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Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women

...de. Lorelei Mucci, lead author of the study and a researcher in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and Channing Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital said, "This is the first prospective study to examine whether acrylamide intake through foods is associated with an incre...

Does the college experience damage your brain?

...ion, and one of the nation's most widely published researcher on meditation and brain functioning. Dr. Travis's studies have appeared in Biological Psychology, Psychophysiology, Consciousness and Cognition, and International Journal of Psychophysiology, Journal of Psychophysiology, and Psychosomatic Medicine. ...

Ethical discussion should come before research

...y research, there is the potential that "a zealous researcher somewhere might implant them in a mother's womb." "There used to be a gap of 20 years or so before research in the lab could potentially be applied in humans," says Jones. "But now, there are fewer years to get to that point. When we're working on th...

New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds

...earch Center in Baton Rouge, La., and a well-known researcher in obesity and diabetes, wrote an accompanying editorial, "Is There Something Special about Low-Carbohydrate Diets?" Bray notes that the study is small but calls it "a nicely done, short-term metabolic ward study." He says that using "many different ...

Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School

...r. Glenn and the Glenn Foundation," said HMS aging researcher David Sinclair, PhD, associate professor of pathology, who will direct the lab. "Like us, Paul is dedicated to finding the molecular answers to the aging process so we can understand the mechanisms of normal aging and develop interventions to delay ...

Tumor-targeted immune cells cure prostate cancer in mice without causing systemic immune suppression

... in cancer gene therapy, a Northwestern University researcher has endowed immune cells with the ability to speci...he March issue of Cancer Research. Lee is also a researcher at The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. The researchers first...

2005 Young Investigator Award

... reduced in height. It is re-assuring that a young researcher is investigating such practical problems which can be debilitating for the individuals suffering from them....

2005 Pulp Biology Research Award

...ls during dentin sensitivity, and he was the first researcher identifying and characterizing the mechanosensitivity of potassium ion channels of human odontoblasts (KCa and TREK-1). These channels, open by stretch of the cell membrane, could be involved in the transfer of information between odontoblasts (throu...

Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain

...cy may not be deleterious to the fetus," said lead researcher James D. Reynolds, Ph.D., research director of women's anesthesia at Duke. The results of the Duke study were published March 9, 2005, as an advanced on-line publication of the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. "These types of studies ar...

New scale predicts recovery of consciousness from coma after brain injury

CHICAGO --- A Northwestern University researcher has developed the first truly reliable measure of ...ns, which were successfully treated. Pape is also researcher at the Edward Hines, Jr., Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Ill., and at Marianjoy Rehabilita...

Women less likely to get quality heart attack care

...art attack quality improvement efforts," says lead researcher Kim Eagle, M.D., clinical director of the U-M Card...re they leave the hospital. Sandeep Jani, MPH, the researcher who will present the results, notes that on the whole, men treated after the quality effort were mor...

Mouse gene shows new mechanism behind cardiac infarction in man

...n teach us more about common human diseases," says researcher Jacob Lagercrantz of the Gustav V research institute, Karolinska Institutet. The gene codes for a protein called OX40L, which is involved in the activation of immunological T cells. These cells, in turn, play an important role in the pathogenesis of...

Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms

...try, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher involved in a multicenter study. The National Institutes of Health study, which appears in the March issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology , evaluates the relationships among allergen exposure, sensitivity and asthma morbidity in i...

Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer

...amily histories," states Harvey J. Murff, MD, lead researcher for the study. However, after studying the medical records of almost 2000 women, only 1 in 4 were found to have had this important documentation. Researchers found that "less than 1 in 7 of African-American and Hispanic women less than 40 years of...

Curious female rats survive tumors longer

...e conducted the study while she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago. Her co-authors are J. R. Yee, graduate student in human development, and Dr. Martha McClintock, professor of psychology, both at the University of Chicago. The rats used in the study spontaneously develop breast or pitui...

Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients

...healthiest' of heart attack patients," said senior researcher Lana Watkins, Ph.D. "We excluded patients whose left ventricle the main pumping chamber -- was pumping at less than 30 percent of its capacity. "Given that we saw such a strong association in a relatively healthy population of heart attack patients ...

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

...hurana, M.D., Ph.D., the Mayo Clinic neurosurgical researcher who led the study. "There has been a search for a marker that would identify patients with rupture-prone aneurysms for a very long time because this disease can strike like lightning. Rupture typically happens suddenly and completely unexpectedly -- ...

Meditation may reduce heart disease risk

...meditation program can produce such a change," the researcher says. In the April 2004 issue of the American Journal of Hypertension, Dr. Barnes and his colleagues reported that 15 minutes of twice-daily transcendental meditation steadily lowered the blood pressure of 156 black, inner-city adolescents and their ...

'Smart' immune cells kill more cancer

...ulant to attract the cells," says Kimberly Noonan, researcher and first author of the paper. To treat patients, the scientists will collect a small amount of bone marrow from patients and with relative ease, grow and activate large numbers of T-cells from that source. These would then be given intravenously ba...

Archival virus still necessitates life-long antiretroviral therapy

Johns Hopkins researcher and infectious disease specialist Robert Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D., will provide an update on the scientific rationale behind the use of antiretroviral therapy, focusing on the mechanisms that allow life-long persistence of HIV even in patients on poten...

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