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Water regulation in humans

Hopkins medical sleuths found that the absence of a certain protein interferes with the body's ability to regulate its water levels.Reported in the New England journal of medicine,it provides insight into how the kidney works.// .... The protein aquaporin-1has a definitive role in the normal functioning of the kidneys",says Landon King,lead author of the study.The study showed that individual...

New FDA regulations puts some cough syrups off market

The Food and Drug Administration's(FDA) new effort to re-examine very old drugs that began selling before the government ever required proof that drugs worked well, has landed dozens of brands of prescription cough syrup in trouble. Until now FDA stressed that the expectorant, extended-release guaifenesin, is not dangerous. However, the recent crackdown lead to the FDA formally approving sale of...

Platelets May Be The Source Of Gene Regulations

Researchers from University of Utah School of Medicine had reported that a key process in gene regulation could occur in human platelets. These are unique cells that are unusual because they don’t have a nucleus // (anucleate). .. ..Scientists long have thought the transformation of pre-mRNA into mature mRNA—called splicing—happens only in a cell’s nucleus. But using stem cells from human umbilic...

Avenues to opened for medical tourists following relaxation of visa regulations

India has always been looked at by outsiders as the land of mystic magic, serine breath taking beauty, and the harmonious central key to getting in touch with the spiritual side of humanity. However there is more to // this large sub-continent then what meets the eye at first glance that cannot be enjoyed without a real time experience. .. ..Tourism has been a thriving business in India for over...

Novel Rules And Regulations For Cardiovascular Catheterization Labs.

A novel set of regulations was established by The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). ..They were basically for the welfare of the patients// who underwent cardiovascular implantations and other invasive procedures, doctors and other staff members. All the cardiological procedures have become more complex and needs extra care in the sterilization unit. ..These rules...

The “Enough Sleep” Project to study mechanism of sleep regulatin

Researchers from five European countries to collaborate on finding the mechanism involved in sleep regulation, the joint project named as The “Enough Sleep” project is to be head by Professor Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen, // Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki. The project is aimed at finding the mechanisms involved in sleep regulation which would be very useful in understanding the amount...

microRNA And Its Role In Synaptic Regulation

microRNA belong to the non-coding region of the genome. They play a very important role in regulating the other gene activities like synapses. Researchers at Children's Hospital, Boston says that they are involved in the development of the nervous system.// Synapses are the junctions where the brain cells communicate with each other. This region is very important in the process of developing lea...

Nervous System Plays Role In Stem Cell Regulation

Cancer patients whose immune systems are poor may get new hope from a research study conducted by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine which may result in improved stem cell therapies. The research team led by the Mount Sinai School’s// Paul Frenette has discovered that a critical role is played by the nervous system while infusing the bone marrow stem cells into the human bloodstream. ..The blood...

No Smoke Without Fire – Is Benson and Hedges Making Light of Health Regulations

While the government still mulling over the inclusion of graphic pictures on cigarette packets, Benson and Hedges, a tobacco company has raised the ire of anti-smoking// groups, by reinventing the packaging of cigarettes in tins which carry health warnings in the form of stickers that can be easily removed. .. ..Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) director, Becky Freeman, is mighty peeved with th...

Bill for Formal Regulation of Tanning Salons

Ken Macintosh, the Labour MSP for Eastwood plans to publish a private member's bill for regulating tanning salons in order to ban children from their premises.// This is part of a clampdown against Scotland's rising incidents of skin cancer. ..Coin-operated and unsupervised sun beds are to be banned as a part of this proposal. More information was also required to be published on the health ris...

Study Highlights Appetite Regulation Pathway, New Hope for Weight Loss

Researchers have now identified a signaling pathway in the brain, which has been found a crucial role in regulating food intake. Furthermore, this pathway linked to the development of diabetes //and cancer could pave way for novel weight loss methods in obese individuals. ....Scientists from UC's Genome Research Institute demonstrated that the signaling pathway mTOR--activated by nutrient and ho...

WHO Calls For More Regulation On Tobacco Products

Concerned over the rapid spread and growing variety of unregulated tobacco products, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for urgent and broader regulation // to prevent more than five million deaths each year attributed to nicotine use. ..The agency also called for anti-tobacco programmes, especially aimed at adolescent girls, among whom the rate of smoking was apparently increasing. ....

Protein’s role in regulating cell death sets direction for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer reseach

A protein called calpain can play a key role in regulating cell death, a Queen’s University study has found. Proof has been raised by these scientists //that calpain may be used to promote cell death in cancer cells but can be directed to prevent cell death such as in neuronal cells in the case of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. ......Dr. Greer is a Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine with...

Site of Sleep Regulation Identified in Fruit Flies

Site of the brain responsible for sleep regulation has been identified in fruit flies. This area which was previously known for its role in learning and memory will help to further the study on sleep regulation and its role in memory. // The research was conducted by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. ..Despite its importance in everyday human function, very little i...

Mechanism of Stem Cell Regulation Identified

According to the Professor Jonas Frisén who is at the Karolinska Institutet they have found ways to control the rate at which new cells are being produced// by individual intestinal stem cell. The result of the study was published in the journal Cell. The research feels that this might help in the development of new drugs for diseases such as neurological disorders and anemia. In most organs of t...

Natural Approach to Immune Regulation May Help Transplant Patients

A molecule expressed during pregnancy seems to turn down the immune system, making it more tolerant of welcome visitors such as a fetus or maybe a transplanted heart//, researchers say. ....Human leukocyte antigen G, or HLA-G, is a member of a gene family called major histocompatibility complex that provokes an immune response, says Dr. Anatolij Horuzsko, reproductive immunologist at the Medical...

Regulation of Infertility Clinics Needed

The need for regulation of infertility clinics has been highlighted again by the preliminary judgement yesterday in the 'embryo' case according to Senator Mary Henry.// ....Eight years ago Senator Henry, a medical doctor, had put forward a private members bill to regulate such clinics. Recently, Health Minister Mary Harney asked her Department to prepare legislation for the regulation of assiste...

Brain Regulation Present Even In Spineless Creatures

At a meeting of scientists in Australia, University of Oregon biologist Nathan Tublitz revealed that research on moths, flies and cephalopods showed how brain regulation// is present even in spineless creatures. He also revealed that glutamate and FMRFamide-related peptides are the two brain chemicals that enable cuttlefish (cephalopod) to change skin color or skin patterns in just seconds. .......

British Scientists condemn changes in regulation of Homeopathy

According to top scientific institutions in Britain, patients will be put at risk by alterations in the regulation of homeopathic medicines. Besides, the system// permitting homeopathic medicines to make medical claims is being opposed by hundreds of doctors and scientists. .. ....As the House of Lords discusses the new rules, the statement signed by these doctors and scientists has been release...

Substance P May Pre-empt VIP in Regulating Temperature

An elusive neurotransmitter pathway in the skin may have been isolated by University of Oregon researchers, a discovery that, if confirmed, //would be a leap forward in understanding how temperature regulation occurs. In other words, they may have found a major player in the machinery that allows people to release body heat and stay cool. ....Experiments involving 11 young men and women looked cl...

Hostility breeds against Homeopathy in England following new regulations

Last month, The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency amended licensing rules pertaining homoeopathic medicines//. With the amendment it is now possible to market homoeopathic remedies with licensed labels which describe the name and therapeutic application of remedies in question. This decision created a furore among conventional medical professionals who have written off homoeopat...

Doctors Protest against Regulation Changes

The British Medical Association has protested against plans to lower the level of proof needed for a medic to be struck off proposed by England's Chief Medical Officer Professor// Sir Liam Donaldson. ..Following the inquiry into GP killer Harold Shipman the CMO said that the GMC was weighted in favor of doctors and therefore proposed his plans to change how doctors are regulated. ..These propos...

New Iron Regulation Discovery by Children's Hospital

A new study co-authored by Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) senior scientist, Elizabeth Theil, Ph.D., is the first to show that partial copies// of DNA called mRNA (or messenger RNA) morph into specific three dimensional shapes when it combines with a protein regulator called IRP1. This discovery is incredibly important to researchers who design medications based on the spec...

New Regulation to Check Medication Errors

A new regulation will come to effect from Jan. 5, 2007,that is designed to bring down medication errors across hospitals in California. This regulation will help// pharmacists to be more involved in direct patient care. Otherwise, pharmacists are more involved in non-discretionary (clerical) tasks. The new regulation empowers general acute care hospitals to give jobs to suitably trained pharma...

Call for Organ Transplant Regulations in China

Beijing: China needs a law on organ transplant to regulate donation procedures and encourage people to become donors,// lawmakers said on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC). ....NPC deputy Li Bangliang, board chairman of East China Pharmaceutical Group Corporation, said a proper law is needed to guide the public how to donate their organs if they have suc...

Regulation Suggested For Private Medical Screening

According to a senior medical advisor, a crackdown on private medical screening has been planned// by government. This is due to the pressure it puts on the NHS and is also not regulated properly. ..Sir Muir Grey, the program director of National Screening Committee (NSC), told the medical magazine Pulse that there needs to be a regulation of tests conducted by the private health sector. The me...

New International Health Regulations to Enter into Force Tomorrow

The revised International Health Regulations (IHR) will enter into force on Friday. The regulations consist of a comprehensive and tested set of rules and procedures, which envisages making the world more secure from threats to global health. ......The revised regulations were agreed by the World Health Assembly in 2005 and represent a major step forward in international public health security...

New Platform for Regulating Expression of Therapeutic Genes Unveiled

A new platform for regulating the expression of therapeutic genes, which will have major implications for gene and cell therapy, was presented today at the 10th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT) in Seattle. ......Carefully regulating gene expression is crucial to the success of gene and cell therapy. For many applications, gene transfer is being employed to engineer...

Appetite-regulating Peptides Influence Alcohol Cravings

A new study has confirmed that appetite-regulating peptides leptin and ghrelin influence alcohol cravings for some alcoholics. ......Craving, a powerful urge to drink, is an important contributor to the development and maintenance of alcoholism. ......Professor Otto Lesch of the University of Vienna has divided patients of alcohol dependence into four groups Type 1 that refers to people with...
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