Cardiac stent patients with diabetes may benefit from drug that counteracts the effects of leptin
NEW YORK (Dec. 17, 2008) The naturally high levels of leptin in diabetic patients may reduce the effectiveness of drug-eluting stents used to treat heart blockages, but using a chemical that differs from the one commonly used to coat stents could counteract this effect.
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Carbon monoxide counteracts one side-effect of an anti-cancer drug
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a red-colored anticancer drug that carries serious side effects for the heart, including cardiac muscle deterioration (cardiomyopathy) and scar tissue accumulation in the heart (fibrosis). These cardio-toxic effects are due to inhibition by DOX of mitochondrial biogenesis, a t...
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Research Brings New Hope to Multiple Sclerosis Patients
...Deadly, Side Effect from Drug.
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center have developed a technique that counteracts
an unusual, but serious, side effect from natalizumab (Tysabri(R)), a drug that fights multiple sclerosis (MS).
The side effect is a brain virus ...
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association Shoots Straight for the Heart
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Broccoli compound targets key enzyme in late-stage cancer
...ole-3-carbinol interferes with more than cell proliferation. It also disrupts the migration and alters adhesion properties of cancer cells, as well as counteracts
the survival ability of cancer cells, all of which are implicated in cancer cell growth. To have such broad downstream effects, I3C must act at the be...
Scientists Develop New Strategy to Fight Obesity
...st, GHR-11E11, increased the metabolic rate in fasting mice and curbed their eating even after the rodents went 24 hours without food.
The antibody counteracts
ghrelin, a gastric hormone that promotes weight gain and fat storage through metabolic actions that decrease the breakdown of stored fat for energy as...
Gene Therapy Helps Dogs Stricken With Cancer
...apy's developers say.
The treatment, given only once, was tested successfully on 55 dogs with cancer and anemia. It increases muscle strength and counteracts
common cancer complications such as weakness, weight loss and anemia, principal investigator Dr. Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, a researcher with VGX Pharmace...
A major step toward a more targeted treatment for auto-immune diseases?
...ves other proteins) and that A20 is the protein that is cut. In normal circumstances, A20 inhibits inflammatory reactions; and, by cleaving A20, MALT1 counteracts
this inhibition, allowing the inflammation to progress freely. So, both proteins play very important parts in fine-tuning the intensity of inflammator...
Diabetes Drug May Cut Med-Related Weight Gain
... Metformin plus lifestyle intervention counteracts
pounds added by antipsychotics
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Anthrax inhibitor counteracts toxin, may lead to new therapeutics
Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Toronto have designed a nanoscale assembly of molecules that successfully counteracts
and inhibits anthrax toxin in animal and laboratory experiments. The novel approach used to neutralize anthrax toxin could be applied in desi...
OHSU research shows vitamin C counteracts some negative impacts of smoking on unborn babies
Research conducted in monkeys at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, suggests high doses of vitamin C may have potential to counteract some negative impacts of smoking in unborn babies. The research may benefit thousands of babies born to mothers who...
When it comes to brain damage, blankets take the place of drugs
...body temperature to prevent further damage and aid healing. Unfortunately, cooling induces a natural and familiar response - shivering. This shivering counteracts
efforts to keep the patient's temperature low, causes physical stress, and is currently treated with sedatives and other drugs. Now, a study recommend...
Aerosol: A key piece of the climate change puzzle
...affects climate after greenhouse gases," says Professor Ken Carslaw from the University of Leeds, who is leading the research.
"Aerosol pretty much counteracts
a large part of global warming caused by greenhouse gases, meaning that temperature changes over the industrial period would have been a lot more inte...
HIV dearms protective protein in cells
... The AIDS-causing HIV specifically counteracts
the mechanisms of human cells that protect these against viral infections a special viral protein marks protective cellular proteins for their rapid ...
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Imp-L2, a putative homolog of vertebrate IGF-binding protein 7, counteracts
insulin signaling in Drosophila and is essential for starvation resistance
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Climate-change set-back for acidified rivers
... Climate change is hampering the long-term recovery of rivers from the effects of acid rain, as wet weather counteracts
improvements, according to a new study by Cardiff University.
The research, by Professor Steve Ormerod and Dr Isabelle Durance of the School of Bio...
From genes to farmers' fields
...ice found in only a small proportion of the rice varieties originating from eastern India and Sri Lanka. The activation of this gene under submergence counteracts
the escape strategy.
"This project has been a great success, not only in its results but also in the truly international collaboration that made t...
Cortisol and fatty liver: Researchers find cause of severe metabolic disorders
...ptor, large amounts of the HES1 protein are produced in the livers of these animals. HES1 activates a number of enzymes that break down fat and, thus, counteracts
fat accumulation in the liver. If, on other hand, normal mice are treated with cortisol, their HES1 levels in the liver drops, while triglyceride leve...
Engineered weathering process could mitigate global warming
Unlike other climate engineering schemes that propose reflecting sunlight back into space to cool the planet, the weathering approach counteracts
the continued ocean acidification that threatens coral reefs and their rich biological communities. Moreover, the process works equally well on all so...
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Madison-based Mithridion seeks to capitalize on Alzheimer's breakthrough
...s to cells dying in the brains of Alzheimer's victims. But if that same parent protein is cut by a different enzyme, it generates another protein that counteracts
the toxicity of the first.
"So it turns out that this 'good cut' protein from the big parent protein was actually causing this significant inducti...