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Probiotics help gastric-bypass patients lose weight more quickly, Stanford study shows

STANFORD, Calif. New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital & Clinics suggests that the use of a dietary supplement after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery can help obese patients to more quickly lose weight and to avoid deficiency of a critical B vitamin. ...

3 to 6 months to lose weight gained in pregnancy is normal

This release is available in German . Kilos often melt away by themselves but there is no guarantee Gaining weight in pregnancy is not only normal, it is necessary. The mother's body has to nourish the growing baby. Her body needs to take on more fluid to support the extra circulati...

Isolated forest patches lose species, diversity

MADISON Failing to see the forest for the trees may be causing us to overlook the declining health of Wisconsin's forest ecosystems. Even areas with apparently robust trees and lush canopies are threatened as forests are increasingly fragmented by roads and development, becoming isolated green...

Research suggests vegetable juice may help people with metabolic syndrome lose weight

NEW ORLEANS, April 19, 2009 Drinking at least one glass of low sodium vegetable juice daily may help overweight people with metabolic syndrome achieve better weight loss results. A study, conducted at the Baylor College of Medicine and presented at this week's Experimental Biology Meeting, found...

Worker ants of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your fertility

This release is available in French . The highly specialized worker castes in ants represent the pinnacle of social organization in the insect world. As in any society, however, ant colonies are filled with internal strife and conflict. So what binds them together? More than 150 years ago...

Older people who diet without exercising lose valuable muscle mass

BETHESDA, Md. (Sept. 17, 2008) - A group of sedentary and overweight older people placed on a four-month exercise program not only became more fit, but burned off more fat, compared to older sedentary people who were placed on a diet but did not exercise. The new study also showed that when old...

Brown tree snake could mean Guam will lose more than its birds

In the last 60 years, brown tree snakes have become the embodiment of the bad things that can happen when invasive species are introduced in places where they have few predators. Unchecked for many years, the snakes caused the extinction of nearly every native bird species on the Pacific island o...

Adults who eat eggs for breakfast lose 65 percent more weight

Park Ridge, Ill. (August 5, 2008) A study published online today in the International Journal of Obesity shows that eating two eggs for breakfast, as part of a reduced-calorie diet, helps overweight adults lose more weight and feel more energetic than those who eat a bagel breakfast of equal ca...

Obese men have less semen, more sperm abnormalities, and should lose weight before trying for a baby

This release is available in Spanish . Obese men should consider losing weight if they want to have children, a scientist told the 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Wednesday 9 July). Dr. A Ghiyath Shayeb, from the University of Aberd...

Advertisements saying dairy products help you lose weight are misleading

Asheville, N.C. May 1, 2008 There have been recent claims that dairy products can help people lose weight, and the dairy industry has hyped the assertion by investing millions of dollars in commercial advertising. However, a new review of the evidence published in the journal Nutrition Reviews r...

Pregnant patients lose out in breast cancer treatment; a new approach is needed

Berlin, Germany: Pregnant breast cancer patients can be treated as closely as possible to existing guidelines for non-pregnant patients, with few ill effects, a scientist told the 6th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-6) today (Wednesday 16 April). Dr. Sibylle Loibl, Assistant Profess...

How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'

Yaniv Linde in his lab. Millions of people the world over suffer today from obesity, yet there is no “magic bullet” that has yet provided a universally accepted solution. However, a young researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem feels he has come up with a practical weight loss solution...

Butterflies lose body fat during metamorphosis

A group of scientists from Oregon have discovered that butterflies experience a great loss in body fat during metamorphosis. The details of their findings appear in the March issue of the Journal of Lipid Research, an American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology journal. "The transfor...

New stem cell research could reduce number of animal experiments

... ALS, a form of motor neurone disease in which the nerve cells that control the muscles die. This currently incurable condition causes patients to lose movement in muscles, affecting breathing and eventually causing death. Dr Subramanian will be making iPS cells from the skin cells of patients suff...

After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller

...ics (Bloomington) bioinformaticians Mina Rho and Haixu Tang oversaw the survey of mammalian and non-mammalian genomes. Transposable elements often lose their functionality soon after insertion but nevertheless are disturbingly common. In the human genome, for example, transposable elements constitute ...

ISU researchers find possible treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

...Singh, associate professor in biomedical sciences at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, would like to see Spinal Muscular Atrophy lose its high ranking and even slide off the list altogether. Most Spinal Muscular Atrophy sufferers -- more than 95 percent -- have a mutated or deleted...

Common allergy drug reduces obesity and diabetes in mice

...y to produce insulin. In contrast, type 2 diabetes is a strictly metabolic condition in which cells grow increasingly deaf to insulin signals and thus lose their ability to metabolize glucose. In both cases, glucose mounts in the blood, at times to fatal levels. But it is becoming increasingly clear t...

Music is the engine of new U-M lab-on-a-chip device

...tions between the chip and a computer to move, mix and split pin-prick drops of fluid in the device's microscopic channels and divots. "You quickly lose the advantage of a small microfluidic system," said Mark Burns, professor and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and a professor in the D...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

... symptoms of C. difficile , the team found that one particular group of knockout mice with mutations associated with impaired immune defence began to lose weight and became moribund. The similarity with the human manifestation of the disease, where older or immune impaired patients tend to exhibit the sy...

LSUHSC's Bazan awarded ARRA grant to preserve vision

...es Dr. Bazan. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, each year, more than 2.5 million eye injuries occur and 50,000 people permanently lose part or all of their vision. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, eye injury is a leading cause of monocular blindness (bli...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

...corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86 III. MARKET 1. North America III-1 A.Market Analysis III-1 Outlook III-1 Industrial Lasers lose Sheen in the US III-1 Product Launches III-1 Strategic Corporate Developments III-8 Select Players III-13 B.Market Analytics III-19 ...

Army study improves ability to predict drinking water needs

...rate and reducing its cooling power. Sweat rate and water needs are difficult to predict because water needs are so variable. Inactive individuals lose between one and three liters of body water a day. More activity and warmer climates can double or even triple ordinary losses. Sweat rates also vary d...

Two dietary oils, two sets of benefits for older women with diabetes

... Among the most surprising findings: that in 16 weeks, these women could lose between about two pounds and four pounds of trunk fat simply by taking saff...each day was approximately 1 2/3 teaspoons. Postmenopausal women tend to lose muscle at the same time that body fat accumulates toward their middle, so t...

Dogs, humans, put heads together to find cure for brain cancer

...s of large segments of chromosomes, which makes isolating the specific genes involved extremely difficult. Humans suffering from meningioma frequently lose one copy of almost the entire length of human chromosome 22. This chromosome is made of almost 50 million base pairs of DNA that code for more than 50...

Scripps Research scientists observe human neurodegenerative disorder in fruit flies

...n 1886, Charcot-Marie-Tooth is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders in the United States today. When people have this disease, some lose the protective covering on their nerves called myelin. This causes a host of problems that usually emerge in early adulthood, including loss of muscle...

New supplement may help slow sight loss in elderly

...oss itself and in terms of the expensive treatments that are needed to deal with the condition. "Up to 500 people a year in Northern Ireland will lose sight in one or both eyes as a result of late AMD. "We wanted to carry out the study as prevention of progression to late AMD can result in a reduc...

Bisphenol A exposure in pregnant mice permanently changes DNA of offspring

...in humans, Taylor said. "We don't know what a safe level of BPA is, so pregnant women should avoid BPA exposure," Taylor said. "There is nothing to lose by avoiding items made with BPAand maybe a lot to gain." ...

Climate change could drive vast human migrations

... Alexander de Sherbinin, a geographer at CIESIN. "We usually categorize the poor as the ones who will suffer mostbut richer societies will potentially lose as well." The report, In Search of Shelter: Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement, is based on a first-time ...

Simple drug treatment may prevent nicotine-induced SIDS: Study

...y and a professor in the department of Biology. "We speculated that chemicals released from nerves might interact with adrenal cells and cause them to lose oxygen sensitivity. It turns out that nicotine mimics the effects of one of these chemicals, thereby allowing us to test the idea. The present study ...

Protein linked to mental retardation controls synapse maturation, plasticity, CSHL team finds

...proved critical in the team's progress in understanding what goes wrong when the OPHN1 gene malfunctions. Destabilizing AMPA receptors "If you lose the OPHN1 protein," says Van Aelst, "for example, if you have a mutation in the OPHN1 gene, then the protein becomes non-functional. This, in turn, p...

Wiping out the world's mass migrations

...ring out how to save migrations." "A large part of this is an awareness issue. People don't realize what we have and are losing," says Harris. "We lose migrations and become biologically depauperate with farms and fences, even though there is no reason why humanity cannot technically and socially adva...

Report updates guidelines on how much weight women should gain during pregnancy

...on weight, diet, and exercise. This counseling should occur not just during pregnancy, but well before women plan to conceive, given that many should lose weight to begin pregnancy closer to or at a normal BMI. Women's doctors should record their patients' weight, height, and BMI as a routine practice p...

Shellfish face an uncertain future in a high CO2 world

...s will be in order to better inform current and future environmental restoration efforts. "In a high CO2 world, calcifying organisms may well begin to lose out to competition with non-calcifiers, a situation that could fundamentally change benthic communities. Understanding how such changes may play out i...

Is vitamin D deficiency linked to Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia?

...ve correlated tooth loss with development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia. There are two primary ways that people lose teeth: dental caries and periodontal disease. Both conditions are linked to low vitamin D levels, with induction of human cathelicidin by 1,25-dihydro...

Penn State entomologists seek fungus to blunt mosquitoes' sense of smell

... Sick people often lose their sense of smell and their appetite. If this happened to mosquitoes, they would not be able to feed on humans and spread malaria. A team of Penn S...

When cells reach out and touch

... inhibition: a phenomenon in which non-cancerous cells growing in a dish stop multiplying when they touch each other. Cancer cells, on the other hand, lose contact inhibition and continue to proliferate even when they're touching. The researchers suspected that microRNAs might play a role in contact inhib...

Translating the conversation between the brain and blood vessels

...allowing nerve cells to 'talk' to each other. The Schreihofer laboratory will: Test the hypothesis that neurons that inhibit sympathetic activity lose their ability to do so. This may allow the neurons that stimulate sympathetic activity to get the upper hand, which leads to hypertension. Study h...

Poison: It's what's for dinner

... Even with detoxification genes, creosote bush is so toxic the packrats can eat only so much. When they eat it exclusively, in winter, they actually lose weight. They gain weight in the spring when they also eat annual plants and grasses, yucca and other plants. Juniper also is toxic, but not as much as...

Desert woodrats switch one dietary poison for another

...itions." Even with detoxification genes, creosote bush is so toxic the woodrats can eat only so much. When they eat it exclusively, in winter, they lose weight. In spring, they gain weight when they also eat other plants. Juniper is also toxic, but not as much as creosote bush. Before creosote ca...

Genetic switch potential key to new class of antibiotics

...oming a built-in defect (tRNA wobble) in the mRNA-ribosome-tRNA system charged with translating genes into proteins. Without Q many important bacteria lose their ability to produce gene products necessary for survival or to confer human disease. Landmark work by Yale's Ron Breaker first revealed the mec...
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