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UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium

...to those that would be expected from absorption of naturally occurring uranium. In cases where higher levels ...were found, these were within the normal range for naturally occurring uranium, when re-analyzed. The findings should help to allay fears about the health of m...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

..., the normal version of prion protein, PrPc, found naturally in the brain is corrupted by infectious prions to cause disease. The normal function of PrPc has been unclear. Using cells grown in the lab, the team looked at the effect of high and low levels of normal prion protein on the successful formation of...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

... he explained, is a stimulating effect of radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas element that in high concentrations and long exposures is said to carry serious health risks. At Bad Gastein, low doses of this colourless and odorless gas have been found to boost the ability of human cells to repair them...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...and mental health benefits. * A2 milk - contains naturally produced a2 beta-casein to help avoid health problems linked with plain milk such as coronary heart disease, childhood diabetes and autism. * Manuka honey - healing properties, also used as cure for stomach ulcers. * Herbs and herb-derived produc...

Elevated Carbondioxide may Have Negative Impact on Ecosystem

...oybeans were exposed to elevated CO2. CystPls is naturally produced by soybeans when they are under insect attack. It inhibits further attack once the invader has ingested it. Our results suggest that elevated CO2 increased the susceptibility of soybean to invasive insects by down-regulating the expression o...

Specific Protein is Instrumental in Myelination

...of white matter lesions. A lesion in white matter naturally prompts progenitor cells to replicate and migrate to the site of the lesion where they are involved in remyelination and functional repair. Over-expression (through genetic manipulation) of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) protein promotes bo...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...f a gene named BiK, which expresses a protein that naturally forces cancer cells to kill themselves, in two different types of mice. Boffins created the more lethal mutant and named it BikDD. Untreated control mice in both experiments all died within 40 days, while mice treated with the mutant gene delivered...

Selenium Supplements may Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

...ay increase risk for the disease." Selenium is a naturally occurring trace mineral present in soil and foods. The body needs selenium in minute amounts to aid in metabolism. Saverio Stranges, MD, PhD, lead author of the study, and his team reviewed a study that was designed to assess whether selenium supp...

Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

...acid is converted to methyltetrahydrofolate, found naturally in foods such as leafy green vegetables, legumes and citrus fruits. The body's response to folic acid appears to be complex, says Mason. While fortification of the food supply is clearly beneficial for women of child-bearing age and their offspring...

FDA Approves Phase I Clinical Trial of Topaz Pharmaceuticals' New Head Lice Treatment

...ment of head lice infestations - it will provide a naturally derived treatment that is lethal to lice and nits,...completely novel and kid friendly formulation of a naturally derived, quick acting ingredient which is lethal to head and body lice....

Shed Off Your Shyness With a Nasal Spray!

... and bonding. The mammalian hormone is produced naturally by the body when a person is in love, and it also induces labour in pregnant women. The spray contains a synthetic version of it, created in the laboratory. University researcher Dr Markus Heinrichs says that the spray was found to dramatically ch...

Suntan Helps to Prevent the Cancerous Effects of Ultraviolet Rays

...mage that occurs with exposure to UV light, either naturally from the sun or artificially at a tanning salon. The research is published in the July 2007 issue of the Harvard Health Letter....

Shoulder Protection by Throwing Motion in Baseball Players

... their chance of injury. Some shoulder motion is naturally lost through aging. Dr. Mair says that the throwing shoulder does not lose as much external rotation. An adult will never have as much shoulder motion as a nine year-old, he explains. To evaluate the adaptive changes in the shoulder joint of overhe...

Scorpion Venom may Help Treat Cancer

...ent of a wide range of cancers . Scorpions occur naturally in parts of Africa, America, India and the Caribbean. The majority of scorpions are harmless to human beings although the sting is extremely painful and requires treatment. Researchers have found that when applied to tumours, the chemical chlorotoxi...

Worms are Killing the Planet

...t that should be considered more seriously. Worms naturally produce nitrous oxide gases when they are put into...nhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Red worms appear naturally in country compost heaps but over the past decade or so a thriving trade has grown up in domestic wo...

Diet and Exercise Helps Reduce Weight After Pregnancy

...eight after pregnancy than dieting alone . Women naturally gain weight during pregnancy and many gradually lose it afterwards, but some women find it difficult to lose this additional weight. This retained body weight may be one factor that contributes to obesity among women. Many women are keen to find ways...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...herself last year. Her son, Cameron, was conceived naturally and this was hailed in some quarters as proof that...bies have three times the rate of birth defects of naturally conceived infants. This question of second-generation infertility is an area of particular interes...

Animal Research Uncovers Another Mechanism of Cholesterol Lowering Drug

... Until more research is done in animal models that naturally express the protein, it is difficult to say whether this would apply to humans, said Yu....

New Device Developed to Eliminate Superbugs Within Minutes

...rs claim to have invented a device that mimics the naturally disinfecting quality of fresh air by pumping a continuing stream of reactive hydrogen radicals into the atmosphere , killing microbes within minutes. Scientists say the Air Disinfector can be used to purge hospital wards of superbugs. "The same r...

New Technique to Measure Xanthone in Mangosteen

...lows for easy identification of the xanthone found naturally in the mangosteen fruit." Research lab ChromaDex developed the standards, and in accordance with AOAC protocol, performed a single lab validation to quantify xanthones through comparison measurement of detector response factors of individual xantho...

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