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Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...y we are trying new approaches such as this one as part of SPORE," says Dr. Abbruzzese....

A Spoonful of Sugar can Melt Away the Pounds

...ven help dieters stick to their eating plans. As part of a 12-week programme, 69 overweight women (average age 41 years; average body mass index [BMI] 32 kg/m2) were given advice on either diet, physical activity or both. A fourth group acting as the 'control' received no advice. Measures of body fat...

Smoking Linked to Lower Parkinson's Disease Risk

...colleagues has confirmed these suggestions. As a part of their study the researchers pooled data from 11,809 individuals (2,816 individuals with Parkinson's disease and 8,993 controls of the same age and sex but without Parkinson's disease) involved in 11 studies conducted between 1960 and 2004. They...

Replacement Drivers Lend a Helping Hand to the Drunk and Stranded in Korea

...rs home. Their work has become such an essential part of life in Seoul and other major cities of South Korea that the national statistical office last year began monitoring the price of replacement driver services as an element in calculating the benchmark consumer price index. An estimated 100,000 repl...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...ting ones. For patients whose strokes have damaged part of the motor cortex and subcortex, this means that...t. This experience, it turns out, may be a crucial part of the relearning process. Robotic devices are also well suited to repetitive movement therapy bec...

A Balanced Diet can Keep Asthma, Wheezing at Bay in Teens

... diet, composed of whole foods," she added. As a part of the study the researchers observed 12th-grade s...h. I would encourage them to make healthy eating a part of their daily routine, and stress to them that smoking is bad," Dr Burns said. Researchers emphas...

Smoking Speeds Up Muscle Loss

... balance, gait speed, falls, and fractures. As a part of their study the researchers analysed 16 people in their mid sixties who were selected because of their similar lifestyles in terms of alcohol consumption and physical activity. They were all considered to be healthy, with no symptoms of lung di...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

...y genes. "At best, it seems numts are a neutral part of our genome. If anything, they may be mildly negative since long repeat sequences can be unstable or get inserted inside genes and disrupt them," said Katsanis. The researchers believe they have uncovered a possible reason why these potentially d...

Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

...sessed 3,654 individuals age 49 and older who were part of the Blue Mountains Eye Study, an ongoing examination of visual disorders in the Blue Mountains area west of Sydney. When the participants enrolled in the study, between 1992 and 1994, they were assessed for overall visual impairment and its two ma...

Amorous African Fish Exchange Electric Pulses While Mating

...s could serve. Now, scientists know the fields are part of an "electric sense" used for both navigation an... that electrical signaling may have been shaped in part by sexual selection, the evolutionary process responsible for many animals' elaborate decorative fea...

Ice Bath by Sports Star Questioned

...lacebo effect on those who take the cold bath. Its part of their ritual, it finishes off the endurance test, and many clearly report that it makes them feel better."...

Reduction in Drug Costs

...he first year. Antihypertensive drugs are a major part of national drug expenditure in developed countries, where as many as one person in ten is treated for hypertension. The different classes of antihypertensive are all effective but their costs vary widely. Thiazides, for example, are a tenth of the p...

MEN as Partners to MEND Maternal Health A World Population Day Initiative

... maternal health. "If the world is to save any part of its resources for the future, it must reduce not only consumption but the number of consumers." B.F. Skinner, psychologist and author Encore, we say and spread the message of lean, healthy and happy families....

Apple a Day Keeps Asthma Away

... I would encourage them to make healthy eating a part of their daily routine, and stress to them that smoking is bad. Researchers emphasized that fresh fruits make for convenient snacks. They also suggest preparing a simple, daily family meal, as a method to promote both communication and good nutrition...

Armani to Launch First Spa in Tokyo

...er in Ginza, one of Tokyo's ritziest districts, as part of its strategy to lure customers in Japan, already the company's largest market. The 6,000 square-meter (65,000 square-foot) complex opening on November 8 will include a spa as well as a restaurant to "offer a complete lifestyle," the group said i...

Milk and Dairy Products Protect Against metabolic Syndrome

... 2375 men aged between 45 and 59, all of whom were part of a long term study on health, known as the Caerp...t on health, say the authors. But dairy produce is part of a healthy diet and its consumption should be promoted, they conclude....

Analysis of Hemoglobin Level Control in Dialysis Patients

...evel. Thus anemia correction is a very significant part of the dialysis process. One significiant treatment in anemaia, which encourages the production of red blood cells in bone marrow is the drug called erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs). This treatment has been a major break through in anemia tr...

WBC Selective About Sugar

... killers. White blood cells (WBC) form an integral part of blood. They are the policeman guarding our internal body. They protect our body from various kinds of infections caused by bacteria and fungi by spotting and wiping out any intruder that invades the body. A new study shows that neutrophils may in ...

Cocaine Exposure can Alter Neuronal Development in Zebrafish

...ver, the extent of the damage and whether it is in part due to confounding environmental, genetic or physiological factors remains controversial. Using a specifically developed zebrafish, the researchers, Drs. Eva Shang and Irina Zhdanova, found that prenatal exposure to cocaine, in concentrations comp...

Scientists Identified Obesity Control Switch

...t PRDM16 triggered formation of brown fat cells in part by turning on a metabolic pathway controlled by PGC-1alpha, which was discovered in Spiegelman's lab, and the gene UCP1, which allows cells to release large amounts of energy as heat. If continued research demonstrates that engineering fat precurso...

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