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Mystery behind Preeclampsia uncovered

Scientists have linked the rise in levels of S-nitrosoalbumin, a naturally occuring chemical found in the blood with Preeclampsia. This dangerous complication of pregnancy affects 10% of all first pregnancies. If untreated, this can worsen into a life threatening condition called Eclampsia in which a women has convulsive seizures during pregnancy. The research was led by Dr.Valerian E.Kagan of...

The mystery of the bulge in North Queenslanders

In an attempt to understand why north Queenslanders are becoming so fat, a new group has been formed. ..The team comprises medical experts// from Townsville's James Cook University (JCU). Their task would beto explore the reasons behind the region's growing waistline. The parameters studied would be everything from its steamy temperatures to its vast and sprawling distances. .."Most obesity resea...

Cancer gene mystery to be cracked!

A major research project is to be launched by researchers from the UK and Netherlands in the hope of identifying the cluster of genes associated with cancer. The research will be led by Dr. Julian Downward from Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute, along with Dr. René Bernards of the Netherlands Cancer Institute. This research will build on the success of the human genome project and wi...

Understanding The Mystery Behind Sleepless Nights

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder leaves nearly millions groggy and restless every morning. What many don't know is that // the tricks they do to get to sleep may actually be what's keeping them awake. Sleep specialists say as we age, biological changes gradually cause sleep to be lighter and less restful but they also say its never too late to get back on the right path. ..Researchers...

Death Of Singaporean Woman After Mysterious Illness

Police are investigating the mysterious death of a woman whose entire body turned black//, skin peeled off and blood oozed from her ears in an ordeal that started with a simple fever, news reports said Thursday. .. ..Reeling from shock and disbelief, the family of June Wong, 26, is demanding answers. Officials have classified the case as an unnatural death. .. ..Wong is suspected of having Steven...

Mystery of nacrolepsy uncovered

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the understanding of one of the most mysterious of medical conditions - narcolepsy. Narcolepsy suffers fall asleep anywhere, at any time of day without warning. At other times sufferers remain conscious, but their entire body goes limp and they are unable to move.// ....Now researchers have identified a segment of DNA they believe is responsible for na...

Cholesterol Mystery Solved By Nobel Laureates

A 72 year old mystery about cholesterol synthesis which has been bugging scientists for so long has finally been cracked by Nobel laureates. // ....The Shoenheimer effect has long been unexplained, but not now. The first evidence for end-product feedback regulation of a biosynthetic pathway was demonstrated when Rudolph Shoenheimer observed that mice synthesized large amounts of cholesterol when...

Mysterious viral outbreak in Toronto, influenza ruled out

A viral outbreak has been reported at a seniors' home in Toronto and experts say that viruses other than influenza could have caused the death of four residents at the home. ..Infectious diseases expert Dr. Neil Rau said that there was // no cause to fear an outbreak and stressed that the virus could not only be the flu one, "This isn't a pandemic by any means, but there is always a potential for...

A Step Towards Unraveling The Schizophrenia And Depression Mystery

In what can be considered as an important breakthrough in our still limited understanding of major mental illness, researchers have identified a new gene linked to major mental illness // that links back to a previously discovered gene known to increase the risk of schizophrenia and depression. ..Scientists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, together with scientists from the pharma...

Mystery Surrounding Use Of Abortion Pill Yet To Be Resolved

Reports of the death of four Californian women due to the toxic shock syndrome following consumption of the abortion pill RU-486 (Mifeprex) has created much confusion // and controversy among members of the scientific community. ..It has been confirmed by health officials that it is due to the toxins produced by the highly lethal bacteria - Clostridium sordellii. So far, there have been only 10...

Mysterious Death Of Seabirds Triggers Bird Flu Concern

The mysterious death of several seabirds on the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia has triggered concerns that these dead birds could be harboring the bird flu virus//. ..However, the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service said that there was no cause for panic and that they were sending out a team as a precautionary measure, but the Courier Mail reports that a second team with a military op...

Panic and probe due to mysterious deaths

Two deaths in a hospital have sent panic waves among health officials who are investigating food poisoning as the cause.// ..The deaths of patients(men) are linked to listeria, a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. ..The traces of listeria were discovered in the kitchen of the Royal Adelaide Hospital..Two women who were also infected are...

$2.4 Million Grant To Unravel The Mystery Of Language Recognition.

Greg Hickok, neuroscientist, professor of cognitive sciences at the University of California, Irvine, was recently awarded a grant by The National Institute of //Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) which is part of The National Institute of Health ($2.4 million for 5 years). ..This will help in his research to understand how the brain converts sound waves into meaningful language....

Mystery behind Brain activity during recalling events disentangled

A Research was conducted by Kenneth Norman, Sean Polyn and Jonathan Cohen (Neuroscientists) for studying mental time travel. It was funded by the National Institute of Health. It is the way in which people// relate back to various events that has occurred in the past. This could help in knowing about their mental state. ..The research is of great importance in the field on psychology and also...

Genetic mystery behind muscle development unraveled.

New genes such as microRNAs (miRNAs) belong to the newly discovered group of genes. Researchers working at the University of North Carolina have discovered two genes // belonging to the microRNA group. These genes function was later attributed to the proper development of muscles in the organism. ....The microRNAs were initially discovered (1993) in the genome of the worms. The genes have been...

Mystery over bird flu infection to Ms. Zhou – China’s 7th bird flu victm

Investigators were not able to find out how Ms. Zhou, 41 year old factor worker from the Sanming city contacted the bird flu virus. Zhou // , is the seventh victim of bird flu infection in China, she was hospitalized after showing symptoms of fever and pneumonia. It is not yet known how she got the virus as it is said that she was no where in contact with poultry and moreover she did not take an...

Mystery Of The Placebo Effect, Yet To Be Solved

Placebo is usually given to patients who psychologically feel that they are unwell but are actually hale and healthy// . ....Some people are always under the notion that they are unwell and ask medicines to be prescribed by their General Practioners. But too much of medicines also lead to various problems in our body. ....Hence doctors prescribe placebo instead of medicines. Patients are under...

Dry Earwax Mystery Solved: Ear Wax Gene Identified

An exhaustive genetic study conducted on more than 3000 people has helped solve one of the ancient mysteries associated with earwax. // It could eventually explain why some people have dry earwax while some others have a sticky, brown exudate. ....The study has further established that people from either a European or African descent tend to have sticky and wet earwax while those with an east-As...

Mystery Behind The Déjà Vu Phenomenon Yet To Be Resolvd

Research has now offered an insight into the 'déjà vu' phenomenon, a sensation of having done, seen or experienced certain things before. // Leeds university researchers have found that it is nothing more than a defect in the memory process. Though all of us have experienced similar feeling in our day-to-day life, for some people, this kind of a feeling is constant. ....A man who presented to th...

Mystery behind Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Unraveled

A new study said that complex regional pain syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by continuous nerve injury affecting small fibers which has the ability to sense pain. // ..This syndrome includes all the post-traumatic limb pain and other disturbances that continue even though the injury has healed. But the causes of the symptoms of the syndrome are unknown. ..This is due to the fact that...

Mystery behind the evolution of the Human brain

Dr. Stephen Cunnane, a metabolic physiologist at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec said that it was a rich and secure shore-based diet that fuelled and provided the essential nutrients to make our brains what they are today. Early hominid brains // underwent the process of brain expansion by eating clams, frogs, bird eggs and fish from shoreline environments. This is what that led to the explo...

Mystery unfolds about the Ginkgo biloba extract!

Georgetown University Medical Centre scientists have unravelled mystery surrounding the leaf extract of Ginkgo biloba tree in reducing aggressive cancer in // animals. ....Anticancer Research journal (Jan-Feb) features the study. The investigators reported that treating mice with this extract before and after implanting human breast or brain (glioma) tumours decreased expression of a cell recepto...

Orissa Affected By Mysterious Fever

Officials in Orissa were bewildered as about 3,000 people in the steel town were affected by a mysterious viral fever. ....The fever was first reported in a small group at a slum// cluster in Panposh on the outskirts of Rourkela, famous for its steel plant, Monday. Since then, it has rapidly spread to other parts of the town. ....The high fever is accompanied by vomiting, headache and acute col...

Mystery behind the Formation of Vertebral Precursors Unraveled

Snail belongs to the extensively studied family of transcription factors. The Snail factors are known to control the transition of the epithelium to a mesenchyme state in cancer. //They are thought to play a role in controlling tumor invasion. ..Jacqueline Kim Dale, Ph.D., formerly a Senior Research Associate at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, and Olivier Pourquié, Ph.D., Stowers Ins...

Cholesterol mystery solved through research mice

Researchers at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine developed a breed of research mice to decipher the complexities of cholesterol//. ..It studies how "good" cholesterol is used by the body to protect against heart attacks and strokes. ..According to John S. Parks, Ph.D., from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, “Being able to develop drugs to raise levels of good cholesterol de...

Bird Flu Not The Cause For Mysterious Bird Deaths

The mysterious deaths of hundreds of birds in Peshawar and adjacent areas have been cleared of bird flu. // Sending hundreds of blood samples to the National Veterinary Research Laboratory, Islamabad for testing the Livestock Disease Investigation chief said that no case of bird flu was detected in the mysteriously dead birds. The deaths of the birds had scared the people of the area following co...

Mystery Behind Lens Cleansing Solution and Eye Infection Unresolved

Health officials, investigating the incidence of fungal infection in Bausch and Lomb lens wearers are still confused about the cause of// the infection. The only association arrived at is that nearly 50% of those who had contracted the fungal infection had used a lens cleansing solution, manufactured by Bausch and Lomb. ..Bausch & Lomb, who are producers of both contact lens and lens solution, f...

Discovery Of New Molecule Could Solve Cancer Spread Mystery

A new study published in the May issue of Cancer Cell says that scientists have identified a new molecule that could resolve the mystery of how cancer progresses.// This molecule was found to inhibit the progression of lethal malignant glioma cells both in vivo as well as in vitro. .. ..This study reinforces the concept that successful small molecule kinase inhibitors must display a broad reactiv...

Mystery Behind Sleepiness After the Meal Revealed

According to research taking a siesta after a heart meal is quite natural, as scientists have discovered that the brain cells stop producing signals after a meal//. ....This new discovery could pave way for treating obesity and eating disorders as well as understanding levels of consciousness. ....'It has been known for a while that people and animals can become sleepy and less active after a m...

Hidden Mysteries Of The Universe - US Telescope Scans

The Massachusetts observatory unveiled light signals transmitted to Earth by extraterrestrials by a new telescope//. ..It will cover 100,000 times the amount of sky covered by current equipment -according to the developers of the new telescope. ....Space exploration and funding the telescope's development are the Planetary Society’s work. ....Betts said: It is the alien civilizations, whom use...

Transport of Proteins Unravels the Mystery behind Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases are diseases which occur due to progressive degeneration of the nerves across the body. Some of the important and fatal diseases are Huntington's, ALS and Kennedy disease. // Researchers have found that the main causes for such diseases are the blockage of the transport of proteins within cells. Hence they feel that once the mechanism underlying the cell transport is u...

Mobile Phone Messages Assists in Unraveling Murder Mystery

It was a well-planned honeymoon murder, worked out to the last detail. But the mobile phone messages proved their undoing and helped// nail a new bride and her lover in the crime. ....The murder last Sunday of 30-year-old Anantharaman amid the idyllic locales of this tourist resort in Kerala's Idukki district had been scripted by his wife, 24-year-old Vidyalakshmi, and her lover, before the newly...

No Clue to Cause of Mystery Illnesses

Several health problems have been reported by residents living near the former VA Tech Peebles factory in Pilton in the years following the massive fire which ripped// through this industrial site in 1999. ....About 40 people reported common health problems such as eczema, asthma, psoriasis and thyroid irregularities, However environment and health experts have found no evidence of a link betwee...

Scientists Unravel the Mystery behind Calbindin-D28K Protein

Researcher Dr. John Cavanagh in association with fellow researchers from the Mayo Clinic and Duke University explain in detail about the shape function //and structure of the protein, calbindin-D28K. ..They analyzed the protein with great accuracy and studied its interaction with the other proteins to develop drugs against neurodegenerative diseases. The researchers published the findings in the...

Mystery of the dead crocodiles solved

..Scientists believe that they might have finally cracked the mystery of the deaths of thousands of baby crocodiles in captivity in the Top End.// ..Eye and throat disease had killed the young farmed crocodiles at four of the Top End's five crocodile farms in recent past weeks. ..Veterinary pathologist Dr Ian Jerrett said, "Preliminary data suggests the unusually cold dry season and exposure of...

Solution to Bacterial Mystery Promises New Drugs

A 25-year quest to identify the first biochemical step that many disease-causing bacteria use to build their membranes has led to a discovery //that holds promise for effective, new antibiotics against these bacteria, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The finding is significant because the biochemical step the antibiotic would block is not used by humans. Theref...

Treatment of SARS Still a Mystery

A new study commissioned by the World Health Organization has suggested that doctors are still clueless as to what, if any, treatments may work against SARS// in the event of the return of the dreaded disease. ....Some 70 studies that was conducted during and after the 2003 outbreak that killed 44 people in Toronto did not find much evidence of any treatments employed that had any effect on the...

Clues to the Mystery of Lou Gehrig's Disease

Researchers have recently reported clues to unraveling the mystery of the disease best known for striking down New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig nearly 70 years ago//. ..According to Virginia Lee, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania a team of researchers has identified the misfolded protein that causes both Lou Gehrig's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as well as a les...

Mystery illness takes 18 lives in Panama

Health officials in Panama are puzzled over the 18 deaths caused by an unknown sickness. Of the 18, 13 died last week suffering from fever//, diarrhoea and partial paralysis. ..According to the Health Minister Camilo Alleyne, kidney and nervous tissue damage was detected by the tests conducted on the 18 victims, which suggested poisoning. .."The studies of kidney and nervous tissue showed damag...

Mystery outbreak causes Canadian University to shut down

A mysterious viral outbreak has forced a Canadian University to shut down as it has struck 100 students on campus. // This is thought to be a Norwalk-type virus that has affected several on the campus of Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and in the surrounding university town of Sackville. ....Public health officials have been asked by university officials to investigate the outbreak. .....
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