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Don't count on vitamin C to boost your exercise performance

...hat since vitamin C decreased oxidative stress and improved heart performance, perhaps physical performance in exercise might be similarly boosted. To study this effect in a "real life" exercise setting, physiologists at the University of Colorado, Boulder, gave vitamin C to a group of young (23 years old) an...

New method simplifies search for genetic changes associated with disease

...ssing genetic studies and other basic research for improved patient diagnosis and treatment. "This is a major technological breakthrough," says Mark Johnston, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Genetics. "It's clearly an enabling technology that will let us extract the region of interest from eac...

FDA approves ABRAXANE(TM) for metastatic breast cancer

... the way we treat breast cancer." "ABRAXANE has an improved therapeutic index compared to Taxol in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer based on its superior response rate and well tolerated safety profile," said Joyce A. O'Shaughnessy, M.D., co-director, Breast Cancer Research, and Director, Breast Canc...

EB and IUPS - Where cures of tomorrow can be seen in the science of today

...ion; the pathobiology of neoplasia as a gateway to improved prognosis; the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease; experimental and therapeutic control of gene expression; mechanisms signal transduction in liver; and new technologies in investigative pathology. American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental...

Fat hormone acts on brain circuit to curb obesity, diabetes

...d. Restoration of leptin signaling also remarkably improved glucose homeostasis in the mice. Eight weeks after the treatment, blood glucose levels in the mice were indistinguishable from normal mice of the same age. The restored mice also exhibited significant increases in locomotor activity compared to lepti...

Research may speed development of new oral drugs for fertility treatments

...rom this structure could aid in the development of improved fertility drugs or contraceptives for both men and women. Hendrickson and Fan, who are both at Columbia University, reported the details of the structure in an article published in the January 20, 2005, issue of the journal Nature . "Although the na...

Born to run? Capacity for aerobic exercise linked to risk of heart disease

...readmill. He found that even the low-capacity rats improved significantly in 11 of the 12 measures of exercise capacity, although not as much as the high-capacity rats. "It's important to remember that, as a result of artificial selection over 11 generations, our low-capacity rats have an abnormally low conc...

Study in Royal Society journal on sense of fairness in chimpanzees

... unsurprisingly leads to population depletion. But improved agricultural incomes can also have the undesirable side-effect of shifting hunting pressure from snares to guns, and hence may worsen the status of vulnerable animals which are predominately gun-hunted (such as primates). Contact: Dr Eleanor Milner-G...

Green tea extract boosts exercise endurance 8-24%, utilizing fat as energy source

... lipid metabolism. We demonstrated that GTE intake improved endurance capacity and this was accompanied by an ...red with the exercise-controls. By week eight, the improved performance of mice on 0.5% GTE was significantly better (39 minutes) than the exercise-controls (33...

Chemists create 'Superbowl' molecule; May lead to better health

...ecific areas of the body, potentially resulting in improved treatment outcomes and perhaps saving lives, the researchers say. The molecule also shows promise for a wide range of other applications, including the removal of environmental toxins and aiding in chemical purification procedures, the investigators ...

Rice genome approaches completion

...g sequence data. The researchers have used their improved genome sequence to investigate the evolutionary hi...additional cereal crops and for the development of improved strains of not only rice, but wheat, maize, and other important food crops....

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...d into a rat model of myocardial infarction. This improved cardiac function because the cells stimulated release of growth factors and anti-apoptotic agents that, in turn, increased the proliferative potential of cardiomyocytes and enhanced survival of host myocardium. This is the first report of endogenous...

Single stem cells from bone heal a broken heart

...d into a rat model of myocardial infarction. This improved cardiac function because the cells stimulated release of growth factors and anti-apoptotic agents that, in turn, increased the proliferative potential of cardiomyocytes and enhanced survival of host myocardium. This is the first report of endogenous...

Rush physicians using gene therapy for heart patients with moderate to severe chest pains

...te for the blocked heart arteries. The subsequent, improved blood flow relieves the painful symptoms of angina. "The process of growing new blood vessels, or angiogenesis, should occur over the course of four to eight weeks following the procedure which is done in the cardiac catheterization lab at Rush," sai...

Experimental radar provides 3-D forest view

...bove the surrounding canopy could be detected. An improved global picture of forests which cover about 27% of the Earth's total land surface would have multiple uses. Woodland is an economic resource that is also central to the environment: as a haven for biodiversity, preventing soil erosion and flooding ...

NASA research to aid federal invasive species council efforts

...nd Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The USGS improved the accuracy and timeliness of predictive maps of invasive species in the Monument with enhancements to decision support tools from NASA data, predictive models and systems engineering. Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data from ...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

...provide the public with enhanced searchability and improved information access," according to John Sack, HighWire Press. Not-for-profit publishers support increased public access to the literature; however, many of their concerns about the NIH proposal have not been addressed. These include: It will be c...

Women's health, tissue regeneration is focus of Illinois & Carle Hospital initiative

...ases. Such knowledge, Wilson said, could allow for improved clinical treatments and provide new methods for physicians to recognize early warning signs of problems for which symptoms may not yet be evident. Schook's team includes scientists who have expertise in basic genomics biology, biomaterials, and in ch...

Weight-loss and exercise study compares center- and home-based programs

Joy Ungerer has improved her health and lost excess weight by walking on a treadmill at an exercise center. Janet Brewer walks, too - either at a mall or in her neighborhood - and has watched the readings on her bathroom scale drop as well. The two women are among the first ...

Finland tops environmental scorecard at World Economic Forum in Davos

...ts are wary of doing, the ESI creates pressure for improved results." The lowest ranked countries are North Korea, Iraq, Taiwan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Esty said these countries face many challenges, both natural and manmade, and have poorly managed their policy choices. The 2005 ESI generates a number ...

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