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Stem Cells, Tumor Cells Share Similar Properties: Scope For Treatment and Prevention?

Stem cells are one of the fascinating areas for research in biology today. Vigorous research on stem cells is adding new information to the scientific body of knowledge everyday.// ..Researchers have now added key evidence to claims that some types of cancer originate with defects in stem cells. The study reveals that if molecules crucial to the functioning of these stem cells are not placed in t...

Similar diseases in married couples

People whose spouses have asthma, high blood pressure or depression are more likely to suffer from these conditions themselves. Researchers at the University of Texas,// have surveyed over 7,500 married couples between 30 and 65 years of age. They found that the partners of those with asthma, depression and peptic ulcers were 60 per cent more likely to have these problems themselves. There was al...

Personality profiles of gamblers and substance abusers are similar

Individuals suffering from problem gambling behavior may share their personality// profiles with substance abusers like drug addicts and alcoholics. ....Researchers have been able to identify personality traits of problem gambling behavior in people and have found marked semblance with those of substance abusers. Researchers in their research have pointed out that people who seek help for their p...

Inherent similarities in identical twins may not be so strong

Identical twins may be more different from each other than that can be perceived//. The primary similarities they have may be lost over the time that can leave them very different form each other. ....Researchers have reported that this difference in identical twins is the direct result of their epigenome. Epigenome is the modifications that happen in the gene, not because of its genetic structur...

Poisoning by fruits similar to blackberries

Coriaria myrtifolia has been recognized as one of the most neurotoxic plants in western Mediterranean area. Both the leaves and berries of C. myrtifolia are known to be neurotoxic.// This shrub produces a toxin, coriamyrtin, that is present in high concentrations in the berries. ..Ingestion of few fruits similar to blackberries may induce digestive and neurological manifestations including seizu...

Female Twins Have More To Share Than Just The Similarity: Risk Of Early Menopause

The birth of twins in a family is always a source of family interest and general curiosity. Twins occur in over 1 % of all pregnancies and also cause pregnancy related complications for their mothers //and are subject to ill health problems as newborns and infants. But this is not all, it has now been revealed that female twins are four times more likely to reach menopause early when compared to...

A treatment for lung cancer: similar to Vitamin A but with few side effects.

The most logical treatment for cancer is a drug or substance that stops or prevents tumour growth, with no side effects and obliterating// or stopping cancer to spread. ..With the same thought in mind, Washington University School of Medicine researchers now report that a compound related to vitamin A is useful in this direction. ..It has been found effective in preventing or slowing tumour grow...

"Defensive Pessimism" Before Exam Results Not a Good Strategy

A new study by Margaret Marshall of Seattle Pacific University and Jonathon Brown of the University of Washington has found that the strategy// of expecting the worst results after an examination does not pay off in the long run and individuals who adopt such defensive pessimism are not better off than their normal counterparts. ..Reporting in the latest issue of the journal Cognition and Emotio...

Why Are Some People More Depressed Than The Rest When Faced With Similar Situations?

Australian researchers suggest that the answer to the question may lie in one’s genetic make up. They said that some people are genetically predisposed to develop// depression when confronted with stressful life events such as a marriage breakup. The researchers found the influence of adverse life events on the onset of depression was significantly greater for those who inherited a short version...

Bottleneck: Similac infant formula off the Shelf

Nearly 300,000 bottles of Similac Infant Formula were off the shelf, after its manufacturer, the well-known Ross Products Division, recalled the product// following a suspected flaw in the bottle. No repercussions after the use of this product has been reported yet; however the company has decided to recall the product in order to rectify a mistake on the label regarding the Vitamin C content in...

Food addiction similar to Drug addiction!!

A recent research that studied the brain scan of some obese people reported that obese people might get addicted to food in the similar fashion as a drug addict to drugs.// ....Gene-Jack Wang and colleagues at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York conducted this study. It was published in the October 17, 2006 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and online in PNAS Ear...

Simi Valley Nuclear Meltdown Effects Greater than Suspected

The Santa Susana Field Lab 1959 nuclear reactor meltdown has been reported to have released about 300 times more radiation than the infamous// Three Mile Island accident according to studies presented Thursday. ..These estimates were released by an independent advisory panel and are contradictory to years of assertions by the federal government stating that no radioactive material was released du...

Pessimistic Attitude Could Lead to Coronary Heart Disease

Men with negative personalities may face risk of developing coronary heart disease, says a new study. // ....Researchers led by Edward Suarez at Duke University studied 2,105 white men who had served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. ....The men got heart checkups and completed personality surveys to gauge their anger, hostility, depression and anxiety over a period of 15 years, rep...

Sea Urchin Genome Similar To Man And May Cure Diseases

A research finds that the sea urchin's genome is remarkably similar to that of humans' and may hold the key to preventing and curing several human diseases. //University of Central Florida professor Cristina Calestani and several colleagues have conducted the study and published the results in the November issue of Science. ..Sea urchins are small in size and spiny and have no eyes. The sea urc...

Older Men Have Similar Refracture Risk as Women

A study shows that after sustaining an initial low-trauma fracture, older men and women have a similar and substantial risk of subsequent fracture//. The study findings were reported in the January 24/31 issue of JAMA. ....Despite substantial evidence that a prior fracture results in an increased risk of subsequent fracture, less than 30 percent of postmenopausal women and less than 10 percent o...

Newer Class of Antidepressants Similar in Effectiveness, Side Effects Differ

Today’s most commonly prescribed antidepressants are similar in effectiveness to each other but differ when it comes to possible side effects, according to an analysis// released today by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ....The findings, based on a review of nearly 300 published studies of second-generation antidepressants, show that about six in 10 adult patients get some relie...

A New Two-gene Test to Discern Similar Gastrointestinal Cancers

Researchers have devised a powerful two-gene test that can distinguish between a pair of nearly identical gastrointestinal// cancers that require radically different courses of treatment. ....Their report is published this week in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ...."This simple and accurate test has the potential to be relatively quickly impleme...

Men too Experience Hot Flashes Similar to Women

A new study confirms a surprising fact that men who have undergone chemical castration for conditions such as prostate cancer experience hot flashes similar to those// experienced by menopausal women. Using a technique called sternal skin conductance, doctors were able to positively identify hot flashes in males, a positive step toward providing therapy for those patients in need. ....“Most peo...

Bypass Surgery, Drug-eluting Stents Possess Similar Risk and Outcome

Drug-eluting stent therapy and bypass surgery for coronary artery disease have about the same risk for a major cardiac event within 30 days after the procedures// , according to researchers. ....The two also have similar outcomes three years after treatment. Patients with coronary arteries narrowed by atherosclerosis are often candidates for either bypass surgery to reroute the arteries' blood...

Pessimists may Develop More Memory Problems

According to a study published in the issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology,people who are easily distressed and have more negative emotions are more likely to develop memory problems than more easygoing people. ...In the study, those who most often experience negative emotions such as depression and anxiety were 40 percent more likely to develop mild c...

Our Medieval Ancestors Were More or Less Similar to Us Than Previously Thought

Englishmen during the time of Chaucer were not dwarfs but only short by two inches compared to todays average height, and same was the case with women more or less, a new study by researchers from the Bristol Royal Infirmary has revealed. ......As part of their study, scientists researched 3000 skeletons from the medieval St. Peters Church in Barton upon Humber, North East Lincolnshire, and fou...

High-risk Sexual Behavior Adolescents Attract Peers With Similar Attitudes

High-risk sexual behavior in adolescents appears to be influenced by the sexual attitudes of peers, and young people select friends whose attitudes about sex are consistent with their own attitudes. ......The study addressed issues of peer influence. Researchers sought to determine how adolescents come to resemble their peers in risky attitudes and behaviors, attempting to learn whether they ar...

Mice can Produce Embryonic Stem Cells Similar to That of Humans

Researchers from Oxford and Cambridge universities have made a breakthrough in stem cell technology by discovering that mice can produce embryonic stem cells very similar to those 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...

Older Diabetes Drugs Has Similar Effects to Newer Ones

A review of published literature about benefits and harms of oral drugs for type 2 diabetes mellitus found that older agents , such as second-generation sulfonylureas and metformin, have similar or superior effects on glycemic control, lipids and other intermediate endpoints compared to newer, more expensive drugs, such as thiazolidinediones, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors and meglitinides. ...Thi...

Cane Sugar,corn Syrup Have Similar Effects on Hunger

Cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup have similar effects on hunger, fullness, and food consumption at lunch. this may be because sucrose (table sugar) in beverages splits into glucose and fructose molecules, such as are present in high-fructose corn syrup. ...The results suggest that while appetite and food intake are influenced by the number of calories consumed earlier, the types of suga...

Top China Official Pessimistic on Fixing Food Safety Woes

A top China food safety official on Saturday announced new measures aimed at curbing an epidemic of dangerous Chinese-made food products but admitted success could prove elusive . ......China plans to set up comprehensive food safety evaluation systems in 31 cities by the end of the year and to implement other measures, the State Food and Drug Administration official was quoted by the official X...
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