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New research identifies anti-viral protein that may predict who might be at risk to develop lupus

...haracteristic of patients with SLE, who are mainly women in their childbearing years, was an abnormally high blood level of interferon-alpha. However, they didnt know if the high interferon levels were the cause of the disease or just an associated side-effect. A role for interferon-alpha in lupus has b...

Prenatal stress keeps infants, toddlers up at night, study says

...f Parents and Children (ALSPAC), assessed pregnant women living in Avon, England, who were due to give birth in a 21-month window. More than 14,000 women an estimated 85 to 90 percent of those eligible responded to questionnaires that gauged how depres...

U-M researchers identify gene involved in breast cancer

...ot know whether this is a genetic defect that puts women at higher risk. For treatment, this gene could be quite important, but for diagnosis, its too early to tell, says study author Yang Liu, Ph.D., deNancrede Professor of Surgery at the U-M Medical School and co-director of the cancer immunology program...

Females more prone to brain damage from alcohol abuse

...land Veterans Affairs Medical Center suggests that women are more prone to brain damage from alcohol abuse than men. The study led by Kristine Wiren, Ph.D., associate professor of behavioral neuroscience and medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, and research biologist, PVAMC Research Service, found that fem...

Additional mammogram readers improve breast cancer detection

...ncreased 6.8% (from 5.27 to 5.63 cancers per 1,000 women screened) when the mammograms were read by two technologists and two radiologists. And adding two technologists only slightly increased the number of false positives, compared with readings by a pair of radiologists alone. Our results indicate tha...

Other highlights in the July 24 JNCI

...rapy use, according to a study of a large group of women enrolled in a single health plan,. Breast cancer...in the health plan between 1980 and 2006. Among women 45 years and older, breast cancer incidence rose 25% from the early 1980s to the early 1990s and con...

Breast cancer and hormone therapy -- A looking-glass mirror?

... to the Kaiser Permanente registry[1], the rate of women aged 4559 undergoing screening mammography in 2002...reast examinations may ease, and the likelihood of women coming to be examined may decrease in a population that uses HT less frequently, which could lead to...

New model for autism suggests women carry the disorder and explains age as a risk factor

...re transmitted to offspring at conception. Men and women are equally as likely to acquire a spontaneous mut...t autism is three times more likely in men, making women the more likely carriers of new mutations. The fact that germ-line mutations increase with age place...

Eat fish -- especially if you drink high levels of alcohol

...ing men," said Salem. "We really couldnt evaluate women who binge drink two or more times per week due to the low numbers in this population, although it is quite possible that we would obtain similar findings. The changes we found indicate that those who drink alcohol make food selections in such a way ...

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

... were twice as likely to be physically inactive as women in the general population. Its important to remember that these patients are not couch potatoes or lazy, said Dr. Oeffinger. Our findings suggest that CRT has fundamentally altered something in the central nervous system thats leading to a decreas...

1 in 4 NYC adults has elevated blood mercury levels

...or pregnant and breastfeeding women. Among women 20-49 years old in New York City, the average bloo...ams per liter), three times that of similarly-aged women nationally (0.83 g/L). Approximately one quarter of New York City women in this age group have a...

Awards celebrating women and biotech brilliance

...tant to acknowledge the achievements ofQueenslands women in technology through the presentation of scholars...f the leading technology industry associations for women in Australia and these awards are just anexample of how they continue to promote the industry and th...

Obesity found to be a risk factor for multiple myeloma

...nounced among overweight or obese women, yet those women also had an increased risk. The study also loo...ct of exercise on risk, although the results among women suggested that those who exercise more might have a lower risk. We cannot say with certainty that e...

Study finds hereditary link to premenstrual depression

...psychiatric condition affects roughly 8 percent of women in their childbearing years. It's characterized by... find gene differences that might explain why some women have these mood disorders and others don't," said Dr. David R. Rubinow, the study's senior author an...

Implanon, Norplant and Jadelle are all effective contraceptives -- but side effects vary

...a after two years use were significantly higher in women using Implanon than Norplant. Implanon was also qu...acceptability of a contraceptive is to see whether women are able to use them over a long period of time, there are indications of good tolerability in that ...

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

...cy and many gradually lose it afterwards, but some women find it difficult to lose this additional weight. ...ctor that contributes to obesity among women. Many women are keen to find ways of returning to, and maintaining, pre-pregnant weights, and there is plenty of...

Accident-prone? Scientists link brain function to knee injuries

...kely even greater on women's sports teams. Young women are actually at the highest risk for these injuries, particularly in soccer and basketball, Swanik said....

Scientists take next step in understanding potential target for ovarian cancer treatment

...n in 42 percent of tumor tissue samples taken from women with ovarian cancer. No similar alterations were found in normal human tissues, suggesting that the km23 alterations may be a possible diagnostic indicator for development of ovarian cancer and that the km23 protein itself may be a possible target...

Adding folic acid to flour significantly reduces congenital malformations

...medical authorities were already recommending that women in their child-bearing years consume vitamin suppl... four weeks of pregnancy, which is before a lot of women even know theyre pregnant. Since half of Canadian pregnancies are unplanned and the human body cant ...

High blood pressure medication strategy proves effective in Hispanic women

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Hispanic women with hypertension and coronary artery disease resp...ommonly prescribed medication strategies, Hispanic women achieved greater blood pressure control and were half as likely as white women to suffer adverse out...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... Alt will be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award for ... his pioneering research exploring the mechanisms of genomic instability ... cells. Alt is the second alumnus to win the ... Prize in 2003. , Alt is the Charles A. ... Harvard Medical School and an investigator at the Howard ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... 2014)—It,s been millions of years since T. rex ... by Ohio University scientists is breathing life back into ... dinosaur snouts. The research has important implications for how ... to enhance the sense of smell and cool their ... Ohio University doctoral student Jason Bourke, lead author of ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... 2014 – High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in ... type of irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat ... the AFFORD trial led by the Montreal Heart Institute were ... Cardiology on October 7th. , For the trial, 337 ... randomly assigned to 4 grams of fish oil a day ...
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