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Lungs try to repair damaged elastic fibers

...I) to characterize the regions of the lung showing moderate emphysema and regions showing severe emphysema. They found that new elastin synthesis was initiated in moderately diseased specimens. The researchers did a second study using 10 lungs from end-stage COPD patients who had undergone transplants. Agai...

Study finds periodontal treatment does not lower preterm birth risk

.... Periodontal Disease: Most women had early to moderate periodontal disease. The researchers found that the treatment improved all clinical measures of periodontal disease. These included the bleeding of gums when probed, the probing depth between the tooth and gum, and measuring tooth attachment. As a...

Hope remains for Alzheimer's sufferers

...se drugs can only be administered to patients with moderate Alzheimer's, for whom NICE believe the evidence is... the drugs should be limited only to patients with moderate forms of the disease. This is only applicable to newly diagnosed patients. Despite uproar from patie...

Moderate drinking may boost memory, study suggests

...ay be good for the brain. Researchers found that moderate amounts of alcohol amounts equivalent to a couple... "There is some evidence suggesting that mild to moderate alcohol consumption can protect against diseases like Alzheimer's in humans," said During. "But it's...

Diabetes gene carries similar risk to obesity

...avoid becoming diabetic are to eat healthily, take moderate exercise and not to become overweight." Currently, over two million people in the UK have diabetes and another 750,000 have diabetes but are unaware of it. People with diabetes are much more likely to develop heart disease and may also have other ...

Data show treatment with Remicade reduced hospitalizations for ulcerative colitis patients by half

...also presented at ACG, shows that individuals with moderate to severe UC who require hospitalization have 80 p...olled. Patients in ACT 1 and ACT 2 had evidence of moderate or severe UC (total Mayo score of 6 to 12 and an endoscopy score ?2). In both trials, patients were ...

Gene therapy research switches off joint inflammation; switches on genetic process of joint repair

...paragen with glucosamine in treating subjects with moderate osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is both familiar to co...bility and functional assessments in subjects with moderate osteoarthritis of the knee. Prior to this clinical investigation Reparagen was found to be the first...

Study challenges belief that tree frogs depress metabolic rate after 'waxing' themselves

...s previously thought. (Some frogs, however, showed moderate reductions of metabolic rate as dehydration advanced, suggesting that they might become dormant during, for example, a prolonged drought.) "Our data do not provide strong evidence that P. hypochondrialis routinely depress metabolic rates and enter ...

Prescription pain medication abuse on surprising increase, with unexpected geographic distribution

...o be aware of the level of abuse in their area and moderate their vigilance accordingly," Moric said. If PPM abuse is identified in a particular area, a multifaceted response should be implemented, he said. "Drug abuse prevention, outreach and information dissemination programs by federal, state and nonprof...

Harvesting machine driving mesquite-to-ethanol potential

...cres of mesquite in Texas,with 30 million acres of moderate to dense mesquite in Central Texas. Mesquite is drought hardy, fixes its own nitrogen, requires no seeding,fertilization or irrigation, resprouts vigorously after topkill and growson dry, nutrient-poor soils, he said. Finding a profitable use for...

Spring in your step helps avert disastrous stumbles, scientists say

...its distal end, near the ankle and foot, with only moderate effects seen at the knee and little change occurring at the hip. "Ordinary walking is a patterned movement of repeating, predictable motions," Biewener says. "Our work suggests that even falling into a hole while running does not significantly dist...

UF experts: Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine-free

... doctors suggested caffeine-free diets." And even moderate caffeine levels can increase agitation, anxiety, heart rate and blood pressure in some susceptible individuals, Goldberger said. "Carefully controlled studies show that caffeine doses as low as about 10 milligrams can produce reliable subjective an...

Animals resistant to drunken behavior offer clues to alcoholism's roots

...olism. If that hypothesis is borne out, drugs that moderate the cytoskeleton might offer a new method for treating addiction, he suggested....

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

... to the test, focusing on MMP-2. Mice subjected to moderate spinal cord contusion injury expressed MMP-2 during wound healing, primarily in reactive astrocytes. This expression appeared to be beneficial, because MMP-2 null mice were impaired in locomotor function. MMP-2 null mice also developed a more extensi...

Cabernet sauvignon red wine reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease

...d by Mount Sinai School of Medicine has found that moderate red wine consumption in a form of Cabernet Sauvign...18, 2006. "Our study is the first to report that moderate consumption of red wine in a form of Cabernet Sauvignon delivered in the drinking water for ~7 month...

Ecological change, climate variation addressed at international conference, September 20-24

...t's photosynthesis. Where nitrogen deposition is moderate to high, such as in the eastern U.S. or most of Europe, that process isn't happening: the fungi are absent. The unneeded sugars are then used for increased plant growth.Without the mycorrhizal fungi to "mine" soils for organic nitrogen, there may be ...

Bacteria beat the heat

... can make a difference between functioning best at moderate temperatures and being adapted to living in extrem...ared two different kinds of bacteria one found in moderate environments and the other, an intense-heat lover. Both were photosynthetic (that is, using the sun'...

First-of-its-kind Italian school study finds high levels of prenatal alcohol exposure

...t contends that drinking in Western Europe is more moderate than it is in the U.S. New findings indicate that ... Western Europe is generally considered to be more moderate in nature daily, and with meals than it is in other countries such as the United States. New rese...

'Mint' pain killer takes leaf out of ancient medical texts

... reduces the swelling, and removes the pain; for a moderate degree of numbness removes pain." Professor Susan Fleetwood-Walker, who jointly led the study with Dr Rory Mitchell, says: "This discovery of the pain-relieving properties of mint oil and related compounds has great potential for alleviating the...

UMass Lowell research shows benefits of apple juice on neurotransmitter affecting memory

...e results obtained were from the animals consuming moderate amounts of apple juice --comparable to drinking approximately two 8 oz. glasses of apple juice or eating 2-3 apples a day. The findings also suggest that the apple-supplemented diet was most helpful in the framework of an overall healthy diet. Shea ...

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(Date:4/15/2014)... fixed carbon and energy for nearly all life on ... mysterious. For example, little is known about how it ... More fundamentally, we do not know the full list ... photosynthesis in any organism. , , A type of ... a leading subject for photosynthesis research. Despite its importance ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Mass. Diana Lados, associate professor of ... and founding director of the university,s Integrative ... major career achievement awards from leading engineering ... Detroit, SAE International, a global association of ... experts in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... social behavior has developed over the course of evolution, ... gained new insights from the study of earwigs. "Young ... siblings share what is available amongst themselves, especially when ... the Evolutionary Biology section of the Institute of Zoology ... of biologists from Mainz University and the University of ...
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