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Iron-moving Malfunction May Underlie Neurodegenerative Diseases, Aging

11 years ago from Science Daily

A glitch in the ability to move iron around in cells may underlie a disease known as Type IV mucolipidosis and the suite of symptoms -- mental retardation, poor vision...

Theory of colorectal cancer risk revised

11 years ago from UPI

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've found failure to inherit a cancer-inhibiting gene from just one parent increases the risk of contracting colorectal cancer.

Stopping Cancer Cells Before They Start? Inhibitor Of Gene Regulator Discovered

11 years ago from Science Daily

A chemist has discovered a molecule that can potentially stop the production of cancer cells at the very beginning of the process by switching off the gene regulators responsible for...

Aspirin And Atherosclerosis: Mechanism Uncovered

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have uncovered the mechanism that may explain aspirin's ability to prevent arterial plaque buildup and atherosclerosis.

New Drug Target For Inflammatory Disease Discovered

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have defined a cellular process that promotes inflammation and, at the same time, found an important starting point for identifying and testing new drugs for diseases such as sepsis,...

New Virus Is Culprit, Not Bystander, In Deadly Skin Cancer

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists are uncovering more evidence that a virus they recently discovered is the cause of Merkel cell carcinoma, an aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer. The findings put to...

Study may lead to new heart disease drugs

11 years ago from UPI

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S scientists have found the drug darapladib can inhibit a cholesterol-and immune system-associated protein, reducing development of heart-disease plaque.

Better pneumococcal vaccines possible

11 years ago from UPI

BOSTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say the discovery of a new mechanism of immunity suggests a more effective pneumococcal vaccine might be in the offing.

Stroke Incidence May Be Higher And Deadlier In American Indians

11 years ago from Science Daily

American Indians have a higher incidence of strokes than white or black Americans. Higher rates of hypertension, diabetes and cigarette smoking may account for the higher risk. The findings come...

Calorie-free Natural Sweetener Moves One Step Closer To Use In U. S.

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers are reporting an advance toward the possible use of a new natural non-caloric sweetener in soft drinks and other food products in the United States. Stevia, which is 300...

Hidden Infections Crucial To Understanding, Controlling Disease Outbreaks

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists and news organizations typically focus on the number of dead and gravely ill during epidemics, but new research suggests that less dramatic, mild infections lurking in large numbers of...

Trauma centers were born on the battlefield

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

MASH units -- mobile hospitals located near the front lines -- from the Korean War were the prototype for today's trauma systems. ...

With traumatic injuries, what you can't see may hurt most

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

In disasters such as the Metrolink train crash, concealed internal wounds are often the most dangerous. Trauma centers at UCLA and elsewhere are designed specifically to treat such critical patients. ...

Indian Spice In Turmeric Reduces Size Of Hemorrhagic Stroke

11 years ago from Science Daily

You might want to make curcumin part of your daily diet. This active ingredient of the Indian curry spice, turmeric, not only lowers your chances of getting cancer and Alzheimer's...

Secondhand Smoke Linked To Peripheral Artery Disease In Women

11 years ago from Science Daily

This is the first study to link secondhand smoke to increased risk of peripheral artery disease in women. Researchers found an increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease in...

Therapy extends life in rats with nerve disease

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Treatment with genetically modified stem cells helped rats with a paralyzing disease live significantly longer, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a finding that could one...

Weight Loss Surgery May Be Associated With Bone Loss

11 years ago from Science Daily

Weight loss surgery may be linked to deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D and bone loss, according to a new study.

Physicians Often Miss Opportunities To Show Empathy, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

In consultations with patients with lung cancer, physicians rarely responded empathically to the concerns of the patients about mortality, symptoms or treatment options, according to a new study. The study...

Low neighborhood income, Medicaid linked to delays in reaching hospital after heart attack

11 years ago from Physorg

Individuals with Medicaid insurance and those who live in neighborhoods with lower household incomes appear less likely than others to reach the hospital within two hours of having a heart...

Study examines cost-effectiveness of HIV monitoring strategy in countries with limited resources

11 years ago from Physorg

In a computer-based model evaluating the benefits and costs of three types of HIV disease monitoring strategies, early initiation of antiretroviral therapy and monitoring using the CD4 count, a measure...

Women and South Asians with angina have worse clinical outcomes

11 years ago from Physorg

Women and South Asian people with typical pain were more likely than those with atypical pain to receive a diagnosis of angina pectoris and to have increased mortality rates or...

Resetting immune system in bid to beat scleroderma

11 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- First Bari Martz's fingers turned blue. Then she started gasping for breath, and her joints stiffened so that she couldn't even open her...

Immigrant children are increasingly more likely to lack health coverage

11 years ago from Physorg

Contrary to public perceptions, foreign-born children are increasingly uninsured, rather than publicly insured, in the wake of immigration policy changes, according to a study by public health researchers at The...

Doctors: infection led to Turkish newborn deaths

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- An infection spread by IV treatment led to the weekend deaths of 13 premature newborns at a hospital in western Turkey, a doctor investigating the deaths told...

Minimally Invasive Surgery Alleviates Pain Caused By Hip Impingement

11 years ago from Science Daily

The pain due to injury caused by an impingement within the hip joint can be alleviated by means of two surgical techniques in a minimally invasive manner. Arthroscopy is the...

Colorful Spy Tactics Track Live Cells Supporting Cancerous Tumors

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new advance in cellular imaging is allowing scientists to better understand the movement of cells in the area around tumors, also known as the tumor microenvironment. Optimized methods of...

PTSD endures over time in family members of ICU patients

11 years ago from Physorg

Family members may experience post-traumatic stress as many as six months after a loved one's stay in the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study by researchers at the...

End routine breast and pelvic exams of girls in custody: report

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A new report is calling on the B.C. government to stop the practice of performing routine breast and pelvic exams on girls as young as 12 years old in B.C....