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New study provides further evidence that apple juice can delay onset of Alzheimer's disease

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 22, 2009 A growing body of evidence demonstrates that we can take steps to delay age-related cognitive decline, including in some cases that which accompanies Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Alzhe...

Green tea may delay onset of type 1 diabetes

AUGUSTA, Ga. A powerful antioxidant in green tea may prevent or delay the onset of type 1 diabetes, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Researchers were testing EGCG, green tea's predominant antioxidant, in a laboratory mouse with type 1 diabetes and primary Sjogren's syndrome, which d...

Common treatment to delay labor decreases preterm infants' risk for cerebral palsy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Intravenous magnesium sulfate supplementation before preterm delivery cuts the risk for handicapping cerebral palsy in half, according to research led by University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) obstetrician Dwight Rouse, M.D., and published in the Aug. 28 issue of The New En...

A new idea for how anti-aging products delay ripening of fruit and wilting of flowers

RIVERSIDE, Calif. When plants encounter ethylene, a gas they also produce naturally as a hormone, the result is softening and ripening in the case of fruit, and wilting and fading in the case of flowers all of which ethylene promotes. To delay these effects, growers spray plants with produc...

Human stem cells delay start of Lou Gehrig's disease in rats

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that transplanting human stem cells into spinal cords of rats bred to duplicate Lou Gehrig's disease delays the start of nerve cell damage typical of the disease and slightly prolongs life. The grafted stem cells develop into nerve cells that make substantial...

NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

...Alzheimer's via magnetic resonance: Identifying patients who are developing Alzheimer's disease could help neurologists treat it earlier and possibly delay its progression. Certain chemicals produced as part of the brain's metabolism could signal the presence of the disease. Scientists are testing magneti...

Early detection and quick response are key to defense against anthrax attack

...ponse to be effective, quick detection and treatment are essential, and any delay beyond three days would overwhelm hospitals with critically ill people. ...cent more hospitalizations in the exposed population. And each extra day of delay to the start of the program beyond two days would result in up to 6.5 perce...

Study explains potential failure of oral contraceptives with obese women

...rug concentration. Women of normal weight who follow their oral contraceptive directions should have appropriate protection against pregnancy. But the delay in reaching a steady state drug concentration raises questions about how well oral contraceptives may work for obese women. Increasing the drug d...

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC scientists identify enzyme important in aging

...pe that we may one day have the ability to restore the function of the thymus in old age, or perhaps by intervening at an early age, we may be able to delay or even prevent the degeneration of the thymus in order to maintain our immune defenses throughout life," said Dr. de Vallejo. The mouse model tha...

MS study offers theory for why repair of brain's wiring fails

... To glean further evidence about Wnt's role, the researchers hyperactivated the Wnt pathway in the oligodendrocytes of mice, which caused a profound delay in repair. Further analysis suggested that the Wnt pathway activation was creating a roadblock that prolonged oligodendrocyte precursor development. ...

Who goes abroad for fertility treatment and why?

...partial or total reimbursement of 44.4% and 22.1% of patients. In France, patients could only be reimbursed for overseas treatment where there was a delay at home, and treatment that was illegal at home, for example for single women or homosexual couples, was not reimbursed at all. "This was a pilot s...

Environmental cues control reproductive timing and longevity, University of Minnesota study shows

... When humans and animals delay reproduction because food or other resources are scarce, they may live long...uals use environmental cues to predict population declines, causing them to delay reproduction until the decline has occurred, when each offspring will make ...

A urine test for appendicitis?

... have focused on advanced radiologic procedures, such as computed tomography and ultrasound, but these resources are not universally available and can delay diagnosis," says Bachur. "Although these advances have improved the diagnosis and decreased complications from appendicitis, CT scans also expose chil...

SMOS and Proba-2 launch rescheduled for November

...at September before we can start the launch campaign and start shipping the satellite and support equipment to the launch site in Russia. Although the delay is a little disappointing the team is very much looking forward to launch in November." SMOS, or ESA's Water Mission as it is known, will make glo...

MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study

... with other developmental disabilities and children without a developmental delay or disability noted. Health conditions among children with and without...ith other developmental disabilities and children without any developmental delay or disability. Factors associated with a child's risk for developing a...

Omega-3 fatty acids appear to impact AMD progression

...are warranted. "Taken together, these data indicate that consuming a diet with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and low-GI foods may delay compromised vision due to AMD," says Taylor. "The present study adds the possibility that the timing of a dietary intervention as well as the combinat...

Tracking down the causes of multiple sclerosis

...ike viruses, bacteria and tumours, attack the body's own brain tissue. New treatments now available can attenuate the harmful immune reaction and thus delay the progress of the disease. However, the more effective the treatment, the more serious its side effects. Therefore, it is a matter of extreme urgenc...

Caltech scientists reveal how neuronal activity is timed in brain's memory-making circuits

...uit Design at Caltech. "But when we looked simultaneously at many different anatomical locations across the hippocampus, we found instead a systematic delay in neuronal activity from site to site. Instead of the whole structure oscillating at once, we see traveling waves that propagate across the hippocamp...

A bad performance is better than no performance at all

... quality of the tutors only played a minor role during this process", concludes Stefan Leitner. In contrast, birds that do not hear songs as juveniles delay the closure of their song development phase and still make corrections when hearing a suitable model later in life". ...

Demonstration Features Commercial Technology for Combating Terrorism

...ection/mitigation systems; cargo inspection devices; chemical and biological detection, mitigation and protection equipment; communications equipment; delay and denial technology; explosives detection systems; explosive ordnance disposal equipment; fence sensor systems; individual protective equipment; nig...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

...r materially from expectations. Such factors include the following (1) technological, engineering, quality control or other circumstances which could delay the sale or shipment of products containing the Company's technology; (2) economic, business, market and competitive conditions in the software indust...

Identification of genetic variants affecting age at menopause could help improve fertility treatment

...ve one or more of these variants which might relate to their sub-fertility, and perhaps interfere with the relevant physiological pathways in order to delay their total infertility", said Ms Stolk. ...

Reducing the roadworks

...rvice they need to work on. This prolongs the road works and increases the risk of damaging other services beneath the road or pavement. The resulting delay to road users, disruption to business, environmental damage and safety costs add up to around 4 billion, in addition to the 1 billion direct cost to ...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

...r materially from expectations. Such factors include the following (1) technological, engineering, quality control or other circumstances which could delay the sale or shipment of products containing the Company's technology; (2) economic, business, market and competitive conditions in the software indust...

Muscular dystrophy diagnosis delayed almost 2.5 years in boys

...s show signs of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) for 2 years before they obtain a diagnosis and disease-specific treatment, about the same length of delay children have endured for the past 20 years despite advances in genetic testing and treatment. A simple and inexpensive blood test for any boy with sy...

Demonstration Features Commercial Technology for Combating Terrorism

...ection/mitigation systems; cargo inspection devices; chemical and biological detection, mitigation and protection equipment; communications equipment; delay and denial technology; explosives detection systems; explosive ordnance disposal equipment; fence sensor systems; individual protective equipment; nig...

Personalized treatment for early lung cancer

...stem recognize MAGE-A3, a protein that is expressed on about 30% of lung cancers. Studies have shown that the treatment can help patients avoid or delay cancer recurrence after surgery. At the conference, researchers will describe a gene signature that might predict which patients will benefit from the...

Social separation stops flu spread, but must be started soon

...me, closing schools and isolating infected people within the home should reduce infection, but only if they are used in combination, activated without delay and maintained for a relatively long period. Professor George Milne and his colleagues from the University of Western Australia (UWA) simulated the...

Compendium of pancreatic cancer biomarkers established as strategic approach to early-detection

... A cancer scientist from Johns Hopkins has convinced an international group of colleagues to delay their race to find new cancer biomarkers and instead begin a 7,000-hour slog through a compendium of 50,000 scientific articles already published to a...

Study: Health undervalued in reproductive rights debate

... consider the possibility that a woman could become pregnant because of the delay caused by a pharmacist's refusal, or that druggists at the other outlets mi...ider factors such as costs or lack of transportation that could potentially delay the procedure and heighten risks, Burkstrand-Reid said. Other cases blam...

Common fragrance ingredients in shampoos and conditioners are frequent causes of eczema

...s down when it comes into contact with oxygen, it becomes oxidized and can cause allergy. Manufacturers do include other substances in the products to delay this oxidation process, but allergenic substances can st! ill be formed from linalool when it is stored. "One way of trying to minimize exposure to...

Pest management specialist Charles Summers wins prestigious Woodworth Award

... His work has led to improved best management decisions and decreased pesticide use. He is also known for his research on reflective mulches, used to delay and reduce aphid and whitefly infestations on squash, pumpkins, cucumbers and tomatoes and other crops. He teams with plant pathologist Jim Stapleton ...

Gladstone scientists reveal key enzyme in fat absorption

...d Dr. Farese. The mechanism of action, the researchers identified was that the lack of Mgat2 may reduce the uptake of fat in the small intestine and delay its entry into the blood. This process may dissociate fat from carbohydrate absorption and insulin secretion and ultimately lower the amount of fat st...

AGU journal highlights -- March 12, 2009

...e records dating from 1962 to 2004. They find that austral spring total column ozone above the South Pole is significantly correlated to the SAM, with delay times of up to four months. The austral spring SAM is also linked to polar ozone concentrations into the early summer. The ozone-SAM relationship is t...

'Climate change: Global risks, challenges and decisions'

... of how it is defined. Weaker targets for 2020 increase the risk of crossing tipping points and make the task of meeting 2050 targets more difficult. delay in initiating effective mitigation actions increases significantly the long-term social and economic costs of both adaptation and mitigation. Key...

Synthetic biology can help extend anti-malaria drug effectiveness

...gy to responsible manufacturers who will bundle artemisinin as part of an anti-malarial drug "cocktail" rather than selling it as a monotherapy should delay or even prevent malaria parasites from developing resistance. Recently, there have been reports of malaria parasites in West Africa showing some signs...

Study examining role of genetics and environment in type 1 diabetes

.... Hopkins says. While there is still no surefire way to stop the attack, an early diagnosis allows children to start taking insulin early and at least delay destruction, the researchers say. It's a stark contrast to how the autoimmune disease is typically diagnosed: gravely ill children are brought to an e...

Demonstration Targets Terrorism

...ection/mitigation systems; cargo inspection devices; chemical and biological detection, mitigation and protection equipment; communications equipment; delay and denial technology; explosives detection systems; explosive ordnance disposal equipment; fence sensor systems; individual protective equipment; nig...

Molecule that suppresses immune response under study in type 1 diabetes

...et cells for destruction, leaving young patients unable to use glucose, a major fuel source for the body. MCG researchers think they may be able to delay or even prevent that destruction by boosting the body's levels of an enzyme fetuses uses to escape the mother's immune response or by packaging islet ...

Researchers disprove 15-year-old theory about the nervous system

... COLUMBIA, Mo. A delay in traffic may cause a headache, but a delay in the nervous system can cause much more. University of Missouri researche...
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