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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop

...for the pathwayby which leptin signals the body to burn fat. Using genetically obese micethat lacked the l...transmits a message inside the cell, telling it to burn calories and releaseheat energy. As the process continues, energy burned by brown fat exerts its met...

Candles with lead wicks emit lead into the air

...n that particles emitted by candlesduring a normal burn are sub-micron in size and should remain suspended...e isprimarily used with candles that are needed to burn longer such as scented orceremonial candles. A metal core is used to provide rigidity to the wick w...

New drugs, diagnostic tests, software needed to prepare US cities for chemical, biological attacks

...mage caused by vesicantssuch as mustard gas, which burn and blister body tissues through contact withthe skin and lungs. Other recommendations include: Improvements in the laboratory and epidemiology capabilities of the Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention, as well as at the state and local level ...

Obesity drugs not a quick fix for achieving weight loss

...plies, Klein stresses. To lose weight, people must burn morecalories than they take in, a strategy that is made more difficult by sedentaryjobs, elevators, cars and the easy availability of fast food. He says a personwho sits at a computer all day, takes the elevator to the snack machine a fewtimes each d...

Rebuilding the body

... a tailor made patch of skin onto a patient'sscar, burn or ulcer or to grow a section of cartilage for reconstructivesurgery. These new biomaterials are being made using plasma polymerisation techniquesthat allow researchers to control the behaviour of the tissue growth cultureusing the molecular properti...

Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at National Acoustics meeting

...st time, "a quantitativeand noninvasive method for burn evaluation and treatment specification" (2aBB4).Christy Holland and colleagues at the University of Cincinnati( Christy.Holland@uc.edu ) will present an ultrasound technique for diagnosingnarrowing of arteries by detecting turbulence in blood flow....

Improving burn diagnosis and insights into perfect pitch at acoustics press conference

...tures of burns potentially speed up the healing of burn wounds?Can workers inspect sealed chemical drums b...que can lead to more customized and aggressive burn treatment programs for victims, potentially reducing the danger of infection and shortening hosp...

Hypnosis reduces surgical pain and time, improves safety

...ns. Instead of saying, "You will feel a sting and burn now," Lang and her colleagues suggest emotionally neutral descriptions or focusing on a sensation of fullness, numbness, coolness or warmth when painful stimuli are imminent. The hypnotic techniques require proper training, Lang says. In the study, a...

Put a polymer in your tank

...rger ones, Waters explained. The smaller molecules burn first, and the larger hydrocarbons burn incompletely. Adding just a small amount of polyisobutylene to a tank of gas reduces the separati...

Drinking and drugging can be painful

...f fatal motor vehicle crashes, 60 percent of fatal burn injuries, 60 percent of drownings, and 40 percent of fatal falls. Additional studies have also confirmed an association between alcohol and nonfatal injuries. Yet only recently has research - such as a study in the January issue of Alcoholism: C...

Cincinnati chemist wins national award for medical contributions

...pment of artificial blood, liquid ventilation, new burn treatments and other medical products. He received the 2001 Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry from the American Chemical Society during its Winter Fluorine Conference in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. The most famous image associated with C...

Enzyme could provide continual fat burning

...etabolic pathway that governs the bodys ability to burn fat and could open a door into new ways to reduce obesity, diabetes and other fat-related human diseases. In an article in the March 30 issue of the journal Science, Dr. Salih Wakil described mice, whose genes were manipulated to make them deficient...

Rensselaer researchers seeing farther and faster with terahertz (Thz) imaging

...s have been demonstrated to effectively image skin burn severity, tooth cavities, and skin and breast cancer. As an alternative method of mammography, for example, T-rays can detect breast cancer and see underground toxins better than other technologies, such as X-rays. T-rays could also greatly enhance t...

Bodybuilders abusing prescription-only drugs bought on the Internet

...ring the last few weeks of a training programme to burn off excess fat, and that the drug is easily obtained on the internet. A year later he had stopped taking bromocriptine, but continued taking anabolic steroids against medical advice, and had also started on growth hormone and insulin injections. The ...

Tanning lamps may increase risks of skin cancers

...ragas said. "Also, tanning lamp users often get a burn like a sunburn, and sunburns are linked to the risk of all three skin cancers: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma." The Dartmouth study was a statewide collaboration with dermatologists that involved almost 1,500 residents of New Hampshire betwee...

Vitamin C may help 'juice up' metabolism in older adults, offsetting weight gain

...artment published papers showing that older adults burn fewer calories at rest than their younger counterparts. This was an important finding, said Bell, demonstrating that more calories are available to turn into fat in older adults. In 2001, Jones group also published a follow-up study showing that th...

NIMH awards new grants in response to terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001

...g an intervention to prevent chronic PTSD in adult burn patients, many of whom were rescued from the WTC on 9/11. The supplement will enable Difede's team to expand their research to include most survivors of the WTC attacks. Jerrold Rosenbaum, M.D., at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medi...

Researchers say trees could affect land use, reduce skin cancer

...overage, it will take about 50 minutes for them to burn instead of 20 minutes. However, that same person standing in the full shade under the same tree could be there for 100 minutes before they received too much ultraviolet radiation. But with 90 percent tree-canopy coverage, the ultraviolet protection f...

Study finds public lacks awareness of effective alcohol control policies

...rashes and were less aware of its role in fire and burn injuries. In a national telephone survey of 943 randomly chosen adults, 78 percent did not believe that raising taxes on alcoholic beverages would result in fewer accidental deaths. Respondents were equally divided on whether raising the drinking age...

Stove improvements associated with reduced lung cancer risk in China

Switching from unvented to vented stoves that burn smoky coal appears to have decreased the risk of lung cancer among farmers in rural China, a new study suggests. The findings appear in the June 5 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Such stove improvement may benefit the health ...

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