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High Calcium Level in Arteries May Signal Serious Heart Attack Risk

Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, according to a study published in the online edition of Radiology . Oak Brook, Ill. (Vocus) July 28, 2009 -- Re...

High calcium level in arteries may signal serious heart attack risk

OAK BROOK, Ill. Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, according to a study published in the online edition of Radiology . "The amount of calcium in the coronary vessels, as ...

New Gene May Signal Aggressive Breast Cancer

Finding provides insight into tumor growth, metastasis, researchers say MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified a new gene that may contribute to aggressive breast cancer, new research shows. Using a new method of analyzing "microarray expression profiles" of ...

Frequent Snoring in Pregnancy Could Signal Blood Sugar Trouble

Gestational diabetes risk higher in moms-to-be who snore, study finds THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who snore regularly are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, new research has found. In the study, 189 healthy women completed a sleep survey when they ...

Hard Times for Nursing Hires Doesn't Signal End to Shortage According to California Institute for Nursing & Health Care

Economic Times Bring Experienced Nurses Back To Job Market BERKELEY, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In spite of fewer openings for new nurses at hospitals -- a result of the economic recession -- there is still a nursing shortage, according to Deloras Jones, RN, MS, executive director of the ...

NPs-NPR-B/pGC-cGMP signal pathway is involved in diabetic gastroparesis

The natriuretic peptide (NP) receptor type B (NPR-B) gene was expressed in gastric smooth muscles of normal and diabetic rats and the expression was increased in diabetic rats. These results suggest that natriuretic peptide-dependent pGC-cGMP signal is up-regulated and it may contribute to diabeti...

Biological FM signal maintains inflammation in cancer, asthma and other diseases

A study published tomorrow (10 April) in Science examines a key player in conditions such as cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma and has shown that cells use a sophisticated communication system to coordinate responses to infection and maintain inflammation in the...

Electrical Signal in Brain Seems to Warn of 'Mistakes'

Finding may help in kids with ADHD, workers under stress,, MONDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- A distinct electric signature in the brain indicates when someone is about to make a mistake, say researchers who scanned the brain waves of volunteers as they worked on attention-demanding ...

Spinal fluid proteins signal Lou Gehrig's disease

High levels of certain proteins in the spinal fluid could signal the onset of Lou Gehrig's disease, according to researchers. The discovery of these biomarkers may lead to diagnostic kits for early diagnosis, accurately measuring the progression of the disease and monitoring the effects of treatme...

Sleep Disorder Could Signal Neurological Disease

Finding could help docs spot those at risk for dementia, Parkinsons, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- People with a disorder that causes them to kick or cry out during deep sleep are more likely to develop dementia or Parkinson's disease, a new Canadian study su...

Blood Cell Genes May Signal Heart Disease

Small study finds their levels correlate with cardiovascular trouble WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A test that measures the activity of genes in white blood cells might someday help doctors determine the proper treatment when someone complains of chest pain, researchers report....

Direct recording shows brain signal persists even in dreamless sleep

St. Louis, Sept. 30, 2008 Neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have taken one of the first direct looks at one of the human brain's most fundamental "foundations": a brain signal that never switches off and may support many cognitive functions. The results, ...

New leukemia signal could point way to better treatment, Stanford researchers find

STANFORD, Calif. - Cancer researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a promising new chemotherapy target for a deadly form of leukemia. Their discovery hinges on a novel "double agent" role for a molecular signal that regulates cell growth. The rogue signal, glyco...

Samplify Systems Announces Distribution Agreement With Tokyo Electron Device Limited, Broadening Availability of Signal Compression Technology

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and YOKOHAMA CITY, Japan, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Samplify Systems, Inc., a real-time signal compression technology company, and Tokyo Electron Device Limited (TED), the leading Japanese distributor of Xilinx FPGAs, manufacturer of inrevium evaluation board solutions, and pr...

Cancer cells revert to normal at specific signal threshold, Stanford researchers find

STANFORD, Calif. - Cancer starts when key cellular signals run amok, driving uncontrolled cell growth. But scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine report that lowering levels of one cancer signal under a specific threshold reverses this process in mice, returning tumor cells to th...

Subtle Nervous System Problems Signal Stroke Risk

Italian study found poor reflexes, unstable posture, weakened hands warned of trouble MONDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- In otherwise healthy older people, subtle nervous system problems may signal an increased risk of stroke and death, Italian researchers report. The warning signs...

Discovery of new signal pathway important to diabetes research

[PRESS RELEASE, 4 June 2008] Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Miami University have discovered that cells in the pancreas cooperate signal in a way hitherto unknown. The discovery can eventually be of significance to the treatment of diabetes. The aim of the project was to f...

Innovative antennae may signal a 'new wave' in health care provision

Compact, wireless and power efficient body sensors that allow doctors to monitor illnesses and injuries remotely are a step closer thanks to new research. The use of biosensors attached to the body for health monitoring is not new. However, antennas that enable such devices to be linked togeth...

Biomarker May Signal HIV Progression

Increase in specific white blood cells could warn doctors early to change treatments FRIDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers at Temple University think they may have found a blood marker that denotes the progression of the virus that causes AIDS. The researchers found an in...

Mitochondria send death signal to cardiac cells, study shows

COLUMBUS, Ohio Scientists have determined how cardiac cells die just as emergency treatments restore blood flow to a heart in distress, a paradox that has long puzzled doctors who are able to relieve pain in patients suffering from blocked arteries but can't stop the damage caused by the renewed ...

Brown researchers make major signal transduction discovery

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The chemical process known as acetylation plays a central role in cytokine receptor signal transduction a fundamental biochemical cascade inside cells that controls the activity of antiviral and tumor-suppressing genes. A team of cell biologists led by Euge...

Falling Platelet Counts May Signal HIV-Linked Dementia

Study finds a strong correlation, with risk doubling as blood cells decline THURSDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- HIV-infected patients with declining blood platelet counts may be at increased risk for HIV-associated dementia, which causes a number of cognitive, behavioral and motor skill probl...

Knee Pain May Signal Lung Cancer

It could give an early warning and improve treatment success, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) --Heavy smokers with knee arthritis may be experiencing an early sign of a difficult-to-treat lung cancer, research shows. Researchers at Prato Hospital in Italy reviewed the case...

How Early Can We Detect Cardiovascular Disease Less Expensively... Even in Childhood? 'PAT' is the Invisible Signal

Itamar Medical American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2007 Press Breakfast ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Itamar Medical: WHO: Dr. Amir Lerman, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN ...

Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers

People who have difficulty recognizing familiar smells could be experiencing an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published Monday. Scientists already know that the first lesions of the degenerative brain disease tend to show up in an area of the brain that is home to...

Insulin Sensitizer- Energy Conserving Signal to Brain

Researchers reported the substance, known as adiponectin, acts on the brain to boost appetite and slow energy expenditure in an effort to maintain adequate fat stores during lean times . A fat-derived protein known for its effects on the liver and skeletal muscle might also serve as an energy...

Brain Signal Prevents Us from Repeating Mistakes

Psychologists from the University of Exeter have identified an 'early warning signal' in the brain that helps us avoid repeating previous mistakes. Their research identifies, for the first time, a mechanism in the brain that reacts in just 0.1 seconds to things that have resulted in us making erro...

Climate Change Signal Detected in the Indian Ocean

'From ocean measurements and by analysing climate simulations we can see there are changes in features of the ocean that cannot be explained by natural variability',said CSIRO oceanographer Dr Gael Alory. 'These oceanic changes are almost certainly linked to changes in the heat structure o...

Blood Test may Help Signal Tumor's Remission, Return in Throat Cancer Patients

A blood test that detects proteins commonly released by a growing tumor could one day become a useful tool for monitoring the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation treatment in people with advanced throat cancer, according to a study published in the June 1, 2007, issue of Clinical Cancer Re...

Green Signal To Human-Animal Embryo

The British Government has allowed scientists to create part-animal and part-human only for research on treatment for life threatening diseases//. This was announced by the health minister Caroline Flint who would be working on a draft bill on fertility treatment and embryo research. Permission...

Andhra Wants Withdrawal of Warning Signal from ‘Beedi’ Packes

Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly Monday unanimously passed a resolution urging the central government to withdraw an order that makes it mandatory// for 50 percent of the 'beedi' packet wrapper to be covered with a statutory warning signal. On the first day of the winter session, the...

FDA gives the green signal for silicone breast implants

After decades of controversy, the US Food and Drug Administration have lifted a 14 year ban on the commercial use of silicone breast implants. //Allergan Inc of Irvine and Mentor Corporation of Santa Barbara, California have been authorized to market the implants to women over 22 years of age. The ...

Green signal for new drug for arthritis given in Canada

Canadian Health department and medical regulatory officials have given the green signal to launch a novel drug for the treatment of arthritis// called Prexige which is described as a COX-2 inhibitor that seems to have no other side effects like cardiac complications which is associated with intake ...

Green Signal given to Full-Face Transplants

Prof Peter Butler, a pioneering plastic and reconstructive surgeon has been given the go-ahead for full face transplantation //by the ethics committee of the Royal Free Hospital, London to select four patients for the first, ground-breaking operations. However the Royal College of Surgeons has c...

Appetite Changes, Depression Signal Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson

Parkinson disease patients who develop impulse control disorders as a result of treatment are more likely to be depressed, irritable, and have appetite changes, according// to a study published in the October 10, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology....

GlaxoSmithKline’s Epilepsy Drug given the Green Signal by FD

The Food and Drug Administration. has given GlaxoSmithKline PLC's anti-seizure medicine to treat Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic, or PGTC, the green signal.// According to GlaxoSmithKline, the U.K. pharmaceutical company, the drug, Lamictal, has been approved to treat children age two and olde...

REG1A and its receptor EXTL3 signal the recurrence of colorectal cancer

CHICAGO – The over expression of two genes, REG1A and EXTL3 in the patients with colorectal tumors enhance the risk of recurrence, according to a new study from the Max Delbrueck Center in Berlin, Germany.// In this study, REG1A expression was also significantly higher in surgical biopsies t...

Morning Sickness: Nature's Warning Signal To Would –Be- Mom

Morning sickness, in a pregnant woman, could be her body's way of telling her that she is eating the wrong things, study says.// The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Liverpool, who analyzed 56 subjects from 21 countries and also studied their typical diets to un...

Green signal for the 21st century super hospital

A new hospital which is to be built on the site of Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital is given a green signal. The plans for this new £600m super hospital for the West Midlands have already been announced//. It is funded by a private finance initiative. A spokeswoman for the University Hosp...

Know the Facts That Signal Early Onset Colon Cancer

A new study has revealed that, smokers, drinkers and men are prone to higher incidences of colon cancer. Researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern // University in Evanston said that the factors mentioned have a bearing on the position of the tumor, which holds the key to deter...
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