Tag: University of Washington

Study links chemicals widely found in plastics and processed food to elevated blood pressure in children and teens

Contact: Lorinda Klein lorindaann.klein@nyumc.org 212-404-3533 NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine Data from nearly 3,000 children shows dietary exposure to certain plastics may play a hidden role in epidemic increases in childhood hypertension NEW YORK, May 22, 2013. Plastic additives known as phthalates […]

Could eating peppers prevent Parkinson’s?

Contact: Dawn Peters sciencenewsroom@wiley.com 781-388-8408 Wiley Dietary nicotine may hold protective key New research reveals that Solanaceae—a flowering plant family with some species producing foods that are edible sources of nicotine—may provide a protective effect against Parkinson’s disease. The study appearing today in Annals of Neurology, a journal […]

Scientists cure color blindness in monkeys

2009 study posted for filing Contact: John Pastor jdpastor@ufl.edu 352-273-5815 University of Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Florida used gene therapy to cure two squirrel monkeys of color blindness — the most common genetic disorder in people. Writing online […]

Cancer institute tackles sloppy data

Funder demands better evidence for biomarkers in clinical trials. Monya Baker 12 October 2012 Biologists combing through massive patient data sets often find potential biomarkers of certain diseases, but many of these signals turn out to be false. To weed out these useless associations, the US National Cancer […]

A genetic blueprint of your unborn baby

08 September 2012 by Harriet A. Washington Sequencing the whole genome of a fetus could provide a medical early warning on a previously unknown scale – but it also brings dilemmas, says Harriet A. Washington BOY or girl? This you can easily discover, but wouldn’t you like to […]

Wormwood ( Artemesia ) may hold key to non-toxic Cancer and Leukemia treatment

Reposted at Request from 26-Nov-2001 Contact: Rob Harrill rharrill@u.washington.edu 206-543-2580 University of Washington Two bioengineering researchers at the University of Washington have discovered a promising potential treatment for cancer among the ancient arts of Chinese folk medicine. Research Professor Henry Lai and assistant research Professor Narendra Singh have […]

God as a drug: The rise of American megachurches

DENVER — American megachurches use stagecraft, sensory pageantry, charismatic leadership and an upbeat, unchallenging vision of Christianity to provide their congregants with a powerful emotional religious experience, according to research from the University of Washington. “Membership in megachurches is one of the leading ways American Christians worship these […]