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New drug may aid battle against nicotine addiction, Alzheimer's and other disorders

...d in nicotine addiction may help studies of people battling other disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Developed by UC Irvine Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center scientists, the new drug Nifrolidine is a selective binding agent that identifies specific areas of the brain respon...

Jeans too tight? 50 percent of adults can blame their genes and not just diet and exercise

...dle-aged guy who's packed on the pounds and now is battling to take them off, it's a 50-50 shot that your jeans are fitting tighter because of your genes, according to a Saint Louis University School of Public Health study. "About 50 percent of adult onset weight change remains genetic," says James C. Romeis,...

Mice with defective sperm offer clues to infertility in men

...cent of the estimated six million American couples battling infertility, the problem lies with the man. But help may be on the way. New research in mice by scientists at Rockefeller University and the Population Council sheds light on the causes behind male infertility. The findings, reported in the March is...

Elevated temperature enhances success of viral cancer therapy

A therapeutic approach for battling cancer that is based on infection with a specially designed virus similar to the one that causes the common cold has shown promise in clinical trials. Now, new research suggests that fever might be a useful weapon in the fight as well. The study, pub...

OHSU researchers discover potential mechanism to repair brain damage linked to MS

...es," explained Back. "Of course for those already battling a myelin-destroying disease, you would want to try and promote the return of myelin-forming cells. This general area of research is of particular interest to me in my attempts to counteract the white matter brain damage that is often associated wit...

Fire fighters, managers use new software to estimate fire hazard; air pollution levels

...It's another hot, dry August and fire fighters are battling dozens of fires in the western United States. A big challenge for federal managers is determining where the heaviest fuels exist, and how to prioritize fuel treatments across millions of acres of federal lands. Simply knowing how much fuel is presen...

Emerald Spectre haunts Ontario's ash forests

...ectly $85 million, much of which is earmarked for battling the borer and another forest pest, the Asian longhorn beetle, which has infected hardwood trees in areas around Toronto, New York and Chicago. If containment isn't effective, MacIsaac knows well what the future will look like. He arrived at his Wind...

UCLA researchers identify how antibody blocks prostate cancer growth in animal models

...oped from the antibody may also prove effective in battling those cancers. "The big question with antibodies has been, how do they work?" said Reiter, senior author of the study. "Do antibodies recruit the immune system to kill the cancer or do they send a signal that tells the cancer cells to stop growing? T...

VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers identify a new class of anti-cancer drugs based on platinum

...clinically relevant issue especially for patients battling ovarian cancer because they develop resistance to cisplatin at a rapid rate. Farrell said that use of the "non-covalent" approach and emphasizing cell uptake may help minimize the side effects of current platinum drugs. He said that both cell uptake...

A clue from macaques yields evidence for impaired retroviral defense genes in humans

...M5 protein were responsible for this difference in battling retroviral infection. This prompted the Malik and Emerman groups to screen human populations for slightly altered versions of TRIM5 that might be able to resist HIV infection. Unexpectedly, the researchers found a single mutation in TRIM5 that impai...

Growth hormone, obesity can trigger sleep apnea in some kids

...e treatments. All died in their sleep and had been battling infections. To understand the problem, UF researchers decided to study how growth hormone affected sleep, monitoring patients on the therapy closely and performing sleep studies before and during treatment, Miller said. The researchers studied 25 chi...

Crucial site for endangered frogs and birds saved

... Fast action by an alliance of conservation groups battling global extinctions has saved one of the world's most important sites for endangered species. American Bird Conservancy (ABC), Conservation International (CI), and Fundacin ProAves of Colombia stepped in to protect the 1,600-acre site on the northwest...

Race to halt global amphibian crisis boosted by rediscovery of endangered Colombian frogs

...n a 62-member group of conservation organizations battling global extinctions. In March, alliance members Conservation International (CI) and American Bird Conservancy (ABC) helped Fundacin ProAves of Colombia purchase the 1,600-acre site to protect it as a nature reserve. Neither of the rediscovered frog sp...

UF study sheds light on cystic fibrosis-related diabetes

...- A growing number of cystic fibrosis patients are battling a second, often deadly complication: a unique form of diabetes that shares characteristics of the type 1 and type 2 versions that strike many Americans. Many of these patients are teens who take enzymes to help digest their food and undergo daily ...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 20, 2006

...nk without carbon monoxide New medications are battling substance abuse and addiction Resources for Jo...ASE AT 9 A.M., SEPT. 25, 2006 New medications are battling substance abuse and addiction Chemical & Engineering News The number of medications for treating a...

Histamine tied to changes in blood pressure during exercise-recovery period

...or ranitidine matched the common starting dose for battling heartburn. Also, there may be a benefit to the normal activation of these receptors during physical activity, because routine exercise helps to reduce or prevent the development of hypertension, or high blood pressure. "Activating these receptors mig...

Pollinators help one-third of the world's food crop production

... to the United States. In addition, honey bees are battling antibiotic-resistant pathogens and competition from Africanized honey bees. Kremen added that honey bees, particularly ones in the wild versus those in managed hives, are negatively impacted by habitat loss and a variety of non-sustainable farming ...

Study finds periodontal treatment does not lower preterm birth risk

...ized for months, and, if they survive, spend years battling chronic health problems. This has spurred scientists to identify several risk factors associated with premature births. These include smoking, low-income status, hypertension, diabetes, alcohol use, and genitourinary tract infections. Howeve...

Natural antibiotics yield secrets to atom-level imaging technique

...MPs are the immune system's early line of defense, battling microbes at the first places they try to penetrate: skin, mucous membranes and other surfaces. They're copiously produced in injured or infected frog skin, for instance, and the linings of the human respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts also crank ...

Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic

...t a time. Uncovering the story of TRIM5a's role in battling one ancient retrovirus while increasing human susceptibility to modern-day HIV "is a lot like doing archaeology -- figuring out how humans have become who we are today and why we are or are not susceptible to modern viruses that presently circulate,"...

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