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Further support for use of statins in Alzheimer’s disease

... and still found that the statins offered a mighty shield against the Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers speculate that statins may reduce the brain's production of beta-amyloid, a protein thought to cause Alzheimer's disease. But there's also a possibility that statins might help slow the memory loss and o...

Elevated Ozone Levels Hurt Sperm Count

...th, and far up in the stratosphere, where it helps shield the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation. According to Sokol, in these very fertile young men, the drop did not make much of a difference. Their average counts were 80 million sperm per cubic centimeter. But in less fertile men, it could matter ...

Mothers diet in pregnancy and after can prevent daughter’s breast cancer

...nancy and lactation may be creating a protective// shield against their daughter’s risk of breast cancer. Scientists from Louisiana State University who presented the research findings at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research said that babies who also had continued to have...

Body compounds can protect you against pain

...as stress-induced analgesia, or body’s reaction to shield the severe pain for sometime. Scientists working for University of Georgia had reported in their new study that for the first time body’s naturally occurring compounds like cannabinoids, also known as 2-AG, platys an important role in controlling th...

Neurological Disorders Overcome By Proteins

...that "if these brain cells develop abnormally, the shield protecting nerve fibres can dysfunction or get destroyed... nerve pathways are affected and neurological disorders occur". A nine-member team from the Medicine School of the National University of Singapore here, which made the finding, said the dis...

Radiation therapy effective against Eye cancer

... the eye tumor. With this treatment, a small metal shield containing radioactive seeds is sutured to the outside of the eye over the tumor. The shield is left in place until the required dose of radiation has been delivered, usually for four to five d...

Jumping The Queue Has Left Hospital Suspending Transplantation

...the operation on numerous occasions, ostensibly to shield the process from scrutiny or discovery. The Saudi national, who was not identified, was No. 52 on the regional waiting list, which covered much of southern California. The liver should have gone instead to a patient at UCLA Medical Center. There ...

Movie Smoking Is The Prime Triggering Factor For Adolescents

...t their young children watch and make an effort to shield young children from the messages in PG-13 and R rated movies," said Sargent. The team hoped that, in light of their research, the movie industry would be persuaded to voluntarily reduce depictions of smoking and cigarette brands. --IANS...

Reflecting On Personal Values Can Lower Stress Responses

...his research suggests that those thoughts may be a shield against stress, or a "protective resource.Stress was measured by before-and-after cortisol tests from the participants’ saliva. Cortisol is a hormone in your body that becomes elevated during times of emotional or physical stress. Thus, when in a s...

Robotic ovarian transposition helps cancer patient deliver baby

...as undertaken. This allowed the uterus to act as a shield against radiation. There was however no guarantee that the technique would be successful even if technically performed right. The surgeon actually hoped that his patient would at least preserve her ovarian function and not enter menopause at an ear...

Genetically modified Lactic acid bacteria offers HIV protection

...ion applications which his applied as a protective shield before sexual intercourse the LAB produces the cyn...s partner. The researchers also found that these shield also protects from infection of other Sexually transmitted diseases. Researchers have found that thi...

Rush Study Shows That Interactions with Friends and Family Prevents Damaging Effects of Alzheimer's disease

... concluded that social networks offer a protective shield against clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's disease. Participants also underwent clinical evaluations and 21 cognitive performance tests each year. To understand the social network participants were questioned about the number of children they h...

Researchers Hopeful About Vaccine For Leishmaniasis

...cted person’s immune cells to install a protective shield against the disease. Such type of carbohydrate vaccines have been developed previously to protect against meningitis (inflammation of the brain coverings) and other similar bacterial infections. The immune system has an intrinsic ability to fight a...

A Boy Undergoing Treatment For Cancer Gets AIDS At AIIMS

... to why the hospital's counsel were they trying to shield the donor, he remarked, "I agreethat the hospital is of repute and has the best facilities. But it can go wrong somewhere”. He further brushed aside the hospital's arguments that the boy must have received the virus through a needle or an intravenous...

Doctors no longer have to fear about Radiation Exposure

...mination table movement from behind a lead plastic shield by means of an extension bar. This device is of gr... and legs using the extension bar and lead plastic shield equipment. ...

New Home New Blessings

...this household a guide in all their journeys and a shield from every danger.’ Mr Painter said: ‘There will be those who are worried about security and we will ask God to watch over the house.’ According to Matthew Gregory, owner of Gemini Estates a company that has entered into this partnership, said: "...

New Group Of Drugs For HIV Treatment

...terferes with the production of the capsid conical shield which surrounds the genetic material of the HIV inside it. Approximately 80 per cent of people on treatment for HIV show resistance to one or more of the prevalent drugs and this figure is likely to rise as the treatment options become incapable o...

Dutch chemical group Akzo Nobel Develops A New Bird Flu Vaccine

...ction, and therefore harbor hopes of being able to shield greater numbers in lesser time. Explaining that this vaccine is the first of its kind and it includes the effectiveness of vaccines already available and also adding the new component of bulk usage, this combination they hope could help in giving g...

Discovery In "Bubble Boy" Disease Gene Therapy

...Bubble Boy" who lived inside a plastic "bubble" to shield him from infections. Based on these recent studies, the St. Jude researchers concluded that XSCID itself makes mice--and by extension, children with this disease--particularly susceptible to cancer caused by gene therapy. One important implicat...

Current Cooling Devices Ineffective in Preventing Brain Injury

..., calculate the characteristic length of this cold shield and make predictions on what the temperature distribution in the brain will be like," Yablonskiy says. "We now also understand why attempts to use hypothermia for brain injury treatment in rats were encouraging," he adds. "Rats have quicker metaboli...

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