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Antidepressants-important role

...or find they have side effects. The doctor can now switch them to one of the others, knowing there is a good chance the alternative will produce the desired improvement....

Defence against free radicals

...o decrease cellular ageing by using chemicals that switch these proteins on,” he said. “However, we need to do more research to find practical or medical applications of these exciting new findigs.”...

Risk for Pregnant Women

...carbon filters. "Pregnant women also might want to switch to non-chlorinated bottled water," Houlihan added. And, also added that they should take shorter showers and baths, since CBPs can be in inhaled or absorbed through the skin....

A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle

...mmonly used experimental gene, linked to a genetic switch so it only would turn on in a type of immune cell known as an antigen-presenting cell.When the gene is turned on, it produces a protein that glows green under fluorescent light. The modified gene was transferred into human blood stem cells and injec...

Nose plug-switch that stops smelling

...tly found that the brain’s ‘nose plug’ that is the switch in the brain that lets us stop smelling something, even though the odour is still there. Two papers published in a recent issue of the journal Science show that a protein called CNGA4 helps plug the ‘nose’ of odour receptor cells.//The main job of t...

Tobacco chewing leads to dental caries

...his study shouldn't give chewers the idea they can switch to snuff," said study author Deborah Winn, Ph.D.,...

A new recovery for heart attacks

...d cells adapt to low oxygen, however the molecular switch for that has to date been unknown.Dr Whitelaw and colleagues found under low-oxygen levels, HIF loses a hydroxyl molecule from an asparagine amino acid on this other domain. This changes the shape of the protein and allows it to activate the genes. ...

Nose plug: switch that stops smelling

...tly found that the brain's 'nose plug' that is the switch in the brain that lets us stop smelling something, even though the odour is still there.// Two papers published in a recent issue of the journal Science show that a protein called CNGA4 helps plug the ‘nose’ of odour receptor cells.The main job of t...

Campaign aims to simplify OTC drug labels

...has increased as more and more drugs have made the switch from prescription to over-the-counter status. But many Americans, particularly senior citizens, misuse over-the-counter drugs because the lettering is too small. Consumers have also complained that words like "indications," and "precautions" are too ...

Drug stabilizes cancer growth

...as signal transduction inhibitors, all designed to switch off certain cancer processes. Phenoxodiol was discovered by Novogen Ltd., Marshall Edwards' Australian parent company. Phenoxodiol appears to work by inhibiting an enzyme that is vital for cancer growth. With the drug interfering with this enzyme r...

New drug helps allergies

...r, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to switch Claritin to over-the-counter drug. A month's suppl... expected to plummet, Schering-Plough is trying to switch patients to Clarinex. In addition to running television, print and Internet ads, the company is sell...

A remedy to overcome dandruff

...cated shampoo, but be aware that you may// need to switch brands from time to time, as individual products may lose their effectiveness. Ideally, wash your hair with the shampoo every day or so, and make sure it actually comes into contact with your scalp by leaving it for a few minutes. But don't use the...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

...ches its surface molecules, much as a person might switch their locks to prevent someone with a key from get...l of the University of Pittsburgh. Bordatella can switch between two distinct forms -- one for colonizing the respiratory tracts of its hosts, and one better...

Breastfed babies grow rapidly

... growth, the study also found, but the decision to switch these infants to formula appeared to have been based on their slow growth. "Our results offer no support to the prevailing premise that prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding inexorably leads to deficits in weight and length during the first year of ...

Cancer gene mystery to be cracked!

...ists will use a process called RNA interference to switch off certain genes and leave others unaffected. Thi...he worm used tiny pieces of double-stranded RNA to switch off rogue genes that would otherwise harm it. Subsequently, researchers found that synthetically pro...

Early detection of colorectal cancer may be hindered by coloured toilet disinfectants

...ggested that manufacturers of toilet disinfectants switch to colourless products, or use agents that turn a specific colour in the presence of minor amounts of blood. His argument was hailed as "interesting and valid", by Jola Gore-Booth, Chief Executive of Colon Cancer Concern. She also added that the more...

New Gene Identification Help Asthma Treatments

...tibody immunoglobulin E. These findings could help switch off immunoglobulin E to prevent allergic reactions. However scientists said the challenge of translating geneticfindings into new treatments cannot be accomplished overnight....

Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades

...rast, abnormal cancerous cells gain the ability to switch off PTEN, allowing the dysfunctional cells to survive and thrive. Accumulation of multiple changes like this in melanoma cells results in the development of a faster growing and more aggressive tumor. A technique called chromosome transfer technolog...

Low-Tar Cigarettes As dangerous As High-Tar Cigarettes

Addicted smokers sometimes switch to lower tar cigarettes in hopes of continuing with their habit and hoping to not experience the consequences of higher tar cigarettes.// Non-filter cigarettes make up less than 1 percent of sales in the United States and United Kingdom. A new study...

Recovery After Heart Transplantation

...dard heart transplant medications will not need to switch to Everolimus for the moment....

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