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Dietary preferences and patterns may be linked to genes
...ele. Small HDL cholesterol particles are more of a risk
factor for cardiovascular disease than are larger HDL particles. This study adds to our understanding of the relationship among nutrition, genetics, and obesity, says Ordovas, who is also a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and ...
Malaria and Epstein-Barr virus linked to pediatric cancer in Africa
...tein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation, increasing the risk
of Burkitt lymphoma. EBV is a ubiquitous virus...EBV during acute malaria infection, increasing the risk
of Burkitt lymphoma development for children living in malaria-endemic areas....
Lack of sun does not explain low vitamin D in elderly who are overweight
...w blood levels of vitamin D, which can put them at risk
for bone fractures and osteoporosis, says Dawson-Hughes, who is also a professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. These results cannot be carried over to other populations, such as young people, or elderly living in different climates...
Genetic 'fellow traveler' discovered in Alzheimer's
... called GAB2, as one that appears to influence the risk
of Alzheimers in people with a version of a gene called APOE, which is the best established genetic risk
factor for LOAD. LOAD is expected to become an overwhelming medical problem in the next few decade...
Largest ever study of genetics of common diseases published today
...etter how disease occurs, which people are most at risk
and, in time, to produce more effective, more personalised treatments." The study has substantially increased the number of genes known to play a role in the development of some of our most common diseases. Many of these genes that have been found ...
Rutgers: GM/GMO/Biotech crop containment strategy
...ther component of the cell the plastid where the risk
of escape is minimized. Plastids, rarely found in pollen, are small bodies inside the cell that facilitate photosynthesis, the basic life process in plants. Our work with a tobacco plant model is breathing new life into an approach that had been d...
University of Pittsburgh scientists find new contributor to aggressive cancers
...r cell proliferation and a significantly increased risk
of tumor metastasis. More importantly, it suggests... tumor cells in vivo, we may be able to reduce the risk
of them spreading to other sites, which would be a significant achievement in cancer therapy, explai...
New clues to stroke role in Alzheimer's
...nsient ischemic attacks significantly increase the risk
of AD in elderly individuals. Thus, stroke may rep...in over ones lifetime would progressively increase risk
for AD by elevating cerebral A beta accumulation via BACE stabilization owing to caspase-mediated de...
Neuronal activity gives clues to working memory
...ren with working memory problems are at heightened risk
of developing schizophrenia as adults," he says. Dysfunction in key inhibitory pathways that link brain cells has long been associated with these problems. "These findings suggest that it is necessary to address not only deficits in excitatory pat...
Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene
...y a common gene that appears to increase a persons risk
for developing Alzheimers disease. The finding, an...hat the gene called GAB2 modifies an individuals risk
when associated with other genes, including APOE4. The study results appear in the June 7 issue of t...
Older men may not live as long if they have low testosterone
... levels of testosterone may increase the long-term risk
of death in men over 50 years old, according to re...h low testosterone levels had a 33 percent greater risk
of death during the next 18 years than the men with higher testosterone. This difference was not ex...
The insect vector always bites twice
... in the long term allow improved assessment of the risk
of transmission of these diseases in a given regio...under 5 years), the population most exposed to the risk
of malaria, appeared to be proportional to the actual degree of exposure, which had been assessed be...
Nitrate in Lake Superior: On the rise
...e can reduce blood levels of oxygen, which poses a risk
to infants and children or adults with lung or cardiovascular disease. Consuming excess nitrate over long periods of time is also suspected of causing cancer. A compound made from nitrogen and oxygen, nitrate is a component of agricultural fertiliz...
Evolutionary relevance of retinoic acid-induced craniofacial malformations
...ly pregnancy is known to increase dramatically the risk
of severe craniofacial malformations to the developing foetus. How these developmental lesions are generated remains, however, enigmatic since neural crest cells, which generate most craniofacial structures, do not respond to RA. The authors perfo...
Other highlights from the June 6 JNCI
...ctive study, aspirin use was associated with lower risk
of cancer incidence and mortality, particularly am...story. Aspirin use was associated with decreased risk
of cancer incidence and mortality, as well as heart disease mortality, compared to people who didnt ...
Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest
... Dutch colony in South America, the forests are at risk
from foreign logging and other resource extraction. Cutting and burning tropical forests worldwide contributes 20 percent of the total carbon emissions into the atmosphere, more than all the worlds cars and trucks, making conservation of the Amazo...
Women up to age 30 at risk for bone loss, study finds
...men after they stop growing, these women remain at risk
for bone loss, according to new findings presented...ing out that low bone density puts women at higher risk
for stress fractures and can lead to osteoporosis....
Dietary vitamin B6, B12 and folate, may decrease pancreatic cancer risk among lean people
...ere at or below normal body weight decreased their risk
for developing pancreatic cancer if they took in h... folate from food. The study determined that their risk
was 81 percent, 73 percent, and 59 percent lower, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folate respectively, ...
Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients
...it. Alcohol and tobacco use are the most important risk
factors for head and neck cancers, with tobacco us... yielded a 3.8-fold, 3.0-fold, and 2.9-fold higher risk
of dying of throat cancer, respectively. Patients with an increase in three or more factors were at ...
Almac Diagnostics attends pre-IDE meeting with FDA
...amples. Designed to help clinicians determine the risk
of cancer recurrence in patients diagnosed with stage II CRC, the proposed IDV will be run on a customized microarray. CRC is the second most frequent malignancy in Western societies (1). ...
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