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2008-07-02 16:05:03

MIT researchers offer tantalizing evidence on how to make people smarter, naturally New research findings published online in The FASEB Journal provide more evidence that if we get smart about what we eat, our intelligence can improve. According to MIT scientists, dietary nutrients found in a wide range of foods from infant formula to eggs increase brain synapses and improve cognitive abilities. "I hope human brains will, like those of experimental animals, respond to this kind of treatment...

2008-06-25 09:02:22

By Plathow, Christian Weber, Wolfgang A Molecular imaging of tumor metabolism has gained considerable interest, since preclinical studies have indicated a close relationship between the activation of various oncogenes and alterations of cellular metabolism. Furthermore, several clinical trials have shown that metabolic imaging can significantly impact patient management by improving tumor staging, restaging, radiation treatment planning, and monitoring of tumor response to therapy. In this...

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2008-05-08 15:05:00

Nutritious, plant-based foods greatly increase strength and vitality in the human body. Most know that. Today, researchers are rediscovering a long-held truth: foods also generate a profound effect in the human brain. You think what you eat. They're one of the mysteries of life-those tiny flashes of light deep in the recesses of our brains. Soft sparks ignite whenever we remember; whenever we plan, rejoice, or sorrow. Every moment of awareness takes place because of...

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2008-04-03 11:20:00

Most women in the US consume too little cholineCholine, an essential nutrient found in foods such as eggs, is associated with a 24 percent reduced risk of breast cancer, according to a study supported by a grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), to be published in The FASEB Journal's print issue in June.(1) This study adds to the growing body of evidence that links egg consumption to a decreased risk of breast cancer. In this new case-control study of more than 3,000 adult...

2007-04-09 03:00:00

By Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer Apr. 9--George Preti didn't go to medical school. He is a Ph.D. organic chemist, his lab stocked with gas chromatography equipment and test tubes. He has data to analyze and three post-docs to supervise, and he faces that familiar problem of the modern scientist: Grant money is running low. Yet once every week or two, he squeezes in time for a money-losing venture. For a nominal fee, he meets with people who have come to his Philadelphia lab from all...

2005-10-20 12:34:30

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - By using sodium-deleted, choline-substituted culture medium and a slow-freeze, rapid-thaw protocol, researchers in Los Angeles have achieved pregnancy success rates of 63 percent resulting from the use of frozen eggs (oocytes). Dr. John K. Jain and his associates at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California reported their institution's outcomes at the annual meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine...

2005-07-19 13:35:43

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado (July 19, 2005) "“ Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) occurs far more frequently than generally believed. Although estimates vary widely, when combined with the milder afflictions of Alcohol Related Birth Defects (ARBD) and several others, the Centers for Disease Control puts the frequency of FAS/ARBD as high as one in 100. Researchers at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, showed that by including choline, a U.S.-required ingredient in baby formula, in the...

2005-06-30 13:55:42

Winston-Salem, NC, June 30, 2005 "“ In a review of research to be published in the July issue of Trends In Pharmacological Sciences, Targacept compounds were reported to have a beneficial effect on cognition well after they were no longer present in the central nervous system. For example, in preclinical animal studies, Targacept's compounds TC-1827 and TC-1734 improved cognitive performance for up to 15 and 18 hours, respectively, though the compounds were appreciably metabolized and...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.