Protein Branded As Culprit in Mad Cow Disease
Misfolded protein kicks off brain cell damage, lab study finds
THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Mad cow disease and similar conditions may start with one protein that somehow goes astray and deprives the healthy brain cells of another essential protein, researchers say.
Genome Study Points to New Culprit for Schizophrenia
Findings show most previous work missed key DNA variant, researchers say
FRIDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Large, rare structural changes in DNA called copy number variants may play a role in schizophrenia, according to U.S. researchers, who said their findings support a sharp change ...
Stomach Virus a Culprit in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Research was spurred by father's concern for son with debilitating condition
THURSDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A father's concern for his son led to research that now sheds new light on a disease that has long been shrouded in mystery.
Andrew Chia, now 24, was diagnosed with de...
Chemotherapy may be culprit for fatigue in breast cancer survivors
A new study finds that, compared to healthy women, breast cancer survivors reported more days of fatigue and more severe fatigue symptoms. The study, published in the October 15, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, found women who received both chemotherap...
Scientists ID Likely Culprit in 'Popcorn Lung'
Dutch team zeroes in on diacetyl, a key component of butter flavoring in microwave brands
SATURDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A key chemical ingredient in the buttery flavoring of microwave popcorn has been identified as a likely culprit
in "popcorn lung," a lung disease that afflicts people w...
Chemical culprit in 'popcorn worker's lung' identified
Researchers in the Netherlands have identified a chemical agent that may be a, if not the, culprit
in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), or popcorn workers lung, a severe occupational lung disease first noted in 2001 among workers at an American plant that makes microwaveable popcorn.
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
STANFORD, Calif. - Communication is critical. Garbled in, garbled out, so to (mis-)speak. Workers who get incomplete instructions produce an incomplete product, and that's exactly what happens with the stem cells in our aging muscles, according to researchers from the Stanford University School of...
Junk Food Ads: The Culprit Behind Childhood Obesity
Researchers say that the advertisement on junk foods shown on television poses a real threat on the health condition on kids by tempting them to go for it thereby leading to overweight and obesity.//
According to foodconsumer.org, previous studies have already associated childhood overweight w...
HPV Thought To Be a Culprit in Skin Cancer
Dr. Margaret Karagas, of Dartmouth Medical School's Norris Cotton Cancer Center said that Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a major risk factor for skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma).//
The results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The researchers detected antibodi...
Sudden Cardiac Death: Diabetes May Be The Culprit
Recent research highlights diabetes as a strong risk factor for sudden cardiac death, with the risk increasing with the severity of the disease.//
The authors writing in the October issue of the European Heart Journal, assert that the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in industrialized countries i...
Culprit in Medical Technology
vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield Stabilizes Vulnerable Plaque
...dical, which plans to pursue a vulnerable plaque indication in the future.
The patient, a 75-year-old woman, was treated six months earlier for a culprit
lesion in the left anterior descending coronary artery. At that time the SECRITT investigators, using a combination of imaging techniques, also locate...
Chronic Ankle Pain May Be More Than Just a Sprain
... New information indicates tendon injuries may be the culprit
ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ankle sprains are a common injury after a fall, sudden twist or blow to the ankle joint....
April 16th Congressional Hearing on Hospital Infections
...w Congress will
hold hearings on whether the federal government is doing enough to prevent
deadly hospital infections. The answer is "no." The biggest culprit
CDC. The CDC claims 1.7 million people contract infections in U.S.
hospitals each year. The truth is several times that number. The proof is
Prescient Medical, Inc. Acquires New Technology to Detect Inflammation in Coronary Blood Vessels
... will suffer a
heart attack caused by the sudden rupture of soft plaque hidden inside the
artery wall. This type of plaque is believed to be the major culprit
to 80 percent of all heart attacks. About Prescient Medical, Inc. (PMI) Prescient Medical, Inc. is a privately held medical device company
Abbott Initiates Clinical Study to Evaluate Use of RX Herculink(R) Elite(TM) Renal Stent System for the Treatment of Renal Artery Stenosis
...e blood. In patients who have uncontrolled high blood pressure
(hypertension) without apparent cause, renal artery stenosis is often
discovered as the culprit
during clinical investigation. Renal artery
stenosis affects approximately 5 million people in the United States, and
occurs most often in men between...
New Risk Gene for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus Opens Door to More Effective Treatments
...n the latest study, they analyzed DNA from 2,500 patients with
rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or lupus. Genetic mapping enabled them to
identify STAT4 as a culprit
in susceptibility to both diseases. "This work required the collection and genotyping of thousands of RA
and lupus patients and volunteers, a task th...
Culprit in Medical Products
X-SIZER Catheter System
Features:...pendent predictor of long-term mortality.
Improve visibility of the culprit
The X-SIZER System removes thrombus obscuring the view of the culprit
With the thrombus removed better visualization allows for adequ...
Culprit in Medical Dictionary
...alate ... The uvula is the little dangling thing in the back of the mouth. ... The best way to determine whether the uvula /palate is the main culprit
in a ... Definition of uvula from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games. ...
...cy anemia is a common type of ... A brief overview of the causesandconsequences of iron deficiency . ... Blood loss nearly invariably is the culprit
producing iron deficiency in adults. ... Print All Page for Iron - Deficiency Anemia Topic ... Iron - deficiency anemia is a common, eas...
Culprit in Biological News
Apple or pear shape is not main culprit to heart woes -- it's liver fat
For years, pear-shaped people who carry weight in the thighs and backside have been told they are at lower risk for high blood pressure and heart disease than apple-shaped people who carry fat in the abdomen. But new findings from nutrition researchers at Washington University School of Medicine i...
Worth a thousand words: Hopkins researchers paint picture of cancer-promoting culprit
They say that a picture can be worth a thousand words. This especially is true for describing the structures of molecules that function to promote cancer. Researchers at Johns Hopkins have built a three-dimensional picture of an enzyme often mutated in many types of cancers. The results, published...
Pinpointing a culprit molecule in Alzheimer's disease
One puzzle in Alzheimer's disease (AD) research is why mice engineered to have the abnormal protein underlying the disease in humans show little pathology of the disease. Specifically, such mice are genetically altered to overproduce mutant human amyloid precursor protein (APP). It is this protein ...
Global sunscreen won't save corals
... world oceans that threatens coral reefs and other marine life, report the authors of a new study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters *. The culprit
is atmospheric carbon dioxide, which even in a cooler globe will continue to be absorbed by seawater, creating acidic conditions.
"There would be ...
Does mom know when enough is enough?
... article, John Worobey, PhD; Maria Islas Lopez, MA; and Daniel J. Hoffman, PhD, state, "More frequent feedings, particularly with formula, are an easy culprit
on which to assign blame. But maternal sensitivity to the infant's feeding state, as reflected by the Feeding Scale scores, suggests that an unwilling...
Princeton geoscientist offers new evidence that meteorite did not wipe out dinosaurs
... comet must have struck Earth just at the boundary and caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs and many other animals. They thought they had found the culprit
when they discovered the Chicxulub impact crater in Mexico's northern Yucatan.
Keller began studying the K-T boundary in 1984 -- the year she arriv...
Experts lay to rest long-held misconceptions about high fructose corn syrup at ILSI-USDA workshop
...June issue of the Journal of Nutrition encourages the scientific community and the general public to stop demonizing high fructose corn syrup as the culprit
of obesity and to rethink the myths about high fructose corn syrup's impact on the American diet.
"The State of the Science on Dietary Sweeteners ...
Sugar on bacteria surface serves as base for a web of resistance
... recent issue of the journal PLoS Pathogens , published by the Public Library of Science.
Wozniak and colleagues had singled out Psl as the likely culprit
in Pseudomonas biofilm creation a few years ago, but weren't certain about how it worked until this new series of experiments allowed them to view the...
A recipe for dog bite injuries: Kids, dogs and warm weather
... repaired in the operating room under general anesthesia.
Dog bites increased as the weather warmed, the researchers found, and a family pet was the culprit
in 27 percent of the injuries.
Pit bull terriers were the breed most commonly reported or identified as the attacker, because of their notoriety. H...
Mayo Clinic researchers suspect a novel gene is causing restless legs syndrome in a large family
...s lead investigator, Carles Vilario-Gell, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville. The researchers have not yet pinpointed the culprit
gene, but say they are getting close.
This study is important, Dr. Vilario-Gell says, because this family is one of the largest with restless legs ...
Culprit in Biological Technology
Beyond associations: Colorectal cancer culprit found
Genetics plays a key role in determining risk for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Several common genetic markers have been found to be associated with the disease, but finding the biological events that lead to cancer can be much more dif...
vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield Stabilizes Life-Threatening Plaque
...sudden cardiac deaths in the US, and more than 300,000 in Europe each year, we are pleased that our device addresses untreated vulnerable plaques, the culprit
in a majority of sudden cardiac deaths."
Patients enrolled in SECRITT I have been referred to the cath lab for treatment of clinically significan...
Virginia Tech engineers identify conditions that initiate erosion
... feature of natural fluid flow phenomena, was part of the equation. Anyone who has flown has experienced turbulence. So a guess that turbulence is the culprit
was still not sufficiently informative.
"There has been a need to develop a method that accounts for the role of turbulence on soil erosion in a qua...
Ocular Biopharmaceutical Company Charlesson Announces $1.6MM in New Funding and Upcoming Presentations at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
...is that inflammation and vascular leakage in the retina are
early pathogenic components that cause retinal neovascularization, which is
the underlying culprit
in many forms of retinal disease. Inhibition of
retinal inflammation and vascular leakage has thus become a new target for
Study Suggests GAMMAGARD LIQUID May Target the Primary Pathway Involved in Alzheimer's Disease
...ccurring antibodies contained in
GAMMAGARD LIQUID may bind to the primary culprit
for Alzheimer's disease
CHICAGO, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U...may contribute to beta-amyloid plaques, which are
thought to be the primary culprit
causing Alzheimer's disease. The results
of this in vitro (laboratory) stud...
New Study Findings Confirm CLEXANE(R)/LOVENOX(R) Long-Term Clinical Benefit in Patients Suffering From Acute Coronary Syndrome
...I is re-stenosis. However, the use of coated
and drug-eluting stents has been shown to reduce this risk. Primary PCI is
defined as intervention in the culprit
vessel within 12 hours after the
onset of chest pain or other symptoms of acute myocardial infarction,
without prior (full or concomitant) thrombolyti...
Curious customer service: When a help desk does it right
...ing what Id done and the general lack of response the printer. And thats when things changed.
That afternoon, I got a reply saying they thought the culprit
had to be their network card, but that they couldnt suggest any other diagnostics or fixes. They apologized that it was no longer under warranty, and ...
Work-life imbalance - A global problem getting worse
...the globe despite much attention and some progress coming to grips with this issue.
Things are bad all over
According to the authors, the main culprit
for the growing gap between work and life is globalization and the "productivity" pressures it's causing that are undermining progressive policies and...
Technology played key role in E. coli alerts
...ked up on them and called the CDC. New Mexico was next, and that's how the outbreak was determined," Bostrom said.
Containing the bug
With the culprit
pathogen in their crosshairs, health responders must then pinpoint the contamination source. This requires a case-finding operation and compiling deta...
Testing Compressed Air Lines for Microbiological Contamination
...uld eventually reach the
Compressor as the culprit
The compressor itself can function
as the culprit
by creating a contaminated
environment for the product.
For example; th...