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First mouse model for multiple system atrophy points to new treatment targets for brain diseases

...ion, the closest to Parkinson's disease because of slow movement and stiff muscles; and Shy-Drager syndrome, which involves altered bowel, bladder, and blood-pressure control. Other general symptoms include dizziness, impaired speech, breathing and swallowing difficulties, and blurred vision. Most patient...

Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach

...f time. Keeping spinach in the refrigerator will slow down its nutrient loss. The spinach kept at 39 degrees retained only 53 percent of its folate after eight days. When it was kept at higher temperatures, the spinach lost its nutrients at an accelerated rate. At 50 degrees it took six days for the s...

Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy

...e developed into injectable drugs or even pills to slow the progress of the disease, she says. The likely candidates for such drugs would be people who have not yet developed signs of the disease but who may be at increased risk, Good predicts. Candidates would probably have to take the polymer drugs dail...

Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'

...demiology at HSPH. "A possible explanation for the slow progress is that a window of opportunity for the prevention of breast cancer lies much earlier in life, as early as in utero or in the first years of life." Since 1990, Trichopoulos has advanced a theory that exposure to certain levels of naturally o...

Red wine protects the heart

... as well as green tea and chocolate. Anti-oxidants slow cell deterioration. The polyphenols also help prevent the build up of plaque on the smooth muscle cells, as well as inhibit platelet formation, which can lead to blood clotting. "A better understanding of the health benefits of red wine and perhaps ...

Aspirin's potential ability to prevent colon polyps may not apply equally to all

...es aspirin and is known to have variant forms that slow down that process." The Nurses' Health Study has ... altered form of the enzyme. "These altered genes slow the metabolism of aspirin so it may linger in the body longer. This could explain why aspirin may h...

Compound may help prevent diabetes in fast-food fans

... that, if added to high-fat food items, appears to slow down fat absorption to a healthier rate and reduce...t acts as a fat regulator. The compound appears to slow down the absorption of fats either in the stomach, small intestine, or both preventing high fat le...

Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care

...ls and practices," she said. "Even if awareness is slow to increase, some data suggest that improving quality of care through the use of practice guidelines can play an important role in addressing racial and ethnic disparities," the researchers note. The American Heart Association already has such a pro...

Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows

..., it shows that treating the depression also helps slow the physical decline." Dr. Callahan is director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and principal author of the article. Study participants were placed randomly into two groups. One group received standard care for depression from th...

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

... would allow the FDA to approve a drug designed to slow the aging process. Although Congress supplemented scarce aging research dollars by establishing the National Institute on Aging in 1974, that money has predominately gone to disease specific research, such as Alzheimer's disease, or towards the beha...

Cockroach allergens have greatest impact on childhood asthma in many US cities

...issed school days, and number of times they had to slow down or discontinue their play activity," said Gruchalla. While cockroaches are primarily attracted to water sources and food debris, house dust mites, microscopic spider-like creatures that feed on flakes of human skin, reside in bedding, carpets, u...

Researchers close in on breast cancer vaccine

...can prevent or eliminate breast cancer or at least slow its growth."...

Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved

...t-effective interventions is low, inequitable, and slow to progress. There is no one solution to these problems: individual solutions need to be designed that take into account local obstacles and opportunities. "To save the lives of newborn children and their mothers, our analysis suggests the need to d...

LRRK2 gene mutation causes Parkinson's disease in several families

...yndrome characterized by resting tremor, rigidity, slow movement and postural instability. The most common form of Parkinson's disease, which manifests late in life, was thought to be sporadic. However, these findings indicate a genetic component of the disease. "It's a small number of cases," says Mayo C...

Cancer in patients with hepatitis C

...nsistent with the theory that lymphomagenesis is a slow process and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma develops after a long influence," say the authors. They suggest that the risk for HCV-related malignancy increases with time of HCV infection. As in many countries, Sweden has had an increase in the incidence of mal...

Lack of specific collagen type leads to osteoarthritis

...s of osteoarthritis, which is characterized by the slow degeneration of the buffering layer of cartilage within joints. The other major form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, occurs when the body's immune system attacks the linings of joints. Guilak currently leads of group of clinicians and investigato...

Slow growth in infancy signals poor economic prospects in adulthood

...w more quickly, prompting the authors to wonder if slow physical growth might also be accompanied by slow brain development or reduced physical activity and therefore less sensory stimulation....

New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers

...on." Improvements in breast cancer screening, but slow progress for colorectal cancer prevention "While ...r in terms of mortality reduction, progress is too slow concerning colorectal cancer prevention", said Peter Boyle. "Progress is only possible through a joi...

Hypothyroidism associated with reduced breast cancer risk

...oid hormone may affect all body functions, and can slow patient functioning, causing mental and physical sluggishness. Other researchers contributing to the M. D. Anderson study include: Gabriel Hortobagyi, M.D., chairman of the Department of Breast Medical Oncology; Richard Theriault, D.O.; Therese Bever...

South Africa in denial over number of deaths from HIV/AIDS

...to all people with advanced HIV has been painfully slow since the Government's first report of a planned programme in August, 2003. When Thabo Mbeki opens the 2005 parliamentary session this week, he introduces it under the motto "Parliament: The Voice of the People: Realising a Better Life for All". With...

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