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Vertical work-stations could help obese shed 30 Kilos a year

...er the course of a year, that could translate into shedding between 20 and 30 kg, they say. The authors add that the study participants found the equipment easy to use and were able to work normally, to the extent that they wanted to continue using it after the study had finished. And they suggest that de...

Mice with a migraine show signs of brain damage

...ells swell and begin to disintegrate, with neurons shedding important connections known as dendritic spines the tiny extensions of an individual neurons body that usually number in the thousands within a synapse. Mice in the grasp of a migraine lost up to three-quarters of these important cellular components...

Studies highlight 'real world' use, safety of drug-eluting stents

...o reopen the treated artery. The registry is also shedding light on the importance of long-term anti-clotting medication in preventing a worrisome complication associated with drug-eluting stents: development of blood clots that block the stent long after implantation, or late stent thrombosis. Patients in t...

The problem with treating spondylarthritis with anti-TNF strategies

...and spine ankylosis with anti-TNF strategies while shedding light on the process of SpA. A sample of male mice with spontaneous arthritis were caged together and observed from the age of 10 weeks. From week 12 to week 25, the mice were treated twice weekly with etanercept, in a strength comparable to standa...

CHPA statement regarding 'Monitoring the Future' findings on cough medicine abuse

...xtromethorphan. We applaud the survey authors for shedding light on this trend surrounding the abuse of medicine. Combined with data gathered by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America for the last two years, this information underscores the critical need for education and awareness about the troubling tren...

How your brain helps you become a wine expert

... similar smells simply through passive experience, shedding light on how we ultimately learn to identify thousands of smells from birth. The study also revealed for the first time how and where the brain modifies and updates information about smells. In the study, researchers presented a single odor to hum...

Researchers demonstrate potential mechanism of food allergy

...of CD23 on intestinal cells or an allergen-induced shedding of CD23 in food allergic patients. Additionally, researchers found a strong correlation between the level of CD23 and food-specific IgE in the stool, demonstrated by the availability of IgE antibodies to interact with CD23 on the outside surface of ...

US suicide rates fell as fluoxetine prescriptions increased

...ess, they argue that their findings are helpful in shedding light on the ongoing debate about whether fluoxetine (and other "SSRI antidepressants") might trigger an increase in suicide. "Although the current issue concerning antidepressants and suicidality requires further examination," they say, "we believe ...

Four antivirals not suitable for routine seasonal influenza control

...at the neuraminidase inhibitors did not stop virus shedding from the nose (an important mechanism for influenza spread) but did diminish the effect. The M2 ion channel blockers did not have an effect on viral shedding. The investigators also found that the use of amantadine quickly led to the emergence of res...

Yale study explains complex infection fighting mechanism

... distinguish between a virus and the healthy body, shedding new light on auto immune disorders. The infection fighters in question, toll-like receptors (TLRs), function by recognizing viral, bacterial or fungal pathogens and then sending signals throughout the immune system announcing that an infection has o...

Polio vaccination strategies assessed as eradication nears

...ases, immunodeficient persons have shown prolonged shedding of VDPV, which may be transmitted to contacts, thu...se Control and Prevention examined the duration of shedding of oral poliomyelitis vaccine by individuals with HIV infection. Dr. Hennessey and colleagues test...

Stanford study of sea squirt provides clue to human immune system

... system, far back in animal evolution, potentially shedding light on the development of our own immune system. The sea squirt with the questionable philosophy is Botryllus schlosseri, a colonial animal that looks deceptively like a small flower. Each of its apparent petals is actually a separate, though genet...

Gaps in intestinal barrier could cause Crohn's disease

...e lining of the intestine. Understanding this cell shedding process may lead to new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease." He added: "Our research may also explain the development of colon cancer which we believe may be down to a failure in the renewal process of epithelial cells. If they don't renew but...

IBM and EPFL join forces to uncover the secrets of cognitive intelligence

...d simulations of the brain at the molecular level, shedding light on internal processes such as thought, perception and memory. Scientists also hope to understand more about how and why certain microcircuits in the brain malfunction thought to be the cause of psychiatric disorders such as autism, schizophren...

Mesotherapy not proven as a safe alternative to liposuction

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. The allure of shedding unwanted pockets of fat with a series of simple injections, known as mesotherapy, sounds too good to be true - and it just might be. According to an ASPS Device & Technique Assessment (DATA) Committee report published in the April 15 issue of Plastic...

Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes

...rmonal contraceptives is linked with genital tract shedding of HSV-2, which had been suggested by one prior st...east infections were not associated with increased shedding risk. If confirmed in future studies, the findings would have significant implications, according to...

New approach to eye training may significantly improve performance

...tual learning for nearly six years. In addition to shedding light on perceptual learning processes, their testing methods and models have been used to evaluate the processing limitation of people with visual deficits....

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