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Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive
...these amino acids to soy protein, and make it work like
a mussel-protein adhesive. Then they began to develop other strong and water-resistant wood adhesives from renewable natural materials using mussel protein as a model. The research work has resulted in 11 papers in journals such as Macromolecular Rap...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
...n a treadmill and cycling, and strength exercises, like
weightlifting. The exercise routine was performed three times per week, each session lasting 90 minutes, for a total of 78 sessions per exerciser during the study period. Measures of aerobic fitness and body fat were made at the beginning and end o...
Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes
...insulin, sugar, and blood fats leading to diseases like
type-2 diabetes and liver degeneration. The findi...solely in the insulin-producing beta cells. Mice, like
humans, that eat a diet rich in calories gain weight quickly and experience disturbances in their bl...
Rats with migraines provide Jefferson scientists insights to improved drug strategy
...an reverse this sensitization." Dr. Oshinsky would like
to better understand which neurotransmitters are involved in sensitization, which he hopes will lead to the development of improved migraine drugs....
'Nanoshells' simultaneously detect and destroy cancerous cells
... want to simply find the cancerous cells. We would like
to locate the cells, be able to make a rational choice about whether they need to be destroyed and, if so, proceed immediately to treatment." To this end, Drezek and West collaborated to develop a new imaging and treatment method based on metal "nano...
University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health
...tween longevity and loneliness. Religious belief, like
social support, could have beneficial effects on people's health, scholars contend. Because the research is multi-disciplinary, including researchers in University of Chicago departments of Medicine, Psychology, Sociology, History, and Human Develop...
Will cancer vaccine get to all women?
..., why vaccinate?' It will be a real challenge, not like
other vaccines." Last but not least is the cost. Ganguly is trying to arrange for an HPV vaccine to be produced cheaply in India. But there are fears India's new patent laws will make licensing deals difficult....
Suicide in one partner substantially increases suicide risk in the other
...ing editorial contends that "assortative mating" - like
seeking out like
- might account for the figures....
New LASIK research reveals unexpected finding: Key to better-than-20/20 vision is in the flap
...for vision correction. Until now, advancements like
Custom LASIK and Wavefront have focused on improving the second step (precision of tissue ablation). But new research shows the importance of the first step on visual outcomes. The discovery was made when surgeons began using a new laser, instead o...
Scientists discover how Ebola virus infects cells
...ts infectivity, the scientists found. Ebola virus, like
the Marburg virus now alarming Angola, is a filovirus, a family of viruses that cause severe and frequently fatal hemorrhagic fevers. "Finding medical countermeasures for viral hemorrhagic fevers is a global public health priority because not only do...
Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem
...rsity within the archaea, microbes that look a lot like
bacteria but are genetically and biochemically as different from bacteria as bacteria are from humans. The team also used the samples to examine how microbial communities differ among locations within the intestine as well as among different people. ...
It's not all in your head
...cient to diagnose PE, and that subjective factors, like
lack of control, may also be valid indicators. "Mo..."This article demonstrates that subjective factors like
sense of control, distress, and sexual satisfaction need to be considered when treating this highly ...
Doing a spin with DNA
...lows: The enzyme surrounds the double-stranded DNA like
a clamp and then temporarily cuts through one of the two DNA strands. The accumulated torsional forces in the DNA are then spun out around the intact strand. After a number of turns the topoisomerase ones again firmly grabs the spinning DNA and 'glue...
Pessimism and depression increase dementia risk
...a. "One has to be cautious in interpreting a study like
this," says Dr. Geda. "One cannot make a leap from group level data to the individual. Certainly the last thing you want to do is to say, 'Well, I am a pessimist; thus, I am doomed to develop dementia 20 or 30 years later,' because this may end up be...
Ibuprofen may lower risk of Parkinson's disease
...e of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like
ibuprofen is associated with a lower risk of Parkinson's disease. "Our previous study for the first time showed that regular users of non-aspirin NSAIDs had a lower risk of Parkinson's disease than non-users. There has been evidence suggesting a role...
College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do
... a drink is," added White. "Not doing so would be like
telling people that it's OK to have one order of french fries per day without telling them whether we mean small or super-sized." White suggested that college itself would be a good place to start, either during freshman orientation or via a school-w...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
... for a brain aneurysm, tiny metal clips, something like
tiny clothespins, are typically used to separate the aneurysm from the normal vessel. The clips keep blood from entering the aneurysm, and as a result future bleeding is prevented and nearby brain tissue is protected. A solid clot inside the aneurysm...
Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer
... of the uterus; mucinous ovarian cancer even looks like
intestinal cells. These mysterious shapes have cau...in cell shape necessarily lead to cancer. We would like
to be able to offer a test that could assess risk and allow women to make more informed choices." In...
Researchers find that chocolate compound stops cancer cell cycle in lab experiments
..., and sort out any issues of toxicity." Chocolate, like
many other foods, is the source of many possible a...colate is made from the beans of cacao trees, and, like
some other plants, are rich in natural antioxidants known as flavonoids. These antioxidants may prot...
Northwestern's cancer genetics program finds gene variants that greatly increase breast cancer risk
... TGFBR1*6A and TGFB1 T29C variants." Mutated genes like
TGFBR1*6A and the better-known cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, alter cells in a way that causes them either to grow faster or become cancerous. Dr. Pasche says while BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have been implicated in an estimated 3 to 7 perce...
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