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Parkinsons Disease Protein Pathway Identified

...e-producing neurons, they believe it is related to dysfunctional mitochondria and oxidative stress. Mitochondria are the cell's "power plants," which metabolize oxygen and generate energy. Oxidative stress is the damage caused to cells by reactive oxygen produced during oxygen metabolism. Although cells have mec...

Protein Pathway Involved in Parkinson Disease Development Identified

...e-producing neurons, they believe it is related to dysfunctional mitochondria and oxidative stress. Mitochondria are the cell's "power plants," which metabolize oxygen and generate energy. Oxidative stress is the damage caused to cells by reactive oxygen produced during oxygen metabolism. Although cells have m...

Researchers Identify Immune Dysfunction in Melanoma Patients

...esearch showing that people with cancer often have dysfunctional immune systems. Until now, researchers could tell that the immune system wasn't working properly but didn't know which genes or pathways were involved in that failure. Finding the disruption in the cancer cells' interferon response could help in the ...

Stem Cell Therapy Could Provide Cure for AMD in Five Years

...yonic stem cells, which are effective in replacing dysfunctional RPE and photoreceptors found in AMD, leading to a surgical therapy capable of stabilising and restoring vision in the vast majority of patients. Surgical procedures already developed and trialled in a number of patients using the patients own cell...

Study Challenges Conventional Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

...tate, long considered a harmful waste product of a dysfunctional metabolism, one that causes further cell death via acidosis, an abnormally high buildup of acid in blood and tissue.” Instead, the researchers found that in the first 12 to 48 hours following traumatic injury, the brain takes up and apparently cons...

I Would Sob After Meeting Young Prostitutes: Judd

... said was marked by abuse, poverty, and a severely dysfunctional family. "I was physically, emotionally, sexually and spiritually abused, and as a result I was a very damaged, wounded person... I had a lot of rage. I was a rager as child; I was a rager as an adult. And you know, it's enraging to be abused and to...

‘Rip Van Winkle’ Treatment May Curb Cancer Cell Growh

...uard mechanism for suppressing tumors arising from dysfunctional telomeres. Aged cells have abnormal chromosomes with dysfunctional telomeres – shorter ends – that can promote tumorigenesis in the absence of the tumor suppressor p53...

Preventing Cancer Without Killing Cells

...ard mechanism for suppressing tumours arising from dysfunctional telomeres. Aged cells have abnormal chromosomes with dysfunctional telomeres – shorter ends – that can promote tumorigenesis in the absence of the tumour suppressor p5...

Energy Supplement Under Study for Parkinson's Disease

.... Mitochondria, the powerhouse for cells, become dysfunctional in the brain, muscle and platelet cells of many patients with Parkinson’s disease, Dr. Sethi says. Powerhouse dysfunction is discernible in postmortem brain studies and in muscle biopsies and measures of platelet activity in the living. “By giving ...

Brain’s "Default Mode" Awry in Schizophreni

...tion of activity across multiple brain regions, or dysfunctional connectivity between frontal temporal brain regions. Symptoms of schizophrenia have been attributed to a failure of functional integration or aberrant connectivity among regions or systems of the brain. The study included 21 patients with schizophr...

Light-activated Compound May Be of Help for Epileptics in Future

... drug and implant a small fiber optic light in the dysfunctional region. The light would activate the drug only when seizure-like firing patterns started to appear. Scientists in the laboratory of Douglas F. Covey, Ph.D., professor of molecular biology and pharmacology, created the drug by linking a steroid know...

South Asians in US More Prone to Heart Disease

...mal rates of the disease." In most South Asians, dysfunctional HDL, first identified by the historic Framingham H...rt disease if it's functional," she explains. "The dysfunctional HDL and external risk factors like stress from moving and new jobs and high-fat diets make for a dea...

Study Reviews Seasonal Affective Disorder

...itive therapy has been shown to improve a person's dysfunctional thoughts and attitudes and other symptoms in patients with major depression, but no large studies have established whether this type of treatment is effective for SAD. Doctors often prescribe antidepressants such as Zoloft for SAD. But most of the ...

Probing the Effect of Endurance Exercise on Athletes' Hearts

...athletes with ventricular arrhythmias also possess dysfunctional right ventricles.// Some high-level athletes who participate in endurance sports come up with a relatively rare but dangerous condition called ventricular arrhythmia (VA). During ventricular arrhythmia, the heart beats at an abnormal rate and rhythm...

Chiropractic Care Helps Children With Learning Disorders and Dyslexia

...are even delayed in their development. Among those dysfunctional areas is a small part located at the back of the brain called the cerebellum. The cerebellum plays a vital role in learning. It helps the brain coordinate and integrate the various sensory information, as well as to increase the processing speed of t...

Chiropractic Care May Help Children With Learning Disorders

...are even delayed in their development. Among those dysfunctional areas is a small part located at the back of the brain called the cerebellum. The cerebellum plays a vital role in learning. It helps the brain coordinate and integrate the various sensory information, as well as to increase the processing speed of t...

Military College to Set Up Stem Cell Research Centre

...new technique that relies on replacing diseased or dysfunctional cells with healthy, functioning ones. "These new techniques are being applied to a wide range of human diseases, including many types of cancer, neurological diseases like Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injuries," the director general said."Repl...

Regulatory Mechanism for Tumor Suppressor Protein Identified

..., the p53 protein has been found to be mutated and dysfunctional in more than half of human cancers. When working properly, p53 acts by binding to DNA to activate genes that direct cells with damaged DNA to cease dividing until the damage can be repaired. Cells with such damage include cancer cells, since all canc...

Study Unveils West Nile Virus Immune Evasion, Points to Vaccine Development

...less. The strain is harmful, however, in mice with dysfunctional receptors.“We now hope to harness the African strain as the basis for West Nile vaccine studies. The virus has spread across the country and infected more than 2,100 U.S. residents – 180 in Texas this year alone, so we have to learn how to deal with ...

Psychiatrist's Help Sought to Counsel Children Making Hoax Calls

...alth and Neurosciences (VIMHANS). "Children from dysfunctional families are prone to high risk behaviour and it also speaks about the environment these children are living in," Nagpal told IANS. Similar arrests were also made Sunday when a police team arrested two teenagers, aged 15 and 16 years, for making ca...

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