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What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?

... tried. This involves the use of leukotrienes (LT) modifying drugs, which block the bronchoconstriction provoked by aspirin. Aspirin desensitization has a role in the management of AIA, especially in patients who need prophylaxis from thromboembolic diseases, myocardial infarction, and stroke. With this findi...

Step Aerobics Increases good cholesterol

...erobics training is an effective training mode for modifying (cholesterol) profiles in female college-aged students. They offer no explanation for why step aerobics proved more beneficial for HDL levels. However, they point out, these findings are limited since the study group was small and, although the women...

Composite fillings to hasten work procedures

...working on improvement of mechanical properties by modifying the surface properties of ACP and by changing the composition of the resin," he says.br>...

Jumping genes eliminate sections of DNA

...ses and are known to have played a major effect in modifying our DNA as we evolved.Altogether, L1 elements "may be responsible for creating about 27 percent of our DNA and perhaps more," Moran said. "So these have been significant players in evolution and shaping the human genome."...

Fat Substitutes

... for specific functions like retaining moisture or modifying the texture and mouth feel of foods to make up for lower fat content. Things like pectin or guar gum are dietary fiber; olestra is an artificial fat that is not absorbed. Monoglycerides and diglycerides are simply chopped off parts of vegetable oils...

Hyaluronan supplementation therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

...toms as certain hyaluronan products have structure modifying activity. Another group of researchers have shown that hyaluronan supplementation may also be effective in other areas of the body, not just the knees. However, more well-controlled clinical studies are needed to establish this benefit....

Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer

...e leaving healthy ones intact. They did this by modifying one gene, so the virus could grow in cancerous cells. However, they had to boost the activity of another gene to ensure that the virus would not grow in non-cancerous cells. Specialists say, “When the virus infects cells, it takes the altered genes w...

Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer Cells

...le leaving healthy ones intact.// They did this by modifying one gene, so the virus could grow in cancerous cells. However, they had to boost the activity of another gene to ensure that the virus would not grow in non-cancerous cells. Specialists say, “When the virus infects cells, it takes the altered genes w...

New Treatment Option For Alzheimer's Disease

...unction.According to researchers Rolipram works by modifying gene expression, making brain synapses more resistant to the damage caused by accumulating beta amyloid. Results showed rolipram's protective benefit lasted at least two months after the drug course was stopped. The benefits of the treatment also we...

New Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

... measurements of brain function. Rolipram works by modifying gene expression, making brain synapses more resistant to the damage caused by accumulating beta amyloid. Results have shown that rolipram's protective benefit lasted for two months after the drug course was stopped. The benefits of the treatment als...

Hope for Marburg treatment: vaccine successful in primates

... stomatitis in the farm animals. After genetically modifying the virus to make it harmless, inoculations of the live virus makes the human bodies to identify the protein coverings of the virus and makes them fight the virus of Ebola and Marburg. The scientists had been able to successfully test the vaccine in ...

Perfect babies boon or a bane?

...seases. Among those advances is the possibility of modifying human genes that can be transmitted to future generations. Such techniques alter the genetic makeup of the reproductive cells, thereby promising to eliminate the inheritance of some genetically based diseases. IGM techniquesOne form of IGM would be ...

Cultivating gold on a fig tree

...arge scale, which could be attained by genetically modifying actinomycetes to produce??more of the enzymes which cause the gold to form....

New !! “Designer” Gene Theray

...abnormalities. Researchers redesigned the virus by modifying two small proteins called peptides. More work will be needed before the therapy can be tried in humans, but researchers believe these findings hold promise for the future. ...

Slowing Down The Progression Of Tumour Cells With Omega-6 Fatty Acids

...e in the tumour, they would then have a new way of modifying or slowing tumor growth. Researchers say they further plan to study the overall effect of different types of fatty acids on different tumour types in cell lines as well as human biopsies and also correlate type of fatty acid with tumour stage and gr...

Vision Loss in Elderly Caused By Combined Effect of Genes and Bacterium

...s. The microorganism C. pneumoniae is capable of modifying the function of important cell types involved in regulating normal eye function. Furthermore, the infection was associated with an increased production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), the key protein involved in wet AMD. Researchers b...

Novel Actemra monotherapy in treating patients with early aggressive rheumatoid arthritis

... conventional treatment modality that uses disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs to inhibit // joint destruction. It has also been found to provide symptomatic relief and improve sensation of pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating autoimmune disease in which the lining of the joints becomes in...

Change in Blood Screening Principles For West Nile Virus Advocated

...hough it costs more. The report also suggests that modifying the current screening principles will be useful in this regard. Article: Lee BY, Biggerstaff BJ (2006) Screening the United States blood supply for West Nile virus: A question of blood, dollars, and sense. PLoS Med 3(2): e99. SOURCE: OPEN-ACCESS J...

Cognitive deterioration in the older generation can be prevented by modifying the lifestyle

...H) said that Heart health risk can be prevented by modifying the lifestyle choices, such as exercise, learning new// things and staying socially connected. This report was published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia. William Thies, PhD, vice president, Medical & Scientific Affairs for the Alzheimer's As...

British Psychology Student To Do Research On Dogs' Barks

...e interesting to test this theory, for example, by modifying the recordings then playing them back to humans and other dogs to see how they respond, hopefully showing which acoustic notes are important for which species", said Taylor. "Owners like to think they know what their dog is saying when it barks. Ho...

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