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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ing together in a room, looking at the charts that lead statistician Julia Crook, Ph.D., put together, the researchers experienced a classic “a-ha” moment. They saw it. The researchers realized that levels of AB42 had dropped because the protein was being sopped up, absorbed, by quickly forming plaques. I...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...er, M.D., a hematology-oncology fellow at Duke and lead author on the publication. "When patients' white blood cell counts drop too low, they are at risk for dangerous infections that can cause death." Often, chemotherapy must be delayed, reduced in strength or halted when a patient's white blood cell co...

Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...ersity Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and the lead author of the study. “The bar is steadily being raised and more patients are being saved.” “This review confirms that high-dose chemotherapy combined with a stem cell transplant can provide a cure for a group of patients with relapsed testicular can...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...nificant to the field of medicine because they may lead to the advancement of diagnostic tests and treatment for cancers. "The implication is that once you know the mechanism by which tumours evade the immune system, you can match that tumour to available therapies," said senior author Dr. Alan L. Epste...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...stry at the University of Basle in Switzerland and lead author of the paper. So Pieters and colleagues decided to examine the chemical structure of the PknG molecule and the compound that inhibits it in atomic resolution, using a technique called X-ray crystallography. They found that the compound act...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...s, while reduced rainfall and water shortage could lead to waterborne diseases, the UN health agency said. Carbon dioxide from energy use is a major contributor to the greenhouse gases which scientists blame for global warming. At least 40 participants from 16 countries including China, India, Japan, ...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...S, taking hormones to stimulate egg production can lead to potentially fatal overstimulation of the ovaries. Thus, obtaining immature eggs from unstimulated ovaries, and then coaxing them towards a pregnancy, is a major step forward for patients in this group. Separately, ESHRE reported that scientist...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...other reports for such antibodies available," said lead researcher Dr. Dimiter S. Dimitrov. The discovery of two effective antibodies has the advantage that a newly emergent variation of the SARS coronavirus might be insensitive to neutralization with one, but still susceptible to the other. "Our res...

One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

...ignificant impairment or distress. These disorders lead to a variety of negative consequences, including car crashes, domestic violence, birth defects, and economic costs. Dr. Deborah S. Hasin and her colleagues analysed data from face-to-face interviews conducted between 2001 and 2002 with 43,093 adult...

Acute Mountain Sickness may Lead to Pulmonary or Cerebral Edema

...lf of those ascending to heights over 3,000m, may lead to life-threatening complications such as pulmonary or cerebral edema. The interest of the general public in AMS is thought to have increased over the past 25 years. This change is partly due to media exposure, trekking guidebooks and the wide avail...

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...red more treatment, said Deborah Hasin, the studys lead author. The rate of treatment has been at a standstill since the early 1990s, Theres a lot of knowledge about how to treat. Whatever the reason, people arent getting treatment. The research found that about 18% of adults reported abusing alcohol d...

Lost Sleep can Never Be Compensated for

... sleep has an effect on how an animal sleeps, said lead study author Fred W. Turek, Professor of Neurobiology and Physiology, whose paper has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The animals are getting by on less sleep but they do not try and catch up. The abili...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

.... Louis virus will develop encephalitis, which can lead to comas and paralysis. In many places mosquito control has begun much earlier than before, trapping mosquitoes and testing for the virus, hoping to catch an outbreak before it begins. Mosquito prone areas are sprayed with a formula containing th...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...at is helping scientists comprehend how stress can lead to infertility in humans. Mole-rats are blind, hairless, and live in large colonies underground where they are ruled over by a queen. In a new study, scientists, by examining these creatures, are hoping to learn more about how stress affects fer...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

... likely to be a better clinical outcome," said the lead author, Bret Wacker, MS Director of Biostatistics at OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "Further studies are needed to both identify patients most likely to develop rash and to determine if dose escalation to induce rash can improve efficacy." Although f...

Mother Donates Eggs So Daughter can Give Birth

...genetic disorder called Turner syndrome, which can lead to premature menopause and infertility, Tan said. Turner syndrome often leaves women incapable of producing eggs but with healthy wombs and can give birth through donated eggs. "I was touched by her case because, in her own words, 'a mother shoul...

Elderberry A Natural Boost to Skin

... If the results of our study are positive, it may lead to innovations in skin health products and may also give us vital information about diets which promote healthier hearts....

Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...ger addiction with the first cigarette," commented lead researcher Dr. Joseph R. DiFranza, Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. "Nobody expects to get addicted from smoking one cigarette," he added. The researcher said that one cigarett...

Australian Father Gets 15 Year Jail Term for Forcing Bestial Acts on His Daughters

...e of their lives. "In each case their ability to lead a normal and happy life has been destroyed." The judge said the man had been diagnosed with severe borderline personality disorder and had shown little remorse for his paedophilic and zoophilic deviant sexual behaviour at the time. He sentenced t...

Yawning Actually Helps You Keep Awake

...to maintain group vigilance, the Daily Mail quoted lead researcher, Dr Gordon Gallup, as saying. For the study, the researchers recruited 44 college students to watch, individually, films of people yawning and recorded the number of contagious yawns each volunteer made. While watching the films, student...

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