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Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States

...ly qualified but holds a doctorate in reproductive physiology and is an owner and director of two USD infertility clinics, the Kentucky Center for Reproductive Medicine and IVF [in vitro fertilization], and the Andrology Institute of America. Dr. Zavos has formed a partnership with Italian reproductive special...

Geriatric heart patients benefit from extra weight

...re physicians and surgeons need to learn about the physiology of older patients. Doctors connected with the study point out that by exploring what happens to people as they age, one will have the information to tailor one's care to this patient population....

Gene is related to premature ageing disease

...is gene is one of the major genes that lead to the physiology of mammals and reside in mammalian cell nucleus. Fibroblasts from the individual with the disease have severe abnormalities in the nuclear envelope structure. Scientists have not only identified the gene responsible for the progeria syndrome, but t...

Inherent similarities in identical twins may not be so strong

...mental factors can bring so much difference in the physiology of the twins that even cancer can occur in one and not in another. Researchers had looked into the blood test samples of 40 pairs of twins, along with their health records and had found that the genetic similarities in gene expressions were most fo...

Monkeys offer genetic clues to adult blindness

... William W. Dawson, professor of ophthalmology and physiology in the University of Florida and other researchers, studied seven genetic sites in the monkeys that correspond to human chromosomes linked to macular disease. One of the areas, the findings confirm, contains genes that predict age-related macular d...

Insight for Hot Flashes In Postmenopausal Women

...rmth to a feeling of being on fire. Although the physiology of hot flashes has been studied for more than 30 years, no one is completely sure why or how they occur. One possible explanation has to do with an individual’s tolerance for temperature changes. One line of research shows that women who have hot fla...

Fat Cell Protein Hits Type-2 Diabetes

... Acpr30," said Dr. Allen Cherrington, professor of physiology at Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville. "It could be one key in helping us find new ways to lower glucose profiles in type-2 diabetics and slow the development of disease." Acrp30 is a very large protein and it can only be given by inj...

Nobel Prize for Medicine

...lston have been jointly awarded the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine. The prize has been awarded by the Nobel assembly at Karolinksa Institute for 2002 for their discoveries concerning genetic regulation// of organ development and programmed cell death. Sydney Brenner realized, in the early 1960’s, that f...

The Future Pattern Of Weight Gain Is Laid As Early As Three Years Of Age

...do Health Sciences Center, say the nature of human physiology is such that it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to maintain a healthy bodyweight with a low level of physical activity ... Increasing physical activity must be a part of any national prevention efforts for weight gain....

Earlier the better to start healthy diets

...i T. Raitakari, an associate professor of clinical physiology at Turku University is the lead researcher. "We ...erm benefits," said Dr. Robert Eckel, professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of Colorado, and president of the American Heart Association. "The ...

US Academy honors 15 for major contributions to science

... Institute, and associate professor, department of physiology and biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle. Chun was chosen "for creative use of behavioral, brain-imaging, and neuropsychological evidence to elucidate the interplay of conscious and unconscious processes in perception, memory, and learning."...

Visualization Found To Be Largely Dependent On The Brain

...e most striking observations in the study of human physiology is the dependence of the human life on the master control, or the brain. Scientists have been baffled for centuries, exploring the functionality of the human brain. Research related to how the brain visualizes and recognizes what has been visualize...

Sleep Science awakens from deep slumber!

...ference on ‘Monitoring sleep and sleepiness - from physiology to new sensors’ which will be held in Switzerland 29-30 May 2006.”...

Disturbance in Serotonin Levels Result in Reduced Gasping In Kids with SIDS

..., a professor of neurology, cellular and molecular physiology at Yale University said that breathing rhythms and the ability to gasp are developed in infants in the womb but this study helps in the identification of the cause of SIDS....

A (hearts) thumbs up for cardiologists in heart examinations

...nd it focused on four aspects of competency: heart physiology knowledge, auditory skills, visual skills, and integration of auditory and visual skills using computer graphic animations and virtual patient examinations. In the conclusion provided by the authors, "Cardiac examination skills do not improve after ...

A Unique Technique To Visualize How The heart functions Developed

...r Guy Salama, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and physiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine said that obtaining images like these had long been a challenge due to confounding motions of the heart. Dr. Salama teamed up with Alan Waggoner, Ph.D., and Lauren Ernst, Ph.D., of Carnegie Mellon's ...

Enhancing Infants Immune System

...rns' altered immune response: adenosine alters the physiology of white cells to suppress production of TNF-alpha (but not of IL-6) when TLRs are stimulated. When Levy's team used antagonists to inhibit adenosine's activity, newborns' white blood cells produced normal, adult levels of TNF-alpha in response to ba...

Milking the ship of the desert for 'white gold'

...horse, camel and human milk respectively, says the physiology professor, who has studied the nutritional and medical benefits of camel milk along with other scientists at Ben-Gurion University in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. Camel milk, which has a subtle difference in taste and is somewhat thinner...

Milking the ship of the desert for 'white gold'

...horse, camel and human milk respectively, says the physiology professor, who has studied the nutritional and medical benefits of camel milk along with other scientists at Ben-Gurion University in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. Camel milk, which has a subtle difference in taste and is somewhat thinner...

Australian Medical Students Lack Anatomy Knowledge

...in the teaching hours for biochemistry, pathology, physiology and other basic sciences. Some medical students even find it difficult to locate the prostate gland or describe a healthy liver. A medical student is said to have identified a part of the heart during a liver operation to be the patients liver. I...

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