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Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

...that the prokineticins played an exclusive role in regulating intestinal muscles. The researchers found two prokineticins that are chemically similar. In addition, the researchers found a site that may be a receptor on the surface of intestinal muscle cells. This site had a chemical structure that may be able...

A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle

...rget, Chengh said, because they play a key role in regulating the immune system. Using the new system, he said, it would be possible to genetically modify the APCs so, for instance, the immune system was less likely to attack a transplanted organ. The "holy grail" of gene therapy has been to find ways of getti...

Clotting Protein plays a role in nerve repair

...at helps form blood clots, may also be involved in regulating the repair of nerve damage. The discovery could lead to new strategies for repairing diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, although the research is still on the basic science level.// In multiple sclerosis, the slow destructio...

Scientists locate key hormone involved in appetite control

...late feeding when introduced to specialized weight regulating brain cells called neuropeptide Y neurons. Lead author Michael Cowley, Ph.D., added that past// research has shown that increasing ghrelin levels in mice for an extended period resulted in weight gain. Ghrelin is believed to be part of the body's nat...

Gene defect linked to dilated cardiomyopathy(DCM)

...ban may trigger DCM. This gene plays a key role in regulating the flow of calcium through the heart, enabling it to beat effectively. The heart muscle// contracts and relaxes when calcium is released from a reservoir inside into the muscle cell and then pumped back quickly. Scientists have discovered that some ...

Link Between Mothers Depression and Violence in Children

...tion. Previous research has found that problems in regulating one’s attention and activity and in managing anger and responses to frustration are associated with violent behavior and various disruptive behavior disorders. Researchers say they are unclear why depressed mothers are more likely to have violent c...

The Reason For Loss Of Appetite After Gastric Bypass

...duced primarily in the stomach. It plays a role in regulating body weight. In most people, ghrelin levels significantly increase before a meal and rapidly decline after eating. This implies ghrelin is a principal signal of hunger and meal initiation. Researchers say they found ghrelin levels were not significa...

Gene responsible for depression

... of gray matter and weaker connections in the mood regulating circuit. This gene may be affecting the amygdala, the portion of the brain that processes the emotion of fear, and cingulated, another part of brain responsible for emotions. The gene responsible for depression codes the chemical messenger of the br...

Drug addiction can be genetical, says study

...on.The gene, also called the Clock gene apart from regulating our sleep and wake patterns also regulates a number of things like hormone levels, blood pressure, heart functions, body temperature, and currently established addiction to drug intake. The gene regulates the inherent vulnerability to drug addiction ...

People with abnormal heart rhythms must avoid fish oil

...y acids that are essential to the body in terms of regulating blood pressure and blood clotting and must be taken in as supplements. These fatty acids are known to have preventive properties for disease like Alzheimer’s, arthritis, breast cancer etc. New research by the scientists of Oregon Health & Science Un...

Learning Just How Different We Are

... wide range of biological functions, such as those regulating antibody production. While the main findings are important for determining how individuals may respond to different medicines, it could also be used for determining nutritional needs. The fact that day-to-day variation within individuals was so low ...

Use parathyroid hormone to fight brittle bone disease

...ctures in them. The same hormone is also useful in regulating calcium levels in the body. The new aspect of the hormone guarding against fractures has opened up the prospect of the hormone being used to treat osteoporosis or brittle bone disease as it is also known as.// The study, which was spre...

Learning process to be regulated by altering brain protein

...r2, from guiding neurons in the embryonic brain to regulating synaptic signaling, occurs around the time of birth. A small string of amino acids gets added near one end of Apoer2 and is essential for this new function. This longer form of Apoer2 is necessary for reelin to act upon the NMDA receptor. When reelin...

Walnuts a source of the Anti –oxidant Hormone Melatoni

...t is most commonly associated with // inducing and regulating sleep, since it is produced during the hours of darkness. Researchers investigated whether melatonin is present in walnuts, and whether eating walnuts has an effect on levels of melatonin and antioxidants in the blood. For the study they first extr...

Teens not interested in early sleep

...hat the hormone melatonin which is responsible for regulating sleep is activated very late in the evening in teens and stops production early in the morning leading to sleep deprivation. Professor Mary Carskadon said, “We've found another part of the story the mechanism in the brain that builds up sleep press...

Vision Loss in Elderly Caused By Combined Effect of Genes and Bacterium

...g the function of important cell types involved in regulating normal eye function. Furthermore, the infection was associated with an increased production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), the key protein involved in wet AMD. Researchers believe that nearly half of AMD cases can be explained by var...

Leptin Hormone Plays Key Role In Losing Weight

...of this being attained. Leptin contributes towards regulating appetite and weight....

Oxytocin Boosts Trust and Reduces Fear.

...ictures. This proved that oxytocin can be used for regulating social fear. Researchers also suggest that since oxytocin is known to prevent transmission of signals to the upper brain stem which shows the fear response it can be used to treat genetic disease like autism. Autism is associated with social fear a...

Magnesium In Diet Strengthens Bones

... and women may process vitamin D and other calcium regulating hormones differently than whites, thus possibly explaining the lack of association between magnesium and bone density among them in this study. "Although this one per cent increase seems small, increases across a population may have large public he...

Scientists Identify Gene Responsible For Depression

...port which has identified the gene responsible for regulating memory, mood and sleep, and also plays an important// role in determining a person's susceptibility to depression. For people suffering from depressive illnesses, the best pharmacological treatments are those that increase levels of serotonin. The ge...

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