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2011-01-20 00:00:50

Over 1.7 million bottles of Nopaleaâ“ž¢ "“ the natural anti-inflammatory drink by TriVita "“ have been sold, announced the company. Reports of improvements in inflammation-related conditions such as joint pain, body pain, skin conditions, breathing difficulties and more have come in from across North America. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Over 1.7 million bottles of Nopaleaâ“ž¢ "“ the natural...

2010-12-28 08:19:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A protein identified at the University of Central Florida lab has the power to suppress inflammation, a discovery that could help get to the root causes of disorders like arthritis and heart diseases. A research team led by Pappachan Kolattukudy, director of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, initially discovered MCPIP (Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1 Induced Protein), which has now been shown to act as a suppressor of inflammation. It does this by...

2010-11-12 01:44:11

One protein single-handedly controls the growth of blood vessels into the developing brains of mice embryos, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Understanding how the protein, a cellular receptor, functions could help clinicians battle brain tumors and stroke by choking off or supplementing vital blood-vessel development, and may enhance the delivery of drugs across the blood-brain barrier. "The strength and specificity of this receptor's effects indicate...

2010-11-04 17:53:43

The adult human skeleton undergoes constant remodeling, with new bone forming at sites that have been broken down by a precise process called resorption. During remodeling, skeletal stem cells are recruited to resorption sites and directed to differentiate into bone-forming cells. Osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weak and fragile bones, develops when there is an imbalance in the remodeling process and more bone is lost than replaced. Now, new research published by Cell Press in the...

2010-10-18 08:33:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- After women exercise, they generally glow with radiance.  On the other hand, after men exercise, they usually look like he just got out of the pool.  A recent study in Japan looks at the differences between men and women's response to changes in exercise intensity and how men are more effective sweaters in those regards.  Regardless of the difference between sexes, researchers say women 'shouldn't sweat it.' Researchers that Osaka University and Kobe...

2010-10-15 17:09:01

research published in Science Researchers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine are using an innovative new imaging technique to study how white blood cells (called neutrophils) respond to inflammation, and have revealed new targets to inhibit the response. When the body is invaded by infection, the immune system counters by generating inflammation with deployment of white blood cells to the site of danger to kill invading bacteria. However, inappropriate inflammation occurs in the...

2010-10-14 13:36:40

While the blood-brain barrier (BBB) protects the brain from harmful chemicals occurring naturally in the blood, it also obstructs the transport of drugs to the brain. In an article in Nature scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet now present a potential solution to the problem. The key to the BBB is a cell-type in the blood vessel walls called pericytes, and the researchers hope that their findings will one day contribute to new therapies for diseases like...

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2010-10-08 13:25:00

Women have to work harder than men in order to start sweating, while men are more effective sweaters during exercise, according to new research published in the journal Experimental Physiology. The study by Japanese scientists at Osaka International University and Kobe University looked at differences between men and women's sweating response to changes in exercise intensity. The researchers asked four groups of subjects (trained and untrained females, trained and untrained males) to cycle...

2010-10-04 22:38:26

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that muscle inflammation after acute muscle injury is essential to muscle repair by means of insulin-like growth factor-1 A new research study published in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) may change how sports injuries involving muscle tissue are treated, as well as how much patient monitoring is necessary when potent anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed for a long time. That's because the study shows for the first time that inflammation...

2010-09-22 14:09:05

Scientists are reporting the development and successful initial testing of a new form of methotrexate "” the mainstay anticancer drug "” designed to be given as nose drops rather than injected. It shows promise as a more effective treatment for brain cancer, they say. The report appears in ACS' Molecular Pharmaceutics, a bi-monthly journal. Tomotaka Shingaki and colleagues note that brain cancer is difficult to treat, partly because current anticancer drugs have difficulty...