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Researchers uncover approach for possibly eradicating HIV infection

ST. LUCIE, FL Researchers from the newly-established VGTI Florida and the University of Montreal have uncovered a possible method for eradicating HIV infection in the human body. The researchers have also revealed new information which demonstrates how HIV persists in the body - even in patients ...

Researchers Uncover Why Turmeric Helps Heal

Component of ancient spice makes cells more resistant to infection, report says,, FRIDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Modern technology has revealed the ancient secret behind the healing power of turmeric, a spice regarded as "holy powder" in India. Turmeric has been used for centuri...

Studies uncover high and often overlooked costs associated with epilepsy

[Seattle] (April 29, 2009) Employees with epilepsy cost healthcare insurers and employers significantly more than those without the condition, according to findings from two studies presented here today at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting. "These findings suggest that t...

Scientists Uncover New Weapon Against Huntington's

Treatment could save brain cells from ravages of neurodegenerative disease FRIDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Harvard scientists say they've found a possible way to prevent brain cells from falling victim to the ravages of Huntington's disease. The work is still in the preliminary ...

Scientists uncover secrets of potential bioterror virus

GALVESTON, Texas Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a key tactic that the Rift Valley fever virus uses to disarm the defenses of infected cells. The mosquito-borne African virus causes fever in humans, inflicting liver damage, blindness and even ...

Scientists uncover indicator that warns leukemia is progressing to more dangerous form

Scientists at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, Stanford University School of Medicine and other centers have identified a mechanism by which a chronic form of leukemia can progress into a deadlier stage of the disease. The findings may provide physicians with an...

UVA researchers uncover gene's role in severity of drinking

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 3, 2009 New research from the University of Virginia Health System could help explain why some alcoholics are more severe drinkers than others. A UVA team has found strong evidence that the serotonin transporter gene, SLC6A4, plays a significant role in influencing dr...

Scientists at CSHL uncover new RNA processing mechanism and a new class of small RNAs

A very small fraction of our genetic material--about 2%-- performs the crucial task scientists once thought was the sole purpose of the genome: to serve as a blueprint for the production of proteins, the molecules that make cells work and sustain life. This 2% of human DNA is converted into interm...

Researchers uncover higher prevalence of periodontal disease in rheumatoid arthritis patients

CHICAGO June 5, 2008 Over 1.3 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic, inflammatory disease of the joints. RA is a disabling condition, and can lead to long-term joint damage resulting in persistent pain and loss of function in affected areas. A recent study published ...

Scientists Uncover How HIV Hides Inside Cells

Study says protein helps virus conceal itself from body's defenses TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers say they've discovered how HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- hides in human cells to avoid being destroyed by the body's immune cells. They explained that whe...

Scientists uncover how superbug Staph aureus resists our natural defenses

Researchers at the University of Washington have uncovered how the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, including the notorious MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph aureus) superbug strains, resists our body's natural defenses against infection. The work, which was featured on the cover of the March 21 i...

Scientists uncover further steps leading to celiac disease

Scientists who last year identified a new genetic risk factor for coeliac disease, have, following continued research, discovered an additional seven gene regions implicated in causing the condition. The team, lead by David van Heel, Professor of Gastrointestinal Genetics at Barts and The London S...

FSU College of Medicine researcher seeks to uncover new cancer therapies

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- With a four-year, $707,000 grant from the American Cancer Society, Yanchang Wang, assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the Florida State University College of Medicine, hopes to learn how a particular enzyme could possibly help put the brakes on the runaway cell divis...

Routine screenings uncover hidden carbon monoxide poisoning

Providence, R.I. - Screening all emergency room patients for carbon monoxide poisoning is a simple yet potentially life-saving practice that can be done even in a high-volume urban hospital, according to new research by emergency physicians at Rhode Island Hospital. In the largest study of its ...

Researchers uncover more about how poxviruses evade the immune system

Scientists at Saint Louis University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham have uncovered important new information about a key protein that allows viruses such as smallpox to replicate and wreak havoc on the immune system. The findings further our understanding of how the pox family of v...

Jefferson scientists uncover role of cancer stem cell marker: controlling gene expression

(PHILADELPHIA) Scientists at Jeffersons Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia have made an extraordinary advance in the understanding of the function of a gene previously shown to be part of an 11-gene signature that can predict which tumors will be aggressive and likely to spread. The gene, USP22,...

Researchers led by Penn vet uncover the delicate protein balance behind the immune system response

PHILADELPHIA - A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has identified the protein interactions involved in the immune system process that fights infection yet, in certain inflammatory diseases, runs amok and attacks friendly tissue. The Penn team,...

Scientists uncover how the brain controls what the eyes see

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 20 2007 Vase or face" When presented with the well known optical illusion in which we see either a vase or the faces of two people, what we observe depends on the patterns of neural activity going on in our brains. In this example, whether you see faces or vases depends ...

Follow-Up Exams Uncover More Iraq Vets With Emotional Woes

It may take months for conditions like depression, PTSD to emerge, study says TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Iraq war veterans needing mental-health care has risen sharply since the U.S. Defense Department began screening them a second time for emotional problems, U...

Jefferson scientists uncover key pathway, potential drug targets in autoinflammatory disease

(PHILADELPHIA) Molecular biologists at Jeffersons Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia have detailed the cascade of cellular events behind some potentially dangerous autoinflammatory diseases. In doing so, they not only have gained a greater understanding of the disease process, but have also iden...

VivoMetrics' LifeShirt Going to South Pole to Uncover Clues to High-Altitude Illness

- Mayo Clinic researcher Bruce Johnson seeks insights into chronic illnesses, including heart failure and COPD, from extreme environment testing - VENTURA, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- VivoMetrics announced today that noted researcher Bruce D. Johnson, PhD...

Jefferson researchers uncover new evidence of prolactin's possible role in breast cancer

(PHILADELPHIA) Scientists at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in Philadelphia have discovered new molecular evidence of the role of the hormone prolactin in breast cancer. They have found that prolactin, a pituitary hormone that normally stimulates breast development and milk production, init...

Researchers uncover novel mechanism that balances the sizes of functional areas in the brain

LA JOLLA, CA In the cerebral cortex, the brains powerful central processing unit responsible for higher functions, specialized subdivisions known as areas are laid out like a map, but little is known about the genetic forces that shape the geography of our brains. In this weeks advance online...

Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer

DALLAS Aug. 10, 2007 New research from scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center underscores the importance of preventing recurring acid reflux while also uncovering tantalizing clues on how typical acid reflux can turn potentially cancerous. ...

Scientists Uncover Cause of Antipsychotic Drug Weight Gain

Johns Hopkins brain scientists have found why some powerful drugs used for treating mental illnesses// cause patients to gain weight rather than develop complications like diabetes and heart disease. “We’ve now connected a whole class of antipsychotics to natural brain chemicals that trigger ...

Scientists Uncover Complex Workings of Sperm

British scientists claim they have uncovered for the first time the complex workings of the male reproductive cell.// Scientists at the University of Bath have identified in a new study hundreds of proteins that constitute the head and tail of the sperm, which is the smallest cell in a man's b...

Researchers Uncover Critical Player in Cell Communication

Johns Hopkins researchers have teased out the function of a protein implicated in Williams-Beuren syndrome, a rare cognitive disorder associated with overly social behavior// and lack of spatial awareness. Called TFII-I, or TF “two eye,” the protein long known to help control a cell’s genes also co...

Researchers Uncover Gene That Raises Risk for Type 1 Diabetes

A discovery at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes has identified a genetic risk for type 1 diabetes three to four times higher than previously thought possible.// Researchers have found evidence of an additional gene – gene X – in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region on chromosome ...

Scientists Uncover The Secret Behind The Speed In Nerve cells Conduction

Two new studies that has been published yesterday online, by Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, states that scientists have defined the function of a key protein// used by the nerve cells use to pass information quickly. Two new studies, one of which was conducted by an undergraduate bi...

A Simple Exercise Can Uncover Undiagnosed Asthma

Researchers from the Coalition of Health for Asthmatics in Sports and Exercise and the Center for Asthma and Allergy Care, gave an exercise test // to 127, 6- to 18-year olds who had at least one risk factor for asthma. Risk factors were determined by a 10-item questionnaire. The most common risk...

Carnegie Mellon develops innovative method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases

...cause a particular symptom or trait, as in most conventional approaches, the Carnegie Mellon scientists use a statistical method that enables them to uncover genome variations underlying an entire regulatory network of genes or traits that are responsible for complex diseases. Professor Eric P. Xing and p...

Does Facebook usage contribute to jealousy in relationships?

...ook may be exposed to information about their partners that makes them jealous, leading them to spend more time involved in online surveillance and to uncover even more jealousy-provoking information. The Rapid Communication, entitled "More Information than You Ever Wanted: Does Facebook Bring Out the Gr...

Fox Chase researchers identify differences in treatments and outcomes of patients with second primary lung cancers versus those with one primary lung cancer

...SPLC, but the impact of this second cancer on treatment and lung cancer specific mortality is unknown. With this study Li and her colleagues aimed to uncover some of these unknowns. The study used the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database and evaluated t...

Research Scientist Reports On Time-Tested Solution To Current Medical Crisis

...y conversion and the development of synthetic membranes with natural selective characteristics. His interest in energy conversion led him to study and uncover ancient views of the energy exchanges within the human body about which he wrote several technical books. Further information can be obtained on...

Genetic Variation Associated With Survival Advantage in African Americans With HIV

...s. "The results of this collaborative study highlight the importance of accounting for other factors, such as the white blood cell count, to uncover the full effects of genetic variations that may influence HIV disease course," said Capt. Gregory Martin, MD, United States Navy, program director for...

PharmaTelevision Launches New Premium Content Service

...aTelevision has been rapid as we meet the demand from our discerning audience. Our subscribers can look forward to significant upgrades that help them uncover further value in the service, and not least will shortly see news services compiled jointly by top experts from both the pharmaceutical and the televi...

Drug rescues memory lost to Alzheimer's disease

...lerates neuron damage, exacerbating the disease. "We used a multidisciplinary approach combining an understanding of immunology and neurobiology to uncover a completely different target than other therapies," said Andrea Tenner, lead author of the study that led to the findings and a molecular biology & b...

'Controlling Your Future: Six Steps To A Better Life': New Self-Help Book Teaches the Art of Self-discipline, Self-control

...: Six Steps To A Better Life" doesn't dance around the facts: the only one who can change your life is you. Norgaard offers six simple steps on how to uncover what is missing in your life and how to turn your lives around. "The current consensus is that the coming generations won't live longer or bette...

American Optometric Association Supports New Federal Health Report Findings: Vision Screening Methods for Seniors are Lacking

... consider a comprehensive eye examination an essential component to necessary care. These eye examinations provide important information that may help uncover systemic disease, such as diabetes, thereby supporting a team approach to care." About the American Optometric Association (AOA): The A...

New study pinpoints difference in the way children with autism learn new behaviors

... Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have collaborated to uncover important new insights into the neurological basis of autism. Their new study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience , examined patterns of mo...
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