Tag: "acids" at medical news
Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes
... Dentistry. "Whereas the bacteria L.casei secretes acids
that maintain the vaginal pH level below 4.5. This pH level has a protective effect and prevents the overgrowth of more bacteria, including those associated with bacterial vaginosis (a condition associated with preterm labor and deliver)." "What's ...
...r. Shipley. "Erosion can also be caused by stomach acids
introduced into the mouth through vomiting and aci... acid Fruit and fruit products - Citric and malic acids
Fermented products (yogurt) - Lactic acid Grapes and wines - Tartaric acid After eating or drink...
Energy and sports drinks attack enamel
...t drinks contain one or more food additives. These acids
cause the tooth enamel to breakdown. Phosphoric a...ic acid are the most common but malic and tartaric acids
are sometimes present. Drinking the beverages does not automatically mean a mouth full of cavities. ...
Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy
...s, including signaling and differentiation. Sialic acids
are particularly abundant on the surfaces of brain...ynthetic, star-shaped polymers with surface sialic acids
to mimic the molecules found on brain cell surfaces. Using a human neuron-derived cell line, the res...
Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women
...m as a result of a reaction between specific amino acids
and sugars found in foods when heated to high temperatures. It's found in foods such as potato chips, French fries, cereals, breads, biscuits, coffee and meatballs, among others. The researchers found that the amount of acrylamide eaten in the diet d...
Jefferson scientists uncover potential trigger of diabetic kidney disease
...ed, more and more of these proteins and free fatty acids
go through the urine and hit these tubular cells. ...D36 in cell culture, these proteins and free fatty acids
don't cause apoptosis." Next, the researchers would like to develop a mouse model that overexpresses...
Component of green tea protects injured livers in mice
...Researchers developed a technique to measure fatty acids
and found that levels of palmitic and linoleic acid, two fatty acids
that are present in large amounts in fatty livers, decreased significantly in EGCG treated mice. Fur...
Johns Hopkins scientists receive presidential medals
...gases nitric oxide and carbon monoxide and D-amino acids
such as D-serine, has radically reshaped concepts of neurotransmission. "This honor recognizes Sol as a pioneer in brain sciences research and celebrates his many creative, novel experimental approaches and numerous ground-breaking discoveries," said...
Controversial Atkins Diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy
...ry stages, is a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids
(PUFA). This may be another option to control seizures. A diet enriched in PUFA has shown to help in brain development and decreases the excitability of nerve cells that can induce seizures. Additionally, a diet high in PUFA may help against the de...
New non-hormonal hot flash treatment set for clinical trial
...icine of the National Institutes of Health. Amino acids
are the molecules that combine to make proteins, the body's building blocks. Many amino acids
are acquired through the diet. The UB researchers theorize that doses higher than can be achieved i...
Conference to examine effects of dietary supplements in patients taking blood thinning medications
...g Quai have anti-coagulant effects; Omega 3-fatty acids
in fish oil, ajoene in garlic, ginger, Ginkgo, and vitamin E have anti-platelet properties; Fucus and Danshen can have a heparin-like blood thinning effect; St. John's Wort and American Ginseng alter drug metabolism; and Other supplements, such as...
Youki spray curbs spread of superbug MRSA
... creating an invisible web across the wound. Amino acids
and proteins that mimic those made by blood, rapidly speed up the cell growth to fill any holes. It basically speeds and assists the scabbing process. The spray is called Youki "we wanted people to be able to remember the name," says Jolly. Youki is ...
Choosing the kind of fat to avoid obesity
...id (EPA) one of the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
- on leptin, a gene involved in regulating body weight. "It was observed that EPA was capable of stimulating the secretion of leptin in primary cell cultures of fat from rats ", explained Ms Prez. This stimulating effect, in her view, is of great in...
An apple a day could protect against brain-cell damage
...aboratory tests. Phytonutrients, such as phenolic acids
and flavanoids, protect the apple against bacteria, viruses and fungi and provide the fruit's anti-oxidant and anti-cancer benefits. Quercetin is a major flavanoid in apples. Antioxidants help prevent cancer by mopping up cell-damaging free radicals ...
Chemoprevention backgrounder: Working for a future of cancer chemoprevention
...ssion of breast precancer to malignancy." Retinoic acids
also are being tested as a breast cancer chemopreventive. Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Therapeutics, is examining the effects of retinoic acid and birth control pills on breast and ovarian tissue in ...
Uncoupling proteins in human heart
...would be to simultaneously lower plasma free fatty acids
and provide an alternative energy source." An acco...ing, the links between increased plasma free fatty acids
and the content of uncoupling proteins do not prove a causative role for the uncoupling proteins, no...
Abdominal fat decreases, insulin action improves when elderly take hormone
...ins directly to the liver," Villareal says. "Fatty acids
from visceral fat get deposited in the liver and other organs and then mediate the decrease in insulin action that leads to an increased risk for diabetes." A larger study on the effects of one year of DHEA replacement is in progress, and Villareal a...
Protection from sudden cardiac death in women may be linked with a diet rich in alpha-linolenic acid
...said some data suggest that certain types of fatty acids
may help protect people from dying from heart dise...rbances (arrhythmias). This association with fatty acids
and arrhythmias was found in the Nurse's Health Study which asked participants what they ate."A clin...
Good fats decrease multiple heart disease risk factors
...healthy diet, you need different unsaturated fatty acids
that come from a variety of vegetable sources. Walnuts are a good source of two essential unsaturated fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid. They are a source of dietary fiber and a small amount of plant protein and other important vi...
Novel drug-antidote strategy provides greater control of drug action
... factor IXa. Aptamers are single-stranded nucleic acids
(RNA or DNA) that bind to specific protein targets with high affinity and specificity. The first drug from this new class of therapeutics, Eyetech's Macugen, recently demonstrated high efficacy for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration i...
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