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Celiac Disease Provides Clues To Solving Autoimmunity

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an article published in Scientific America, a study of potentially fatal food-triggered disease has uncovered a process that may contribute to many autoimmune disorders. The epidemiology of celiac disease that once wa...

1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for h1n1

Similarities Between 2 Pandemics Can Aid in Preparedness and Response BALTIMORE, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. prepares for a resurgence of H1N1 influenza this fall, much can be learned from looking at a previous pandemic that had similar patterns. In an articl...

Cellular Protein Yields Clues to Diabetes, Alzheimer's

Animal tests suggest humanin could have therapeutic benefits WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- New information about a cellular protein might help in efforts to develop drug treatments for diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. In tests on rats, they found that huma...

New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes

Studies shed light on why black women more likely to die, but questions remain TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- The racial gap in breast cancer outcomes, with black women more likely to die from the disease, can't be explained completely by any one factor, new research shows. Fo...

Research Reveals Clues to Breast Cancer's Spread

Interrupting key signals might prevent recurrence, investigators say MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. research team says it has spotted key signals that help breast cancer cells survive in the bone marrow of patients who've undergone treatment. The finding, reported in the...

Study gives clues to how adrenal cancer forms

ANN ARBOR, Mich. At the ends of chromosome are special pieces of DNA called telomeres. Think of it as the little tip that caps off a shoelace. The telomeres send signals to the cells to let them know it's the end point, not a break that should be repaired. Over time, as cells reproduce, the te...

Gene Gives Clues to Why Autism More Common in Boys

Family study sheds more light on mysterious condition WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene variant that may increase the risk of autism, particularly in boys, has been identified by U.S. researchers. Analysis of the DNA of 1,046 members of families with at least two sons...

Genes Yield Clues to High Blood Pressure

Each bit of DNA offers insights to better treatments, scientists say SUNDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Two major international studies have identified what researchers describe as a treasure trove of genes linked to high blood pressure. "In one fell swoop, to find so many genes rel...

Young Women's Breast Tissue Offers Clues to Cancer Risk

Tissue density tied to chances of disease in middle-age and beyond, study suggests WEDNESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer risk assessment and prevention should start much earlier in life than it currently does, say Canadian researchers who examined breast cancer risk fac...

Potential lung disease biomarkers yield clues to COX-2 inhibitor side effects

NEW YORK (April 29, 2009) -- In searching for a simple way to identify individuals with smoking-related lung injury, scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have stumbled upon a potential explanation for why the class of pain-relievers known as COX-2 inhibitors increases the risk of heart prob...

Zebrafish offer clues to treatments for motor neurone disease

Tiny zebrafish could hold the key to stem cell treatments for motor neurone disease. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have found that these fish are able to produce motor neurones cells that control all muscle activity such as speaking, walking and breathing in humans when they repai...

Cat Food-Linked Illness Yields Clues to MS

Affected felines recovered from a similar neurological disorder, researchers say FRIDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Cat food could be the unlikely inspiration for important insights into multiple sclerosis and other afflictions of the central nervous system, scientists say. While...

Brain Cells Give New Clues to Alzheimer's

Protein plaques disperse a free radical that can damage neurons, scientists say THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- By uncovering a mechanism that causes damage to brain synapses during Alzheimer's disease, researchers might have found a key to reducing or preventing nerve degenerati...

'Fasting Signal' Offers Clues to Insulin Resistance in the Obese

Drugs blocking this communication may offer therapeutic benefits, mouse study finds TUESDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- A signal known to play a role during fasting also becomes active in the fat tissue of obese mice in the early stages of progression toward type 2 diabetes, say res...

Vitamin A signals offer clues to treating autoimmunity

Distributed around the body, dendritic cells act as the security alarms of the immune system. After sensing the presence of intruders, dendritic cells can transmit the alarm to white blood cells or tell them to relax, depending on the signals they send out. Researchers at the Emory Vaccine Cen...

CMV Infection in Solid Organ Transplantation: Clinical Clues and Prevention Strategies

A Complimentary Continuing Medical Education Newsletter for Healthcare Professionals VOORHEES, N.J., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality and is the most common viral opportunistic infection in recipients of solid organ trans...

New clues to healing arthritis caused by traumatic injury

DURHAM, N.C. - A strain of laboratory mice that has "superhealing" powers has been found to resist inflammation after a knee injury, and also to avoid developing arthritis at the injury site in the long term, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. Their findings illuminate the...

Mutant rats offer clues to medical mystery

HOUSTON (Feb. 17, 2009) A research project at Rice University has brought scientists to the brink of comprehending a long-standing medical mystery that may link cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and perhaps even Alzheimer's disease. And for that, we can thank the rat. The recent paper i...

New Clues to Stopping Colitis-Linked Cancer

2 immune system proteins could hold the key, study finds MONDAY, Feb 2 (HealthDay News) -- Two immune system proteins may someday help doctors treat and prevent colitis-associated cancer (CAC), a new study suggests. The Interleukin 6 (IL-6) cytokine, a protein released by cells in t...

Physics, Math Provide Clues to Unraveling Cancer

U-M researchers use mathematical modeling to bring new understanding to cancer biology ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Biology exists in a physical world. That's a fact cancer researchers are beginning to recognize as they look to include concepts of physics and mathema...

Worm provides clues about preventing damage caused by low-oxygen during stroke, heart attack

Neurobiologists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified pathways that allow microscopic worms to survive in a low-oxygen, or hypoxic, environment. They believe the finding could have implications for conditions such as stroke, heart attack and cancer. Sensitivit...

Study yields clues about the evolution of epilepsy

Troy, N.Y. Two children have a seizure. One child never has another seizure. Twenty years later, the other child has a series of seizures and is diagnosed with epilepsy. A study being led by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is looking at what could possibly happen in the developmen...

Mutant Mouse Gene Offers Clues to Hearing Loss

Variant prevented ear hair cells from pumping out excess calcium, study finds FRIDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- A mutation in mice that mimics progressive hearing loss in humans has been identified by European researchers. They found that mice with a mutation in a gene called Obli...

Study provides clues to preventing and treating cancer spread

CHAPEL HILL Isn't it odd that cancer cells from one organ, such as the skin, can travel and take root in a totally different organ, like the lung? What's more, why is it that certain cancers prefer to spread, or metastasize, to certain places? Prostate cancer usually moves to bone; colon cance...

Migraine mutations reveal clues to biological basis of disorder

Fifteen percent to 20 percent of people worldwide suffer from migraines excruciating headaches often presaged by dramatic sensations, or "auras." By studying a rare, inherited form of migraine, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found clues to the biological basis of the pai...

Research Uncovers Clues to Lymphoma

Findings from mouse model could lead to new therapeutic targets TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) U.S. researchers say they've spotted an important factor in the development of B-cell lymphomas, one of the fastest growing forms of cancer. In experiments with mice, researchers at th...

Finding clues for nerve cell repair

A new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University identifies a key mechanism for the normal development of motor nerve cells (motor neurons) - cells that control muscles. This finding is crucial to understanding and treating a range of conditions involving nerve cell loss or ...

Study Offers Clues to Link Between Arrhythmia, Sudden Death

Uncovering molecular underpinnings could lead to new, genetically targeted therapies THURSDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- New information about the molecular mechanisms that cause cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and how it triggers sudden cardiac death has been uncovered by Rh...

Faces May Provide Clues to Sexual Attitudes

But men shouldn't presume relationship is wanted based on appearance alone, researchers add WEDNESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults can discern another person's attitude toward sexual relationships just by looking at his or her face, according to a British study of 700 hete...

USC researchers find new clues to risk of Hodgkin lymphoma

A long-term study of twins has led University of Southern California (USC) researchers to find potential links between Hodgkin lymphoma and levels of an immune response protein (interleukin-12). "We found that lower levels of the protein interleukin-12, involved in fighting intracellular infectio...

Monkey Brain Gives Clues to Human Interaction

Neurological responses to sexual, social cues may mimic those of people, scientists say THURSDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Monkeys have social lives, too, and watching how their brains process social cues is helping scientists better understand human social behavior and autism. ...

Uric acid may provide early clues to diabetic kidney disease

For patients with type 1 diabetes, increased levels of uric acid in the blood may be an early sign of diabetic kidney diseaseappearing before any significant change in urine albumin level, the standard screening test, reports a study in the May 2008 issue of the Clinical Journal of the American So...

Sticky blood protein yields clues to autism

Many children with autism have elevated blood levels of serotonin a chemical with strong links to mood and anxiety. But what relevance this hyperserotonemia has for autism has remained a mystery. New research by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators provides a physical basis for ...

2-way cell talk provides clues about neuromuscular disease

Its a scientific given that neurons tell other cells what to do, but new evidence suggests that, like with any good relationship, these target cells also have much to contribute, scientists say. In an animal model, Medical College of Georgia researchers have shown that if a muscle cell fails to...

Melting snow provides clues for acidification

MADISON, WI, February 11, 2008 -- In forests of the northeastern United States, sulfate and nitrate are the dominant dissolved forms of sulfur and nitrogen in precipitation. In winter, these acidic agents accumulate in the snowpack and are released to groundwater and streams over a short period of...

Stem cells give clues to understanding cancer and make breakthrough in childhood leukaemia

Scientists in Switzerland are uncovering new clues about how cancer cells grow and how they can be killed by studying stem cells, blank cells that have the potential to develop into fully mature or differentiated cells and other scientists in UK have made a breakthrough in understanding the caus...

'Good bacteria' in women give clues for slowing HIV transmission

Beneficial bacteria found in healthy women help to reduce the amount of vaginal HIV among HIV-infected women and make it more difficult for the virus to spread, boosting the possibility that good bacteria might someday be tapped in the fight against HIV. The findings come from physicians and sc...

New pathway provides more clues about BRCA1 role in breast cancer

DURHAM, N.C. -- A breast cancer gene's newly discovered role in repairing damaged DNA may help explain why women who inherit a mutated copy of the gene are at increased risk for developing both breast and ovarian cancer. The discovery also could lead to more effective therapies for women with ...

Songbirds offer clues to highly practiced motor skills in humans

The melodious sound of a songbird may appear effortless, but his elocutions are actually the result of rigorous training undergone in youth and maintained throughout adulthood. His tune has virtually crystallized by maturity. The same control is seen in the motor performance of top athletes and mu...

Fish Give Clues to Human Skin Color Changes

A common gene helps species adapt to new environments, scientists say FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Research in the tiny stickleback fish could shed light on skin color changes in humans. A team at Stanford University School of Medicine has spotted a gene that's responsible for color d...
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