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Alzheimer's Prevention? New Method To Stimulate Immune System May Be Effective At Reducing Amyloid Burden In Alzheimer’s

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered a novel way to stimulate the innate immune system of mice with Alzheimer's disease -- leading to reduced amyloid deposits and the prevention of Alzheimer's disease related...

Chewing gum helps treat hyperphosphatemia in kidney disease patients

11 years ago from

Chewing gum made with a phosphate-binding ingredient can help treat high phosphate levels in dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in the March 2009...

Cell injections accelerate fracture healing

11 years ago from Physorg

Long bone fractures heal faster after injections of bone-building cells. Research published in the open access journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders has shown that osteoblast cells cultured from a patient's own...

Investigational study of ustekinumab in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis published

11 years ago from

A group of patients suffering from potentially debilitating psoriatic arthritis showed significant and prolonged improvement after treatment with ustekinumab, according to data from a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in patients...

Researchers give mutants another chance

11 years ago from Science Blog

Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have demonstrated that it might be possible to treat genetic diseases, including some forms of cancer, by "rescuing" the misshapen, useless proteins produced by...

Surgical Technique Enables Extirpation Of Benign Tumors Of The Pancreas

11 years ago from Science Daily

A laparoscopic surgical technique enables extirpation of pancreatic tumors that are benign or of scant, highly localized malignant potential and that preserves the function of the organ to the maximum,...

Arginine Discovery Could Help Fight Human Obesity

11 years ago from Science Daily

Arginine, an amino acid, reduces fat mass in diet-induced obese rats and could help fight human obesity.

Genetics May Predict Risk For Relapse Among Alcohol-dependent Patients

11 years ago from Science Daily

A number of biological markers have been linked to a predisposition for developing alcohol dependence (AD). New findings have linked relapse among AD patients to the Val66Met polymorphism in the...

New Clues To Pancreatic Cells' Destruction In Diabetes

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found what appears to be a major culprit behind the loss of insulin-producing b cells from the pancreases of people with diabetes, a critical event in the progression...

Decoding Funny Faces To Detect Mental Illness

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered that brain imaging can identify mental illness before it starts. Until now, detecting mental illness before symptoms appear has been nearly impossible.

Female drug users face unique, serious health effects: researcher

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Girls and women who are heavy substance users face serious long-term health effects unique to women, a B.C.-based researcher said Wednesday.

2nd case of avian flu turns up in Fraser Valley

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A strain of H5 bird flu virus was detected in a second commercial poultry operation in southern British Columbia, close to where the first avian influenza case was discovered less...

Bone Drugs May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A drug of a class commonly used to combat bone loss may reduce by a third the chance that some breast cancers will spread or recur, a large study has...

Second bird flu outbreak detected in western Canada

11 years ago from Physorg

A second outbreak of bird flu in less than a month has been detected on another poultry farm in Canada's westernmost British Columbia province, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

11 years ago from UPI

Drug useful in some early breast cancers … Ancient 70-foot rise in sea level found … New type of 3-D microscope is developed … Automatic car crash call system created...

Drug Therapy Reduces HIV Transmission in Couples Regardless of Condom Use or Safe-Sex Practices

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Antiretroviral drug therapy in an HIV-positive man or women can alone help prevent the transmission of HIV to an uninfected partner, regardless of counseling, the patient`s use of...

Doctors find telltale cells in leukemia patients

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

BOSTON (Reuters) - Tell-tale cells may be able to warn people they are at risk of the most common type of leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.

Researchers develop new platinum-based anti-tumor compound

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University in collaboration with colleagues at the Wake Forest University Health Sciences Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new class of...

A New Generation Of Eco-Warriors

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Growing up green: they're the young generation, out to save the world. And their parents won't hear the end of their nagging, Ben Tracy reports.

Five Cases Of Ebola Virus In Philippines

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Four more Filipinos have been shown to have contracted the Ebola Reston virus, a finding that increases the likelihood that pig-to-human transmission took place, health officials said.

MySpace Boots 90,000 Sex Offenders

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

About 90,000 sex offenders have been identified and removed from the social networking Web site MySpace, company and law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

Cotton candy may help grow human tissue

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Cotton candy has delighted children for a century. Now it may have found a new role: helping scientists grow replacement tissues for people.

7 months on, boil-water advisory continues in Sachs Harbour

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Residents in the remote Arctic community of Sachs Harbour, N.W.T., are still having to boil their water seven months after chlorination pumps failed at the local water treatment plant, which...

Belize health information goes digital

11 years ago from SciDev

Belize is digitizing its health information systems but, despite the benefits, concerns have been raised regarding patients' privacy.

Flu outbreak shuts down 2 Quebec schools

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Two schools in Quebec's Eastern Townships will stay closed until the end of the week after a sudden outbreak of the flu and gastroenteritis.

The New Old Age: Politically Incorrect Terms

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The list of politically incorrect terms to describe the elderly — er, persons of age — has just grown longer.

Drugs May Be 'Magic Bullet' For Infants Born With Rare Form Of Diabetes

11 years ago from Science Daily

Infants born with a rare form of inherited diabetes might avoid irreversible damage to their pancreases if they are treated immediately with sulfonylurea drugs rather than insulin, according to a...

Even Natural Perfumes May Cause Allergies

11 years ago from Science Daily

Hypersensitivity to perfumes is the most common contact allergy in adults. Research has demonstrated that even natural aromatic oils, which many deem harmless compared to synthetic perfumes, may cause allergic...