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Pot, Cigarette Smoke Wreaks Havoc on Lungs

Study finds combination triples risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ,,,, MONDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke cigarettes and marijuana increase their risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease almost threefold, but smoking pot alone doesn't seem to increas...

Water Crisis Wreaks Havoc on Irish City

Who said water contamination is unique to the developing world? Look at Galway, the third largest city in Ireland//. It is now reeling under a major water crisis. Scores of people have taken ill and tens of thousands are feared to be at risk from contaminated water. Water supply in Galw...

AIDS-like Illness Found in African Chimps

...a species of African chimp can develop the equivalent of AIDS when infected with an HIV-like virus, a finding that could shed light on how the disease wreaks havoc in people. The researchers already knew that apes could develop an HIV-like virus, but it generally didn't appear to actually cause illness. ...

Gladstone scientists identify role of fatty acids in Alzheimer's disease

...val or even partial reduction of PLA2 prevented memory deficits and other behavioral abnormalities in the Alzheimer mice. "Arachidonic acid likely wreaks havoc in the Alzheimer mice by causing too much excitation, which makes neurons sick. By lowering arachidonic acid levels, we are allowing neurons to ...

Creating a Healthy Home Environment: Mold and Mildew Free

...e countless allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and sinus infections, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Mold also wreaks havoc on building materials. In nature, mold breaks down decaying organic matter, but in a home, it can decompose floors, walls, and other structures....

Washington University in St. Louis and AstraZeneca Announce Alzheimer's Research Collaboration

...forefront of the race to understand the biological and genetic causes of Alzheimer's. To allow patients to receive those treatments before Alzheimer's wreaks irreparable brain damage, Washington University scientists are also leading the hunt for ways to detect Alzheimer's disease before the onset of clinic...

John Hancock's 'EZ Route' Post-Enrollment Education Program Wins 2008 Insight Award for Customer Advocacy in Financial Services

...or, Hartford Life; Donna Wong, Assistant Vice President, Broker-Dealer Relations, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services; Bill Wreaks, President & CEO, wreaks Media; and Susan Schiffer Yates, Senior Vice President, Columbia Management Marketing, Bank of America. For more information about the Award and the...

Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs

... Toxic byproduct of plaque formation wreaks havoc on heart, lungs and liver, study suggests THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- New research indicates that the fatty plaques that ...

Antibody Helps Repair MS Nerve Damage

..., a single low dose of a human antibody administered to laboratory mice repaired myelin, the protective sheath that covers nerves. Multiple sclerosis wreaks havoc with the nervous system by stripping away this outer covering. "This is an exciting first step in increasing our knowledge of repair in mul...

Researcher Studies Benefits of Reminiscing About Laughter

...ke your relationship feel good for a moment, establishes almost a buffer for the relationship, so that a negative event, like a fight or disagreement, wreaks less havoc,” she said. Sorce-Newswise SRM ...
Wreaks in Biological News

In just 5 years, gene discovery to clinical trial of potential treatment

...cleus. The mutated LMNA gene generates an abnormal Lamin A protein (also called progerin) that disrupts the cell's nuclear membrane. Because progerin wreaks havoc, cells become unstable and abnormal. The resulting gross disfigurement of the cell's nucleus is described as "blebbed," or lobular in shape. ...

Breakthrough research turns the tide on water-borne pathogen

... Waltham, MACryptosporidium parvum is a tiny yet insidious waterborne parasite that wreaks havoc worldwide. This parasite is a major cause of diarrhea and malnutrition in small children in developing countries, and causes severe disease in A...

Cells use 'noise' to make cell-fate decisions

... Electrical noise, like the crackle heard on AM radio when lightning strikes nearby, is a nuisance that wreaks havoc on electronic devices. But within cells, a similar kind of biochemical "noise" is beneficial, helping cells transform from one state to another,...

Parkinson's mutation stunts neurons

... Mutations in a key brain protein known to underlie a form of Parkinson's disease (PD) wreaks its damage by stunting the normal growth and branching of neurons, researchers have found. They have pinpointed the malfunction of the protein made by...

Solved: The mystery of flesh-eating bacteria's relentless attack

...ecrotizing fasciitis and halting its rapid destruction of tissue. The paper was published in advance online. The bacterium, group A Streptococcus, wreaks destruction on muscle and skin tissue in the form of necrotizing fasciitis, which kills roughly 30 percent of its victims and leaves the rest disfigur...

'Sticky' mice lead to discovery of new cause of neurodegenerative disease

... When a faulty protein wreaks havoc in cells and causes disease, researchers are usually quick to point the finger at a wayward gene. Now scientists are learning that some neurodeg...

Gladstone investigators discover how resting T cells avoid HIV infection

...he small form in resting CD4 T cells, where HIV fails to grow, and only the large form in activated CD4 T cells, where the virus efficiently grows and wreaks havoc. They further showed that blocking production of the small, active form of A3G in resting CD4 T cells was sufficient to make these normally resi...
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