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Winning the battle of the bulge: We're a scrimmage closer to victory

...t how leptin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that tells us to stop eating, gets into the brain. They found that in obese mice, high triglycerides, a type of fat in the bloodstream, prevents leptin from getting into the brain, where it can do its work in turning off feeding and burning calories. "High trig...

Americans spend more on health care but are not healthier

...ntries and areas where it could teach others. That tells us that there are opportunities for improvement in the quality of health care in all five countries. We hope our study will be expanded upon so that it can be used to judge overall health system performance around the world," Hussey said. He also not...

Read my lips: UCL launches centre for human communication

...m the obvious cultural loss. Just as biodiversity tells us about the complexity of biology, a multitude of languages offers insights into the complexity of the human brain. Even if not all languages can be saved, we can try to study them before they disappear and keep a record of what they were like." A ...

Scientists image tooth decay in the 3rd dimension

...bad. It gives them a powerful diagnostic tool, and tells them about the size and shape of the disease, and its progression." Tooth decay is caused by acid produced when the sugar in plaque (bits of food and drink mixed with bacteria) breaks down. Fizzy drinks are particularly bad for teeth because they con...

Inflammatory marker may be early sign of blood vessel blockages

...in or other heart-related symptoms. This new study tells us high CRP is a sign that plaques likely are being formed in the arteries, even if the person feels healthy. Our findings provide a missing link between inflammatory markers in the bloodstream and the increased risk of a cardiovascular event such as...

Gene from 1918 virus proves key to virulent influenza

...recognized their complements on human cells. "That tells you that there was a change in receptor recognition after introduction from avian species to humans. It recognized the human receptor even though it came from an avian species. That's why it transmitted so efficiently among humans." A third and intri...

Melanin makes skin vulnerable to harmful ultraviolet rays

...-haired mice and was absent in albinos. "What this tells us is that melanin is not only good for you, it also can be bad. It depends on the color of your particular melanin," Brash said. "Even red melanin can vary widely, depending on whether your ancestors were Irish, Swedish or Dutch, and some of these v...

Promising results for malaria vaccine trial

...ier, France) states:"recent history of vaccinology tells us that vaccine development is a desperately long process. Decades are often needed from the preclinical testing of candidate vaccines to licensing and public availability. The current unprecedented public-private partnership for the development of m...

Nerve navigation findings prompt new direction for spinal cord research

... found that an enzyme called focal adhesion kinase tells the arm-like extension of a neuron to cross the mi...to netrin, focal adhesion kinase is activated that tells the axon to reorganize its structure or cytoskeleton and the restructured axon knows how to move. Wh...

Coronary stents do not improve long-term survival

...d as it is on a real-world population of patients, tells us that stents do not save lives, though they do have a profound effect on avoiding repeat procedures," Kandzari said. "We've know that restenosis has never been scientifically associated with increased mortality, but it has been associated with an i...

ACE inhibitors not needed for many heart disease patients, according to new study

...ificant effect on the patients' outcomes. "PEACE tells us that patients with coronary disease and normal or only mildly reduced heart function do not benefit from ACE inhibitors unless the drug is being used to treat another condition, such as high blood pressure," noted Michael Domanski, M.D., head of t...

Computer simulation shows how fibrils form

...risscrossed by these structures," Hall said. "This tells us that the problem has something to do with the general nature of proteins rather than with the specifics of the particular disease-associated proteins." Besides studying fibrils in the test tube, researchers would like to make computer models to...

New Jersey Institute of Technology pioneers new way to teach engineers

...ve way to learn. You learn not because a professor tells you, or lectures you, about something. You learn because you find answers by trial and error, by experimenting." Foulds received three grants to pursue the project. The Whitaker Foundation provided a $30,000 grant to plan the studio concept. The Nati...

Study may lead to new means of increasing effectiveness of existing cancer treatments

...eration is limited. When activated the Wnt pathway tells cells not to differentiate allowing them to grow unchecked, which can lead to development of a cancer. Drs. Anna Bafico, Stuart Aaronson and colleagues at Mount Sinai School of Medicine discovered that in some breast, ovarian and colon cancer cells t...

New biopsy technique helps assess breast cancer's spread

...hose numbers are extremely high," says Nees. "This tells us that axillary ultrasound combined with ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration of abnormal lymph nodes can identify some patients with cancer in their lymph nodes. These patients can proceed with chemotherapy or definitive surgery and be spared a...

Encryption, data hiding and watermarking: Subject of new book by NJIT expert

...ace data hiding techniques within a framework that tells readers how to calculate the payloads the allowable hidden bits of information and crack the code of data hiding. It details, for instance, a Hollywood company whose films were illegally copied onto pirated videos and sold on the street. Using tech...

Sleep loss boosts appetite, may encourage weight gain

...d an 18 percent decrease in leptin, a hormone that tells the brain there is no need for more food, and a 28 percent increase in ghrelin, a hormone that triggers hunger. The study volunteers, all healthy young men, reported a 24 percent increase in appetite, with a surge in desire for sweets, such as cand...

New technique scans electrical 'brainscape'

... actually measure the global dynamic activity that tells us what behavioral states the animals are going through. "Such capability is broadly important because it is the first physiological measurement that can reveal the global behavior of the brain, including the broad coordination of so many a...

USC researchers highlight disparities in cancer rates among racial and ethnic groups in California

...how successful our cancer control efforts are, and tells us a lot about the causes of cancer, and how to prevent it," says Myles Cockburn, Ph.D., assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. A sampling of trends includes the following: Prostate cancer was ...

Endoscopic sinus surgery is safe, effective in older patients

...edication alone, according to new research. "This tells us that we should not neglect sinus problems in the elderly; that if medicines don't work, we have a surgical technique that is not that invasive and results in good outcomes," says Dr. Stilianos E. Kountakis, otolaryngologist, vice chair of the Medi...

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