Tag: "metabolic" at medical news
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
... central obesity, which seems to be related to the metabolic
syndrome, insulin resistance and abnormal cholesterol levels. However, most important is that other measures of obesity did not discriminate beyond traditional risk factors, whereas WHR did. The results are most astonishing and may be influenced by...
Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
...ournal Immunity, bolster the teams hypothesis that metabolic
cell activity directly controls life and death decisions in cells. This issue also includes a related commentary by the studys lead author, Russell Jones, PhD, and senior author Craig B. Thompson, MD. It is well known that cells that lack Bax (Bcl-...
Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters
...etabolism, a publication of Cell Press. Should the metabolic
pathway uncovered in mice operate similarly in hum... plasma HDL-C levels in mice. They showed that the metabolic
effect of the proprotein convertases depended on yet another factor, an enzyme called endothelial li...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...in-related changes that are believed to occur on a metabolic
rather than an anatomic level. fMRI can determine, through measurement of cerebral blood flow and metabolic
changes, which parts of the brain are activated in response to different cognitive activities. f...
Study finds HIV protease inhibitor drugs may adversely affect the scaffolding of the cell nucleus
...side effects of HIV protease inhibitors, including metabolic
syndrome and regional losses of some of the bodys ...pes, including partial loss of body fat depots and metabolic
syndrome. The fact that HIV protease inhibitors block ZMPSTE24 and have been associated with side ...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
...ents are overweight or obese, 8 percent of men had metabolic
syndrome, 60 percent of men had high blood pressur...o 50 percent of females) had at least one risk for metabolic
syndrome, and eight percent of males had metabolic
syndrome. These individuals, if they continue...
Weill Cornell Medical College announces gifts totaling $400M
... focused on several areas -- obesity, diabetes and metabolic
disorders; cardiovascular diseases; neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders and aging; cancer; global health and infectious diseases; children's health; molecular therapeutics; and reproductive and regenerative medicine. The goal is to tran...
How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'
...r peptide, which they call BL-3020, displayed good metabolic
stability to intestinal enzymes when swallowed, and that it was able to cross the intestinal wall and gain access into the blood stream. Once in the blood, it could make its way to the MC4R receptor and close the circuit to send out the full signal. ...
Metabolic syndrome points to heart health
...und the waist and problems regulating blood sugar, metabolic
syndrome may also be associated with compromised h...aded association between the number of features of metabolic
syndrome and cardiac structural and functional abnormalities. Their study also investigated whether ...
Low-carb diets' effects linked to rise in newly identified 'starvation hormone'
...show that the hormone plays a critical role in the metabolic
shift seen in animals after a period of fasting an...g that you can give one hormone and flip the whole metabolic
profile." "We think these findings would increase the desirability of a drug that [might work thro...
Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
... as a major fuel source. Known as ketosis, this metabolic
state is characterized by extremely low insulin le... differences in weight gain reflect differences in metabolic
rates, she explains. These, in turn, result in hormonal changes that lead to different disposition o...
Study explains why patients with OSA are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
...The men were comparable in age, blood pressure and metabolic
profiles, but the OSA patients had a higher bodymass index, though the difference was not statistically significant. The OSA patients also had more apoptotic cells circulating in their bloodstreams and had vasomotor dysfunction. The OSA patients we...
Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes
...l history study, which is examining the immune and metabolic
events that precede diabetes symptoms. Screening involves a simple blood test. Individuals enrolled in the natural history study are closely monitored for diabetes development and may be eligible to participate in the oral insulin trial or future stu...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...arent simply conduits to deliver oxygen and remove metabolic
waste products," notes Friedlander. "In addition, blood vessels produce molecules and actions which have profound paracrine effects on the neighboring tissue." This rescue effect opens the door to using adult stem cell therapy to treat additional t...
Erectile dysfunction -- the canary in the mineshaft?
... non-urologic conditions such as heart disease and metabolic
syndrome was presented during the 102nd Annual Sci...ARE INTERTWINED (Abstract 863) If left untreated, metabolic
syndrome can lead to an increased risk for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease both known ...
NYP/Weill Cornell Urologists present at 2007 AUA Conference
...ll Cornell, have found that obese men and men with metabolic
syndrome -- a group of conditions that often occur together, including obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high triglycerides, which can lead to cardiovascular disease -- have higher incidences of urological erectile dysfunction. The s...
Transplanting human gut bugs into mice helps understanding of metabolic system
...of humans, which play an important part in peoples metabolic
makeup, have been transplanted into mice to further understanding of the human and animal metabolic
system, reveals a new study in the journal Molecular Systems Biology. Bugs in the gut are known a...
The hepatitis C link: Diagnose, treat, transplant
...utotaxin is one of the few genes within the purine metabolic
pathway that is up-regulated in the liver of cancer patients versus their non-tumor bearing counterparts, and therefore may be a novel and important marker for early stage HCC in the hepatitis C-infected liver." Dr. Maluccio will present this study...
Lowering body temperature could aid standard stroke treatment
... that lowering a patient's temperature reduces the metabolic
activity of ischemic (clot-causing) cells, which in turn reduces cell damage and death. But, says George Shaw, MD, PhD, who led the UC team, while several research centers are studying the use of hypothermia treatment for both stroke and heart att...
Chemical maps hint at drug's effects on schizophrenia
...was used, giving researchers a tool to explore the metabolic
side effects of these and other drugs. The team'...respond better to treatment than others or develop metabolic
side effects, she added. Schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness that is characterized by ha...
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