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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...” says Dr. Golde. “It was much better tolerated in humans than it was in mice.” There was also evidence that the drug not only improved symptoms but may have actually slowed the course of disease, he says. Current drugs offered to Alzheimer’s patients only relieve symptoms. Based on these findings, Myriad...

Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

... host the malaria parasite, reducing the number of humans bitten and of mosquitoes carrying the parasite. "Insecticide-treated nets can protect not only the individuals and households that use them, but also members of the surrounding community. This is because they kill adult mosquitoes directly or forc...

Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...ublic (against it)." Transmission of bird flu to humans remains very rare, and limited to those in frequent contact with infected poultry. But the WHO believes a potential human pandemic cannot be ruled out as long as the virus lingers in birds. Indonesia remains high-risk because of the permanent conta...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...). Coxiella burnetii causes a flulike disease in humans that is rarely fatal, according to the CDC. It is called Q fever. 'Query fever' usually shortened to 'Q fever', was named by Dr John Derrick, who described an outbreak of a febrile illness that occurred among abattoir workers in 1935. Q fever has ...

Lost Sleep can Never Be Compensated for

...mance on tasks declined. Even though animals and humans may be able to adapt their sleep system to deal wi...he idea that repeated partial sleep restriction in humans has been linked to metabolic dysfunction and cardiovascular disease, added the researcher....

Humans are Gobbling Up a Quarter of Nature's Resources, Reveals Study

... found that increasing consumption of resources by humans was leading to a gradual depletion of species and ...nt of carbon consumed overall, the team found that humans were using up to 15.6 trillion kilograms of carbon annually. Almost half was soaked up by growing ...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

...cing methods by which immune activating cells from humans are modified in the laboratory, and infused into patients where they will trigger other immune cells to seek out and destroy cancer. "Tumours avoid immune attack by convincing the immune system that they are normal, like a wolf in sheep's clothing,...

New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

... Bronzaft, a researcher on the effects of noise on humans who helped the city develop the new code, told AFP. Bronzaft has advised four mayors including Michael Bloomberg, who pushed for the new regulations approved by the city council in 2005. She warned that noise can cause health problems that range ...

US Baby Dies of Salmonella from Pet Turtle

...eath," it said. Salmonella can be transmitted to humans by direct or indirect contact with a turtle or its feces, the CDC said. The CDC said that turtle-linked infections continue to occur because the sales ban is not "fully enforced" and contains exceptions for educational purposes. Salmonella illnes...

Doctors Discover Hair-loss Prevention Drug for Cancer Patients

...l tests are yet in sight, but one possible use for humans would be to apply it to the head in the period when hair loss is most likely to occur during chemotherapy, he added....

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...rom this study, according to Dr. Thatcher, because humans suffering from obesity experience chronic inflammation. If obese horses are also found to suffer from chronic inflammation, the possibility would then exist for the horse to serve as an animal model for the study of obesity in people for the very f...

Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...f insect pollinators not only to crops consumed by humans but also to plants that support the ecosystems we depend on. Flower architecture has great evolutionary and economic importance. Minute differences in the size and placement of the male and female reproductive parts of a flower can determine how tho...

Boffins Identify Gene That can Protect Humans from Nephronopthisis

...f Michigan have identified a gene that can protect humans from nephronopthisis (NPHP), a serious kidney dise...e GLIS2 can lead to nephronopthisis (NPHP) in both humans and mice. Mathias Treier and his group at EMBL have paved way to develop innovative treatment for...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...h populations, and it has provided livelihoods for humans for many thousands of years. With no natural enemies in Africa, the water hyacinth proliferated around Lake Victoria and resulted in reduced fish catches and biodiversity. It interfered with water transport and blocked hydroelectric power turbine...

Specific Protein is Instrumental in Myelination

...elination or white matter damage. Myelination in humans begins in utero at around 5 months of gestation and continues throughout the first three years of life, but can be impaired for a number of reasons, most commonly intrauterine infection, reduced or interrupted blood flow (which carries oxygen and nut...

New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

...ations in the gene cause nephronopthisis (NPHP) in humans and mice. NPHP is a disease marked by kidney degen...on. To find out if GLIS2 has the same effect in humans Friedhelm Hildebrandt and his team at the University of Michigan carried out a genetic screen of pat...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

... do not confer any advantages or disadvantages to humans or other animals. Nicholas Katsanis, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Hopkins' Institute of Genetic Medicine said that the Hopkins experiments demonstrate that one of the major architectural markers of the human genome, DNA repeat elements that make u...

Parkinson's Targets Two Distinct Brain Networks, Finds Study

...n's disease targets two distinct brain networks in humans . The study, carried out by David Eidelberg, MD, head of the Center for Neurosciences at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and his colleagues, found that Parkinson's attacks another brain network that regulates cognitive thought and the...

Penguins Altered Diet When Humans Began Hunting Whales and Seals

...marine invertebrate animals) around the time that humans began hunting seals and whales, ancient eggshell f...f Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, it suggests that when humans removed krill-eating predators, the penguins exploited the resulting shrimp surplus. Krill is an a...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

... and Alcoholism, are planning the first studies in humans of the drug's effectiveness in curbing alcohol cravings and dependence, according to Bartlett. At the same time, several experts not involved in the study warn that there is no such thing as a magic cure-all for addiction and that varenicline an...

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