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Researchers warn milk eliminates cardiovascular health benefits of tea

...t to investigate the effects of the ingredients on chronic cardiovascular processes such as the development of restenosis (re-narrowing of arteries) after catheter procedures."...

'Red tide toxins' leave beachgoers breathless

..."It is important for patients with asthma or other chronic respiratory illness to understand their personal limitations regarding red tide toxins and take steps to reduce exposure during times when red tide levels are at their highest."...

JCI table of contents: January 2, 2007

...ave become a mainstay of the treatment regimen for chronic heart failure. However, doctors have remained puzz...ch they called 'BH3-profiling', to show that human chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells depend on BCL2 for survival. CLL cells treated with a compound that...

Genetic mutation alters response to heart failure drugs

...ave become a mainstay of the treatment regimen for chronic heart failure. However, doctors have remained puzzled by the variable responses to some beta blockers among heart failure patients. In a study appearing in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Stefan Engelhardt and colleagues f...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...oluntary movements and rotational responses during chronic L -DOPA treatment, similar to mice that received low doses of A 2A receptor antagonists along with L -DOPA. Thus A 2A receptors in forebrain neurons may contribute to the behavioral sensitization to L -DOPA, perhaps indicating that A 2A antagon...

Genetic mechanism helps explain chronic pain disorders

...ng variations of a gene trigger a domino effect in chronic pain disorders. The finding might lead to more eff... temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) and other chronic pain conditions. Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), an enzyme that metabolizes neurotransmitters...

Development of gene therapy

...ple in treating adenosine deaminase deficiency and chronic granulomatous disease. There are also initial indi... point to the efficacy of gene therapy in treating chronic lymphatic leukaemia and haemophilia B. But successes in clinical testing come with their share of se...

Abnormal proteins linked to schizophrenia found in body tissue

...ype II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other chronic health problems. Researcher Sabine Bahn, M.D., P...r risk than the general population for a number of chronic diseases. Some evidence suggests these health problems might be somehow tied to schizophrenia, she a...

New study shows promise of toxicogenomics in environmental monitoring

...cipal investigator of the study. There also is a chronic toxicity test that assesses the impact of lower le...d reproduction. The researchers followed up with a chronic toxicity test and found that exposure to high levels of zinc decreases reproduction rates for the wa...

Cluster of journals publish findings on dangerous parasite, Toxoplasma gondii

... system and control the establishment of life-long chronic disease. Genetic crosses produced at MSU were critical in the study that discovered that the parasite dumps a protein into the host to dramatically regulate its immune response, White said. Labs in MSU's Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology a...

High levels of vitamin D in the body may decrease the risk of multiple sclerosis

... of nutrition and epidemiology at HSPH. MS is a chronic degenerative disease of the central nervous system...ld be beneficial to prevent osteoporosis and other chronic diseases." The researchers note that there could be other possible explanations for the protectiv...

Pair of microRNA molecules controls major oncogene in most common leukemia

...ncogene responsible for a dangerous form of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL), the most common huma...bitors might work as a future treatment for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, he said. These molecules could also be combined with 12 other miRNAs known to ...

UVA receives training grant for new kidney disease researchers

...th more than 20 million people suffering from some chronic form of the disease. Additionally, approximately 4...ause our patients live quite a long time with this chronic condition and may not know it. However during this period of "silent disease" considerable damage is...

Botulism study could lead to new vaccines and treatments to counter bioterrorist attacks

... also under way that explore their use in managing chronic pain, such as headaches and migraines. Our work also may lead the way to designing modified neurotoxins as a drug delivery system with altered targeting specificities. The Stanford study was co-written by lead author Rongsheng Jin, an HHMI postdoctor...

U of Illinois professor tout health benefits of Hispanic foods and beverages

...tea per day could have a protective effect against chronic diseases," she said. The scientist said that mat... reducing inflammation, the starting point of many chronic health problems that may accompany and contribute to aging. According to de Mejia, the market for ...

Studies at cancer conference show new therapies changing outlook for blood cancer patients

...f cancers including MDS, non-Hodgkins lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia." In addition to the previously mentioned study from Mayo clinic, other key studies show that REVLIMID and VELCADE can be used together effectively even in patients who have already failed therapy on each drug alone. Studies co...

All itches not created equal -- Different parts of brain activated depending on cause

...ching and the urge to scratch are symptoms of many chronic skin ailments. A new study conducted by Oxford University researchers has found that different reactions in the brain to two common allergy triggers -- allergens (pollen and dust) and histamine (allergy cells within the body caused by foods, drugs or...

Scientific meeting on pulmonary hypertension, December 7-8

...ns on conditions such as HIV, sickle cell disease, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, respiratory disorders including COPD, liver disease, and viral infection and insulin resistance. Future Therapies: Friday, December 8, 8:05 a.m.Panel presentations and discussion with leading researchers and cli...

New hope for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

...-- Patients treated with lenalidomide for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or disease that no longer responds to chemotherapy have experienced a major response to therapy, according to a phase II study conducted by Asher Chanan-Khan, MD, Department of Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI)...

Brain's fear center likely shrinks in autism's most severely socially impaired

... fits a model in which a brain structure adapts to chronic stress in this case, fear of people by first becoming hyperactive, but over time succumbing to a process of toxic cell death and atrophy, as has been proposed occurs in the hippocampus for some forms of depression.*** Children with autism who are l...

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(Date:8/27/2014)... brain of mice, scientists have altered the emotional ... Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Susumu Tonegawa at ... the connections between the part of the brain ... the part of the brain that stores the ... , Altering those connections can transform a negative ...
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