Tag: "onset" at biology news
Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC
...an impact on normative cognitive change and age of onset
of these changes. November 22 at 1:30 p.m . Personal and Familial Characteristics of Exceptional Survivors: Past research on longevity and survivorship has established that both familial and life style factors are important predictors of ...
VitalSense(R) - Wireless vital signs monitoring
...re, heart rate and other vital signs to detect the onset
of sepsis. Early detection of sepsis increases the likelihood of successful treatment, and VitalSense will enable the medical staff to pick up critical changes in those parameters earlier than they would with normal, manual monitoring. In addition, ...
FSU scientist links iron imbalance to Parkinson's disease
...unts of iron to determine levels that precipitated onset
or hastened the progression of Parkinson's-like sy...ase. In contrast, low levels of iron delayed onset
of Parkinson's in mice with risk factors and slowed progress of the disease in those already infecte...
Gladstone researchers resolve key Huntington's disease mystery in Nature cover story
...ng the fourth or fifth decades of life, the age at onset
is variable and ranges from early childhood to the 70s or 80s. It's named for the American physician who initially described the condition in 1872. The paper, "Inclusion body formation reduces levels of mutant huntingtin and the risk of neuronal deat...
Surgeon General's report underscores the importance of new thinking on bone health
...bone mineral density is key to helping prevent the onset
Using fruitflies to examine alcohol tolerance
...rols, and also by a second assay measuring delayed onset
of intoxication. "In flies, like mammals, we have found that different types of alcohol exposure can produce tolerance," said Berger. "Most strikingly, our results suggest that there are differences in the mechanisms underlying tolerance produced ...
Promising new preventative treatment option for population of men at high risk of prostate cancer
...rs and patients often feel defenseless against the onset
of prostate cancer. "Fortunately, these results offer a promising new preventive approach to prostate cancer treatment. A chemopreventive agent like toremifene is a first step toward the possibility of stopping prostate cancer before it starts and gi...
Researchers discover gene mutations for Parkinson's disease
...avenues of research for preventing or delaying the onset
of the disease. In research, the study of rare fam...of the disease increases with age, with an average onset
at about 60 years....
Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years
...The study, conducted in rats, clearly shows a late onset
and slow progression of deficits in communication between brain cells in the hippocampus, a brain region involved in learning, storage, and recall of memories. Kristen Brunson, a senior member of Tallie Z. Baram's group, and her colleagues, fou...
OHSU scientists identify key gene that delays female puberty
...lamus of a gene called TTF-1 causes a delay in the onset
of female puberty," explained Ojeda. "This work is...st to those investigating both the delay and early onset
of puberty in young women. While there is no definitive information, recently a number of research p...
New Italian research links migraine and endometriosis
...sis. However, the researchers did find that age of onset
of the migraine was lower in the endometriosis gro...migraine (and over 13% experienced aura before the onset
of the headache), which was significantly higher than we observed in the control group where only 15...
Gene found to defend against environmental pollutants and pulmonary emphysema
...nd that disruption of the Nrf2 gene caused earlier onset
and more severe emphysema in a strain of mice that is resistant to cigarette smoke-related emphysema.Through gene chip analysis, the researchers were able to identify 50 Nrf2-dependent antioxidant and cytoprotective pulmonary genes that work together...
Diabetes drug works by enhancing fat cell energy production
...l called ob/ob mice. The authors found that at the onset
of obesity in the ob/ob mice, there was decreased expression of about 50% of the mitochondrial protein genes. When these mice were treated with rosiglitazone, half of these genes showed increased expression. Additionally, the mitochondria in the whit...
Gene that blocks free radical damage protects against emphysema
...t cigarette smoke-induced emphysema was of earlier onset
and more widespread in the Nrf2/ mice than in their wild-type littermates. The Nrf2/ mice also had a greater number of alveolar cells that underwent programmed cell death, and had more prominent bronchoalveolar inflammation. Microarray analysis provi...
JCI table of contents November 1, 2004
...t cigarette smoke-induced emphysema was of earlier onset
and more widespread in the Nrf2/ mice than in thei...l called ob/ob mice. The authors found that at the onset
of obesity in the ob/ob mice, there was decreased expression of about 50% of the mitochondrial prote...
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) appears to modify elements of alcoholism
...e polymorphism and delirium tremens, violence, and onset
age of alcoholism in larger, independent and/or family-based alcoholic populations."...
World's largest population study on BRCA1/2
...arian cancers and the increased incidence of early onset
prostate cancer in families with male breast cance...ancers before age 50, there is concern about early onset
pancreatic cancer; * Prostate cancers are also in excess in families with bilateral breast cancer o...
November nutrition news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts
...of ubiquitin, and thereby slow down or prevent the onset
of eye disease," said Taylor, who is also a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts, and a professor of biochemistry and ophthalmology at Tufts School of Medicine. Ubiquitin was discovered about 25 years ago, which ...
University of South Florida designated Center of Excellence by Huntington's Disease Society
...row cells administered intravenously may delay the onset
of Huntington's disease in mice genetically engineered to have symptoms of the disease. Such cells have already shown promise in animal models for brain injuries caused by stroke and trauma. USF is also one of the sites for an ongoing multicen...
'Lighter than air' breathing more than doubles COPD patients' exercise endurance
...ut" because of limited expiratory flow, and early onset
of dyspnea. Heliox appears to positively change multitude of lung mechanics In the current study, the more than doubling in the time COPD patients could exercise "was associated with a significant reduction in lung dynamic...
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