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Therapeutic role found for carbon monoxide

...CO), the colorless, odorless gas often dubbed "the silent killer," could be used to prevent the onset of certain inflammatory conditions was first proposed in 1998. Since then, numerous studies have shown that when administered at low, non-toxic concentrations prior to such procedures as organ transplant su...

Holiday gluttony can spell disaster for undiagnosed diabetics

...a metabolic disorder linked with obesity, can be a silent killer because its symptoms aren't sudden, but build up over time and lead to heart disease or other maladies. That's bad news for those with undiagnosed diabetes. "The obesity epidemic is surging and people don't realize they're setting themselv...

Stroke symptoms common among general population

...troke reveals that many have had an undiagnosed or silent stroke, according to background information in the article. One previous study found that 11 percent of individuals age 55 to 64, 22 percent of those ages 65 to 69 and 43 percent of those older than 85 years show evidence of stroke despite never hav...

A silent pandemic: Industrial chemicals are impairing the brain development of children worldwide

...ial chemicals are responsible for what they call a silent pandemic that has caused impaired brain development in millions of children worldwide. It is silent because the subclinical effects of individual toxic chemicals are not apparent in available health s...

Power emerges from consensus in monkey social networks

...duals ?in the case of pigtailed macaque monkeys, a silent bared-teeth display. On the other hand, there is little consensus if signals come from just a few individuals. "Consensus about power is an important organizing principle in societies in which conflicts are complicated, often involving many group me...

Colour sensor breath test can detect lung cancer

...o use and is very expensive. As cancer is often silent in its early stages and symptoms are often not specific, it is often difficult to pick up the disease at a stage when it could be treated effectively, say the authors. Diagnosis is often therefore only made when the disease is advanced. "Ultim...

Notorious cancer gene may work by destroying messenger

... PMR1 attaches to the mRNAs and remains there as a silent passenger. If it receives the proper signal, however, the protein chops up and destroys the mRNA, which instantly stops production of that protein. Cells use that mechanism to control the production of proteins such as growth factors, which activ...

Bats prey on nocturnally migrating songbirds

...journeys at night; the forces of a skilled, almost silent nocturnal hunter patrolling the infinite dark space await them... ...

Male reindeer inflate a large air sac in the neck region to emit their hoarse rutting calls

...e autumn rutting season whereas females are mostly silent during that period. Instead, vocal communication of females tends to mainly occur with their young, in the first months after the birth in summer. In mother-young communication the air sac individualizes the calls and contributes to individual recogn...

RNA splicing factor implicated in ovarian tumor cell growth

... Ovarian cancer is commonly referred to as "the silent killer," as it usually is not discovered until its advanced stages. If diagnosed and treated while the cancer is confined to the ovary, the 5-year survival rate is more than 90 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. Unfortunately, only 19...

U-M researchers discover gene switched off in cancer can be turned on

...rchers found that a gene called Brahma, or BRM, is silent – but not missing – in some cancer cells. By expos... mutations to the gene but rather that it was just silent – essentially like a switch that had been turned off. Knowing that a class of drugs called histone d...

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