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Scientists to study actions of botanical oils

...tect against atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits in blood vessels. A second project will explore the hypothesis that a rare oil found in nature known as echium reduces atherosclerosis by lowering triglycerides. Project 3 examines how borage, marine (fish) and echium oils reduce inflammatory messeng...

Short sugar chains-a future drug for Alzheimer's?

...ortant for the build-up of amyloid, morbid protein deposits that appear in several serious diseases. This is s...ry for the occurrence of amyloid, abnormal protein deposits in the body. Amyloid appears in several grave disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, mad-cow diseas...

Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds

...search, it is known that in the aging human brain, deposits of beta-amyloid normally increase. This study tells us that development of those deposits can be reduced and possibly eliminated through exercise, at least in this mouse model." These findin...

'Surprising' findings reported about iron overload

...y can permit the progressive accumulation of iron deposits in target organs that may result in complications such as cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, arthritis, diabetes, impotence and heart failure. "The finding that Asians and Pacific Islanders have high levels of iron in the blood is surprising beca...

UBC-U of S research offers hope for treatment of age-related blindness

... like Alzheimer's disease of the eye, with retinal deposits called drusen acting like amyloid deposits in the brain found in Alzheimer's," says McGeer, a UBC professor emeritus in the Kinsmen Laboratory ...

Facelift alternatives rid patients of neck 'wattle' without the downtime of surgery

... and have a "wattle" because of an overload in fat deposits just under the skin, often benefit from liposuction alone. Middle-aged patients generally have fat deposits, as well as, loose neck muscles and skin, requiring the fat removal and muscle tightening technique. Patients older than 75 usually need more ...

Fiber supplements may lower cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics

...ated cholesterol levels can raise the risk of hard deposits called plaques forming in the arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. LDL levels of 160 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) and above are considered high. Soluble fiber helps lower blood cholesterol levels. However, most adults...

Atorvastatin shows promise in small trial for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease

...yloid beta production [excess amyloid beta protein deposits are a hallmark of AD] and subsequently the symptoms of AD come from the blood because of increased circulating levels." "Finally, although the results clearly hold promise, this was a pilot proof-of-concept trial with a small number of participants,"...

Substantial 15-year survival gains from standard breast cancer treatments

...o remove all traces of the disease, but undetected deposits of cancer cells may remain that could, over the next 5, 10 or 15 years, develop into a life-threatening recurrence. Chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy are often given as additional treatments in early breast cancer to help prevent recurrence, and c...

UCSB professors among team awarded $13 million to mount nano-attack on plaque

... respond to the pathophysiology of atheroma (fatty deposits on arterial walls); and develop bio-nanoelectromechanical systems (called BioNEMS) that can sense and respond to vulnerable plaque, ultimately providing diagnostic and therapeutic capability. "The Programs of Excellence in Nanotechnology is a vitally...

Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?

...times higher than doses that resulted in manganese deposits in the brains of rats. Adults would be exposed to doses 50 percent higher than the rodents. The researchers said that while limitations to their calculations do exist, regulatory agencies have not considered this potential pathway when setting drinki...

Availability of vascular surgeons impacts amputation rate

...cine at Baylor. PAD is a condition in which fatty deposits build up on the inner linings of arteries, restricting the flow of blood to muscles and organs, especially the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs and feet. About 8 million to 12 million people are affected by PAD. The disease accounts for about half of al...

Obese men more carb intolerant than obese women

...und in carbohydrates, may lead to a buildup of fat deposits on muscle tissue, which can cause a person to gain weight and, eventually, impair physical endurance," said study co-author Emile F. L. Dubois, MD, PhD, FCCP, Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Hospital Reinier de Graaf Groep, Delft-Voorburg, Netherla...

Detecting Alzheimer's in the eye, lifting fingerprints without touching the surface

...hose portions ofthe eye, the proteins form amyloid deposits similar to those in thebrain. Furthermore, the researchers discovered that the amyloidbeta proteins in the lens produce a very unusual cataract, formed ina different place in the eye than common cataracts (which are not atall associated with Alzheim...

Scientists breed special rats to learn more about hypertension

...vessels from atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits that can cause heart attacks. This research suggests that it may also protect heart function. "Estrogen seems to exert protective actions on heart performance that may be independent from any changes in blood pressure," said Groban. Chappell led a pr...

Updated guideline: Carotid endarterectomy beneficial for stroke prevention in some patients

...a surgical procedure that removes plaque and fatty deposits from blocking the carotid arteries which are the main suppliers of blood for the brain. There is strong evidence recommending carotid endarterectomy to prevent stroke in people who have severe (70 to 99 percent) blockage in their carotid artery. Near...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Oct. 4, 2005, issue

...turation tests. Hemochromatosis can increase iron deposits in body organs, which can cause serious liver damage such as cirrhosis and liver cancer, diabetes, heart failure, arthritis, and skin discoloration. Patients who have relatives with hemochromatosis should tell their personal physicians....

Study questions widespread use of C-reactive protein test to assess cardiovascular risk

...lar disease, particularly in the build up of fatty deposits in the lining of arteries. The researchers found that elevated CRP goes hand in hand with traditional risk factors for heart disease, such as smoking, obesity, high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol, and rarely occurs in their absence. CRP l...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2005 (second issue)

...e who lived closer to naturally occurring asbestos deposits had a greater chance of developing the disease. The authors explained that a major strength of the study was the very large number of mesothelioma cases used to assess the potentially weak association between exposure to naturally occurring asbestos ...

Clues to the progression of Alzheimer's disease revealed in brain imaging studies

...-B (PIB) which binds to the telltale beta-amyloid deposits in the brain of Alzheimer's patients were present...hers a picture of beta-amyloid, or amyloid plaque, deposits in the brain. The distinguishing factor between Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is the prese...

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