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Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...te blood cells, that both signals inflammation and releases a bleach-like substance that damages the cardiovascular system, which might be a clue to why apparently healthy persons could be at high risk of heart attacks. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Matthijs Boekholdt at the Acade...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

...ed this one-two punch correctly. A growing tumor releases VEGF to stimulate growth of the blood vessels that support its own growth, Davidoff said. But much of this new vasculature is poorly constructed and leaks fluid into the spaces around the cancerous cells, increasing the pressure inside the tumor. Thi...

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

...natural drying process benefits amphibians, and it releases nutrients from the soil. Maintaining permanent ponds actually harms biodiversity," said Prof. Semlitsch. In the study, the researchers used two types of ponds - control reference ponds and ponds located on golf courses - to monitor populations of ...

Group Therapy and Willpower can Help Smokers to Quit

...stance activates the brain's reward mechanisms and releases "feel-good" chemicals. As a result, smokers who do not light up just feel bad. Studies show that most habitual smokers only need to smoke one cigarette to find their emotional equilibrium. They have become so used to the kick unleashed by the subst...

Alzheimers Disease Enzyme may Interfere With Brain Function

...ed by two enzymes BACE and gamma-secretase which releases the amyloid-beta fragment. Signaling impulses in nerve cells are transmitted via voltage-gated sodium channels, structures on the cell membrane that transmit electrochemical signal by admitting charged sodium particles into the cells interior. Sodi...

Desalination of Sea is Not a Solution to Tackle Global Water Scarcity: WWF

...on is an expensive , energy intensive process that releases a vast amount of greenhouse gas, the WWF has said in its report. "Desalinating the sea is an expensive, energy intensive and greenhouse gas emitting way to get water. It may have a place in the world's future freshwater supplies but regions still h...

'Lights Out' as London Does Its Bit for Climate Change

... footprint," or how much the consumption of energy releases carbon dioxide into the air....

Scientists Develop Insulin Pill

...s reached the small intestine, it is dissolved and releases a mixture of insulin and other materials that enha...reas, the source of insulin in healthy people that releases it as it is needed. Diabetology has already carried out a small trial of 16 patients with type 2 d...

Angioplasty may Damage Kidneys

...udies, researchers have suspected that angioplasty releases particles into the bloodstream presumably made up...d that just putting the protection device in place releases particles that reach the kidneys. The study raises many questions, including how well the protecti...

Blocking the Y2 Receptors can Prevent Obesity

Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a molecule the body releases when stressed, can unlock Y2 receptors in the bodys fat cells , stimulating the cells to grow in size and number. By blocking those receptors, it may be possible to prevent fat growth, or make fat cells die. The study was done by Professor Herbert ...

Anemia Drug Overused and Could Hasten Death in Some, Say Experts

...idney failure. It is a hormone the kidney normally releases to stimulate red blood cell production in the bone marrow. (Known by its nickname "epo," it has been used illegally by some athletes to boost endurance). In 1993, erythropoietin use was expanded to include cancer patients who become temporarily ane...

Deforestation Plays a Critical Role in Climate Change: Study

...puter models and found that tropical deforestation releases 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon each year into the atmosphere. The results showed that tropical forests continued to accumulate carbon through to the end of the century, although they became less efficient at higher temperatures. The new body of inf...

Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA

... each other, leading to evermore thawing and thus releases of natural greenhouse gases (including CO2 and methane) in a viciously accelerating circle. The recent IPCC summaries entertained "scenarios" of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere ranging from 450 parts per million (ppm) up through 550 ppm and 65...

Researchers Find Ways to Recycle Old Tyres into New

...th them is dump them in a landfill, a process that releases heavy metals and other pollutants and risks starting dirty, long-burning fires. Now, David Isaac and colleagues at Swansea University, UK, have shown that spinning ground-up tyres, called rubber 'crumb', inside a chamber filled with ionised oxygen ...

Scientists Create Fire-proof, Eco-friendly Plastic

...oxydeoxybenzoin or BHDB as a building block, which releases water vapor when it breaks down in a fire, rather than hazardous gasses. The synthetic polymer seems to have all the desired qualities of a flame resistant plastic: it is clear, flexible, durable and much cheaper to make than the high-temperature and...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

...k together to mimic how the human ankle stores and releases energy as a person walks. When an able-bodied person walks, the heel contacts the ground in front. Next, the ankle extends until the foot becomes flat. The ligaments and tendons in the ankle and foot absorb energy during this phase and, as the foot...

Love Drug may Help to Bridge the Gap Between the Couples

... success rate. Oxytocin is the hormone the brain releases during sex and at childbirth. It helps sexual partners build intimacy and seals the bond between mother and child. There is also a generic drug by the same name. University of New South Wales (NSW) psychologist Adam Guastella is administering oxyto...

New 'green' Pyre to Cool Planet While Burning India's Dead

...ch of the particle matter produced by the fire and releases clean emissions. Since then the Mokshda group has been actively promoting it across the country. Mokshda has installed 41 pyres, while some cities, including India's financial hub Mumbai, have independently adapted the design. The group expects to ...

Cricket Science and Medicine Congress in Barbados

...king feet movements fractionally before the bowler releases the ball'. This novel idea was put to effective practice by the legendary Sir Donald Bradman and he said something similar in 1958. On doing an Electro-encephalogram (EEG) on batsmen it was found: * Skilled batsmen were very calm during the r...

New Wellness Website Launched – Resource For Mind, Body, & Spiri

... will find a variety of articles, links, and press releases reporting the latest news and issues on topics ranging from alternative therapies, exercise, fitness, nutrition, health, meditation, science, and so much more. “In addition to our mission to foster an environment of awareness, education, and intrig...

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(Date:4/20/2014)... pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor ... School of Medicine have discovered a molecule, or biomarker, ... appears responsible for inducing tumor metastasis by enhancing the ... findings, published in the April 20, 2014 online issue ... new therapeutic opportunities for reversing drug resistance in a ...
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(Date:4/18/2014)... DNA adds a twist to the story of how barnyard ... April 21 in the journal Proceedings of the National ... of chickens that lived 200-2300 years ago in Europe, researchers ... may have looked far different from the chickens we know ... we associate with modern domestic chickens -- such as their ...
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