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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... as ibuprofen and indomethacin, did. The possible significance of this finding was immediately apparent, Dr. Golde says. Large population studies had hinted that people who have used NSAIDs had a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s. While scientists thought these NSAIDs might be reducing inflammation in the bra...

777 Couples Married on 7.07.07

...Interestingly the number 7 has enjoyed the special significance from the time of the ancient Babylonians. It is an important number in the Bible as in the seven days of the creation. The body according to the Vedas has seven Chakras, there are seven continents in the world and so on. Astrology, numerology, taro...

Vegas Couples Hope Sevens Will Be Lucky Wedding Day

...believe in lucky sevens, in the number's religious significance or in the simple fun of it, some 3,000 couples mar... very easy to get the marriage license." And the significance of the triple sevens date? "I personally feel that it will (be) much more important for the couple...

Drinking More Milk may Lessen Type 2 Diabetes Risk

...y 45 percent over the past 20 years, uplifting the significance of finding new ways to treat and prevent this lethal disease. The recommended three servings of lowfat or fat-free milk provides 900 mg of calcium, 300 IU of vitamin D and 80 mg of magnesium daily. The new meta-analysis and review is published i...

Cancer Cures for Canines

...echniques to identify new biomarkers of prognostic significance in cancer. The approach involves using clinical samples from a tissue bank to carry out hypothesis driven immunohistochemical studies to look at tumour metabolism. Certain breeds of dog are known to develop certain types of cancer. For instance Os...

Tumours in Dogs may Give Insight into Human Cancer Development

...echniques to identify new biomarkers of prognostic significance in cancer. The approach involves using clinical samples from a tissue bank to carry out hypothesis driven immunohistochemical studies to look at tumour metabolism, he said. Experts believe that research into canine cancer is easier because of the do...

Boffins Find Evidence for Novel Brain Cell Communication

...ings of the National Academy of Sciences, may have significance for the prevention and treatment of epilepsy, and perhaps in the exploration of other aspects of brain functions, from creative thought processes to mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. The study was performed jointly by scientists at SUNY Downs...

Experts Identify Vaccine Target for HIV

...tients but whose effects did not reach statistical significance in the study. However, some of these polymorphisms could ultimately be shown to play a major role when future analyses involving more patients are performed, the researchers said....

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...ers, however, caution against attributing too much significance to this happy event. The treatment that led to Louises birth, they point out, was very different from today's. Doctors waited until one of her mother Lesley's eggs had ripened, collected it and then fertilized it in a test tube with her husband's s...

Boffins Develop New Technique to Hunt Illness-causing Mutants in Non-gene DNA

...h, as saying. He says that the new method attains significance as it "makes it practical to do this for a vast amount of the total genome." Sen Wu, a postdoctoral fellow in human genetics at the University of Utah, says human diseases were studied in mice, "we want to know the function of every piece of DNA in t...

Kashmir University Stops Construction to Save Chinar Trees

...es its grandeur and beauty, this tree has economic significance for the locals. Its dry fallen leaves are burnt and converted into charcoal to fill the traditional Kashmiri fire pots, 'Kangris', used inside the loose, tweed over-garments called the 'Pheren' to keep warm during winters....

Individual Differences in Sleep Structure are Biologically Determined

...Van Dongen said. The physiological or functional significance of these sleep traits remains a mystery. The fact that all subjects were healthy, young adults and good sleepers seems to rule out any immediate clinical relevance of the differences among them. However, Van Dongen thinks that the sleep differences m...

Researchers Have Found the Role of Protein in Accelerating Breast Cancer Progression

...ccelerating breast cancer . Until this study, the significance of pleiotrophin (PTN) expression in breast cancer had not been clearly established, and boffins are hopeful that the new findings could lead to a better understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of breast cancer and focus attention on PTN and its s...

Aedes Agypti Mosquitos Immune System Revealed

...omics lab and co-author of the paper, explains the significance of their study, saying: Understanding the genetics behind pathogen/immune system interactions in disease vector mosquitoes may help us understand why, for example, some types of mosquitoes can transmit a particular human pathogen while others cannot....

Antarctic Icebergs Serve as 'hotspots' for Ocean Life

...ore about these unique ecological niches and their significance to oceanic processes," she said. The research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and conducted by scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, ...

Researchers Link Bacteria Destroying Proteins to Alzheimer's Treatment

...longs to the top one percent of papers reviewed in significance and overall importance. Using cultured cells from mice, the scientists showed that the antibodies first bind to the surface of the cells and connect to a protein called amyloid precursor protein (APP), which is already present on the cell surface. T...

Kenya Says HIV/AIDS Rate Drops to 5.9 Percent

... country's nearly 35 million people. "Of notable significance is the decline in new infections from 85,000 in 2004 to 60,000 in 2005 as well as the drop in HIV prevalence from 6.1 percent to 5.9 percent in the same period," said NACC chairwoman Miriam Were. Were emphasized that change of sexual habits and use...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...the tinnitus. It involves eliminating the negative significance that makes the sound pass to a conscious level in the patient and cause discomfort. In this way, disconnecting the limbic system is achieved and the negative emotion or reaction is eliminated little by little. Therapeutic advice is carried out over...

Mice can Produce Embryonic Stem Cells Similar to That of Humans

...found in human embryos. The new findings attain significance as they may sweep away ethical concerns over embryo research, and help speed the development of treatments for incurable diseases. According to researchers, the findings will make it easier to use mice and other animals to study human diseases, an...

Living With Stress

...ng scientist, Barbara McClintocks research on 'the significance of responses of the genome to challenges. These challenges or stress factors may be temperature changes, DNA damage, irradiation, virus or others. Genetic variations significantly alter the population giving rise to newer, evolved forms. Genetic ...

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