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December 2010: The Immune System

Menkes Disease: Using PET Scanning to Evaluate Therapies

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Photo: PET image [27/03/2014] Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies have used PET imaging to visualize the distribution in the body of copper, which is deregulated in Menkes disease, a genetic disorder, using a mouse model. This study lays the groundwork for PET imaging studies on human Menkes disease patients to identify new therapy options.Menkes Disease: Using PET Scanning to Evaluate Therapies - Read more

College Students: Risk of Alcohol-related Cancer Lowers Intention for Binge Drinking

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Photo: Woman vomiting [26/03/2014] Binge drinking for college students has proven to be a huge problem at many universities. The risk of DUI or even death makes it a public health concern that students and administrators need to face. College Students: Risk of Alcohol-related Cancer Lowers Intention for Binge Drinking - Read more

Status: ADHD Linked to Social and Economic Disadvantage

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Photo: Children [16/01/2014] Scientists have found evidence of a link between social and economic status and childhood attention deficit disorder (ADHD) in the UK.Status: ADHD Linked to Social and Economic Disadvantage - Read more

USA: Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban

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Photo: Baby and baby bottle [15/01/2014] Americans are being exposed to significantly lower levels of some phthalates that were banned from children's articles in 2008, but exposures to other forms of these chemicals are rising steeply, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.USA: Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban - Read more

Liver: New Regulator of Drug Detoxification Discovered

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Photo: Liver damage [14/10/2013] A CNIO group led by researcher Erwin Wagner discovered that the Fra-1 protein is causally involved in liver fibrosis and protects the liver from drug-induced liver damage.Liver: New Regulator of Drug Detoxification Discovered - Read more

Fungal Lung Infections: New Drug Candidate

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Photo: Two people in a garden [07/10/2013] Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have discovered a new compound that could be developed as an antifungal drug to treat histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis, two types of fungal infections that are naturally drug-resistant. Fungal Lung Infections: New Drug Candidate - Read more

Salmonella: Bacteria Battle in the Gut

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Photo: Salmonella infection [28/06/2013] A new study that examined food poisoning infection in mice revealed harmful bacteria, such as a common type of Salmonella, takes over beneficial bacteria within the gut amid previously unseen changes to the gut environment. Salmonella: Bacteria Battle in the Gut - Read more

Children: Local Laws Reduce Dangers of Lead

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Photo: Lead Sign [08/05/2013] A new study catalogues community-based efforts to develop strategies and policies that – by targeting high risk housing – may hold the key to reducing lead hazards in children's homes.Children: Local Laws Reduce Dangers of Lead - Read more

Blood: Nanosponges Remove Toxins and Venoms

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Photo: Nanosponge cross section [18/04/2013] Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream – including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.Blood: Nanosponges Remove Toxins and Venoms - Read more

Hot Asphalt: Higher Cancer Rates in Roofers

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Photo: Roofer [30/07/2012] A University of Colorado Cancer Centre study shows that roofers have higher PAH blood-levels after working a shift and that these high levels of PAHs are linked with increased rates of DNA damage, and potentially with higher cancer risk.Hot Asphalt: Higher Cancer Rates in Roofers - Read more

Kawasaki Disease: Increased Risk of Adult Heart Disease

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Photo: Blood [19/07/2012] Cedars-Sinai researchers have linked Kawasaki Disease, a serious childhood illness that causes inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body, with early-onset and accelerated atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease in adults.Kawasaki Disease: Increased Risk of Adult Heart Disease - Read more

Nutrition: How Fat Regulates Cholesterol Absorption

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Photo: Zebrafish [28/06/2012] James Walters and his colleagues at the Carnegie Institution for Science are using zebrafish to better understand the cellular mechanisms of cholesterol processing and have discovered a surprising link between dietary fat and cholesterol absorption.Nutrition: How Fat Regulates Cholesterol Absorption - Read more

Sepsis: Protein in Saliva for New Diagnostic Methods

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[01/06/2012] Blood poisoning is a serious problem in medical care. Research from Malmö University in Sweden now shows that the protein suPAR, which can be used for early detection of critical cases of sepsis, is found in saliva, which opens new potential for tracking diseases.Sepsis: Protein in Saliva for New Diagnostic Methods - Read more

Air Contamination: Air Emissions Near Fracking Sites May Impact Health

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[19/03/2012] In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites.Air Contamination: Air Emissions Near Fracking Sites May Impact Health - Read more

From Nanosensors to Cytotoxicity Test: ”We can reduce the number of animal experiments“

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[22/02/2012] Animal experiments are a part of everyday life in medical research, yet they have been the subject of criticism for decades. Even though scientists all over the world are searching for alternative methods, the complexity of physical processes in the human body however makes this very difficult.From Nanosensors to Cytotoxicity Test: ”We can reduce the number of animal experiments“ - Read more

Better Living: A well-cared for and lovingly furnished home also benefits your health

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[02/11/2011] Few people likely wonder whether their apartment and its furnishings are also good for their health. At best, such questions are normally asked when mold and mildew ruin the walls or water runs down the windows on the inside.Better Living: A well-cared for and lovingly furnished home also benefits your health - Read more

Preeclampsia: Early Detection and Immediate Treatment

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[21/10/2011] A blood test can help to assess whether a pregnant woman who suffers from pregnancy-induced hypertension, so-called preeclampsia, is at risk for an imminent delivery. This knowledge can be used to determine the due date as well as avoid complications for mother and child. This report scientists at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.Preeclampsia: Early Detection and Immediate Treatment - Read more

Radiation Sickness: "There is no specific treatment"

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[08/09/2011] Many years ago in Chernobyl, now Fukushima (Japan) - when it comes to nuclear accidents, human lives are in danger. Not only in the moment of the accident, but for many years later. Because the disease-causing rays have a life-long effect on our health and can be the cause of cancer even in the following generation.Radiation Sickness: "There is no specific treatment" - Read more

Mechanism Uncovered: Salmonella Virulence and Drug Susceptibility

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Photo:Salmonella bacteria [30/07/2010] Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism in Salmonella that affects its virulence and its susceptibility to antibiotics by changing its production of proteins in an unheard of manner. Evidence shows similar mechanism of protein modification occurs in all five kingdoms of life.Mechanism Uncovered: Salmonella Virulence and Drug Susceptibility - Read more

No Safe Level: Teenage Binge Drinkers Harm Abilities

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[30/07/2010] Academics at Northumbria University have demonstrated a link between teenage binge drinking and damage to prospective memory.No Safe Level: Teenage Binge Drinkers Harm Abilities - Read more

Tobacco Industry: Misleading Candy-Like Nicotine Products

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[23/04/2010] A tobacco company's new, dissolvable nicotine pellet - which is being sold as a tobacco product, but which in some cases resembles popular candies - could lead to accidental nicotine poisoning in children, according to a new study.Tobacco Industry: Misleading Candy-Like Nicotine Products - Read more

Drugs: Interface to Save Lives

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[17/12/2009] A drug information interface system has been shown to help in dealing with visual and motor impairments, which can make sorting, holding and indentifying pills a challenge as we age. Drugs: Interface to Save Lives - Read more

 
 

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