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Odd Behaviors on Ambien Linked to Brain Circuitry

...pears that zolpidem shuts down active neural pathways and perhaps triggers activity in others, the actual mechanism isn't known. "Nevertheless, the paradoxical activation of brain circuits by a powerful sedative definitely needs more attention in additional studies in both human and animal models," Huntsman s...

Sad Dads May Lead to Crying Infants

...f Miami Miller of School of Medicine, said that the study shows how depression can lead to infant's excessive crying. "This study demonstrates in a paradoxical way the importance of fathers, in that fathers' measurable depression during pregnancy is a risk factor for excessive infant crying at 2 months of age...

Transplant drug stimulates immune memory

...drug given to transplant recipients to suppress their immune systems, has a paradoxical effect on cells responsible for immune memory, scientists at the Emory Vacc... Transplant patients usually don't take rapamycin by itself, so rapamycin's paradoxical effects may have been masked by other drugs, Larsen says. For transplant...

HF patients in France still encouraged to enjoy their food -- even if it's not as salty as before

...scover new tastes and culinary skills." A DVD provides supporting information. It's in ways like this, said Mme Guibert, that "la ditetique" can be paradoxical because, even in France, a judicious diet which is part of a heart failure management programme can still be enjoyable. "There's no risk-taking, no f...

Younger men with advanced prostate cancer have shorter survival times

...se. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the July 1, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The paradoxical findings indicate that there may be biological differences between prostate cancers that develop in younger men and those that develop in older men, a...

Effective Weight Management with Gene-Eden, a New Dietary Supplement Based on Dr. Hanan Polansky's Discovery

...formation on Gene-Eden, visit http://www.gene-eden.com . [1] Atkinson RL et al. Human adenovirus-36 is associated with increased body weight and paradoxical reduction of serum lipids. Int J Obes (Lond) 2005; 29(3):281-6. About: The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease is a non-profit center ...

70 percent of drug-addicted men admit they consume drugs to increase their sexual pleasure

... Professors Pablo Vallejo Medina , Miguel Prez Garca and Juan Carlos Sierra , who insist that, in the light of the results obtained, men present a paradoxical fact, "as cocaine, which is the most commonly used drug as an enhancer factor of sexuality, is also the most incapacitating drug at a sexual level". ...

The paradox of temptation

...re for readily available temptation when indulging conflicts with pursuit of more important goals. Three psychologists recently decided to test the paradoxical view of temptation based on counteractive self-control theory. Kristian Ove Myrseth and Ayelet Fishbach of the University of Chicago and Yaacov Trope ...

Escape cancer, but age sooner? The dark side of the tumor suppressing process

...rt the development of age-related diseases including, ironically, cancer. The new research includes the first comprehensive molecular description of a paradoxical process that prevents cancer in younger people, but promotes age-related cancers and other maladies later in life. "We provide for the first time ...

Scientists ID Uterine Muscle Switch for Contractions

...University in the United Kingdom said the finding might be viewed as contentious, because prostacyclin is a smooth muscle relaxant. They explained the paradoxical observation by saying that one of the major signaling molecules produced by the uterus just prior to labor is prostacyclin. More information ...
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GeneThera Announces it is Set to Begin Commercial Testing for Johne's Disease as Soon as January, 2009.

...roughout the herd. Diagnosis of paratuberculosis is difficult because of the fastidious growth pattern of the microorganism and because of the paradoxical immune response of the host animal to infection. During the early sub clinical stages of infection, the microorganism elicits a cell-mediated response...

Phase III Clinical Trial with 4-Month Long-Acting Formulation of Triptorelin: Ipsen Decides Not to Perform Further Administration

...tinuous administration of exogenous LHRH or its agonists such as triptorelin leads to a rapid desensitization of its pituitary receptor resulting in a paradoxical effect that translates into the suppression of gonadal steroids such as testosterone and estradiol. This chemically induced and reversible castration ...
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Pheochromocytoma

... is suspected, there are some standard tests that are ... Doctors may not suspect a pheochromocytoma , because almost half of the people ... This paradoxical reaction often makes the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma clear. ... Pheochromocytoma ... Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually sta...
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Scientists find climate change to have paradoxical effects in coastal wetlands

Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is largely responsible for recent global warming and the rise in sea levels. However, a team of scientists, including two Smithsonian ecologists, have found that this same increase in CO 2 may ironically counterbalance some of its negative effects on one of the p...

Vitamin A's paradoxical role in influencing symmetry during embryonic development revealed

In this week's journal Nature, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies report that they have solved one of the "holy grail" puzzles of developmental biology: the existence of a mechanism that insures that the exterior of our bodies is symmetrical while inner organs are arranged asym...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...ric general circulation model in an attempt to simulate both observed glacioeustatic changes and inferred ice sheet volumes. Their simulations present paradoxical results. While ice volumes of similar size to those implied by proxy evidence are simulated, sea-level changes brought about by cyclic variations in E...

Ants more rational than humans

...imply often make irrational choices when faced with very challenging decisions, note the study's architects Stephen Pratt and Susan Edwards. "This paradoxical outcome is based on apparent constraint: most individual ants know of only a single option, and the colony's collective choice self-organizes from int...

Spread your sperm the smart way

... but value each of them more highly, and by allocating more sperm to each mating make the most of their meagre opportunities. This leads to the rather paradoxical prediction that matings with attractive males may be less fertile than those with unattractive males." "There are as yet few good examples of this ...

1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity

...en help design more versatile robotic graspers. A research team led by Francisco Valero-Cuevas of the University of Southern California reports the paradoxical result in the Journal of Neuroscience. "We expected to find," says the report, "that maximal voluntary downward force would scale with movement s...

Mystery of bat with an extraordinary nose solved

..." by Z. Zhang, R. Mller, and S.N. Truong, details the adult Bourret's horseshoe bat (known scientifically as the "Rhinolophus paradoxolophus," meaning paradoxical crest), and it's roughly 9 millimeters in length nose. The typical horseshoe bat's nose is half that long, said Rolf Mueller, an associate professor w...

New asthma research opposes current drug treatment, says UH prof

...ination drugs. Bond and his colleagues propose an alternative to stimulants, using antagonists (or beta blockers) instead. This approach, termed paradoxical pharmacology, suggests patients may be treated with medication that initially worsens their symptoms before eventually improving their overall health....

Mechanism explains link between apolipoprotein E and Alzheimer's disease

...rvation that inactivation of a gene which helps the brain to process lipids (called Abca1) resulted in decreased levels of ApoE along with a seemingly paradoxical elevation of A? levels and plaque formation in mice. "Our data suggest that therapeutic agents that increase the levels of lipidated forms of ApoE, in...

Fruit fly helps identify protein critical to eggshell formation that may be pesticide target

... The common fruit fly circling your week-old peach has helped scientists zero in on a protein critical to the insect's eggshell formation. The paradoxical finding gives scientists a better understanding of how the innermost protective eggshell layer forms as it points to a likely target for pesticide dev...
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Weizmann Institute scientists create new nanotube structures

...embly into snake-like or looped configurations, have recently been reported in the cover article of the journal Nature Nanotechnology. 'It may seem paradoxical trying to create order through chaos but in fact, this a common phenomenon on the macroscale. Systems affected by forces that fluctuate from one ext...

Who is minding the Innovation Gap?

...mely, they have a strong disincentive to have their rent-paying, start-up tenants move up and out. This mutual dependency (or weaning) problem has the paradoxical effect, even if psychological, of potentially slowing down development within these incubators. Gary Pisano of Harvard Business School - in his boo...
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Heredity

...cal processes by which particular characteristics are transmitted from parents to their offspring. The concept of heredity encompasses two seemingly paradoxical observations about organisms: the constancy of a species from generation to generation and the variation among individuals within a species. Const...
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