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Scientists discover way to control allergic reactions

...actions by topping up the immune cells responsible for controlling them. According to research published ...wn about the role of these regulatory immune cells for a number of years, this is the first time we have found a way to manipulate them to help control all...

Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists

...es could help in the development of new treatments for asthma attacks. By giving interferons to asthma su... discovery could lead to a potential new treatment for asthma attacks by using a device similar to an asthma inhaler to top up the levels of interferons in...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...reating insomnia, the new finding has implications for the way sleep problems are addressed -- or not addressed -- in nursing homes, and perhaps for the prevention of falls that often trigger major health crises in the elderly. "Many physicians ass...

Children's hospital neurologist receives Young Investigator Award in spinal muscular atrophy

...ation into the cause, treatment and potential cure for SMA. The award will provide Sahin with $85,000 each year for three years, plus an allowance for tuition and research expenses. In a novel approach, the award als...

Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women

...ess explaining why the folklore may have persisted for centuries. "This information is important for women," comments Julie Mennella, PhD. "If a mother is drinking alcohol just to improve the quality o...

Study finds that women with PCOS are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease

...n suffer from PCOS. While there is no actual cure for PCOS, researchers are working to identify effective treatments as well as possible causes for the condition "Our study highlights the relationship between PCOS, metabolic syndrome and cardiovas...

A possible new phase for rheumatoid arthritis treatment

...set of clinical symptoms, provides a new rationale for the very early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis -...n the development of the microenvironment required for chronic disease. The authors propose that there is now a strong biological rationale for testing the...

People can learn motor skills by watching

...ng a motor skill would engage their neural systems for movement planning and control, and that the subjec... we activate the same neural circuitry responsible for planning and executing our own actions." In their experiments, the researchers tested "the intriguin...

New health information resource from Tufts for Asian-language speakers

...y announces today an unprecedented health resource for Asian Americans whose first language is not English. Dubbed SPIRAL for "Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages," it is a Web site ( http://spiral.tufts....

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...archers say the finding has important implications for such things as personal savings, retirement planning and "safety net" government programs for the seriously ill and disabled. The study will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological S...

Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men

...ween 30 and 50 years old who had been hospitalized for a previous heart attack, and 300 matched controls....ture heart attacks by getting antibiotic treatment for the bacteria, said Dr. Arcari. Again, the reasoning is based on experts' relative lack of knowledge ...

Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting

...nterventions, an estimated 56 deaths are prevented for women compared to 42 deaths prevented for men. There is a larger absolute benefit for women because of their higher risk profile." Lansky i...

Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter

...s are the ones who have the most vigorous activity for longer periods of time," says Dr. Bernard Gutin, e...ysical activity of 421 black and white adolescents for five days. Cardiovascular fitness was measured by a treadmill test that went progressively faster at...

Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist

...t MCG's Georgia Prevention Institute, left April 1 for Spain to spend six weeks helping health care provi...al and Cultural Affairs, matches countries looking for expertise in certain areas with U.S. faculty and professionals who can provide it. Dr. Gutin has bee...

ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants

The process for prioritizing heart and lung transplant candidates ...rgans is under review by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) during its Annual Meeting and Scientific Session this week in...

9th Annual Public Forum at AACR Annual Meeting

...revention of cancer provides a unique opportunity for Southern California cancer patients, survivors and...nagawa, Community Director, Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research & Training, Spring Valley, Calif., "The Personal Perspectives of Cancer S...

PSA screening for prostate cancer to be debated at annual meeting forum

PHILADELPHIA -- Screening for prostate cancer with a PSA (prostate specific anti...he 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. The forum will feature two outspoken authorities in the field: Otis W. Brawley, M....

Once-a-month naltrexone successfully used to treat alcohol dependence

...y reduced heavy drinking in patients being treated for alcohol dependence, according to a study in the Jo...tal Health Center at Yale. "This provides coverage for an entire month." Acohol dependence ranks as the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, as re...

Scientists to study actions of botanical oils

...ived a $7.5 million grant from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and...Center, is one of five centers nationwide selected for funding. Research conducted by the funded centers will explore the safety, effectiveness, and mechan...

OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function

...ients, the disease's cellular function and methods for disrupting thought and memory have not been well u...early in the disease process." One possible reason for the reduction of synaptic proteins is mitochondrial dysfunction, a well-documented occurrence in Alz...

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(Date:8/25/2014)... the first U.S. outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept ... people. A university math and biology professor has used ... gain insight into how only a few infected people ... community., The fall 2009 semester hadn,t even started when ... and Wellness Services clinic11 one day, and just two ...
(Date:8/25/2014)... battery-powered DNA diagnostic device invented at New Zealand,s ... commonly used field tool for rapidly detecting suspected ... the level of infection. , The breakthrough device, ... Queenstown Molecular Biology main meeting. It takes advantage ... target DNA sequences in real-time, without the need ...
(Date:8/25/2014)... separation from a device the size of a cell ... acoustic waves, according to a team of engineers., "For ... before analysis," said Tony Jun Huang, professor of engineering ... the integrity of the cells, damages them in any ... surface acoustic waves can separate cells using very small ...
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