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Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...l, it must get many nutrients-proteins, sugars and precursors for DNA-to survive and grow. While it obtains some of these by digesting the red blood cell's hemoglobin, it must get the rest from outside the cell. The parasite creates tiny channels in the red blood cell membrane, through which it can absorb nutri...

Lecithin lowers cholesterol absorption in body

... naturally occurring or derived from their natural precursors which could lead directly to development of new compounds for lowering cholesterol. Koo anticipates that regulatory barriers to such development will be low.Koo says people with normal cholesterol and no family history of cardiovascular disease shoul...

Diabetes could become an epidemic

...sulin resistance and glucose intolerance which are precursors of type two diabetes. There are differing views as to how the figures will grow over the coming years. Currently 2% of the population has diabetes, of which 90 to 95pc have type two diabetes. There is a higher incidence of diabetes, from 3pc to 5pc,...

Children’s Cholesterol Matter

...ife. "Autopsy studies in children have found that precursors of coronary heart disease, such as fatty streaks and lesions in the arteries, are associated with cholesterol and other fats in the blood."...

Stem cells form blood vessels

...o develop into the various types of cells that are precursors to mature tissue. From this colony, the researchers extracted cells that were following a linage that would lead to mature endothelial cells. These were further cultured and some eventually formed primitive vascular structures. Some of the cells wer...

Aspirin reduces skin cancer Risk

...aspirin had a reduced number of sunspots which are precursors to skin cancer//. The study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Aspirin is a cyto-oxygenase (COX) enzyme inhibitor, which suppresses the activity of this enzyme and its expression. The COX gene is gene coded which i...

Do not get unduly stressed or emotional as it may affect the heart!

...ts might reduce stress in the short term, they are precursors to an unhealthy lifestyle and risk factors to cardio vascular disease. In the words of Russ Newman, Ph.D., J.D., APA executive director for professional practice,” Achieving a healthy lifestyle comes from adopting behaviours over time that help to m...

Oral Cancer: Awareness is Not Equivalent To Knowledge

...ere aware that white patches in the mouth could be precursors of oral cancer. The research also found that the high-risk groups like smokers and tobacco chewers had a meager knowledge of the condition. "This article is based on a research paper that appears in the 11 February edition of the British Dental Jou...

Huntington's sufferers have reason to cheer: sufferings might have an end!!!

...e substituted with striatal neuroblasts and neural precursors obtained from embryos after elective abortion. In the words of the authors, 'The future therapeutic strategy against the disease probably relies on a combination of principles, neuroprotection, and neuronal replacement. Neuro-protection could stop...

Mystery behind the Formation of Vertebral Precursors Unraveled

...yclic manner during the formation of the vertebral precursors in the mouse and chick embryo. The findings wer...the slow and meticulous formation of the vertebral precursors in the embryo. They did a detail analysis of this issue at the molecular level and made effort to un...

Anemia from Malaria Linked to a Protein MIF

...ritis or some cancers. Using immature blood cell precursors grown in a dish, the research team showed that adding MIF to the cells decreases both the final number and maturity of red blood cells. The researchers believe this effect can lead to anemia. When infected with plasmodium, mice genetically engineer...

Researchers Have Linked Rett Syndrome to Mitochondrial Gene

...ice lacking Mecp2 and normal mice. They fed energy precursors to the mitochondria and measured how much energy t...n, called complex III. If the researchers supplied precursors that are used by mitochondria before the third step, the mitochondria from the mutant animals made s...

New Discovery Shows That Brain Could repair Itself After Stroke

...owever, because it is hard to grow tissue specific precursors in the laboratory and it is difficult to deliver them to diffuse disease sites in the body without stimulating an immune response." "The results that we present here suggest a general model of stem cell expansion that applies to many precursor cell...

Only A Few Differentiating Factors Between Adult And Stem Cells

... transferring their nuclear contents into egg cell precursors called oocytes or by fusion with embryonic stem cells, earlier studies showed. Those findings provided evidence that unfertilized eggs and embryonic stem cells contain factors that can confer pluripotency to differentiated cells, Yamanaka said. "...

Risk Of Colorectal Polyps Recurrence Can Be Controlled By Rofecoxib

...o as 'polyps,' adenomas are benign tumors that are precursors to colon cancer, and are commonly found in older adults in the United States and worldwide. The APPROVe (Adenomatous Polyp Prevention on Vioxx) study was a randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind trial funded by Merck Research Laboratories. St...

Transplant Cures Rats’ Type 2 Diabetes without Need for Immune Suppression Drug

... increasing." The treatment approach transplants precursors of the pancreas from embryonic pigs. In a previous study, Hammerman and co-developer Sharon A. Rogers, research instructor in medicine, showed that they could transplant the cells in a way that lets them grow into insulin producers without triggering...

New Angiogenesis Finding May Help Fight Cancer Growth

...n three dimensions, to form the tubes that are the precursors to new blood vessels," Bresnick says. "Then we got excited." Further tests showed that NK-B could inhibit angiogenesis in four ways. It prevents the production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a key stimulator of blood-vessel formation...

The interplay of genes, diet and heart disease

...nt, as it might help reduce the risk of developing precursors to heart disease." The carriers of the variant who ate more than six percent of total calories from omega-6s had a 21 percent increase in triglyceride levels, as well as an approximately 34 percent elevation of certain atherogenic lipoprotein particl...

Seven Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer Risk

... development of breast cancer. Fat tissue converts precursors in the body into estrogen, keeping the hormone in circulation even when ovarian production stops at menopause. Alcohol: Women who consume even a few drinks per week raise their risk for breast cancer. Scientists aren’t sure why; it may be that al...

Doctors Asked to Play ‘Peeping Tom ‘ in Their Patients’ Lies

...s of their patients.// Sexual problems could be precursors of other ailments says lead researcher Dr. Rosemary Basson of the British Columbia Center for Sexual Medicine in Vancouver. The scientist and her team published findings based on the examination of medical databases in The Lancet. The rese...

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