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Vitamin D Deficiency Appears Common In Hospital Patients

...a softening of the bones calledosteomalacia and is associated with an increased risk of fractures in theelderly. The team studied two groups of patients: 150 who were consecutively admitted tothe MGH medical service in March 1994 and 140 consecutively admitted inSeptember 1994. Previous studies had found t...

New Gene Therapy Technique Results In 60 Percent Tumor Regression Rate

...umor regression rate without the potential dangers associated withconventional viral gene therapy techniques. Scientists in the university's Edison Biotechnology Institute arecollaborating on the project with Progenitor Inc., which has licensed the T7gene expression system used in the studies. If furth...

Sex Differences In Heart Disease May Be Due To Enzyme That Breaks Down Fat

...women havechanges in their lipoproteins like those associated with higher hepatic lipase. It would be very interesting to know whether hepatic lipase is involved in thedifference in coronary disease risk between pre-menopausal and post-menopausalwomen. We are, in fact, looking into issues related to that quest...

Genetic Make-Up May Determine Response To Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

...Scheuner identified a variant of the gene that was associated withunresponsiveness to treatment. Individuals in the study who had two copies ofthe gene variant -- about 8.5 percent of the total group -- were about twice aslikely to have progression of atherosclerosis as those who do not have any copyof this va...

Soy Protein With Phytoestrogens Inhibit Atherosclerosis Progression As Well As Premarin

... the only cholesterol factor that wassignificantly associated with a change in the size of the atheroscleroticplaque, accounting for about 20 percent of the variability. Anthony and Clarkson suggested that the reason may be thatphytoestrogens work mostly by altering the cholesterol in the blood, while t...

Seeing How the Brain Changes During Aging

...e radiotracers can also shed light on brainchanges associated with such conditions as Parkinson's disease and smoking.Raclopride and d-threo methylphenidate are two substances taken up by differentparts of the dopamine cell. By tagging each substance with the radiotracercarbon-11, researchers can observe the do...

Targeted Genetics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center And University Of Pittsburgh Report Phase I Clinical Trial Results Of Gene Therapy Treatment For Cancer

...ors, this Phase I studydemonstrated safety with no associated systemic toxicities. In addition, in amajority of...eatment targeted to certain genetic errorsthat are associated with a broad range of cancers. Targeted Genetics Corporation develops gene and cell therapy products...

Common Mutations Linked To Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer

... "It's definitely not aslarge as the risk increase associated with genes like BRCA1 or BRCA2, but thisgenetic variant affects a much larger group of women. One of these geneticvariants, for example, is estimated to occur in about 44 percent of thepopulation." For the study, published in the Journal of...

Women Who Smoke While Pregnant Pass Along Genetic Mutations To Their Babies, According To Pitt Researchers

...rous carcinogens that causecellular genetic damage associated with cancer. Increasing levels of theseenzymes means the body is able to produce more tobacco-related carcinogens....

Researchers Discover Ways The Ulcer/Cancer Bug Can Trigger Disease

...evere gastritis orulcers, and you'll see H. pylori associated with cells that line the stomach.The bacterium is able to produce molecules that allow it to attach to thesestomach cells. In laboratory experiments, scientists have identified severalmolecular receptors that can serve as potential sites for bacteria...

Dietary Determinants Of Iron Stores In A Free-Living Elderly Population: The Framingham Heart Study

...od loss, we found five significant dietary factors associated with iron stores. Heme iron, supplemental iron, dietary vitamin C, and alcohol were positively associated with serum ferritin, whereas coffee intake had a negative association. As expected, sex was a strong...

Rockefeller University Researchers Hunt For Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility Genes

...ent can diminish the morbidity and early mortality associated with thisdisorder. The Rockefeller study seeks to recruit individuals with type 2 diabeteswith at least one other living family member affected with type 2 diabetes.Since this is a genetic study, it is important to study family members who do...

Pitfalls Of Puberty: New Animal Research Shows Stress During Adolescence Alters Behavior And Brain Chemistry

...nd finding indicates that the behavior changes are associated withalterations in two brain chemical systems. "We found that the animals thatexperienced the stress during puberty had reduced levels of the chemicalvasopressin and an increased density of serotonin nerve cell terminals in thebrain area known as th...

Water Quality In Indiana's White River Basin Affected By Urban And Agricultural Activities

...y. Most, but not all, of the pesticides found were associated with agricultural use. Pesticide concentrations in streams differ according to land use. Crawford said that lawn insecticides (such as diazinon) are commonly found in streams in urban areas, whereas corn herbicides (such as atrazine) are more commonl...

New Sunspot Cycle To Be Bigger Than Average

... the other hand,"the remaining portion seems to be associated with the nextsolar cycle" Hathaway said, "although there's no conclusionon what produces this connection." This latter componentseems to be related to recurrent features on the sun. "It's probably related to the polar fields," Wilsonsaid. "Polar cor...

Possible Trigger For Heart Failure Identified In Lab Animal Studies

...implicated TNF -- socalled because it sometimes is associated with weight loss and tissuedegradation in cancer patients. Bryant and her Dallas colleagues say their findings indicate that heartmuscle cells are "a primary source of TNF secretion" during infection, burninjury and end-stage congestive hear...

First Evidence That Localized Arthritis Gene Therapy Heals Distant Diseased Joints

... inflammation) and the amount of proteins normally associated with cartilage destruction. Unexpectedly, the investigators found that the altered IL-1 receptor gene, alone or together with altered TNF" receptor gene diminished arthritic effects in untreated, distant knee joints. "The best therapeutic effe...

Smokings Effects On Pregnancy Not Mitigated By Prenatal Vitamins, UB Study Finds

...for their gestational age, all conditions that are associated with smoking," said Germaine M. Buck. Ph.D., associate professor of social and preventive medicine and co-author of the study with doctoral student Tiejian Wu, M.D. "As far as we can tell, this is the first paper to show this. The message is, ...

Obscure Enzyme May Play Major Role In Heart Disease

...od and the risk ofheart disease. Lower activity is associated with higher risk. The present studyhelps us understand the mechanism behind that relationship. In experiments with a strain of mice that are vulnerable toatherosclerosis, an inverse relationship between cholesterol oxidation andparaoxonase a...

Evaluation Of The Two Types Of Cardiac Pacemakers Indicates Only Modest Differences In Value

...mprehensive evaluation made of the quality of life associated with the twodifferent forms of the therapy. As a r...t the slightly higher quality of lifetraditionally associated with dual chamber pacing was detectable only in a groupof patients with a heart condition known as s...

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