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Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...es of each of the human breast cancer cases nearly matched that of mice. Dr. Epstein says that all cases showed a suppression of CD83 and CD28, two genes that affect activation of immune cells, and over-production of B7-H4, a gene whose protein product inhibits immune activation. The human colorectal can...

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

... (CAD), including heart attack. The researchers matched these patients with study participants who remained healthy throughout the follow-up period, selecting those of the same gender and similar ages and enrolment times. Researchers found that the average blood levels of MPO were significantly higher ...

New Asthma Gene Identified

...tion to ensure that cases of childhood asthma were matched to children without disease from the same geographical areas. The team of scientists, including Liming Liang, a U-M doctoral student in Abecasis' lab and co-first author on the paper, compared the genetic makeup of 994 patients with childhood onset ...

Male Wallflowers-Watch Your Heart

...inal study subjects had died. The researchers then matched the death certificates of these men with the questionnaires to understand each mans personality type. Their analysis revealed that the most of the men who were shy died either due to a heart attack or stroke and the overall risk of such death 50 per...

Study Finds Abdominal Fat Not the Prime Cause for Metabolic Syndrome

...non-smoking, healthy people who were sedentary and matched for physical activity. The volunteers had no confounding factors typically associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes, which have been thought to play a key role in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome, apart from insulin resistance in one c...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

...hese athletes were identified, and 80 of them were matched up to a control group of 80 non-injured athletes according to height, weight, age, gender, sport, position and years of experience at the college level. Male and female athletes in 10 intercollegiate sports were represented, including football, soc...

Gene Variants for Crohn's Disease Identified

...143 children with Crohns disease to genomes of 282 matched control subjects. The study team found that 64 percent of children with Crohns disease had a specific variant form of the gene ATG16L1, compared with 52 percent of the healthy children. The odds ratio for children with the gene variant was 1.62 com...

Chennai Hospital Conducts Bone Marrow Transplantation Successfully

...ted but compatible American donor whose cord blood matched Howard's needs and carried out the bone marrow transplant that saved the boy's life. Doctors say that Howard is now almost 100 percent normal. Revathi Raj, senior consultant for Paediatric Haematology at the Apollo Hospital said: "It was tough. Usu...

Longer Term Breast-feeding Reduces the Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women

...eumatology (ACR) criteria for RA. Individuals were matched with four female controls for every case. Controls were identified as those alive and free from diagnosed RA when the index individual was diagnosed with RA. The median age of the onset of RA in the sample population was 63.3 years, with an averag...

Smoking, Glucose Tolerance Level may Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

...ared to controls without RA from the PMP and MDCS, matched for age, sex and year of screening. The first study found that smoking and a low level of formal education, such as elementary school education only versus university degree status, might independently increase the risk of developing RA. The seco...

Fishing for a Speedy Recovery After Chemotherapy or Marrow Transplant

...bone marrow transplant must wait for marrow from a matched donor to replenish their stem cells and reproduce the full array of blood cell types, including all the cells of the immune system. When theres no suitable donor for a marrow match, patients can receive umbilical cord blood, which also contains blood...

Childrens Health Program Covering More Adults Than Children

... that "all children are covered with proper policy matched with appropriate funding." Senate Finance Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said that the Bush administration "is having a hard time getting its act together." Grassley said, "On the one hand, the administration, like many members of...

Ancient Viral Defense may Explain Susceptibility to HIV: Study

...e, and in laboratory experiments with human cells, matched it up with the human antiviral protein TRIM5a. The TRIM5a neutralized the partial virus but when the investigators re-engineered the protein to make it more effective against HIV, a modern-day retrovirus, the changes inhibited the protein's ability...

Morning Sickness may Signify Lower Breast Cancer Risk

...reast cancer and 1,917 women without breast cancer matched to cases by age and race who served as controls. "Pregnancy is a time when the breast undergoes a variety of cellular and anatomical changes. During this period, the breast tissue is exposed to varying levels of a number of hormones, which may affe...

Oral Anti Viral Tamiflu A Cost Effective Treatment

...s would be dependent upon how well the vaccine was matched to the virus. The World Health Organisation pr... especially as it is unlikely that a vaccine fully matched to the strain will be available in the initial wave of a pandemic....

Talking About Your Feelings Really Does Help

...Sally," and chose the gender-appropriate name that matched the face. The findings showed that while the amygdala was less active when an individual labelled the feeling, another region of the brain was more active: the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. This region is located behind the forehead and ey...

Survivors of Rare Ovarian Cancer may Retain Menstrual Function and Reproductive Ability

... acquaintances filled out questionnaires, and were matched for age, race, and education. Seventy-one of the 132 survivors had fertility-sparing surgery as part of their treatment. The researchers noted that of the 71 patients who had fertility-sparing surgery, 62 women (87 per cent) were still having menst...

Health Budget Must Focus On Access To Medical Services, Fitness And Nutrition

...sports programs to fight childhood obesity must be matched by strong action to improve nutrition in the Australian population. The AMA is calling for the establishment of a National Nutrition Centre, a national nutritional literacy campaign, and a fully independent scientifically-based national nutrition ...

Hepatitis C Carries Another Risk-Cancer Of The Immune System

...ose with a diagnosis of hepatitis C, and then they matched by age and sex four healthy veterans for each person infected with hepatitis C. Nearly all of the veterans included in the study were male, and the average age was 52. The researchers found that just fewer than 1,400 people included in the study de...

Study Finds That Lincoln Suffered from Smallpox During Gettysburg Speech

... form of smallpox, known as variola major, closely matched Lincolns clinical features. "The serious form of smallpox, known as variola major, was the only disease that closely fit Lincoln's clinical features: high fever, weakness, severe pain in the head and back, prostration, skin eruption plus the sever...

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