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Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society

... should be directed toward identifying the protein markers for adipose stem cells in order to better understand how they differentiate into other cell types and what factors they secrete. In developing its consensus, the society focused on three main areas, with separate sessions addressing each. Leadi...

Society for Psychophysiology Research

... in physically healthy ways. Improvements in other markers of physical and mental health have also been found. Recent studies suggest that expressive writing sets off a cascade of cognitive, emotional, biological, and social shifts in people's lives resulting in better physical health, improved social connec...

Sedentary overweight people get insulin boost from short term exercise; CVD risks trend down

...he negative energy balance group (NEG), all of the markers were trending in a favorable direction, whereas al...ZERO) group." After six days, the major markers showed the following major results: mean weight loss was 0.7 kg in NEG and .03 kg in ZERO; triglycer...

Researchers provide road map for generating B cells from stem cells

..."There's no denying it." At each stage, different markers or receptors appear on the cell surface, which helps the researchers monitor a cell's progress and enables the cell to reach the next stage. "To make real use of stem cells we will have to assemble genetic regulatory networks such as this for each ce...

Normal cells in tumors may aid cancer growth

...ells.) The investigators used 381 molecular markers scattered throughout the human genome (the entire set of human chromosomes). The markers served as signposts that identify various regions of the 46 human chromosomes. Among the f...

An old adage about apples finds scientific backing

... to determine their effects on certain biochemical markers and tumor growth. The f...iled to have any significant effect on biochemical markers or cancer cell growth, at concentrations ranging from 10 to 100 micrograms per milliliter. ...

Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels

...This new sensor, continually monitoring such vital markers as ions and metabolites in an astronaut's interstitial fluid may make it easier and quicker for doctors to decide the best intervention and therapy. To date, no such continuous, minimally invasive monitor for ions and metabolites has been available. ...

Peakadilly nv biopharmaceutical firm created

...oup under the direction of Jol Vandekerckhove. The markers can be used in the development of medicines, making the process much more efficient, effective and economical. The bio-markers will also enable doctors to detect diseases sooner and, because many medicines work effectively only with a limited group ...

Gene linked to greater risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetes

... death for this group. "We now have potential gene markers to help identify diabetes patients at increased risk for heart disease," said Alessandro Doria, M.D., Ph.D., Investigator in Joslin's Genetics and Epidemiology research section, Director of Joslin's Genetics Core and Assistant Professor of Medicine a...

National Eye Institute funds search for genetic key to corneal disease

...ch we can screen for known mutations using genetic markers -- not just for Thiel-Behnke but for other dystrophies -- and perhaps help with diagnosis."Interested physicians may call 713-704-1839 for further information. Corneal dystrophies are relatively rare, but studying them will provide insight into genet...

Elevated inflammatory enzyme, Lp-PLA2, significantly linked to ischemic stroke

...pulation, regardless of total cholesterol or other markers of inflammation. CRP is another inflammatory protein involved in atherosclerosis that can independently indicate risk of cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease, acco...

Concord grape juice increased HDL, lowered inflammatory marker linked to heart disease

...he good cholesterol--and significantly lowered two markers of inflammation in people with stable coronary artery disease, according to results of a study presented in the November issue of the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology . "In addition to HDL levels increasing, we saw signifi...

Psychological stress and disease: UCSF-led study suggests connection

...ontrol group, though, as a group, their biological markers were not different from those of the controls. How... represented a one-time snapshot of the biological markers in the women. Both the caregivers and controls were given a standardized 10-item questionnaire asses...

A global view of gene expression in the aging kidney

...ntified a set of genes that can serve as molecular markers for various stages of a deteriorating kidney. These gene sets can also serve as probes to shed light on the molecular pathways at work in the aging kidney, and possibly on the process of aging itself. ...

Exercise doesn't work for us all

...rdiac output, blood pressure, heart rate and other markers of fitness. Bouchard reported that the impact of training on insulin sensitivity- a marker of risk for diabetes and heart disease- also varied. It improved in 58 per cent of the volunteers following exercise, but in 42 per cent it showed no improvem...

New breast cancer study shows hormonal therapy not enough

...f this study explored the use of various molecular markers measured on the breast tumor to predict the added value of chemotherapy. The purpose of this was to determine if the individual's biologic profile on an individual tumor enables us to tailor therapy more specifically. "These results will hel...

Nanotubes glow, even within biological cells

...indicate nanotubes could soon be useful as imaging markers in laboratory in vitro studies, particularly in ca...hing, toxicity and degradation of more traditional markers are problematic. ...

Study shows PET/CT imaging can help diagnose and define occult recurrent cancer

...ood tests showed increasing levels of serum cancer markers during follow-up. "PET/CT was the only test that showed whether recurrent tumors were indeed present," and since anatomic information was obtained, the type of treatment that should be applied could be determined, she said. "This is clinically impo...

Cigarette smoking exacerbates alcohol-induced brain damage

...sures of neurocognitive functioning and laboratory markers of drinking severity and nutritional status were also compared. "Results indicate that chronic cigarette smoking increases the severity of brain damage associated with alcohol dependence," said Durazzo. "That is, the combined effects of alcohol depe...

Shots fired at Bayonne range prove smart gun technology works

...c--the dynamic biometric--depends on both physical markers and behavior. "This is about who you are and how you do something." said Sebastian. This biometric is the foundation of Dynamic Grip Recognition. The technology measures not only the size, strength and structure of a person's hand, but also the re...

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