Tag: "iron" at medical news
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...gineering could be used to reduce the incidence of iron
deficiency worldwide by improving the quality of d...e Seminar, which looks at the issue of nutritional iron
deficiency in both industrialised and developing countries. The authors say: Iron deficiency is on...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...ox) as a new treatment to help patients who get an iron
overload from blood transfusions. A breakthrough in removing excess iron
from the blood (chelation therapy), Exjade is given once-daily as a drink. Iron chelation is often n...
Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
...isease, which leaves researchers to focus on zinc, iron
and copper. The researchers also found that several distinct types of structures could be assembled from individual units of amino acids. "We found that we could build lots of different types of structures with an individual unit: fettuccine-shaped...
Mapping mountains from space with GOCE
...int on Earth, a global unified height system would iron
out the main errors so that mountain ranges on one continent could be accurately measured against those on the other side of the world. Given the harsh and remote environments of many of the Earth's large mountain ranges such as the Himalayas or the ...
Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders
...ncluding those associated with malaria, pregnancy, iron
deficiency, thalassemia, and sickle cell disease), to disorders that lead to abnormal bleeding and clotting, to malignant disorders such as leukemia and lymphoma. Methods designed to enhance the purity of the blood supply in these counties will also ...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
...or fiber. Womens intake of the important nutrients iron
(23 percent meet recommendations), calcium (33 percent meet recommendations) and folate (32 percent meet recommendations) are remarkably low. Twenty-three percent of men and 34 percent of women participated in less than 30 minutes of activity per day...
Stanford researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain
... The research group placed miniscule particles of iron
inside stem cells to act as cellular beacons detec... research group, said the work also shows that the iron
doesn't disrupt the normal function of the stem cells. "This work is important because if a method o...
World first medical treatment announced by researchers
...his condition is the accumulation of protein-bound iron
in the lungs, a consequence of repeated bleeding i...nt anaemia is a combination of corticosteroids and iron
supplement. Both chronic inflammation, and the presence of iron, released following bleeding into ...
Different type of iron supplement is better at boosting iron levels
Fortifying cereals with a different type of iron
supplement reduces anaemia, iron-deficiency anaemia and general iron
deficiency children in developing countries, and boosts three major iron
status indicators, conclude...
Breakdown of myelin implicated in Alzheimer's, UCLA research shows
...odendrocytes and myelin have the highest levels of iron
of any brain cells, Bartzokis said, and circumstantial evidence supports the possibility that brain iron
levels might be a risk factor for age-related neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. In the st...
Eggs promote weight loss and help close nutrient consumption gap
...ding the highest-quality protein, choline, folate, iron
and zinc for only about 75 calories. Eggs also contain small amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, which may be involved in the prevention of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration....
A sweet step toward new cancer therapies
...en exploring the use of metals such as calcium and iron
to carry the necessary positive charges. In a series of recently published papers, they first showed that their method can be used to selectively cleave different bonds and then demonstrated that it can be used to identify sulfate-laden proteins and ...
Gene linked to increased risk of stroke
...arry this genetic defect. Hemochromatosis leads to iron
overload in the body, eventually causing organ dys... data suggests plaque build-up in the arteries and iron
overload are not to blame, said Nordestgaard as well as study author Christina Ellervik, MD, also wi...
Scientists create dual-modality microbeads to improve identification of disease biomarkers
...es embedding fluorescent quantum dots and magnetic iron
oxide nanoparticles inside the beads to create dual-modality magneto-optical beads. Nie and Sathe synthesize the quantum dots in different colors by varying their size, giving the beads a unique optical signature. Having different color beads allows ...
Picture this: FSU professor's research could lead to vastly improved medical imaging
...gnets known. "Fe8 is a molecule made up of eight iron
ions that form a tight molecular bond," Dalal said. "It has a powerful magnetic field, which is obviously important in generating a very clear image with an MRI device. What's more, Fe8 is non-toxic and water-soluble, making it safe for injection int...
Using nanomagnets to enhance medical imaging
.... Toxicity is not believed to be an issue, because iron
is naturally found in the body and other studies have found that these materials are non-toxic at the concentrations used in MRI. NIST works with Florida State University to make single-molecule magnets less than five nanometers (nm) in diameter, a...
Over 200 million children under age 5 failing to reach their potential in cognitive development
...es of poor child development stunting, iodine and iron
deficiencies, and inadequate cognitive and social-emotional stimulation. Other potential risk factors include maternal depression, exposure to lead and arsenic, and some infectious diseases, such as malaria or HIV/AIDS. Interventions that address t...
Prenatal multivitamins for undernourished women may reduce risk of low birth weight
...pregnant may be less likely than women taking only iron
and folic acid supplements to have babies weighing...structed to take it daily. Both groups were given iron
and folic acid supplements and guidance on prenatal health and were monitored during regular prenata...
MIT implant could measure tumor growth, treatment
..., makes use of detection nanoparticles composed of iron
oxide and coated with a sugar called dextran. Antibodies specific to the target molecules are attached to the surface of the particles. When the target molecules are present, they bind to the particles and cause them to clump together. That clumping ...
Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage
...g most pronounced among those taking folic acid or iron
and multivitamins, which contain these. Eating fresh fruit and vegetables daily or on most days was also found to halve the odds of miscarriage and, in a finding that will delight pregnant women everywhere, the consumption of chocolate was also found...
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