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Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...lesterol, HDL cholesterol or C-reactive protein, a widely acknowledged marker of inflammation. The study noted that MPO changes low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol into a harmful oxidized form that cause atherosclerosis and the 'bleach' produced by MPO damages the arteries directly, causing cell dea...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...n, made from processed ground rosehips, is already widely used by patients with osteo-arthritis, a less serious condition caused by general wear and tear of the joints. One month's supply of the supplement retails over-the-counter for less than $30. The new research was prompted by RA sufferers who clai...

Dow Acquires Wolff Walsrode from Bayer

...lulosics industry. Cellulosics and derivatives are widely used in formulations for food, personal care, pharmaceuticals, construction, paint and a variety of specialty industrial applications. The business will cater to formulators and brand owners whose end product label claims are underpinned by advanced ...

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...bottle. But the nature of this problem can vary widely -- from a sustained streak of binge drinking behavior all the way to serious physiological addiction to alcohol. Columbia University Medical Centre analyzed a survey of 43,093 people done in 2001 and 2002. Dr Deborah Hasin, from the Columbia Unive...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

... arent so far fetched, he said. Humans also vary widely in the way in which they form social bonds with their partners, offspring and kin. By making careful comparisons with model species like mole-rats, we may be able to tease apart the relative contribution of genes, environment, up-bringing and culture...

New Asthma Gene Identified

...even in the United Kingdom. Its prevalence differs widely among different geographic areas. To account for the environmental factors associated with the disease, researchers structured their investigation to ensure that cases of childhood asthma were matched to children without disease from the same geogr...

A Savage Murderer in Canada Gets Sentenced to Life

... locate after moving her body a second time. A widely publicized search for Ross uncovered no clues about her disappearance and the police investigation focused on her boyfriend until Sylvester confessed. Sylvester visited the Manilla site at least 10 times before turning himself in to police in Sept...

Role of MicroRNA in Cancer Suppression Identified

...of the potent tumor suppressor p53. p53 has been widely accepted as a powerful tumor inhibitor that can prevent or slow the spread of cancer cells by facilitating apoptosis. In this study, activation of p53 in-vivo in mice as well as in cultured human cells induced the expression of a specific microRNA (m...

Harry Potter Final Book - Prediction and Expectations

...ldren inhabit." "Rowling is someone who has read widely and successfully synthesized her many influences into something that seems new, that seems original," Nel said. "From Jane Austen to C.S. Lewis to E. Nesbit to Dorothy Sayers, and even to the Greek and Roman myths Rowling read in college, she has b...

Top China Official Pessimistic on Fixing Food Safety Woes

...ber of US-made imports on safety concerns in moves widely viewed as retaliatory. However, Sun admitted there was widespread use of dangerous chemicals in China's agricultural and livestock industries and that such problems posed a major threat to China's exports. 'Food safety problems have suffocated ag...

The Chattier Gender

... 7,000 for men. These findings have been reported widely by national media and have entered the cultural mainstream, James W. Pennebaker, chair of the Psychology Department and co-author of the study, said. Although many people believe the stereotypes of females as talkative and males as reticent, there ...

Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk

Selenium supplements are widely promoted on the Internet for conditions ranging from cold sores and shingles to arthritis and multiple sclerosis . They are sold to prevent aging, enhance fertility, prevent cancer and get rid of toxic minerals such as mercury, lead and cadmium. S...

Doctors Discover Hair-loss Prevention Drug for Cancer Patients

... given etoposide anti-cancer drugs. Etoposide is widely used to treat lung and other cancers but can cause hair loss. Sakai, professor at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, said his team was hoping to to put the agent to practical use in the future. "I want people to know that few studies have ...

Clinically Proven Probiotic Supplement Now Available to Pharmacists

...N. "So we are thrilled that ALIGN will now be more widely available to consumers." ALIGN has been available through the internet and phone for over 18 months with orders increasing daily. Some of the country's leading gastroenterologists have been recommending ALIGN for their patients. ALIGN will be ava...

Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

...tance. They say that drugs called bisphosphonates, widely prescribed for bone loss, block this enzyme and prevent bacteria from spreading antibiotic resistance genes. The researchers say that interfering with the enzyme has the added effect of annihilating antibiotic-resistant bacteria in laboratory cult...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...t a donor lung and transplant it into a patient is widely suspected to affect its overall function after transplant surgery. The mouse model will help pinpoint the inflammation that underlies damage to the organ when it cant be transplanted quickly and may lead to ways to prevent such injury. Based on mo...

Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

... American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. It is widely believed that the rigid support provided by a functional knee brace protects the graft and improves knee stability and function when the patient returns to sport after surgery and rehabilitation, explains Dr. Birmingham. Others believe that the addit...

The Importance of Junk DNA

...suggest that repeated genomic sequences might be a widely used strategy used in mammals to organize functional domains.Without boundary elements, the coding portion of the genome is like a long, run-on sequence of words without punctuation, said Rosenfeld. Decoding the information written in junk DNA coul...

Now, a Tattoo That can Be Easily Removed

...rotection or restrained release. The process is widely used in manufacturing plant food, stain remover, and even scratch-and-sniff perfume ads, where scent is released upon scratching a treated paper. Researchers at Brown University have made microencapsulated beads filled with dyes that do not have h...

Study Shows Positive Results for Zestra(R) Feminine Arousal Fluid

...cale clinical study examining the potential of its widely available, non-hormonal, non-prescription Zestra(R...nducted in 2001. Efficacy assessments included the widely used, validated subject self-assessment questionnaire, the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). This...

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