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Different Disease Response In Identical Twins Linked To Genes

...es but different disease outcomes. Identical twins represent the best experimental system to address this question," says Joseph Holoshitz, M.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at U-M Medical School and co-author of the study.The advantage of studying twins is that they start out with the exact sa...

Endometriosis Could be Treated with Iron Therapy

...t the Catholic University of Louvain 'Our findings represent a crucial step in finding the answer to endometriosis, because we are focusing our research more on the origins and causes of the disease in the context of prevention than on surgical treatment when the disease is already present.' He added,'We rea...

Novel Approach Assists in Locating Leads for Drug Discovery

...ty or low efficacy, even though such compounds may represent important modulators of biological activity," Dr. Austin said. "To achieve our aim of speeding the discovery of biological probes and drug targets, we needed a method that offered far greater precision coupled with the capacity to identify chemicals ...

Measuring the Quantity of Information Passed on From the Eye to the Brain

...on, for example a salamander swimming in a tank to represent an object-motion stimulus. After recording electrical spikes on an array of electrodes, the researchers classified each cell into one of two broad classes: "brisk" or "sluggish," so named because of their speed. The researchers found that the elect...

Muscular Dystrophy Reversed In Lab Mice

...e heart and skeletal muscle function. "The results represent the first in vivo proof of principle for a therapeutic strategy for treatment of myotonic dystrophy by ablating or silencing expression of the toxic RNA molecules,' the authors said. In MD there is a faulty DNA, which is responsible for almost all ...

Role Of MicroRNAs In Angiogenesis Researched

...pe of oncogene," Mendell said. "As such, microRNAs represent an entirely new class of potential targets for cancer therapy." According to Mendell, an "anti-sense" version of miR-17-92 could bind to miR-17-92, thereby canceling its effects. If it is possible to deliver "regular" miR-17-92 to increase angiogenes...

Early Nitric Oxide Treatment Can Help Low Birth Weight Preemies

...atment of breathing problems in these babies would represent a significant advance in improving the health and quality of life of a growing number of premature babies,” Nabel said. During the study led by Kinsella, nearly 800 babies were given either low-dose inhaled nitric oxide or a placebo within the firs...

Emerging Therapies for Skin Cancer Treatment

...er cells.” Targeted Therapies Targeted therapies represent a new type of treatment against cancer. These therapies are able to detect the difference between cancer cells and “healthy” cells by targeting the genes or proteins that contribute to the development and growth of cancer. Several targeted therapies ...

Fat Metabolism Of Heart Muscles Affected By High Blood Pressure

...etabolism, a greater reliance on carbohydrates may represent a shift to a less-efficient fuel." The metabolic abnormality can eventually lead to impaired contraction of the heart and to heart failure. Animal studies by collaborators at Washington University have shown that in mice with thickened heart muscl...

Recognition for 75 Years with Type 1 Diabetes!!

...ificate recipients come from all walks of life and represent a wide spectrum of life experiences, cultural backgrounds and geographic locations. Joslin has awarded medals to individuals across the United States and around the world, including people living with diabetes in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, H...

Researchers from Emory University Undertake A New Genetic Mapping

...cks. The Emory researchers said that the INDEL’s represent as much as 25 percent of all genetic variations. Devine said that they have already have been shown to be the cause of several genetic diseases, including cystic fibrosi....

Multiple Sclerosis in Genetically Susceptible Twins is Augmented by Northern Environment

...ers suggest that an early onset in the North could represent an early environmental deficit in protection, such as by less opportunity for early exposure to the sun, or for unknown reasons to an unrecognized causal factor, such as a virus. “It may even be that exposure to the sun interrupts whatever effect a v...

Herceptin Use May Enhance Cardiac Toxicity, Study

...ts with early-stage disease. "Cardiac toxicity may represent a major concern for such patients," he says, and they were not included in this study. "This is an accurate representation of clinical practice in that patients have other important comorbidities placing them at risk for cardiotoxicity," Esteva says....

Voices of HIV-positive missing at AIDS conference

...said. "The seduction of the money and power they represent have blinded us to what they've really delivered." Activists said the main AIDS response lies in the hand of the people most affected - marginalized communities across the globe such as women, the poor, sex workers, drug users, migrants, prisoners a...

American War Veterans Not Receiving Enough Care For PTSD

...y.” Ms. Zeiss further stated that the new veterans represent a small portion of the VA's health-care caseload, and explained that the current figures have indicated that the total number of veterans from all eras treated by the VA for PTSD had jumped 30% from 2003 to 2005. She also said that the VA has expande...

Importance of knowing the source of our food

...?” says Pritzker. ”I am a food safety lawyer. I represent people injured by food products contaminated with deadly pathogens. I know how devastating these illnesses can be and what kind of impact they have on the lives of foodborne illness victims and their familis.”...

Researchers Make a Major Strategic Breakthrough in Controlling the AIDS Virus

... major study. “The results of Dr. Sekaly’s study represent an important step in the development of a new therapeutic approach in the fight against HIV,” said Dr. Alan Bernstein, CIHR President. “This study is a compelling example of the excellence of Canadian health researchers and of Canada’s contribution t...

Research Reveal A New Angle On Neural Circuits.

...secondary to sensory deprivation, they very likely represent a more general strategy for cortical networks to respond to experience.” The researchers showed that the lasting cortical shutdown induced by visual deprivation at early stages of development is the result of a massive increase of cortical inhibiti...

Computer Assisted Neuro-Rehabilitation Devices Way of the Future

... and other neurological problems. “These devices represent a growing field of neuro-rehabilitation technology that we can offer to patients who, in the past, didn’t have many rehabilitation options. I’ve had patients who couldn’t walk 25 feet before. After just a dozen sessions, they can walk that distance a...

Gene Therapy Used In Treating Cancer

...ational Institutes of Health, said, 'These results represent the first time gene therapy has been used successfully to treat cancer. Moreover, we hope it will be applicable not only to melanoma, but also for a broad range of common cancers, such as breast and lung cancer.' The researchers explained that the ...

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