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Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
...gnitive dysfunction. Hypertension and accompanying vascular
compromise is a salient predictor of white-matter damage. Other studies directly implicate dopamine as an important neurotransmitter that participates in frontal executive function and declines with age. Researchers are still unclear as to how anatom...
Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth
...protein called MCP-1 "recruits" macrophages to the vascular
tumor site. This means that therapies to elimi...he first evidence that anti-MCP-1 therapy prevents vascular
tumor development in animals with intact immune systems, said Gayle Gordillo, lead author of the stu...
16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity
..., Leipzig, Germany)Effects of exercise training on vascular
function and myocardial perfusion. Since the degree of coronary endothelial dysfunction has been identified as a predictor of cardiac events, exercise may contribute to long-term reduction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. 24.5 Jeff Woods...
USC study links historical increases in life span to lower childhood exposure to infection
...ronic infections from childhood onward accelerated vascular
and other diseases," he said. Finch and Crimmins, holder of the Edna M. Jones Chair in Gerontology, studied data on the health and mortality rates of people born in Sweden from 1751 to 1940. Grouping them by birth year into what are called bir...
Washington University in St. Louis leads group studying aging process
... to model the networks that cyanobacteria, a model vascular
plant called Arabidopsis, and the non-vascular moss Physcomitrella use to handle this chemical environment," said Pakrasi. "We're approaching this in a systematic way, using global genome-based information on all three organisms. We've recruited co...
JCI table of contents September 15, 2004
...on of the retina. To investigate the importance of vascular
atrophy in retinal degeneration, Martin Friedlande...osclerosis: The NOS Have It TITLE: T cellmediated vascular
dysfunction of human allografts results from IFN-g dysregulation of NO synthase AUTHOR CONTACT:Jorda...
Novel IBD therapeutic approaches reported from Washington Univ., Barcelona, LSU at APS meeting
...on glycoproteins that enable leukocytes to bind to vascular
endothelial cells. Drugs that specifically target adhesion molecules involved in leukocyte recruitment are effective in treating intestinal inflammation. They said that experimental models have shown that blockade of VLA-4, VCAM-1 and P-selectin af...
Integrative biology of exercise APS Intersociety meeting October 6-9, 2004 in Austin
...ner. Mechanical forces and signal transduction in vascular
remodeling. Chair Steven S. Segal. Cytokines, muscle and metabolism. Chair -- Pope Moseley and Bente Klarlund Pedersen. Design of muscle for different functions. Chair Larry Rome and Jack Rall. Striated muscle hypertrophy: factors controlling c...
JGI announces community sequencing program portfolio
...th Physcomitrella, will be the first non-flowering vascular
plants to be sequenced. "The Selaginella sequence will lead us down the evolutionary path toward such traits as those that allow plants to survive and thrive on dry land," says Jo Ann Banks, Professor of Botany at Purdue University. "It will als...
Breakthrough in understanding of hereditary disease of lymphatic vessels
...nteraction between lymphatic endothelial cells and vascular
smooth muscle cells. According to Professor Kari Alitalo, the senior author of the study, the insights gleaned into FOXC2 function may be applicable in the development of therapies for several disorders that affect lymphatic vessel formation. "We ar...
Marijuana ingredient inhibits VEGF pathway required for brain tumor blood vessels
...e expression of genes needed for the production of vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF). According to a new study published in the August 15, 2004 issue of the journal Cancer Research, administration of cannabinoids significantly lowered VEGF activity in laboratory mice and two patients with late-stage g...
Joslin Diabetes Center launches research section on developmental and stem cell biology
...s, which include heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular
disease, diabetic retinopathy, kidney disease, ner...he cell, is the major underlying cause of diabetic vascular
disease and an important denominator of the health of insulin-producing cells. By understanding how...
Protein vaccine fully protects mice from lethal aerosol challenge with ricin toxin
...cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms followed by vascular
collapse and death. Given its ready availability and its high level of toxicity--particularly when delivered as an aerosol--ricin is a significant potential agent of biological warfare or terrorism. Currently, there is no vaccine or therapy avai...
New discovery may help transplants survive
... scientists have found that a growth factor called vascular
endothelial growth factor receptor-3 (VEGFR-3), known to cause the growth of lymphatic vessels in the body, controls how immune cells traffic (move) within the eye and also stimulates the immune system to reject corneal transplants--the most common t...
JCI table of contents, 2 August, 2004
...urvival require appropriate and constant repair of vascular
damage. Bone marrow-derived cells are known to be...ss the importance of immune cells in the repair of vascular
tissues, the authors looked at the vascular
repair in mice that were transplanted with bone marrow f...
UNC researchers awarded $8.65 million from National Institute on Aging
...od vessel aging and its role in the development of vascular
disease, including heart attack. The five-ye...lar phenotyping laboratory that examines heart and vascular
function. Dr. James Faber, professor of cell and molecular physiology, directs an advanced histology...
Register early for the AIUM regional course, Ultrasound: The Complete Perspective, and save
...ices and techniques in abdominal, gynecologic, and vascular
applications. Upon completion of the course, the attendees will be able to make more accurate diagnoses and be able to better understand how to use ultrasound in conjunction with other imaging tests. Register online at www.aium.org ...
Heat and exercise alone may not determine how much we sweat
...rcise chest and forearm skin blood flow (cutaneous vascular
conductance; CVC) were not different between the two trials. Both chest and forearm CVC significantly increased during exercise, whereas no differences in either variable were observed at the end of exercise between exercise bouts. In contrast to swe...
Funding to commercialize technologies of UC San Diego engineers tops $1.2 million
...s well as physicians specializing in radiology and vascular
medicine. The proposed method consists of using high resolution computerized tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to reconstruct a three-dimensional model of the abdominal aorta, including AAA. A finite-element computer code inc...
New compound 'highly efficacious' at reducing human tumour growth
...angiogenesis pathway inhibitor blocks VEGF-induced vascular
permeability, inhibits tumour angiogenesis and ind... in G1 and induced apoptosis, blocked VEGF-induced vascular
permeability in vivo and reduced the blood supply of human tumour xenografts. "These animal data are...
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