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Monell researchers find metabolic defect in liver that can lead to obesity

...hey also point to a way to identify individuals at risk for dietary obesity, perhaps even during childhood before the development of unhealthy eating habits. The current study, published in the August issue of Metabolism, demonstrates that genetic susceptibility to diet-induced obesity is due to a reduc...

Faster-acting antidepressants closer to becoming a reality

...onal medications, patients may worsen, raising the risk of suicide for some. Depressive disorders also affect children and adolescents. By aiming new medications at more direct molecular targets, such as NMDA or AMPA, scientists may be able to bypass some of the steps through which current antidepressa...

Adult survivors of childhood leukemia exercise less, worsening high risk for obesity and illness

...ute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) face an increased risk of developing serious health complications as a re... Research shows that physical activity can undo risk caused by treatment, said senior author Kevin C. Oeffinger, M.D., from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Canc...

1 in 4 NYC adults has elevated blood mercury levels

...ly. These mercury levels pose little if any health risk for most adults, but may increase the risk of cognitive delays for children whose mothers had very high mercury levels during pregnancy. Maj...

Ethnicity plays a role in neonatal deaths

...searchers have uncovered ethnic differences in the risk of neonatal mortality and morbidity (disease) in t...e less than 29 weeks was found to be a significant risk across all ethnic groups. Understanding these differences is important so we can determine what s...

Effects of aging in stem cells

... regulation. These changes ultimately increase the risk of cancer, which, in many of its forms, increases ...anisms of aging, and why so many of us face a high risk of cancer in our later years. ...

'Preconditioning' helps protect brain's blood vessels from stroke

...ays. "There's a large population out there at high risk for stroke, and we believe this approach could really help them. It might even help minimize brain tissue damage should any stroke occur."...

First genome-wide study of infectious disease opens new avenues for HIV treatment, vaccines

...ies have found genetic markers linked to increased risk of such ailments as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. The CHAVI investigators are the first to apply genome-wide association techniques to an infectious disease. People vary greatly in their vulnerability to HIV infection, notes Dr. Haynes. In pa...

Obesity found to be a risk factor for multiple myeloma

...s weight to height provides an indicator for ones risk of developing multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bl...since they show consistent results about the first risk factor for multiple myeloma that people can actually modify, said the studys lead author Brenda M. B...

Restless legs genetics on the move

...Institute for Psychiatry have now first identified risk factors which are involved in the development of t...etail. How soon the knowledge about the genetic risk factors can be implemented in innovative new therapeutic concepts, remains to be seen. In any case n...

Gene identified for Crohn's disease in children

...ave identified a gene variant that raises a childs risk of Crohns disease, a chronic and painful condition attributed to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The research reinforces previous results by German researchers, who found the same gene variant associated with the adult form of Crohns di...

UK scientists lift lid on genetics of coronary artery disease

...two on chromosome 1 were associated with increased risk of developing coronary artery disease and heart at... cent; carrying two such copies would increase the risk by over 40 per cent. A person who carries copies of more than one of the genetic variants may be at ...

Researchers discover gene responsible for Restless Legs Syndrome

... The researchers report a population-attributable risk for RLS of at least 50 percent, meaning that were ... Two copies of the variant more than doubles one's risk of experiencing RLS. According to Dr. Rye, having two copies does not ensure that one will develop...

Gene variant increases risk of blindness

...found a gene variant that can more than double the risk of developing the degenerative eye disease, age-re...a variant in the complement C3 gene influenced the risk of developing AMD. For the 30% of the population who carry one copy of the so-called fast variant th...

Masquerading in murky waters

...females by displaying at a higher rate without the risk of attracting the wrath of rival males, says Dr. Wong. Since poor condition males are also more likely to eat the eggs that theyre suppose to be tending, this is bad news for females who rely on the honesty of male sexual displays to select mates wit...

Research study describes the role part of the brain plays in memory

...at their congeners eat and, in that way, lower the risk of eating new foods that could be harmful to them. In addition, they must later use this information acquired during a brief episode of social interaction in very different circumstances. Therefore, they need the flexible expression of memory, which ...

CRESIB coordinates an international consortium to fight malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax

... estimated that about 2,600 million people live in risk zones for P. vivax : central and south-America, Asia, Middle East and occidental Pacific. Clinical and pathogen presentation of P. vivax is not well understood. Despite the traditional belief that clinical malaria caused by this species of the par...

Universal flu vaccine being tested on humans

...s infection or vaccination. This is why we run the risk of catching the flu each year and also why a new flu vaccine must be developed each year. A universal flu vaccine that provides broad and lifelong protection - like the vaccines we have for polio, hepatitis B or measles - is not yet available. Un...

Increase in creeping vines signals major shift in southern US forests

...suggests that second-growth forests may be at more risk to threatening vine growth. Researchers wonder whether the steadily increasing growth in these forests will continue in the coming years. Unpublished data on vine growth in these forests gathered during the last four years suggests that this growth w...

Losing weight after pregnancy -- diet and exercise better than diet alone

...re-pregnancy weight within six months have a lower risk of being overweight ten years later. As well as helping reduce body weight, exercise has the added advantage of improving the womens cardiovascular fitness and preserves fat-free mass dieting alone reduces fat-free mass, says Amanda Amorim, an epi...

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(Date:10/17/2014)... German . ... When treating overdoses, doctors are often limited to supportive therapy ... is a combination of drugs involved. So what can be ... grandmother,s pills? ETH professor Jean-Christophe Leroux from the Institute of ... to this question. "The task was to develop an agent ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... can be cultivated efficiently, they are anything but ... by monoculture cultivation is becoming increasingly evident. Despite ... form and are regarded as the sole possibility ... quite wrongfully, finds Bernhard Schmid, an ecology professor ... novel form of agriculture and forestry. After all, ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... assess the pandemic risk from strains of influenza virus ... allow ourselves to become complacent that the most substantial ... scientists. , Influenza pandemics arise when a new virus ... widespread immunity – spreads in the human population. There ... years, the worst of which – the 1918 Spanish ...
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