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What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates

... compulsive disorder. "While we know that genetics plays an important role in transmission of Tourette Syndrome, the fact that identical twins show differences in symptom severity suggests that environmental influences modify the clinical expression of the disorder," he explained. "We studied identical tw...

Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites

...d this "solvent isotope effect" to show that water plays anunexpectedly crucial role in determining whether...g that the waythe atoms are arranged in a molecule plays a crucial role in determininghow important water reorganization is to ligand binding. If remov...

Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease

...east duringpuberty, pregnancy, and lactation, also plays a significant role in stimulatingimmune-system cells in the infant. And while prolactin is primarily produced inthe pituitary gland, Clevenger's team found that tissues in the breast are ableto make the hormone, too. Clevenger notes that, in ...

Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation

...clot formation. The blood-clotting process plays an important role in heart attacks. This study indicates that an increased tendency to develop blood clots may be a link by which exhaustion relates to a future heart attack. Fatigue, increased irritability, and feelings of demoralization ar...

Fast Food Can Speed Up Clogging Of The Arteries

...les that have beencombined with reactive oxygen -- plays a major role in the formation ofartery-blocking plaque. "Dietary oxidized cholesterol may contribute to atherogenesis, anddietary modification that reduces the intake of dietary oxidized cholesterol mayhave a role in the prevention and treatm...

HIV Patients' Mental Health Affects How Seriously They Take Treatment

...ngs. "The psychological well-being of HIV patients plays a role in their adherence totreatment," said William Holzemer, RN, PhD, UCSF professor of nursing, chair ofthe UCSF School of Nursing's Department of Community Health Systems, and thestudy's principal investigator. The findings, Holzemer said, are an...

Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy

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By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack

...leased into the bloodstream, von Willebrand factor plays the role oftraffic cop. It directs platelets -- disk-shaped blood particles that help formclots -- to the damaged area of blood vessels, leading to a particle pile-upthat can form blood clots. By suppressing von Willebrand factor, potentialclots ca...

Study Captures Images Of Memories Being Formed Within The Human Brain

...nces, this studysuggests the parahippocampal gyrus plays a broader role in memory formation.Even when experiences are similarly novel, differences in parahippocampalactivity were seen that predict future memory. While people used the same general brain regions to process similarverbal experiences, ...

Altered Brain Chemistry In Bulimia Nervosa Patients Persists After Recovery, According To UPMC Researchers

...y may have identified abiological risk factor that plays a part in deciding who develops a disorder,"explained Dr. Kaye. "This study is important because it will help shift focusto the underlying causes of bulimia nervosa so that we can develop bettertreatments in the future and possibly identify people a...

Physicians Study Whether "Super-Aspirin" Prevents Alzheimer's

...e is still a mystery, scientistsbelieve the enzyme plays some role in the sickness and death ofbrain cells of patients. Since cox-2 inhibitors muck up theenzyme's activity, they might help protect the brain againstinjury. "This is a very exciting step in our efforts againstAlzheimer's disease," says ...

Signal Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results In Preclinical Study Of Novel Drug Leads For Treatment Of Osteoporosis

...cal,estrogen-mediated gene regulation pathway that plays a fundamental role inregulating bone loss in women following menopause. In May of 1998, Signal wasawarded a $750,000 Phase II SBIR grant from the National Institute of Diabetesand Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance the Company's estrogen-mediat...

An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient

...ps. The role that a poorly designed user interface plays in precipitating these errors is infrequently acknowledged. This study focused on the Abbott PCA Infuser, a commonly used medical device. A review of FDA incident reports showed that human error is responsible for 68% of fatalities and serious injuri...

Breakthrough? Study Finds Dopamine Cannot Be Source Of Pleasure In Brain

...at Chapel Hill study suggests insteadthat dopamine plays an early central role in pleasure, but another chemical --possibly serotonin -- actually rings the chimes for humans and animals alike. Researchers say their discovery should become important in the searchfor solutions to substance abuse and...

In Battle For Attention, Left Side Of Brain Wins Over The Right, UF Researchers Find

...have demonstrated that the brain's righthemisphere plays a dominant role in governing how people allocate attention. "The way the brain is set up, images viewed on the left go directly tothe right side of the brain for processing," Heilman said. It stands to reason,then, that what is viewed on the left sid...

Researchers Uncover Clues About Gateway To The Brain

...racterized. Piwnica-Worms suggests that Pgp likely plays adifferent role at this gateway, perhaps as a sodium transporter or as a way toregulate cholesterol and related compounds inside the central nervous system. Hewill use animal models lacking one or both transporters to clarify theirfunctions in normal...

Antibiotics Reduce Inflammation In Heart Disease But Effect On Heart Attacks Remains Unproven

...n to believe that inflammation in the bloodvessels plays a much larger role in coronary heart disease than was oncethought," he adds. "We now know that such factors as high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, highblood pressure and diabetes can cause inflammation in the blood vessels, whichcontributes to ather...

People With Brain Injury To Frontal Lobe Don't Get Punch Lines -- Prefer Slapstick Humor!

...e study is the first to show that the frontal lobe plays a pre-eminent role inour ability to appreciate humor and have a good belly laugh. Previous studieshave implicated the right hemisphere and frontal lobes in general. "We always thought of humor as a defining human attribute, but an intangiblepart of o...

UCSF Study Shows Novel "Stress-Sharing" Prosthetic Device To Save Legs With Cancer Stimulates Bone Development

...ne does not integrate or grow into the metal which plays arole in loosening of the implant. Concerned with the high failure rate of conventional implants, the UCSFresearchers designed the new CPS system and have been studying the effectivenesson patients for the past seven years. The compliant-pre-stres...

UK Researchers Receive $1.14 Million NIH Grant To Study A Molecule That May Have A Role In Diseases Involving Oxidative Cell Death

...ine the role the moleculecyclic ADP-ribose (cADPR) plays in signaling pathways leading to cell death. "Cyclic ADP-ribose is an exciting new lead in the area of cellularsignaling," said Myron Jacobson, Ph.D., professor, UK College of Pharmacy, andfaculty affiliate of UK's Advanced Science and Techno...

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