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How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'

...g researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem feels he has come up with a practical weight loss soluti...ntial level, the brain sends out a signal that one feels “full.” The young Hebrew university researchers developed a novel method for synthesizing a pep...

Mice with a migraine show signs of brain damage

...id Nedergaard, who notes that by the time a person feels pain or notices a visual disturbance, the changes to the brain are already well underway. To make the finding, the team used a sophisticated laser system known as two-photon imaging to look at the activity of live cells in the intact brain of a mo...

pHLIP, a novel technology to locate and treat tumors

...a physiological marker of many diseases ?and pHLIP feels acidity,?said Reshetnyak. “Therefore, pHLIP could also be used for monitoring of disease development and therapeutic outcomes. It might play very important role in the study of arthritis, ischemia and stroke.? Lead author Oleg Andreev said, “We b...

New cell type identified in cancer development

... stem cell theory is still in its infancy, but Gao feels these findings, if validated by additional studies, point to a candidate population of precancerous cells that may one day be a valuable target for new drugs and treatments. "To cure cancer, we have to eliminate all potential malignant cells ?not ju...

A healthier start to a pig's life

... in Swedish pig production. Professor Pierzynowski feels that being part of a EUREKA project has been invaluable in making contacts in other countries and in raising the profile of the project....

MIT bioengineer advances survival, promise of adult stem cells

... with human ES cells," she said. She also said she feels her personal views, and those of others, are respected in the scientific community. Currently, federally funded research is only allowed on certain established lines of embryonic stem cells, although a few states, including California and Connecti...

Newts which regrow their hearts

...es from the wetlands of North America, but it also feels quite at home in the Institute’s aquaria. It is a small animal that scientists find interesting for a particular reason: whereas humans cannot regenerate damaged heart muscle adequately after a heart attack and the destroyed muscle tissue scars ove...

Drug can quickly mobilize an army of cells to repair injury

... at the site of injury will be effective. But Link feels it may make more sense to mobilize the cells into the bloodstream with agents like AMD3100. "It might be better to let the appropriate cells find their way through the circulation to the site of injury or low oxygen," he says. "That way you enhance ...

A new target for painkillers

...se. Symptoms can include numbness and pain that feels like constant burning, "pins and needles," sharp shooting pain, electricity or electrical shock, or tingling. People with neuropathic pain often are hypersensitive to previously innocuous stimuli ?for example, feeling pain from a foot rubbing against...

Mirrors in the mind: New studies elucidate how the brain reflects onto itself the actions of others

...(unseen) hand is synchronously stroked, the viewer feels that the rubber hand becomes part of his or her body. In the new work, the researchers used this illusion--though in this case, the rubber hand was replaced by a real hand of an experimenter--to control whether a subject experienced that an experim...

Genetically altered mice no longer like cocaine

...e nervous system to the point where a cocaine user feels a high, Gu said. He and his colleagues raised laboratory mice with genetic alterations in the gene that codes for the dopamine transporter. "By doing so we created a dopamine transporter that resists cocaine but also retains its function of taking ...

Just the expectation of a mirthful laughter experience boosts endorphins 27 percent, HGH 87 percent

There's no doubt that laughter feels good, but is there real neurophysiology behind it and what can you do about it? In a paper being presented in an American Physiological Society session at Experimental Biology 2006, Lee S. Berk of Loma Linda University, reports that not only is ther...

New test to detect rare proteins in blood

...n of very early recurrence is important and Greene feels the power of this technology will facilitate recognizing early phases of tumor emergence. Rational targeted therapy has shown in animal models ?over 10 years ago ?and more recently in clinical trials that treatment of small or incipient tumors is a ...

Stress substantially slows human body's ability to heal

The stress a typical married couple feels during an ordinary half-hour argument is enough to slow their bodies' ability to heal from wounds by at least one day, a new study has shown. Moreover, if the couple's relationship is routinely hostile toward each other, the delay in that healing p...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain

...ed allodynia, which means that even ordinary touch feels painful. In both rats and people, scientists measure allodynia by touching the skin with a series of filaments or exposing the skin to small amounts of moderate heat. People with neuropathy perceive the filament's touch or heat as a painful sensation...

Errors in the measurement of global warming corrected

...igns. "It's like being outside on a hot day -- it feels hotter when you are standing in the direct sun than when you are standing in the shade," said Sherwood. "We can't hang our hats on the old balloon numbers." After taking this problem into account, the researchers estimate there has been an increase ...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain in animals

...ed allodynia, which means that even ordinary touch feels painful. In both rats and people, scientists measure allodynia by touching the skin with a series of filaments or exposing the skin to small amounts of moderate heat. People with neuropathy perceive the filament's touch or heat as a painful sensation...

Love's all in the brain: fMRI study shows strong, lateralized reward, not sex, drive

...esearch also helps to explain why a person in love feels 'driven' to win their beloved, amidst a whole constellation of other feelings." The study, entitled "Reward, motivation and emotion systems associated with early-stage intense romantic love," is available online and will be in the July issue of the ...

Researchers discover molecular mechanism that desensitizes us to cold

...protein becomes desensitized so that one no longer feels the cold. The study, published this week as an advance online publication by Nature Neuroscience, focused on a specific region of the cold receptor which is found in many other receptors, including ones involved in taste, vision and fertilization. Th...

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