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Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk

...ontained high levels of toxic fatty acids that set off an inflammatory response in the skin of nursing pups. According to Evans by examining the action of PPAR in vivo, our work revealed an unexpected link between diet, inflammation and the quality of breast milk. Milk is considered a pure and nutriti...

Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure

...l of Epidemiology and Community Health. To stave off ill health, adults are currently recommended to indulge in 30 minutes of moderately strenuous exercise on at least five days of the week. But few people meet these recommendations, with lack of time cited as the most common reason for failing to do...

New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi

...r. Tamoxifen and other anti-hormonal therapies cut off the tumors access to estrogen, causing the tumor to stabilize and sometimes even shrink. However according to Clarke, many cancers become insensitive to these treatments over time more than half of all recurring breast cancers lose sensitivity beca...

Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly

...decide who they're going to be. Even if they start off knowing they're supposed to be a muscle cell, they can change," said Rando. "If you're exposed to the wrong environment, it will change your fate." Rando said the type of fibrosis that occurs in the aging muscle tissue is the same type seen in musc...

Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing 'good' cholesterol

...other enzyme called endothelial lipase by clipping off a piece of it and by activating its inhibitor, says first author Weijun Jin, MD, Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology. This promotes an increased level of HDL-C in the blood. We showed that mice engineered to express high levels of PCSK5A h...

Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007

...her, says Krekelberg. My long term goal is to take off the blindfolds to provide a more complete picture of how the neural mechanisms of visual perception deal with all those eye movements we make. The human eye is designed with the most sensitive photoreceptors at the center of the retina. In order to...

WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings

...satellite signals are weak and because they bounce off walls, introducing errors. Academic, corporate, and government researchers are pursuing a number of other technologies that may ultimately permit precision indoor location. They include radio frequency-based positioning (in which the angle and/or tim...

Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals

...oss of vestibular sensation often feel chronically off balance and lose the ability to keep the eyes steadily pointed at an object when they move their head, seeing the world like the wobbly image on a shaky handheld video camera. According to Della Santina, an assistant professor of otolaryngology - ...

ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines

...n a coronary artery is completely blocked, cutting off blood flow to the heart resulting in death of heart muscle. The ability to detect and treat these conditions earlier has greatly improved over the last several years. New evidence from pivotal trials over the past five years has been gathered toge...

Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases

...s cells by telling them when to differentiate, die off and form a skin barrier, Dr. Hsu says. In people with psoriasis, that process is interrupted and the skin cells dont die before more are created and the resulting lesions form. Animal models treated with green tea also showed reduced levels of pr...

Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

...e of consumer goods since 1977, but prices leveled off in the mid-1990s. And yet American women continued to get bigger. Heiland and Burkes social multiplier theory offers a potential reason why: As Americans continue to super-size their value meals, the average weight of the population increases and ...

Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment

...period to the second; the rate of increase leveled off from the second time period to the third. Correspondingly, the number of patients receiving medication-based reperfusion dropped over the study period. This is an appropriate shift, says Nallamothu: shifting patients from clot-busting medications ...

Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment

...tegrated the daughter cells just before they split off from their partners. The dividing cells sometimes destruct because a high-electric-field region develops between the two daughter cells. This leads to a large slope, or gradient, in the electric field from each daughter cell to this region. This grad...

Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer

...ter membrane of a cell. After its arrival, it sets off a chain of reactions, or signals, inside the cell....ed to be active all the time, like a light with no off switch. MEK, however, is never active all the time in nature; only if kept artificially active can i...

Floods and fires across Europe captured from space

...nnese and the island of Cephalonia in the Adriatic off the peninsula's northwest coast are among the worst hit areas. Major fires are visible from space satellites detect not only the smoke billowing from major conflagrations but also the burn scars left in their wake and even the fires themselves a...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

...xcept they detect (x-ray) photons rather than give off visible light. Because of the small size of their detection elements, these panels have the capacity for extraordinarily high resolution in all directions. The researchers compare images from a traditional CT and the MiniCAT for imaging of the t...

Where is the most dangerous place to travel over the holiday?

...rural crash deaths. Head-on collisions and driving off the road crashes both of which are disproportionately deadly are common on the two-lane, undivided highways prevalent in rural areas. Rural roads, with lighter traffic and pleasant scenery, can easily lull drivers into a false sense of security. An...

New study shows Rescue Remedy is an effective all-natural stress, anxiety reliever

...patients. Stress compromises your ability to fight off disease and infection. It can even rewire the brain, making you more vulnerable to everyday pressures and problems....

'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage

...e A2 contributes to myelin degradation by snipping off one of the two tails that make up lipid molecules contained in the myelin. Cutting off one of the tails turns the lipid molecules into LPC, amplifying the effect and further degrading the...

Parents of chronically ill kids are helped by better access to federal and employer leave

...eater access to federal and employer-provided time off from their jobs, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today. We found that having the time and financial flexibility to miss work is clearly important for parents who have children with serious chronic illnesses, said lead author Dr. Paul ...

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