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Triglyceride Blood Levels Predict Heart Attack
...ndividuals. Hightriglyceride levels were strongly associated
with heart attack risk. Bycombining the triglycer...L and lower HDL levels, both of which are strongly associated
withcardiovascular disease and heart attacks. Decreased activity might also resultin longer circula...
Herpes Virus Strain Identified As A Trigger In Multiple Sclerosis
A strain of reactivated herpes virus may be associated
with multiple sclerosis(MS), an autoimmune disorde...elieve that the reactivation of HHV-6 virus may be associated
withthe breakdown of the protective covering of nerves, called myelin. Reactivationis characteristi...
Whitaker Awards $6.8 Million For Biomedical Engineering Education
...ing five new biomedical engineering courses and an associated
virtual imaging laboratory. The courses and laboratory will develop virtual imaging systems that will be available to students and researchers worldwide through the Internet. Penn State will expand its biomedical engineering program by offering ...
Biological Clocks No Longer Found Only In The Brain
...d to new strategies for the treatment of disorders associated
with jet lag, shift work and seasonal depression. "These results are fundamental to understanding how the timing of cellular functions is integrated in complex organisms," says Christopher Platt, program director in NSF's neuroscience program. ...
Eating Lake Ontario Fish Linked To Shorter Menstrual Cycles; Consumption May Delay Pregnancy
...ating contaminated sport fish from Lake Ontario is associated
with shortened menstrual cycles, epidemiologists f... They also reported that the fish consumption was associated
with a small, but statistically insignificant, delay in the time it took women to become pregnant. ...
Free Radicals Implicated In Impaired Lung Function; Damage May Be Mitigated By Certain Antioxidants
...r results suggest that free-radical damage also is associated
with narrowing of the pulmonary airways." The...ant. Results showed that oxidative stress was associated
with obstruction of the pulmonary airways. Higher levels of TBARS and of red-cell glutathione were ...
Banning Chemicals To Protect Ozone May Aggravate Global Warming
...s of carbon dioxideand other greenhouse gases from associated
energy use, which, in net impact,dwarf those from incidental releases of the refrigerant itself," Wuebblessaid. "High efficiency also reduces fuel and other resource requirements. "It is probable that HCFC-123 and several other CFC replacementswoul...
Premies' Lung Disorder Can Cause Developmental Delays
...d been premature had some motor problems that were associated
with BPD, " said Lynn Singer, the study's lead author and a professor of pediatrics. "Motor problems included things like balance, holding crayons and pencils, and eye-hand coordination." On the other hand, said Singer, "In terms of their language a...
Genetic "Short Circuit" Leads To Cleft Palate
...he more severe forms require surgery and are often associated
with both psychological and physical problems, including difficulties with feeding, breathing, and speech development. Cleft palate is thought to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors, yet attempts to identify these componen...
Are CDC's 1997 Recommendations For Targeted Lead Screening Of Children Justified?
...nd thathighly elevated lead levels in children are associated
with IQ deficits and withlearning and behavior problems that may extend into adulthood. Lead screeningfor blood lead levels requires testing blood gathered through either a fingerprick or from a vein in the arm. The prevalence of elevated Blo...
Increased Amount Of Enzyme In Brain May Be Marker Of Alzheimer's Disease
...ein deposits in the brain into the compact plaques associated
withthe nerve degeneration and dementia of Alzheim...hE. (Itis this neuritic stage that is most closely associated
with Alzheimer'sdisease-related dementia.) Many amyloid deposits that consisted almost entirelyof di...
1998 Declared Year Of The Ocean
...D.James Baker. "Shifts in weather patterns associated
with El Niño are powerfulreminders of how the ocean joins with the atmosphere to affect our lives," saidBaker. "In addition, the recent outbreak of pfiesteria in the Chesapeake Bayand the loss of fisheries in San Francisco Bay caused by newly...
Doublecortin : A Novel Gene Involved In Cortical Development
...Vincent de Paul hospital (Paris) and Reims, and is associated
with severeforms of epilepsy and mental retardation. This syndrome consists of two similarmalformations of the cerebral cortex known as subcortical laminar heterotopia(SCLH) and lissencephaly. The former is more common in girls, while the lattermainl...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
... stewardship of energy and environmental resources associated
withagriculture and food processingincrease the qu... stewardship of energy and environmental resources associated
withagriculture and food processing increasing the quantity, quality and safety of the world's food ...
Hurdle In Ulcer Vaccine Development Cleared
... wehave found that this binding property is highly associated
with H. pyloriisolated from patients with ulcer disease." Most of the world's population is infected with H. pylori, though theprevalence is higher in developing countries and in regions of poverty in theWestern world. The bacterium probably ...
UPCI Researchers Find Drug Improves Cancer-Fighting Ability Of Vitamin D
...hat not only did dexamethasone reducehypercalcemia associated
with 1,25-D3 , it actually improved the ability of1,25-D3 to kill cancer cells in an animal model," noted Candace Johnson, Ph.D., study investigator, interim director for basic research at UPCI and co-director of UPCI's Molecular Oncology/Drug Discov...
Family Ties To Sudden Cardiac Arrest; Study Finds Risk Goes Up 50 Percent
...n in families. "Sudden cardiac arrest risk associated
with family history wasindependent of other risk factors," says Friedlander. "This indicates thattraditional heart disease risk factors account for only a small part of theclustering and does not explain the familial patterns seen in our study." ...
Detective Work Uncovers New Tick-Borne Disease In North Carolina And The Southeast
...ange from mild to deadly. Lone Starticks have been associated
with ehrlichiosis, a disease that can producethe s...low the bite of the Star tick, which has neverbeen associated
with Lyme disease. And none of the 14 campers with the rashshowed any laboratory evidence of infecti...
Even Moderate Air Pollution Reaching Eastern Wilderness Decreases Mountain Hikers' Lung Function
...common tonon-urban parts of the United States were associated
with decreases in lungfunction in adult hikers on Mt. Washington in the White Mountain National Forestin New Hampshire. These declines were more pronounced in hikers with a historyof asthma or wheezing. Their study results are published toda...
UF Researchers Identify Virus That May Cause Epidemic Disease In Sea Turtles
...f VeterinaryMedicine. "The fact that this virus is associated
with orfound in more than 95 percent of tumors does not mean it's thecause of the tumor. But it is a strong candidate for the causeof the disease because infection with it is closely associatedwith tumor development. "This is the first virus ...
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