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MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease

...o forward and see if there are treatments that can modify the cellular response in the brain. The abnormal A-beta impairs the synapse connections that occur among neurons. These synapses control the communication among the brain cells, including how memory is processed. Besides neurons, A-beta also attack...

Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients

...d examine whether treatments for heart failure can modify the results and reduce the risk of mortality. ...

NHLBI Asthma Clinical Research Networks and ALA ACRC Network to present at ATS 2007

...nhaled steroids early in life in high-risk kids to modify the development of wheezing and protect lung function" The bottom line is no. You can control asthma, but you cant make it go away. In this study, children considered to be at high risk of asthma include those with recurrent wheezing in the first thr...

Transplanting human gut bugs into mice helps understanding of metabolic system

...tabolism of fats and in future we might be able to modify their metabolism using probiotics, like those found in some natural yoghurts. This gives us a new way of studying the beneficial effects of probiotics and functional foods and understanding what they do to our "friendly" bacteria. Our new approach al...

Quick, innovative procedure helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy

...continence." Numerous attempts have been made to modify prostatectomy and preserve continence, but none have proven ideal. Trying to find a better way, Drs. Tewari and Vaughan reviewed 3-D videos that detailed the urological anatomy of patients who had retained full continence after prostatectomy. "We wer...

Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty

...er levels of family conflict for those required to modify spending habits. Finally, Hochwarter was interested in whether employees felt alone in their sacrifices or if their company had to tighten its belt as well. "Certainly, only a handful of employees noted that their company changed plans or had to ...

$10M grant to VCU to develop new cancer treatments

...D anatomy as patients are treated, we can adapt or modify the treatment daily, or, if necessary, on a second-to-second basis to accommodate anatomical and biological changes," Williamson said. Patients involved in clinical studies receive a high level of care and communication from their treatment team, and...

SUMO wrestling in the brain

...eature of a healthy brain is that the synapses can modify how efficiently they work, by increasing or decreasing the amount of information transmitted. In disorders such as epilepsy the synapses transmit too much information, resulting in over-excitation in the cells. The research team, led by Professor J...

Biofeedback on abnormal mechanics lowers risk for stress fractures, pain under kneecap

...his feedback, all runners immediately were able to modify the hardness of their footstrike to meet the desired level, but all reported that the softer footstrike level did not "feel normal." By the end of the eighth session, however, even when they were receiving relatively little feedback, all runners had ...

Exercise science principles strengthen swallowing rehabilitation

...rs patients and helps them not only judge but then modify their own performance." Dr Burkhead also is developing a strengthening technique that incorporates a creative way to access hard-to-reach muscles. Her technique incorporates the use of the Therabite device, developed by Atos Medical in Sweden, to ...

New blood test can diagnose and monitor treatment of Parkinson's disease

...ore effective drug development. "When drugs that modify disease progression are available, this test may also help in showing whether candidate drugs are having an effect on the disease by keeping alpha-synuclein levels close to normal," Prof Horne said....

Northwestern chemists develop new method for synthesizing anti-cancer flavonoids

... with anti-cancer properties so we can selectively modify these natural products," said Scheidt. "We want to...or example -- but with chemistry you can go in and modify that structure, imbuing the molecule with more desirable traits, such as binding more effectively to...

Study of leukemia survivors gives hints for better care

...ey are at risk for developing later in life and to modify current treatments to reduce those risks, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. ALL is the most common cancer in children and adolescentswith about 3,000 new cases diagnosed yearly in the United States. The St. Jude ...

A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go to work

...ique for colorectal cancer, as we believe we could modify the bacteria to produce factors that will reduce tumour growth. Treatment of diseases elsewhere in the body might also be possible as most things present in the gut can get taken into the blood stream."...

Model language unveiled to help clinical researchers disclose financial conflicts

...al institutions using the new language may want to modify key phrases to suit their purposes," said Jeremy Sugarman. "This is language that can help these institutions craft better written materials. It can also help serve as a model for how to accurately phrase disclosure in discussions with potential rese...

New fat, same old problem with an added twist?

...-rich fat is fast becoming the method of choice to modify fats in foods that require a longer shelf life because this process hardens fat similar to oils containing trans-fatty acids. The new study shows that interesterification, which unnaturally rearranges the position of individual fatty acids on the fat...

JRRD releases single-topic issue focused on vision rehabilitation

...ision devices and skills at home, halo effects may modify outcomes measurement. We recommend that researchers using the NEI VFQ modify the questions to make the instrument more sensitive to improvements that occur after treatment....

FSU study: Can prunes reverse bone loss after menopause?

... Arjmandi said. "Furthermore, many women prefer to modify their lifestyle and dietary practices in order to prevent fracture due to osteoporosis." Chair of FSU's nutrition, food and exercise sciences department since joining the faculty last summer, Arjmandi has spearheaded the current research with fundi...

Researchers warn milk eliminates cardiovascular health benefits of tea

...een shown to be protective. "Since milk appears to modify the biological activities of tea ingredients, it is likely that the anti-tumour effects of tea could be affected as well. I think it is essential that we re-examine the association between tea consumption and cancer protection, to see if that is the ...

Gene chip discovery may lead to individualized treatment for 5 hereditary liver diseases

...an cause devastating diseases in children may also modify the clinical course of other common liver diseases in adults,"said Mitchell Cohen, M.D., director of the division of gastroenterology hepatology and nutrition at Cincinnati Children's. Jaundice is a yellowing of the eyes and skin caused by impairme...

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(Date:11/4/2014)... amount of death at the right time might actually ... research that could help in understanding animal populations, pest ... a paper in the journal Trends in Ecology ... colleagues conclude that the kind of positive population effect ... or mortality, depends on the size and developmental stage ...
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