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New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack

... Center and published in the journal Nature , has uncovered a fundamental mechanism by which cells die a finding that could quickly lead to improved emergency treatments for heart attack and stroke. The Cincinnati Children's researchers discovered that blocking a particular protein in mice protects the heart...

Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients

... and bone weakening. He and other researchers have uncovered a complex network of links between the skeleton and the kidney. Hormones made in the kidney regulate activity in the skeleton and vice-versa. Last year, Hruska showed that injections of bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) could prevent bone weakenin...

Mechanism of RNA recoding: New twists in brain protein production

...cticut Health Center scientist, Robert Reenan, has uncovered new rules of RNA recoding--a genetic editing metho...ame highly edited RNA from over 30 insects, Reenan uncovered some general rules of A-to-I recoding. He observed that the RNA of different insects folds into uniq...

Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine

...alif., Feb. 17, 2005 -- UC Irvine researchers have uncovered significant differences in the brain activity of men and women when engaged in a broad range of activities and behavior -- differences that are even more acute during impulsive or hostile acts. But when men and women have nicotine in their bodies, th...

Illness and medical bills cause half of all bankruptcies

...et medical costs (for co-payments, deductibles and uncovered services) averaged $13,460 for those with private ...naffordable co-payments, deductibles and bills for uncovered items like physical therapy, psychiatric care and prescription drugs. And even the best job-based h...

January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...r physician's diagnosis of depression. The authors uncovered a number of reasons why these patients refused the diagnosis of depression. Among the most important reasons were the belief that the treatment does not work, concern about the stigma from family and friends, and lack of past helpful treatment experi...

Study of CPR quality reveals frequent deviation from guidelines

...tudy found even greater deviation. The device that uncovered the problem, however, may help solve it. A follow-up study is already underway at the University of Chicago, in which a second-generation device not only measures compliance but also provides immediate feedback, prompting the resuscitation team how ...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for January 2005 (first issue)

...e chronic lung disease of prematurity, researchers uncovered long-term airflow limitation as demonstrated by impaired lung function test results, while at the same time finding low levels of a marker of pulmonary cellular dysfunction, exhaled nitric oxide. The investigators studied 31 school-age survivors of ...

November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...atients in several European countries, researchers uncovered an "emerging agenda" in nearly one of every seven outpatient visits. The researchers describe an "emerging agenda" as unexpectedly revealed concerns or issues that were neither on the patient's list of items for discussion nor anticipated by the phy...

Stanford study reveals that cells linked to asthma and eczema also help cure deadly illness in mice

...Galli's laboratory during the study. "What we have uncovered in this study is a new role for the mast cell, which is to limit the amount of damage caused by endothelin-1, a molecule that is produced in high amounts by the body during severe sepsis, as well as in association with other disorders," said Galli. S...

Impaired neuromotor function following cancer treatment can improve

...grip strength and motor dexterity. The study also uncovered factors which lowered the risk of patients having impaired neuromotor function. Patients who had no chemotherapy or chemotherapy with only hydroxyurea prior to the transplant and those who did not receive certain immune suppressants (cyclosporine, ta...

HIV-1 protease inhibitors: Effective against malaria?

...e mode of antimalarial action of the drugs was not uncovered in the study, the authors hypothesize that the antiretrovirals inhibit an aspartyl protease, which helps the parasite digest hemoglobin and is located on the food vacuole of the parasite. Further investigation may not only provide a better knowledge ...

UK researcher uncovers clues to Alzheimer's disease

...Kentucky chemistry professor Allan Butterfield has uncovered new clues about how brain cells are damaged by Alzheimer's disease, evidence suggesting vitamin E may help prevent the debilitating illness. In Butterfield's study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, he focused on amyloid beta pep...

Scientists identify key mechanism in estrogen's role in preventing bone loss

Scientists have uncovered a significant new link in the chain of immune system events through which estrogen prevents bone loss and that contribute to bone loss when estrogen is deficient. Through research in mice, the scientists discovered that an immune signaling molecule ...

'Safe' levels of lead, cadmium

...ut PAD. Guallar said that as research has uncovered more information about the true dangers of lead, regulators steadily lowered the threshold for so-called "safe" levels. "A decade ago, what was considered a safe level for lead was much higher than it is today," he said. Peripheral artery d...

Researchers find strong familial tendency in rare form of lymphoma

...S Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have uncovered new evidence that Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia a rare form of lymphoma can run in families. In research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, investigators documented these findings, as well as their discovery t...

Long Island Breast Cancer Study data: Aspirin helps protect some women against breast cancer

...50 percent in Suffolk and Nassau counties, N.Y. It uncovered no increased rate of the illness among area women who might have been exposed to organochlorine compounds. The new study is based on data gathered during the Long Island project, said Gammon, deputy director of UNC's Environmental Health and Suscepti...

New research shows reasons for smoking vary

...tory of Smoking Dependence Motives (WISDM-68), has uncovered surprising variability in the reasons people smoke. "There is a great deal we don't know about tobacco dependence," says Megan Piper, a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher and lead author of the article. "This measure helps us understand wh...

Computer prescribing systems risk patient safety

... between suppliers and users. Many of the problems uncovered could be resolved, and this work is now being undertaken by the National Patient Safety Agency, they conclude. Although computers can reduce medication error rates by as much as 60%, patients still die from the remaining errors, writes an expert in a...

Novel findings about neovessel formation

...search team at The Scripps Research Institute, has uncovered previously unknown mechanisms behind the generation of blood vessels that may pave the way for new drugs in the future. The main role in the new findings is played by a protein called tissue factor. This factor turns out to have both a stimulatory ...

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