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Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes

Production of the protein VEGF-A, already known to stimulate the growth of blood vessels associated with tumors...rrival." While it is now accepted that tumors can stimulate development of their own blood supply, a process called angiogenesis, similar growth of new lymphati...

Onion compound may help fight osteoporosis

...ts and exposed the cells to parathyroid hormone to stimulate bone loss, then exposed some of the treated cells to GPCS. Treatment with GPCS significantly inhibited the loss of bone minerals, including calcium, when compared to cells that were not exposed to GPCS, according to the researchers. Additional studie...

Scientists discover way to control allergic reactions

...cat allergen synthetic peptides into volunteers to stimulate the growth of the regulatory cells, and found the extent of the allergic reaction was reduced. At the same time, this discovery could also have implications for autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Autoimmune diseases a...

Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage

...ntually they will provide the signals necessary to stimulate tissue regeneration for conditions such as nerve damage on an appropriate time scale. In conjunction with the sequence technique, Sakiyama-Elbert and her group developed a mathematical model that identifies the kind of drug release desired a...

Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes

...leads to increased levels of free fatty acids that stimulate the secretion of insulin via GPR40 receptors, which in turn contributes to disease development. By inactivating GPR40 function the animals are protected from these diseases. This theory is supported by the finding that mice with an increased number ...

American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting

...d 7-ketocholesterol is released. This molecule may stimulate other immune cells to attack the neuron. Understanding this important step may help design therapies to block it. [S12.004] Meanwhile, researchers from the United Kingdom discovered that in neurons from a mouse model, the number of mitochondria is in...

Eliminating enzyme dramatically reduces cardiovascular disease

...uts and nut butters, avocado and sesame seeds, may stimulate transformation by ACAT2. In a study of monkeys, those that were fed a diet high in monounsaturated fat got just as much heart disease as monkeys that were fed saturated fat, even though their levels of "bad" cholesterol decreased. "Monkeys eating mo...

Study reveals new data on how lyme disease is spread

...answered before and raises others that will likely stimulate future studies on Lyme disease." The study followed 213 initially untreated adults with erythema migrans, the tell-tale bull's eye rash that is the most common clinical feature of Lyme disease, to determine when does blood stream invasion occur, ho...

Human eggs can develop from ovarian surface cells in vitro

...e of an estrogen-containing medium (phenol red) to stimulate their growth, the team was able to produce new human oocytes in vitro. The oocytes cultured in this way are viable and went on to successfully complete the first meiotic division to become mature human eggs capable of being fertilized and deve...

Immune system lab model overcomes ethical limits on human hematopoietic stem cells studies

...ses, cancer cells and other potential targets that stimulate the immune system. A key piece of evidence showing that the model mimics the human immune system by efficiently turning HSCs into T cells in the thymus gland was the finding of so-called "T cell receptor excision circles" (TRECs). Receptors are mad...

End-of-life care involves a more holistic approach

...niversity, says that this fellowship is a means to stimulate innovative programs to teach students about patient care at the end of life through a clinical and networking model. "This initiative represents an exciting partnership amongst McMaster's Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. ...

Magnetic stimulation treatment for depression helping difficult-to-treat cases at UT Southwestern

...chnology, in which short pulses of magnetic energy stimulate nerve cells in a specific area of the brain an area that research has shown to be associated with depression. "I am experiencing joy for the first time in years," Mrs. Baas, 60, said. "I'm participating in life again. I went shopping at a new store ...

Blocking the Odc gene is effective in preventing cancers

...dc gene in a B lymphocyte impairs Myc's ability to stimulate uncontrolled cell division. The team made these findings in E-Myc laboratory models, which overexpress Myc in B cells and are widely used in laboratory studies of cancer. The discovery of the link between Odc and Myc in tumor development is signific...

Dermatologists use immunotherapy to treat warts

... in skin tests for immunity) into warts appears to stimulate the immune system and successfully treat the injec... immune system, various methods have been tried to stimulate an immune response to the human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of skin warts. Previous studies have...

Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort

...e potential of model microstimulators (m-micro) to stimulate bladder contractions and urination. Investigators applied pelvic-plexis stimulation to four female cats with and without anesthesia at the bladder neck and the bladder wall. In both studies, bilateral stimulation was more effective than unilateral st...

Magnetic stimulation may improve stroke recovery

A new therapy that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain may improve recovery after a stroke, according to a study published in the May 24 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The treatment, called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, improved ...

Delirium in non-ventilated patients predictor of longer hospital stay

...ractice Guidelines. The authors' findings "should stimulate future research in the field of delirium prevention and treatment". They add that if tools to stratify the severity of delirium were available, doctors could be better able to "recognize patients who are at the highest risk for negative outcomes". Th...

Stress may increase long-term success of vaccinations

... foundation for designing interventions that would stimulate or simulate a natural acute stress response during times like vaccinations."...

For disabled parents, extra family services could improve entire family's health

...ys, could raise awareness of this association, and stimulate change. Support services for parents with a disability, for instance, would enhance children's access to health services. Vaccinations are an important preventive public health measure, and could be more easily obtained for these children if approp...

JAMA editorial: Tuberculosis a global problem

...by the various articles in this issue of JAMA will stimulate more interest in better funding for research on the prevention, screening, and treatment of TB and more initiatives to use current knowledge to improve access to appropriate and effective care and thereby successfully control TB. Clearly, it will ta...

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