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Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes

...owth of blood vessels associated with tumors, also contributes in unexpected ways to the spread of cancer. In the April Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology describe finding that VEGF-A promotes the development of l...

Genetic link to cervical cancer

...cal cancer, suggesting that activation of NK cells contributes to cancer progression. NK cell activation may increase local inflammation, suggests Carrington, which has been associated with the progression of other types of cancer including gastric and prostate cancer. Exactly how inflammation might promote ce...

Chemical present in clear plastics can impair learning and cause disease

...strogen is also synthesized in the brain, where it contributes to the development and function of the hippocampus. MacLusky said that high concentrations of BPA have been reported in the blood of some pregnant women and that BPA contamination could adversely affect human hippocampal development, with longterm ef...

Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes

...tion of insulin via GPR40 receptors, which in turn contributes to disease development. By inactivating GPR40 function the animals are protected from these diseases. This theory is supported by the finding that mice with an increased number of GPR40 receptors on their beta cells develop diabetes. GPR40 belongs t...

Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients

... -- a concern that the Duke physicians said likely contributes to insufficient prescribing of the drugs to treat heart attacks. These findings are important, the researchers said, because approximately one in three patients rushed to emergency rooms with heart attack symptoms do not receive these potentially lif...

Variant in gene associated with telomeres predicts longer survival of deadly brain tumor

...n of hTERT because abnormal expression of the gene contributes to unregulated cell growth, and expression of the gene has been evaluated as one of the most common tumor markers in most primary tumors, says the study's first author, Luo Wang, M.D., Ph.D., a research scientist in the Department of Epidemiology. Th...

Feeling safe and secure? CUMC scientists find it's all in the caudoputamen

...ndent of the presence or absence of danger, and it contributes to a sense of well being." The next step, Rogan says, is to verify that the same safety circuits are present in people. He is now planning a brain imaging study that will look for activity in the caudoputamen of people conditioned to link a sound wit...

NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease

...50,000 people are diagnosed for the first time. It contributes to or causes about 300,000 deaths each year. About 1 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 65 is diagnosed with congestive heart failure each year. Existing therapies include drugs, gene therapy, and vascular interventions for relief of art...

Report reveals need to improve physical health of people with schizophrenia

...appreciate the risks they face and how the illness contributes to premature death. Excessive body weight increases the risk of ill health, and is the biggest risk factor for type 2 diabetes caused by antipsychotics. Sufferers are also predisposed to hypertension, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, respirator...

Children do well with shorter fast before surgery

... studies could help researchers determine how milk contributes to stomach volume and acidity, since milk curdles in the stomach and acts more like a solid than liquid, she notes. Many of the studies examined in the review only reported stomach volume and acidity, without noting any adverse effects on surgery. "I...

Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems

...ch then enter the brain. The influx of these cells contributes to swelling and inflammation known as encephalitis. The other protein, p38, helps trigger a series of events that result in a cell's programmed death, called apoptosis. Only one of the five treated monkeys showed any signs of encephalitis, and that m...

Mayo Clinic researchers discover genetic glitch in the heart's electrical system

... malfunctions in the heart's electrical system and contributes to what were previously unexplained drownings. Mayo researchers first discovered defects in a gene that causes the heart's electrical system to malfunction and described how it might cause a drowning of an otherwise healthy person and reported their ...

New fat is needed to clear old fat from the system

...ormal processing of glucose or lipids in the liver contributes to problems of type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis, and fatty liver disease often is seen in people who are obese or suffer from insulin resistance. "There's also good evidence that the liver plays a key role in mediating cardiovascular risk through ...

Innovative study finds way to 'bio-synthesize' an anti-cancer compound

...AS study also helps explain how a specific microbe contributes to the biology of its host organism: "This study is particularly important since it helps reveal how a bacterial symbiont plays a role in the biology of a tunicate, which as a representative of the chordates, is not so far away from humans in the tre...

Study finds ADHD improves with sensory intervention

...cessing disorder, a neurological underpinning that contributes to their ability to pay attention or focus," explained Koenig. "They either withdraw from or seek out sensory stimulation like movement, sound, light and touch. This translates into troublesome behaviors at school and home." Normally, we process an...

Newly discovered 'branding' process helps immune system cells pick their fights

...od vessel walls may lead to immune reactivity that contributes to narrowing and stiffening of blood vessels....

Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation

...ion, diagnosis and treatment of disease, the Group contributes on many fronts to improve people's health and quality of life. Roche employs roughly 65,000 people in 150 countries, including approximately 15,000 in the United States. Roche's U.S. operations celebrate their American Centennial in 2005. In anothe...

The anatomy of sarcasm: Researchers reveal how the brain handles this complex communication

... understand the literal language. Thus this study contributes to our understanding of the relation between language and social cognition."...

Risk factors in contracting cancer of the endometrium

...that passive smoking, at home or in the workplace, contributes in diminishing the risk of contracting endometrial cancer. Other factors reducing the risk of this pathology are having given birth at least once, the consumption of coffee as well as of alcoholic drinks in high quantities, given that moderate consu...

Personalized immunosuppression with leading organ transplant therapy may optimize patient care

...ion, diagnosis and treatment of disease, the Group contributes on many fronts to improve people's health and quality of life. Roche employs roughly 65,000 people in 150 countries, including approximately 15,000 in the United States. Roche's U.S. operations celebrate their American Centennial in 2005. In another...

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