Tag: Doctor of Philosophy

How to erase a memory — and restore it

  Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have erased and reactivated memories in rats, profoundly altering the animals’ reaction to past events.   The study, published in the June 1 advanced online issue of the journal Nature, is the first to show the […]

The symphony of life, revealed

  A new imaging technique captures the vibrations of proteins, tiny motions critical to human life              IMAGE:   Using a new imaging technique they developed, scientists have managed to observe and document the vibrations of lysozyme, an antibacterial protein found in many animals. This graphic visualizes […]

Scientists report human dietary supplement cures lab animals infected with human intestinal parasite ( Hookworm )

Contact: Preeti Singh psingh@burnesscommunications.com 301-280-5722 Bridget DeSimone bdesimone@burnesscommunications.com 301-280-5735 Burness Communications Preliminary success using ‘probiotics’ against hookworms raises hope for treating afflictions that burden 1.5 billion and cause stunting, development delays in children WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2013) — Laboratory animals fed a modified version of a common […]

Obese stomachs tell us diets are doomed to fail

Public release date: 16-Sep-2013 [ Contact: Amanda Page amanda.page@adelaide.edu.au 61-882-225-644 University of Adelaide The way the stomach detects and tells our brains how full we are becomes damaged in obese people but does not return to normal once they lose weight, according to new research from the University […]

Codeine could increase users’ sensitivity to pain

Contact: Paul Rolan paul.rolan@adelaide.edu.au 61-883-134-102 University of Adelaide Using large and frequent doses of the pain-killer codeine may actually produce heightened sensitivity to pain, without the same level of relief offered by morphine, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. Researchers in the Discipline of Pharmacology […]

BPA exposure disrupts human egg maturation

Contact: Tom Langford tlangford@partners.org 617-534-1605 Brigham and Women’s Hospital Brigham and Women’s Hospital research could explain why some couples have trouble conceiving              IMAGE:   Images of eggs examined in this study show a properly formed spindle structure with aligned chromosomes (image A) and eggs with spindles […]

Quants: the maths geniuses running Wall Street

Forget Gordon Gekko. Old-style City traders are being replaced by maths geniuses who use super-computers to beat the markets. But are ‘quants’ a force for good or evil? Photo: Getty Images <!– remove the whitespace added by escenic before end of tag –> By Sarfraz Manzoor 7:00AM BST […]

Prenatal exposure to BPA affects fat tissues in sheep

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society   SAN FRANCISCO-— New research suggests that fetal exposure to the common environmental chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, causes increased inflammation in fat tissues after birth, which can lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Results of the animal study […]

FDA – 2012 law now in effect which lifts conflict of interest restrictions on FDA advisory panels

Contact: Kathy Fackelmann kfackelmann@gwu.edu 202-994-8354 George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services Conflict-of-interest restrictions needed to ensure strong FDA review Panel members with ties to industry might lead to approval of unsafe drugs, new analysis suggests WASHINGTON, DC—A 2012 law that loosened conflict-of-interest restrictions for […]

Tumors disable immune cells by using up sugar

Contact: Michael C. Purdy purdym@wustl.edu 314-286-0122 Washington University School of Medicine Cancer cells’ appetite for sugar may have serious consequences for immune cell function, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have learned. The scientists found that when they kept sugar away from critical immune […]

Individuals had a 40 percent increased risk of pertussis for each additional acellular dose received (as compared to receipt of a DTwP dose) between ages 1-24 months

Contact: Vincent Staupe vstaupe@golinharris.com 415-318-4386 Kaiser Permanente Whole-cell vaccine was more effective than acellular vaccine during California pertussis outbreak OAKLAND, Calif., May 20, 2013 — Whole-cell pertussis vaccines were more effective at protecting against pertussis than acellular pertussis vaccines during a large recent outbreak, according to a new […]

Over-diagnosis and over-treatment of depression is common in the US

Contact: Natalie Wood-Wright nwoodwri@jhsph.edu 410-614-6029 Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Americans are over-diagnosed and over-treated for depression, according to a new study conducted at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study examines adults with clinician-identified depression and individuals who experienced major depressive […]

Researchers abuzz over caffeine as cancer-cell killer

UAlberta research team uses caffeine and fruit flies to pinpoint genetic pathways that guide DNA repair in cancer cells. Posted by News Staff  April 17, 2013                                      Images showing the normal eye of a fruit fly (left), versus the disfigured eye of a fruit fly fed with a […]

Nanoparticles loaded with bee venom kill HIV

  March 7, 2013 By Julia Evangelou Strait Joshua L. Hood, MD, PhD Nanoparticles (purple) carrying melittin (green) fuse with HIV (small circles with spiked outer ring), destroying the virus’s protective envelope. Molecular bumpers (small red ovals) prevent the nanoparticles from harming the body’s normal cells, which are […]

Light exposure during pregnancy key to normal eye development

Contact: Nick Miller nicholas.miller@cchmc.org 513-803-6035 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Contact: Jason Bardi jason.bardi@ucsf.edu 415-502-4608 University of California, San Francisco CINCINNATI – New research in Nature concludes the eye – which depends on light to see – also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy. Scientists say the […]

Metformin leads to an accumulation of AMP, which inhibits an enzyme called adenylate cyclase, thereby reducing levels of cyclic AMP and protein kinase activity: WOOPS

Contact: Karen Kreeger karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu 215-349-5658 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Most-used diabetes drug works in different way than previously thought Findings could lead to diabetes treatments with less side effects PHILADELPHIA – A team, led by senior author Morris J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD, the Willard and Rhoda […]

Repeated antibiotic use alters gut’s composition of beneficial microbes, Stanford study shows

2010 study posted for filing   Contact: Bruce Goldman goldmanb@stanford.edu 650-725-2106 Stanford University Medical Center STANFORD, Calif. – Repeated use of an antibiotic that is considered generally benign, because users seldom incur obvious side effects, induces cumulative and persistent changes in the composition of the beneficial microbial species […]

87th Health Research Report 19 AUG 2010 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report 87th Issue 19 AUG 2010 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm  http://www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com   http://www.healthresearchreport.me  Editors Top Five:   SCIENTISTS TARGET POSSIBLE CAUSE OF ONE FORM OF BOWEL DISEASE Pancreatic cancers use fructose, common in the Western diet, to fuel their growth Acetaminophen tied to childhood wheezing […]