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Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk

...hat higher UV-B exposure was protective. UV-B rays spur the production of vitamin D in the body, and Grant speculates that the vitamin is behind the association he found in this study. Some research suggests vitamin D may help ward off cancer. Thun noted that in the US, breast cancer rates are higher in ...

Elevating Manganese Levels hold back HIV

...rent results. Dieffenbach told UPI the study will spur a flurry of research to further understand whether the PRM1 gene is a viable target to develop drugs around. His first step will be to do a study in mice. At the same time, researchers also can look at people infected with HIV and see if they can de...

Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells

...ystem cells.// It is possible the enzyme may also spur the growth of stem cells elsewhere in the body. This information may help researchers determine how to harness the potential of adult stem cells to treat a variety of ailments. Stem cells are immature cells that give rise to the specialized cells tha...

Breastfed babies grow rapidly

... may be supplemented with formula in an attempt to spur their growth, Dr. Michael Kramer from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and colleagues, suggest. To investigate, the researchers followed a group of more than 17,000 healthy infants weighing at least 5.5 pounds and born in the Republic of Belar...

Stroke victims have new hope with activated protein C

...ch is working in a completely unexpected way could spur further research to help develop treatments that reduce the lifelong disability often associated with stroke....

Senate assures ban on smoking

...rs also approved a sales tax "holiday" designed to spur shoppers to spend more, thereby pumping up the state's flagging economy, and approved $102 million in extra spending for the current fiscal year, much of it for social programs hit hard by budget cuts last spring. The supplemental budget includes $3....

Stem cells Can Generate Organs In Labs

...t puzzle and have revealed a chemical mix that can spur the stem cells to develop a layer found in developing embryos that gives rise to the thyroid, thymus, lungs, liver, pancreas and the lining of the respiratory and digestive tracts This layer is called endoderm. "We have described an approach to prod...

Middle-Aged Women with Headaches, Often Walk Out With Prescriptions

...mpared to men of the same age. Headaches normally spur the patients to a doctor and account for nearly 20% of sick leave cases. The findings are reported after study of consultations and referrals recorded for 9 years, till the year 2000, in the United Kingdom. It has also revealed that consultations w...

Competitive Advantage Are Attained In Which Freeloaders Are Punished

...r, the authors say. The new Science study should spur researchers to devise experiments to look into questions that will provide further information on the development of cooperation within groups of people, writes "Perspective" author Joe Henrich from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. "What if...

Instrument to reveal Information about Ozone Loss

... chlorine into highly ozone-reactive radicals that spur ozone depletion. A single molecule of chlorine has the potential to break down thousands of molecules of ozone. NAT PSCs enhance the potential for chlorine activation and can also sediment and irreversibly remove nitrogen from the lower stratospher...

Serotonin the Answer for Anti-Obesity Treatment

... helps explain how such drugs, including Fen-phen, spur weight loss. The finding, available online and in the July 20 issue of Neuron, also reinforces the role of serotonin – a regulator of emotions, mood and sleep – in affecting the brain's melanocortin system, a key molecular pathway that controls body ...

Bush Supports Restriction to ‘Morning–After’ Pll

...ad to fewer abortions, but opponents argue it will spur promiscuity. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said, "If the president's comments are an indication that they're final going to move on this, this would be great progress." Von Eschenbach and two previous commissioners said that they w...

Awareness about anaphylaxis crucial to prevent fatalities

... body. Food, insect stings, medications, and latex spur the allergy, which is the cause of nearly 1,500 deaths in the United States. Dr. Phil Lieberman, co-chair of the campaign said, "Many deaths from anaphylaxis are preventable with immediate medical attention. For some, especially those with asthma...

Kids Help Other Kids to Protect Their Hearing from Personal Music Devices

...d in the dangers of noise-induced hearing loss and spur them to protect their hearing. Martin is not alone. Many other students will attend the Cincinnati conference to share their strategies for educating young people about the risks of loud noise. Among them will be members of what conference organize...

Strong Evidence Suggests Incidence Of Mating Of Ancestors With Neanderthals

...ll about unprompted mutations that occurred on the spur of a moment but because of interbreeding with related species on the verge of extinction that resulted in the introduction of variant genes called alleles which has remarkably contributed to successful evolution of humans. Many other researchers in e...

Underweight Moms: Weighed Down by the Risk of Miscarriages

... be an encouragement to women. Hopefully this will spur them on to include more veggies and fruits in their diet, commented lead researcher Noreen Maconochie. These studies will go a long way to help women who have previously miscarried. They will be able to gauge why they did so, and probably help the...

New Jersey Decides to Support $500 M Stem Cell Research

...en, setting up of stem cell research centers would spur the growth of the economy as well as the health standards in the state. It is pertinent to note that President Bush cancelled federal funding in 2001 quoting his opposition to destruction of embryo and cloning triggering off a race between states to ...

A New System To Regulate Use Of Chemicals

...our knowledge about chemicals, enhance safety, and spur innovation, while encouraging substitution of highly dangerous chemicals by safer ones"....

Estrogen Study Provides New Hope For Colon Cancer Treatment

...es the production of bile acids which are known to spur cancer; or it blocks certain genetic changes within colon cells that lead to cancer."Further efforts are needed to bring these mechanisms to light," comments Chan, who is also an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. “Our study provides a...

Cellular Cues Identified for Stroke Recovery

...romise for eventual clinical applications that may spur brain repair after stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, said Carmichael. And while much is known about the mechanisms of cell death in stroke, little is known about the mechanisms of neurological recovery after a stroke. His la...

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