Tag: "scientists" at medical news
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
...etic mutation might play a role in depression, the scientists
are now exploring this possibility, as well. "Evid...amilial advanced sleep phase syndrome (FASPS), the scientists
created a family tree to map the incidence of inheritance, and made the seminal finding that the beh...
Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious
... why puberty is starting at ever-younger ages, but scientists
think that it can be the result of a combination of environmental factors. PIONEER comprises twelve research groups, all of which will be tackling the puzzle from different angles. Most of the groups are working on the theory that a greater intake of...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...lesterol diet. To simulate chronic kidney disease, scientists
damaged or removed part of the kidney. This led to...ne reconstruction. With those processes shut down, scientists
theorized, the bloodstream levels of minerals increase, raising pressure to deposit them elsewhere. ...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
... appeal as drug candidates. In this research, the scientists
gave both normal mice and mice with a cachexia-lik...ute at Oregon Health & Science University in which scientists
and physicians work together to address the important basic and clinical questions surrounding weigh...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
... in the linings of blood vessels. In addition, the scientists
also looked at two "good" proteins, leptin, which ...s. To gauge production levels of the proteins, the scientists
took small samples of subcutaneous fat, which is just under the skin, from the abdomen and measured ...
Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
...ts: they would react to cat protein only after the scientists
first injected them with human allergic antibodies to cats. When these mice were then injected with cat allergen, GFD blocked the allergic reaction involving the human cell receptors, an indication that it might also work in people. Scientists made a...
Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
...al is to receive a liver transplant. The Edinburgh scientists
from the University's Centre for Inflammation Rese...her research into macrophages is set to follow and scientists
will explore the role of these immune-system cells in damage and repair to other organs, including t...
RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level
...ned rooms. Pelz argues that those experiments tell scientists
little about how people use their eyes in daily life. "The overarching question is how much of what we learn in the laboratory can we extend to the real world?" asks Pelz, an associate professor at RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science...
Kandel pays tribute to Hubel's and Wiesel's 25-year partnership and work in neurobiology & vision
...ield of neuroscience. Thanks to Hubel and Wiesel, scientists
now have a greater understanding of how the brain processes visual information. By identifying the precise layers of brain tissue that analyze sight messages and discerning individual cells of the brain, they recognized some of the brain's most intr...
Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance
...or your bean, according to research from a team of scientists
at Boston University. The team looked at 18 years of data from the long-running Framingham Heart Study and found an association between naturally high levels of blood cholesterol and better mental functioning. The results were recently published in ...
Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions
...e atmosphere. "When SCIAMACHY was conceived, many scientists
thought it would be impossible to obtain any useful results from the troposphere: there are many issues to be overcome for example the cloud cover, the low reflectivity from the surface, and the fact that stratospheric species lie between the troposp...
Physicists find patterns within seemingly random events of physiological systems
...ods that occur in different mammalian species, the scientists
found that the periods of wakefulness that snuggle between sleep periods of various mammalian species, are similar. The findings lead them to speculate that, instead of merely being random disruptions in the sleep cycle, periods of brief wakefulness...
Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy
...beta amyloid doesn't bind to the brain cells, most scientists
believe that it won't be able to kill the brain cells, the researchers say. Good's group then designed a group of synthetic, star-shaped polymers with surface sialic acids to mimic the molecules found on brain cell surfaces. Using a human neuron-deri...
New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist
...rganisation on Friday 18th March bringing together scientists
and policy-makers to help reverse the negative impact of social policy on ill-health. Writing in the Lancet paper, Professor Marmot said: "To reduce inequalities in health across the world there is need for a third major thrust that is complementa...
Genes for alcohol consumption identified
...alcohol we drink could be influenced by our genes, scientists
reveal in a study published today [March 17 2005]....e more likely to become addicted than others." The scientists
analysed data from almost a thousand people who gave detailed information on their drinking habits. ...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
...rt disease. The findings are contrary to what some scientists
predict about human life expectancy, which assumes that past increases will continue indefinitely. Most forecasts of life expectancy are based on historical trends, but the authors conclude that such estimates fail to consider the obesity epidemic. O...
Mountaineering doctors hike medicine to new heights with Xtreme Everest
...st's South Col (8,000m), will enable collaborating scientists
to investigate many aspects of extreme altitude physiology including illnesses such as fluid on the brain and lungs and acute mountain sickness. The genetics project will track and compare the genetic profile of high altitude natives, lowlanders and ...
'Chemistry and Flavor of Hispanic Foods' one-day symposium, March 15
...h as tortilla chips and margaritas for many years, scientists
are now beginning to discover that Hispanic foods have unique chemistries that offer unexpected health benefits, novel flavors, textures and cooking properties. More than a dozen research papers will be presented during the one-day symposium, "Chemis...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
... Bonow said. "Thus, health care professionals and scientists
alone cannot solve them. But the community of medicine and science, when challenged and mobilized, can be a powerful force that can help to implement changes through education, research and advocacy."Co-authors of the executive summary are Emelia J....
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)
...ased cohort of 788 children. Also, the biomedical scientists
indicated their data pointed up that unrecognized sleep disordered breathing might explain a portion of the association between obesity and childhood wheezing. Of the 788 youthful participants, 188 either wheezed and/or had asthma. The majority, 60...
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