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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... ways to prevent tau toxicity, which could cause a major slowing of the disease,” Dr. Hutton says. So the researchers turned again to their tau transgenic mouse, which features a unique on-off “switch”¬ to control the expression of the mutant gene so that the disease could be studied at both early and la...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...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, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam have gathered to identify innovative ways to combat c...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...otype technique took this fertility preservation a major step further. The eggs were recovered from unstimu...s, and then coaxing them towards a pregnancy, is a major step forward for patients in this group. Separately, ESHRE reported that scientists in Israel had ...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

.... "The only two epidemics that are encountering a major increase in the next 20 years are the tobacco epidemic and the HIV/AIDS epidemics," said Douglas Bettcher, director of the World Health Organisation's Tobacco Free Initiative. According to WHO estimates, the current 5.4 million annual tobacco-relat...

Acute Mountain Sickness may Lead to Pulmonary or Cerebral Edema

...at there is room for improvement, and they offer a major challenge to travel health care providers. Pre-travel consultation regarding AMS should be given by professionals with special attention to practical advice. This study is published in Journal of Travel Medicine....

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

... abuse is also characterized by failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home; interpersonal, social and legal problems; and/or drinking in hazardous situations. They also have a negative impact on the economy and cause enormous distress and impairment said the researchers who are f...

Test-tube Babies: Mood Swings are Key to Fertility Choice

...o one or either of these options. Reporting at a major conference, they investigated the emotional state of 129 female infertility patients one month before IVF treatment. The volunteers were asked about their mood states, their social, sexual and relationship stress and about whether they preferred to...

Medicaid Data Analysis

.... Psychiatric disorders and substance abuse are major problems for the Medicaid population. Diagnosed psychiatric and substance use disorders are from fifty percent to one hundred percent more prevalent among Medicaid beneficiaries than in the general population. Medicaid funds half of state and local s...

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

... Science Executive Committee, "Gastric cancer is a major killer and if they are able to bring together different expertise, it will be of great benefit to patientsso this is why the Ministry of Health is extremely excited about this project." At the National University of Singapore, a cohort study involv...

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...y, and a 32-year-old the following Wednesday. This major inconsistency raises questions about the worth of single, one-time test scores. I dont think many people would have expected that the variability would be this large, and apparent in a wide variety of cognitive tests not simply tests of speed or a...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...ions in two genes related to inflammation may be a major risk factor for developing lung cancer. The effect of these genes is especially strong among heavy smokers, suggesting that the inflammatory response is important in modulating the damage caused by tobacco smoke. A publication of the American Asso...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

...an increase the risk of lung cancer. It has been a major headache for some home and office owners in radon-prone areas, notably parts of the United States where the US Environmental Protection Agency website says it is "the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers ... (and) the second leading cause o...

Reduction in Antidepressant Leads to Suicidal Risks

...fluoxetine, to be unfavorable for the treatment of major depressive disorders in children and adolescents, the authors write. Shortly thereafter in 2004, the Food and Drug Administration convened a Psychopharmacology Advisory Committee meeting in February, issued a public health advisory in March, and in...

Cheap Indian Medicines Illegally Flooding Pak Markets

...as saying, that low cost of Indian medicine is the major factor behind the flood of medicines in Pakistans pharmaceutical markets. Due to disproportionate prices of raw material, which is far low in India, medicines arriving in Pakistan are very low priced and they fetch considerable benefit to the carri...

Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

...ust samples, and data on IgE sensitization to four major allergenscat, house dust mite, Cladosporidium (a common mold) and timothy grass. The researchers used the objective measure of choice in epidemiological studies on asthmaBR in response to a methacholine challenge to analyze the interaction between ...

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

..." Adult neural stem cells give rise to the three major types of brain cells - astrocytes, oligodendrocyte...s of the subventricular zone can produce the three major types of brain cells -- astrocytes, neurons and oligodendrocytes - when it comes to neurons they see...

NHSs Golden Handshake Shocks People

... organization. This change came in the wake of a major shake up in the health services last year. The shakes up saw Peterborough PCT replace the Greater Peterborough Primary Care Partnership (GPPCP), which was made up of two trusts covering the north and south of the city. The Government plan was for E...

New Asthma Gene Identified

...d within human blood cells. The U-M was one of the major data analysis sites. The team confirmed its findings by analyzing the genetic makeup of more than 2,000 children from Germany and more than 3,000 subjects from the United Kingdom born in 1958 and monitored until now for the presence of disease. "T...

Australian Research Reveals AIDS, Cancer Link

...he case," he said. The research comes ahead of a major international conference on HIV/AIDS which will take place in Sydney on July 22-24....

Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

...oad, which occurs in chronic hypertension and is a major risk factor for cardiac hypertrophy, or heart enlargement, and heart failure, triggers autophagy in cardiac cells. We also found that a specific autophagic gene, beclin 1, is a critical factor required for cardiac autophagy, said Dr. Hill, who hold...

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