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Mosquitoes are more attracted to individuals infected with malaria

.... The question of whether malaria increases your chances of being bitten by a mosquito has long stalled scientists because of numerous confounding factors. Sweat, breath odour, and high body temperature all increase mosquitoes blood lust, and no previous study had been able to isolate the effect of just th...

Wanted: Companies to license life-saving breath test developed at NJIT

...ed at an early stage and treated aggressively, the chances of survival are greatly increased". The basis of these breath tests is a process called oxidative stress, in which a disease generates excessive amounts of free radicals, molecules with unpaired electrons that make them highly reactive. Free radicals...

Researchers outline possible drug targets for treating metabolic syndrome

...t in combination they can dramatically boost one's chances for developing life-threatening illnesses, said Dr. Mangelsdorf, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. "One person may have a more severe case of type 2 diabetes, for example, or another person may not have hypertension, yet they may all ha...

Rutgers College of Nursing Dean's award winning book updated and released

...care professionals can predict, in some cases, the chances that someone will contract serious illnesses like heart disease, cancer, or mental illness, and then offer either lifestyle advice or medication with the aim of preventing or minimizing such symptoms. Nurses must be familiar with such tests and assis...

Scientists find cell surface enzyme matriptase causes cancer

...A in the matriptase overproducers, the greater the chances were that the tumors would turn cancerous. "What we found is deregulated matriptase sends a strong and versatile pro-growth signal that can travel along more than one route to the cell nucleus," said Dr. Karin List, the other lead author and an N...

Gambling monkeys give insight into neural machinery of risk

...e researchers gave two male rhesus macaque monkeys chances to choose to look at either of two target lights on a screen. Looking at the "safe" target light yielded the same fruit juice reward each time. However, looking at the "risky" target light might yield a larger or smaller juice reward. The average jui...

New research shows no link between stress and chances of IVF success

...ffer during fertility treatment might damage their chances of conceiving. "This means that we can use these f...link in a prospective study between stress and the chances of conceiving via IVF was encouraging. "During IVF treatment patients frequently ask about the relat...

Smoking damages key regulatory enzyme in the lung

... suicides and murders combined and increases one's chances of developing lung, bladder, esophageal and throat cancers; chronic lung diseases; and coronary heart and cardiovascular diseases. Fowler and her colleagues have been studying MAO for more than 30 years. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of ...

Nitric oxide could extend fertility

...s and 40s remain fertile longer and increase their chances of having healthy babies, the scientists say. The finding, by investigators at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, was published in the Aug. 30 issue of the American Chemical Society's journal Biochemistry . In their laboratory s...

Study shows how respiratory disorder slows some racehorses

...ring competition may seriously hamper some horses' chances of winning a race. A new study in Australia found that horses with more severe forms of this disorder, called exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) trailed the winner by an average of 14 feet (4.36 meters). EIPH causes blood to leak from the p...

Researchers find how one genetic variation may leave some people vulnerable to addiction

...variation, called A118G, would increase a person's chances of developing a drug addiction. (A118G is a variation in what researchers call the mu opioid receptor gene.) While Sadee and his team didn't look at the interaction between narcotics and the mu opioid receptor, they suspect that differences in protei...

GSA should stand for 'going strong again' for the UC Department of Geology as always

...o say, the presentations provide our students with chances to gain the experience of showcasing their expertise to broad audiences, but the meeting also gives them opportunities to meet and chat with people they've never met previously, but whose names they've become familiar with through the literature. The...

Molecular drug pump may help reduce risk of Alzheimer's

...herapy agents out of themselves and increase their chances of surviving the chemotherapy," explains Piwnica-Worms. John R. Cirrito, a student in Holtzman's lab, contacted Piwnica-Worms about the potential overlap, and the two labs combined their expertise to study whether Pgp transports A-beta out of the br...

Stem cells' electric abilities might help their safe clinical use

...o damaged organs. "We do not want to be taking any chances of tumor formation. Based on our previous research, we therefore decided to explore the existence of ion channels in pluripotent, or versatile, human ESCs because electrical activity is known to regulate cell differentiation and proliferation," says ...

ECCO 13 - One voice, one vision needed to overcome cancer in Europe

... your own mortality and knowing that your survival chances can potentially depend upon whether or not your local authorities can afford it is simply not good enough. It is becoming patently obvious that if something is not done about it soon, in the future your survival outlook will be largely determined not...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

...ain them on another food source that reduces their chances of lead contamination, and that would be the marine mammals." At least one group of condors appears to be heeding that advice on its own, says Kelly Sorenson, executive director of the Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) and co-author of the PNAS study. S...

Swedish researchers warn university students face infertility

...omen and men should be aware of is that a couple's chances of achieving a pregnancy decreases when a woman reaches her mid-thirties and they should avoid delaying their attempts at pregnancy until that age." Given that the study was carried out among the most highly educated section of the population in Swed...

Scientists move forward understanding of schizophrenia

...phrenia 1 (DISC1), which was found to increase the chances of people developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression) and major clinical depression. Now, new research by the two Universities and by scientists from the pharmaceutical company Merck Sharpe and Dohme reveals that damage to the gene ...

Removing egg from nest may help save endangered whooping crane

...ngered whooping crane's nest increases the species chances of survival despite governmental concerns about tampering with nature, says a University of Alberta scientist. Dr. Mark Boyce, from the Faculty of Science, studied the policy of removing from Wood Buffalo National Park one of two whooping crane eggs...

Low-level exercise delays heart failure, markedly extends lives, even with hypertension

...nearly 5 million are suffering from CHF, where the chances of survival drop rapidly, as about 75% of patients die within 8 years after diagnosis. "The key findings in this study," according to laboratory director Russell L. Moore, "are that (1) exercise can delay the onset of decompensated heart failure and ...

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