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Study shows link between antibiotics and allergies, asthma

...ibiotics may affect the gastrointestinal tract and alter the development of a child's immune system. The increasing use of antibiotics in children from 1977 to the early 1990s led to what federal health officials called a public health crisis in antibiotic resistance. A national campaign commissioned by t...

Making tiny plastic particles to deliver lifesaving medicine

...or Denis Wirtz has focused on understanding how to alter the design of drug-carrying particles so that they can more efficiently cross the mucus lining in the lungs to reach their cell targets underneath. Reports on this work are expected appear shortly in the "Journal of Biology Chemistry," "Biotechnology...

Nanoneurosurgery, search for E-T life, bioscan technology and home holograms at frontiers of optics

...onds," or millionths of billionths of a second) to alter single biological structures. Using this technique, the researchers have demonstrated "cellular microsurgery" in living cells, by eliminating a single mitochondrion (the "power plant" of the cell) or cutting the strands of a cytoskeleton (which help...

'Shifty-eyed' monkeys offer window into brain's social reflexes

...in activity there. In future studies, they plan to alter or disrupt neurons or structures in the social-processing regions of the monkeys' brains, and explore whether the resulting behaviors mimic the symptoms of autism. Also, he said, the researchers can explore the environmental contribution to autism b...

Processing with flavonoids can mean tastier, heart healthy food

... By understanding how health-promoting flavonoids alter flavor generation, we can learn how to produce healthier foods that taste good too," Peterson says. Peterson's research was supported by start-up funds from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Penn State has filed a provisional patent a...

Finding of heart drug interaction suggests path to more effective treatment

... of beta-adrenergic and angiotensin receptors both alter the activity of the heart. Beta-adrenergic receptors respond to the hormone adrenaline, while angiotensin receptors respond to the hormone angiotensin. Dysfunction of both receptor systems is a hallmark of heart failure, a progressive disorder that a...

Amphetamine or cocaine exposure may limit brain changes that occur with life experiences

...nce of experience. "The ability of experiences to alter brain structure is thought to be one of the primar...exposure to complex or rewarding environments, can alter the ability of drugs to induce structural changes in the brain. If exposure to psychostimulant drug...

Yale expert warns children may lead shorter lives than their parents because of obesity

...d; use school cafeterias as learning laboratories; alter national programs such as Food Stamps, Head Start and the National School Lunch Program to help in the fight against obesity and poor diet, and work with celebrities and the major children's media companies like Nickelodeon and Disney to promote heal...

UCSF study finds no harm to HIV+ patients with short-term medical cannabis

... The study investigated whether cannabinoids would alter the levels of the virus either by changing the levels of the protease inhibitor medication or by a direct effect on the immune system. Fifty-eight percent of the participants entered the study with levels of HIV virus circulating in their blood below...

JCI table of contents, 1 August 2003

...ment by furthering our understanding of how NSAIDs alter Abeta42 production. While it is not going to be ea...ake, suggesting that endocannabinoids may directly alter appetite-regulating signaling pathways in the brain. They also demonstrate that the CB1 receptor is ...

FDA-approved drugs shown to lower Alzheimer diseaserelated protein levels in mice

...ment by furthering our understanding of how NSAIDs alter Abeta42 production. While it is not going to be easy, there remains much hope that the amyloid hypothesis of AD will be tested and that truly effective therapies for AD can be developed". TITLE: NSAIDs and enantiomers of flurbiprofen target gamma-sec...

The nature of the healing process using alternative means to conventional medical care

...ls? Does the dose make the poison? Can a botanical alter a patient's metabolism of a drug? The mechanism and clinical efficacy surrounding select botanicals will be presented by a clinician currently doing research on the immunological effects of botanicals in HIV infection. "We Are What We Eat:" New R...

Research suggests how steroids cause diabetes and hypertension; liver plays critical role

...activated by fatty acids and since glucocorticoids alter fatty acid processing, Bernal-Mizrachi and his colleagues hypothesized that the two may act together to produce the disease-causing side effects. They therefore compared mice lacking PPAR-alpha and LDLR (the receptor for low density lipoprotein, also...

Study gauges patient opinions in L.A. County

...ystem. Researchers examined whether patients would alter their care decisions because of recent consolidations in DHS clinics. According to respondents, almost two-thirds (64 percent) of adult patients will seek care at an alternate county clinic -- a strong sign of their interest in staying within the DHS...

School changes could help kids be more active, eat better

...year period. The changes included helping schools alter their approaches to physical education and giving students opportunities to increase physical activity before, during and after school. They also included working with schools to offer low-fat foods in school cafeterias and school stores and encourag...

Vaccine shortage study exposes nations 'patchwork' system

.... In September, 2001, the shortage led the CDC to alter its recommended vaccination schedule, prioritizing...policy change came too late to help many practices alter their Prevnar use, because many were already out of stock or nearly so. At the time of the survey in...

Further evidence that HRT does not protect against cardiovascular disease

...study provides insufficient evidence of benefit to alter current guidance against the use of HRT for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease." See also Commentary - 'Hormones for coronary disease-full circle'....

Rush begins use of magnetic guided navigation system

...'s electrical signals in order to modify behavior, alter the natural history of certain diseases or to deliver therapeutic agents to specific areas of the brain. Currently, neurosurgeons must enter the brain through a hole in the skull and manually push a rigid needle in a straight-line route through any ...

Genetic variant may impact smoking cessation

...bolism. "Brain concentrations of human CYP2B6 may alter local metabolism of nicotine. Such effects could contribute to neuroadaptations that alter the subjective effects of abstinence from smoking, thereby promoting relapse," said Lerman. The pre...

Keen ER identification could avert future strokes

... will focus on interventions with the potential to alter patient and physician behavior without requiring significant investments on emergency physician or nursing time an important consideration in the busy emergency department environment," Scott says. "Taking advantage of 'teachable moments' can poten...

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