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Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use

...n protein that Ibogaine regulates to reducealcohol consumption in rats, we have established a link between GDNFan...bogaine, they foundthat the heightened craving and consumption was significantly reduced."The discovery that Ibogaine reduced binge drinking after a period ofabsti...

Current human embryonic stem cell lines contaminated UCSD/Salk team finds

...to cells lining thestomach and colon, organs where consumption of red meat has beenassociated with risk of cancer."Knowing the mechanism that this molecule uses to get into human cellsmay give us clues to possible solutions to the problems that it maycause in various situations," Varki said....

Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

...nd humans. "This research proves that hunting and consumption of great apes represent a serious health risk for ...es from wildlife populations to humans through the consumption or handling of carcasses or bushmeat. Specifically, the researchers found that Ebola infections in ...

New research indicates a 'troubled' greenhouse is brewing

...ins. "The past methane outburst dwarfed even human consumption of hydrocarbons, and there is a danger that another similar outburst could be triggered by warming of polar and submarine ice due to human activities. Our little warming push could repeat the troubled times of 55 million years ago." However, Retalla...

Opposing fat metabolism pathways triggered by a single gene

...interact to form a feedback system controlling the consumption and composition of fats in the nematode. Using RN...2005) Nuclear hormone receptor nhr-49 controls fat consumption and fatty acid composition in C. elegans. PLoS Biol 3(2): e53. ...

Children's taste sensitivity and food choices influenced by taste gene

...e bitter taste, thereby interfering with vegetable consumption and potentially limiting intake of important nutri...enario would account for the increase of vegetable consumption that often occurs as children mature into adulthood. This is definitely an area that merits more res...

Effective Cancer Treatments Follow The Clock

... balance, body temperature, cardiac output, oxygen consumption and endocrine gland secretion. In their experiments, the researchers measured the animals' body weight as an indicator of response to the anti-cancer drug. They discovered that Clock-mutant and Bmal1-knockout mice showed high sensitivity to the drug...

DuPont's first biologically derived polymer receives global recognition

...ng the most reliable backup power for the resource consumption of humans and will serve to further protect the environment." DuPontTM Sorona® offers unique properties to consumers and manufacturers. Consumers appreciate the unique qualities that DuPontTM Sorona® brings to fabrics, including exceptional softness...

Canadian youth 4th highest in international obesity study

... what the research team expected. Surprisingly, as consumption of candy and chocolate increased, the likelihood of being overweight decreased. "This does not mean that eating sweets in large quantities is recommended for young people," says Dr. Janssen, pointing out that the frequency of candy eating, rather th...

Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence

...ould displace 30 percent of the nation's petroleum consumption for transportation. Supplying more than 3 percent ...els from biomass increase from 0.5 percent of U.S. consumption in 2001 to 4 percent in 2010, 10 percent in 2020 and 20 percent in 2030. In fact, depending on sever...

Human Cells Filmed Instantly Messaging for First Time

...ould displace 30 percent of the nation's petroleum consumption for transportation. Supplying more than 3 percent ...els from biomass increase from 0.5 percent of U.S. consumption in 2001 to 4 percent in 2010, 10 percent in 2020 and 20 percent in 2030. In fact, depending on sever...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...s to reduce the risk of food-borne infections from consumption of contaminated bovine products. In 1999, the UK also instituted universal leukocyte reduction of blood to prevent the transmission of cell-associated vCJD prions. The UK also defers donors who have previously received a blood transfusion. Unfortunat...

Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events

...ia. It recommends individualized fluid-replacement consumption by all competing athletes. "Researchers of the st...ypes are instructed prior to activities that water consumption is necessary to prevent illness from heat and to maintain performance levels. It is also clear, how...

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are now species of slime-mold beetles -- but strictly in homage

...ia. It recommends individualized fluid-replacement consumption by all competing athletes. "Researchers of the st...ypes are instructed prior to activities that water consumption is necessary to prevent illness from heat and to maintain performance levels. It is also clear, how...

New design : complete

...ia. It recommends individualized fluid-replacement consumption by all competing athletes. "Researchers of the st...ypes are instructed prior to activities that water consumption is necessary to prevent illness from heat and to maintain performance levels. It is also clear, how...

Python a 'hearty' eater

...large meal. Hicks observed that the snake's oxygen consumption increased seven-fold within 24 to 48 hours after eating. This heightened metabolic state lasted for up to seven days and was accompanied by a rapid remodeling of the ventricle--the lower portion of the blood-pumping organ. In experiments, the python'...

Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones

...nsient release of both. However, following alcohol consumption we saw divergent responses in these two key hormon...M. Yanina Pepino, and Karen L. Teff. Acute alcohol consumption disrupts the hormonal milieu of lactating women. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2...

15 generations of untrained jocks, couch potatoes show big physiological adaptations

...d a greater running endurance and increased oxygen consumption (12%) than the "couch potatoes." These differences...cantly greater differences in endurance and oxygen consumption (44%) between the two groups of G15 rats than were seen at G7. "This enhanced divergence at G15 was...

Secrets to antibody's success against West Nile Virus surprise scientists

...mally work by binding to invaders to flag them for consumption and destruction by immune system cells known as macrophages. In the prior study, which screened several potential West Nile antibodies, scientists found that all the most potent antibodies bound to a particular section of a protein that makes up the ...

Lance Armstrong through a physiological lens: hard training boosts muscle power 8%

...y measured his performance against standard oxygen consumption and by the end of the study he was much more efficient utilizing the same amount of oxygen. But on the road," he pointed out, "it means he can go faster and get more guys off his wheel." Effect of cancer, therapy nil The period that started when Ar...

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