Tag: "risk" at biology news
New research shows vaginal bacteria vary among healthy women, need customized treatment
...tem, we will be able to better understand a womans risk
to disease and individual health care needs, and assist doctors and women to make more informed decisions about health issues and treatment plans. Its important for us to understand that the bacterial landscape in vaginas is different in different ...
Other highlights from the July 10 JNCI
...n between increased vitamin D levels and decreased risk
of colon cancer. Previous studies have shown th...ations of vitamin D in patients plasma and reduced risk
of colon cancer and colorectal cancer, though the latter link was not statistically significant. Whe...
A spoonful of sugar helps your waistline go down
... Measures of body fat and markers of heart disease risk
(such as waist circumference and cholesterol levels) were collected at the beginning and end of the trial. The advice followed healthy eating guidelines and recommended: a reduced daily calorie intake, which was low in fat (35% of calorie intake...
Double identities lie behind chromosome disorders
... 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 occurs i...
U-M, Israeli scientists report major advance in search for genes associated with colon cancer
...n in a single region of human chromosome 8 and the risk
of colorectal cancer. The link was found by det...ncer and may benefit from early detection or other risk
reduction strategies. People concerned about a family history of cancer, or those who have been diag...
Study identifies a common genetic risk factor for colorectal and prostate cancer
...lifornia (USC) has found that one of seven genetic risk
factors previously identified as increasing the pr... edition of Nature Genetics, the colorectal cancer risk
factor is located in a region of the human genome devoid of known genes on chromosome 8. The studys...
UF scientists work to develop simple bladder cancer test
... -- once you have bladder cancer you are at a high risk
of recurrence for the rest of your life, which makes monitoring it a real problem. As a result patients need to be closely monitored, with most undergoing cystoscopy every few months in the first year after diagnosis and as frequently as every six ...
Specific type of cell death may accelerate decompensated heart failure
...hich occurs in chronic hypertension and is a major risk
factor for cardiac hypertrophy, or heart enlargement, and heart failure, triggers autophagy in cardiac cells. We also found that a specific autophagic gene, beclin 1, is a critical factor required for cardiac autophagy, said Dr. Hill, who holds th...
University of Cincinnati receives $1.7M to research molecular treatment of brain injury
...cal trials showed that long-term use increased the risk
of heart attack and stroke. Strauss then shifted his focus from suppression of the harmful COX-2 enzyme to the potential for elevating two theoretically helpful eicosanoids, known as HETEs and EETs. We believe eicosanoids reduce the number of i...
New 'asthma gene' could lead to new therapies
... Mich.---A gene that is strongly associated with a risk
of developing childhood onset asthma was identifie...netic markers that dramatically increase a child's risk
for asthma. These markers are located on chromosome 17, and children with this marker had higher lev...
Progenika Biopharma presents a biochip that guarantees safety in blood transfusions
..., known as BLOODchip, which greatly eliminates the risk
of adverse reactions due to incompatibility in blood groups between donor and receptor in blood transfusions. With the aim of guaranteeing safety during blood transfusions, Progenika has developed and validated 1,000 clinical samples in cooperation...
Link between immune system and mammary gland could shed new light on breast cancer
...ve just had a baby, a time when there is a greater risk
of breast cancer. Dr Khaleds research demonstrat...ormal developmental events go wrong that we are at risk
of cancer developing....
Gene variations directly link inflammation to an increased risk for lung cancer
...n two genes related to inflammation may be a major risk
factor for developing lung cancer, according to a ...age, such as tuberculosis and asthma, increase the risk
of developing lung cancer. Likewise, exposure to tissue-damaging substances like silica and asbesto...
Consumption of small amounts of dark chocolate associated with reduction in blood pressure
...reduction in systolic BP would reduce the relative risk
of stroke mortality by 8 percent, of coronary artery disease mortality by 5 percent, and of all-cause mortality by 4 percent, the authors write. The most intriguing finding of this study is that small amounts of commercial cocoa confectionary conve...
Weeds survive the wild better than natives
...rvival of many of Australia's native plants was at risk
because of weed infestation. "It is essential to understand what is occurring to our native plants so that strategies can be developed to protect them." Ms White's field research was undertaken in Lamington National Park, Queen Mary Falls and th...
Risk-taking in infertility treatment correlates with women's negative moods
...vour a multiple pregnancy, or prefer to accept the risk
rather than take the chance of not getting pregna...ual tendencies of some people to engage in greater risk
taking behaviour, said Dr Newton. We decided to see whether this was equally applicable in assiste...
'Sundried tide' -- silent, natural disaster
...he reefs are almost fully exposed, there is a real risk
of severe coral stress and death in the shallow re...un and weather patterns and ran an analysis of the risk
of corals being out of the water and exposed to the sun. During September 2005 Dr Anthony, Dr Ker...
Antibody linked to MS significantly higher in spinal fluid of blacks
...ch has shown that genetic factors contribute to MS risk
but are not the sole determining factor. Scientists believe MS is likely triggered by a bacterial or viral infection. The infection causes an abnormal response in the immune system that misdirects the body's defenses against myelin, a protective shea...
JCI Table of Contents -- July 2, 2007
... for evidence of TB infection. They found that the risk
of TB infection was inversely associated with the number of peripheral blood neutrophils in exposed individuals. The ability of whole blood that lacked neutrophils to restrict the growth of M. tuberculosis was impaired 3-fold. The authors went on to ...
Health Physics Society
...issued new recommendations for women with a higher risk
of developing breast cancer; specifically, it reco... industrial and research settings. Apart from the risk
to human health, there is concern that some radioactive sources could fall into terrorist hands and ...
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