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Wrinkle cure

...elated. A nutrition-poor diet, in particular one lacking in vitamins A, C, E and folic acid, is detrimental to skin. One of the most important vitamins to skin is also one of the most common: C.// As one of three anti-oxidants, Vitamin C hinders the production of a chemical called arachidonic acid which ca...

Dentist's note for vegetarians

...e body produces it during sun exposure, but a diet lacking in calcium hampers its production. Dr Leibsohn recommended consuming fish, dairy products and green leafy vegetables, or taking cod liver oil, yeast tablets or multi-vitamins daily to prevent problems. "The potential for deficiencies is greatest am...

Creating brain cells from bone marrow

... brain chemicals like serotonin, a compound that's lacking in depression. The hope is to create neurons that would produce dopamine, which is depleted in Parkinson's disease, as the basis for a brain implant using the patient's own bone marrow. This would sidestep ethical and technical problems around using ...

Antioxidants used for longevity

...ntioxdant enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD) lacking in mice paves the way towards new treatment for brain degenerative diseases. It is known that oxidative damage plays an important role in brain degeneration of the kind seen in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological diseases. Researchers, in...

Nose plug-switch that stops smelling

...ngineered mice, one research team showed that mice lacking CNGA4 could sense odours but could not adapt to them.Other scientists studied the molecule’s behaviour in laboratory-grown cells and reported that CNGA4 speeds up the ‘nose’s closing. Without CNGA4, the closing took 100 times longer...

Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?

...into a forbidden fruit. The FDA outlawed this drug lacking proper procedure. Narcoleptic patients have found that Xyrem, a liquid form of GHB, to have been incredibly effective and its use is rising. Individuals using GHB feel a sense of euphoria and relaxation, enhanced sexuality, and increased verbalizati...

Nose plug: switch that stops smelling

...ngineered mice, one research team showed that mice lacking CNGA4 could sense odours but could not adapt to them. Other scientists studied the molecule’s behaviour in laboratory-grown cells and reported that CNGA4 speeds up the ‘nose’s closing. Without CNGA4, the closing took 100 times longer....

Enzyme may aid hold back disease

...Professor Clarke and fellow researchers found mice lacking the MBD4 enzyme are up to three times more likely to have genetic mutations. Thus the study concludes that these findings suggest that human MBD4 plays an equally significant role in reducing inherited disease and cancer....

Drinking adequate amounts of water

...ts out think about it - how many foods are totally lacking in moisture? To the contrary to conventional wisdom - experiments show that caffeine-containing drinks also contribute to water balance as do weak alcoholic drinks like beer. Drinking 8 by 8 could even be dangerous or unhealthy. Water, believe it o...

Gene block keeps mice from increasing weight

...he University of Wisconsin have observed that mice lacking a specific gene can eat a high-fat diet without either putting on weight or developing diabetes. The gene called SCD-1 codes for a protein which the body needs to make the fatty acids found in fat tissue.//They have created a 'knockout' mouse that la...

Spreading knowledge to doctors about herbal medicine

...er dietary supplements, but find their doctors are lacking in knowledge// about these complementary medicines. A group called the Longwood Herbal Task Force, drawn from health professionals of the Harvard Medical School and other prestigious US medical centres, has set up an internet-based education programm...

Healthy ways to eat nourishing food

...hether they feel satisfied or not. Or is something lacking - like more protein or a bit more carbohydrate? Without going overboard on calories, do your best to fulfil your body's needs. Think about how you feel when you have eaten and again several hours later. How is your energy, focus and satisfaction? A l...

Juices are Best! but which one?

...and prune juice. Researches conclude that people lacking iron should avoid or control the consumption of red grape juice or prune juice .On the contrary those who are trying to restrict their intake of iron (hemochromatitics and astronauts) can use these juices to help better. To sum up a proper balance ...

Myostatin gene could hold the key to treatment for DMD

...s geneticist Se-Jin Lee to create a strain of mice lacking the myostatin gene which were later bred with mice with DMD. They found that the offspring had significantly larger, stronger muscles than diseased mice with an intact myostatin gene and the offspring also had less fibrosis (the replacement of muscle...

Cells critical for asthma development found

Researchers have found that mice lacking a specific immune cell are unable to develop asthma. Asthma is as a result of airway hyper-reactivity (AHR) which is narrowing of the tiny passages in the lungs in response to a trigger such as house dust mite. AHR is triggered by the immune system a...

New target for antidiabetic agents identified

...output when glucose is available from food. //Mice lacking the Akt gene demonstrate insulin resistance similar to that seen in humans with type II diabetes. Dr. Montminy's team found that TRB3 acts as a negative modulator of Akt and that its expression is increased under fasting conditions. By binding to Ak...

Gene Mutation Causes Ovarian Failure

...s when all the grains of sand have fallen. In mice lacking the FOXO3a gene, all of the grains of sand fall out very quickly, resulting in early menopause." Researchers say it might be possible in the future to develop a contraceptive that would delay follicular activation. Current oral contraceptives preven...

Pain Common in People with MS

...nown to cause pain among patients, but studies are lacking on how much pain patients feel or how pain affects their daily lives.// In a new study in the most recent issue of Archives of Neurology, Danish researchers report results from a postal survey aimed at gauging pain among those with MS and comparing ...

Regeneration of muscle

... stem cells taken from regenerating muscle in mice lacking the Pax7 gene could not become muscle cells, and t...x7 proteins were injected into the muscles of mice lacking dystrophin (the protein defective in muscular dystrophy), the cells differentiated, forming dystroph...

The Importance Of Vitamin D Supplements

...vitamin D deficiency, 129 patients were considered lacking vitamin D. When they looked at other factors, researchers found vitamin D deficiency was highest in African American teenagers and during the winter months. Thus researchers say they feel that proper screening and guidelines for supplementation for ...

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