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Studies to find better ways to preserve human eggs, ovarian tissue under way

...ansplantation. “Regenerative medicine will help supplement the shortage of organs in the future, and we need technology to preserve those we make.” ...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

... visually. This acoustic information is a valuable supplement to traditional visual observations, and is shedding new light on the behavior of this still-mysterious class of killer whales. (3aAB4) THE SOUNDSCAPE OF MODERNITY Acoustical developments in the 20th century forever altered the sounds that U.S....

Vitamins: Science doesn't always match policy

... and minerals in an article published in a January supplement of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. "The evidence regarding vitamin use for prevention of chronic disease is still quite rudimentary, especially for multivitamins," says Rosenberg. Furthermore, Rosenberg points to research indicating tha...

Shedding new light on proteorhodopsin

... light, proteorhodopsin enables bacterial cells to supplement respiration as a cellular energy source. This abil...hodopsin, that's used by bacteria in salt ponds to supplement respiration. However, in experiments in which marine bacteria endowed with proteorhodopsin were expo...

Xylitol reduces risk of cavities

... A daily intake of xylitol is recommended as a supplement for patients at high risk for tooth decay. Xylitol products that actively stimulate the secretion of saliva should be the first choice, such as chewing gum. About 6 g of xylitol per day is needed to counteract the production of acid and thereby...

NIH announces phase III clinical trial of creatine for Parkinson's disease

...e-scale clinical trial to learn if the nutritional supplement creatine can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). While creatine is not an approved therapy for PD or any other condition, it is widely thought to improve exercise performance. The potential benefit of creatine for PD was identified by...

Biologically inspired sensors can augment sonar, vision system in submarines

...ges in water pressure and movement, the device can supplement sonar and vision systems in submarines and underwater robots," said Liu, who also is affiliated with the university’s Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laborator...

End-of-life care can be improved

... (ICU) and have shared their findings in a special supplement to Critical Care Medicine, the journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The supplement is dedicated entirely to end-of-life care in the critical care setting. "Improving the quality of c...

'Erectile dysfunction' drugs heighten natural anti-cancer activity

...t the arginase enzyme, which metabolizes a dietary supplement called L-arginine, also contributes to dampening the immune system through MDSCs much like nitric oxide, and its production can be reversed by sildenafil. "Impotence drugs won’t cure cancer," Borello cautioned, "but could be used in addition to s...

New dyslexia theory blames 'noise'

...r letters and letter sounds might be a good way to supplement existing dyslexia interventions," she added. Lu said, "Train them in noise." The new study in Psychological Science builds on similar results published by the team of Sperling, Lu, Manis and Seidenberg last year in Nature Neuroscience. In a...

Hospital-acquired infections -- Inevitable?

...avoidable. This concern is addressed in a special supplement to the November issue of The American Journal of M...ve that HAI are a risk of doing business, the AJMQ supplement demonstrates that the belief itself may add to the risk and it's actually the process of care that d...

Handling HPV vaccines and screening: The views of 100 authors

... delighted to announce the publication of a unique supplement to the journal Vaccine: HPV Vaccines and Screening in the Prevention of Cervical Cancer. This special monograph provides a comprehensive and invaluable update for paediatricians, gynaecologists, health educators, policy decision makers, industry and ...

Why Popeye only has eyes for spinach

...they can be advised to take a lutein or zeaxanthin supplement and encouraged to eat vegetables high in these carotenoids. "AMD is a devastating disease where sufferers slowly lose central vision making reading and most day-to-day activities virtually impossible. The main risk factors for the disease are age a...

Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics

...was an observation period and participants did not supplement with Pycnogenol. Symptoms related to venous disorders, and the number of cramping episodes each participant experienced over the two observation weeks was recorded. Next, all the participants were given 200 mg of Pycnogenol once a day for four week...

Natural vitamin E tocotrienol reaches blood at protective levels

...In the first study of this form of the nutritional supplement in humans, Ohio State researchers determined that ...ant, and another, lower concentration at which the supplement offers non-antioxidant protection. Both functions of TCT are directed against neurodegeneration. The...

A new look at the state of the oceans

...red users to add their own images and data, and to supplement existing data records. All newly entered data are reviewed, and, if necessary, evaluated by experts. This not only facilitates the fast development and expansion of the data base, but also leads to a high diversity of data entries with varied geograp...

Iron critical to ocean productivity, carbon uptake

... like dumping a load of Geritol or some other iron supplement into the water." Three large areas appear limited by a lack of iron, the researchers say ?the southern ocean around Antarctica, the sub-arctic north Pacific below Alaska, and a huge area in the tropical Pacific centered on the equator. With their ne...

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

...t exercised for at least a day and were not taking supplement medications. The test subjects had chosen a favorite video. Three days before the experiment, all the subjects were told which group they were randomly selected to be in, experimental (video watching) or control (no video watching). All subjects had ...

An elephant tail

Use of the amino acid supplement L-arginine following a heart attack does not impro...of JAMA. L-arginine is a widely available dietary supplement and is publicized as having benefits for patients with hypertension, angina, heart failure and sexua...

Little known DNA repair enzyme may be a tumor suppressor gene

Use of the amino acid supplement L-arginine following a heart attack does not impro...of JAMA. L-arginine is a widely available dietary supplement and is publicized as having benefits for patients with hypertension, angina, heart failure and sexua...

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