- Obesity Increases Dementia Risk Up To 80 Percent- Study
Being obese can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by as much as 80 percent, according to a study in the May issue of Obesity Reviews. But it's not just weight gain that poses a risk. People who are underweight also have an elevated risk of deme ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2008 - 6:12pm
- Leptin Redeemed? Hormone Plus Exercise May Prevent Weight Gain
More than 34 percent of American adults — about 72 million people — are obese or overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Scientists once hoped leptin, a hormone that sends the body chemical signals to stop eating and use st ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2008 - 5:25pm
- Prenatal Biochemical Screening Only Detects Half Of Chromosomal Abnormalities
Prenatal biochemical screening tests are widely used to look for chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus which can lead to serious handicap, or even death during gestation or in the first few days after birth. But these tests are only able to detect fewer t ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 1 2008 - 5:44pm
- Using Glass To Regrow Bones
British scientists are developing a new type of glass that can dissolve and release calcium into the body. This will enable patients to regrow bones and could signal a move away from bone transplants. The porous glass, originally developed at Imperial Coll ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2008 - 10:33am
- Polyunsaturated Fats Prior To Pregnancy Makes Male Offspring (In Sheep)
Maternal diet influences the chances of having male or female offspring, according to research in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. The study says that ewes fed a diet enriched with polyunsaturated fats for one month prior to conception have a signif ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2008 - 9:18pm
- DRD4 Gene Related To ADHD Is Good For Nomads But Causes Malnourishment In Villagers
A propensity for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be beneficial to a group of Kenyan nomads, according to new research published in BMC Evolutionary Biology. Scientists have shown that an ADHD-associated version of the gene DRD4 is ass ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2008 - 11:07pm
- How Montezuma Gets His Revenge
Every year, about 500 million people worldwide are infected with the parasite that causes dysentery, a global medical burden that among infectious diseases is second only to malaria. In a new study appearing in the June 15 issue of Genes and Development, J ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2008 - 4:35pm
- Obesity Not Related To Infertility, Says Study
Overweight men are not more likely to be infertile, as past research has shown to be true in obese women, according to a new study. The results will be presented at The Endocrine Society’s 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Findings of the study, perfor ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 15 2008 - 3:43pm
- Ghrelin Level And Menstruation Issues In Teenage Female Athletes
Amenorrhea, or absence of menstruation, occurs in as many as 25 percent of female high school athletes, compared with 2 to 5 percent in the general population, according to the study's presenter, Madhusmita Misra, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist at Ha ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2008 - 1:44pm
- Starting- MYDICAR SERCA2a Gene Therapy Trial For Heart Failure
Could injecting a gene into a patient with severe heart failure reverse their disabling and life-threatening condition? Physician-scientists are setting out to answer that question in a first-ever clinical trial of gene therapy to treat severe heart failur ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2008 - 4:49pm