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Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...ht instead inflame the body's arteries and cripple protective substances in the blood. Elevated MPO levels sig...n create unstable plaques. MPO also hampers the protective effects of high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and reduces the availability of nitric oxide, ...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...eeded to build plaques. Further evidence for the protective role of normal prion proteins is provided by mutated versions that are linked to genetic forms of prion disease because beta-amyloid fragments are able to form when the normal prion protein is corrupted by genetic mutation. Professor Hooper conclud...

Yawning Actually Helps You Keep Awake

...earchers say that contagious yawning is an evolved protective mechanism in our brain that makes a group more alert. The researchers spent months observing 44 students, investigating why they yawned and what was the outcome of yawning. They found that the physical mechanism of yawning cooled the brain, and...

A New Therapy to Protect Cancer Patients Against Infertility

...andomised controlled trial to assess the long term protective effect of this treatment, she said. GnRH analogues are commonly used in the management of womens disorders that are dependent on oestrogen production, and in IVF therapies. Dr. Stern and her team studied women between the ages of 18 and 35 years wh...

Pumpkins Could Be Showing Insulin Injections The Door Soon

...an healthy rats. According to the scientists, the protective effect of pumpkin is thought to be due to antioxidants and D-chiroinositol, a molecule that mediates insulin activity. At the same time the scientists caution that though extracts from the vegetable would dramatically reduce the amount of insulin n...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

...neurons die because of a crippling of a particular protective enzyme that eliminates potentially damaging reactive oxygen species normally generated in the cells power plants, called mitochondria. David Park, of the Ottawa Health Research Institute, and colleagues published their findings in the July 5, 2007 i...

Smoking Linked to Lower Parkinson's Disease Risk

...write Other tobacco products also appeared to be protective - men who smoked pipes or cigars had a 54 percent ... smoke such as nicotine or carbon monoxide exert a protective effect and promote survival of dopaminergic neurons; or cigarette smoke alters the activity of metab...

Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

...hen a person takes an antibiotic, any bug having a protective mutation against the drug survives. These drug-resistant microbes quickly accumulate useful mutations, and share them with other bacteria through conjugation. The researchers analysed the enzyme relaxase that plays a crucial role in conjugation. I...

Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

...that habitually high intakes of dietary folate are protective against colorectal cancer. Mason explains, however, that There are several reasons why we may have inadvertently created the opposite effect with folic acid fortification. First, folates pivotal role in DNA synthesis also makes it a potential growt...

Dotted All Over? - Count Yourself Lucky

...r of an individual's rate of ageing. Telomeres are protective bundles of DNA found at the end of chromosomes in all cells. As cells divide, the telomeres shorten until a point where the chromosomes become unstable. The cell may then stop dividing or die. The scientists compared the twins and found that par...

Wear Headgear While Playing Soccer

...ssions the only effective solution is wearing soft protective headgear, as shown by Dr. Scott Delaney, Research ...dy may help convince parents and players that soft protective soccer headgear can be an effective part of a comprehensive plan to reduce the number of head injuri...

AIDS can Be Prevented by Using Diaphragm During Intercourse

...to all participants, the trial found no additional protective benefit against HIV infection from adding the diaphragm plus lubricant in the intervention arm, said the trials lead investigator, Nancy Padian, PhD, director of UCSFs Womens Global Health Imperative. The study, to be published online in The Lancet...

Diaphragms offer no extra protection Against HIV

...ourse, Padian was quoted."We were hoping to find a protective effect. ... It's taken me a long time to get over ...at the diaphragm does not warrant being used as a protective device now....

Suntan Helps to Prevent the Cancerous Effects of Ultraviolet Rays

...ng pathway that might give fair-skinned people the protective benefits of having a tan without going through the hazards of getting one.The safe tan would be one produced by activating the skins tanning process without running the risk of the DNA damage that occurs with exposure to UV light, either naturally fr...

Human Trial for Universal Influenza Vaccine Underway

...ccine is the first example of a vaccine inducing a protective immune response that normally does not occur in nature, for example following infection by a virus or a bacterium. At the moment, Phase I clinical trials on humans are underway - that is, the candidate vaccine is being administered to a small group...

Three Gene Variants Could Hold Key for HIV Vaccine: Study

...inding will lead to a vaccine that would boost the protective effects of one or more of these genes, and help the body's own immune system overcome an infection. One gene variant looks specially promising, the scientists said in a study to appear in the Friday edition of the journal Science. "These results ...

Experts Identify Vaccine Target for HIV

...for an HIV vaccine that would work by boosting the protective effects of one or more of these genes, and help the bodys own immune system overcome an infection. One of the genes looks particularly attractive as a vaccine target. These findings represent only the first of what investigators said will be a seri...

Longer Term Breast-feeding Reduces the Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women

...e health implications this time demonstrating its protective benefits for the mother, Dr Keshavarz added. The study found that breast-feeding for 13 or more months was associated with a reduced risk of developing RA. For women with between 1 and 12 months history of breast feeding, the odds ratio was 0.74, w...

Angelina Jolie Wants No Fewer Than 14 Kids!

...e that. It was from my representative trying to be protective of me, but it was excessive and I wouldn't have pu...nued. "It was from my representatives trying to be protective of me but it was excessive and I wouldn't have put it out there. But it's all right and nobody was f...

Alcohol Consumption may Help to Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

...found that three units of alcohol a week exhibited protective effects and ten units a week were more protective still. An alcohol consumption of three units per week or more was found to reduce the risk by smokin...

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