Tag: "healthy" at biology news
Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless
...ate had any effect on the levels of GST enzymes in healthy
individuals − research that could explain the teas anti-cancer properties. Healthy volunteers were asked to abstain from consuming any tea or tea-related products for four weeks. At the end of this washout period, blood was drawn and baseline G...
ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA
...e it is encoded correctly in the daughter cell. In healthy
cells it is important that this process works normally, but in cancer cells it is a natural target for disruptive therapy. Specifically targeting these molecular motors in cancer cells would then prevent the cancer cells from growing into a larger tu...
OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells
...al human liver cells, according to the study. "The healthy
human liver cells take over and replace the sick m...ouse liver cells," Grompe said. "You end up with a healthy
mouse that makes human blood clotting factors, all the proteins the liver makes, human bile, everyth...
A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
... interactions between proteins known as Cb-b. In a healthy
patient, Cb-b is activated when a growth factor attaches itself to the surface of a cell, its role being to mitigate the cell proliferation and growth mechanisms induced by the factor. However, in some cancer patients this mitigation mechanism does n...
New study suggests Concord grape juice may provide protection against breast cancer
...natural compounds in Concord grape juice protected healthy
human breast cells from DNA damage. Healthy human ...the connection of the carcinogen to the DNA of the healthy
cells. The purple grape compounds demonstrated the capacity to inhibit DNA adduct formation as w...
European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers
... systems not only contribute to providing safe and healthy
food; in a broader context they also contribute to an increasing number of environmental and societal goals. This Forward Look will develop appropriate scenarios based on the desire to produce safe foods in a sustainable and equitable way over a medi...
New test improves detection of liver cancer
...eplaced by scar tissue. This reduces the amount of healthy
liver tissue, and the accumulation of scar tissue disrupts the development and functioning of this complex organ. Cirrhosis of the liver has various causes, including: excessive use of alcohol, chronic viral hepatitis B, C and D infections, diseases ...
Brain blood flow gives clues to treating depression
... blood flow in depressed patients is lower than in healthy
control subjects, especially in frontal, limbic an...i researchers studied 33 depressed patients and 25 healthy
control subjects with SPECT and the radiotracer 99mTc-HMPAO. Our findings may aid in elucidating t...
Acute sleep deprivation leads to changes in nighttime urine production for men and women
... on Town Lake, Austin, TX. Methodology Twenty healthy
volunteers (ten males; ten females; 19-35 years of age) underwent two 24-hour circadian in-patient studies under standardized conditions for diet and fluid intake. Participants were sleep deprived during one of the two sessions in a randomized sequen...
Sugar and spice and everything nice: Health differences in newborn girls and boys
...emales and males are different, both when they are healthy
and when they are ill. Two studies using animal models may lead to a better understanding of sex-based health discrepancies among some newborns. One study found that gender differences in the heart may help explain why infant girls are more like...
Inflammation may cause preterm labor and fetal deaths
...cro-inflammatory response to bacteria and produced healthy
pups. This discovery led Han and her colleagues t...s found that the TLR4-deficient mice gave birth to healthy
pups. The TLR4 group that was not given the synthetic compound to block TLR4 from reacting to bacte...
Cornell scientists link E. coli bacteria to Crohn's disease
...rohns restricted to the ileum and the colon versus healthy
individuals. Given that only about 20 percent of fecal bacteria can be cultured, our group adopted a broad culture-independent approach to target specific subgroups of bacteria for quantitative in situ analysis and culture based characterization, sa...
Macho men are seen as bad choice for long-term love
...ly tip top physical condition. Instead women see a healthy
guy as the source of wealth, and fit for family life. ...
UCLA scientists produce functioning neurons from human embryonic stem cells
...t of the cell culture and they were, surprisingly, healthy
enough to form synapses. These cells will be excellent for doing gene expression studies and biochemical and protein analyses. Suns method prodded human embryonic stem cells to differentiate into neural stem cells, the cells that give rise to neur...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
...issue, while minimizing side effects and damage to healthy
parts of the body, scientists are reporting development of a new dosing system that is controlled by light. The study is scheduled for the August 15 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society , a weekly journal. Colin P. McCoy and colle...
Gene variant is associated with brain anatomy, clinical course of ADHD
...d 105 children with ADHD (average age 10.1) to 103 healthy
controls, using both magnetic resonance imaging (M...by subjects with ADHD lacking the 7-repeat allele, healthy
7-repeat allele carriers and finally by healthy
non-carriers, the authors write. Analyses of the c...
UCF research links proteins, stem cells and potential Alzheimer's treatment
... are destroyed by Alzheimers and are necessary for healthy
brain functions. The research findings were published in the July 24 edition of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). There are 5 million Americans living with Alzheimers, one of the most common forms of dementia, according to ...
Gene predicts better outcome as cortex normalizes in teens with ADHD
...his gene version had similar structural effects in healthy
children as in children with the disorder, our fin...he D4 gene types of 105 children with ADHD and 103 healthy
controls and re-scanned them through their teen years. They found that nearly one-fourth of youth ...
Genetic analysis finds greater threat in frog-killing fungus
...idiomycosis, attempts to repopulate the lakes with healthy
frogs will likely fail. Study co-authors Roland ...failed, the authors said. "Within two years, the healthy
frogs we introduced would become infected with the fungus and die," said Knapp. "It's a stunning thi...
MIT study: Maturity brings richer memories
...octoral associate in Gabrieli'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 kitchen, shown to them as they lay in a functional magnetic resonance imaging scanner. She recorded their brain responses as the...
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