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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...found that it could be measured in blood, and that levels of both AB40 and AB42 varied in people who develop...t as soon as plaque began to develop in the brain, levels of AB42 decreased in the blood and spinal fluid. Drs. Graff-Radford and Younkin had expected aging...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...tment developed the fever and low white blood cell levels called febrile neutropenia, compared to only 22 percent of the patients who took the drug in conjunction with their chemotherapy, Kuderer said. While white blood cell boosters were known to help patients receiving very intense doses of chemotherapy,...

Singapore Dengue Cases Return to Epidemic Level

...ases in affluent Singapore have reached 'epidemic' levels for the second time in the past month, health ministry data monitored Tuesday said. The Ministry of Health said 381 cases were reported between June 24 and 30, above the 'epidemic threshold' of 378 cases per week. Dengue cases crossed the thresh...

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

... the dependence became more severe, the disability levels increased. "On average, respondents with alcohol dependence manifested less disability than those with drug dependence and anxiety disorders, but their disability was comparable with that among respondents who had drug abuse, mood and personality...

Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

... chest pain and heart disease have linked elevated levels of MPO with those at highest risk for a heart atta...times. Researchers found that the average blood levels of MPO were significantly higher in those who developed heart disease than in those who remained hea...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...rs, and cutting meat. After six months, activity levels improved by 20 to 25 percent for those taking LitoZin. The number of joints causing them pain and discomfort fell by 40 percent, but did not change for patients treated conventionally without the rose-hip supplement. Generally, the overall tenderne...

Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

...senchymal stem cells (UCB-MSCs) on glutamate (Glu) levels in plasma and CSF of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients and the second observed the effect of umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stem cell transplantation on nervous system function of ALS patients....

UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium

...Iraqi invasion of 2003 have not absorbed dangerous levels of depleted uranium, finds research published ahea...cal formula. The authors tested depleted uranium levels in the urine of four different groups who would have been subject to different levels of exposure. ...

Maxygen Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Trial of MAXY-G34 in Breast Cancer Patients

...antibodies were found at any dose level, with dose levels ranging from 10 - 150 micrograms per kilogram....

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...shorter periods of ice, followed by lowering water levels and increasing salinity until some dried up comple...e throughout the Arctic ecosystem. ... Lower water levels will have many indirect environmental effects, such as further concentration of pollutants," the res...

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

...control over breeding males, so their testosterone levels are kept down until she is ready to mate.However, the stress-related block to fertility was reversible, said Dr Faulkes. When the queen died, other non-breeding but high-rank females fought for dominance. The winner became the new queen and rapidly b...

Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study

...small amounts of dark chocolate -- which has lower levels of sugar and fat, said the study appearing in the ...illimeters without a change in body weight, plasma levels of lipids or glucose, the study said. Systolic refers to the top reading for blood pressure, and dia...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...lab, the team looked at the effect of high and low levels of normal prion protein on the successful formatio...yloid did not form in cells with higher than usual levels of PrPc. In comparison, when the level of PrPc was low or absent, beta amyloid formation was found t...

Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet

...The Dreamliner's other innovations include greater levels of comfort for passengers, with higher humidity levels within the cabin expected to reduce passenger dehydration. Boeing, which aims to build 2,000 Dream...

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...tive abilities as a distribution of many potential levels of performance instead of as one stable short-term level. He proposes the use of a measurement burst procedure that bases understanding on several parallel assessments within a relatively short period. Results gained in this manner are likely to be m...

In China, Online Gamers Raking in the Cash

... do not have time or patience to advance to higher levels or acquire virtual items often outsource the uninteresting parts of game play to so-called "gold-farming factories". China, with its cheap labour and low operational costs, has become a hub of such gold farms that export the online credits to South...

Organic Tomatoes may Be Healthier for Your Heart Than Traditionally Grown Ones

...The study also noted that quercetin and kaempferol levels were also higher in organic tomatoes. Researcher... grown counter parts. "Tomato ketchup has higher levels of lycopene, a strong antioxidant, than tomatoes. So if you wanted lots of lycopene you should eat k...

Diabetics Risking Health by Using Alternative Medications Without Consultation

...mple, used as a supplement, may affect blood sugar levels but patients are already on other blood sugar lowering medications as well," she said. The researcher carried out a review of international health literature, and found that nutritional supplements and herbal medicines were the most commonly used ...

New Diagnostic Test for Mad Cow Disease Developed

...e developed by them can detect people having fatal levels of abnormal proteins called prions, which kill off brain cells and are thought to cause the disease. Dubbed as 'Protein Misfolding Cyclic Amplification', the new technique works by boosting the replication of prions, so that they can be easily det...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...n obliges California to cut emissions back to 1990 levels by 2020. Work has begun on quantifying the level o...tes 2006 law AB32 demands cut in emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 $3bn programme to install solar panels on a million roofs Power generators must source 20% f...

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