Tag: "chronic" at biology news
Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis
...tead, they believe that therapies that address the chronic
inflammatory response after sepsis and those that act more broadly on multiple components may yield better results. No one really knows why some people develop sepsis following an infection, said Scott Somers, Ph.D., who oversees sepsis grants at ...
New test improves detection of liver cancer
...cancer. The disease most often appears following a chronic
inflammation of the liver as a consequence of a he...rious causes, including: excessive use of alcohol, chronic
viral hepatitis B, C and D infections, diseases of the bile ducts, and parasitic infections. Half ...
Cardio exercise benefits in male vs. female hearts
...gical differences are clear. A new study examining chronic
exercise in male and female mice finds that modera...dology In this study, the researchers focused on chronic
voluntary exercise, an important factor which protects the heart against cardiovascular diseases. Th...
Testosterone replacement therapy: How safe for aging men?
...espite the fact that the cardiovascular effects of chronic
testosterone treatment in aging males are largely unknown, and the safety of testosterone replacement has not been evaluated. A team of researchers has been using an animal model to investigate potential links between testosterone supplements and ...
The 'female advantage' in kidney disease does not extend to diabetic women
...- Women have a "female advantage" when it comes to chronic
kidney disease. When compared to men, they have fewer and less severe episodes of this disorder throughout most of their lives. That advantage disappears, however, when the woman is diabetic. For reasons still unclear, diabetic women -- regardless of...
Grapes, soy and kudzu blunt some menopausal side effects
...ce and sensitivity are improved some 20 percent in chronic
studies and about 50 percent when kudzu and glucose are administered simultaneously. Conclusion These studies demonstrate that three polyphenols grape, soy and kudzu blunt hypertension, insulin resistance and cognitive decline when estrogen...
Cornell scientists link E. coli bacteria to Crohn's disease
...tunistic pathogens that may be causally related to chronic
intestinal inflammation in susceptible individuals. They suggest that an integrated approach that considers an individuals mucosa-associated flora in addition to disease phenotype and genotype may improve outcome. The study found an increased level ...
Penn researchers discover how key protein stops inflammation
... responses. Such drugs could benefit patients with chronic
inflammation and transplant recipients as well as those suffering with inflammatory diseases. In the future, the scientists aim to determine the components of the cell responsible for flagging p50 for destruction and instructing Bcl-3 to perform it...
New strategy for treating allergic disorders
...ilk into cheese and yoghurt. In the battle against chronic
intestinal diseases, VIB researchers have been using L. lactis as a producer of a drug against gastroenteritis. The initial results of the clinical trials are promising. Now, the bacterium is also being used to fight other disorders. There are a nu...
U-M researchers find family of 'on switches' that cause prostate cancer
...oma. A fused gene combination that plays a role in chronic
myelogenous leukemia led researchers to develop the drug Gleevec, which has dramatically improved survival rates for that disease. Chinnaiyan believes the prostate gene fusions will eventually lead to similar treatments for prostate cancer. More ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007
... Toward an alternative to stem cells for treating chronic
brain diseases Oil spill clean-up agents threa... Toward an alternative to stem cells for treating chronic
brain diseases Journal of the American Chemical Society With ethical issues concerning use of...
Nottingham biosciences million pound injection
...roblems which include a short supply of host bone, chronic
post-operative pain, and an increased risk of infection. Injectabone will be launched in the US and European markets for use by orthopaedic surgeons. The material will then be adapted to help in treatment of many other diseases. Dr Robin Quirk, M...
FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward
...8 budget, that it needs to fix the problem of FDAs chronic
underfunding. The agency urgently needs more resources to do what needs to be done on nanotechnologyand do it urgentlyalong with the many other challenges the agency faces....
Females more prone to brain damage from alcohol abuse
..." Wiren noted. "Everyone should be concerned about chronic
alcohol consumption and severe intoxication, but f...e cell death in females," Wiren said. "Not just in chronic
conditions, but in acute (alcohol consumption) situations, testosterone levels drop in males. In fem...
Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered
...ectly targeting itchiness and providing relief for chronic
and severe itching. The "itch gene" is GRPR (gastr...werful painkillers like morphine. For some people, chronic
itching can be very disruptive, interfering with sleep or giving rise to scratching that leads to sc...
Prenatal alcohol exposure alters brain activity in the frontal-striatal areas
...e findings may have implications for the brains of chronic
adult alcohol users. "There is research showing that individuals who have been exposed to alcohol during gestation are more likely to develop substance-use disorders themselves," she said. "This finding is independent of other factors that might al...
University of Leeds strengthens China links in membrane and neurobiology
...s in the brain and other tissues and contribute to chronic
pain, cardiovascular and other diseases. Studies are also being carried out on the structures of membrane transporters and receptors, which potentially represent targets for novel antibacterial, antiparasite and antidiabetic drugs. Complementing such...
UB scientist discovers novel iron-copper alliance
...eral common human pathologies, including anemia of chronic
disease (ACD) and hereditary hemochromatosis (HH),...roduction and lifespan of red blood cells, such as chronic
immune activation resulting in inflammation, or malignancy. In collaboration ...
Pediatric ritalin use may affect developing brain, new study suggests
...tinue for years. In that case, it is possible that chronic
use of the drug would alter brain chemistry and behavior well into adulthood."...
Probing biology's dark matter
...nd, and a gene shared with bacteria known to cause chronic
inflammation. Just as importantly, the researchers say, they have demonstrated the success of their new technology in analyzing a rare component of a complex microbial community and there is plenty more to explore. Quakes team has already begun ...
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