Tag: "syndrome" at biology news
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...umonia (42 percent), influenza (10 percent), viral syndrome
(9 percent), septicemia (8 percent), bronchitis (7...visceral pain, sensory deficits, and restless legs syndrome
in addition to standard, recommended evaluations for uncommon serious diseases, such as tuberculosis...
New genetic tools provide clues to the effects of exercise and diet on obesity, diabetes
...(CVD) risk factors. With obesity and the metabolic syndrome
being increasingly recognized as emerging major pu...ral CVD risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome
and the importance of skeletal muscle in governing these changes." The researchers also includ...
Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC
...ogeria: Progeria, the Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome
(HGPS) (from the Greek for premature aging), is a ... Other "premature aging syndromes", such as Werner syndrome
(progeria of the adult) and Down syndrome, have provided valuable information regarding the phenomen...
Gene-altered mouse is model for rare autoimmune syndrome
...etherlands. According to Zhuang, while Sjgren's syndrome
is not well known, affecting up to 0.6 percent of ...ues did not set out to produce a mimic of Sjgren's syndrome
in their studies. Rather they were exploring the role of a regulatory protein, called Id3, that prev...
OHSU study: Bacterial switching mechanism key to survival
...s, strep throat, pneumonias, botulism, toxic shock syndrome
and anthrax. "What we did is solve the crystal structure of a protein-phosphoprotein-DNA complex," said Professor Richard Brennan, Ph.D., whose lab completed the work in collaboration with Assistant Professor Maria Schumacher, Ph.D., also at OHSU, an...
Mitochondrial mutation linked to blood pressure and cholesterol problems
...the possibility that all features of the metabolic syndrome
may be attributable to altered mitochondrial funct...s at Yale and research team leader. Metabolic syndrome
is an emerging problem in industrial societies and. epidemic in the United States. The symptoms incl...
Mouse study: 'Critical' Down syndrome region isn't
...egion long assumed to be a critical factor in Down syndrome
isn't nearly as important as once thought. Their ...esearchers can take a deep breath, accept that the syndrome
is complex, and move forward." Down syndrome
occurs when three -- instead of two -- copies of chromo...
UCSD biologists discover chemical important in guiding visual system development
...al defects characteristic of fetal anti-convulsant syndrome
could result from these drugs interfering with the spontaneous activity necessary for patterning the developing nervous system." A previous study by Feller and her colleagues showed that the pattern of neural activity is essential for the re...
Support for fragile X syndrome needed
...ays to bolster support for children with fragile X syndrome
(FXS). McGill University's Neuroscience Laboratory...What is so "fragile" about FXS children? Fragile X syndrome
is the world's most common form of hereditary mental retardation, with a prevalence of one in 3,500 ...
First human trial of bioartificial kidney shows promise for acute renal failure
...multiple organ failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome
and postoperative complications. Each patient received up to 24 hours of treatment with the renal tubule assist device. Several patients were taken off the treatment earlier because of reactions such as hypoglycemia or low platelet counts, or because...
Young adults who maintain their weight have lower risk factor levels for heart disease
...t disease and are less likely to develop metabolic syndrome
in middle age than those whose weight increases, a...eting of the American Heart Association. Metabolic syndrome
is a clustering of risk factors that increases a person's risk of heart disease. After 15 years, on...
Pediatric cardiology researchers describe findings in neurologic outcomes, heart devices
...comes following surgery if they also had a genetic syndrome
or a particular variant of a gene. Children with tetralogy of Fallot are born with multiple abnormal heart structures. Even with the heart defect, children without genetic syndromes tended to have normal neurodevelopmental scores one year after surge...
Study links polycystic ovary syndrome with early vascular changes of heart disease
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 9 Polycystic ovary syndrome
(PCOS), a disorder characterized by metabolic and ...correlation between PCOS, metabolic cardiovascular syndrome
and initial evidence of calcium deposits that signal blood vessel disease," said Evelyn Talbott, Dr....
New Royal Society journal studies
...s The global epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS) in 2003 demonstrated the need to determine control strategies for new and emerging infections, but the design of these strategies is hampered by the obvious lack of data. A new model, based on work first published in 1927 is described. The mod...
UCSD researchers find effective treatment for unusual fever syndrom caused by cold exposure
... a condition called familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome
(FCAS), in which individuals are afflicted by rash, fever, joint pain and flu-like symptoms after exposure to cold conditions as mild as an air-conditioned room or fall breeze. The disorder became a hot protocol for research labs in 2001 after inves...
JCI table of contents, November 15 2004
...skin, in pemphigus and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
(SSSS). Surprisingly, and in contrast to earlier work suggesting a role for Dsg4 in pemphigus, the authors found that although autoantobodies that recognize Dsg4 are present in the sera of pemphigus patients, these antibodies cross-react with Dsg...
Study identifies molecular complex vital to creation of miRNAs
...A containing multiple genes is missing in DiGeorge syndrome
patients, and many are born with heart defects, im... DiGeorge syndrome. He also aims to study DiGeorge syndrome
patients to see whether they exhibit the excessive accumulations of primary RNA that might be expect...
Novel biotoxin being studied for use in opioid withdrawal
...endence is generally characterized by a withdrawal syndrome
that occurs when the drug is abruptly discontinued. Managing withdrawal is essential in enabling people to begin treatment programs to end their opioid dependence. The traditional medical management of opioid withdrawal involves substituting long-act...
Down Syndrome protein reduces tumor growth
...t has long been recognized that patients with Down syndrome
have reduced risk for developing solid tumors and ...ventually be used for therapeutic gain in non-Down syndrome
patients. "The development of methods to overexpress DSCR-1 in the endothelium would provide a novel...
JCI table of contents, December 1 2004
...he host immune response on itself in Guillain-Barr syndrome
Guillain Barr syndrome
(GBS) is a rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous sy...
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