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U of M study identifies risk factors of disordered eating in overweight youth

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (July 29, 2009) University of Minnesota Project Eating Among Teens (EAT) researchers have identified factors that may increase overweight adolescents' risk of engaging in extreme weight control behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, the use of diet pills, laxatives, and di...

2 reproductive factors are important predictors of death from ovarian cancer

PHILADELPHIA Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that survival among women with ovarian cancer is influenced by age of menarche and total number of lifetime ovulatory cycles. This finding suggests that hormonal activity over the course of a woman's lifet...

Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

NEW YORK (July 8, 2009) A new finding reveals that African-American patients with breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer tend to die earlier than patients of other races with these cancers, even when they receive identical medical treatment and when socioeconomic factors are controlled for. The fin...

Genetic factors may predict depression in heart disease patients

PROVIDENCE, RI Individuals with heart disease are twice as likely to suffer from depression as the general population, an association the medical community has largely been unable to explain. Now, a new study by researchers at The Miriam Hospital, in conjunction with The Montral Heart Institute, ...

Study finds novel genetic risk factors for kidney disease

A team of researchers from the United States, the Netherlands and Iceland has identified three genes containing common mutations that are associated with altered kidney disease risk. One of the discovered genes, the UMOD gene, produces Tamm-Horsfall protein, the most common protein in the urine of...

Gladstone scientists identify key factors in heart cell creation

Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease have identified for the first time key genetic factors that drive the process of generating new heart cells. The discovery, reported in the current issue of the journal Nature , provides important new directions on how stem cells may...

Genetic risk factors identified for sudden cardiac death

Building on these findings, the Helmholtz scientists and their clinical partners want to obtain further insights into the pathogenesic mechanisms of the disease and gain perspectives for early diagnosis and therapy. The results of the genome-wide study have been published online in the journal Na...

Autism Speaks funds $5 million to studies on genetic and environmental risk factors for autism

NEW YORK, NY (February 26,2009) Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has committed $5 million to investigate genetic and environmental risk factors for autism. The project will expand and link two large-scale, multi-site studies fo...

Breaking the barrier: Discovery of anti-resistance factors and novel ocean drugs

Investigations into coral disease, red tides and other marine environmental issues have led to discoveries of new chemicals as a source for pharmaceuticals. These chemicals function as antibiotics for microorganism providing survival advantages and may be usable in human health care. Research ...

Genetic risk factors may tailor prostate cancer screening approaches

Men with a family history of prostate cancer and African-American men are particularly susceptible to the disease, with a twofold to sevenfold increased risk. Assessing risk in these populations has been difficult. "There have been years of effort to try to identify genes and genetic mutations ...

Making flies sick reveals new role for growth factors in immunity

A Salmonella infection is not a positive experience. However, by infecting the common laboratory fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster with a Salmonella strain known for causing humans intestinal grief, researchers in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University have shed light on some ke...

Advances in the field of schizophrenia research: New genetic factors identified

Schizophrenia is one of the most serious mental illnesses and is accompanied by symptoms that include delusions and blunted affect. Environmental as well as genetic factors form a complex interplay that leads to the illness. Two papers published in the Internet editions of the professional journal...

U of T discovers environmental factors linked to sex ratio of plants

TORONTO, ON. Environmental factors can transform the ratio of females to males in plant populations according to new research out of the University of Toronto. The study conducted by Ivana Stehlik, a lecturer, Jannice Friedman, a PhD candidate, and Spencer Barrett, a professor, involved a ...

Sociological research shows combined impact of genetics, social factors on delinquency

CHAPEL HILL, NC In one of the first studies to link molecular genetic variants to adolescent delinquency, sociological research published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review identifies three genetic predictorsof serious and violent delinquencythat gain predictive precision w...

International team identifies 21 new genetic risk factors for Crohn's disease

An international consortium of Crohn's disease researchers has combined data from three independent studies to identify 21 new genetic variants associated with the inflammatory bowel disorder, bringing the total number of risk factors to 32. Several of these are involved with the immune system's ...

Research examines factors in delaying or declining total knee replacement surgery

A study led by Dr. Ann F. Jacobson, associate professor in Kent States College of Nursing, unveils the reasons why people may initially choose to postpone but ultimately undergo total knee replacement surgery and emphasizes the need for better patient education before and after the procedure. ...

NIA uses Genomatix in stem cell research, suggests novel transcription factors for stemness

Genomatix Software with businesses in Munich, Germany and Ann Arbor, Michigan released today that the group of Kenneth R. Boheler at the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Md published some remarkable work on embryonic stem (ES) cells. In their work they first...

Stowers Institute's Hawley Lab identifies factors responsible for restart of meiotic cycle

The Stowers Institutes Hawley Lab has identified a pair of proteins that work in concert to restart the meiotic cycle of oocytes following a natural period of dormancy. The Hawley Lab has described the dual actions of these two proteins as the Sleeping Beauty Kiss that awakens the long-dorman...

Largest study to investigate risk factors of autism to begin enrolling families

OAKLAND, Calif., November 14, 2007 Researchers from Kaiser Permanente and the California Department of Public Health, as well as from five other sites nationwide, today will begin enrolling families in the largest study to date investigating the genetic and environmental factors that may cause au...

St. Jude finds factors that accelerate resistance to targeted therapy in lymphoblastic leukemia

Results of a study by investigators at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital provide strong evidence for why the targeted therapy drug, imatinib, or Gleevec, which has revolutionized the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia, (CML) is often unable to prevent relapse of a particularly aggressive...

Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes

Monday, August 13, 2007 Today, researchers report for the first time that genetic variants in mitochondriaenergy-producing structures harboring DNA that are inherited only from the motherare directly linked to metabolic markers for type 2 diabetes. The study, which highlights the role of mito...

'Stroke Belt' deaths tied to non-traditional risk factors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Southerners die from stroke more than in any other U.S. region, but exactly why that happens is unknown. A new report by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the University of Vermont underscores that geographic and racial differences are not the sole ...

Human embryonic stem cells remain embryonic because of epigenetic factors

A human embryonic stem cell is reined in prevented from giving up its unique characteristics of self-renewal and pluripotency by the presence of a protein modification that stifles any genes that would prematurely instruct the cell to develop into heart or other specialized tissue. But, thanks t...

Gene therapy delivery of nerve growth factors reverses erectile dysfunction in animal model

Rats with erectile dysfunction, or ED, that were injected with a gene therapy vector containing either of two nerve growth factors were able to regain normal function after four weeks, according to a study conducted by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers. These findings are bei...

Genetic factors are linked to fever following smallpox vaccination

New evidence supports the link between genetic factors and certain adverse events related to smallpox vaccination. The study, published in the July 15th issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online, may have implications for predicting adverse events from other live vaccines....

First confirmed common genetic risk factors for breast cancer

The most powerful genetic analysis of the DNA codes of over 40,000 women -- including those with breast cancer as well as those without the disease – has uncovered five common genetic variants that increase an individual’s risk for breast cancer. In a paper published online today in the journal...

Study examines genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Cardiff University researchers have found evidence for new genes involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, to be published in the next issue of the journal Human Molecular Genetics, tested more than 17,000 gene variants in 4,000 volunteers. Several genes were found to...

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 epic...

Impressive new Impact Factors for BioMed Central's open-access journals

Eleven journals published by BioMed Central, the open access publisher, received their first Impact Factor this month. With nine journals in the top 10 of their 2005 Journal Citation Report* category, and ten journals with a 2005 Impact Factor exceeding 3.00, open access journals are confirmed as p...

Studies clarify risk factors for mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus

Breastfeeding does not raise the risk of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to two new studies published in the December 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. One study found that infant girls are twice as likely to be infected as in...

NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

...ases' role in promoting scarring in a mouse model of heart disease. Risk factors for heart disease in women: Young and middle-aged women tend to have higher...complication rates after a heart attack. This set of studies evaluates risk factors connected with heart disease in women such as: depression and history of tr...

Scientists find universal rules for food-web stability

...e fed upon by multiple predator species," says Ulf Dieckmann of IIASA. The scientists have also identified additional stabilizing and destabilizing factors within ecosystems. Ecosystems with high densities of predator-prey links are less likely to be stable, while a strong dependence of predation on preda...

Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's

...t disabling molecular chaperones or the heat shock factors that control some of them, disables tumor formatio...first to study molecular chaperones and heat shock factors in animals to better understand their role in thes...ssing different molecular chaperones or heat shock factors in the last decade to help explore the large famil...

University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers reveal ocean acidification at Station ALOHA

...cation, there are few studies of sufficient duration, accuracy and sampling intensity to document the rate of change of ocean pH and shed light on the factors controlling its variability. In 1988, Dave Karl and Roger Lukas of the School of Ocean, Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Haw...

Obama administration announces more than $327 million in Recovery Act funding for science research

...d universities for fusion energy research; Expanded funding for integrated climate research, which blends climate modeling with modeling of human factors such as economics and choices about energy production, consumption, and use; Analysis of Smart Grid technology development, to improve the effici...

The way you eat may affect your risk for breast cancer

...Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. "Further identification of serum factors that are involved in tumor development would possibly provide a way to iden...t intermittent calorie restriction might enhance tumor growth due to growth factors being secreted in response to re-feeding, Cleary said. In an accompanyi...

Stem cell 'daughters' lead to breast cancer

...d. "Usually, luminal progenitor cells multiply rapidly in the presence of certain growth factors. In BRCA1 women these cells don't even require growth factors to proliferate they misbehave from the outset. "We also know that the BRCA1 gene is required for normal DNA repair. There may therefore be a tripl...

Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...arkets. Aware wishes to caution you that there are factors that could cause actual results to differ material... the results indicated by such statements. General factors include, but are not limited to: our quarterly res...ess may be affected by government regulations. DSL factors include, but are not limited to: our DSL licensing...

Race/ethnicity, family income and education associated with sugar consumption

...arge and diverse sample, allowing examination of the independent effects of factors related to added sugars intake in a multivariate setting---the first such analysis with US national data. In addition, it was possible to examine factors within subpopulations defined by race/ethnicity. The five subpopulations an...

Drug-proof zebrafish reveal secrets of addiction

...her genotype. In addition to genes involved in pathways classically associated with reward, this gene set shows a striking enrichment in transcription factors that are specifically known for their involvement in brain development. Even more interestingly, as the authors demonstrate, several of these genes ar...
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