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Potential New Cancer Gene Identified

...nes that contributes to the process of malignancy, shedding new light on the abnormalities that give rise to the aggressive childhood cancer, Burkitt's lymphoma - as well as lymphoma, leukemia, prostate, ovarian, lung, and breast cancer. Characterized by rapidly growing abdominal tumors, Burkitt's lymphoma ...

Hair loss - What happens behind ?

...roduction decreases, her hair follicles respond by shedding their hairs and refusing to grow new hairs in their place. This happens to all women, but some are so minimally affected that it's not noticeable. Women's hair loss, unlike the male pattern of hair loss, is a general thinning of hair throughout the s...

Y chromosome uses trick to repair its own genes

... biological differences between the sexes, perhaps shedding light on causes of differences in disease susceptibility, for example. The Y chromosome can't fix its genes in the usual way because it doesn't meet up with other Y chromosomes. The body's other chromosomes are inherited in pairs, with one member c...

Crohns Disease Could Be Caused By Gaps In The Intestinal Barrier

...ess of epithelial cells. Understanding this cell shedding process may lead to new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease and perhaps even colon cancer in future. <br...

Vegetarianism is in: a weight loss diet

...edicine (PCRM). The vegan-low fat diet is good for shedding the flab and getting healthy.The study by PCRM finds mention in the American Journal of Medicine. It demonstrated that a diet based on low fat plant derivatives is more effective at helping women lose weight and improve insulin sensitivity than other...

Outsourcing Medical Records Risky: Unison

...ion comes even as hospitals around the country are shedding staff in order to save money. Unison said yesterday that patients' medical notes were being sent Philippines and South Africa where the costs are very less. In UK medical secretaries earn between £14,037 and £16,799 compared with around £13,250 in co...

Does Weight of the Mother Determine the Sex of the Baby?

...re more likely to give birth to bull calves. Those shedding kilos before conception had a better chance of producing heifers (females). Roche told the Waikato Times, published in Hamilton at the heart of New Zealand dairying country, the research underlined the theory that humans had some control over the s...

Valtrex Prevents the Need for C-Section among Women Infected With Genital Herpes

...ped the numbers of women without symptoms who were shedding the virus into the birth canal.’ Herpes, one of the most common sexually transmitted viral infections, causes periods of genital sores, followed by months or years of dormancy. It can't be cured, although the number and severity of outbreaks can b...

NHGRI Aims To Sequence Primate Genomes

...e human genome sequence and other primate genomes, shedding light on molecular mechanisms implicated in human health and disease – from infectious diseases and neurological disorders to mental illness and cancer," said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. The gibbon genome is unique because it car...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Is Familial

...ly to develop the disorder. Now, new research is shedding new light on one of the genetic factors that may contribute to that pattern. And while no one gene "causes" OCD, the research is helping scientists confirm the importance of a particular gene that has been suspected to play a major role in OCD's deve...

Doctors Optimistic on Separating the Conjoined US Twins

...lves as living separate lives as adults. "We are shedding many tears today," said one of their website postings. "Not so much because we are scared or nervous, but because we are mourning their last day conjoined." (Source: IANS)...

Engineering Nutrient-Rich Plants Made For Feasible By New Findings

...rabidopsis seed. Examination of various mutants is shedding light on which transporters influence the distribution of important nutrients such as Iron in the seed. Such information should aid the development of nutrient-rich seed, beneficially affecting human nutrition and health. This research should also le...

Hormones and the Skin: the Role Hormones Play as We Age

...thinning, called telogen effluvium. This temporary shedding can be sudden and very alarming to some women, according to Dr. Jaliman. However, hair growth will subsequently return to normal approximately four to six months following pregnancy. Nails also are affected by the hormonal changes of pregnancy with m...

Tomatoes: Culprits of Salmonella outbreak

...xpose customers to the disease when they are still shedding the organism and don't use proper hygiene practice...ting no recent gastrointestinal illness. Bacterial shedding lasted about 30 days in the workers who reported symptoms, but averaged only 3 days in those who did...

Mushroom Extract Protects Poultry From Parasite Diseases

...ccidiosis-associated weight loss and reduced fecal shedding of live parasites. This particular lectin is usually prepared under less-stringent conditions than are other mushroom compounds that produce a similar effect, making its commercial production more feasible. Currently, this new method is the subjec...

Researchers Discover How We Differentiate Smells

... similar smells simply through passive experience, shedding light on how we ultimately learn to identify thousands of smells from birth. The study also revealed for the first time how and where the brain modifies and updates information about smells. In the study, researchers presented a single odor to hum...

How Many Genes Does It Take to Learn? Lessons from Sea Slugs

... Molecular analyses of Aplysia neuronal genes are shedding light on these elusive processes. In 2000, senior author Eric Kandel, M.D., of Columbia University in New York shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work using Aplysia as a model of how memories are formed in the human brain. Des...

Weight-Loss Drugs – Will They also Make You Lose Sleep

...d rimonabant (Acomplia) are no doubt beneficial in shedding weight , but whether they are actually safe is still ambiguous. Additionally, the researchers felt that such drugs are incapable of influencing long term changes, with most giving up abruptly. The goal of these drugs should ideally hover around ena...

A New Strategy to Control Breast Cancer

...ring RNAs (siRNAs) that silence the TACE gene, the shedding of Amphiregulin and TGF-alpha ligands could effectively be blocked. This also resulted in the inhibition of EGFR signaling and the reversion of malignant characteristics in tumor cells. It is the first reported use of protease inhibitors to stop b...

Does Anti-TNF Therapy Control Ankylosis ?

...and spine ankylosis with anti-TNF strategies while shedding light on the process of SpA. A sample of male mice with spontaneous arthritis were caged together and observed from the age of 10 weeks. From week 12 to week 25, the mice were treated twice weekly with etanercept, in a strength comparable to standa...

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