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VCU Researchers Identify Networks Of Genes Responding To Alcohol In The Brain

...es to acute alcohol and in their predisposition to drink alcohol. Researchers isolated tissue from three different regions of the brain that are all known to play a role in responses to alcohol and other drugs of abuse. Using DNA microarrays, which measure the activity of more than 10,000 genes simultaneo...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...ately. * The patient should be given fluids to drink during transfer to the hospital. * The patient should be provided nutritious food and fluids. * The patient should be kept under a mosquito net or in a screened room during the period of illness. * Doctors and health workers treating case...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

...ons and many other species gather day and night to drink or bathe during the dry Namibian summer. To avoid disturbing this remarkable parade of wildlife, and to prevent one of these large creatures from invading tents or destroying delicate electronic gear, the research team erected a 7-foot-tall cloth ba...

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

...Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves ...ng to finish the race very fast don't have time to drink a lot of water along the way," Dr. Levine said. "Those who are not running the race competitively te...

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

...Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves ...ng to finish the race very fast don't have time to drink a lot of water along the way," Dr. Levine said. "Those who are not running the race competitively te...

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...Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves ...ng to finish the race very fast don't have time to drink a lot of water along the way," Dr. Levine said. "Those who are not running the race competitively te...

Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones

...enturies, breastfeeding women have been advised to drink alcohol as an aid to milk production and optimal l... being encouraged by their health professionals to drink alcohol while breastfeeding. But as Mennella points out, "There was no valid scientific evidence to ...

Research may provide new link between soft drinks and weight gain

...fat mass increases as a direct consequence of soft drink consumption," said Dr. Tschöp. The research appears in the July 2005 issue of Obesity Research, the official journal of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO). Consumption of sweetened foods and beverages containing sucrose...

Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics

...died. Because human alcoholics cannot be forced to drink or not, researchers have no control over when in their course an alcoholic can be studied in the laboratory. By contrast, animal models of alcohol dependence can be exquisitely controlled, in terms of alcohol-exposure amounts, time in development of ...

Whisky fans can drink to crop research

...ities. Whisky is consistently the biggest food and drink export earner for the UK. The new £1.8m project "Association Genetics of UK elite Barley" is sponsored by BBSRC, the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ...

Lactose intolerance linked to ancestral environment

...ogical evolution." Although all mammalian infants drink their mothers' milk, humans are the only mammals that drink milk as adults. But most people -- about 60 percent and primarily those of Asian and African descent...

Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?

...upply, increasing manganese levels in the water we drink and bathe in," said Spangler. ...

War on terror meets war on cancer

...on's metabolic rate now is measured by having them drink water enriched in oxygen-18 and hydrogen-2. Over time, these uncommon isotopes are excreted through urine, and additional oxygen-18 is lost as carbon dioxide is exhaled. The person gradually regains normal levels of the common isotopes oxygen-16 and ...

Russian 'surrogate' alcohols are a killer

...ssians. Ongoing research shows that many Russians drink "surrogate" alcohols, such as "samogon" or moonshine, medicinal compounds, and other spirits such as aftershave products. New analyses indicate that these products have either very high concentrations of alcohol, or toxic contaminants. "During the...

Health benefits of a Christmas brandy

...enjoying a slice of brandy-infused fruit cake or a drink of good quality brandy over Christmas you can put your mind at rest that this amber liquid isn't too bad for you at all. In moderation, of course." Red wine is famously known as an effective antioxidant so it stands to reason that brandy, technicall...

Looking for the genes that affect a person's level of response to alcohol

...t almost everything a person could feel after they drink alcohol ?whether dizzy, nauseated, happy, intoxicated, whatever ?and we asked the subjects to rate each one of these feelings from 0, meaning not at all, to 36, meaning the most they could imagine," said Schuckit. "What's interesting about this desi...

Brainstem blocks pain to protect key behaviors

...press pain long enough to allow the animal to eat, drink -- or pee -- in peace. A report from researchers at the University of Chicago, published early online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that by activating "OFF" cells and shutting down "ON" cells in the ventromedial med...

Alcoholism, smoking and genetics among Plains American Indians

...have very different drinking patterns. Alcoholics drink heavily, but episodically ?yet they still meet the criteria for alcoholism." Two, she continued, "they have a very different comorbidity. They don't smoke heavily." In statistical terms, although 62 percent of the male alcoholics and 40 percent of...

Bringing the zoos to the zebras

...eir data also showed that Grevy's zebras prefer to drink during the morning, highlighting the problem of coexisting with herds of livestock outside the conservancy that occupy waterholes during the daylight hours. By having to wait until dusk to drink, Grevy's zebras face elevated risks of predation." In ...

Manipulating single cell receptor alters animal behavior

...ust behavioral effects on animals, causing them to drink water and consume salt. It was also known that angiotensin acts on the surface of cells by binding to receptor molecules, which, in turn, activate proteins and small molecules inside the cells that form "signaling pathways" to cause further cellular...

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