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New Wake Forest study to pin down soy's active ingredient

...r portion ofsoybeans. Daidzein predominates in the germ of the soybean, he said. (Soyresembles wheat in th...r that.) The outer portion is 3 to 1 genistein;the germ is 4 to 1 daidzein. Most studies so far have focused on genistein as the active ingredienti...

Mechanism found behind drug-free acceptance of transplants

...erson has been infected by the germ at any time in the past. DTH is thus a memory response, since the immune system causes the inflammation upon recognizing a foreign protein that it has encountered earlier. ...

New oral medication halts blindness in AIDS patients

...ges of AIDS. While the infection originates from a germ or virus to which most people have been exposed, it lies dormant in the general population. However, if a person's immune system is damaged - as in the case of HIV or transplant patients - the virus can reactivate. The incidence of blindness caused b...

Emory University will conduct clinical trial of anthrax vaccine regimen

...ed for those in the military who may be exposed to germ warfare and for scientists who work with anthrax i...y. The vaccine does not contain the whole anthrax germ and cannot cause an anthrax infection. Nationwide, a total of 1,560 volunteers will be enrolled in ...

Gene linked to testicular cancer

...ally occur in reproductive cells, which are called germ cells. The tumors are usually malignant and are gr...s, which are testicular tumors that originate from germ cells, but they are not malignant. Also, testicular tumors caused by over proliferation of the somat...

Happy people may have more immunities to common cold

...er got a squirt in the nose of a rhinovirus -- the germ that causes colds. The researchers kept the subjects under observation for five days to see whether or not they became infected and how they manifested symptoms. "We found that experiencing positive emotions was associated with greater resistance to ...

Purdue food scientists improve testing of health supplements

...seed, macadamia nut, olive, pumpkin seed and wheat germ oils. The common food oils were canola, corn, peanut, soybean and sunflower. Though they didn't test for adulteration levels of oils that would cause allergic reactions in people, such as those allergic to peanut products, Mauer said the study indica...

First study to show link between children's solid tumours and their mothers' breast cancer

...ver), sarcomas (bone and muscle), skin tumours and germ cell tumours. The researchers believe that known tumour suppressor genes and cancer-causing genes such as p53 and hCHK2 (a gene associated with breast cancer) may be responsible, in part, for cancer predisposition, but also that other inherited genes...

Diet high in vitamin C decreases stroke risk, especially among smokers

...flower seed, cottonseed, safflower, palm and wheat germ oils, margarine and nuts....

Universal bone marrow cell spurs growth of vessels and heart muscle

...into all three so-called "germ layers." The three germ layers of cells in early human development are the beginnings of the body's tissues and organs. Differentiation is the term that describes the process in which stem cells change into these specialized cells. To find out if these unique stem cells ...

Report finds inactivated influenza virus vaccines effective in children

... and noted influenza expert. "It's not as benign a germ as has been appreciated in the past." In serious cases, flu can cause neurologic damage, paralysis and even death in children, added Dr. Ruben, who is director of Scientific and Medical Affairs for Aventis Pasteur, a vaccine manufacturer. Recent new ...

New eggs continue to develop in adult mice

... cells in the mouse ovaries that they proved to be germ cells (stem cells that are precursors to oocytes and are not associated with follicles). They also found signs in adult animals of meiosis, the specialized cell division that only occurs in the formation of sex cells, which, according to traditional...

Elevated rates of trauma may put urban American Indian women at increased risk for contracting HIV

...ed or strongly agreed that AIDS is another form of germ warfare against Indians. This means any community-based HIV program will have to assume high levels distrust. "Despite the high rates of traumas and other negative findings, there are a number of healthy behaviors going on in Indian communities. C...

Schizophrenia risk higher in children of older fathers

...orts the theory that accumulating mutations in the germ lines of older fathers might contribute to an increased risk of schizophrenia, they add. In England and Wales the average paternal age has increased from 29.2 years in 1980 to 32.1 in 2002. Based on their data, the authors estimate that this increase...

Discovery of key protein's shape could lead to improved bacterial pneumonia vaccine

...ering on the lining of the respiratory tract, this germ binds to pIgR and pushes this antibody shuttle back through the cell to the bloodstream. Once at the other side of the cell, the pneumococcus breaks free of pIgR and enters the blood, where it can multiply and infect the body. S. pneumoniae is the o...

Newly identified gene cluster on mouse X chromosome provides insights into fertility

... within testes that are in direct contact with the germ cells that produce sperm. They also found that at ... on a genetic cascade that affects the neighboring germ cells, pushing them to mature and become sperm." "Another thing that some Rhox genes could be doing ...

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