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2013-07-29 16:35:29

Statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs found in millions of medicine cabinets, may help treat Rett Syndrome, according to a study published today in Nature Genetics. The Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) funded this work with generous support from the Rett Syndrome Research Trust UK and Rett Syndrome Research & Treatment Foundation. Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects girls. A seemingly typical toddler begins to miss developmental milestones. A regression...

2013-07-23 23:03:41

Via a CNN Health report, the growing epidemic of patients with increasingly more difficult to treat high levels of bad cholesterol has medical researchers seeking new drugs to tackle the problem. (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 In the United States, there is a continued problem facing the medical community of patients with increasingly high and difficult to treat conditions such as High Cholesterol. Historically medications with statin-blockers have been given to patients with this disease in order...

2013-07-22 23:19:54

SiDMAP and University of Arizona researchers gain a clearer understanding of the mechanistic properties of the drug metformin. The study may explain the mechanism of how elevated circulating cholesterol, which is an important disease modifying factor in the diabetic pancreatic cancer patient, alters cellular metabolism in a way that metformin’s known fatty acid synthase inhibiting effect becomes a cell growth limiting factor. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 SiDMAP, LLC, a...

2013-07-17 10:50:43

Atherosclerosis is widely recognized as an independent risk factor for stroke, and its occurrence is closely related to lipid metabolism. numerous studies using transgenic and knockout animals have shown that scavenger receptor class B type I has a protective effect against atherosclerosis. Previous studies of scavenger receptor class B type I gene polymorphisms have focused on the exon 1 G4A polymorphism and the exon 8 C1050T polymorphism, and these polymorphic loci impact blood lipid levels...

BMI Linked To Gallstones
2013-07-12 04:31:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals with elevated body mass index (BMI) levels appear to be at greater risk of developing gallstones, according to new research appearing in a recent edition of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Women are at greater risk of developing the pebble-like materials, which can result from the presence of excess cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin in bile stored in the...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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