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Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting

...ltered with advancing age will also help us target interventions aimed at improving exercise tolerance in older adults, he said. Next steps and funding: The researchers will be conducting similar experiments in women (both on estrogen replacement and not). They plan to study the mechanisms u...

Obese women with early-stage breast cancer more likely to die than women of normal weight

...eases with age, as does the risk of breast cancer, interventions that enhance weight control may have a substantial effect on breast cancer outcome," Anderson said....

Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments

... expect to gain insight into potential therapeutic interventions for these dysfunctions," says Beverly Cowart, Ph.D., a sensory psychologist who oversees the Chemosensory Clinic that assesses taste and smell function of patients. Otolaryngologist Edmund Pribitkin, M.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology Hea...

Society for Psychophysiology Research

...d behavior, these findings suggest that behavioral interventions for antisocial children may modify not only the antisocial behavior itself but even the way the brain processes frustrating information. EFFECTS OF COCAINE ON ATTENTION SWITCHING WITHIN AND BETWEEN VERBAL AND VISUOSPATIAL WORKING MEMORY Andrea Kb...

Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC

...lind trial to evaluate if three cognitive training interventions (memory, reasoning, speed of processing) improved cognitive abilities and daily functioning in older, independent-living adults (n=2,802; mean age = 73.6 yrs). Participants were assessed at baseline, immediate post-test, 1 year, and 2 years with a co...

The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels

...as shown further clinical benefit when therapeutic interventions were administered near the beginning of life. Earl...ties. By making a CF diagnosis sooner, therapeutic interventions can minimize and postpone the development of symptoms, which can slow the progression of the disease...

Researchers discover gene mutations for Parkinson's disease

... research will help in the development of targeted interventions that could actually alter the course of this disabling disease." The gene, PARK8, encodes a protein named dardarin by the researchers, from the Basque word dardara, which means tremor, a major symptom of Parkinson's disease. It was isolated on chromo...

Reductions in blood oxygen levels in newborns could contribute to ADHD development

...ntial for creating new insights and leading to new interventions and therapies." "Our research also could help explain why amphetamines, such as Ritalin, and other non-amphetamines, such as Wellbutrin, that increase levels of brain dopamine are an effective treatment for children with ADHD," Dr. Decker said. "S...

Deciphering an autism mystery

... individuals at high risk for autism and use early interventions to lessen the symptoms as they develop," Millonig says. In other research, Gene Blatt, PhD, and his colleagues at the Boston University School of Medicine found that a specific type of receptor for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine was exp...

Study: Inadequate physical activity worsens as teenagers become adults

...ional recommendations," Gordon-Larsen said. "Thus, interventions must begin before adolescence, and this is particularly true for Hispanic and black girls." ...

UCLA and Univ. of Utah researchers identify how a hormone regulates iron

...ped inside the cell. "Our findings may lead to new interventions for specific diseases," said Dr. Elizabeta Nemeth, the study's first author and assistant research professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "Our next step will be to look more closely at ...

Support for fragile X syndrome needed

...says Cornish. "Our goal is to pinpoint appropriate interventions that can help FXS children develop to their full potential."...

One-way processes speed degradation of coral reefs

...zations concerned about coral reefs should develop interventions that focus on preventing degradation, rather than on restoration. He also suggests that encouraging responsible stewardship would be easier if there were a return to local management of coral reef resources. Journalists may obtain copies of the art...

International marine survey of coral death

...oral reef ecosystems so that management and policy interventions can be strengthened globally," according to C. Drew Harvell, a Cornell University professor of ecology and one leader of the coral reef assessment. Harvell observes that the World Bank and Global Environmental Fund are focusing on coral reefs because...

Grants target better predictors for type 1 diabetes

...y's model."I think there are going to be different interventions for different people," Dr. She says. "People do not develop diabetes the same way. They do not have the same genes. They do not have the same environmental triggers. They don't have the same pathways leading to the final phenotype which is diabetes. ...

Muscle loss from space travel, prolonged inactivity linked to two genes

...gin to assess directly just what types of chemical interventions might stall the activity of these genes, Kandarian's laboratory currently is testing whether NSAIDs such as aspirin can reduce skeletal muscle weakness and loss under the condition of weightlessness. A two-year study led by her research associate, A...

How the battle of Waterloo could help doctors fight death from multiple organ failure

...ng us down the wrong path, and whether our current interventions may even be injurious to the healing process. "Modern treatments trigger changes in the patient's inflammatory and immune responses or influence circulatory, hormonal, bioenergetic and metabolic systems in ways we don't appreciate. Even lowering the ...

Studies in Royal Society journals include stress in birds and depletion of medieval fish stocks

...ng. This finding may have implications for future interventions in human aging. Contact: Dr NL Jenkins, Buck Insitute fo Age Research, 8001 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945, USA Impulsiveness without discounting: the ecological rationality hypothesis by Dr DW Stephens, Dr B Kerr and Dr E Fernandez-Juricic Animals...

New findings in innate immunity may lead to treatments for atherosclerosis

...provide a viable target for developing therapeutic interventions for atherosclerosis. Compounds or strategies directed at preventing or enhancing IRAK1 modification and nuclear entry may hold great promise in treating atherosclerosis," concludes Dr. Li. Besides atherosclerosis, alterations in innate immunity can ...

JCI table of contents, December 1 2004

...optosis protein Bcl-2. The authors found that both interventions significantly increased the lifespan of these mice...to the development of new treatment strategies and interventions for the treatment of GBS. TITLE: The crucial role of Campylobacter jejuni genes in anti-ganglioside ...

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