- SNPs and public health and RCTs, oh my!
The recent Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco just held its annual meeting in Ireland; some fascinating research is happening all over the world. Researchers are looking at SNPs for therapeutic targets, to predict whether patients would succeed ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - May 18 2009 - 9:14am
- Neuropathy- Triglycerides Implicated In Diabetes Nerve Loss
A common blood test for triglycerides – a well-known cardiovascular disease risk factor – may also for the first time allow doctors to predict which patients with diabetes are more likely to develop the serious, common complication of neuropathy. Triglyce ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2009 - 4:03pm
- HIV Vaccine From Gene Therapy?
HIV/AIDS has left its mark on mankind. Millions of people have been lost to a disease that seems so uniquely designed to tear down our defenses and ruin us, the Barbarians to our Roman Empire. An almost unrivaled effort in the scientific community has be ...
Article - Erin Richards - May 21 2009 - 2:57pm
- The Hidden Heart Problem- 75% In UK Know Nothing About Arrhythmia
As many as 700,000 people in the UK suffer from a heart abnormality called arrhythmia, a potentially fatal condition, which the majority of Londoners have never heard of- according to a recent survey conducted by YouGov. Many of the deaths associated w ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2009 - 4:08pm
- How much is enough?
When looking for an effect, be it cancer drugs, cognitive therapy, etc, how much is enough? Cancer drugs usually enter the market on basis of incremental benefit- extending someone's life by a few months, for example. Is the extra two or three months& ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Jun 3 2009 - 10:16am
- Ghrelin Hunger Hormone Activated By Fatty Foods, Not Your Empty Stomach
New research suggests that the hunger hormone ghrelin is activated by fats from the foods we eat in order to optimize nutrient metabolism and promote the storage of body fat. The findings, the study's author says, turn the current model about ghrelin ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2009 - 3:14pm
- Less Sleep, More Weight Gain, Says Study
According to research presented on Monday, June 8 at SLEEP 2009, in the presence of free access to food, sleep restricted subjects reported decrease in appetite, food cravings and food consumption; however, they gained weight over the course of the study. ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2009 - 1:29am
- Eco-Atkins: A Low-Carb Diet For Vegetarians
Vegetarians must have felt a little left out when hearing stories of startling weight loss by people consuming nothing except bacon and cheddar cheese. It was only a matter of time before a study came along showing that vegetarians could get thin too. Of ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2009 - 9:45pm
- Retinoic Acid Embryology Study Clarifies Effects On Limb Formation
A group of researchers say they have clarified the role that retinoic acid plays in limb development. Their study in Current Biology says that retinoic acid controls the development (or budding) of forelimbs, but not hindlimbs, and that retinoic acid is no ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 10 2009 - 1:51pm
- Father's Day Science- Dads Get New Respect In Conception, Which Can Be Good Or Bad
Conception is not a meeting of equals, as scientists have said for decades. The egg is a relatively large, impressive biological factory compared with the tiny sperm, which delivers to the egg one copy of the father's genes. However, the lack of parit ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2009 - 2:32pm