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Antibiotics Helps Autism

...y a neurotoxin-producing bacteria (a bacteria that inhibits the function of cells in the nervous system). However there are still many questions to be answered about this complex condtion....

Increased Heart Attack Risk From Celebrex,Vioxx

...causing ulcers and intestinal bleeding. Aspirin inhibits two closely related cyclooxygenase enzymes, COX-1 and COX-2. These new drugs specifically inhibit only the COX-2 (which is involved in pain and inflammation) while not affecting the first (which is involved in protecting lining of the stomach). ...

Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention

...spirin affects the blood platelets, while warfarin inhibits circulating clotting proteins in the blood. Aspirin has been used for over 100 years, but its beneficial effects to prevent stroke and heart attack only started to be recognized in the 1970s. Coumadin, known generically as warfarin, has been used for...

Lecithin lowers cholesterol absorption in body

...e said. The phospholipid or lecithin, found in egg inhibits cholesterol absorption. The inhibition is not 100 present, he said. Some cholesterol is absorbed but amount is reduced in the presence of this phospholipid. “Less absorption means less cholesterol introduced into the blood,” Koo said. “We were able ...

High vitamin A increases risk of hip fractures

...st intake. One theory is that too much vitamin A inhibits the ability of Vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium, said lead author, Diane Feskanich, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She said previous studies also suggest vitamin A affects cells that work in bone remodeling. Th...

Water regulation in humans

... treatments for diabetes insipidus,an ailment that inhibits reabsorption of water causing frequent urination and emaciation.Water makes up 70% of the human body, and while certain cells need to absorb water quickly, other cells are relatively impermeable to water. About a decade ago, Peter Agre, a professor ...

Failure of Drug-Coated Stent

...a derivative of the cancer drug paclitaxel - which inhibits cell division - failed to keep blood vessels open in the majority of a small group of patients, resulting in heart attacks in 3 cases. In angioplasty, a balloon-tipped catheter is threaded into a blocked artery and inflated, flattening fatty plaques...

Myostatin gene could hold the key to treatment for DMD

...lecules used to inhibit myostatin - a protein that inhibits muscle growth - might prove to be the anticipated// answer. MDA grantee Kathryn Wagner of John Hopkins University showed in a new study, published online, that muscle mass and strength in mice with DMD is increased by the loss of the myostatin gene....

Good carb, bad carb? Experts debate.

...sugar in muscle and fat cells. The high sugar also inhibits another hormone, glucagon, which ordinarily tells the body to burn its stored fuel. Blood sugar plunges. So much is stored so fast that within two or three hours, levels may be lower than they were before the meal. Suddenly, the body needs more fuel...

Viagra Also Found To Be Effective For Treatment of Lung Diseases

..., approved in 2001, was Tracleer from Actelion; it inhibits endothelin, a hormone that helps constrict blood vessels. Though much cheaper than the two other approved drugs, Tracleer can cause liver problems, so users must have their liver enzymes checked every month. Viagra works by yet another mechanism, i...

The Benefits Of Dual Therapy for Patients With Prostate Cancer

...th radiation therapy improves survival rates. AST inhibits the release of androgen, a male sex hormone. Researchers say that combining three years of AST with radiation therapy has been shown to improve survival rates for prostate cancer patients. However, long-term AST can result in impairment of memory and...

The Drug Tetrathiomolybdate Found To Be Useful For Various Diseases

...nly disease it is benefiting say researchers as TM inhibits angiogenesis by inhibiting chemical messengers called cytokines, and a lot of other diseases are a result of cytokine overaction. Diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and kidney diseases are all dependent on certain chemical messengers, cytoki...

Tea may prevent Alzheimer's

...n people worldwide. According to the journal, tea inhibits the activity of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which breaks down the chemical messenger or neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Alzheimer's is characterised by a drop in acetylcholine. Green tea and black tea also hindered the activity of the enzyme bu...

The Link Between Weight Loss and Heart Failure

...ous scientific methods, they showed angiotensin II inhibits IGF-1 signaling in skeletal muscle, which in turn, leads to skeletal muscle loss. They also found a complete reversal of angiotensin-related weight loss in mice that were genetically engineered to produce more than the normal amount of IGF-1. Thus r...

Oily Fish Is Set To Cure Arthritis

...rin, resolving E1 is found to be the receptor that inhibits inflammatory responses. A team of professionals did the research from Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston and the results were published in the recent issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Link: http://www.jem.org/cgi/cont...

Fungal Infections Effectively Controlled By Light Therapy

...ngal invasion may spark infection. Light normally inhibits mating of the C. neoformans -- a potentially life-threatening human pathogen. Two genes have been identified for the response. It is said that the loss of the same genes reduces fungal infection in mice. Mice which lacked either of the light-sensing ...

Reducing genetic expressions may help breast cancer patients

...process in breast cancer, and expression of BRCC36 inhibits the former protein. Most breast cancer cells have elevated levels of BRCC36 when compared to normal breast cells. Working with the cell line MCF-7, scientists of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia had reduced the effects of BRCC36 gene by almost...

Raisins for your gum care

...e variety of raisins called Thompson seedless that inhibits the growth of oral bacteria. Phytochemicals are chemical compounds that are found in higher order plants. Those identified in the raisins are oleanolic acid, oleanolic aldehyde, betulin, betulinic acid and 5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-furfural. Of them olean...

Anti-fungal drug - Griseofulvin may help treat cancer

... the drug works as an anti-proliferative agent and inhibits cancer cells by affecting mitosis, or cell division, and mitotic spindle microtubule function. The authors conclude by saying- "A mild suppression of microtubule dynamics by griseofulvin in tumor cells, combined with the effects of more powerful drug...

The Benefits of Strontium in the treatment for Osteoporosis Questioned

...s, but it seems to have a unique effect in that it inhibits bone resorption as well as stimulating bone formation. Recent studies have shown its efficacy at preventing both vertebral and non-vertebral fractures, including hip fractures in older women. Strontium ranelate was well tolerated in these trials and ...

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