- Keeping Your Immune System From Fighting Food
After every meal, the body must prevent the immune system from launching an all-out fight against food. Now, researchers report the identity of a nutrient "floodgate" that serves to protect against such an inflammatory immune response. The resear ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 12:39pm
- Vigorous Exercise Is Better Than Moderate Exercise, After All
Yet some exercise is still better than none. The old adage "use it or lose it" is truer than ever. People who maintain a vigorously active lifestyle as they age gain less weight than people who exercise at more moderate levels, according to a fir ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 2:54pm
- Is A Tonsillectomy Worth It?
Adults with recurrent sore throats may benefit from having a tonsillectomy in the short term, but the overall longer term benefit is still unclear, and any benefits have to be balanced against the side effects of the operation, according to this week' ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 11:45pm
- PTC124, A Drug Against Genetic Diseases: Overview
I’ve already written about the Times Online article (Daily pill to beat genetic diseases), but I would like to give a clear overview of this “miracle-drug”. The story of PTC124 is not new, it goes back to 2004. Anyway, what is it about? ...
Article - Bertalan Meskó - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- Research An End To Concerns About Fat In Food
Imagine a world where you can eat any kind of fat you want without raising your risk of heart disease. A new study in mice raises just that possibility. ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2007 - 2:05pm
- New Catheter Technique Patches Holes In The Heart Without Open Heart Surgery
A novel catheter technique for patching holes in the heart may make it possible for many patients to avoid surgery altogether and others to regain enough strength to safely undergo surgical repair at a later date. The patch successfully closed ventricular ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 9:51am
- Study Offers Clues To Stress Cardiomyopathy
The causes of "broken heart syndrome" remain a mystery, but doctors will soon have an easier time recognizing and treating this rare, life-threatening condition, thanks to data being reported at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 6:49pm
- New Breakthrough Treatment For Spinal Cancer Patients
"Hope is being given to patients with malignant and ultimately fatal spinal tumors where hope was never before available," said Dr. Isabelle Germano, Professor of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of The Radiosurgery Program at The Mount Sinai Medical ...
Article - News Staff - May 16 2007 - 10:24am
- Some Children Are Born With 'temporary Deafness'
Clinical research conducted in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Haifa revealed that some children who are born deaf "recover" from their deafness and do not require surgical intervention. To date, most babies who are ...
Article - News Staff - May 16 2007 - 12:01pm
- Scientists Develop Method To Track Immune System Enzyme In Live Animals
Scientists supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at the National Institutes of Health have created two mouse strains that will permit researchers to trace, in a live animal, the activity of an enzyme ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2007 - 10:09pm