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Genetic Make-Up May Determine Response To Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
... of Medicine, Los Angeles. "This study may help
us determine who may or may not benefit from thisp...ls of cholesterol, particularly "bad cholesterol," help
initiatethese obstructions or atherosclerosis, impairing blood flow to the heart. The resea...
Gene-Reading Problem Linked To Lou Gehrig's Disease
...and we can develop a test todetect them,that could help
us make the diagnosis and begin treatment much earlier in thecourse of thedisease," says Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neurology. The newly identified mutations involve a protein called EAAT2, whichnormallydeactivates an...
Study Suggests Triglyceride Levels May Be Considered An Independent Risk Factor
For Heart Attack In Some People
...intake and begin a regular exercise program -- can help
in thetreatment of hypertriglyceridemia. Co-authors are Hans Ole Hein, M.D.; Poul Suadicani, D.D. and FinnGyntelberg, M.D....
New Guidelines To Improve Public Understanding
...Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, aim to help
the public have a better understanding of emerging...ggested information. Instead these guidelines can help
communicators focus on the most vital information the public should have in order to form the most u...
Prostate Cancer Switch May Yield Map Of Cancer Machinery, Targets For Drugs
...e an aggressive tumor or not. Such information can help
greatly in makingtreatment decisions."...
Research Indicates Molecule Sabotage May Slow Brain Cancer
...ain cancer tramples through healthy tissue withthe help
of a tumor-specific molecule. They hope that methods that candebilitate the molecule, brain-enriched hyaluronan binding protein (BEHAB), willslow the progression of the disease. "The experiments show that BEHAB appears to be a strong, centra...
Walking, Climbing Wheelchair
... grasping objects. "The arms could also be used to help
the user mount and dismount the chair, giving a greater degree of independence," he said. For comfort, the prototype's stationary seat could be replaced with a seat that slides to remain level when the chair tilts. The all-terrain wheelchair has not...
Growth Factors Shown To Increase Vitamin C In The Immune System
...sbeing used in the treatment of cancer patients to help
boost their immunesystems following bone marrow transplantation. Building on this discovery, Dr. Golde identified a portion of the GM-CSFreceptor on the cell's surface that stimulates the immune cell to takein glucose. This discovery just happened to...
Mathematics Reveals New Pattern Of Brain Cell Activity
... recent issue of the journal Science ,may one day help
explain the changes that occur in the brain during...ls oncomputer and discovered two patterns that may help
advance a new view ofhow the brain works. Traditionally people thought of brain cells as swi...
Chromosomal Abnormalities Key For Prediting Leukemia Outcome
...al abnormalities seen in many of thesepatients can help
determine treatment and predict the likelihood of cure. The study is a 15-year follow-up of 628 patients with acute myeloidleukemia (AML). This was the first large group of AML leukemia patientsfor which information on chromosomal abnormalitie...
Research Finds That Watching TV Helps Kids Put On Pounds
... notes that "more research is clearly indicated to help
usidentify effective strategies to keep children physically active as they movethrough adolescence." He encourages all health care providers, teachers,community leaders and parents to look for ways to promote more physical activityamong children whil...
Yale Announces New Biotech Firm
... -- Yale University today announced an agreementto help
launch Molecular Staging Inc. (MSI), a promising n...s last spring and has worked with us since then to help
get thecompany up and running. We have a great relationship with the individualsthere and expect to...
'Mean Gene' Found In Africanized Honey Bees
...ect, says finding the mean gene in honey bees "may help
us understand what makes Africanized bees so aggressive." Hunt and colleagues Robert E. Page of the University of California-Davis and Ernesto Guzman-Novoa of Mexico's agricultural research service located the mean gene by measuring the speed and int...
Butterfly Wings, Beetle Horns Teach Biologists Basic Lesson In Development's Laws
... studying development. "These experiments help
bring back into focus a question thatinvestigators were concerned about decades ago, but everybody decided would be avery difficult problem to tackle," Nijhout said. "The huge majority ofdevelopmental biologists are now exploring how genes are activa...
Seeing How the Brain Changes During Aging
...our brains lose valuable dopamine receptors, which help
govern ourmotor and cognitive skills. Joanna S. Fo...ve and motordeclines in aging and might be able to help
determine what doses of the drugwould be most beneficial to an individual. Paper ORGN 4 will be pres...
Common Mutations Linked To Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer
...1.5 to 2.5 times. Proteins produced by GST genes help
thebody disarm chemically reactive molecules that can damage cells' DNA and startthem on the road to becoming cancerous. The highest change, a nearly fourfoldincrease in risk, occurred in women with mutations in all three genes. "This appears...
Motivating Muscles: New UD Study Might Help People With Paralysis 'Stay Strong Longer'
...evelopment, but pulse patterns should be varied to help
patients stay stronglonger, University of Delaware researchers report in the new Journal ofNeurophysiology . This finding, described in the journal's April 1998 issue, may suggest a betterway to stimulate the muscles of people with paralysis, says S...
Coastal Development Threatens Rare Atlantic Shorebird
...thermaterials. "There's a lot we can do to help
the least terns," said Schweitzer, "andthey're such amazing little birds, it would be a tremendous loss to let themslip away." -30-...
USGS To Study Young Forests And Streamsides In Western Oregon
...r program, whichbegins this summer, is expected to help
improve forest management practices. "The Pacific ...cially in young forests and streamside areas--will help
forestmanagers make wise, informed decisions regarding these valuable naturalresources." USGS will ...
Hard Hearts: New Discovery Of Bone In Heart Tissue May Explain Valve Disease
...in 1995. This line of inquiry should also help
scientists better understand howcalcium deposits form in the arteries of patients with atherosclerosis and othervascular diseases. And, the information gleaned will be useful to researcherswho are studying rare disorders--such as fibrodysplasia ossif...
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