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Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach

...temperatures, the spinach lost its nutrients at an accelerated rate. At 50 degrees it took six days for the spinach to lose 47 percent of its folate and at 68 degrees it took four days. The same holds true for carotenoid loss. As temperatures were increased, the loss of nutrients also occurred at a faster rate...

Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at increased risk for bone fractures

...y among postmenopausal breast cancer survivors and accelerated bone loss after chemotherapy for breast cancer suggesting an increased risk for fractures among breast cancer survivors, according to background information in the article. Previous studies on the risk of fractures have been inconsistent. Zhao Chen, ...

Decreased levels of 'good' cholesterol in children with Progeria may cause premature heart disease

...netic condition characterized by the appearance of accelerated aging in children, and affects about one in 4-8 mi... with Progeria begin to display characteristics of accelerated aging at around 18-24 months of age. Indicators of the disease include growth failure, loss of body...

Curious female rats survive tumors longer

...ction may be associated with disease resilience or accelerated aging," says the Penn State researcher....

Lack of specific collagen type leads to osteoarthritis

... "wear-and-tear" form of the disease at a greatly accelerated rate. The results of their experiments with mice p...perties of the PCM. While the mechanism behind the accelerated development of osteoarthritis is not yet clear, it suggests that the lack of type VI collagen negati...

Study finds new designer drug is potent treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia

...in the most challenging setting: Gleevec resistant accelerated and blast crisis CML patients. "We're very encouraged by the results so far," remarks Griffin, who is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "This is an elegant example of how rational drug design developing drugs based on a molecul...

Immediate access to antibiotics stems spread of sexually transmitted diseases

... to standard practice. In the study, treatment was accelerated by providing packets of antibiotics or mailing medication directly to partners from the pharmacy, without first requiring examination of the partner by a physician. This "expedited treatment" resulted in 68 percent fewer re-infections with gonorrhea...

Women successfully treated to prevent preterm labor at low risk for recurrent episode

...esium. The goal of steroid treatment is to promote accelerated development of the baby's lungs and other body systems. In order for the steroid to be delivered and absorbed into the baby's system, the repeat magnesium treatment to inhibit uterine contractions would need to delay labor for at least 24 to 48 hours...

US FDA grants full approval to DOXIL(R) following submission of phase III data

... Ortho Biotech Products, L.P., originally received accelerated approval for refractory ovarian cancer in June 199...from a randomized Phase III clinical study. Under accelerated approval, DOXIL was indicated for the treatment of metastatic ovarian cancer in patients with diseas...

Study proves catheter ablation safe for patients

... a patient's cardiac nerves, possibly resulting in accelerated heart rates following the procedure. This research, supported in part by the National Institute of Health and led by Steven M. Markowitz at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center assessed the function of cardiac nerves in patients undergoing ...

Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego funds commercialization of lung, shock, other devices

...al blood samples from the femoral vein needs to be accelerated and replaced by a continuous plasma filtration process. With the von Liebig Center funding, the researchers will conduct studies they hope will help establish the feasibility of a filtration technology to remove inflammatory mediators from plasma. S...

New study in NEJM suggests levodopa may slow progression of Parkinson's disease

...o) and the end of the study (week 42). If levodopa accelerated disease progression, then those treated with levod... results suggest that levodopa could possibly have accelerated the loss of dopamine neurons. These findings also raise the question as to whether levodopa treatmen...

Novel drugs help solve Gleevec resistance

...ogenetic responses. Of six patients with advanced accelerated phase of the disease, three had a hematologic response: two were complete, and one patient showed no remaining evidence of leukemia. One patient demonstrated resistance to BMS-354825, Talpaz reports. Side effects, which included reduced red and white...

Combination treatment helps thyroid cancer patients live longer

...ssive strategy combining surgery, chemotherapy and accelerated radiation therapy can improve survival for patients with this type of cancer. In the study, researchers treated 30 patients with an average age of 59 from 1990 to 2000. The cancer had spread in 26 of the patients to other areas, such as their trachea...

Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting

...aser wakefield machines, electrons in a plasma are accelerated when they ride the wake of an intense laser pulse, much like dolphins riding the wake of a ship on the ocean. Typically, the laser pulses in such machines spread out as they pass through a plasma, leading to diffuse beams with few energetic electrons...

Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting

...aser wakefield machines, electrons in a plasma are accelerated when they ride the wake of an intense laser pulse, much like dolphins riding the wake of a ship on the ocean. Typically, the laser pulses in such machines spread out as they pass through a plasma, leading to diffuse beams with few energetic electrons...

PITT, OHSU: When early life stress occurs determines its impact later

...neurons in this region takes place at an extremely accelerated rate during the first few months of life. In addition, important changes in brain chemistry are taking place during this period. Rapid changes in brain structure and function make the person or animal more susceptible to environmental impacts at thes...

Scientists reveal significant behavioral impacts of early life stress, study therapies

...neurons in this region takes place at an extremely accelerated rate during the first few months of life. In addition, important changes in brain chemistry are taking place during this period. Rapid changes in brain structure and function make the person or animal more susceptible to environmental impacts at thes...

Accelerated heartbeart mystery: Is odd electrical wave the key?

...l waves called multiarm spirals may be causing the accelerated heartbeats. Their article appeared this week in th...en the condition called ventricular tachycardia is accelerated to the point where it becomes indistinguishable from ventricular fibrillation, the patient must now ...

Widely used breast cancer drug not linked to stroke

... their blood vessels-or if the chemotherapy itself accelerated atherosclerotic disease," says study senior author Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., professor of preventive medicine and AFLAC Chair in Cancer Research at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. "In absolute terms, the risk ...

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