinum coins will go BERSERK,' said DiGeorgia....

Cells Re-Energize to Come Back From the Brink of Death

... The St. Jude study also suggests that a drug that disrupts a cancer cell's ability to block this backup program would allow that program to kill the cell. Such a specifically targeted drug might be more effective and less toxic than standard chemotherapy. A report on this work is in the June 1 issue of 'Cell...

A Novel Treatment for KSHV-infected Lymphomas

...53 and MDM2, and that the MDM2 inhibitor Nutlin-3a disrupts the p53-MDM2-LANA complex and selectively induces massive apoptosis in PEL cells. The cytotoxic effect of Nutlin-3a was specific for the KSHV-infected cells since Nutlin-3a did not induce apoptosis in lymphoblastoid cell lines transformed with anothe...

HIV Dementia Alarmingly High in Africa

...eir populations and governments. Dementia not only disrupts jobs and adds to the cost of care, but also interferes with a patient’s ability to adhere to a regular course of antiretroviral medication, thus increasing the risk of drug resistance. People with dementia also are less likely to practice safe sex. ...

Lead With a Poisonous Electron Shield

...synthesis of hemoglobin. Inhibition of this enzyme disrupts the formation of blood to the point of anemia. At the active center, a zinc ion binds to four ligands, three of which involve a sulfur atom. When lead replaces zinc, it only binds to the three sulfur atoms. The reason for this is the emerging free el...

Fast-Multiplying Lawsuits Can Stymie Medical Science, Authors Warn

...emand extensive disclosure of scientific data that disrupts research and threatens the privacy of patients and research volunteers. The two lawyers who are coauthors on the Neurology article, Ann Bradley and Carrie A. Wrisberg, worked with Racette to defend his data from unreasonable disclosure requests. "I'...

Child Obesity and Diabetes - A Major Problem in India

... a condition that occurs in overweight females and disrupts menstruation, and other children have hypertension.” Director of the Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at Fortis hospital, New Delhi; Anoop Misra said, “India’s economic liberalization in the early 1990s has brought a lot of western ways of living w...

Industrial Chemicals Are Impairing the Brain Development of Children Worldwide

...terference—for example, from toxic substances—that disrupts those processes, can have permanent consequences. That vulnerability lasts from fetal development through infancy and childhood to adolescence. Research has shown that environmental toxicants, such as lead or mercury, at low levels of exposure can ha...

More Americans Affected by Sleeplessness

... While alcohol often speeds the onset of sleep, it disrupts sleep in the night as the body begins to metabolize the alcohol, causing wakefulness. If you do drink alcohol, allow one hour before bedtime to metabolize each alcoholic drink. ? Do not eat a large meal right before going to bed. Allow time for fo...

Low Doses Of Arsenic Have Broad Impact On Hormone Activity – Says A Researc

...milton's laboratory had earlier found that arsenic disrupts the activity of the glucocorticoid receptor, and this follow up study considered the progesterone and mineralocorticoid receptors, which regulate a wide range of biological processes. This work was done in collaboration with Jack Bodwell, the lead au...

Insect Protein Effective for Treating Heart Enlargement, Arrythmias

...atening. As the heart becomes enlarged, it also disrupts the electrical signals controlling the heartbeat, causing arrhythmias and increasing the risk of sudden cardiac death. While most patients can be treated with drug therapy, these treatments have side effects and are not effective in all patients. Pat...

Vaccine against grass pollen allergy introduced by ALK-Abell

... treatment. Allergy from grass pollen prominently disrupts quality of life affecting concentration at work or school dampening social interaction severely .Statistics reveal that over 45 million Europeans suffer from this allergy which leads to allergic rhinitis(hay fever) or allergic asthma. The CEO of ALK...

Genetic 'Roadmap' Charts Links Between Drugs and Human Disease

...ion. As confirmed through additional work, gedunin disrupts a key quality control mechanism in the cell. Another key finding suggests a new way to overcome drug resistance in cancer. Using the Connectivity Map, a scientific team led by Scott Armstrong, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and Ch...

Military Hospitals Need To Be Prepared To Treat Children

...re used as human shields. In addition, because war disrupts medical facilities in the affected area, children with other injuries or illnesses may seek medical care at U.S. military hospitals as well. When U.S. and coalition forces entered Iraq in 2003, Iraqi civilian hospitals were already understaffed and l...

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

...ternal cholesterol level. The jam in the lysosomes disrupts creation of these byproducts, impairing the cell's ability to sense its own cholesterol levels. As a result, cells continue to make and take in cholesterol even after their cholesterol levels are already dangerously high. This buildup has toxic ef...

New Studies On Zebrafish Could Aid in Treating Birth Defects

... the discovery of a mutation in the zebrafish that disrupts the distribution of the critical nutrient copper w...xposing zebrafish embryos to a chemical agent that disrupts copper metabolism. She was struck by the similarity between his results and those produced by Calami...

Long hours of work don't work well with women

... Lead researcher Dr Daryl O'Connor said, "Stress disrupts people's normal eating habits. It causes people to opt for unhealthy high fat and high sugar snacks in preference to healthier food choices. Also, people under stress eat less than usual in their main meals, including their vegetable intake, but shif...

Sound Separated into Sound Frequencies

...rtex, leading to hearing loss, which also probably disrupts such organised patterns of the brain. Now that many of these fields can be functionally identified, studies can focus on how the responses of these fields are changed by hearing loss and how to restore the functionality of these regions. Source: Eu...

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