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Alzheimer's drug improves pilots' performance on tests

St. Paul, MN A drug that boosts memory for Alzheimer's patients may also augment the performance of airplane pilots, according to a study published in the July 9 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study involved 18 pilots with an a...

Drug targets brain circuits that drive appetite and body weight

...ter that relays nerve impulses and curbs appetite, boosts this effect. Using a dose of d-FEN that reduced feeding behavior, they correlated anorexic effects with activity patterns in a network of neurons in the brain. Researchers targeted the arcuate nucleus (ARC) region of the hypothalamus, where pro-opio...

UCLA Study shows how early diagnosis of Alzheimers helps patients

...ging for the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center. "PET boosts the number of Alzheimer's cases that are detected early and can substantially reduce the number of elderly patients falsely diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease," he said. Silverman and his colleagues modeled the value of two diagnostic strategies for ...

Mayo Clinic study: Alternative to chemotherapy effective for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma

...ely decreases the blood supply to cancers. It also boosts the immune system to better fight cancer. Dexamethasone is a steroid medication that has been used for decades as the cornerstone of myeloma therapy....

Study shows long-term stress appears to damage caregivers immune systems

...es strong new evidence that such continuing stress boosts the risk of age-related diseases by prematurely aging caregivers' immune systems. Levels of a damaging compound known as a proinflammatory cytokine not only increased considerably faster among those taking care of ailing spouses but also continued to...

Fast-acting ebola vaccine protects monkeys

...ontaining key genes from the microbe substantially boosts the immune response. The VRC scientists found that the boost alone produces a quicker but weaker immune response as compared with the prime-boost strategy. Knowing that time is critical when fighting Ebola, the scientists decided to test whether the ...

FGF-2 to the rescue following traumatic brain injury

...hors also demonstrate that administration of FGF-2 boosts the production of new brain cells and protects existing neurons from degeneration following injury. The study suggests that FGF-2 supplementation may improve the outcome of individuals who suffer TBI following motor vehicle accidents or other brain i...

Bone cells help call the shots for the blood's stem cells within

...ithin. While it was known that parathyroid hormone boosts the numbers of osteoblasts, the scientists pinpoin.... The team found that parathyroid hormone not only boosts the number of osteoblasts but also the amount of Jagged-1 on those cells, making them more likely to...

One in eight N.C. schoolchildren display three or more heart risks

..., elevated insulin and excess weight. The syndrome boosts the risk of diabetes as well as heart disease. "These were regular, normal kids, but we found risk factors that are clear danger signs for the future," Harrell said. "If nothing is done, many of these children could develop type 2 diabetes and heart...

A heart-strengthening pace: brisk but comfortable

... participate in moderate-to-vigorous exercise that boosts the heart rate to more than 55 percent of its maximum. "A large segment of the population still believes exercise must be vigorous, demanding or involve more complicated activities than walking to adequately raise one's heart rate. This perception ...

News tips for Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003

...act #3051 (poster) Cardiac "regeneration" therapy boosts blood flow in ischemia. Japanese researchers report they've been able to improve blood flow to the diseased heart muscle of a small group of patients with blood vessel blockages that cause chest pain (intractable ischemia) using granulocyte colony-...

Caloric sweetener use grows worldwide; soft drinks are chief culprit, study shows

...s believe contribute to unhealthy obesity. Obesity boosts the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other illnesses. A report on the study appears in the November issue of Obesity Research, a professional journal published by the North American Association for the Study of Obesity. Authors are...

New drug combination might be more effective pain reliever

The nutritional supplement, glucosamine, boosts the pain relieving power of ibuprofen, according to a new study by Temple University researchers in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (JPET). This new drug combination could one day allow patients to take a lower dose and get ...

A little stress may go a long way toward boosting skin's immunity

...er serious problems," Dhabhar said. "Anything that boosts the immune response can cause more damage. But learning how the immune system mobilizes these inflammation-causing cells could possibly help scientists develop therapeutic targets for such diseases." Learning how the body mobilizes an immune response...

Stressed at work? How taking a coffee break might make things worse

...mes worsen anxiety, there is also evidence that it boosts confidence, alertness and sociability as well as making us better able to perform various tasks. The Bristol research, which tried to reconcile these different perspectives, was sparked by an anecdote from a man taking part in a stress management wor...

Vitamins good for some older women/bad for others

...mbination of high iron and high blood sugar levels boosts oxidation in a similar way. This additional problem might help explain why vitamin therapy produces such significant setbacks in diabetic patients with atherosclerosis, Levy says. Levy's team is currently investigating the effect of other vitamin dos...

Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye

...ange when the headphones are reversed, or when one boosts the level in left or right ears in any way. (4aPP7) A NEW AUDITORY BRAINSTEM IMPLANT One in 40,000 people in the US suffers from neurofibromatosis type II (NF2), a genetic condition in which benign tumors impinge upon auditory nerves. Doctors oft...

Duke scientists identify new way to block blood vessels that feed cancer growth

..., said Moeller. It is already known that radiation boosts oxygen levels inside cancer cells. In the new study, Moeller demonstrated that the infusion of oxygen releases pent-up RNA, the genetic blueprint molecule, for HIF-1 protein which is bound up in tiny particles called stress granules. The oxygen disin...

Mayo Clinic discovers one mechanism for why men and women differ in immune response

ROCHESTER, Minn. Decreasing testosterone boosts immunity because testosterone helps control T-lymphocytes, the attack cells of the immune system, according to Mayo Clinic-led research in laboratory animals. The findings appear in the Nov. 15 edition of the Journal of Immunology ( http://www.jimmu...

News tips for Tuesday, November 9, 2004

...706-1396. 8:30 a.m. Abstract 2666 Testosterone boosts blood flow to heart muscle in men with CAD. British doctors report positive results from experimental testosterone supplementation in men with coronary artery disease (CAD). Twenty-two men (average age 57) with known CAD were randomized to take 80...

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