Tag: "age" at biology news
Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients
..., cardiovascular complications occur at an earlier age
and often result in premature death, making heart disease the major killer of diabetic people. But why is heart disease so prevalent among diabetics? To help answer that question, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis h...
Smokeless tobacco more effective than cigarettes for delivering dangerous carcinogens into the body
...ine of snuff users than smokers, when adjusted for age
and gender. According to Hecht, the nitrosamines found in tobacco, including NNK, are byproducts of the curing process involved in turning tobacco leaves into products like cigarettes, chew and snuff. While low nitrosamine smokeless tobacco produ...
deCODE discovers cause of major subtype of glaucoma
...ront of the eye. Between 10-20% of people over the age
of 60 are believed to have some degree of exfoliation syndrome, and perhaps more than half of these individuals will go on to develop exfoliation glaucoma. The progression of glaucoma can be slowed using various medications that promote the drainage ...
Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease
...nce of the disease will double for every five-year age
group beyond 65. With the growing aging population, Alzheimers will have an enormous health, societal and cost impact. We are very pleased that The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation has made an investment in research that will add to our kno...
New study suggests Concord grape juice may provide protection against breast cancer
... diagnosed with breast cancer . While factors like age
and heredity contribute significantly to a womans likelihood of contracting this disease, lifestyle and nutrition choices may also play a role. One dietary choice that may help provide protection against breast cancer is a glass of 100 percent grape ...
Proteaceae spread by continental drift and transoceanic dispersal
...Using carefully selected fossils that are of known age
and affinity, the mutation rate of the DNA sequenc...s calculated, allowing these scientists to provide age
estimates for evolutionary events in the family. Our results show that ancestors of some of the mode...
Sugar and spice and everything nice: Health differences in newborn girls and boys
...in the US has found that females under 20 years of age
are at a 31 percent greater risk of in-hospital death following heart surgery. As studies have ruled out gender-differences based on access to and utilization of services, the Canadian team has explored a biological basis for the differences. In this...
The 'female advantage' in kidney disease does not extend to diabetic women
...ons still unclear, diabetic women -- regardless of age
-- are diagnosed with kidney and heart diseases almost as frequently as men. What is it about diabetes that predisposes a woman to develop renal disease at levels generally associated with her male counterpart" Researchers at Georgetown Univers...
Bacteria may not hasten death
...ar in flies and humans, and it loses strength with age
in both species. The study suggests that all these factors may have nothing to do with aging. I think a lot of people would just assume that if youre increasing bacterial load in an aging human, it must be bad, Finkel said. And it might not jus...
In limiting life span, study finds booming bacteria innocent
...ve found shifts in humans intestinal bacteria with age
and evidence that bacteria may blossom in the pros... the consequences of such changes in bacteria with age
in greater detail, the researchers looked to flies. Drosophila flies are emerging as an ideal model ...
Taking a supplement of glycine helps prevent degenerative diseases such as arthrosis or osteoporosis
... patients analysed were aged 4-85, and the average age
was 45. In all cases, there was a notable improv...han 50% of the population suffer from it after the age
of 65, and 80% of people over 75. It consists of a degeneration of the articulary cartilage which di...
Gene variant is associated with brain anatomy, clinical course of ADHD
...olleagues compared 105 children with ADHD (average age
10.1) to 103 healthy controls, using both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and DNA testing. Sixty-seven (64 percent) of the children with ADHD also had a follow-up clinical evaluation an average of six years later. Among all participants, both with...
Gene predicts better outcome as cortex normalizes in teens with ADHD
...attention-controlling areas thickened to normal by age
16 (see time-lapse image below). Gene variants of two other dopamine system components showed few such anatomic correlates, confirming that the findings were specific to the D4 receptor gene. Some genes have a good side, even though theyre linked ...
MIT study: Maturity brings richer memories
...Activation in the PFC follows an upward slope with age
in contextual memories. The older the subjects, th...s lab, forewarned 49 healthy volunteers ranging in age
from eight to 24 that they would be tested on their recognition of 250 common scenes, such as a kitc...
Beyond Mesopotamia: A radical new view of human civilization reported in Science
... dozens of urban centers of approximately the same age
that existed between Mesopotamia and the Indus River valley in modern day India and Pakistan. The researchers are just starting to sketch out this new landscape, but its becoming clear that these centers traded goods and could have shared technology ...
ESA announces 2007 award recipients
... (the lead author of the paper must be 40 years of age
or younger at the time of publication). This years recipient is Jordi Bascompte for his paper "Asymmetric coevolutionary networks facilitate biodiversity maintenance" (2006, Science 312: 431-433). Coauthors on the paper were Pedro Jordano (Biological...
2007 EURYI: 20 young researchers to receive Nobel Prize-sized awards for breakthrough ideas
...mparable in size to the Nobel Prize. The average age
of this years winners is 33.1, making it the youngest group in EURYIs history. (The average age
of last years winners is 35.4.) Six of the awardees are women, making it the highest number of femal...
High rates of HIV infection documented among young Nepalese girls sex-trafficked to India
...cent among girls forced into prostitution prior to age
15 years. One in seven of the studys participants ...king experiences (225 girls and women), the median age
at time of trafficking was 17 years, with 33 girls (14.7 percent) trafficked prior to age
15 years. ...
First new multiple sclerosis gene found in 30 years
...90 percent of the cases being diagnosed before the age
of 55, and fewer than five percent diagnosed before the age
of five. Women are two to three times more likely to develop the disease, which afflicts about 350,0...
Learning a second language -- Is it all in your head?
...up found that musical training started at an early age
contributed to more successful spoken foreign-language learning. The study participants with musical experience also were found to be better at identifying pitch patterns before training. In a neurophysiologic study -- again with the same participant...
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