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Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and Delivery

... is fetal fibronectin (fFN).A glycoprotein that is secreted by the fetal membrane and found in the choriodecidual junction, fFN is responsible for cellular adhesions. The level of fFN in the woman's cervicovaginal secretions is highly associated with pre-term labor and pre-term delivery. The fFN immunoassay d...

Vitamin E, the latest warrior against diabetes

...es is caused by the deficiency of hormone insulin, secreted by the pancreas and that is essential for converting sugar, starches and other foods into energy for cells. Lacking insulin, sugars build up in the blood rather than entering cells to fuel them. The result is that the body's cells literally can sta...

Early puberty linked to nutrition

...hanisms. The leptine is the hormone of the obesity secreted by the adipose tissue, the responsible of the acceleration of the process, because it acts as a chemical mediator that sends signs to the central nervous system. Also the early menstruation is usual in those who have a reduced sport activity. This ...

New Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

...tion or RNA, a derivative of DNA, from a substance secreted by the prostate gland called prostate specific antigen. PSA, prostate-specific antigen levels increase in prostate cancer patients. These dendritic cells are then injected under the patient's skin to trigger immune system to destroy the tumor. Patie...

Fish rich diet lowers leptin

...body control blood levels of leptin,// a substance secreted by fat tissue. High leptin levels have been associated with increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Lead author of the study, Dr. Virend K. Somers in Rochester, said the results are particularly significant because the people studied have the sa...

Eczema patients lack natural antibiotic in skin

...s associated with the immune response and commonly secreted by atopic dermatitis patients’ cells. "These findings indicate that atopic dermatitis patients have an impaired immune response that prevents them from producing adequate amounts of antimicrobial peptides in their skin," said Dr. Leung....

Massage therapy regulates sleep cycle of newborns

...byproduct of Melatonin, a sleep-regulating hormone secreted by the pineal gland at night was measured in the babies at 6,8 and 12 weeks of age. The study revealed that 8-week old infants in the massage group displayed an activity pattern more closely aligned with their mothers.While the control group showed ...

Boys demand more than girls, even before birth

...gy requirement, which could be due to testosterone secreted by the foetal testicles. But although they produce bigger babies, mothers of boys do not put on more weight than other women during pregnancy because the gender of the baby had no effect on maternal weight. These data suggest that in utero boys are a...

Study reveals how stress can make you sick

...t; smoking raises IL-6 levels, and the chemical is secreted by fat cells. Stressed people also may not get enough exercise or sleep, they added. Exercise reduces IL-6, they said, and normal sleep helps regulate levels of the chemical. Thus it clearly points to the need to control stress better....

Study reveals how stress can make you sick

...t; smoking raises IL-6 levels, and the chemical is secreted by fat cells. Stressed people also may not get enough exercise or sleep, they added. Exercise reduces IL-6, they said, and normal sleep helps regulate levels of the chemical. Thus it clearly points to the need to control stress better....

New Drug for Diabetes

... in the treatment of diabetes. Amylin is a hormone secreted with insulin by the beta cells in the pancreas. The drug, called SYMLIN, is a man-made version of amylin. Specifically, the drug would be for diabetics -- type 1 or type 2 -- who take insulin injections. Insulin does not totally suppress the glucago...

Hormone Leptin Found To Be Effective In Treating Women With Infertility Problems

...infertility. Leptin is produced in fat tissue and secreted into the blood stream, where it then travels to the brain and plays a role in establishing how much energy is available to the body for important functions like reproduction, metabolism, and the formation of bone. Extremely thin women produce less le...

Hair cells can generate more stem cells than scalp

...scalp cells, while the beard and scalp fibroblasts secreted significantly less stem cell factor. The research also shows that androgens may alter the production of stem cell factors in the hair, for certain period in the life of a hair strand. However, this in no way reduces the importance of the fact that de...

To Reduce Risk Of Cancer Eat Grapes

...f the flavnoids may help reduce the enzyme that is secreted more than 300 times by a malignant cell than a normal cell. Researchers are of the opinion that further studies will be able to confirm the correct dosage for taking grapes for their therapeutic value....

Working in shifts may cause damage to your health

...evels of melatonin, or the sleep hormone, which is secreted during nights, do not coincide with the new sleep routines. As a result, people do not get the sleep they require during the day. Such workers remain fatigued and less attentive during the night shift. This may increase safety hazards and many more h...

Revolutionary Simple Pregnancy Blood Test Can Save Both Mother And Child

...use of the disease and found this to be a molecule secreted by the placenta. The molecule is called ‘HLA-G molecule ‘ and is a protective substance that helps in preventing the mother's body to reject the unborn child. Prof Shennan, a Professor of obstetrics at Guy's and St Thomas' hospital in London, added...

Fat Cell Protein Hits Type-2 Diabetes

...because less of a hormone-like protein, Acrp30, is secreted by the fat cell. The researchers used a genetic approach in cells to generate an exact copy of the Acrp30 protein. They injected mice with Acrp30 until they doubled the protein level. The question was that iIf we simply doubled the concentration of...

Short Stature Can Be Treated With A New, Non-Growth Hormone In Future

...ally. In healthy individuals, growth hormone is // secreted into the bloodstream by the pituitary gland that binds to growth hormone receptors on liver and other cells, where it stimulates the cellular production and secretion of IGF-1 into the bloodstream. Any defect in the above mentioned pathway can lead ...

Digestive acid production dependent on newly found hormone

...and responds by secreting FGF15. In the liver, the secreted intestinal protein limits the activity of an enzyme called cholesterol 7a-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) critical to bile acid production. Animal models lacking FGF15 were found to have increased CYP7A1 activity and excrete greater quantities of bile acid. T...

Women With High Oestrogen Levels Have Prettier Faces

Oestrogen is a natural female sex hormone, secreted by the ovary and is necessary for normal development of breast, female genital tract and secondary sexual characteristics. It is also required for the maintenance of pregnancy. // A recent research conducted has revealed that the hormone is very vita...

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