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Misusing vitamin to foil drug test may be toxic; plus, it doesn't work

...ffered skin irritation, while both adolescents had potentially life-threatening reactions, including liver toxicity and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), as well as nausea, vomiting and dizziness. One of the teens also had disrupted heart rhythms. All four patients recovered after treatment in hospital emergenc...

Columbia scientists determine 3-dimensional structure of cell's 'fuel gauge'

...AMPK without activating other proteins and causing potentially toxic side effects. However, he notes that this development in understanding the atomic resolution structure of the protein provides researchers a powerful new tool for the design of useful therapeutics. ...

Are one-third of costly implanted heart devices unnecessary? New study suggests yes

...f them for life. The use of the MTWA test could potentially save a large part of those costs. But using MTWA testing to determine who will get the most benefit from an ICD is still not standard practice, despite Medicare coverage for one form of the test. Chan, Chow and their colleagues hope that their st...

Cocoa 'vitamin' health benefits could outshine penicillin

...ia are enormously important. But epicatechin could potentially get rid of 4 of the 5 most common diseases in the western world, how important does that make epicatechin?... I would say very important? Nutrition expert Daniel Fabricant says that Hollenberg’s results, although observational, are so impressive th...

Researchers find gene mutation that causes infertility in male mice

...r rates of abnormalities during meiosis, which can potentially cause chromosome imbalances and birth defects, the researchers discovered. In addition, the researchers found that female mice with the Dmc1 mutation are born with fewer egg cells and can run out of eggs prematurely -- resulting in early menopause (o...

Research finds music training 'tunes' human auditory system

...train" the brain to better encode sound ?work that potentially has far-reaching educational and clinical implications. The study was supported by Northwestern University, grants from the National Institutes of Health and a grant from the National Science Foundation....

Cancer-killing invention also harvests stem cells

...ells of the lymphatic and circulatory systems, and potentially mesenchymal stem cells, which are unspecialized cells that form tissue, bone, and cartilage. Current procedures enable the specific capture of hematopoietic stem cells, which grow (or differentiate) over time into all of the different blood cells, a...

Chemo combination improves survival in asbestos-related cancer

...sive therapy, although the toxicity is serious and potentially life-threatening." ...

New protein inhibitor impedes growth of cancerous cells

...f just a few key kinases, these proteins represent potentially important targets for new cancer therapeutics, but...ealing the normal roles of Plk1 in new detail, and potentially identifying specific cellular processes that might be targeted by future anti-cancer therapeutics. ...

New mechanism for nutrient uptake discovered

... ion that is beneficial at low concentrations, but potentially toxic at high concentrations. This is a major advance in the field of plant mineral nutrition." ...

Study shows hope for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's

...er that 90-percent figure, it still means the test potentially could have great value to physicians and patients and their families, and the results are particularly significant for patients who have limited access to teaching hospitals, where they may undergo six to 12 months of evaluation for a diagnosis. “...

Shedding new light on proteorhodopsin

...ardt said that the solar power option represents a potentially significant boost for efforts to develop alternatives to fossil fuel energy sources. Microbes that can simultaneously harvest energy from several different sources may be better at producing biofuels than microbes that can only utilize a single energ...

Insomnia drug can improve brain function

...nt trials can be a logical approach to identifying potentially beneficial drugs, especially in the case of rare or orphan diseases. ...

Scientists sequence genome of parasite responsible for common sexually transmitted infection

...ost effective medicines to treat the infection and potentially create a way to prevent infection altogether," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection that affects both men and women and results in roughly 7.4 million new cases in the United States each yea...

Protein discovery targets antibiotic-resistant bacteria

...Zongchao Jia (Biochemistry). “It turns out to be a potentially good target in a wide range of bacteria that cause...ntries ?the model being developed at Queen’s could potentially be a target for treating typhoid as well. The underlying goal is to control, if not clear, the infec...

New biofuels process promises to meet all US transportation needs

...cing liquid fuels from plant matter - or biomass - potentially available from agricultural and forest waste, prov... study indicates that 1 billion tons of biomass is potentially available every year from agricultural sources such as crop wastes, animal manure, grains and other ...

Researchers urge monitoring of bone health during chemotherapy

... and any therapy that decreases bone density could potentially enhance tumor growth in bone," says senior author Katherine Weilbaecher, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and of cell biology and physiology. "But there are things that can be done to counteract this. Physicians should carefully monitor their ca...

Breakthrough in understanding type-2 diabetes as key genes identified

...further explain the causes behind type-2 diabetes, potentially leading to new treatments. The research revealed that people with type-2 diabetes have a mutation in a particular zinc transporter known as SLC30A8, which is involved in regulating insulin secretion. Type-2 diabetes is associated with a deficiency in...

DNA ends: Common tool, different job

...In addition, the natural ends of chromosomes could potentially look like broken strands of DNA that a cell's repair machinery is designed to fix. This has been a long-standing puzzle, because mending chromosome ends as though they were double-strand breaks would result in either unregulated degradation or end-to...

Cancer tip -- Nanoparticles can damage DNA, increase cancer risk

... fullerenes," Pacheco said. "The DNA damage could potentially lead to mutations and ultimately increase the risk of cancer." One problem is that, while it’s clear that some nanoparticles can be more toxic than others, there’s not enough data as yet to determine the most dangerous types. "A lot is unknown...

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