Tag: "biochemically" at medical news
Exposure to carcinogens not proportionally decreased by reduction in smoking
...so measured the level of the compound anatabine to biochemically
verify the patients' self reports of cigarette consumption. Patients were offered nicotine replacement therapy to assist their smoking reduction efforts. Overall, there was a reduction in NNAL and NNAL-Gluc levels at nearly all of the intervals as th...
Physicians offer new solution for blood transfusions
... stop. Instead of a blood transfusion, they used a biochemically
manufactured solution that contains hemoglobin but does not contain red blood cells. The solution has been used in adults but never for a child in this kind of situation, Kavanagh says. While more study needs to be done with pediatric patients, Kavan...
Platelet molecule regulates blood coagulation, study finds
...ggers catalysis and makes sure that prothrombinase biochemically
"cuts" prothrombin properly, thereby allowing conversion to an effective thrombin molecule, not a dead-end bi-product. In addition, Lentz and co-authors Drs. Rinku Majumder, Gabriel Weinreb and Xin Zhai suggest that platelet membrane PS can be thoug...
Researchers gain insight into function of memory enhancing drugs
...lar and Molecular Neurophysiology, the researchers biochemically
isolated one part of the glutamate receptor and determined its structure at the atomic level. They then designed altered, or mutant, receptors and determined their atomic structures as well. By observing how the drugs interacted with both mutant an...
Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish helping Jefferson scientists uncover cholesterol genes
...n enzyme in the intestine, enabling them to watch, biochemically
speaking, digestion in transparent zebrafish embry...cessing."We believe that we are the first to use a biochemically
based genetic screen like this," he says. To Farber, the zebrafish is the ultimate genetic model and...
Nerve Cells Live Long And Talkative Lives In Sculpted Colonies On Silicon Chips
... might serve aschemical sensors for large complex, biochemically
active substances, or evenspecific microorganisms. But the most exciting prospects revolve around the possibility of actuallyinterfacing a chip with living brain cells. Berger and collaborators from the School of Engineering have developed specialchi...
Treatment For Cancer May No Longer Be As Grim As The Disease
... have serious side effects. The livercontains many biochemically
active substances that leak into the body from thedead cells. As a result, patients may become feverish or nauseous. "They feellike they have the flu," says McGahan. And if the treatment damages nerves nearthe liver's surface, patients may feel chest...
Early Menopause Stress Related In Developing Countries
... weight and stress. "Menopause is characterized biochemically
by high levels of two hormones, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and low levels of estrogen," says Holman. "Amenorrhea is characterized by low levels of LH and FSH but may have normal levels of estrogen." Holman i...