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Milk Extract May Heal Wounds And Smooth Wrinkles
...patra might have been right all along -some of the chemicals
found in milk could be very good for your skin. Th... the whey. Growth factors are naturally occurring chemicals
which promote cell growthand skin repair, he says. The purified whey powder also contains other subs...
New Approach To Multidrug Resistance
...to work. Therapies for cancer treatment often use chemicals
that impair the geneticmachinery of cells. In previous studies, the Dartmouth researchers found thatrelatively low doses of these DNA-damaging drugs affect genes selectively. Genesactive in day-to-day housekeeping -- for example, those involved in ce...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...xtensions called axons that transport messenger chemicals
like serotonin and form synapses -- connections with other neurons. Fenfluramines damage serotonin-secreting neurons by pruning these axons, which do not grow back in monkeys, although studies show that they do in rodents. And since human brains a...
Cancer Protection Compound Abundant In Broccoli Sprouts
... highlyreactive, dangerous forms of cancer-causing chemicals
before they can damage DNAandpromote cancer. Sulforaphane "is a very potent promoter of Phase 2 enzymes," says JedFahey, plantphysiologist and manager of the Brassica Chemoprotection Laboratory at Hopkins,and broccoli contains unusually high l...
Rats Receiving Ginkgo Biloba Learn Quicker, Live 20 Percent Longer Than Controls, UB Study Finds
...nce in the form of EGb 761 -- a complex mixture of chemicals
obtained from ginkgo leaves -- to treat age-relate...is mix of perhaps 200 chemicals, which chemical or chemicals
are producing these pharmacologic effects." This study was supported in part by Dr. Willmar Sch...
Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs
...ct the body from poisoningby recognizing groups of chemicals
and pumping them out of cells as soon as theyenter. Their research is the subject of an article and accompanying editorialin the January 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, published bythe American Society for Clinical Investig...
Chemist Turns To Self-Assembly To Create New Drugs
...hfor potent new drugs by systematically pairing up chemicals
intest tubes, meaning days and days of repetitive ...o find a niche in the productionof next-generation chemicals
other than drugs. "Basically all oneneeds to do is develop a group of molecules that can self-assemb...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...anges. Smoking releases a cascade of brain chemicals
associated with survival-enhancing behaviors such as eating and sex. UF physicians have studied the effects of two new medications for smoking: buproprion and naltrexone. Both act on the area of the brain that rewards survival-enhancing behaviors. UF...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...ational Institute of Medical Sciences to study how chemicals
in plants affect heart function in fruit flies in order to examine how such chemicals
might affect cardiac function in humans. Original UB investment: $20,000 Orville T. Beachley, Jr., P...
Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow
...s to developcancer-fighting drugs and other useful chemicals
as well as for his service inmaking the science more accessible to the public. The gold medal will bepresented to him at the Washington-based Society's national meeting next spring. "I think it's nice to aim to understand the chemistry of lif...
Identification Of Brain Areas Could Help Eliminate Side Effects Of Pain Medication
...ic cells in the brain where we know brain-produced chemicals
have been altered because of the pain medication administered," explains Lydic. Other common side effects from pain medications can include respiratory depression, itching, constipation, urinary retention and addiction. The Penn State researche...
Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance
...ein protecting the body from natural and synthetic chemicals
in the environment,"says Reithmeier. "Our study illustrates this concept beautifully." InvestigatorsCharuk and Reithmeier received financial support from the Kidney Foundation ofCanada and the Medical Research Council of Canada....
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...once believeda desirable alternative, because such chemicals
as carbon monoxide and hydrogencyanide in cigarette smoke can cause major damage, said Slotkin. However,because nicotine has now been clearly implicated as a key cause of fetal braindamage, Slotkin advocates that the patch's use be carefully circumsc...
Over 6,000 Technical Presentations Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Boston, August 23 - 27
...cal sensitivity Fate of turf grass chemicals
and pest management International symposium on natural toxins Recycling and reprocessing of used motor oils International symposium on biorelated polymers Polymers in museums ...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...perfected and patented a process that uses several chemicals
to cleverlytransform this rapidly dividing cell line into fully differentiated,non-dividing neurons (LBS-Neurons) that can safely be used clinical use. Inextensive preclinical testing, transplants of LBS-Neurons reversed cognitive andmotor deficits ...
"Happy Hour" Is Unhappy For Many Cardiac Arrest Victims
... The explanation for the morning peak may be that chemicals
that stimulate theheart are at higher levels in the morning than afternoon. But different factorsmay be at play in causing the afternoon peak. Over a 23-year period, scientists researched 5,248 adults who had cardiacarrests not caused by drug overdo...
"Green Chemistry" Cleans Up Environment And Renders Synthetic Drugs
... that occurs naturally in soil to transformharmful chemicals
like benzene, found in oil and oil products, into ... "We can transform environmentally unfriendly chemicals
into somethingfriendly and useful," said David Gonzalez, a chemistry research assistantat UF. ...
Tiny Pellets Could Deliver Alzheimer's Drugs
...factor (NGF), a well-studied member of a family of chemicals
called neurotrophins that are essential for the survival of the nervous system. About two decades ago Alzheimer's patients were found to have a pronounced loss of nerve cells in the forebrain. These cells, it was discovered, could be regenerated wit...
Beyond Pharmaceuticals: Business And Academic Leaders Forecast The Future Of "Combinatorial Chemistry"
... speeding the search fornovel catalysts, specialty chemicals
and a wide range of new materials. Someday, combin...spitethe lack of initial clues as to what types of chemicals
would do the job. Not only have combinatorial methods yielded powerful catalysts for polymerproducti...
New Theory May Explain Ritalin Action In Hyperactivity
... Both dopamine andserotonin are neurotransmitters, chemicals
which are launched by neurons, orbrain nerve cells... and that restoring a balancebetween the two brain chemicals
is the key to controlling hyperactive behavior. "We've always thought of ADHD as a function...
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