Tag: "subtype" at medical news
Taking public health to the streets works
...nitiated in Auckland in 1998 after a sharp rise in subtype
B meningococcal disease cases, for which no vaccine is currently available. Most of those affected were children from Pacific Islands and Maori families, which make up about 20 percent of Auckland's population. In the United States, approximately ...
Behavioral sensitization: A new perspective on alcoholism
...nous (made within the body) excitatory systems. A subtype
of glutamate receptors, the n-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, is highly sensitive to low doses of alcohol. Evidence indicates that alcohol may interact directly with the NMDA receptor complex. Indeed, NMDA receptors may be involved in sensitiza...
Duke geneticists unraveling the tangled web of autism
...ith a particular genetic profile may be a specific subtype
that can be distinguished from other forms of autism. These children all have two copies of the same small region of chromosome 15, while people without autism only have one copy per chromosome. (Neuropsychiatric Genetics, in press). Confirmation ...
Researchers discover alcohol-sensitive membrane channel
...stin discovered actions of alcoholwhile studying a subtype
of potassium channels, a diverse family of ion channels that perform many central nervous system functions. Identification ofthe alcohol-sensitive channel has significant implications because of its key role in brain function. "Molecular analysis of...
Global prevention, funding and accountability debated in fight against HIV/AIDS
...IV/AIDS, warned that ifthe current vaccine for the subtype
B and E virus shows efficacy, it may beeffective for the Americas, Europe and Asia, but might not be appropriate forIndia or Africa, where different HIV subtypes are prevalent. He encouraged amajor effort to increase activities to promote the develo...
Genetic engineering changes the behavioral and hormonal response to stress
... Scheinin. Genetic alteration of the2-adrenoceptor subtype
c in mice affects the development of behavioral despairand stress-induced increases in plasma corticosterone levels. Mol Psychiatry1999;4:443-452. Researchers from the Orion Corporation, Turku, Finland, contributed to thestudy....
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