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Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

...a natural substance that has been shown to protect rat brains from stroke, to tissue deep inside rat brains. In an interview, Frey said this finding is significant because researchers think this same ...

Hormone Deficiency Results In Miscarriage

...father. And the new findings from experiments with rat and human cells suggests that some women who cannot sustain a pregnancy may be unable to control these immune reactions. The study showed that CRH is produced by the early embryo and plays a major role in the implantation of the embryo in the endom...

Beer does good

...disease. Scientists in Canada carried out tests on rat lenses and found antioxidants, like those in beers, protected cells in the eye which, if damaged, lead to an increase in cataracts. Scientists have identified that high glucose levels damage key elements of cells called the mitochondria. These are ...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain

...a natural substance that has been shown to protect rat brains from stroke, to tissue deep inside rat brains.//They presented their findings at the American Stroke Association's 26th International Strok...

AIDS toll set to exceed Black Death

...cterium carried by rats. Infection spreads through rat flea bites. "Despite the impressive advances in medicine since then, HIV/AIDS is likely to surpass the Black Death as the worst pandemic ever. If we don't improve access to treatment in the next 10-15 years we could have as many as 65 million death...

Useful Cancer drug stops tumour blood supply

...ood cells from forming in cancer-prone cultures of rat artery cells and prevented tumour formation in mice specially bred to develop breast cancer. The findings suggest that anti-angiogenesis can be achieved by reducing copper levels - a previously unknown approach to controlling tumours....

Brain cells protected by new compounds

... damage, by keeping cells alive. For example, in a rat model of stroke, animals receiving the compounds survived far longer than those that did not. In another study, p53 inhibitors seemed to protect brain cells from beta amyloid, the toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. However, more work ...

Children who used anaesthesia drugs could suffer brain damage

...esthesia. The researchers also found that in every rat brain that was examined, moderately severe brain cell death had occurred in several brain regions, including the hippocampus. The researchers also found that in both rats, those one month of age and those in their adulthood, the anaesthesia had cause...

Teen brain changes increase cigarette addiction

...se who take up the habit as adults, suggests a new rat study.// Previous studies have suggested that the earlier someone starts smoking, the more likely they are to be life-long smokers and the more trouble they have in kicking their addiction, says Edward Levin, who led the study at the Duke University...

Ginseng Associated with Pregnancy Risks

... ginsenoside exerts a direct teratogenic effect on rat embryos: that is to say it is capable of causing malformations in rat embryos . However more research is called for to assess the possible effects of ginseng on human pr...

Rat joins list of cloned animals

...ill aid in the development of genetically modified rat models of greater predictability and quality. Scientific results obtained from these models will contribute to the development of innovative therapeutics for major pathologies such as cardiovascular diseases, //cancers, obesity, diabetes and neurolo...

Rat Genetic Code Mapped

The rat is only the third species to be sequenced to such ...e in December 2002.It confirms that the laboratory rat is in fact a good choice for medical research. Almost all human genes associated with diseases have ...

How Good Are Vitamins For You ?

...activation of the lipoprotein-breakdown pathway in rat and mouse liver cells. Thus, the liver destroyed fewer of the bad lipoproteins. Though direct tests on people to explore liver function are difficult, observational studies show a diet rich in polyunsaturated fats increases blood levels of lipid per...

Fasting, Feasting Your Way To Health

...ood and found some of the benefits reported in the rat study. In an article in The Lancet last month, Mattson raised doubts about some of our cherished notions about mealtimes. The evidence that breakfast is good for you is, he suggests, mixed. One study found that skipping breakfast was associated wit...

Expose on eating disorders!! Scientists trace “brain’s eating control center pathway”

...rain!! To start with they have experimented on the rat brain and they are very enthusiastic about the findings, as this is the first time that such advances have been made vis-à-vis eating disorders. Specific sets of brain cells respond to hormones, among them two proteins called leptin //and n...

New molecule to treat brain disorders found

...the brain and nervous system. When tested on rat brain cells in the laboratory, the molecule, adenosine, mimicked the beneficial effects of naturally occurring chemicals known as nerve growth factors. Nerve growth factors can prevent cell death in the brain, but, because of their size,// ar...

Rats dream about running mazes...

... dream! And guess what they dream about? Their own rat races! Read on to know more!!!!!!!!!! A stu...gy, proves that rats are capable of dreaming about rat races and that they might in the long run help scientists understand how the human mind works. ...

Brain Cell Repair Loss disclosed

...ors took lab-grown nerve cells from the retinas of rat embryos and newborns and compared growth rates. Su...st of growth-enhancing biochemicals, the embryonic rat cell axons grew about 10 times faster, sprouting out at an average speed of about half a millimeter ...

Primates reveal a new dimension to human genome

...technique. So far only a study on the mouse or the rat had enabled understanding the human genome sequence but now a comparative study between human genome sequence and that of the non-human primates has to be elucidated to understand the humans better. An important criterion that has to be kept in mind...

New Blood Thinner Pill - First Potential Alternative to Warfarin in 50 years

Warfarin, originally developed as a rat poison, was first used as a blood thinner in the 1950s. It is still the only oral blood thinner available to protect against clots that can block blood vessels. It is widely prescribed after //strokes, heart attacks and orthopedic surgery and is also...

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