Levels of the protein appoptosin in the brain skyrocket in Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. Appoptosin is known for helping the body make heme, the molecule that carries iron in the blood. In a study published ...
Neuroscience Nov 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Low antioxidant levels contribute to increased blood pressure during exercise for people with peripheral arterial disease, according to researchers at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute.
Cardiology Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Exposure to cigarette smoke has long been associated with increased frequency of respiratory infections—which are harder to treat in smoke-exposed people than in those who lack such exposures. Now Ritwij Kulkarni of Columbia ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 08, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
Compounds that affect respiratory health have been found in biodiesel exhausts. This might lead to restrictions on the use of this form of biofuel as an alternative to fossil fuel, according to researchers from the Queensland ...
Health Oct 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered that vitamin E may prevent cancer in patients with an under-recognized genetic disorder.
Cancer Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Newcastle University have revealed the mechanism by which neurons, the nerve cells in the brain and other parts of the body, age. The research, published today in Aging Cell, opens up new avenues of understanding ...
Neuroscience Sep 12, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (9) | 0 |
Radiation therapy is one of the most widely used cancer treatments, but it often damages normal tissue and can lead to debilitating conditions. A class of drugs known as mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors can ...
Cancer Sep 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
UCLA stem cell scientists have shown that two common tumor suppressor genes, TSC and PTEN, are vital to regulating the stem cell-like precursor cells that create the blood supply in Drosophila, the common fruit fly.
Medical research Sep 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Why do we age, and what makes some of us live longer than others? For decades, researchers have been trying to answer these questions by elucidating the molecular causes of aging.
Medical research Jul 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A molecule thought to limit cell proliferation also helps cancer cells survive during initial tumor formation and when the wayward cells spread to other organs in the body, researchers at the University of ...
Medical research Jun 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Macrophages playing an important role in the immune system eat and fight against pathogens and foreign substances in the very beginning of infection. In this condition, macrophages produce reactive oxygen species for sterilization. ...
Immunology Apr 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers uncover new evidence of cancer-causing agent present in gaseous phase of cigarette smoke
A team of researchers led by A. K. Rajasekaran, PhD, Director of the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research, has shown that a key protein involved in cell function and regulation is stopped by a substance present in ...
Medical research Mar 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Oncologists who treat patients with pancreatic cancer may be one step closer to understanding why gemcitabine, the only currently available treatment, works in some cases but not in others, according to a paper in Cancer Di ...
Cancer Feb 28, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Scientists have developed a unique compound that in laboratory tests blocks inflammation-causing molecules in blood cells known to fuel ailments like cancer and cardiovascular disease without causing harmful toxicity.
Medical research Feb 23, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Nearly 12,000 people will die of head and neck cancer in the United States this year and worldwide cases will exceed half a million.
Cancer Jan 27, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (55) | 18 |