- The Transcription Factor Approach To Reducing Heart Attack Damage
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are looking for ways to reduce or prevent heart damage by starting where the problem often begins: in the genes. Following a heart attack, cells die, causing lasting damage to the heart. Keith Jones, PhD, a resea ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2008 - 8:33am
- Indoxacarb Insecticide Wipes Out Entire Cockroach Generations
Rachel Carson wasn't all that happy with DDT. I bet she really wouldn't like a gel bait insecticide that can kill three generations of cockroaches as they feed off of each other and transfer the poison. Unless she hated cockroaches as much as the ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 23 2008 - 8:23pm
- FGF21 And Starving Our Way To Longevity
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined that starvation blocks the effects of growth hormone via a mechanism that may have implications in treating diabetes and extending life span. Using genetically altered mice, the researchers foun ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2008 - 4:07pm
- Discovery: Gene Mutation In Scoliosis
Researchers led by scientists at the Medical Genetics Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have identified a gene mutation and molecular mechanism causing an inherited form of scoliosis. Mutations in the TRPV4 gene cause a type of brachyolmia, a skelet ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2008 - 11:06pm
- Increased Calories Necessary For Victims Of Traumatic Brain Injury
Starve a fever, feed a traumatic brain injury. Recent studies by clinician-scientists from New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center found that patients with traumatic brain injury, or TBI, have a higher survival rate when their calor ...
Article - Audrey Amara - Jul 2 2008 - 8:47am
- Uterus Size Can Predict Some Premature Deliveries- Study
Using ultrasound to measure the height of a woman’s uterus is a good way to predict whether or not she is at risk of having babies born prematurely if she becomes pregnant with twins after IVF, according to new research presented at the 24th annual meeting ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2008 - 8:01pm
- The Metabolic Profile Of Skyscraper Runners
Scientists have recently become interested in the biomechanics of a very unusual activity: skyscraper run-ups. Competitors in this extreme sport ascend the steps inside the world's tallest buildings, the winners often scaling thousands of steps in jus ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2008 - 8:24pm
- Queen Of Punt Syndrome
At Cairo museum, on Queen Hatshepsut’s tomb in Deir el Bahari,it shows the chief Parihou with his wife Ati, Queen of Punt, (an area not still geographically established: Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan?) while they offer gifts to the Egyptian Quee ...
Article - Camillo Di Cicco - May 11 2010 - 1:45pm
- An Overreaction To Viral Infections In Smokers Leads To Hope
In California it may be the summer of fires as smoke fills the air, but at Yale researchers pump smoke into the lungs of mice in order to help find an explanation behind reactions in smokers due viral infections. Recent studies by researchers at Yale found ...
Article - Audrey Amara - Jul 24 2008 - 7:36pm
- Gluten-Free Diet Alone Enough To Cure Bones Of Kids With Celiac Disease
Individuals affected by celiac disease (gluten intolerance) often present an altered calcium (Ca2+) metabolism that can cause osteopenia, a bone mass decrease due to the impaired adsorption of this mineral, which can lead to osteoporosis (in 35-85% of the ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 26 2008 - 11:31am