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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ker is AB. Although no one knows what the normal function of AB is, the Mayo Clinic researchers found that i...t numbers of neurons were left so that some memory function was actually recoverable. The neurons began to work properly once the disease process was halted.” ...

Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

...chymal stem cell transplantation on nervous system function of ALS patients....

Translating Structure into Function

... translate the structure into an understanding of function what the enzyme actually does in the body. This... describes the first success decrypting an enzymes function from its structure. If their new strategy works with other enzymes, it should become a potent tool t...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

... brain to cause Alzheimers disease. The possible function for the mysterious proteins was discovered by a te... by infectious prions to cause disease. The normal function of PrPc has been unclear. Using cells grown in the lab, the team looked at the effect of high and ...

Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...nts confirm that nicotine alters the structure and function of the brain within a day of the very first dose. .... DiFranza. "One dose of nicotine affects brain function long after the nicotine is gone from the body. The important lesson here is that youth have all the ...

Yawning Actually Helps You Keep Awake

...mechanism of yawning cooled the brain, and made it function more efficiently. According to our hypothesis, r... yawning is triggered by empathic mechanisms which function to maintain group vigilance, the Daily Mail quoted lead researcher, Dr Gordon Gallup, as saying. F...

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...ttern comparison and the like to understand normal function and diagnose impairment. Experts use the scores to differentiate between diagnoses, detect changes in level of functioning or to give a diagnosis in the first place. Where scores fall relative to standardized cutoffs affects treatment, insurance, edu...

Researchers Reveal Why Eyes See Things Changing Colour

... The researchers say that cone photoreceptor cells function well in bright light conditions, and are also the basis of colour perception in our visual image. They say that it is the presence of multiple classes of cone cells, each with a different spectral sensitivity, which gives people the ability to di...

Alternative Splicing in Neuronal Development

...nPTB - is expressed solely in nerve cells, but its function has remained elusive. Dr. Black and colleagues n...adds a new layer of genetic change determining the function of a post-mitotic neuron."...

Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

... ancient human immune system, although its precise function -- and the role it appears to play in asthma -- remain unclear, said co-author William Cookson. Asthma is an inflammation of the bronchial airways that causes the airways to constrict, causing shortness of breath and wheeziness. The causes are co...

Pre-packed Sandwiches Saltier Than Crisps

... a certain level of salt is needed for the body to function properly. Salt is also used as a preservative to preserve the food. Earlier this year the Food Standards Agency listed sandwiches alongside ready meals, pasta sauce, and pizza among some of the biggest sources of hidden salt....

Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

...sated heart failure an inability of the muscle to function and maintain adequate blood flow, the UT Southwest...letely understood and even less is known about its function in disease, he said. The autophagic response may also differ in distinct kinds of heart failure, hig...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

...ronary application, they insist that these vessels function like native tissue and have various properties similar to blood vessels-viz. morphology, expression of several smooth muscle cell proteins, the ability to proliferate, and the ability to contract in response to vasoconstrictors. The tissue-engineer...

A New Therapy to Protect Cancer Patients Against Infertility

...ists observed that there was evidence that ovarian function was suppressed, but that this returned to normal after chemotherapy stopped. Follicle stimulating hormone levels were up in 73% of the patients, but these also subsequently returned to normal. 94% of the patients resumed spontaneous ovulation and men...

An Offbeat Suit With Electronic Monitor

...tronics that can monitor your heart or respiratory function wirelessly. When dirty, you take it off and throw it in the wash or have it dry-cleaned. And theres no need to worry about your heart skipping a beat while your garment is being cleaned, according to researcher and Director of UniSAs Wearable Compu...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...could allow medical researchers to study metabolic function in distinct cell types, in cells at different stages of development and in cancerous versus non-cancerous cells. Gunther Dennert, professor of molecular microbiology at the USC Keck School of Medicine, said he could see many interesting questions, ...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...rotein (CRP). Parasympathetic tone and its inverse function sympathetic tone are components of the autonomic nervous system. CRP, which is secreted by the liver, circulates in the bloodstream and is a biomarker for inflammation in the body. The sympathetic nervous system speeds things up, and the parasymp...

Genaera Discontinues Lomucin in Cystic Fibrosis Studies

...r understand the impact of the drug on respiratory function in cystic fibrosis patients. The committee determined that there is no additional benefit to further enrollment, so we found it reasonable to conclude the study, evaluate the impact of the drug, and move forward focused on our core programs," stated ...

Taj Mahal, Symbol of Love - New Seven Wonders of the World

...tage UNESCO site. The new list of seven wonders function was celebrated on 7.7.07 at Lisbon. The announcement was made at a star-studded ceremony in Lisbons Benfica Stadium Saturday evening by none other than the Indian beauty - Biphasa Basu. A private Swiss Foundation conducted the poll for the new seve...

Protein That Absorbs Lipids may Provide Future Weight-loss Strategies

... of the intestine and interfering with normal CD36 function may be a useful tool in weight loss. They say that animals that cannot make CD36 absorb fat less efficiently, due to which they tend to eat less of it. "And the most exciting part for us right now is the fact that these things may apply to humans....

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