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MNI researchers find a new role for mitochondria in cellular copper regulation

Copper is an essential part of our lives. From copper pipes and wires - to important copper-containing proteins in the body, copper is necessary for healthy growth and neurological development. Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University are studying how copper is processed in our bodies and its distinct role in early development. Their findings, published in a rece...

New proteomic method to detect inflammation in amniotic fluid

A score that measures the proteomic profile of amniotic fluid may predict inflammation before delivery. Researchers from Yale University, led by Catalin Buhimschi, have previously identified a set of four protein markers that were closely associated with inflammation in the amniotic fluid, and developed a score based on these proteinsī€­the "Mass Restricted" (MR) score. This score has been shown t...

New study finds amniocentesis safer for pregnant women

Amniocentesis is the most commonly prescribed invasive test performed during pregnancies in the United States. Most women fear them while doctors recommend them based on guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. These guidelines stem from past research studies and recommendations by the CDC that were based only on maternal age. Studies that are decades old have sug...

Studies suggest new brain protein may help in treating schizophrenia, insomnia and anxiety

Pittsburgh, June 22 A small protein in the brain that has only recently been discovered and, paradoxically, induces both profound wakefulness and a less anxious state, may represent a novel target for the treatment of psychotic behavior and schizophrenia, according to new research presented at the 6th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN 2006). ICN 2006 is being held at the David L....

Rutgers School of Engineering awards first alumni medals of excellence

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. The School of Engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is awarding its first "Medal of Excellence" honors to alumni who have made major contributions to society or achieved notable positions in business, government or education. ......The recipients will be honored at an awards banquet on May 17, the evening before the School of Engineering's spr...

MNI researchers find that sense of smell is dependent on body position

Before giving flowers or scattering rose petals on Valentine's Day, make sure your significant other has already gotten out of bed. In a study published recently in the journal Chemical Senses, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University discovered that sensitivity to rose odour is greater in subjects that are sitting than in those lying down. ...This research,...

Profiling amniotic fluid yields faster test for infection and preterm birth risk, researchers find

Researchers at the 26th Annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) meeting today announced that profiling certain proteins in amniotic fluid is the fastest and most accurate way to detect potentially dangerous infections in pregnant women, and also can accurately predict whether premature delivery is imminent. ...... Diagnosing intra-amniotic inflammation or infection is crucial because t...

Cells from amniotic fluid used to tissue-engineer a new trachea

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston report using tissue engineering to reconstruct defective tracheas (windpipes) in fetal lambs, first using cells from the amniotic fluid to grow sections of cartilage tube, and then implanting these living grafts into the lambs while still in the womb.... ...The tracheal repair technique is one of several tissue-engineering approaches pioneered at Children...

Canadian-led study shows amnioinfusion does not reduce risk of meconium aspiration syndrome

... ...OTTAWA (September 1, 2005) An international randomized trial, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), has revealed that amnioinfusion, the infusion of saline into the uterus, does not reduce the risk of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), as previously believed. The study, which is led by Dr. William Fraser from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy of the Uni...

Unconventional brain circuits offer clues to insomnia-obesity connection

NationaUnconventional wiring of the brain circuits that govern sleep and waking might explain the prevalence of insomnia and the condition's association with obesity, according to new work published in the April issue of Cell Metabolism. Characterized by a chronic inability to fall asleep or remain sleeping, insomnia is estimated to affect one in every eight Americans. ......By finding ways to in...

Protein analysis of amniotic fluid reveals clues about preterm birth

Doctors treating pregnant women with threatened preterm birth sometimes sew the cervix closed, a procedure known as cerclage. Despite this traditional intervention, many women still lose the pregnancy. While the causes of preterm labor are not well understood, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Yale University report that they can now predict who will benefit from c...

Researchers find new technique to identify fetal genetic material from amniotic fluid

A preliminary report suggests that cell-free fetal messenger RNA (ribonucleic acid) can be extracted from amniotic fluid (fluid around the fetus), and then be analyzed to study gene expression changes that may reflect the well-being of the fetus, according to a paper in the February 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on medical applications of biotechnology....... In background information in the ar...

Arthur Galston to receive distinguished alumni award from University of Illinois

New Haven, Conn. -- The University of Illinois will be bestow the 2004 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni Achievement Award on of Yale University at a reception and dinner in Urbana, Illinois on October 29.... ...His research...
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