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Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

.... Researchers then tested the role of autophagy by inducing heart failure in mice with the varying autophagic responses. Mice with amplification of autophagy fared worse in terms of cardiac stress than the mice with a muted response, Dr. Hill said. Severe stress leads to increased autophagic activity in hea...

Human Trial for Universal Influenza Vaccine Underway

...nfluenza vaccine is the first example of a vaccine inducing a protective immune response that normally does not occur in nature, for example following infection by a virus or a bacterium. At the moment, Phase I clinical trials on humans are underway - that is, the candidate vaccine is being administered to ...

Using Portion-control Dishes can Help Obese Diabetics Lose Weight

...ontrol tool studied in this trial was effective in inducing weight loss in obese persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus comparable to that seen in investigations of weight loss pharmacotherapy," the authors state. "This simple, inexpensive tool also enabled obese patients with diabetes mellitus to decrease ...

Experimental Drug Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202) Treats Alzheimer's as Diabetes of the Brain

...cent research from Brown University has shown that inducing insulin resistance in the brains of mice gives rise to some of the behavioral and pathological symptoms of AD. AD may therefore be thought of as brain-specific "type 3 diabetes," an idea that is further supported by brain images of AD patients showin...

New Drug Could Keep High Blood Pressure Under Control for Several Months

...t raises blood pressure by contracting vessels, by inducing antibodies. In the trial that involved 72 people, drug CYT006-AngQb developed by Cytos Biotechnology reduced systolic blood pressure by 25 millimetres of mercury as compared to placebo treatment. The drug also lowered diastolic pressure went down...

Weight Control for Obese Diabetics

...ontrol tool studied in this trial was effective in inducing weight loss in obese persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus comparable to that seen in investigations of weight loss pharmacotherapy, the authors write. This simple, inexpensive tool also enabled obese patients with diabetes mellitus to decrease the...

Despite Being Effective Electroconvulsive Therapy is Underused for Severe Depression

...use of this research-proven therapy. The idea of inducing seizures to treat psychiatric disorders has a long history, but it wasn't until the 1950sa time when there were few effective treatments for serious mental illnessthat scientific studies confirmed the effectiveness of ECT. "The 'antipsychiatry moveme...

Novel Delivery Method of Insulin Gene to Combat Juvenile Diabetes Developed

...ood sugar levels. They intend to achieve this by inducing specific cells of the gut to take over production of insulin. The team previously reported that gut K-cells can be induced with the insulin gene to produce insulin in response to meal ingestion in a pattern comparable to normal insulin production fro...

Popular Herbal Supplement Hinders the Growth of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

...tremely effective inhibitor of the cancer process, inducing apoptosis in cancer cells," said Sanjay K. Srivastava, Ph.D., lead investigator and assistant professor, department of pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "Triphala triggered the cancerous cells to die off and significantly red...

Nanoparticles can Damage DNA, Increase Cancer Risk

...directly or if they are acting on the membrane and inducing a cascade of events resulting in DNA damage," Pacheco said. "Once we understand the mechanisms by which nanoparticles induce their toxicity, we will be better able to prevent or mitigate their harmful effects." In the meantime, the experimental tea...

Magic of Motherhood Through Egg Donation

...ertility drugs are injected into her for 2-3 weeks inducing her to grow and release several eggs all at once. The eggs are retrieved from the 'egg factories', the ovaries, through a minor invasive procedure using an ultrasound probe and needle. Here the role of the donor comes to an end. These eggs are then t...

Hormone-based Heart Pill to Control High Blood Pressure

...us tissues. The researchers tested the oral BNP by inducing high blood pressure in laboratory animals, and then giving them the experimental drug. Results showed that the experimental oral drug reduced the mean arterial pressure steadily over time, beginning at 30 minutes after the oral treatment was given, a...

Researchers Discover Proteins That Protect Against Skin Cancer

...to certain types of cancer therapies which work by inducing the cancer cell to die. If the cell, even if it is a cancer cell, is given this additional time to recover from treatment, it may be able to survive it, much to the detriment of the patient.' Kaufmann said. Source-Newswise<BRSRM...

A Novel Treatment for KSHV-infected Lymphomas

...role in protecting cells from tumor development by inducing cell-cycle arrest or apoptosis via a complex signal transduction network referred to as the p53 pathway. TP53 gene is mutated or deleted in 50% of all malignant tumors. A recently discovered strategy for p53 activation targets the interaction of p...

Caloric Restriction in Non-obese People Extends Life Span

...aging is that it lowers free-radical production by inducing the formation of efficient mitochondria. Civitarese and colleagues enrolled 36 healthy overweight but non-obese young people into their study. A third of them received 100% of their energy requirements in their diet; the caloric restriction (CR) gr...

Four-way Dengue Vaccine a 'success', Say Scientists

...e successfully mimicked natural infection in mice, inducing an immune response against each of the four virus types at once. The research was published in the February issue of the journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. According to Dong, the synthetic vaccine demonstrated "100 per cent efficacy" in pro...

Certain Drug Treatment Associated With Orofacial Clefts

... new study has confirmed the orofacial cleft (OFC) inducing effect of phenytoin, carbamazepine, oxytetracycline, and thiethylperazine//. A possible association was also suggested between OFCs and oxprenolol and amoxicillin. The study is published in the latest issue of Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal. The...

Researchers Urge Regulators to Rethink Strategies for Soot Emission

...ate how big a role greenhouse gases have played in inducing global warming," said Donahue. "Moreover, the new mechanism we found changes the chemical properties of particles, making them more likely to participate in cloud formation. Therefore, particulate matter may be having a stronger influence on global c...

“Bridge” Protein Spurs Deadliest Stages of Breast Cancr

... found, indicating that Gab-2 has little effect on inducing cancer cell growth. However, in the mice pre-disposed to metastatic breast caner, the lack of Gab-2 potently reduced metastasis rates, indicating that Gab-2 was necessary for metastasis, if not for initial tumor growth. Since Gab-2 is a scaffold mo...

C-Reactive Protein Induces Hypertension

...d that C-Reactive Protein plays a direct role// in inducing hypertension. "We have discovered that C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is not merely a marker of the risk of hypertension, it actually induces hypertension," said Dr. Wanpen Vongpatanasin, associate professor of internal medicine and lead author of the st...

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