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Oral zinc treatments may shorten the duration of symptoms of the common cold in adults, although adverse effects are common, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Medications May 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Dogs who accidentally eat a commercial poison to combat gophers and moles can emit a toxic gas that can sicken veterinary staff, a new report indicates.
Other Apr 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
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 |
(HealthDay) -- There is an increase in both the prevalence and levels of islet antigen-2 and zinc transporter 8, as well as in autoantibodies, in newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes patients during a period of ...
Diabetes Mar 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Cells that repress their "bad time" pumps when a nutrient is abundant were much more efficient at preparing for starvation and at recovering afterward than the cells that had been genetically engineered to avoid this repression.
Genetics Feb 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia, are the most common cause of death in children under the age of five. In a study looking at children given standard antibiotic therapy, new research published in BioMed Central's ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The body's control mechanisms for delivering zinc to cells could be key to improving treatment for some types of aggressive breast cancer.
Cancer Feb 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Zinc is an essential nutrient, but until now, there has not been an effective way to measure it in our bodies, say University of Florida researchers.
Medical research Dec 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
A study led by Hans Verhoef, a researcher at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and published in this week's PLoS Medicine shows that supplementing young Tanzan ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Zinc plays a critical role in regulating how neurons communicate with one another, and could affect how memories form and how we learn. The new research, in the current issue of Neuron, was authored by Xiao-an Zhang, now a ...
Neuroscience Oct 05, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Zinc has been found to play a critical role in regulating communication between cells in the brain, possibly governing the formation of memories and controlling the occurrence of epileptic seizures.
Neuroscience Sep 21, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Depending on the total dosage of zinc and the composition of lozenges, zinc lozenges may shorten the duration of common cold episodes by up to 40%, says Dr. Harri Hemila from the University of Helsinki.
Medications Aug 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Depending on the total dosage of zinc and the composition of lozenges, zinc lozenges may shorten the duration of common cold episodes by up to 40%, according to a study published in the Open Respiratory Medicine Journal.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Many proteins, the primary building blocks of life, depend on elements such as copper, zinc and other trace elements to function properly. Some metal molecules are required as a structural component ...
Medical research Jul 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Using two distinct methods, Whitehead Institute researchers have successfully and consistently manipulated targeted genes in both human embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells (adult cells that ...
Genetics Jul 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |