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Popular Alzheimer's theory may be false trail

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The idea that anti-inflammatory drugs might protect people struggling with dementia from Alzheimer's disease has received a blow with the online release of a study of human brain tissue in Acta Neuropathologica . Researchers with the McKnight Brain Institute of the Universit...

Biologists Question Animal Brain Size Theory

Social behavior hypothesis contradicted in research paper FRIDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Animals -- carnivores in particular -- that follow a social order do not necessarily develop bigger brains, say two biologists whose findings contradict the so-called Social Brain Hypothesis fo...

Choice Theory Education Conference: Sacramento Saturday, May 30

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Intercoast College, Sierra Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and Strategies for Change will host the William Glasser Institute's annual West Region Choice Theory Conference on Saturday May 30 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. The co...

Einstein scientists propose new theory of autism

April 1, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have proposed a sweeping new theory of autism that suggests that the brains of people with autism are structurally normal but dysregulated, meaning symptoms of the disorder might be reversible. ...

Mexico Presents Flawed Theory in Shooting Death of American Journalist

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) charges that Mexico's investigation into the shooting death of American video-journalist Brad Will has presented a scientifically flawed theory that ignores PHR's conclusive findings, including the discovery that one of the bullets was a ricochet. ...

Parents stricter with older kids to set example: game theory study

Parents are more likely to punish their teen's risky behavior when there are younger kids in the family, driven by a desire to set a strict example for these siblings, says new game theory research from the University of Maryland, Duke University and The Johns Hopkins University. The research t...

Study supports theory that rise in autism is related to changes in diagnosis

Research funded by the Wellcome Trust suggests that many children diagnosed with severe language disorders in the 1980s and 1990s would today be diagnosed as having autism. The research supports the theory that the rise in the number of cases of autism may be related to changes in how it is diagno...

'Freshman 15' Theory Takes a Pounding

Research shows weight gain during first year at college far less than thought SUNDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Looks like the infamous "Freshman 15" is more realistically the "Freshman 5." A new study of 36 freshmen at Auburn University in Alabama found an average gain of 1.9 pou...

Cancer theory stands the test of time -- rediscovering Boveri a century later

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. Rarely has a book in the biological sciences proved as prescient as Theodor Boveris 1914 monograph Concerning the Origin of Malignant Tumours . Out of print for decades and previously almost impossible to track down, the book is now available as a new and authoritative...

Controversial theory of Alzheimer's origin funded

MELBOURNE, FLA. Dr. Shaohua Xu, Florida Tech associate professor of biological sciences, has an original theory of the origin of Alzheimers Disease and has earned a $150,000 grant from Space Florida to test it. The grant was matched with $30,000 from NASAs Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Hea...

Carnegie Mellon neuroscientist proposes new theory of brain flexibility

PITTSBURGH Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientist Marcel Just and Stanford postdoctoral fellow Sashank Varma have put forward a new computational theory of brain function that provides answers to one of the central questions of modern science: How does the human brain organize itself to give ri...

Discovery supports theory of Alzheimer's disease as form of diabetes

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Insulin, it turns out, may be as important for the mind as it is for the body. Research in the last few years has raised the possibility that Alzheimers memory loss could be due to a novel third form of diabetes. Now scientists at Northwestern University have discovered why b...

Study Puts 1 Alzheimer's Theory in Doubt

Results in mice suggest a key gene might not be to blame, researchers say MONDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Research with mice is poking holes in a prevailing theory on the origins of Alzheimer's, scientists say. Mice without a gene thought to rein in cell-damaging free radicals a...

Maths Theory Shows Genetic Pattern of Tumour Growth

University of California, Irvine (UCI) researchers have shown how cancer cells can alter their own genetic makeup to accelerate tumour growth by using a mathematical theory. This is the first study to show why such alterations in the genetic makeup of cancer cells occur. It provides insigh...

Study Refutes Theory on HIV's Effect on White Blood Cells

A study conducted by researchers at Imperial College London refutes the long-standing "runaway" theory on how HIV slowly depletes the bodys capability to fight infection by attacking T helper cells, a class of white blood cells that co-ordinate the immune defences. Scientists have for long...

Controversial Theory Says DNA Can Be Pushed To "Dark States"

Researchers at Oregon State University are pumping for a controversial theory, which says that supposedly stable DNA bases can be forced// into "dark states" where they can be easily dismantled by ultraviolet radiation. This new idea appears to contravene some of the most accepted theories in bioch...

Detox theory under the medical scanner!!!

The detox diet and products had captured the market and minds of various people world over. But now it is under medical scrutiny. // A number of detox products are to be investigated by the British government. This follows a report by the BBC which drew its attention to some of their medical cl...

Scientists breaking theory of cortex formation

Researchers from MIT and University of California are finding out a new theory on the formation of brain cortex through a rich array of signals which connect other brain regions forming a new processing network//. The cerebral cortex is a sheet of around 10 billion neurons divided into distinct...

Old theory of adaptation confirmed by new study

The adaptation theory that came up in 1971 argued that people react to good and bad events in their life, but they eventually return to a stable level of well-being. Researchers from Michigan State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, France and England confirmed this theory base...

Marijuana 'gateway' theory strengthened by study of twins

A new study of 311 sets of same-sex twins in which only one twin had smoked marijuana before age 17 has bolstered the fiercely debated "gateway theory" that pot can lead to harder drugs. The study included 136 sets of identical twins who shared the same genetic makeup and all the participants were ...

Study supports century-old cancer theory

A Yale study recommends that oncology researchers consider the 100-year-old theory that tumor cell hybridization with white blood cells as a major reason cancer metastasizes.// 'Cancer cells exhibit a remarkable number of traits normally attributed to white blood cells known as macrophages, inc...

New Information On Virus Goes Against The Age-Old Theory

A researcher from National Institute of Health (NIH) ad brought forward a new theory that challenges the age-old theory concerning virus and body’s immunity. NIH’s Polly Matzinger has developed the "danger model," suggesting // that the immune system is more concerned with damage detected on t...

New cancer theory

According to British scientists chronic inflammation may led to cancer. This is a very complex disease with different causes like, exposure to carcinogens like cigarette smoke, pollution, genetic mutation, few infections and inflammation of tissue. Now Dr Ken O'Byrne of the University of Leice...

Global Health Trax, Inc. Announces New Marketing Campaign for Oxygen Elements Max Product

...proach to communicating Oxygen Elements Max's use as an energy drink enhancer by using a caricature of Albert Einstein at a chalkboard with his famous theory of relativity equation (E=mc2) crossed out and in its place a new equation (visit http://www.OxygenElements.com to see it). "It's a great, fun way to...

Genes key to staph disease severity, drug resistance found hitchhiking together

...s the researchers did not find it in strains of S. aureus or S. epidermidis that are sensitive to methicillin. The research group confirmed its theory by identifying the specific location that encodes the toxin, which was in gene clusters that control drug resistance, known as SCCmec. The group named...

Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

...d in a clinical trial to evaluate the surgery, the results of which are published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery . "The theory here is that there are sites outside the brain in the face and back of the head that can trigger migraines and, if you surgically remove the migraine ...

Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color

...tute - which was eventually identified as the trigger. "Based on my evaluation of numerous cases of ashy dermatosis and fixed drug eruption, my theory is that these two conditions are actually one in the same," said Dr. Breadon. "That's why I think it is so important to identify the trigger, as this ...

Pinpointing cause of colic: UT Houston researchers identify organism

...enteropathies." Babies in the study were fed breast milk and/or formula. Previous research articles have not shown significant data supporting the theory that breastfeeding protects infants against colic. The babies in the study were recruited from UT Physicians' pediatric clinics and Kelsey-Seybold cli...

Lung Cancer Alliance Announces First 'Request For Bids' for Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program 'Concept Awards'

...20081016/LCALOGO ) "Concept Awards" are research proposals that will support the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to lung cancer. They are not intended to support a logical progression of an already established researc...

Beta-Blockers Tied to Higher Cataract Risk

...her drugs for high blood pressure. The report adds weight to an existing theory of a link between beta-blockers and cataracts, said Dr. Donald L. Budenz, a...do not have blood," he said. "Oxygen is delivered by the aqueous humor. The theory is that beta-blockers reduce production of aqueous humor and so reduce deli...

realbuzz.com Top 10 Diets

...rdict 3 stars out of 10. Food Combining http://www.realbuzz.com/articles/food-combining Food combining is as the name suggests; it's a theory that says that combining various foods together can interfere with digestion, thus resulting in weight gain. However, it does encourage consumption of...

Repair ACL Injuries in Young Athletes Quickly

...r problems, including ligament tears around the knee. In the past, surgeons chose to wait to repair ACL injuries if athletes were under age 15. The theory was that they should wait a few years until a child's bones had more time to grow. "We'd think, we don't want to drill through the [bone] growth plate...

Neuroimaging suggests that truthfulness requires no act of will for honest people

...h honesty results from the active resistance of temptation, and the "Grace" theory in which honesty is a product of lack of temptation. The results of this study suggest that the "Grace" theory is true, because the honest participants did not show any additional neural...

Coronary Calcium Scans Can Raise Cancer Risks

...ther there is an increased risk of anything," Gerber said. "Estimates of increased risk are based on a linear no-threshold hypothesis. There is even a theory that chronic exposure to low doses of radiation might be beneficial." There is equal cloudiness on the benefit side of the equation, said Gerber. "...

A Curse or Two Might Quell the Pain

...nstruct of swearing as being a moral issue and look at why we do it and what it does for us," said Jay, author of "Why We Curse: A Neuro-Psycho-Social theory of Speech." Typically, taboo words arise from sex, excretion, religion, death, illness and social groups, such as racial or ethnic minorities. ...

Migraines Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

...e the risk, so women still need to be on the lookout." Kraut said the link between migraines and breast cancer risk is likely a hormonal one. "The theory they propose here is that women who have migraines may have drops in estrogen levels that trigger migraines. And women who have sustained, increased l...

New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes

...1 percent to 61 percent more likely to die from gender-specific cancers than white patients. Those findings, the researchers say, cast doubt on the theory that the lower survival rates for certain cancers are due solely to factors such as poverty and poor access to quality health care. Dr. Mitchell Wo...

Brain Quickly Detects Happiness in Others

...r only a tenth of a second. Scientists are settling on two theories. One theory puts much of the emotional processing workload, both positive and negative, on the right hemisphere. The other theory -- known as the approach-withdrawal hypothesis -- suggests that both hemisp...

Autism May Be Linked to Mom's Autoimmune Disease

...of Public Health at the University of Aarhus in Denmark and the study's lead researcher, said that the findings are important because they support the theory that autism is somehow associated with disturbances in the immune system. "It is important to emphasize that these results should not cause worry o...

Study in Nature: MicroRNAs hold promise for treating diseases in blood vessels

...ors. Thus, researchers believe the drop in miR-143 and miR-145 levels seen in disease settings contributes greatly to vessel wall thickening, but that theory will need to be confirmed by further studies. In addition, Rochester investigators found that myocardin and SRF activate genes that may influence ...
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