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Rats with migraines provide Jefferson scientists insights to improved drug strategy
... region called the trigeminal nucleus caudalis are then
activated, setting off the sensitization process. Stimulating this pathway in the brain is a model for studying the effects of migraine drugs. Dr. Oshinsky treated animals with DHE before, during and after giving the animals a headache. By recording ...
'Nanoshells' simultaneously detect and destroy cancerous cells
...ical signal used to detect the cancer cells, which then
"light up" when they come into contact with the na...es to absorb light is used to generate heat, which then
destroys the cancer cells. "Nanoshells are very unique in that we can engineer the particles so that...
Will cancer vaccine get to all women?
...arch on Cancer in Lyon, France, calculates that by then
deaths from cervical cancer will reach a million a year in poor countries if rates of infection, and of cancer detection and treatment, do not improve. While vaccination could slash infection rates, its cancer-preventing benefits will not be evident ...
Prenatal sonography has no effect on the intellectual capacity of the developing child
...ol for such (unquantified) factors, the scientists then
conducted a smaller-scale analysis of brothers. This enabled them to confirm that there was nothing to suggest that the brother who had been exposed to in utero ultrasonic radiation was intellectually inferior to the one who had not. "The results ar...
Smart plastics change shape with light
...work. The resulting photosensitive polymer film is then
stretched with an external stress, and illuminated with ultraviolet light of a certain wavelength. This prompts the molecular switches to crosslink, or bind one to another. The result? When the light is switched off and the external stress released, ...
Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life
...had developed Parkinson's disease. The researchers then
looked at the MMPI scales for the categories of depression, anxiety, social introversion and pessimism. They found that those who had scored in the top 25 percent in the anxiety and pessimism scales were more likely to have developed Parkinson's dise...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
.... "If additional research confirms these findings, then
some of these patients may be able to safely treat their asthma with intermittent medication and avoid the added expense and inconvenience of daily therapy. As for all asthma patients, however, individuals should work closely with their healthcare pr...
One-meter waistline predicts high risk of diabetes and heart disease
...ine insulin sensitivity. Statistical modelling was then
used to assess the predictive power of each variable Waist circumference was a very strong independent predictor of insulin sensitivity. A waist circumference of less than 100 cm excluded insulin resistance in both sexes. It replaces body mass index,...
Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk
...g, general exercise and swimming. The researchers then
created an activity index, calculated as the number of different activities each subject participated in over the previous two weeks. Other measurements, including APOE gentotype, age, gender, education level, ethnicity, smoking, alcohol use, and ot...
Steady rise in allergic diseases over quarter of a century
...xamination between 1996 and 1998. The samples were then
matched to those from 513 men seen in 1981-2 and 513 seen in 1975-6. All samples were tested for sensitivity to Phadiatop - a standard preparation of 11 common allergens such as grass pollen, pet dander (skin flakes) and house dust mite. Positive s...
New treatment for hereditary breast cancer
...rotein called PARP. If PARP is absent or inhibited then
the cells use a second mechanism called recombinat...e to replicate and create new cells. The tumour is then
unable to grow and eventually dies. The beauty of this system is that only the tumour cells lack BR...
Doing a spin with DNA
... DNA, cuts through one of the two DNA strands, and then
lets the DNA unwind before sticking the broken end...surrounds the double-stranded DNA like a clamp and then
temporarily cuts through one of the two DNA strands. The accumulated torsional forces in the DNA are...
Pessimism and depression increase dementia risk
... blinded to the MMPI scores of the study subjects, then
reviewed the results of these interviews....
Hormone aids recovery in rats with hemorrhagic stroke
...ats after they had an intracerebral hemorrhage and then
for 4 to 14 days in the test group. Results showed that the size of the hemorrhage was decreased in rats treated with erythropoietin by 25 percent at three days after the stroke, and improvements were seen in brain water content and decreases in dama...
Golfers' yips may be movement disorder
... putts, varying from 3, 6, and 8 feet. The golfers then
rated the quality of their strokes, noting the number of putts made and the distance from the hole for missed putts. "None of the golfers had any abnormal movements in the rest position, outstretched arms position, or while writing or standing holdin...
Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain
...o physical therapy sessions during the first week, then
a session once a week for an average of five months. The sessions also included breathing techniques. Patients were also given a home exercise program. Of the 102 people, 92 had significant improvement in their pain and were able to return fully to t...
College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do
...nitions of standard drinks. All participants were then
resurveyed about their recent alcohol consumption....ngerous and we want them to stay under this limit, then
we absolutely must do a better job of teaching them what a drink is," added White. "Not doing so wo...
Study shows surprising decreased surgical infection risk after age 65
...nt per year between the ages of 17 to 65 years but then
decreased by about 1 percent per year after age 65...de of increasing age, peaked at ages 65 to 74, and then
decreased for each subsequent decade. This "inverted V" pattern was also seen when the investigators...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...emove the blood clot from inside the aneurysm, and then
reconstruct the neck of the aneurysm with clips. "This technique is stressful and the outcome unpredictable," they add, and can be associated with prolonged interruption of blood flow to the brain (known as ischemia), failed reconstructions, and poor...
Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage
...ve studies on the subject. That was in 1994. Since then
she has contributed more than twice that number to the field. Her investigations have involved both data from questionnaires and deeply emotional reflections of women who are pregnant again after an unsuccessful pregnancy and who participated in ...
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