News tagged with iron
Early and correct diagnosis of Alzheimers disease (AD) is important for reasons that go beyond treatment. These include more time to make critical life decisions, planning for future care, and maximizing ...
Neuroscience Jun 17, 2011 | 4 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new form of iron may hold the clue that leads to treatment for a fatal inherited nervous system disease that can cause gait disturbance, speech problems, heart disease, diabetes and other ...
Medical research Nov 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Iron is a key mineral for human health. Too much of it in your body — or too little — can lead to major health problems.
Medical research Feb 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is now the sixth leading cause of death among Americans, affecting nearly 1 in 8 people over the age of 65. There is currently no treatment that alters the course of this disease. However, an increasing ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new class of anti-cancer drugs which control the growth and spread of cancers and do so with minimal side effects is being developed by researchers at the University of Sydney.
Cancer May 18, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Scientists have been unclear for some time about how most probiotics work. A new study has found a scientific 'design' for a probiotic that could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease.
Inflammatory disorders Oct 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers have developed a method to label transplanted cells so they can be tracked by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the future, as cell therapies become a more integral part of regenerative ...
Medical research Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Skin changes, including new rash, new growths, discoloration, and changes in texture, could be among the first signs indicating an underlying medical condition, according to information presented ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
An iron imbalance caused by prion proteins collecting in the brain is a likely cause of cell death in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Simply eating healthier may improve the behavior of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if therapy and medication fail, said a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Attention deficit disorders Jan 09, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Two studies led by investigators at Weill Cornell Medical College shed light on the molecular biology of three blood disorders, leading to novel strategies to treat these diseases.
Medical research Mar 25, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
No one knows the cause of most cases of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative disorders. But researchers have found that certain factors are consistently associated with these debilitating conditions. One is ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 20, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Andrea Dietrich, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, and her colleagues, Susan Mirlohi, of Christiansburg, Va., a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering, and Susan Duncan, professor of food ...
Medical research Aug 10, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
The human body has a love-hate relationship with iron. Just the right amount is needed for proper cell function, yet too much is associated with brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Neuroscience Oct 04, 2011 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A 10-year follow-up study examining iron-fortified vs. low-iron infant formula suggests that infants with high hemoglobin levels who received iron fortified infant formula have poorer long-term developmental outcomes.
Medical research Nov 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Iron (pronounced /ˈаɪ.ərn/) is a chemical element with the symbol Fe (Latin: ferrum) and atomic number 26. Iron is a group 8 and period 4 element. Iron and iron alloys (steels) are by far the most common metals and the most common ferromagnetic materials in everyday use. Fresh iron surfaces are lustrous and silvery-grey in colour, but oxidise in air to form a red or brown coating of ferrous oxide or rust. Pure single crystals of iron are soft (softer than aluminium), and the addition of minute amounts of impurities, such as carbon, significantly strengthens them. Alloying iron with appropriate small amounts (up to a few per cent) of other metals and carbon produces steel, which can be 1,000 times harder than pure iron.
Iron-56 is the heaviest stable isotope produced by the alpha process in stellar nucleosynthesis; heavier elements than iron and nickel require a supernova for their formation. Iron is the most abundant element in the core of red giants, and is the most abundant metal in iron meteorites and in the dense metal cores of planets such as Earth.
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