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Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

...nction. It appears to be an adaptive response that protects the body in times of stress or starvation. But in response to other forms of stress such as hypertension, which can lead to cardiovascular disease, autophagy might also lead to harmful changes in the heart muscle, particularly in decompensated hear...

Chromosone Disorders - Unrevealed Facts

...somes, and this ability to adopt double identities protects them from detection by the control centre. We believe that this new fundamental mechanism can help to explain why chromosome disorders are so common in female sex cells, says Professor Christer Hg, leader of the study. The research might eventually...

Boffins Identify Gene That can Protect Humans from Nephronopthisis

...s Treier, group leader at EMBL, as saying. GLIS2 protects adult kidney against cell death by turning off genes that trigger cell death, and that are necessary for the organ development. A change in the GLIS2 function sets off harmful genes leading to large numbers of kidney cells' death.. To see if GLI...

New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

...University of Michigan have discovered a gene that protects us against a serious kidney disease In the current online issue of Nature Genetics they report that mutations in the gene cause nephronopthisis (NPHP) in humans and mice. NPHP is a disease marked by kidney degeneration during childhood that leads ...

Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

... rigid support provided by a functional knee brace protects the graft and improves knee stability and function when the patient returns to sport after surgery and rehabilitation, explains Dr. Birmingham. Others believe that the additional support provided by a brace is not necessary. To address this uncertai...

Protein Interaction is a Drug Target for Blood Clot Prevention

...isruption of the talinalpha-IIb beta 3 interaction protects mice from pulmonary thromboembolism the formation of blood clots in the vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs. Furthermore, this blockade results in very little pathological bleeding, which can often occur when the clotting process ...

Wear Headgear While Playing Soccer

...ns of protection. Interestingly, though headgear protects the areas of the head that are covered, there were no differences in the number of cuts and bruises on the areas of the head and face not covered by it. This was important to examine as many people fear that the use of soccer headgear may make play...

Health Insurance- Play It Safe And Reap The Benefits

... care of costs incurred during hospitalization and protects the policyholder from pre as well as post-hospitalization expenses. An added benefit is that if a policyholder has kept the policy for long, it may serve him even better. For instance, a fresh policy does not cover any pre-existing illness. Says M...

Sensible Diet, Exercise and Weight Control Increases Longevity

...f superoxide dismutase, an antioxidant enzyme that protects cells from damage by highly reactive chemicals called free radicals. Our findings put a mechanism behind what your mother told when you were growing upeat a good diet and exercise, and it will keep you healthy, said White. Diet, exercise and lo...

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

...research has shown that longer term breast-feeding protects mothers from the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis . According to new data presented at EULAR 2007, the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Barcelona, Spain, breast-feeding for a period of thirteen months or more is associated with a l...

Parkinsons Disease Protein Pathway Identified

...ound that the mitochondrial protein PINK1 normally protects cells from oxidative stress and promotes cell survival by regulating function of the protein TRAP1. When PINK1 is mutated, however, the protective TRAP1 pathway is disrupted, leading to mitochondrial damage. Other scientists recently have linked ea...

Interoperative Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients

...pecific area of cancer with this kind of precision protects the skin, heart and lungs from unnecessary radiation, minimizes side effects, and saves the patient a lot of time. Heres how it works: Using a probe attached to the portable intrabeam radiotherapy machine, a single, concentrated dose is inserted d...

Eyelid Spasm can Be Prevented by Coffee Drinking

...r day.Previous studies have suggested that smoking protects against development of blepharospasm, but this Italian study did not show a significant protective effect. Late onset blepharospasm is a dystonia in which the eyelid muscles contract uncontrollably; this starts as involuntary blinking but in extrem...

Protein Pathway Involved in Parkinson Disease Development Identified

...in PINK1 gene (one from each parent) that normally protects cells from oxidative stress and promotes cell survival by regulating function of the protein TRAP1. The Emory researchers found that when PINK1 is mutated, however, the protective TRAP1 pathway is disrupted, leading to mitochondrial damage. They ...

Boffins Link Atkins Diet With Bowel Cancer

...of carbohydrates. The fatty acid butyrate, which protects against colorectal cancer, is produced by bacteria and helps in fighting cancerous cells. Researchers from the Rowett Research Institute, in Aberdeen, found that the widely practised Atkins Diet -can lead to four time reduction in the cancer-fighti...

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy a New Step in Breast Cancer Treatment

...pecific area of cancer with this kind of precision protects the skin, heart and lungs from unnecessary radiation, minimizes side effects, and saves the patient a lot of time." This procedure allays the fear, of many patients going in for lumpectomy surgery to remove the small tumour, of weeks of radiation tr...

Buckyball Has the Ability to Fight Against Allergy: Research

...ay be the basis of aging. "The immune system both protects us and causes harm, so we are always interested in finding new pathways to help manage the harmful effects," said Kepley. The new study findings were published online in the Journal of Immunology....

New Vaccine for CMV Infection

...he mouse vaccine generates an immune response that protects against both infection and development of disease when the virus is present by completely disarming the viruss ability to replicate and establish a persistent infection. Our approach generates an immune response that is different from the normal re...

Human Vaccine for Herpes Virus on the Anvil

...he mouse vaccine generates an immune response that protects against both infection and development of disease when the virus is present by completely disarming the viruss ability to replicate and establish a persistent infection. The work is currently online in advance of publication in the July issue of Jour...

Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV

... chimpanzees. All primates make TRIM5alpha, which protects them from viruses in the same broad category as HIV. But each species makes a slightly altered version, making them immune to different combinations of such viruses. The type that rhesus macaques produce, for example, confers complete resistance to H...

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