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Major Risk Factor For Cervical Cancer Found

... cervical cancers resulting from HPV infectionwere significantly more likely to occur in women who had only p53Arg. Thisimplies that p53Arg is a major risk factor for cervical cancer." The research team now plans to do further, larger, studies in differentpopulations to confirm and extend their findings. "In the...

UB Fertility Researchers Find They Can Predict Pregnancy By Assessing Two Sperm Abnormalities

...no-pregnancy group, the rates for both errors were significantly higher. Based on these data, the researchers established fertility thresholds of 14 percent chromosomal decondensation and 7 percent premature acrosome reactions, then tested their criteria on subsequent new pregnancies. They found that of the ...

Space Grown Insulin Crystals Provide New Data On Diabetes

...mone deficiency disease. This has the potential to significantly reduce expensive treatments, sincetreatment of diabetes accounts for one-seventh of the nation's health carecosts. Sixteen million Americans suffer from hormone deficiency diseases suchas diabetes, hepatic failure, hemophilia, Parkinson and Huntingt...

New Medication Means New Choices For Families Dealing With Alzheimers Disease

...amin E. Both treatments do not stop thedisease but significantly slow the progress of the disease. Donepezil has beenwidely prescribed by physicians for about a year. "There were 28 people in the treatment group and 32 people in thenon-treatment group. We found there was no difference based on age or sex,"...

After The Wine Is Made, The Rest Of The Grape May Be Good For You

...unds called phenolics that--in test tube studies-- significantly retardedthe oxidation of human low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol. Dietary antioxidants that protect LDL from oxidation may play a role inpreventing coronary heart disease, Meyer says. Over 4 million tons of grape pomace are produced an...

Circulatory Device -- A Bridge To Recovery For Heart Failure?

...ch of these hallmarks ofreduced heart function was significantly improved in the myocytes fromLVAD-supported patients. The rates of contraction and relaxation were threetimes as fast in LVAD-supported myocytes. In addition, myocytes from LVADsupported hearts responded better to increases in heart rate compared w...

A New Molecular Marker For Prostate Cancer

...tein important in regulating cell division faced a significantly higher riskof disease recurrence and death than patients with tumors expressing high levelsof the protein. "Physicians may be able to use this tumor marker to identify prostate cancerpatients most likely to harbor dangerous, life-threatening tumors,...

Brain Antibodies Provide New Clues To Origins Of Tourette's

...nd-up human brain tissue. The patients had significantly higher levels of antibodies againstproteins from the putamen, an area at the base of the brain involved inmovement. For two other brain areas studied, the caudate and the globuspallidus, there were no significant differences between patients and con...

Taking The "Ouch" Out Of Needles: Arrays Of "Microneedles" Offer New Technique For Drug Delivery

...chers have demonstrated thattheir microneedles can significantly increase absorption of a drug compoundthrough the skin by as much as 25,000-fold. Once the microneedles penetratethe outer layer of skin known as the stratum corneum, they can carry medicationsinto deeper areas of the skin where the compounds diffu...

Who Needs Flowers? Transgenic Plants Sprout Embryos On Leaves

... generation. That would provide anew strategy for significantly increased yields in food andfiber production." Harada stresses that those are all applications that mightbecome possible, but haven't yet. "The results in this studywere promising, but technically difficult to achieve," hesaid. To wit: Of 7,000 seed...

Multi-Center Study Provides Guidelines For Genetic Testing In Women With Breast Cancer: BRCA Abnormalities Multiply Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

... BRCA1. Most women with breast cancer are not at a significantly increased risk ofovarian cancer, and so the possibility of this disease does not factor intotheir health care. This study suggests that their doctors should know if apatient has the hereditary form of breast cancer so that her risk of ovariancancer c...

Third Annual Awards For Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Recognize Innovations

...): a new route to make an ingredient ofrubber that significantly reduces waste streams and eliminates the need fort...monstratingpractical as well as innovative ways to significantly reduce pollution at itssources. The panel is selected by the American Chemical Society, the world'sl...

Malnutrition In AIDS Patients

...gy and proteinfrom nonsupplement sources decreased significantly during supplementation[by 819--1638 kJ (196--382 k...dividual heterogeneity. Changesin FFM at 6 wk were significantly inversely correlated ( r = 0.65, P < 0.01) withbaseline synthesis of fat (de novo hepatic lip...

Obesity And Breathing Capacity

...nfold-thickness measurements. Adjusted FVC was not significantly associated with body mass or body mass index, but was negatively associated with percentage body fat in men ( P = 0.0003) and women ( P = 0.043) and positively associated with fat-free mass in men ( P = 0.018) and women ( P = 0.0001). Handgrip st...

Horses Prefer Bridles That Have A Bit Missing

...le with abridle that does not need a bit and which significantly improves on otherbitless devices. Bits hav...hnology since peoplestarted riding horses. It will significantly improve the welfare of horses, hesays. Putting an object in a horse's mouth confuses the ani...

Treating Anemia Reduces Risk Of Death For People With HIV

...ence inGeneva show that untreated anemia alone can significantly increase the risk ofdeath in peoplewith HIV/AIDS. "Anemia frequently is viewed as affecting the patient's quality of life,but our researchfound it also is linked to early death," said Richard Moore, M.D., associateprofessor of medicineand direct...

News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes

...nfants can work together. His studies will significantly aid the aye-aye's future survival,because understanding how the primates forage naturally is a key to preservingthat ability. Such foraging will be literally a life or death skill ifcaptive-born aye-ayes are ever to be returned to the wild. "...

Ecological Consequences Of Jasmonate-Induced Responses For Plants In Native Populations

...del for inducible defenses. Jasmonate treatment significantly increased nicotine concentrations in the leaves...s (i.e., in the plantation) jasmonate-treatment significantly reduced lifetime viable seed production by 26% (9.9 capsules plant- 1 or 1552 viable seeds). ...

UNC-CH Researchers Develop Promising Heart Research Tool

... is an experimental model system, shouldcontribute significantly to understanding internal changes in heart muscle cellsand their interaction during heart attacks," said Dr. Wayne E. Cascio, associateprofessor of medicine at the UNC-CH School of Medicine. "That is key informationfor heart researchers and possibly ...

Molecular Marker May Identify Bladder Cancer Patients Most Likely To Recur

...nts with p21-positive tumors survived disease-free significantly longerthan those patients with p21-negative tumors. Those in the latter group had ahigher risk of recurrence and poorer overall survival, independent of otherpredictors. Approximately 50,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer each year. In gen...

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