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Cherries may help reduce metabolic syndrome and heart disease risk factors

...r of traits that can greatly increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes, so it's a ser...compounds in cherries may offer protection against heart disease due to enhancements in blood vessel health. Other studies suggest that cherries have anti-i...

Salk scientists hammer out a pathway that promotes muscle cell survival in mice

...e, this regulatory circuit is present in brain and heart tissue, where it also seems to control cell surviv...trophy, neurodegenerative diseases, and congestive heart failure." Montminys team, led by postdoctoral researcher Rebecca Berdeaux, Ph.D., first became in...

'Exercise pill' switches on gene that tells cells to burn fat

...h blood pressure, high levels of fat in the blood, heart disease, and resistance to insulin and diabetes. ... less resistance to insulin, lowering the risks of heart disease and diabetes. The ability to chemically engineer changes in metabolism also has given the ...

University of Texas researcher earns APS Bowditch award

...sion) may result, putting the sufferer at risk for heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and kidney disease. Approximately 30% of the U.S. adult population suffers from hypertens...

Researchers identify new genetic risk factors for type 2 diabetes

...er the last 30 years. Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke, as well as the most common cau...ther common conditions, such as asthma, arthritis, heart disease, cancer and mental illnesses," Dr. Boehnke said. "Once susceptibility genes are identified, ...

Landmark study highlights complex genetic risk factors behind type 2 diabetes

...own as insulin resistance). It is a major cause of heart disease and stroke, as well as blindness and kidney failure. There are currently around 200 million people who have type 2 diabetes worldwide, yet its underlying cause is poorly understood, limiting both treatment and prevention. Lifestyle factors,...

U of M-led study identifies new genetic risk factors for type 2 diabetes

...in the last 30 years. Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke, as well as the most common cause of blindness, kidney failure and amputations in U.S. adults. "By identifying these genes, we are identifying potential loci for drug action and suggesting classes of compounds that might be usefu...

Humans aren't the only ones with obesity problems

...lieve horses have similar risks as humans, such as heart disease and diabetes. Obesity in horses also can cause laminitis, a painful condition that often affects the front hooves. The weight of the bone is suspended in the hoof with connecting tissue forming a structure similar to a swing on a swing set...

Study shows food preparation may play a bigger role in chronic disease than was previously thought

...t might soon become as important a risk factor for heart disease and metabolic disorders as trans fats. ...h and correlates with rising rates of diabetes and heart disease. "Excessive intake of fried, broiled, and grilled foods can overload the bodys natural c...

Press Week for science writers, reporters and editors

...dreds of genetic interactions that leadto cancers, heart disease, diabetes and other lethal diseases In past years Press Week has been held during the second week of theShort Course. This year, to take advantage of the many prestigiousscientists who now attend the first week of the Short Course, we'vemo...

Researchers find ways to reduce side effects in the treatment of damaging protein plaques

...e blood, it can result in serious diseases such as heart disease and Alzheimer's. Cyclooxygenase (COX) inhi...pulled from the market due to an increased risk of heart complications. The protein transythyretin acts as a shuttle to transport thyroxine, a hormone, thr...

Nanotechnology offers hope for treating spinal cord injuries, diabetes and Parkinson's disease

...nanostructures and proteins to achieve recovery of heart function after an infarction. "This research pr...ach for an end to human suffering from Parkinsons, heart disease, and even cancer."...

Highlighted sessions of ASBMB's 2007 Annual Meeting

...hape, thus depriving tissues of oxygen and causing heart disease and stroke, affects about 70,000 people in the United States, most of them of African descent. JANE HANKINS, Faculty Assistant Member at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., will discuss iron overload resulting from repeated...

FSU researcher's award will fund study into cardiovascular grafts

.... "Secondhand smoke increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 30 percent and causes an estimated 35,000 deaths each year in the United States." For the FAMRI study, Zhao seeks to construct small-diameter blood vessels in a laboratory setting that will mimic the elasticity and other biological chara...

Researchers find level of special protein is critical to proper formation of muscles

...xas -- Proper formation of the proteins that power heart and skeletal muscle seems to rely on a precise con...ications for understanding and eventually treating heart failure and muscle wasting elsewhere in the body resulting from burns, brain trauma, diabetes, cance...

Award lectures for ASBMB's 2007 Annual Meeting

...on, suggesting it may be an effective drug against heart disease. Evans and his team have shown that PPAR-delta helps the liver resume its normal function in obese mice. Evans will discuss how PPAR-delta activation in muscle can dramatically enhance running endurance, producing a strain of marathon mice. ...

A steady, high-fat diet is bad, but the news gets worse

...ar measures we recorded, including blood pressure, heart rate and the resistance of blood vessels," says Fabijana Jakulj, a U of C student who used the study as the basis for her honours thesis. Campbell cautions that despite the grim message that even one high-fat meal is unhealthy, more research is ne...

First demonstration of muscle restoration in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

...entually affects all voluntary muscles, as well as heart and breathing muscles. PTC124 attaches to ribosomes in all cell types within the MD mouse model, overriding the mutation in the dystrophin gene that tells it to halt production of the protein. Instead of stopping, the full-length dystrophin protei...

Kent State University and Summa Health System receive NIH grant to study prehypertension

...y, a reversal of the growing number of people with heart disease. As part of a mindfulness-based treatment, study participants will use meditation and thinking strategies to help reduce stress. Participants using progressive muscle relaxation will apply alternating tensing and relaxing of muscles to p...

JCI table of contents -- April 19, 2007

...ARDIOLOGY Filling in the blanks: MAPKs mediate heart function defects in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystro...rophy (EDMD) is characterized mainly by defects in heart and muscle function and is caused by mutations in one of two genes LMNA and EMD. But how mutations i...

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