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Mechanism of RNA recoding: New twists in brain protein production

...occur without introns, so cells must have a way of slowing down splicing long enough for editing enzymes to do their job. "The structures imply a really strong interaction between splicing and editing," according to Reenan, who notes that, "these complicated structures actually tie up--literally--splicing s...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...es in sexual behaviour have been more effective in slowing the spread of the disease. The collaborative study led by University College London (UCL) scientists found that HIV-1 subtype B spread through the UK via at least six large transmission chains of men having sex with men, suggesting separate introduc...

Physical activity linked to protection from Parkinson's disease

... dopamine and is characterized by muscular tremor, slowing of movement, rigidity and postural instability. Men who were the most physically active at the start of the study cut their risk of developing Parkinson's disease by 50 percent compared to men study participants who were the least physically active...

Study finds no reason for expectant mothers to shy away from early epidurals

...xplain the difference from older studies showing a slowing of labor and more cesarean deliveries."...

International trial of two microbicides begins

...ides would be a valuable woman-controlled means of slowing the pace of the HIV/AIDS epidemic," Dr. Fauci adds. The first volunteers were enrolled this week at sites in Durban, South Africa, and at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Enrollment will begin shortly at sites in four additional Afric...

UCLA brain scientists crack mystery of how alcohol causes intoxication

...nces the GABA receptors' influence on brain cells, slowing the cells' activity and ability to communicate. IMPACT: The fact that the gene mutation arises naturally suggests that tolerance levels to alcohol may be genetically wired in people, too. If so, the findings could eventually help identify childre...

Privacy rule cuts research recruitment by more than half

...iality by restricting access to medical records is slowing the progress of critical biomedical research, according to an editorial published in the February issue of the journal Annals of Epidemiology. In perhaps the first quantitative study of recruitment trends following the rule's implementation in April ...

Drug treatment promising for halting Huntington's-related nerve death

...tington's disease, possibly delaying the onset and slowing the progression of the disease. These findings, available online and in today's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may offer new treatment options for Huntington's disease, which has no cure. Huntington's disease is a neurolo...

Reviparin effective in reducing risk of death after heart attack

...trocardiogram ) or new left bundle-branch block (a slowing in the flow of electrical pulses that drive the heart beat). The patients presented within 12 hours of symptom onset at 341 hospitals in India and China from July 2001 through July 2004. Patients received reviparin (n = 7,780) or placebo (n = 7,790) ...

Jefferson scientists help explain statins' effects in Alzheimer's disease

...d in clinical trials for their possible effects in slowing the progression of Alzheimer's. In a series of experiments, Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Farber Institute for Neurosciences at Jefferson, Steve Pedrini, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in Neurology in Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jeff...

To help your mind, take steps to help your heart, study says

...em what works, and what doesn't, in preventing and slowing it. "Until those studies are completed, physicians should talk with each patient or family individually about the treatment route to pursue," says Langa. That discussion, in all patients with dementia that might have a cardiovascular compon...

M. D. Anderson researchers discover key protein in psoriasis

...for psoriasis focuses on reducing inflammation and slowing down the rapid growth and shedding of skin cells c...gress of the lesions and reversed symptoms such as slowing cell growth, shrinking dilated blood capillaries and reducing inflammation. "This study opens the do...

Lab study: Protein delivered via genetically engineered virus slowed glioblasoma multiforme growth

...limination of the tumor in most of the rats, while slowing down tumor growth in the others. The combined data presented has important implications for using immunotherapy to treat brain tumors in patients with GBM." ...

Researchers develop new ways to predict number of drug users

...possibly rising four-fold from 1987 to 1996 though slowing from 1997. Dr Daniela de Angelis, from the Health Protection Agency and the MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, and one of the authors of the research adds: "Although these figures are alarming, they do need to be treated with caution. They were calc...

Crohn's disease treatment shows promise in clinical trial

...ing IL-12 worked as the doctors hoped it would, by slowing or halting the Crohn's disease process. "Data from this early study show us that the treatment was safe and also provide evidence that the antibody treatment may be effective against inflammation in Crohn's disease. The next step is to test the treat...

Morphine for chest pain increases death risk

...epressing respiration, reducing blood pressure and slowing heart rate," he continued. "These side effects could explain the worse outcomes in patients whose heart function has already been compromised by disease." For their analysis, the researchers consulted the nationwide quality improvement initiative nam...

Calcium channel blocker reduces adverse cardiovascular events in certain patients

...ficant." The IVUS substudy showed evidence of slowing of progression of coronary artery atherosclerosis with amlodipine. " the current study provides important new findings regarding the administration of antihypertensive agents to patients with CAD and a 'normal' blood pressure," the researchers...

Study finds potential new cause of mental decline in old age

...tter 'wiring', are associated with mental function slowing down in old age. This research adds a new way in which damage to the brain may result in dementia and other mental loss in older people. The abnormal channels are known as enlarged perivascular spaces. Rare in young, healthy adults, they are very com...

Jefferson scientists uncover new evidence to help explain statins' effects in Alzheimer's disease

...d in clinical trials for their possible effects in slowing the progression of Alzheimer's. In a series of experiments, Steve Pedrini, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in Neurology in Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and in the Farber Institute for Neurosciences at Jefferson, and his co-w...

National Institute on Aging Neuroimaging Initiative for Alzheimer's disease

...umber of potential medications in the pipeline for slowing progression of the disease. The initiative holds out hope for developing effective medications to prevent the progression and, perhaps, the development of AD."...

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