Tag: "heart" at biology news
Nanotech hitchhikers in blood
...iety of conditions such as cancer, blood clots and heart
Story ideas from Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
... (Vol. 6, No. 6): Proteins role in coronary heart
disease Improving colorectal cancer treatment Im...tein interactions Proteins role in coronary heart
disease Scientists provided the first large-scale identification of the proteins involved in coro...
Cancer research specialist and HSPH professor awarded Medal of Honor from WHO cancer agency
...of the Mediterranean diet in decreasing cancer and heart
disease risk and increasing longevity. His current main research interest is the evaluation of the hypothesis that hormone-dependent breast cancers have their origin in intrauterine life. The other two recipients of medals of honor this year were ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 20, 2007
... aspirins beneficial effects in protecting against heart
disease and stroke. The study is scheduled for the...onary artery disease, the underlying cause of most heart
attacks. One group of patients was aspirin-sensitive and the other had aspirin resistance. The res...
World's first X-ray free electron laser is on course to completion
...controls and vacuum systems. Undulators are the heart
of the LCLS free electron laser, providing a precise magnetic field through which an electron beam will travel. The undulators' magnetic fields force the electrons to oscillate back and forth and produce large amounts of X-rays. These X-rays interact...
Scientists identify first gene linked to scoliosis
...rome often die in infancy. Those that survive have heart
defects, mental retardation, genital and urinary problems, ear abnormalities and deafness, among other problems. They also develop late-onset scoliosis. "This led us to consider that milder variations of CHD7 may be involved in other types of scoli...
Stem cell licensing deal positions Toronto as world leader in technology
...venile diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis), cancer, heart
disease and tissue engineering. While the HUCPVC technology is still in the pre-clinical stage, TRT CEO Dr. Jeffrey Turner says that its development program designed to treat auto-immune and inflammatory diseases offers parents a type of biological...
WPI professor to represent American Mathematical Society at exhibition on science funding
...that cause plaques to rupture, leading directly to heart
attacks and stroke. Tang's presentation will als... of Fallot, a congenital condition that leaves the heart
unable to pump sufficient oxygenated blood through the body. Tang's model, which takes into consider...
JCI table of contents: June 21, 2007
...e manipulated to rebuild cardiac tissue damaged by heart
disease. In a study appearing online on June 21 in...esult of high blood pressure or cardiac injury the heart
may compensate by increasing in size and mass a process known as hypertrophy. These changes may beco...
Link between obesity and enlarged heart discovered by University of Arizona researchers
...n why excessive body weight increases the risk for heart
disease. In the largest study of its kind, card...body weight is associated with a thickening of the heart
muscle in the left ventricle, the hearts pumping chamber. Known to physicians as left ventricular hy...
Fever after smallpox vaccination tied to individual genetic variations
...a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the heart
muscle or sac surrounding the heart. And a small percentage of children who get fevers after the MMR vaccine will develop seizures. We dont know whether the same genetic variations we identified in our study are also linked to more serious vaccine ...
Fat fish put obesity on the hook
...ptor, the melanocortin-4 receptor, which is at the heart
of a device in our brains called the adipostat. T...ertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart
disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, and some...
How the Biotech Revolution Is Changing the Way We Fight Disease
... sophistication and effectiveness every year. From heart
disease to AIDS and cancer, he helps you understand how the tools of biotechnology are being used to combat our most common afflictions. Stephenson examines a wide variety of health threats and illnesses: HIV infection, the many forms of cancer, asth...
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers develop 'off-the-shelf' vascular grafts
...ally significant implications for the treatment of heart
and kidney diseases, where there is a critical need for new sources of blood vessels for vascular grafts. The saphenous vein taken from a patients leg continues to be the most commonly used graft for coronary artery bypass grafting even though a si...
JCI table of contents: June 14, 2007
...yopathy During dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) the heart
is weakened, enlarged, and no longer able to pump ...f the proteins Gab1 and Gab2 in maintaining normal heart
muscle function. The authors examined mice lacking both Gab1 and Gab2, specifically in cardiomyocy...
Can a Mediterranean diet help prevent colon cancer?
...e linked the Mediterranean diet to reduced risk of heart
disease, stroke and cancer. Some evidence suggests the Mediterranean diet causes changes in the colon that would prevent cancer. U-M researchers recently concluded a study of 70 women ages 25-65 who were randomly divided between following a Medite...
Genomatix expands operations in North America
...e very excited to have a subsidiary located in the heart
of that market and will look forward to seeing our North American user base grow rapidly. Ann Arbor is also the home of the first Genomatix Training Academy outside of Europe. Genomatix experienced extreme demand for training and education, well bey...
Genetic defect links respiratory disease and congenital heart disease
... disease may also lead to some types of congenital heart
disease, according to a study from the University ... also had heterotaxy - an abnormal position of the heart
and lungs associated with congenital heart
disease. The research team wondered if PCD and heterota...
Researchers identify fifth gene responsible for Joubert syndrome
...ate basic functions such as breathing, swallowing, heart
rate and consciousness. The study, published in the June 10, 2007 issue of Nature Genetics, confirms key information about the genetic changes that cause JS and cellular structures called cilia, conclusively placing JS in a class of recently identifi...
Cancer stem cells can go it alone
La Jolla, CA At the heart
of most, if not all cancers, lie a handful of wayward stem cells that feed the ever growing tumor mass, but their scarcity make it difficult for scientists to study them. Now, times of plenty may lie ahead as a breast cancer cell line established lo...
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