Tag: "copper" at medical news
Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
...esults suggest that the exact way amyloid binds to copper
ions affects the fibers' architecture, rate of propagation and their effect, if any, on surrounding neurons. "Not all amyloid fibrils are toxic," says Dr. Lynn. "Amyloid is made of proteins and proteins normally fold into beautiful structures. Howe...
UCLA, Italian chemists move closer to solving Lou Gehrig's disease mystery
...er, think they know. In ALS patients, the proteins copper
and zinc may not be there at all. They present evi...cientists can figure out why ALS patients lack the copper
and zinc, that would be a major advance that could lead to treatment, she said. The research team ...
Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma
...creational exposure to solvents, pesticides, iron, copper
and manganese. Their lifetime exposure was then estimated blind to disease status and the results were adjusted, as appropriate, for age, sex, country of residence, tobacco use, ever having been knocked unconscious and family history of Parkinson's d...
Researchers examine why food tastes bad to chemotherapy recipients
...vels, and adverse health effect levels of iron and copper
in water, and their relationship to health-based p...cronutrients in the human diet. In fact, iron and copper
are commonly found in drinking water, and they can be an important source of these mircronutrients. ...
High-fat, copper-rich diets associated with increased rates of cognitive decline in older adults
...high in saturated and trans fats, a high intake of copper
may be associated with an accelerated rate of decl... recent animal study found that the consumption of copper
in drinking water could amplify the degenerative effects of a high-fat diet on rabbit brains. Ma...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- July 26, 2006
... facilities may contain up to 30 percent chromated copper
arsenic-treated (CCA) wood. Helena M. Solo-Gabriele and colleagues point out that even small amounts of CCA-preserved wood (recently banned for residential uses) can cause mulch to exceed regulatory guidelines for arsenic leaching. A colorant made ...
5,000 rare diseases need drugs, but Europe only approves a handful each year
...o break down lipids and Wilson's disease, in which copper
build-up can damage vital organs. "In the last 20 years international efforts have been made to encourage companies to develop orphan drugs by providing incentives like tax credits and research aids, simplifying marketing authorisation procedures and...
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease is devoted to metal ions and neurodegenerative diseases
...luminum metabolism, zinc biochemistry, calcium and copper
disorders, and other metal-related pathologies, this special issue provides key insights into the neurological effects of metals in the human body....
Health benefits of a Christmas brandy
...ants contained in the brandy that come mainly from copper
during the distilling process, Dr Troup said. He said a shot (30mls) of brandy would give the equivalent antioxidant potential to the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. "The antioxidants only make up only a small percentage of substances found in...
Tiny self-assembling cubes could carry medicine, cell therapy
...n a shape resembling a cross. Each square, made of copper
or nickel, has small openings etched into it, so that it eventually will allow medicine or therapeutic cells to pass through. The researchers use metallic solder to form hinges along the edges between adjoining squares. When the flat shapes are heat...
Intake of dietary copper helps Alzheimer's patients
...aims to elucidate a potential beneficial effect of copper
orotate (an organic copper
salt), which is given together with a standard cholinesterase inhibitor. A diagnosis of mild to mode...
Scientists harness the power of pee
...t is made from a layer of paper that is steeped in copper
chloride (CuCl) and sandwiched between strips of magnesium and copper. This "sandwich" is then held in place by being laminated, which involves passing the battery unit between a pair of transparent plastic films through a heating roller at 120C. The...
New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa
...ned from thriving special initiatives, such as the copper
mines' substantial efforts to protect workers and their families from the health and economic devastation of malaria." "We think that this partnership can establish the value of scaled-up, national malaria control as the gold standard in Africa," sai...