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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...thought processes and blood chemistry, so they can model and predict progression to Alzheimer’s disease. ...arch at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “So the prevailing model is that AB42 is it, and if you can somehow control AB42, you can control Alzheimer’s disease.” Pro...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...f Health conducted in vitro experiments on a mouse model to test the neutralizing activity of the antibodies. The researchers say that the new findings are important because animal strains of the virus may be capable of triggering a future human outbreak. "This study is important because the viral stra...

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

...spring and kin. By making careful comparisons with model species like mole-rats, we may be able to tease apart the relative contribution of genes, environment, up-bringing and culture to complex social behaviour in our own species, he added. Dr Faulkes presented the research at the annual meeting of the ...

Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet

...00 gathered media. The 787 -- Boeing's first new model in 13 years -- will make its maiden test flight later this year before going into commercial service with Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) in 2008. The new aircraft boasts several revolutionary design features, most notably the use of high-tech pla...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...asis for further lung cancer research as well as a model for examining the nature of inflammation in other types of cancer. While smoking is still the greatest risk factor, we still do not understand how other factors play a role, Engels said. A better understanding of the risks involving inflammation wi...

EU Aims to Shake Up Wine Industry With Root-and-branch Reform

...m wants to introduce the New World's agro-industry model in the EU and do away with the age-old European model of traditional vineyards," said Jean-Louis Piton, an official with the Copa-Cogeca farmers associati...

New Insights into Prion Propogation

...he finding also underscores the value of the yeast model for studying factors necessary to propagate prions, now that it's been shown that propagation is not necessarily host-specific. Liebman said the research emphasizes the need to look for new prions."How many more are there" Are there lots that we ha...

Benefits From the Use of the Internet in Healthcare Applications Highlighted

...uch as managed care and telemedicine. The e-Health model represents another such change with far-reaching implications for healthcare organisations. In such a scenario, the Internet's capability to empower patients, support information exchange and thus result in new operational strategies, business and se...

Indian Fashion Beckons International Models

...ch Republic, Brazil and Sri Lanka took part in the model auditions held in New Delhi for the Delhi Fashion Week, which will be held in the capital from Sep 5-9 and will see designers flaunt their Spring/Summer 2008 line. Three of the international models made it to the shortlist of 18 candidates - of the...

Katie Holmes in 'most Influential' Celebs List

...Jessica Parker, singer/actor Justin Timberlake and model turned designer Kate Moss were dubbed the style setters because of their influence on trends. Anna Nicole Smith's 10-month old girl, Dannielynn Hope, was is the 'survivor' list for being the focus of 'Hollywood's most controversial tragedies' follo...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...he team carried out the study using a standard rat model of depression. Even though the rats do not mimic t...d not equal depression. In other words, in their model system, the two states appear to funnel through a common pathway - despite very different cellular m...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...the prion-mineral mix to hamsters, a common animal model for prion disease, Aiken's team expected to see a lower rate of infection than animals dosed with pure agent. Surprisingly, prions bound to montmorillonite were significantly more infectious than prions alone. "We thought the binding might decrease...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

...earchers studied the mechanism of PD using a mouse model of the disease, in which a mitochondria-affecting toxin called MPTP is used to produce Parkinsons-like brain pathology. In earlier studies, they had found that MPTP activates protein-snipping enzymes called calpains in mitochondria. They also found...

Risk Factors for Alzheimers Disease

...rsity of Pittsburgh. She is currently developing a model to predict the incidence of cognitive and physical functional limitations in older adults. She can be reached for questions at rosanoc@edc.pitt.edu ....

Appropriate Sanitation Gives Confidence for the Schoolgirls

...jitha, who expressed keen interest in adopting the model in his state. Devaraj explained that the use of the incinerator had removed inhibitions and made girl students confident about attending school without taking periodic breaks. "As regards sanitation, there are no more blockages of toilets," he sa...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...nd hinted that horses could emerge as an important model for studying the health implications of human obes...uld then exist for the horse to serve as an animal model for the study of obesity in people for the very first time....

Boffins Identify Gene That can Protect Humans from Nephronopthisis

...isease symptoms. It is the first time that a mouse model reveals increased cell death as the mechanism unde...d mutations in the same GLIS2 gene as in the mouse model confirming that GLIS2 is a crucial player in NPHP also in humans. "This is an excellent example o...

Genetic Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

...gs us closer to our long-term goal of developing a model that more precisely pinpoints who is at greater risk for developing colorectal, prostate, and other cancers. However, Henderson notes, We still need to identify the biological mechanism through which these variants are influencing the development o...

Battle Between Google and Microsoft Could Trigger Revolution in Healthcare

...ket. "We are seeing the emergence of a new ehealth model that challenges some of the assumptions made by ex...less Healthcare, who went on to explain: "This new model impacts not only on how diseases are diagnosed but also the way healthcare is delivered and ehealth ...

New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

...ave patients suffering from NPHP. With a new mouse model Mathias Treier and his group at EMBL have shed new...ase symptoms. It is the first time that a mouse model reveals increased cell death as the mechanism underpinning kidney degeneration in NPHP. The genetic ...

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