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Common treatment for methamphetamine overdose may damage brain cells

...normal involuntary movements resembling Tourette's syndrome and Huntington's disease." ...

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

...s fat in the liver is a common effect in metabolic syndrome ?and because it feeds the vicious cycle of increased cholesterol and decreased response to insulin that can lead to cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. Meanwhile, the measure of PPAR messenger RNA in the liver reflects the readiness of the...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

... Seattle fund the work. The Great Wall of China syndrome Moeller said that the standard problem for synthetic organic chemists has typically been a structural one ?how do we build molecules having novel structures? "We've worked very hard to develop new chemical reactions that allow us to make new st...

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

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been associated with altered amounts of slow wave sleep, which could reflect reduced electroencephalograph (EEG) activity and impaired sleep regulation. A study published in the May 1st issue of the journal SLEEP finds that CFS is also ass...

Healthy coral reefs hit hard by warmer temperatures

...NC)-Chapel Hill, tracked an infection called white syndrome in 48 reefs along more than 900 miles (1,500 kilometers) of Australia's coastline. The colorful coral colonies that attract visitors to the Great Barrier Reef live atop a limestone scaffolding built from the calcium carbonate secretions of each ti...

Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

...o cardiomyopathy, informally known as broken heart syndrome because it is often preceded by an emotional or ph...py. "We don't know why some women develop this syndrome after what appears to be minimal stress, while other women experience severely stressful events but ...

Hives ferment a yeasty brew, attract beetle pest

...eported occurrences of Colony Collapse Disorder, a syndrome where hives are found abandoned, except for the queen and a few workers. Beekeepers and researchers are unsure of the cause of CCD. "Whether or not it has anything to do with Colony Collapse Disorder, a multitude of things are all attacking bees t...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...of the reemergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Additionally, the researchers will explore strategies for controlling influenza outbreaks in agricultural settings. University of California at Los Angeles (principal investigator—Dr. Scott Layne) UCLA investigators will monitor animal in...

Red flag for repetitive stress injuries identified for first time in humans

...n of debilitating conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. The new study from Temple University senior researchers Ann Barr and Mary Barbe and their doctoral student, Stephen Carp, in the March issue of Clinical Science, found that the immune system pumps out biomarkers (different kinds of...

Gene found for rare disorder may reveal new pathway in mental retardation

...fied two genes that contribute to Cornelia deLange syndrome (CdLS), a multisystem genetic disease that affects an estimated one in 10,000 children. The disease varies from milder to more severe forms, but classically includes mental retardation, impaired growth, heart defects, feeding problems, deformed upper...

Bisexual fruit flies show new role for neurochemical

...lerosis, muscular dystrophy, post-traumatic stress syndrome and schizophrenia is influenced by the number of receptors on nerve cells. The more receptors each cell has at its communication points, or synapses, the better that messages are carried through the brain. A UIC research team led by David Featherst...

Link found between immune system and high plasma lipid levels

...lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel syndrome have a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease, often associated with elevated lipid levels," added co-author Godfrey Getz, MD, PhD, professor of pathology, biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Chicago. "This study may explain w...

Angelman syndrome deficits rescued in mice

Children with Angelman syndrome are often seen laughing and smiling, but this chee...neurological deficits in a mouse model of Angelman syndrome by preventing the inhibition of CaMKII, an enzyme highly expressed in brain regions affected by Ange...

Gene that makes people 'early to bed and early to rise' demystified

...a condition known as familial advanced sleep phase syndrome (FASPS), offered one of the first glimpses into th...ck that are shifted up by three to four hours. The syndrome is passed on in a dominant fashion, meaning that it takes just one copy of the abnormal gene to exhi...

Scripps research team discovers a chemical pathway that causes mice to overeat and gain weight

..."Inflammation as part of the obesity and metabolic syndrome is being recognized to an increasing degree. These data directly couple the lack of a particular type of inflammatory signaling via EP3R with leptin and insulin increase, glucose tolerance, and white fat accumulation, and thus may provide a very impo...

Study identifies risk factors for spread of respiratory infections in hospitals

The 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in China has lessons to teach hospitals on how to prevent the spread of other respiratory diseases, according to new research appearing in the April 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, currently available online. Hospitals were...

FSU researchers determine a critical factor in workings of proteins

... can be traced to mutations on the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein," Zhou said. "Normally, fast association of the protein with other biomolecules is critical for the creation of proper cell structures. The failure of the protein to associate quickly, then, is the root cause of the condition." In their St...

Can engineered immune cells stop AIDS?

...us power of viruses such as human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV). But scientists have yet to solve a vexing problem: developing an efficient transport system that is capable of delivering therapeutic payloads to specific cells. As challenging as the problem has been, researchers in the USC Viterbi School o...

New hereditary breast cancer gene discovered

...und that women with a certain hereditary deformity syndrome run a nearly twenty times higher risk of contracti...org scientists have now found that women with this syndrome have an elevated risk of contracting breast cancer. Saethre-Chotzen is a syndrome that primarily inv...

A revolution in the monitoring of unborn babies

...such as systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjogren’s syndrome and obstetric cholestasis. It will also be useful in monitoring fetuses identified as growing poorly or where it is suspected that the placenta is unhealthy and hence the fetus may become compromised due to lack of oxygen.? In England during 2004 ...

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