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Fishes Use Threat of Punishment in Mating Process

...n fact the subordinate fish deliberately diet - or starve themselves - in order to remain smaller than their superiors and so present no threat that might lead to their being cast out, and perishing as a result. Many animals have social queues in which the smaller members wait their turn before they can m...

New Laser Offers Alternative to Surgery in Treating Voice Disorders

..., the device uses energy and heat to shut down and starve blood vessels on the voice box (larynx), or vocal cords, rather than removing them surgically. That's good news for those singers, teachers, lawyers and constant cell phone talkers who have recurrent voice conditions because of voice overuse. The N...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack or Death by 30 Percent

... Repeated episodes every night for a few years can starve the heart of enough oxygen when it is combined with the bodys decreased oxygen intake due to the frequent breathing stoppages during the night, Dr. Shah says....

Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Infection

...ch, it is theorized, secretes a statin as a way to starve other competing microorganisms that require cholesterol to survive. The study included patients from 81 dialysis clinics across 19 states. Only those enrollees who were admitted to the hospital with sepsis were counted, in order to rule out any sub...

J591- an Antibody Exclusively Targets Tumors

...earchers are also developing drugs that indirectly starve tumors of blood by reducing the growth of new blood vessels. But, such therapies are less effective against more advanced tumors with established blood vessels. By directly targeting tumor blood vessels, however, J591 treatments could destroy the tum...

First Treatment to Directly Target Tumor Blood Supply

...supply are not new. However, other such treatments starve tumors of their blood supply indirectly, by reduci...eavy artillery. Current anti-angiogenic approaches starve the blood vessels of growth signals, but with J591, one directly targets a lethal blow right at the ...

Fashion Industry Takes Its Toll on Young Models

...stry. The industry does not want young women to starve themselves to become a "parade of skeletons", as Italian designer Valentino Garavani has put it. Three weeks before the New York Fashion Week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), which represents 280 influential designers and is he...

Even Slight Weight Gain Can Set Stage for Obesity and Health Risks

...fast food. and set consistent meal times. · Don’t starve all day before a big feast, and you’ll be less likely to overeat. · Eat slowly, and wait a few minutes after one serving to see if you are full. · Socialize away from the buffet table, removing a temptation to overeat. · Bring a low-calorie dish t...

New Angiogenesis Finding May Help Fight Cancer Growth

...or reduces the formation of blood vessels, helping starve tumors. But angiogenesis regulation is a two-way street, and there are some diseases in which it might be desirable to stimulate angiogenesis. The new research shows that the NK-B system can work both ways: Reducing inhibition seems to increase ang...

An Anti-cancer Smart Bomb delivered using a Nanocell

..." the theory that cutting off the blood supply can starve tumors to death. That strategy can backfire, however, because it also starves tumor cells of oxygen, prompting them to create new blood vessels and instigate metastasis and other self-survival activities. The next obvious solution would be combinin...

Acrolein may be the key to halting spinal cord damage

...e the cause of brain damage. But, in fact, you can starve the nervous tissue of oxygen for up to an hour without harm if only you control the acrolein levels," Shi said. "This paper suggests that the body is generally pretty resilient but that acrolein may be something it can't handle." Shi said that some ...

Sugar Cravings

...crave carbs and sweets . Studies show when people starve themselves or diet, they become depressed, irritable and angry. When these same people resume normal eating habits, they tend to eat more and are unable to feel satisfied. Researchers say extreme dieting does not work because dieters end up overeati...

Good carb, bad carb? Experts debate.

...ers. Ludwig says overweight people do not need to starve themselves. On a low-GI diet, they can eat enough to feel satisfied and still lose weight.In a pilot study, he tested this on 14 overweight adolescents. They were put on two different regimens -- a standard low-cal, low-fat, high-carb diet and a low-...

Scientific markers of aging described

... restriction. This suggests that you don't need to starve yourself to extend your lifespan. But the research is still on in order to find what factors (other than calorie restriction) influence the levels of the aging biomarkers....

Drugs disrupt formation of blood vessels

...made a signficant step forward in their attempt to starve cancer tumours by stopping the growth of the blood vessels that feed them nutrients. Four drugs that disrupt angiogenesis - blood vessel formation - have been shown for the first time to be effective. It also provides the first indication that the dr...

Vitamin E, the latest warrior against diabetes

... The result is that the body's cells literally can starve to death, causing the complications. In what can come as welcome news to millions of diabetics around the world. Vitamin E, according to the researchers protects the body against diabetes by acting on the free radicals produced in the body which ca...

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