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Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
...h the mothers seemed perfectly normal, the nursing offspring
soon stopped growing and lost their hair, says Wan. It took us some time to figure out what was going on. If the pups were given anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen, the symptoms reversed and their fur started to regrow. These obse...
Reductive stress linked to heart disease
...with mice that had far lower levels. The resulting offspring
had normal levels of reduced glutathione and did not develop heart failure. Lowering the level of reduced glutathione dramatically changed the survival of these mice, Benjamin said. Basically, we prevented them from getting heart failure. Heart,...
Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
...g to test in HIBM patients. To date, none of the offspring
born to transgenic mice who received ManNAc supplementation have gone on to develop muscle weakness, but the mutant mice remain smaller than their unaffected siblings. Studies are currently ongoing in Dr. Huizings laboratory to study the mutant mice ...
Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies
...ven the drugs for two days before delivering their offspring
prematurely. The team showed that celecoxib cut the risk in offspring
of having a moderate or severe bleed in half, from 90 percent to 45 percent. The percentage was redu...
Drug therapy can reduce preterm births and decrease lifetime medical costs
...duce both short-term and lifetime medical costs in offspring
by $2 billion per year. The results of their study...th 17P, discounted lifetime medical costs of their offspring
could be reduced by more than $2 billion annually. The potential societal savings from Medicaid cove...
Drug used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child damages DNA
...days of gestation and examined the tissue of their offspring
two years later. They found clear evidence of an AZT-induced increase in the incidence of hemangiosarcoma (cancer originating in cells that line the blood vessels) in male mice and mononuclear cell leukemia in female rats. There was also some evide...
Study questions 'cancer stem cell' hypothesis in breast cancer
...rom normal cells that mutate and generate abnormal offspring
that also mutate, forming a mass of genetically va...s with a CD24+ marker and suggested that they were offspring
of CD44+ cells. The team led by Polyak and Michail Shipitsin, also of Dana-Farber and HMS, used ge...
Framingham study shows parents who live long pass on
...tudy to examine cardiovascular risk factors in the offspring
of longer-lived individuals using independent and ...icine. In the study, researchers examined 1,697 offspring
age 30 and older (average age 40) whose parents participated in the original FHS and had reached age...
Wartime raises stress, blood pressure rates in military offspring
...stilities had ceased. At both points, adolescent offspring
of military personnel self-reported higher levels ...te that the physical impact of the war on military offspring
merits attention. "We are not aware of any studies examining the impact of the onset of the war on b...
Exercise has no effect on risk of knee osteoarthritis
...Framingham Offspring cohort, which consists of the offspring
of the original Framingham cohort. Persons were questioned about recent physical activity they had engaged in on a regular basis, and between one and two years later (1993-1994) had knee X-rays. They were also asked questions about knee symptoms such...
Men with no sons more at risk for prostate cancer, according to Mailman School of PH Study
...the relative risk of prostate cancer by the sex of offspring
among fathers registered in a family-based researc...rt of 38,934 men, followed from the birth of their offspring
(in 1964 through 1976) until 2005, the authors conclude that genes on the Y chromosome may be involv...
Blocking an inter-generational cycle of obesity
...his gene early, we can cut the obesity rate in the offspring
of obese mothers and the inter-generational cycle of obesity will be broken. Understanding the response mechanisms that are set up early in life will help us to move forward," Muhlhausler said. "While we know that over nutrition before birth makes ...
St. Jude finds clues to hearing loss from chemotherapy
...ous goals by identifying 17 families of mice whose offspring
carry one or more of a variety of mutations that cause them to lose the ability to hear high-frequency sounds, according to Jian Zuo, Ph.D., associate member of the St. Jude Department of Developmental Neurobiology. Zuo is senior author of a report o...
Pregnancy and lactation may affect maternal behavior and coping skills
... had undergone a single pregnancy and nursed their offspring
displayed higher levels of prolactin hormone recep... females who have given birth and breast fed their offspring
may help mothers improve their abilities to both nurture children and manage stress," Bridges added....
UK aging expert signs on as keynote speaker for GSA's annual meeting
...s caused humans to use energy to get food, produce offspring
and survive danger - not to repair and maintain cells. One of Kirkwood's most widely read publications is 1999's Time of Our Lives: The Science of Human Aging. In 2001 he was chosen to present the annual entry in BBC's distinguished and long-runnin...
New technology addresses female fertility preservation
...sult of the cultured embyros. Both male and female offspring
were fertile. ...
Children of diabetics show signs of atherosclerosis
... the American College of Cardiology. "We find that offspring
of type 2 diabetic parents have endothelial dysfun...this study had diabetes, but half of them were the offspring
of two diabetic parents. The researchers restricted blood flow in the arms of the participants using...
Selenium-protein deficiency raises prostate cancer risk
...d lower levels of selenoproteins. Approximately 50 offspring
that carried both traits were studied to see if the reduced levels of selenoproteins accelerated cancer development. As the researchers suspected, it did. "It's a hardcore link in an animal model system of selenium-containing proteins to prostate can...
H5N1 threat puts human flu back in spotlight
...a process called reassortment. The resulting viral offspring
caused that year's severe epidemic. According to the paper's authors, even in the absence of a quick reassortment, the right antigenic drift could give influenza A viruses the ability to spread to new species, including humans. The prospect of a huma...
Effective treatment of a mother's depression reduces risk of psychiatric disorders in her children
...n, with more than a 2- to 3-fold increased risk in offspring
of depressed parents compared with controls, accor...ng to background information in the article. These offspring
problems often begin before puberty, continue into adolescence and adulthood, and can be transmitted...