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Chronic Exposure to Solvents Disturbs Brain's Wiring

Changes in dopamine receptor density affects memory and psychomotor speed, study says FRIDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to solvents in products such as paints and dry cleaning agents may cause disturbances in the brain's wiring, researchers report. These abnor...

Depression disturbs heart rate

Researchers have shed new light on how depression worsens the outlook in heart disease. Mounting evidence suggests a link between depression and heart attacks. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine now have a new clue as to why your state of mind may affect the health of your hea...

Whiter laundry and a surprising new treatment for kids' eczema

...vere eczema can mar a childhood. The skin disorder starts with red, itchy, inflamed skin that often becomes crusty and raw from scratching. The eczema disturbs kids' sleep, alters their appearance and affects their concentration in school. The itching is so bad kids may break the skin from scratching and get ...

Burn rehabilitation experts at UT Southwestern outline best treatments for post-burn itching

...t professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UT Southwestern and clinical director for the North Texas Burn Rehabilitation Model System. "It disturbs the patients' sleep. At times, they compromise wound healing by scratching. In an extreme case I can recall, one patient would get up at night and rub...

Dentists Often First to Spot Eating Disorders in Patients

... in patients, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. An eating disorder is a complex compulsion to eat in a way which disturbs physical, mental, and psychological health. The three most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eat...

Nine Year Ban Fails to Eradicate Asbestos Related Diseases

... believe that the ban means no future exposure is likely. This couldn't be further from the truth. Exposure is still possible if cutting or drilling disturbs the asbestos fibres during any refurbishment of a building built before 2000. If asbestos is damaged whilst being worked with, the fine fibres become...

Wheezing after early-life antibiotics

...lence both of asthma and the use of antibiotics have risen since the 1960s. Using antibiotics reduces a person's exposure to bacterial infections and disturbs healthy populations of bacteria in the body, and the question is whether this then leaves a person more prone to develop asthma. The researchers re...

Warning for teens: Teeth and jewelry don't mix

...teens, and in rare cases a piercing to the oral cavity can cause death," Dr. Levin says. "Swelling and inflammation of the area can cause edema, which disturbs the respiratory tract." He warns that the most common concerns -- tooth fracture and periodontal complications -- are long-term. "There is a repea...

Primary Tumors Fuel Growth of Cancer Cells

...d that osteopontin is present at elevated levels in women with metastatic breast cancer. While the researchers found that the primary tumor somehow disturbs the make-up of bone marrow, they don't know exactly how that occurs. They also know that osteopontin does not act alone in this process. The findin...

Chronic Pain Harms Brain's Wiring

...e a decision or be in a good mood to get up in the morning. It could be that pain produces depression and the other reported abnormalities, because it disturbs the balance of the brain as a whole," he said. The study was published in the Feb. 6 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience . Chialvo said the fi...
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Scientists tackle the mystery of white-nose syndrome in bats

...s' energy reserves during arousals from hibernation so as to discourage the bats from leaving the cave to look for food before the spring. The disease disturbs the bats' hibernation patterns, thus causing the bat to become severely underweight. "However, neither of these strategies has been seriously looke...

Scientists unravel the mystery of white-nose syndrome

...s' energy reserves during arousals from hibernation so as to discourage the bats from leaving the cave to look for food before the spring. The disease disturbs the bats' hibernation patterns, thus causing the bat to become severely underweight. "However, neither of these strategies has been seriously look...

LSUHSC research describes function of key protein in cancer spread

... IQGAP1 and Cdc42. The model also shows that IQGAP1 is missing a key component required to rapidly deactivate Cdc42, and that binding to IQGAP1 likely disturbs the positions of components of Cdc42 that are required for even normal rates of deactivation, explaining how IQGAP1 prolongs the activated state of Cd...

Study helps explain connection between sleep apnea, stroke and death

...p, you don't feel rested. During the day, you feel more and more tired, and by afternoon, you want to nap. You experience loud, habitual snoring that disturbs others. Your bed partner observes pauses in your breathing. The treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with an airway pressurization mask has been ...

Researchers engineer pancreatic cell transplants to evade immune response

...e destroyed. The viruses also produce proteins that can turn off a cell's built-in self-destruct mechanism, which is usually triggered when something disturbs a cell's internal functions. The researchers began with a special line of insulin-producing beta cells, developed at Einstein, that were harvested...

Progression of retinal disease linked to cell starvation

...sag when too many rods disappear, as the plastic over that plate of Oreo cookies droops when too many stacks are missing. The structural change likely disturbs the contacts between RPE cells and cones, impeding the flow of nutrients to the cones. "This points us in a new direction," says Cepko. "We're cur...

CSHL scientists discover a new way in which epigenetic information is inherited

...emselves into genes and causing mutations. Such genetic havoc is thought to underlie many diseases, including cancer. A high rate of mutations also disturbs gametogenesis the process of creating viable sex cells and can result in sterility. Piwi proteins and piRNAs form something akin to an immune system...

Why binge drinking is bad for your bones

...one strength, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. Now a Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine study has found a possible mechanism: Alcohol disturbs genes necessary for maintaining healthy bones. The findings could help in the development of new drugs to minimize bone loss in alcohol abusers. Su...

Outdoor enthusiasts scaring off native carnivores in parks

...he parks for calmer neighboring areas. Her study didn't address the reason for their flight, but she thinks it likely that the mere presence of humans disturbs the animals. The noise of humans traipsing and chatting through parks, our smell or just the sight of us could frighten animals away from their homes,...

'Cross fire' from the brain makes patients tremble

...ences the disturbed neurons in the core region of the brain and effectively removes their compulsion to "fire" at the same time. Tass' new development disturbs this compulsory diseased mode by using very mild, targeted and desynchronized stimuli in different places. In this way, the rhythm becomes irregular a...
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Incorrectly cleaved protein leads to schizophrenia

... disorder that appears in about 1 out of every 250 Belgians, manifesting most often between the ages of 15 and 30. This disease of the brain seriously disturbs the person's thinking, emotional life, and behavior. The disease is characterized by episodes of psychotic symptoms: abnormal ideas and changes in per...

The closest look ever at native human tissue

... examined with an electron micro-scope. Electron microscopy normally requires tissue to be treated with chemicals or coated in metal, a procedure that disturbs the natural state of a sample. With cyro-electron tomography, images are taken of the untreated sample from different directions and assembled into an...

HotStarTaq PCR Handbook

...es reduced efficiency or failure of a previously successful amplification reaction. In this case, addition of Q-Solution disturbs the previously optimal primertemplate annealing. Therefore, when using Q-Solution for the first time for a particular primertemplate ...

QIAGEN Multiplex PCR Handbook

...es reduced efficiency or failure of a previously successful amplification reaction. In this case, addition of Q-Solution disturbs the previously optimal primertemplate annealing. Therefore, when using Q-Solution for the first time in a particular multiplex ...
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Uropod

... The uropod , a protrusion at the rear of amoeboid motile cells such as leukocytes, ... Remodelling of cell shape by uropod -interfering agents disturbs cell migration. ... ...
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