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Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise

...osclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. "Our lifestyle management program appears to improve the health o...blind trial of SNAC intervention versus usual care lifestyle counseling included 38 patients with high-normal blood pressure (systolic greater than 130 mmHg to 1...

How the environment could be damaging men's reproductive health

...rupt the hormone system, and the role of genetics, lifestyle and other factors." The study found that cryptorchidism was associated with low birth weight, preterm delivery, small gestational weight and other congenital abnormalities of the genitalia. An interesting significant risk factor was the father's wei...

Emergence of cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries is not being adequately addressed

...the roles that genetic background, environment and lifestyle play in susceptibility to cancer and pathogenesis of particular cancers. Such studies would be easier to conduct if pediatric cancer units are created in resource-poor nations and if their development promotes international cell and tissue banks and ...

Research shows smoking adds a decade to reproductive age of IVF patients

...7 women, analysing information on reproduction and lifestyle factors, combined with medical records of IVF treatment from 1983 to 1995. ICSI cycles were not evaluated as the treatment was not common during that period. They divided the cause of subfertility into four categories ?fallopian tube problems, male ...

Fungus-farming termites descend from an African rain forest Eve

...occurred either by the adoption of an agricultural lifestyle by local hunter-gatherers, or, and probably more o...ocal hunter-gatherers by farmers. The agricultural lifestyle has allowed both humans and their domesticated organisms to exploit unfavourable areas more effectiv...

Genetic links could unlock clues to leading cause of blindness

...termining how much of a role genetics plays versus lifestyle and environmental factors such as blue light, part of the spectrum of natural visible light. Frequent exposure to blue light rays has been linked to macular degeneration. If the disease is going to be treated early, Dawson said researchers must know ...

Beauty queens urge girls not to sacrifice their bones

...trength and mass. He also pointed out that certain lifestyle activities, such as eating disorders, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, can be detrimental to bone health. The "IOF Beauties and the Bones" event is part of the lead-in to World Osteoporosis Day 2005, celebrated worldwide on October 20, whi...

Skull study sheds light on dinosaur diversity

...to titanosaur wide-gauge walking---corresponded to lifestyle changes, such as different feeding habits. But without skulls to study, it has been hard to draw conclusions about how and what titanosaurs ate. With his work and that of researchers at the State University of New York, Stony Brook who announced the...

No single gene for ageing

...," says Kirkwood. "Stress, environment, nutrition, lifestyle and immunity play an additional role. Great variation between individuals can be seen in organisms such as round worms ?and in humans." Studies of ageing also give insight into the causes of cancer, because cancer and ageing have the same background...

New study shows patients more willing to consider self-injectable HIV therapy than many physicians anticipate

...would not be able to incorporate FUZEON into their lifestyle and the potential misconception that FUZEON is not appropriately recommended in guidelines. "Physicians' best intentions in trying to match treatments to patients may actually be limiting the use of FUZEON in those patients who are most likely to be...

New research examines genetics of successful aging

...s of the human genome that contributed, along with lifestyle factors, to reaching age 90 with preserved cogniti...sful aging. The study also looked at a variety of lifestyle factors, such as smoking and alcohol consumption, with the goal of eventually exploring the interact...

Wisconsin scientists discover a master key to microbes' pathogenic lifestyles

...or some microbes, the transformation from a benign lifestyle in the soil to that of a potentially deadly human pathogen is just a breath away. Inhaled into the lungs of a mammal, spores from a class of six related soil molds found around the world encounter a new, warmer environment. And as soon as they do, ...

Ticks, flukes, and genomics: Emerging pathogens revealed

...tification of molecular features that underlie the lifestyle of pathogens," says TIGR molecular biologist Hervé Tettelin, senior author of the PLoS Genetics article. "We could not have reached these conclusions by independently studying the genome sequence of each individual pathogen," he adds. "Now we know ho...

Ancient DNA provides clues to the evolution of social behavior

...instead of just a snapshot.'' Adopting a colonial lifestyle may have been the key to the rodent's survival, Hadly asserts, and could provide insight into the evolution of social behavior in other animals, including ants and humans. Population crash Named for the ''tuc-tuc-tuc'' sound of its call, the colo...

Breast implants not associated with cancer risk, study reports

...r breast cancer, most likely due to differences in lifestyle or reproductive characteristics. We also found no increased risk for brain cancer or for lymphoma, sarcoma, or multiple myeloma," cancers of concern because of earlier suggestive observations. ...

Multi-million pound UK Biobank underway

...cades to come, how the complex interplay of genes, lifestyle and environment affect our risk of disease. Because it will involve thousands of people who eventually go on to contract each particular disease UK Biobank will provide a uniquely rich resource that allows researchers to identify more reliably than e...

For some young fish, early gene expression is a clear harbinger of fated lifestyle

...ual gene expression if they have adopted different lifestyle fates. Moreover, and perhaps more surprisingly, le... the different expression profiles associated with lifestyle fates were so distinct that by measuring the expression levels of relevant genes, it was possible to...

Most human-chimp differences due to gene regulation ?not genes

...ferent? What sort of changes in the environment or lifestyle would drive such a rapid shift in the expression of genes -- in this case in the liver -- in humans and in no other primate?" Part of the answer, he suspects, is rapid alterations in diet, probably related to the acquisition of fire and the emergin...

ASU researchers find link between social behavior, maternal traits in bees

... humans. "How social life emerged from a solitary lifestyle is a fundamental question," Amdam said. "One theory is that social behavior emerged through new evolutionary inventions. Another is that ancestral solitary phenotypes (characteristics of an organism) were the building blocks of social life, providing...

Life, the remake

...crabs and lobsters. As adults, they have evolved a lifestyle similar to that of clams, mussels and another entire group of animals, the brachiopods. Vermeij reviewed 23 evolutionary innovations thought to be unique, including the genetic code, sex, human language and feathers, and another 55 that turn up repe...

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