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Genetics Of Obesity And Of The Response To Chronic Overfeeding
... lipoproteins wasalso quite significant but it was reduced
when the gains in total body fat weretaken into account. The twins were remeasured 4 months after the overfeeding protocol and again 5years later. The within-pair resemblance in the post overfeeding changes inbody composition, fat distribution,...
Age-Based Screening Is Cost-Effective Method To Control Chlamydial Infection
...ch in turn would result infewer or no sequelae and reduced
overall medical costs. They defined medicaloutcomes as prevented cases of pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic pelvic pain,ectopicpregnancy, infertility, male urethritis and epididymitis in adults, andconjunctivitis and pneumonia in infants. The res...
Will Global Change Increase Fire Activity In The Mediterranean Basin?
...of global change,namely increased air temperature, reduced
precipitation and land use changeshave the potential to worsen wildfires in this region and may already be doingso. Dr. M. De Lus and coworkers (University of Alacant, Spain) will show, basedon their their analysis of recent trends in climatic cond...
New Fluorescence Technique For Ultra-Sensitive Enzyme Characterization Developed - Screening Catalytic Activity At The Single-Molecule Level
...ucleolytic assays; sample volumes could even be reduced
to submicroliters without decreasing the signal strength. RAPID FCS can probe 10 4 to 10 5 samples per day, and possibly more. Therefore, this technology is an ideal tool for ultra-high throughput screening when combined with nano-te...
American Heart Association Comment: Sodium Reduction And Weight Loss In The
Treatment Of Hypertension In Older Persons
...f the American Medical Association,researchers say reduced
sodium intake and weight loss constitute a feasible,effective and safe non-drug approach of treating high blood pressure in olderpersons. The American Heart Association regards this study as important because itdemonstrates that people can reduce h...
High Altitudes May Be Harmful To Some Infants
...t blood oxygen levels were maintained at slightly reduced
rates in most of the infants . However, four infa... their findings may explain why some infants, with reduced
oxygen in their airways as a result of respiratory infection, develop sudden or persistent falls in ...
Wake Forest Study Shows Soy Containing A Key Ingredient Is What Lowers
...avones. Soy drinks containing isoflavones reduced
both total cholesterol andlow-density lipoproteins, LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, said Crouse. Inpatients who started with a high LDL cholesterol, the effect was even moredramatic -- a 10 percent reduction in just nine weeks. Soy protein from w...
Gene-Reading Problem Linked To Lou Gehrig's Disease
...ient who hadthe inheritedform of ALS and unusually reduced
levels of EAAT2. The problem, the researchersdiscovered,was an error in the way the patient's nerve cells were translating the DNA codefor EAAT2 intoRNA. Cells use RNA as the blueprint for building a protein. As they translateDNA into RNA,they...
Peptides Implicated In Body's Response To Pain
...ptides called substance P and neurokinin A, have a reduced
response toincreased pain stimuli. The experiment...unterparts. The mutant mice, however, exhibited a reduced
response whensubjected to stimuli producing moderate-to-intense pain. Scientists believethat neurok...
Growth Factors Shown To Increase Vitamin C In The Immune System
...same as oral vitamin C supplements that comein the reduced
form of ascorbic acid, most of which is excreted throughurine," added Dr. Golde. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is the world's oldest and largestprivate institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research, andeducation in cancer. Throug...
Pitt Researchers Develop Strategy To Use Dendritic Cells To Treat And Prevent Tumors
...ly prevented tumor development in healthy mice and reduced
tumors in 80percent of mice with established tumors, significantly prolonging theirsurvival. "Not only is this approach simple, but also it appears to be relativelyeffective, which suggests that this model could potentially be adapted for use...
Butterfly Wings, Beetle Horns Teach Biologists Basic Lesson In Development's Laws
...for fighting. Theresulting adult male beetles with reduced
horn size had correspondingly enlargedcompound eye...ural selection and another and adjoining partbeing reduced
by this same process ...., and on the other hand, the actualwithdrawal of nutriment from one part ow...
Molecular Defect Could Be Mysterious Cause Of Blood Disorder
... platelets,the correct signals are not sent. This reduced
activity was observed in allpatients with polycythemia vera, helping distinguish it from all other blooddiseases with which it can be confused. A similar reduction was noticed inpatients with idiopathic myelofibrosis, a condition closely related top...
American Heart Association Journal Report: Gene Therapy Findings Updated: Treatment Used In Patients With Blocked Leg Vessels
... surprisingsince a sensory neuropathy secondary to reduced
blood flow to the feet, hastraditionally been considered irreversible," says Isner, professor of medicineand pathology at Tufts University School of Medicine and chief of cardiovascularresearch at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Isner's ...
Echocardiography Is Effective In Measuring Microvascular Damage From Heart Attacks
...tioning. Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) detected reduced
tissue blood flow only when it was as low as 40 percentof normal functioning. "Our study validates CE as an effective, non-invasive technique formeasuring post-heart attack small vessel obstruction," says Katherine C. Wu,M.D., lead author of ...
Pitfalls Of Puberty: New Animal Research Shows Stress During Adolescence Alters Behavior And Brain Chemistry
...mals 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 the hypothalamus," says Delville. Previous research showedthat vasopressin facilitates aggressive behavior and that serotonin inhi...
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment May Improve With New Findings On Nervous System Damage
...compounds that block glutamate'sdestructive action reduced
stroke-related injury of oligodendrocytes in culture. And McDonald's most recent work has revealed that these compounds, called AMPAreceptor antagonists, also protect white matter in the injured spinal cord. Thecompounds are being examined in clinic...
No Ode To Joy From Food Scientists Over New Edition
...om produce. Joy : Modern animal production has reduced
the quality and safety of meat andpoultry. Fact : Raw animal foods have always had the potential to contain pathogenicbacteria, regardless of where or when the animals were raised. Joy : It is okay to use raw eggs in no-cook recipes. Fact ...
Obscure Enzyme May Play Major Role In Heart Disease
...nts, such as red wine orlicorice polyphenols, have reduced
oxidation of their LDL and, in parallel inthe mice, reduced
atherosclerotic lesion size was demonstrated. "But dietary antioxidants may not be enough,"...
Leading HIV Researcher Identifies Molecular Mechanism That Enhances NaturalImmune Defense Against HIV Infection
...y. "Further studies are needed to determine if the reduced
CD8+ cell antiviralresponse associated with progression to AIDS can be due to a decreased CD86expression on antigen presenting cells, such as macrophages. If it is, thisinformation could provide a direction for developing a drug to prevent it."...
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