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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... person’s unique mix of genes, the variations that flow down the generations through combinations of eggs and sperm. And given the progress science has made in decoding the human genome, Dr. Younkin is convinced that some day soon researchers will have a blueprint of all the genes that raise a person’s ri...

Pure Pomegranate Juice Helps Reverse Erectile Dysfunction Function

...sfunction (ED), a condition that affects the blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation. This randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover pilot study examined the efficacy of pomegranate juice versus placebo in improving erections in 61 male subjects. Mild ED is defined as the mildly decreased ...

Dark Chocolate Possible Medicine for Blood Pressure

...essels to widen, making more room for the blood to flow and lowering blood pressure. Milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate eaten with milk do not have the same benefits as plain dark chocolate. Our study, says the doctor, provides sufficient evidence to recommend low amounts of polyphenol...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

...cterize the pharmacodynamic effects on tumor blood flow and identify early signs of objective anti-tumor response as measured by CT scans, MRI or PET, in these advanced cancer patients with well vascularized solid tumors. Dr. Peter J. Rosen, Medical Director at Tower Cancer Research Foundation, stated, ...

Scientists Find Single Circuit Channeling Depression in Rats

...g showed that an alteration in electrical activity flow through the brain could be readjusted with the use of human drugs against depression -- suggesting the existence of a specific circuit for the condition. According to Deisseroth, the discovery of the single circuit for depression could lead to meth...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...lear cardiac imaging for optimally assessing blood flow in the heart. When paired with CT, or computed tom...PET-CT produces absolutely perfect images of blood flow in the heart muscle, he said. Its the best way to assess and direct management of heart disease. Unf...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

... Geology, respectively, used NanoSIMS to track the flow of carbon and nitrogen inside two types of cells in the freshwater organism Anabaena oscillarioides. This instrument is allowing us to look at how these two elements are being taken up and are being transported around these different types of cells...

Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

...d radio waves to scan the brain to determine blood flow across regions, which reflects brain activity. Researchers identified a brain region called the lateral occipital complex (LOC) as the cognitive-related area affected by both 'working memory load' and pain. The researchers then sought to identify...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...s, they found an alteration in electrical activity flow through the brain that could be corrected by human antidepressants. The extent that the signal spread through the brain sample was diminished in the "depressed" rats, a crucial finding that would not be apparent with other experimental methods, Deiss...

Specific Protein is Instrumental in Myelination

...trauterine infection, reduced or interrupted blood flow (which carries oxygen and nutrients) to the forming infant brain, or perinatal injury. These conditions affect up to 30 percent of preterm babies, many with severe motor and cognitive deficits, such as in patients affected by cerebral palsy. Remy...

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

...designed to make the most of natural light and air flow -- simple measures that experts say would improve life for millions of people. A recent report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that eco-friendly buildings cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce death and illness caused b...

Viagra Improves Heart Function, Finds Study

...tors allow the arteries to relax so that blood can flow more easily. The researchers studied human hearts and showed that phosphodiesterase type 5 is expressed in large amounts in thickened (hypertrophied) right ventricles, but not in healthy hearts. They replicated their results in animal models and al...

Millions Spent, but the Indian Capital's River Still Stinks

...gallons) of daily urine, excrement and other waste flow into the Yamuna -- much of it raw as treatment plants struggle to keep up. "Delhi is growing very fast. The gap is always widening," said R.C. Trivedi, an official at India's Central Pollution Control Board monitoring agency. Boatman Navwalla say...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

...l hyperplasia. This scar tissue can restrict blood flow not long after the procedures, leading to a recurrence of symptoms. A significant number of these cases end up requiring further intervention to address this complication. Researchers at the University of Chicago noted that in recent years, genetic...

Three Doctors Charged So Far in the UK Bombing Case

...arising from the particular experiences that might flow from current investigations. The charges against Haneef were not brought lightly, he said, but should he be found not guilty he should be able to resume his normal life. Federal Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd said he is pleased with the way Austral...

Hepatitis Day of Reckoning for a Happening Virus

...lion cases of Hepatitis B, attributed to the heavy flow of immigrants from vulnerable countries. Some of the ethnic communities in the United States do not avail the facilities of the healthcare system. Therefore, many sufferers go undiagnosed and fuel the spread of the disease. Experts have also cautione...

Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients

... cannula to deliver warm, humidified air at a high flow rate. Our findings provide evidence that TNI may...ering warm and humidified air at a continuous high flow rate through the open nasal cannula. While patients with severe sleep apneas may be more highly mot...

Rivers in China Shrinking Due to Climate Change

...n - the contraction of the wetland has reduced the flow of the Yangtze and Yellow rivers." Figures by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) weather station at the head of the Yangtze showed annual rainfall at its source increased from 260 mm during 1991-2000 to 323 mm in the period 2001-06. Another WWF study ...

Many Sceptical of Healing Hand Treatment Practiced in Europe

... "The practitioners say that patients can feel the flow of energy while they are being treated, but the effect has not been scientifically proven," said Lutz Hertel, chairman of the German wellness association in Dusseldorf. Reiki can even be bad for one's health in part because of practitioners' assert...

Boffins Find Evidence for Novel Brain Cell Communication

...junctions. Gap junctions allow electric current to flow directly from one cell to another, without involving the release and diffusion of transmitter chemicals, and may be thought of as short circuits linking or cutting across the pathways through which cells normally communicate. Gap junctions are foun...

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