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2011-12-01 11:22:21

One-time injection allows relief from pain for 8 months A collaborative research group — led by researchers at Cleveland Clinic — published findings that indicate a one-time injection immediately after spinal cord injury can limit pain for an extended period of time. Fibronectin — a protein that exists naturally in humans — supports the survival, growth and communication of neurons in the brain and spinal cord. The researchers discovered, through testing in an...

2011-11-15 19:31:45

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic reported today that administration of a new drug— evacetrapib — can dramatically increase HDL (good) cholesterol, while significantly lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol). At the highest tested dosage, the levels of HDL more than doubled. The study was presented today by lead investigator Stephen Nicholls MD PhD, Cardiovascular Director of the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5), at the American Heart Association's...

2011-10-17 13:01:41

Gene promotes prostate cancer when 'turned on,' breast cancer when “turned off” Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered that a gene — known as an androgen receptor (AR) — is found in both prostate and breast cancers yet has opposite effects on these diseases. In prostate cancer, the AR gene promotes cancer growth when the gene is "turned on." In breast cancer, the AR gene promotes cancer growth when the gene is "turned off," as is often the case after...

2011-10-13 05:32:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Guys, before you take that daily supplement, read this!  According to a new study, men who were randomized to receive daily supplementation with vitamin E had a significantly increased risk of prostate cancer. Lifetime risk of prostate cancer in the United States is currently estimated to be 16 percent. Although most cases are found at an early, curable stage, treatment is costly and urinary, sexual, and bowel-related adverse effects are common. The...

Prolonged Use Of Vitamin E Ups Prostate Cancer Risk
2011-10-12 09:04:04

New evidence that taking vitamin E supplements can be risky to your health adds to the concerns that doctors have that many people may be overusing vitamins and other supplements. A new study that followed up on men who took high doses of vitamin E for around five years found they had a slightly increased risk of developing prostate cancer -- even after they had stopped taking the pills. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, followed more than...

2011-09-27 11:41:45

For the first time, researchers have discovered cardiac rehabilitation can train the heart to quickly return to its normal rate after exercise. In a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers said heart disease patients with normal heart rate recovery live longer than those with slow heart rate recovery. A heart that returns to normal rate more quickly works better than one that stays revved up for a while. "There's no medicine that can do...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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