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New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack

... and stroke. The Cincinnati Children's researchers discovered that blocking a particular protein in mice protects the heart from injury due to loss of blood flow during a heart attack. Moreover, drugs already exist that block this protein cyclophilin D but they have never been used in actual patient care, pa...

UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms

.... (Nature Medicine, Sept. 1999). In 2000, the team discovered the gene(hPer2) responsible for the condition in one particular family, the first report of a human circadian rhythm gene. (Science, Jan. 12, 2001). The breadth of the knowledge coming out of the current study is somewhat unique, says Ptaceck. "I'm n...

Diagnostic test for range of blood disorders on the horizon

Scientists have discovered a single mutation that is responsible for a number of blood disorders, reporting their findings in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Myeloproliferative disorders form a range of haematological malignant diseases, with three main members: polycythaemia...

Benign separation process being advanced for pharmaceutical industry

...d to separate polar drugs, or ionic analytes. "We discovered you can add a small amount of polar solvent that contains an ionic component that will allow carbon dioxide to separate ionic analytes," said Virginia Tech chemistry professor Larry Taylor. "It opens up an area of drug development to the use of nonpo...

Employees with diabetes are not more tired

...ual feels about carrying out these tasks. Weijman discovered that tired employees with diabetes also have a different outlook on their disease and their work situation. They were more likely to find flexibility in the work annoying, whereas people with few tiredness complaints prefer flexibility. Employees wit...

Specialist care gives better rate of survival

...y, and one of the study's authors. The researchers discovered that patients discharged after their first hospital stay for heart failure had significantly better outcomes if they received regular cardiovascular follow-up visits with a physician. Those who saw both a family practitioner and a specialist had the ...

Mayo Clinic discovers 'new pathway' against pancreatic cancer

...es. The Key Finding The Mayo Clinic researchers discovered a previously unrecognized role in pancreatic cancer for the GSK-3 Beta molecule. They determined that GSK-3 Beta is vital to pancreatic cancer cell survival and growth through its effects on a well-known gene regulator called NF Kappa B (pronounced ...

Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results

... appetite and blood sugar in obese diabetics. He discovered that study subjects did not eat less because they were bored with the food selection, and their weight loss was not attributable to water loss, two common speculations about low-carb diets. Further, weight loss could not be explained by a change in m...

Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs

Johns Hopkins chemists have discovered a new way to sabotage DNA's ability to reproduce, a finding that could eventually lead to the development of new anti-cancer drugs and therapies. The method could enable future doctors to target treatment more precisely, rather than directing chemoth...

AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education

...each out to the millions of people who haven't yet discovered this gold mine of information." As the product of an editorial collaboration among AACC and 13 other laboratory associations in the United States and Canada, Lab Tests Online reflects the latest thinking by the professionals who do the testing. An e...

Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women

Researchers in Sweden have discovered that growth hormone (GH) treatment may result in t...ntent and size of the thigh muscle area. The team discovered that the GH treatment in postmenopausal women significantly reduced their intra-abdominal fat, incre...

Drug companies and governments must act on fake drug problem

...es voluntarily issued public alerts when they have discovered that their drugs have been counterfeited or tampered with, Cockburn said that they have not found one country where companies have a legal duty to report such discoveries to public-health or trade authorities. Professor White said, "The production ...

Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more

...s and ultimately job burnout. The researchers also discovered that job strain was significantly related to nurse...rsit Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium and colleagues discovered in a survey of 2,821 people from nine companies. Workers who have jobs with high stress and little d...

Decreased levels of 'good' cholesterol in children with Progeria may cause premature heart disease

...ldren who do not have the disease. The scientists discovered that, compared with children who do not have Progeria, children with Progeria in their mid- and later years have decreased levels of HDL cholesterol--or "good" cholesterol--and adiponectin, a hormone that regulates the metabolism of fat and sugar. B...

Allergen exposure in inner cities varies throughout the U.S.

...gher in detached homes. In addition, researchers discovered cockroach allergen had a greater impact on asthma than dust mite allergen. The children whose asthma symptoms were triggered by exposure to cockroach allergen displayed more asthma symptoms, missed more school, and made more unscheduled trips to thei...

Cockroach allergens have greatest impact on childhood asthma in many US cities

...ical Center and lead author of the study. "We also discovered that the levels of both of these allergens were influenced by housing type," noted Gruchalla. "Cockroach allergen levels were highest in high-rise apartments, while dust mite concentrations were greatest in detached homes." While cockroach allergen e...

Researchers discover link between insulin and Alzheimer's

...hode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School have discovered that insulin and its related proteins are produced...ced in the pancreas, but also in the brain. And we discovered that insulin and its growth factors, which are necessary for the survival of brain cells, contribute...

Study: Two brain systems regulate how we call for help

...by and the monkey believes that it hasn't yet been discovered by the predator," Kalin says. "We observed that th...t under certain circumstances. If you haven't been discovered by a predator lurking nearby, it's not a good idea to draw attention to yourself by crying out for h...

Columbia researchers receive $3 million to combat genetic killer of infants & toddlers

...rrently under study as well as any compounds newly discovered by Dr. Stockwell, Dr. Monani and others. It is hoped that one more of these drugs candidates will significantly reduce the devastating effects of SMA in patients. James L. Manley, Ph.D., a molecular biologist and Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Li...

Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a genetic marker that may pave the way for a fast, inexpensive blood test to predict one type of deadly stroke that strikes 30,000 people in the United States annually. The article and an editorial appear in the March edition of the Journal of Neuro...

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