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Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

...cells to stop proliferating and die off instead of dividing and growing. The device was developed by a tea... as chemotherapy and radiation also target rapidly dividing cells, but they can cause severe side effects by damaging the intestinal lining and bone marrow, whe...

Single Drug to Check Both Glucose and Cholesterol in Diabetics on the Cards

...ess. The researchers conducted a clinical trial, dividing patients into two groupsexperimental group (receiving colesevelam HCl), and control group (receiving placebo). It was found that patients in the experimental group had had significant reductions in blood sugar levels, besides registering a substan...

Dotted All Over? - Count Yourself Lucky

...hromosomes become unstable. The cell may then stop dividing or die. The scientists compared the twins and found that participants with high numbers of moles - more than 100 - had longer telomeres than those with fewer than 25 moles.The difference between the two groups was equivalent to six to seven year...

Understanding HIV Interference With Infected Cell Division

...ein R (Vpr), which stops infected CD4+T cells from dividing and as a consequence compromises their immune function. In addition, by arresting cell division, Vpr helps HIV to harness the infected cells resources to enhance viral replication. The way Vpr exerts this effect is by interacting with cellular pro...

Scientists Demonstrate Heart Cell Replication in Mice

...aced over the injury can help heart cells to begin dividing and making copies of themselves again. Periostin...ry, stimulating mature, specialized cells to begin dividing again. Dr. Bernhard Kuhn of the Department of Cardiology at Children's Hospital Boston led a study...

New Research to Make Science and Technology Work for the Poor

...al, technology and environment issues, rather than dividing them. It creates solutions that are adaptive to change, build resilience to uncertainty and meet the priorities of poor and marginalised people in different settings. With 4m pound of funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, STEPSs fi...

A Fit of Laughter Silenced by an Unusual Surgery

...cision of operating upon the child. He did this by dividing the lobes of the little girls brain. Using a navigation system he negotiated his way to the tumor, which proved very tough to spot. The grape-sized tumor was eventually removed. Since the surgery, Anastasia has not suffered another attack. But at t...

Vitamin Extends Life in Yeast, Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Find

...t are rejuvenated. Yeast cells formerly capable of dividing 13 times, divided over 23 times when given NR. Deletion of either pathway makes NR only half as effective as it is when both pathways are intact. So yeast cells seem to use both pathways equally well to lengthen their lifespan. The first NR pathway...

New Technique Dissects Stem Cells' Picky Likes, Dislikes

...the conditions under which the cells will continue dividing indefinitely in culture or begin morphing into specific cell types. University of Wisconsin-Madison research led by chemistry professor Laura Kiessling now offers these scientists a new tool. Writing in the May 11 online edition of ACS Chemical Bi...

Cancer Cells Reprogram Energy Needs To Grow And Spread

...ts of free radicals, which can cause cells to stop dividing or even die. Semenzas team uncovered the mitochondrial mechanism in a study of Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome, caused by a single gene mutation and characterized by the tendency to develop tumors in many parts of the body, including the kidney, ...

DNA-damage Test Could Aid Drug Development

...o proliferate and differentiate in the normal way, dividing four or five times before losing their nucleus and becoming immature red blood cells. Shuga then studied the way these developing cells reacted to three toxic DNA- damaging agents whose effects had been studied by Samsons lab, and found the results...

Repetition Is Like Chanting The More It is Heard the More You Believe It

...group norms and opinions. The experiments included dividing students into three groups, (three person control group, single opinion group and repeated opinions group). Participants in the three-person control group read three opinion statements each made by a different group member. The participants in the...

Device That Targets Brain Cancer Shows Promising Results

... them to stop proliferating and die off instead of dividing and growing. Healthy brain cells rarely divide and have different electrical properties than cancerous brain cells. This allows the device to target cancer cells without affecting the healthy cells. The 10 patients who were being treated with the...

Vitamin Extends Life in Yeast, Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Find

...t are rejuvenated. Yeast cells formerly capable of dividing 13 times, divided over 23 times when given NR. Deletion of either pathway makes NR only half as effective as it is when both pathways are intact. So yeast cells seem to use both pathways equally well to lengthen their lifespan. The first NR pathway...

A ‘Fit’ of Laughter Silenced by an Unusual Surgey

...cision of operating upon the child. He did this by dividing the lobes of the little girl’s brain. Using a navigation system he negotiated his way to the tumor, which proved very tough to spot. The grape-sized tumor was eventually removed. Since the surgery, Anastasia has not suffered another attack. But at ...

Chinese Medicinal Compound Stops Formation of Cysts in Polycystic Kidney

...lls lining the kidney tubules continue growing and dividing until they receive a signal that the tubule is fully formed. The switch that turns on that signal consists of the growth regulatory proteins PKD1 and PKD2, located on hair-like cilia in the lining of the developing tubules. When urine begins flowing ...

Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Infection

...team followed 1041 dialysis patients for 10 years, dividing the subjects into those taking statins and those not. “Those taking statins had a 41 in a 1,000 chance of being hospitalized for sepsis, while the other group not taking statins had a 110 out of 1,000 risk. Although the overall absolute risk is rel...

Physical Exercise Could Relieve Menopause Symptoms

...chers looked at the health of more than 160 women, dividing them into three groups. One group met three times a week to walk for an hour, another group gathered for 90-minute yoga sessions twice a week and a third group didn't exercise, according to the findings that appeared in the journal Archives of Gene...

New Genetic Biomarkers Could Predict Coronary Heart Disease

...es reach a critically short length, the cell stops dividing and ages (senesces) which may cause or contribute to age-related diseases. Telomeres are essential regulators of the cellular lifespan and chromosome integrity, however it has recently been shown that telomeres may also play a role in complex genetic...

Science Stacks Up for Flavonoids for Heart Health

...energy intake, smoking, and physical activity, and dividing flavonoid intakes into five intake groups (quintiles) the researchers report that the highest versus the lowest intake of anthocyanidins (0.2 versus 0 milligrams per day) was associated with a 10 per cent reduction in total mortality, a 12 per cent r...

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