Dialysis Patients Do Better at Higher Altitudes
...t improve mortality even at sea level.
Researchers had previously noted that individuals with end-stage renal disease who lived at higher altitudes paradoxically
achieved higher hemoglobin concentrations (hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells) even while receiving lower doses of erythropoietin, a hormone w...
The paradox of temptation
...triguing questions: Would dieters actually benefit from the sight of the dessert cart rolling by? Should alcoholics keep liquor in the liquor cabinet- paradoxically
to help with self-control? The intuitive answer to such questions is no, but the evidence from these studies suggests that it might not be a resoundin...
Brain May Ignore Bladder Signals, Causing Bedwetting
... an inability to awaken completely. We speculate that the transition from light sleep to complete awakening, as elicited by the arousal center, may be paradoxically
suppressed by long-term overstimulation by signals from the bladder," the study authors wrote.
The findings are published as a letter to the editor...
'Deaf by God' tried in Old Bailey records
...ull access to a language; those who had not been educated would have communicated through gestures or home signs; thus, their status may have declined paradoxically
as opportunities for education increased.
Professor Bencie Woll, Director of the UCL Deafness, Cognition and Language Research (DCAL) Centre says:...
Standard test for blood sugar control not accurate in diabetic dialysis patients
...cent blood sugar levels.
Compared to those without kidney failure, diabetic patients on hemodialysis had higher blood sugars and GA levels, despite paradoxically
lower HbA1c results. The relationship between GA and HbA1c differed between diabetic dialysis patients and those without kidney disease, demonstrating...
U.S. Food Safety: Home-Grown Problems Abound
...en distribute it to every state in the union.
The whole food production system has grown increasingly concentrated, overwhelmingly complex, and -- paradoxically
-- at times fragmented.
At the same time, critics charge, U.S. government oversight is not adequate.
"Our real issue here comes down to appropr...
Ipsen and Debiopharm Extend Their Agreement for the Exclusive Commercialization of Decapeptyl(R) (triptorelin pamoate) in Europe and Certain Other Territories
...cer. In this indication, Decapeptyl(R)
temporarily increases the concentration of testosterone and dihydro
testosterone, but continuous administration paradoxically
leads to a
reduction in plasmatic testosterone concentration. After two to three
weeks' treatment, testosterone is reduced to levels below the castrat...
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...CER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study showed that compared to white men, most Asian ethnic groups except South Asians paradoxically
have better outcomes despite having worse prognostic profiles at the time of diagnosis. The study is the first to report prostate cancer survival dat...
Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease
... Autophagy, a normal process by which cells eat their own proteins to provide needed resources to the body in times of stress , may paradoxically
cause harm to hearts already weakened by disease, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.
In certain forms of heart diseas...
Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial
...th factor for cancerous or pre-cancerous cells, and when administered in large quantities to individuals who unknowingly harbor cancer cells, it could paradoxically
enhance cancer development.
The addition of substantial quantities of folic acid into the foodstream may have facilitated the transformation of ...
Sweet 'water taste' paradoxically predicts sweet taste inhibitors
A scientific paradox linking artificial sweeteners such as saccharin with a sensory experience in which plain water takes on a sweet taste has guided researchers to an increased understanding of how humans detect sweet taste.
Reporting in an advance online publication in Nature, scientists from...
Egalitarian revolution in the Pleistocene?
...lliance comprising all members of the group can emerge in which resources are divided evenly. That is, the competition among non-equal individuals can paradoxically
result in their eventual equality.
Gavrilets and colleagues argue that such an "egalitarian revolution" could also follow a change in the mating sy...
Shrinking carbon footprints
Despite initiatives such as Canada's "One Tonne Challenge" many individuals are increasingly concerned with environmental issues yet paradoxically
feel that their personal efforts will either have little or no effect on global climate change and so are not adopting green principles.
Optimizing cell therapy against tumors is a balancing ACT
...ed adoptive immunotherapy approaches for treating tumors and established infectious diseases.
TITLE: Acquisition of full effector function in vitro paradoxically
impairs the in vivo anti-tumor efficacy of adoptively transferred CD8+ T cells
TITLE: Towards improved immunocompetence of adoptively transferred C...
... expenses is often important, especially in the long run.
Psychologically some balance between desires and satisfaction is important; somewhat paradoxically
complete satisfaction may not be ideal, it can be argued that perhaps it is better if things are left to be desired.
In various practical matters ...
Infertility may have a profound psychological affects. Partners may become more anxious to conceive, paradoxically
increasing sexual dysfunction . Marital discord often develops in infertile couples, especially when they are under pressure to make medical decision...