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Liver transplant oversight urged

...ing donors, some doctors are proposing an external regulator be appointed to certify hospital units to do the s...t Denver's University of Colorado said an external regulator should carry out the task of certifying such units. They also urged adoption of uniform medical crit...

Developing HIV fighter

...ts of the virus that make the protein as well as a regulator protein. According to Sharp, in both cases we were able to show that these small RNAs in cells would inhibit the infection by HIV,'' in laboratory work.The RNA interference process is a very new development in biological science and is quite excitin...

Regeneration of muscle

...s argue that these results establish Pax7 as a key regulator of muscle cell differentiation in specific populations of adult stem cells during muscle tissue regeneration in mice. If therapeutic strategies that activate Pax7 in adult stem cells can turn them into muscle cells, effectively replenishing injured o...

Oily Fish Is Set To Cure Arthritis

...lvins are called resolving E1 and these are potent regulator of inflammatory conditions in mice. When human beings were tested for the effects of omega-3 fatty acids combination with aspirin, resolving E1 is found to be the receptor that inhibits inflammatory responses. A team of professionals did the resear...

An answer to obesity: weight control protein

...Our findings reveal SH2-B as an important positive regulator of leptin sensitivity inside cells of the brain region known as the hypothalamus," said senior author of the study, Liangyou Rui. The hypothalamus is a key area in the central nervous system that integrates neuronal, hormonal, and nutrient-related si...

An Answer To Obesity: Weight Control Protein

...Our findings reveal SH2-B as an important positive regulator of leptin sensitivity inside cells of the brain region known as the hypothalamus," said senior author of the study, Liangyou Rui. The hypothalamus is a key area in the central nervous system that integrates neuronal, hormonal, and nutrient-related si...

Sugar Helps Control Cell Division

...t a deceptively simple sugar is in fact a critical regulator of cells' natural life cycle.// The discovery reveals that, when disturbed, this process could contribute to cancer or other diseases by failing to properly control the steps and timing of cell division, the researchers say. The sugar, known as O-...

A Component In Milk May Help Control Inflammatory Diseases

...group of fatty acids found in milk, //is a natural regulator of the COX-2 protein, which plays a significant role in inflammatory disease such as arthritis and cancer, according to a study published by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers. "It's clear from previous research that conjugated linoleic aci...

Food Habits Could Change Your Genes

...hanges. We think diet may have a role to play as a regulator in genes. "Ultimately one would want to chose diets that would give you the most beneficial pattern of DNA methylation in the gut. But it is too early to say that we know the dietary strategy to do that. "Genes regulate all the processes in the b...

A Step Towards Unraveling The Schizophrenia And Depression Mystery

..., researchers have discovered that DISC1 acts as a regulator for PDE4B, creating a 'pathway' between the two genes. "It is now clear that the DISC1 gene plays an important role in the risk of developing schizophrenia or bipolar affective disorder. The new genetic link we have made to PDE4B and how that links...

US Regulator Sees No Link Between Tamiflu And Japan Deaths

...fects, reports AFP. But the powerful US medicines regulator found unanimously that there was no 'causal link between pediatric deaths and neuropsychiatric adverse events and Tamiflu,' an FDA statement said after a hearing of its paediatric safety panel. Roche said it 'intends to work with the FDA to change t...

Scientists Identify Gene Responsible For Depression

...n called p11, a protein previously identified as a regulator of the localization of several proteins on the cell's surface. They analyzed tissue from a mouse model of depression as well as post-mortem tissue from depressed human patients, and found decreased levels of p11 protein in both cases. On the other...

Helicobacter pylori effectively killed by Sodium nitrite

...lled the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). Affecting the airways and many other vital organs and processes, cystic fibrosis is chronic, progressive and ultimately fatal, mostly as a result of respiratory failure. The good news is that Dr. Hassett and his colleagues found that about...

A breather for worried parents: rules laid down for junk food child ads

...les to govern child ads for junk foods. This media regulator has ruled out a total TV advertising ban, but is launching// a 10-week consultation on guidelines restricting the adverts. This follows government’s White Paper on public health which said children should not be encouraged to eat too many foods hig...

FDA Warns VaxGen On Anthrax Vaccine

...ade on the basis of only a handful of studies. The regulator also threatened legal action against the company unless it stops "disseminate truthful, non-misleading, and complete information" about the vaccine. Paul Laland, a VaxGen spokesman, said, "Based on our internal assessment and research of industry st...

Say no to smoking: passive smokers may develop diabetes

...d affect the pancreas, which makes the blood sugar regulator insulin. Professor Thomas Houston of the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in Alabama led the researchers and divided their subjects into smokers, former smokers, passive smokers and those never exposed to smoke. Thereafter, subjects were t...

The ABC Of Photoreceptors In The Eye

...tudy also looked at the role played by of the gene regulator NRL. This particular substance was known to be vital for the development of rods, which are the light-sensing elements in retina. The details of the study appear in the March 7 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Ana...

Experts From India, US To Discuss On Bioethics In Research

...uirements by Indian and international research and regulator agencies, a US Embassy statement said here today. "Research on human volunteers to evaluate and eventually licence products for prevention, treatment or management of disease has become an area of intense interest in India and around the world. T...

Research Identifies Osteoporosis Controlling Protein

...s Runx2, a transcription factor that is the master regulator of osteoblast differentiation, which activates key bone formation genes. By removing Shn3 or WWP1, Runx2 doesnt degrade, which leads to increased bone mass. The authors believe that targeting Shn3 and WWP1 for drug discovery is an exciting prospect...

Serotonin the Answer for Anti-Obesity Treatment

... Neuron, also reinforces the role of serotonin – a regulator of emotions, mood and sleep – in affecting the brain's melanocortin system, a key molecular pathway that controls body weight. "The more we understand about the pathways and the way serotonergic drugs regulate body weight, the more it one day might l...

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