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Two weeks ago, the investigators reported that carnitine, a compound found in red meat, can increase heart disease risk because of the actions of intestinal bacteria. This time they reported that the same thing happens with lecithin, which is abundant in egg yolks. The lecithin study , published Wednesday in The , is part of a growing appreciation of the role the body’s bacteria play in health and disease.
No. 56 | 05/11/2012 | by Koh Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum) and Heidelberg University Hospital have identified the HDAC11 enzyme as a promising target for new cancer therapies. If this molecule is turned off, cancer cells stop growing and die.
Mar. 5, 2013 — A team of European scientists from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and the Cologne Excellence Cluster on Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD) at the University of Cologne in Germany has taken an important step closer to understanding the root cause of age-related dementia.
-- This is your brain on sugar – for real.
May 5, 2010- Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage.
In a new study appearing this month in the Journal of Neuroscience , researchers have unlocked the complex cellular mechanics that instruct specific brain cells to continue to divide. This discovery overcomes a significant technical hurdle to potential human stem cell therapies; ensuring that an abundant supply of cells is available to study and ultimately treat people with diseases.
Public release date: 28-Oct-2012 [ Print | E-mail | Share ] [ Close Window ]
A new study reveals the key element related to the activation of brown adipocytes.
South African scientists have discovered how some people can make potent antibodies capable of neutralizing strains of HIV, a local newspaper said on Monday. "A team of South African scientists have found that when the virus evolves to evade its host's immune system by adding a sugar molecule to its surface, the host's antibodies adapt to recognize the sugar in such a way they can kill nine of 10 known strains of HIV," the Business Day quoted a research report published in the journal Nature Medicine on Sunday as saying. The medical research was jointly conducted by some units at home and abroad, including the Center for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), the South African universities of Cape Town and KuaZula-Natal as well as the U.S. universities of North Carolina and Harvard.
Use of cannabis extract helps ease painful muscle stiffness among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a large trial published on Tuesday in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Public release date: 26-Sep-2012 [ Print | E-mail |
It's said that, after becoming a mother, your children never really leave you. Even after they begin to walk, attend school and move out, mothers think and worry about their children almost incessantly. New research published recently has found that is true in more ways than one.
M elanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. Rates are steadily increasing, and although risk increases with age, melanoma is now frequently seen in young people.