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Prenatal Stress Keeps Infants, Toddlers up at Night, Study Says

...anks as one of the most highly regarded indexes of healthy development, and plays a critical role in consolid... research is needed to see how we can best promote healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. The ALSPAC study, part of the WHO-initiated European Longitudinal...

Common cancer gene sends death order to tiny killer

...er cells, one missing p53 and the other containing healthy p53. They then looked for any of the 500 known human microRNAs that are activated only in cells containing p53. It turned out that the miR-34a gene is turned on by p53, and in fact, experiments demonstrated that p53 binds directly to the genetic m...

Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage

...e systemically throughout the body which may spare healthy tissue the long-term consequences of therapeutic i...f radiation may have long-term negative effects on healthy tissues and organs, such as the kidney, liver and thyroid gland. Based on previous studies showi...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...ins of people with Alzheimer’s disease compared to healthy people. It’s recognized as a critical player in bringing about much of the brain damage that follows a stroke and brain injury, so it’s no surprise that its presence in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients would be assumed to be part of the problem. ...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

... neuroscientific findings, researchers suggest the healthy form of the GAB2 gene may protect brain cells from developing tangles, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. If the findings are confirmed, this discovery could provide a target for future Alzheimer’s therapeutic drugs. “We hope that this s...

Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space

...etation plays an important role in determining how healthy it is. Accurately monitoring chlorophyll from space, therefore, provides a valuable tool for modelling primary productivity. "The 709 band used by MERIS is not present on other ocean-colour sensors. It was essential to our detecting Sargassum," G...

Study shows big power of small RNAs, not just proteins, in halting cancer

...es by activating an immune response in surrounding healthy cells. Most suspected that proteins would be revealed as key to the power of p53, but this latest research published June 6 by Nature now identifies miRNAs as a critical force behind the anti-proliferation potential of p53. Expression of most ...

Newly discovered antibody may be body's natural defense against Alzheimer's

...nt for Alzheimer's. IVIG is made from the blood of healthy donors and was previously reported to contain small quantities of antibodies against beta amyloid. "The effects of IVIG in lowering beta amyloid levels in Alzheimer's patients in our Phase I clinical trial were much more profound than we expected...

Runners -- Let thirst be your guide

...aths that have occurred from EAH is that these are healthy young people who otherwise would have lived normal... major source of fluid loss during exercise.” A healthy person needs to be dehydrated in the range of 4-6 percent loss of body water before there’s a signif...

New vaccine prevents CMV infection and disease in mice

...emain dormant for years, if not the lifetime, of a healthy individual. However, two percent of all children are born with the virus passed on by the mother in utero, and 15 percent of those children will show symptoms such as hearing loss, mental retardation, motor or learning disabilities. Because the ho...

Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women

...gists to precisely target fibroids without harming healthy surrounding tissue. "This treatment immediately stops blood flow in the treated fibroid tissue, which results in a significant, sustained decrease in symptoms for up to 12 months," said the study’s lead author, Fiona M. Fennessy, M.D., Ph.D., assis...

Hawaiian treasure, macadamia nuts good for the heart

Incorporating macadamia nuts into a heart healthy diet can reduce cardiovascular disease risks accor...while other tree nuts are recommended as part of a healthy diet," says Dr. Amy E. Griel, recent Ph.D. recipient in nutritional sciences. "Macadamia nuts have h...

Pistachios lower cholesterol, provide antioxidants

...to test the effects of pistachios added to a heart healthy moderate-fat diet on cardiovascular disease risk f...tudy has shown that pistachios, eaten with a heart healthy diet, may decrease a person's CVD risk profile," says Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished profess...

Salk scientists hammer out a pathway that promotes muscle cell survival in mice

... enzyme that pumps up a cell’s ability to maintain healthy muscle and restores normal muscle function in genetically engineered mice with weak muscles. The study, published online in Nature Medicine, is the first to explore the part this enzyme plays in a cascade of events triggered by exercise-induced hormo...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...ole tart cherries in humans. The study will enroll healthy individuals who will spend a night at the U-M General Clinical Research Center, and have their blood tested multiple times to look for the breakdown products of cherries. ...

Does amateur boxing cause brain damage?

...fter rest from boxing. The study also included 10 healthy men who were not athletes. The study found hig...oxers within 10 days of the fight as compared with healthy non-athletes. These increased levels returned to normal after three months rest from boxing. In ...

How the brain's backup system compensates for stroke

... in an information-processing circuit is impaired, healthy cortical networks can flexibly reconfigure processing in a way that is rapid, functionally-specific, and preserves behavior." ...

Chronic fatigue syndrome impairs a person's slow wave activity during sleep

...p EEG measures, did not differ between the CFS and healthy twins during a regular night's sleep. According to Armitage, it was only after a "challenge" to sleep regulation was introduced (keeping them awake an extra four hours) that the CFS twins exhibited significantly less SWA power in the first non-REM ...

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...y remove the dead tissue and bacteria, leaving the healthy tissue to heal. "Still, we were very surprised to see such a good result for MRSA. There is no reason this cannot be applied to many other areas of the body, except perhaps a large abdominal wound." Professor Boulton and his team, including sen...

First clinical trial of gene therapy for childhood blindness

... that will be used in the trial involves inserting healthy copies of the gene into the cells of the retina to help them to function normally. Restoring the activity in these cells should restore vision. The operation delivers the normal genes to the retina, using a harmless virus or "vector" to carry the gen...

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