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Brain's opioid receptorsor endorphin systemmay hold key to treatment possibilities for bulimia

... to treatment for substance abuse disorders may be helpful in treating bulimia. Frost and Guarda co-authored "Regional -Opioid Receptor Binding in Insular Cortex Is Decreased in Bulimia Nervosa and Correlates Inversely With Fasting Behavior" with Badreddine Bencherif, M.D., Hayden T. Ravert, Ph.D., and Rob...

New imaging technology shown to detect pancreatic inflammation in type 1 diabetes

...suggest that the MRI-MNP imaging technology may be helpful in identifying people at immediate risk of developing autoimmune diabetes, but most of all for early prediction of response to therapy, which might be very useful for reducing the time and cost of clinical trials. "Because the results in mice looked ...

The link between fasting and acute attacks of porphyria

...nd. The finding explains why glucose infusions are helpful in treating acute attacks since the glucose boost can shut off the starvation signal and return PGC-1a levels back to normal. However, the discovery could pave the way for new porphyria therapies that focus on PGC-1a itself rather that relying on hig...

SciFinder 2006 launches powerful new substance search capablities

...is amazing, and the answer to 'what aspect is most helpful for you?' could be as diverse as the users. In my case, SciFinder enhances my reactivity insights, making it easier to 'see' those ill-defined boundaries where important new phenomena are lurking." New features of SciFinder 2006 include: Similari...

NIEHS launches website with information for assessing environmental hazards from Hurricane Katrina

...demographics of populations before Katrina will be helpful as health officials treat displaced citizens who may have been previously exposed to toxicants. Subsequent phases will provide more in-depth information to fully assess exposures and make informed decisions about risk of disease. "This GIS has the ca...

UC faculty members break new ground while treading gently on the Alaskan tundra

...e very open and eager to talk -- they are the most helpful people I've ever met," says Eisner. "Because the land is so harsh, people have to help one another." ."It's been so heartening to see how the community is about talking to us," says Cuomo. "They know it's very important for their livelihood. And also...

Learning how SARS spikes its quarry

...virus infects cells. The information could also be helpful in identifying potential weak points that can be exploited by novel antiviral drugs or vaccines. The SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) coronavirus was responsible for a worldwide outbreak in 2002-2003 that affected more than 8,000 people and ...

Northeast Sun Grant Institute at Cornell spurs 'green revolution'

...m. Gov. George Pataki's Washington office was also helpful in the political process, he said. Michael Hoffman, director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, said: "Funding of the Sun Grant is truly great news for Cornell, the Northeast and the nation. The Sun Grant is well positioned t...

Two Sandia microChemLab technologies soon to be checking for toxins in the nation's water supplies

...on of biological toxins and could prove to be very helpful in maintaining the integrity of the nation's water supplies. Sandia's cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) partners in the California endeavor are CH2M Hill, a leading US engineering firm, and Tenix, an Australian engineering servic...

Phytochemicals may protect cartilage, prevent pain in joints

...hers obtained compounds that boost the activity of helpful phase 2 enzymes. They added these phase 2 inducers to a dish containing the chondrocyte cells that are crucial to maintaining healthy joints. After 24 hours, the cells were subjected to a stress test designed to mimic aspects of strenuous exercise on...

New study into public views on diet and health research published

...uture; the results of this study will be extremely helpful to BBSRC and IFR." Dr Gene Rowe, Steering Group Chair, said, "The results from this research have shown that the public have their own specific and highly sensible priorities for what should and should not be funded in the area of diet and health. It...

Biomarker test may give early warning of brain woes

...omething about therapeutically." The test would be helpful in emergency rooms or in combat situations if it c... no penetrating head wounds, it would be extremely helpful for emergency medical technicians to test for a marker to see how severe the injuries are. Then perh...

MBL study shows how good cholesterol (HDLs) provide human immunity to certain parasites

...DL's parasite-fighting power. "The research may be helpful to veterinarians hoping to develop treatments to aid African cattle farmers, who lose three million cattle and around a billion US dollars annually to Nagana," says April Shiflett, a scientist in the MBL's Global Infectious Diseases Program and an au...

Fifth edition of the Glossary of Geology published

...ation guide and background information, as well as helpful resources for a variety of problems, such as look-alike pairs; for example, the difference between sylvanite (a mineral) and sylvinite (a rock). The reference also indicates the origins of terms, the meaning of abbreviations and acronyms common in ge...

Reflecting on personal values offers protection from effects of stress, UCLA psychologists report

... conditions of chronic stress," Taylor said. "It's helpful to remind yourself you're a good person with talents, and remind yourself what is important to you; that can be hard to do when you're going through something that's really awful." The research team is conducting a follow-up study with people who hav...

The bioweapon is in the post

...ulligan, president of Blue Heron, says it would be helpful to have a list of "select sequences" that are off-limits for gene synthesis without explicit government permission, rather than having to make difficult judgments based on the list of select agents. "Tell us what we can't make," he implores. But with...

Satellites support Kyoto Protocol through forest mapping service

...ime, making it a "quick" product that is extremely helpful in areas with a high rate of change, requiring frequent land use updates. Next steps within GMES The Kyoto-Inventory project may be over, but the work continues - and is being scaled up - within a service called GSE Forest Monitoring. Having begu...

Chronic stress accelerates atherosclerosis following angioplasty procedure

... pre-menopausal women. The findings also may prove helpful for individuals with mutations in the NPY gene, which occurs in some ethnic populations in as high as 9 percent of people, and which causes nerves to release the neurotransmitter in elevated levels....

Protein behavior may lead to better treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

...me of the molecules within a mixture is especially helpful for protein folding studies," Laurence said. In this series of experiments, the group used FRET and ALEX (alternating laser excitation) to probe donors and acceptors on folded and unfolded protein sub-populations. They were able to separate the fluor...

Avian flu in perspective: New England Journal article reviews 'spectacular' findings

... that predate the 1918 epidemic will be "extremely helpful in determining the events that may lead to the adaptation of avian viruses to humans before the occurrence of pandemic influenza." And as the virus continues to adapt, scientists now know what to look for. Belshe said scientists should conduct worldw...

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