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NIEHS Finds Protein That Counteracts Inflammation And Wasting That May Target Rheumatoid Arthritis And Crohn's Disease

... counteract the ill effects when the body produces excessive amounts ofanother protein key to fighting infectio...d other bodily invaders. Butlike a hero gone awry, excessive TNF production stimulated by TNF itself cancause a host of inflammatory ills, such as those mentione...

Scientists Find First Protein In Central Nervous System Junctions

...lty glycine receptors areextremely sick because of excessive contraction of their muscles. For the past 20 years, Sanes has studied the synapse between nerve cellsand muscle, the neuromuscular junction. One of the synaptic proteins his groupdiscovered links stimulatory receptors to the cellular skeleto...

UCSF Team Identifies Two Key Molecules In Asthma; Important Finding For New Therapies That Treat Disease At Cell Level

...type of cell known asa goblet cell, which produces excessive amounts of mucus in the airway passagesduring an asthma attack. One interesting aspect of IL-4 and IL-13 is that they appear to bedetrimental only in lung tissue. In other parts of the body, they perform goodworks, according to Corry. In t...

Fat In Spite Of Hard Farm Work - Tracking Down Obesity

..., however, there is no geneticpredisposition, even excessive food intake will much less frequently result in amanifestation of the disease. Petra Platte, a psychologist, is now continuing her research. She was also ableto take blood samples of the most suitable subjects which she is now subjectingto genome ana...

Clues To Transplant Tolerance Linked To Infectious Disease Immunity Cell Traffic Key, Say Authors In New England Journal of Medicine

...ful at other sites within the recipient, but their excessive presence within the donor organmight raise a red flag that could signal a targeted host immune response. In organ transplantation, Dr. Starzl's team has long believed,immunosuppressive drugs, at least initially, are necessary to oversee thisp...

UCSF Researchers Pinpoint Molecule That Triggers Deadly Progress Of Pulmonary Fibrosis

...lecule isactive too in the debilitating buildup of excessive fibrous scar tissue in thelungs. The difference between restorative scarring and uncontrolled, deadlyfibrosis involves the level of activity of TGF Beta, researchers believe. But what triggers this molecule to develop fibrous tissue in the first plac...

Human/Insect/Jellyfish Genes Team To Quiet "Hyper" Nerve Cells

...rapy for conditions marked bynerve excitability or excessive firing, including epilepsy, severe pain, spasticmuscles or the heartbeat arrhythmias that are still leading killers in Westernsociety, says molecular cardiologist Eduardo Marbn, M.D., Ph.D., the researchteam leader. In a study reported in the...

Blocking Autoimmunity Naturally

...f interleukin 18, stopped almost completely. Since excessive release of interferon-gamma by Tcells can cause autoimmunity, these results suggest that IL-18BP may one dayserve as a basis for medications that will treat autoimmune diseases. Noclinical studies to support this suggestion have yet been performed. I...

New Genetic Findings In Attention Deficit Hyperactivity

...disorder of childhoodcharacterized by inattention, excessive motor activity, impulsivity, anddistractibility, affecting between 4% and 6% of the school-age population. ADHDis familial and twin studies estimate heritibility (h2) at 80-90%. The mode oftransmission is unknown, but is likely to be due to many gene...

Studies At Cedars-Sinai Confirm Identity Of An Elusive 'Receptor' In Human Cells -- A Breakthrough In Understanding, Fighting Septic Shock

...to septic shock actually may die as aresult of the excessive immune response rather than from the initial bacterialinfection alone. In fact, more than 70,000 people in the United States die eachyear from septic shock resulting from Gram-negative septicemia. Over the past 15 years, researchers have experimented...

Finding Reveals Broader Role Of Telomerase Enzyme, Suggesting New Target For Extending Life Span Of Cell

...ded in bone marrow transplants, or tointerrupt the excessive cell proliferation that occurs in cancer cells. Te... comparison to the normal ones,were susceptible to excessive proliferation. Adding telomerase removed the lastbarrier to immortal growth of these precancerous ce...

Sudden Cardiac Death May Run In Families

...asures would include reducing risk factors such as excessive weightgain, high blood pressure, elevated blood levels of cholesterol, sedentarylifestyle and smoking. "While we don't know if a parental history of sudden death is also anindependent risk factor for women, it would be prudent for women who h...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physicians And Scientists Present Findings At Annual Meeting Of The Pediatric Academic Societies

...to septic shockactually may die as a result of the excessive immune response rather than fromthe initial bacterial infection alone. In this study, headed by Dr. Arditi and involving researchers at Cedars-Sinaiand several other institutions, scientists have for the first time identified inactual human cells a "...

New Carbon Monoxide Sensor Developed For Occupational Use

...de poisonings are most often caused by exposure to excessive indoorlevels of the gas. Faulty combustion applian... worker who exceeded the standard probablyreceived excessive exposure from operating a forklift in an enclosed semi-trucktrailer, Apte said. QGI is now looking ...

Many contaminants found in nation's streams, but few drinking-water standards exceeded, USGS report shows

...orus commonly exceed levels that can contribute to excessive growth of algae and other nuisance plants in streams. Such growth can clog water intake pipes and filters and interfere with recreational activities, such as fishing, swimming and boating. The subsequent decay of the algae can resultin foul odors, ...

Protein in eyes may be potential treatment for leading causes of blindness

...urally in the healthy retina has beenshown to halt excessive blood vessel growth in the eye and may one day be ...essel growth. Disruption of thiscontrol results in excessive growth of new vessels that plays a major role inthe development of many diseases, including arthriti...

IFT experts inform and caution consumers about dietary supplements

... are essential to metabolic functions in the body, excessive intake ofsupplements containing iron or vitamins A, B6, C, D and niacin can be hazardous,state Camire and Kantor. However, they note that certain vitamin and mineralsupplements may be necessary for people with chronic illnesses, women ofchild-bearin...

USGS releases assessment of nation's biological resources

...ns to recover in the region, and have also reduced excessive amounts ofnutrients from the lakes, which, in turn, has sparked the resurgence ofburrowing mayfly populations in Lake Erie. In addition, many of the nation'sraptor populations are recovering from past declines caused by the pesticideDDT. "Still," sai...

OHSU scientists locate 'fat thermostat' in brain

...n the brain because, in theory, they could prevent excessive caloricintake and energy storage," said Cone. "This would allow people to not onlylose weight more efficiently, but to keep it off." Cone and Colmers findings are published in the Sept. 23 edition of the journalNeuron....

Jefferson scientists propose mechanism to control the body's red blood cell and platelet production

...process, called apoptosis,researchers can halt the excessive production of red blood cells. Cesare Peschle, M.D., professor of microbiology and immunology at ThomasJefferson University in Philadelphia, Ruggero De Maria, M.D., and theirco-workers at Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center and the Istituto Sup...

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