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Deprived bacteria grow up meaner
...dings are particularly relevant to help assess the risk
of Listeria in food, especially the highly processed foods with long shelf lives that are popular breeding grounds for Listeria....
University of Pittsburgh researchers culture blood-forming stem cells from human fat tissue
... cells for bone marrow reconstitution carries some risk
that these cells are contaminated with the patients own tumor cells. Since it has been shown in some cases that tumor cells contaminating bone marrow grafts are the source of recurrent malignancies after autologous transplantation, this might be a wa...
JCI table of contents: June 14, 2007
...rogesterone supplementation and a reduction in the risk
of recurrent miscarriages and endometriosis in progesterone-deficient women, these findings have clinical implications for a genetically diverse population of women. TITLE: FKBP52 deficiency-conferred uterine progesterone resistance is genetic back...
A possible mechanistic link between stress and the development of Alzheimer tangles
...logical Studies. While aging is still the greatest risk
factor for Alzheimers disease, a number of studies have pointed to stress as a contributing factor. A long-term study of about 800 members of religious orders had found that the people who were most prone to stress were twice as likely to develop A...
Screening approach leads to discovery of gene linked to breast cancer
...not inherited in a mutated form that increases the risk
of developing breast cancer at an early age. Rather, the mutation arises during a woman's life, causing an overproduction of the IKBKE protein. That, in turn, spurs cell growth and proliferation. The mutation is found in 30-40 percent of all breast c...
Can a Mediterranean diet help prevent colon cancer?
...study to look at whether diet can impact a persons risk
of developing colon cancer. Specifically, the rese...ave on health, especially in terms of reducing the risk
of colon cancer, says Zora Djuric, Ph.D., research professor of family medicine at the U-M Medical S...
Study suggests other causes for childhood brain aneurysms
...nts whose aneurysms developed spontaneously had no risk
factors for vascular disease, which in adults include smoking and high blood pressure. This is very significant because it provides insight into the mechanisms of aneurysm formation, says Abruzzo, an assistant professor of radiology, neurosurgery ...
5.9 million award gives UK aging research a new lease on life
...geing biology is growing within the UK, there is a risk
that in the main this work will take place elsewhere, such as the US," she says. "That is why the Wellcome Trust award is crucial, to enable us to strengthen our research and infrastructure to keep pace with the development of this field. It is both ...
Slow wave activity during sleep is lower in African-Americans than Caucasians
...ed to their reported poor sleep quality and higher risk
for insulin resistance." The amount of sleep a p... with serious health problems such as an increased risk
of depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. ...
Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan
...hose of the famous Serengeti migrations. We cannot risk
losing this amazing natural resource now, said Fay. The Wildlife Conservation Society is calling for the creation of a Sudano-Sahel Initiative, based on the model of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, to foster wise natural resource management in a...
Lung and bladder cancer deaths continue decades after arsenic exposure
...cer, but researchers dont yet know how long cancer risk
remains elevated after arsenic exposure. The drinking water in a region of northern Chile became contaminated with very high amounts of arsenic beginning in 1958. In the 1970s, construction of water treatment plants in the region led to a decline in ...
Other highlights in JNCI, June 12
...non-Hodgkin lymphoma. AIDS patients are at high risk
for Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cerv... illustrate the variable impact of immunity on the risk
of AIDS-associated cancers with the range of CD4 counts in persons with AIDS, the authors write. ...
Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported
...pecific antibodies that in turn increase a persons risk
for this crippling disease. On Monday at the F...tified a gene called PTPN2 that confers a two-fold risk
for rheumatoid arthritis and a number of other autoimmune diseases. The Feinstein now holds the larg...
'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness
...is found to carry a mutation in the LCA5 gene, the risk
of blindness in their children and grandchildren is still virtually zero as long as the other parent does not carry it," says Professor Inglehearn. "The odds of two parents both carrying the same or different mutations in the LCA5 gene is very low, b...
Sleep deprivation affects airport baggage screeners' ability to detect rare targets
... with serious health problems such as an increased risk
of depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Experts recommend that adults get between seven and eight hours of sleep each night to maintain good health and optimum performance. Persons who think they might be suffering from a sl...
Salvage logging, replanting increased biscuit fire severity
...ng conifer seedlings does not appear to lessen the risk
of severe fires in the first 10-20 years, Thompson...me. Dead woody fuel . . . is only part of the fire risk
story, and it may not be the most important after a few years, the study noted. By contrast, natur...
Researchers shed light on shrinking of chromosomes
...advance our understanding of cell division and the risk
factors that lead to defects in chromosome separation and their dramatic consequences....
Identification of genetic risk factor for coeliac disease promises improved treatment
...flammatory conditions has identified a new genetic risk
factor for coeliac disease. The findings, publish...ation are critical. We expect to find more disease risk
factors from further in-depth analysis of the genome wide data. Sarah Sleet, Chief Executive of C...
Boosting key milk nutrients may protect against cancer
...g intake of calcium and vitamin D could reduce the risk
for cancer in women by at least 60 percent, accord...g) or 3) a placebo. The researchers found that the risk
of developing cancer was 60 percent lower for those who took calcium and vitamin D and 47 percent lo...
University of Manchester researchers reveal clues to new genes behind rheumatoid arthritis
...etter how disease occurs, which people are most at risk
and, in time, to produce more effective, more personalised treatments." The 9 million WTCCC has been one of the UK's largest and most successful academic collaborations to date, involving 50 leading research groups and over 200 scientists in the fi...
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