Things to Know If You're Contemplating a Pet
... temperaments and need to be handled and cared for appropriately.
Realize that there are no truly hypoallergenic furred pets. Even single-coated or hairless
dogs promoted as being hypoallergenic produce allergens -- allergy-triggering proteins found in the animal's dander, saliva and urine.
Compound in Berries May Lessen Sun Damage
...berries and pomegranates, to human skin cells in the lab and to the skin of hairless
mice that had been exposed to strong, ultraviolet rays.
In the human cel...ies because their skin is similar to that of humans.
For eight weeks, 12 hairless
mice were exposed three times a week to increasing ultraviolet radiation. T...
First Family Will Have Tough Time Finding Hypoallergenic Dog
...s are actually caused by a protein found in the animal's dander (a combination of skin and hair), and also its saliva and urine.
"Even if you get a hairless
dog, it's still going to produce the allergen," Phipatanakul said.
This would rule out even the "Peruvian Hairless" (and apparently sometimes tooth...
Gene-Based Sunscreen Might Someday Prevent Skin Cancer
...on sunscreens that might someday prevent or treat skin cancer by reversing dangerous gene mutations caused by overexposure to the sun.
Working with hairless
mice, researchers found that a synthetic compound called CP-31398 helped stabilize damage in the tumor-suppressing p53 gene. This type of damage occur...
Sun Exposure Severe in Males
...osure to sun appears to impact more on the skin of males than females. //
Researchers at the Ohio State University in Columbus exposed a breed of hairless
mice to ultraviolet rays from a sun lamp.
According to online edition of health magazine WebMD, The mice underwent eight- to 10-minute tanning s...
Blocking Glucocorticoid Prevents Stress-Induced Skin Abnormalities
...tress would cause these adverse effects on skin function.
Study with hairless
They tested their hypothesis by subjecting hairless
mice to stress while either blocking the production of glucocorticoids or p...
Dustmites Might Bite Deeper
... many. This was observed during the course of study conducted on mice. A solution containing the enzyme in question was applied all over the bodies of hairless
mice, following which loss of moisture from the skin surface was noted. Researchers then studied the effect of giving the same rodents a coating of Ri...
NRI Scientists find Potential Colon Cancer Weapon
...Singhal and Sanjay Awasthi.
In their experiments on mice, the researchers implanted human colon cancer cells beneath the skin of "nude mice" - a hairless
and immune-deficient variety commonly used in medical research.
Tumour progression stopped completely in the mice treated with genetic material ...
Dust Mites Make Skin Lose Water
...gies, but this study explains the mechanism behind these conditions. An enzyme present in mites causes the allergy, the researchers said. They exposed hairless
mice to a solution containing the mite enzyme and found that as soon as the solution was rubbed, water loss was seen.
"We observed in the mice t...
"Anti Aging" Skin Cream Developed at Clarkson University
...own to interfere with f-actin polymerization. In collaboration with St. Lawrence University professor Joseph S. Erlichman, Sokolov tested his cream on hairless
laboratory mice. After five months of daily testing the skin treated with the active cream gradually became softer.
Sokolov reported at the annu...
8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure
...have been used in coffee; called septic weed
Solanum nodiflorum, also known as white nightshade
Tulbaghia violacea, a bulbous plant with hairless
leaves often referred to as society or wild garlic
Dried leaves from the plants were ground and used to prepare organic and acqueous extracts. T...
Why aren't humans furry? Stone-Age moms could be the answer
Harris' theory is that this kind of parental selection may have been an important force in evolution. If Stone Age people believed that hairless
babies were more attractive than hairy ones, this could explain why humans are the only apes lacking a coat of fur. Harris suggests that Neanderthals ...
Chemicals in brown algae may protect against skin cancer
...e United States annually.
Researchers applied the BAPs to the skin of hairless
mice and fed it to the animals in their diet. In both cases, the substances...erties.
For this study, Stoner and his collaborators used a strain of hairless
mice that are particularly susceptible to UVB-induced skin cancer. Nine exp...
Signal protein shows promise for blocking tumor promoters in skin cells
... which had normal skin, and other strains that over-expressed the Src-kinase called Fyn, which resulted in uncontrolled cell growth with thick, scaly, hairless
plaques on the skin. These plaques, or lesions, resembled precursors of cancer. Breeding experiments with the mice indicated that high Srcasm levels c...
Hirsute Or Hairless? Two Proteins May Spell The Difference
...y succumb in the wild—its winter coat consists of little more than a ridge of fur down the midback and tail—and needs special care to thrive as a pet. hairless
animals in the lab, on the other hand, can be very instructive. Understanding how hair develops sheds light on the fundamental processes that generate...