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Location of ulcerations in diabetic patients may be explained by blood flow

...ts In the absence of compression (subjects lying prone on a bed) images showed maximal estimated skin perfusion at the heel and metatarsal heads, with intermediate levels on the lateral edge of the sole and minimal values in the rest of the plantar surface. The patterns of plantar pressures during walkin...

Early miscues cause late problems in model of Marfan syndrome

...ibrillin-1, elastic fibers form, but they are more prone to breaking, explaining some problems seen in Marfan syndrome, including rupture of the aorta, which carries blood away from the heart. Structural weakness has also been the primary explanation for emphysema, the gradual inflammation and destruction...

DuPont technology to receive US EPA's clean air excellence award

...tional long-term benefits since the finish is less prone to the appearance of fine scratches and swirls after washing. "SuperSolids TM is a remarkable new technology with considerable potential to help vehicle manufacturers protect the environment and increase value to consumers, without driving up costs,...

Pain and the brain: Sex, hormones & genetics affect brain's pain control system

...are some people, especially women, more frequently prone to disorders like temporomandibular joint pain and fibromyalgia that cause them to feel crippling pain day and night? Researchers at the University of Michigan believe many answers to these questions lie in the brain -- specifically, how the brain ...

Science picks -- leads, feeds and story seeds (February 2003)

... tremor-induced trauma in trees in such earthquake prone regions as California and Alaska may help to extend the seismic history back into prehistoric times. Paul Carrara ( pcarrara@usgs.gov ) 303-236-1287 Where is Kryptonite When You Need it ! When non-native species invade an area, they can edge out n...

Soft drinks, teens and cavities

...tion in their diet. These individuals are not only prone to immediate tooth decay but also serious ailments later in life, such as diabetes and osteoporosis." Soft Drinks/Hard Consequences Brown holes in front teeth Receding puffy and red gums Loss of teeth Learn How to Avoid Decay Drink only one ser...

Artemis: a little bit is not enough

... from a milder form of immunodeficiency and appear prone to develop lymphomas - malignant disease that originates in B or T cells. These findings suggest that mutations in Artemis or other DNA repair genes could be responsible for other cases of immune deficiency and/or lymphoma. In an accompanying Commen...

Get your blood moving: Increased blood flow could lead to healthier blood vessels

...rhaps, elevated blood flow may alter these disease prone regions to relieve some of the localized inflammation."...

Effects of rare, devastating disease linked to shrinking of cells' telomeres

...ually lose their ability to walk and are unusually prone to frequent infections and various types of cancers. AT is fundamentally caused by a mutation in a gene, Atm, which makes a protein that is involved in sensing and coordinating repair of DNA. Atm also helps maintain telomere length in normal cells....

UF study: Calorie restriction reduces age-related brain cell death

... internal environment of the cell and make it more prone to die. We would like to stop this," said Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, director of the Biochemistry of Aging Laboratory at UF's College of Health and Human Performance. "Cells in neurons, muscle and heart have very low regenerative capacity, so obviously...

Sick Kids researchers identify gene for Shwachman-Diamond syndrome

...ure. The hematologic problems make people with SDS prone to severe, sometimes fatal infections, and some die from blood complications such as leukemia or bone marrow failure. "The identification of the gene is important because it will allow for accurate diagnosis and screening of Shwachman-Diamond syndrom...

Mechanism to overcome Gleevec resistance demonstrated

...lor a treatment to each individual, so if they are prone to a particular molecular mutation, or resistance to Gleevec, we can combine it with a more specific drug that will help overcome that resistance," said Druker. Gleevec targets the activity of CML cells while leaving normal cells alone, resulting in ...

Checkpoint protein blocks chromosome breaks at fragile sites

...bly even yeast. "These are regions of DNA that are prone to breakage and difficult to replicate, so why have they been conserved by evolution for millions of years? Evolution should have blocked them out long ago, unless there was a good reason to keep them. At this point, we can only guess at the reason."...

Newly-discovered role for Nf1 gene explains heart abnormalities associated with neurofibromatosis

... were puzzled as to why patients with NF1 are also prone to cardiovascular problems such as hypertension and congenital heart disease. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have solved this particular part of the puzzle by showing how the Nf1 gene which is mutated in those s...

UF study suggests schools boost empty calories to raise test scores

...irginia exam that would make Virginia more or less prone to this phenomenon than anywhere else," he said. Figlio said he doubts that schools increase calorie content because they want to reward students with their favorite foods for the stress they endure on test days. According to one school district i...

Getting at the roots of terrorism

...ver these long-term trends would make Muslims more prone to terrorism than any other militarily impotent group. The persistence of non-democratic governments in Muslim nations certainly might help generate resentment against the West to the degree that Western intervention in aid of corrupt, autocratic rul...

Gene researchers close in on nicotine's 'evil cousin'

...mal location of the culprit gene is "unstable," or prone to transposition or mutation, so such locations also warrant an interested eye. And if they can verify that the gene is of the type known as a "P450," they'll have narrowed their search to about 500 genes - which is progress in Dewey's line of work. ...

New genetic option for thwarting cancer

... from connective tissue, and made the cells cancer prone by inactivating two tumor suppressor genes, p53 and Ink4a/Arf. The cells became senescent even when p53 or Ink4a/Arf was absent, yielding proof that Cdk4 is required for a cell to become cancerous. Importantly, the mice that lack the Cdk4 gene appear...

Scientists discover ancient protein and DNA sequences in the same fossil

...jective and bones such as skulls are malleable and prone to changing shape. According to Nielsen-Marsh, "By extracting biochemical information from fossils, scientists utilize tools that avoid these difficulties and offer more objective comparisons between ancient and modern species." This approach coul...

Purdue veterinarian studies compulsive behavior in dogs

...sive disorder behaviors. German shepherds are more prone to chase their tails, bull terriers tend to have p...ems. For example, dogs who lick themselves raw are prone to infection, and a dog that is so disturbed by a repetitive behavior may not be able to eat or drin...

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