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Brain-Activity Data Clarify Contradictions In Earlier Anxiety Research

...f Illinois researchers, showthat panic attacks, or excessive psychophysiological arousal, are reflectedin people who worry by increased electrical activity in the right posteriorof the brain during times of environmental stress. While at rest, worriersin the study showed more activity in the left frontal sect...

Genetic Risk Factors For Anorexia Nervosa Sought

...per socio-economic standing. Abuseof laxatives and excessive exercise to promote weight loss are common behavioralsymptoms among anorexic women. Patients often experience amenorrhea, thesuspension of normal menstruation, and mortality is approximately 20 percentover a 20-year period, demonstrating that anorexi...

Cellular 'Short Circuit' Causes Insulin Resistance

...ule called TNF, which is secreted by fatcells. The excessive secretion of TNF by obese people may explain thelink between obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes. These findings may in the future lead to new treatments for diabetesthat would be based on correcting insulin resistance. ADDITIONAL INFORMATI...

Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations

...nt. (Excess nitrates in ground water are caused by excessive or improper fertilizer application or manure storage and disposal, and they can have harmful effects on wildlife and human health.) In the near future, Engel plans to create more detailed maps of the areas of highest vulnerability so that farmers in ...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...f three-wheeled hydrostatic loaders to reduce both excessive whole-body vibration and noise; (c) classifying different terrain conditions including ground slope, roughness, and other conditions and determining the most effective tree harvesting system (method and equipment) for each; and (d) developing ergonom...

B-Vitamins Lower Homocysteine Levels In The Blood; May Reduce Vessel Damage In Stroke Patients

...e body's natural defenses against inappropriate or excessive bloodclotting. Increased thrombomodulin in the blood is considered a marker ofendothelial-cell damage. The reduction in thrombomodulin seen in the peoplegetting the B vitamins indicated a reduction in damage to the cells lining theirblood vessels. ...

Lactose-Intolerant People Should Drink More Milk, Expert Says

... and very adaptable. An individual who may produce excessive gas may feel uncomfortable after eating milk products. But if they adapt to small amounts of milk for a couple of weeks, at the end of that period, they are producing far less gas than they were two weeks ago from the same amount of milk, and they to...

Carbon In Boreal Forests: Temporary Or Permanent?

... Canadianboreal forests as a possible cure for the excessive carbon dioxide in theatmosphere. Satellite data and field experiments have indicated that globalwarming could stimulate the growth of boreal forests, thereby removing some ofour carbon from the air. Can boreal forests be a sink of carbon? Mike Apps(C...

USGS Says Central Columbia Plateau Water Quality Impaired by Agriculture, But Some Good News

...quatic life. "Another problem for fish habitat is excessive plant growth caused by high levels of nutrients in streams," saidMunn, who explained that these nutrients enter streams in runoff from agricultural fields and discharge from urban wastewater treatment plants. Some agricultural practices, such as all...

Neurogenetics Lab Scan Suggests Genetic Linkage On Chromosomes 4 And 11

...lcohol to acetaldehyde. High ADH activity produces excessive acetaldehyde, which can cause uncomfortable facial flushing, diminish tolerance, and thereby prevent drinking that might lead to alcohol dependence. (Deficient activity by a second alcohol-metabolizing enzyme, aldehyde dehydrogenase, similarly produc...

Gene May Hold Key To Treating Life-Threatening Cholesterol

...se so high it destroyed liver function. In humans, excessive amounts of cholesterol cause arteriosclerosis leading to heart attacks. "Without LXR-alpha the animals completely lose their ability to deal with dietary cholesterol," said Dr. David Mangelsdorf, senior author of the paper, associate professor of pha...

Gene Therapy May Suppress Uterine Fibroids

...ften cause pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, excessive urinary pressure, decreased fertility, and increased chance of miscarriage. Treatment typically involves a hysterectomy that excises the tumors along with the patient's uterus. The U-M research, however, offers hope of a non-surgical alternative tha...

Veterinarians' Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact

... werepulled from three-day competitions because of excessive fatigue. That successwas fueled by a team of volunteer veterinarians, who four years earlierwent into their laboratories and into the field to study the potential impactof Atlanta weather on the metabolic health of horses, specifically dehydrationan...

Gene Linked To Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, And Other Birth Defects

...ptic nerve, believed toresult from the pressure of excessive fluid building up inside the eyeball. The Canadian group had identified a candidate human gene, FREAC3, which turnedout to be almost identical to the mouse mf1.The build-up of fluid in the eye in glaucoma may be similar to the accumulationof cerebro...

Detecting Deer: New Method For Counting Population In Urban Areas

...he deer population at Tyson has long thought to be excessive for its size. Non-scientific estimates before the ...ntative of pre-colonial times in eastern Missouri; excessive deerprohibits the flourishing of other fauna and flora species to achieve this goal. The surviving d...

Stargazer Gene Provides New Clues To Calcium Channel Defects In Absence Epilepsy

... In stargazer mice, thedefective channel may allow excessive amounts of calcium ions to flow into thenerve, which leads to abnormal firing of neurons. Cacng2 is the most recent accomplishment in the ongoing research effortby the Jackson Laboratory group since 1992 to identify new gene defects in mousem...

Allergy And Asthma-Exaceberating Mites, Molds And Pollens On The Rise Due To El Niño . . . La Niña

...d. Wipe down cupboards and countertops. Eliminate excessive foliage (especially Ivy) in landscaping as it attractsrodents which can also lead to increased asthma or allergy episodes. After hiking,be sure to check children for any signs of allergic reaction(e.g. hives or skin reaction due to Poison Oak). Peo...

Biologist Wins Simon Fraser University Controversy Prize For 'Silent Spring' Of The '90s

...stthat. He presents a persuasive indictment of our excessive and dangerouschemical battle to rid ourselves of the animals and plants that we considerpests. But more than that, he questions our fundamental values about the naturalworld, and the human compulsion to dominate and destroy, rather than accommodatean...

Commercial Fish: Eat Up, Despite Low Levels Of Mercury

... FDA's currentguideline already helps people avoid excessive mercury exposure,which would be a danger primarily for someone eating frequentmeals of fish like swordfish and shark. Fish are the primary source of exposure to mercury aroundthe world. Scientists estimate that about half the mercury in theEarth...

New Evidence For Growth Factor Role In Crohns Disease

...ntally give them bowel inflammation, do weget this excessive fibrogenic response?" she asks. The UNC res...someresearchers suggest the disease arises from an excessive immune response tobacteria in the bowel. Drs. Lund and Zimmermann presented the human bowel ti...

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