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UCI receives major grant to study how acupuncture can treat cardiovascular ailments

...or oxygen, which in turn lowers blood pressure and promotes healing for a number of cardiac ailments, such as myocardial ischemia (insufficient blood flow to the heart) and arrhythmias. "What we're trying to show is that acupuncture can be an excellent complement to other medical treatments, especially for th...

AACR hosts 95th Annual Meeting

...are. Highlights include: Moderate exercise promotes breast cancer survival Vitamin E lowers risk of prostate, bladder cancers Viral link to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Red blood cell-boosting protein cuts cognitive loss from brain irradiation New diagnostic tools from proteomics to fight ovarian cancer T...

Environmental enrichment lessens protein deficits in mouse model of Huntington's

... an enriched environment, the scientists say. BDNF promotes neuron growth and survival and can also regulate communication between neurons. "The finding that environmental enrichment increases BDNF, and that this slows disease progression, provides a potential mechanism for the effects of environmental enric...

Families, media and education crucial in preventing eating disorders

... and how it can create an environment at home that promotes self-worth and a positive self-image. Families need to focus on the child's qualities outside of their appearance and weight, Ballard notes. To do this, she says parents must focus on the child's activities and accomplishments rather than be preoccu...

Key to proper blood vessel growth in eye and ear discovered

...o function only in the developing retina, where it promotes capillary formation, and in the inner ear, where it appears to help maintain the capillary network. It isn't known yet whether the signal is used later in life. "Growth of blood vessels, like growth of nerves, must be precisely controlled, given the ...

Human rights abuses common in southern Iraq between 1991 and 2003

...ondents support an Iraqi society that protects and promotes human rights, but neither men nor women support a full range of human rights for women. (JAMA. 2004;291:1471-1479. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com ) Editor's Note: The survey was made possible by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthu...

Existing therapies applied to new use in broader spectrum of cancer care

...or cells inhibit a molecular pathway that normally promotes cell survival. By hampering the activity of the NFkB pathway, elevated nitric oxide promotes apoptosis in tumor cells. Nitrosylcobalamin also up-regulates the Apo2/TRAIL pathway directly leadin...

New information about heart enzymes could lead to better treatments

...nt the formation of angiotensin II, a hormone that promotes remodeling. By studying rats after heart attacks, the investigators learned more about angiotensin II information that may be used to develop more targeted medications. The investigators studied rats with normal blood pressure. Three groups o...

Discovery sheds light on how cancer cells grow and divide

...tanding of this very relevant cellular process. It promotes understanding the cell at its most basic level, giving us a new layer of detail." The research is featured in the April issue of Nature Cell Biology ( http://www.nature.com/ncb/ ). The journal's editor, Dr. Bernd Pulverer, noted the Mayo results as a...

Protein promotes cancer metastasis and survival

...study demonstrates that a protein called periostin promotes deadly spreading and late stage progression of col...r. The research results demonstrate that periostin promotes metastatic growth of colon cancer by activating signaling molecules that encourage cell survival and...

Obesity reversed in mice by destroying blood vessels that service fat cells

... you inject our drug into mice, it homes in on and promotes the death of blood vessels associated with white fat tissue, which is then reabsorbed and metabolized," says Wadih Arap, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of medicine and cancer biology at M. D. Anderson. "If even a fraction of what we found in mice relates ...

New study: Small, frequent doses of caffeine best strategy for staying awake

...ng but interacting processes. The circadian system promotes sleep rhythmically-an internal clock releases melatonin and other hormones in a cyclical fashion. In contrast, the homeostatic system drives sleep appetitively-it builds the longer one is awake. If the two drives worked together, the drive for sleep ...

'Good guy' blood cells are now suspects in heart disease, diabetes

...roke - and may even be a key cell in the body that promotes diabetic complications, the origin of which remains unknown. Furthermore, the team found that when platelets change from "good guys" to inflammatory villains, they could be doused with a common Type II diabetes drug that was developed to make tissue...

Small, frequent doses of caffeine best strategy for staying awake

...g but interacting processes. The circadian system promotes sleep rhythmically--an internal clock releases melatonin and other hormones in a cyclical fashion. In contrast, the homeostatic system drives sleep appetitively--it builds the longer one is awake. If the two drives worked together, the drive for sle...

New data demonstrates that Benicar(R) and Benicar HCT (TM) achieve JNC 7 blood pressure goals

...et. A national sales force of 530 representatives promotes Benicar and WelChol (colesevelam HCI), and they ar...y dedicated managed care personnel. Sankyo Pharma promotes Benicar and Benicar HCT with its co-promote partner Forest Laboratories, Inc. Sankyo Pharma launch...

Two landmark studies show Taxotere (R) significantly improves survival in men with prostate cancer

...nd disassemble during a cell cycle. Taxotere® promotes their assembly and blocks their disassembly, thereby preventing many cancer cells from dividing and resulting in cancer cell death. Taxotere® is currently approved in the United States to treat patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast...

UCI center finds perchlorate may be acceptable in drinking water at higher levels

...Technologies. The UCI Urban Water Research Center promotes increased understanding of urban water issues in order to assist local, state and federal agencies with their efforts to promote health, to enhance the efficient and fair use of water resources and to protect the environment. The center considers the...

Generics slow rising cost of prescription drugs in 2003

...High Performance Formulary, which most effectively promotes the use generics and low-cost brand drugs. The 10 plan sponsors that have adopted this formulary since 2002 reversed the typical year-to-year increase in drug costs and saw their drug spending go down. Launched during the Outcomes Confere...

Health benefits of citrus topic at American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia

...D 140 , Wednesday, Aug. 25, 8:35 a.m.) Grapefruit promotes weight loss, human study confirms Fans of the once trendy grapefruit diet may now have reason to celebrate again. Researchers at Scripps Clinic in San Diego say that grapefruit may work by lowering insulin levels, an excess of which is linked to we...

Mayo Clinic research shows stroke rehabilitation best served by physical training

... decades of research, there's no drug therapy that promotes stroke recovery. The closest thing to such a drug is a clot-dissolving treatment known as thrombolytic therapy. Its usefulness is limited, however, as it must be administered in a hospital setting within three hours of stroke. It therefore does not h...

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