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Link identified between Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma
...p glaucoma or vice versa. Glaucoma has a number of risk
factors." Glaucoma affects over half a million in the UK and as many as 65 million people worldwide(1). Little is know about what exactly causes the disease, which causes damage to the optic nerve in the eye; although the disease is traditionally a...
Can hemp help the everglades?
...ucted studies to evaluate the specific groundwater risk
from atrazine use by focusing on a specific cover crop that seems to have the potential to greatly reduce that risk. The crop is called sunn hemp. Its a tall, herbaceous annual that grows rapidly to a height of 6 to 7 feet. The regions aquifer prov...
Gene predicts better outcome as cortex normalizes in teens with ADHD
...t. Although this particular gene version increased risk
for ADHD, it also predicted better clinical outcom...iant, accounts for about 30 percent of the genetic risk
for ADHD, making it by far the strongest candidate gene implicated in the disorder. Its called the 7...
Multicenter study nets new lung tumor-suppressor gene
...h is marked by intestinal growths and an increased risk
for certain cancers. Non-inherited mutations of the gene have been found in some lung cancers. This suggested that LKB1 normally thwarts tumors from forming. Mutated versions may be unable to act as a brake on cancer. To find out, the investigators...
Space-borne sensors help Africa tackle water shortage problems
...st and agricultural areas as well as calculate the risk
of erosion, change in water availability and percentage of surface water, which will allow for early flood warnings. The land cover change maps will help the government look at past trends in terms of deforestation, reclaimed land and new settleme...
Unknotting DNA clue to cancer syndrome
...f multichromosome Holliday junctions increases the risk
of rearranging chromosomes, with chunks of DNA ending up in the wrong place. Such rearrangements can lead to cancer. In their normal forms, the SGS1 and Bloom's proteins keep the situation under control by separating the entangled chromosomes and pre...
Where broken DNA is repaired
...stic model of DNA repair to estimate the increased risk
of cancer. We are helping to develop such a model." Double-strand breaks and radiation-induced foci In many NASA studies cells have been exposed to particles like those found in cosmic rays, such as energetic iron nuclei produced in accelerato...
News tips from ACS Chemical Biology
...ibitors,(some of which were banned due to the high risk
of cardiovascular side effects How the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone activate cell signaling pathways Helper peptides that can influence the opening of calcium channels in cell membranes A new technique called the double...
Marijuana component opens the door for virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma
...s into malignancy. While most people are not at risk
from Kaposis sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV), researchers say those with lowered immune systems, such as AIDS patients or transplant recipients, are more susceptible to developing the sarcoma as a result of infection. Their findings, reported in the Aug...
Altering a protein makes mice less fearful
...rrent treatments for anxiety have problems such as risk
of addiction, slow onset of action and other types of side effects that make people not want to take them," Wemmie explained. "If we could find something that was more specific, or even had a different set of side effects, that could be an advantage....
COX-2 inhibitors delay pancreatic cancer precursors in mice
...itors could help prevent pancreatic cancer in high risk
populations. Pancreatic cancer is so deadly because it often goes undetected until its too late, said Dr. Eibl. If a patient is at a high-risk for developing pancreatic cancer, a COX-2 inhibitor may offer some protection. In the future, Dr. Eib...
Progesterone injections do not prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancies
...OHPC is effective in other conditions in which the risk
of preterm birth is increased. Thorp said the sa...Both groups are considered to have an intermediate risk
of preterm birth. Another question for future research, Thorp said, is whether or not injections a...
Progesterone therapy and preterm birth: More evidence helps identify women who can benefit
...can help doctors better identify pregnant women at risk
for preterm delivery who can benefit from progeste...ing causes of prematurity to help women with other risk
factors, Dr. Katz said. ...
JCI table of contents: August 1, 2007
... which common variants in the TCF7L2 gene increase risk
of type 2 diabetes AUTHOR CONTACT: Valeriya Lyss...Prime suspect: the TCF7L2 gene and type 2 diabetes risk
AUTHOR CONTACT: Andrew T. Hattersley Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Peninsula Medi...
New databases put wings on search for bipolar risk genes
...tly speed efforts to find genes linked to increase risk
of bipolar disorder. The Bipolar Disorder Phenome Databasea joint project of Johns Hopkins Psychiatry and the National Institute of Mental Healthis the first of its kind, offering detailed descriptions of symptoms and course of disease on more than ...
High rates of HIV infection documented among young Nepalese girls sex-trafficked to India
...rls to India has been cited by the World Bank as a risk
factor for HIV transmission in the region. Silve... trafficked prior to age 15 years had an increased risk
for HIV, with 60.6 percent infected among this youngest age group. Risk was also associated with bei...
Pets could be source of multiresistant bacteria infections in humans, MU researchers investigate
...ol. This study will help us evaluate the various risk
factors associated with this problem, said Middlet...essor of food animal internal medicine. Are pets a risk
factor" This study will help us track where the disease started and determine what questions the phy...
Parents seeking sex abandon 1 in 3 offspring
...ave more chicks themselves. It also increase their risk
of being taken by predators while incubating the eggs or feeding the young. What is unusual about the penduline tit breeding system is that in one in three cases both males and females are willing to abandon the nest, even though the clutch will pe...
Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis
...onnected to the disease and now know increases the risk
of MS. Scientists have known for 30 years that g...at could deliver the most exhaustive search for MS risk
factors ever published. The consortium paper is among a series of recent whole-genome association...
Negative effects of plastic's additive blocked by nutrient supplements
...hown that yellow agouti mice are at a much greater risk
for diabetes, obesity and cancer. The fact that the mice fed BPA had a yellow coat and likely would grow to be obese as adults demonstrates that this single substance had a system-wide effect, said Dana Dolinoy, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the l...
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