Tag: "reduce" at biology news
New treatment model for HIV
...egies, in which brief intensive therapy is used to reduce
host viral levels, which is then followed by a simplified and more easily tolerated maintenance regimen. IM approaches remain an unproven concept in HIV therapy. In a study publishing July 13, 2007 in PLoS Computational Biology, clinical responses ...
ACMG recognizes progress made in newborn screening
...ugh newborn screening programs will save lives and reduce
disabilities. Advances in technology have made it possible and feasible to test newborns for a number of serious or deadly diseases, which can then be treated. With the current expansion of newborn screening panels, it is estimated that about 10,000 ...
Changing climate will challenge Northeast agriculture, CU expert warns
...] emissions scenario or begin taking action now to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions." For example, he added, ...d to reach temperatures by late century that would reduce
milk production up to 15 percent during summer months." Although farmers can better cool dairy barns...
FDA finds no strong link between tomatoes and reduced cancer risk
...one cup of tomatoes and/or tomato sauce a week may reduce
the risk of prostate cancer. [The] FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim. In one of the accompanying editorials, Paul Coates, Ph.D., of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., discusses some of the...
QUT's top researchers honored with fellowships
... intervention of schizophrenia would significantly reduce
the burden to Queensland's health care system and ...e to control the formation of scar tissue and also reduce
the effect of existing scars. Dr Martens' research will use nano-technology to purify water. "Wa...
Boosting key milk nutrients may help lower type 2 diabetes risk
...esium, which a second meta-analysis found may also reduce
the risk of type 2 diabetes (2). The analysis concludes that for every 100 milligram increase in magnesium up to the recommended dietary intake, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes decreased by 15 percent. Type 2 diabetes and insulin resista...
Scientists find brown fat master switch
...Medical School. "In theory, you would only have to reduce
the accumulation of white fat by 1 percent or so to have an effect." ...
Homestake strikes gold again
...o tailor the Homestake site for science access and reduce
its foot-print to only the areas of greatest scientific interest. Science at Homestake-SUSEL Prominent among the experiments that require the ultra-low backgrounds realized at great depths are studies of the elusive, ghostlike sub-atomic parti...
Mild stress in the womb may worsen risk of cerebral palsy
...regnancy might prove to be a cost-efficient way to reduce
the human, emotional, social and economic burden of cerebral palsy....
New blood test might offer early warning of deep belly fat
...r. In addition, pharmacological interventions that reduce
RBP4 levels might be a new approach in the treatment of metabolic syndrome and visceral obesity. Prior to 2005, when Kahns group showed that elevating RBP4 levels in mice causes insulin resistance and lowering them in obese mice can improve insulin...
Loss of hemlocks will affect water dynamics in southern Appalachian forests
..., we estimate that eastern hemlock mortality could reduce
annual forest transpiration by 10 percent, and winter and spring transpiration by 30 percent. We expect this will increase soil moisture and alter both the amount and timing of stream flow. The duration of these changes will depend on how other veget...
Double identities lie behind chromosome disorders
... eventually lead to new medical treatments able to reduce
the risk of foetal damage. Over 0.3 per cent of children are born with some kind of chromosome disorder. Most develop Downs Syndrome, or obtain the wrong number of sex chromosomes and develop Turners or Klinefelters syndrome. Turners syndrome only...
Pumpkin: A fairytale end to insulin injections?
... could potentially replace or at least drastically reduce
the daily insulin injections that so many diabetic... these patients, pumpkin extract could drastically reduce
the amount of insulin they need to take. David Bender, sub-dean at the Royal Free and University ...
University of Cincinnati receives $1.7M to research molecular treatment of brain injury
...known as HETEs and EETs. We believe eicosanoids reduce
the number of inflammatory cells that fester around the injury site and cause chronic tissue degeneration, Strauss says. We think this plays a role in impairment not only after trauma, but also after other brain injuries, including strokes, seizures ...
Complementary therapy for infertile women may reduce chances of pregnancy
...wever, it is not clear whether people use these to reduce
stress or to increase their chances of getting pregnant. So Dr. Boivin and a colleague from the University of Copenhagen, Dr. Lone Schmidt, set out to study why women made these choices, in the hope of being able to better inform them both of their...
Germany's embryo protection law is 'killing embryos rather than protecting them'
...ple pregnancy and doctors consider it necessary to reduce
the number of foetuses she is carrying in order to increase the chances of the remaining ones surviving. It is also performed when doctors discover that foetuses are abnormal. Professor Ricardo Felberbaum, from the German IVF registry and a member ...
Common environmental chemicals in diet affect fetal ovarian development
...opment in order to determine what might be done to reduce
risks for the human fetus. There is still consid...al development effects. If such measures helped to reduce
the rates of cancer, obesity and infertility, there would be considerable benefits in terms of the c...
Alzheimer's prevention role discovered for prions
...hat the normal prion proteins found in brain cells reduce
the formation of beta-amyloid, a protein that binds with others to build plaques in the brain that are found in Alzheimers disease, explains Professor Hooper. He continues: In vCJD, the normal version of prion protein, PrPc, found naturally in the ...
Consumption of small amounts of dark chocolate associated with reduction in blood pressure
...ated that a 3-mm Hg reduction in systolic BP would reduce
the relative risk of stroke mortality by 8 percent...dietary modifications that have proven efficacy to reduce
cardiovascular event rate. Whereas long-term adherence to complex behavioral changes is often low an...
Waging war on the deadliest superbug
...mmune system to deal with the infection. This will reduce
the selection pressure for antibiotic resistance t...tegrated programme of action in hospitals that can reduce
the incidence of infections, for new diagnostic tests to rapidly identify C. diff or MRSA and to dev...
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