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2010-10-19 11:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autistic children with severely limited diets may be at risk for vision loss due to vitamin B12 deficiency, according to new research from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Doctors should consider this deficiency when evaluating and treating children with autism and vision loss, the authors said. The Children's Hospital study, which appears in the journal Pediatrics, looked at three boys with autism who exhibited behaviors that...

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2010-09-09 10:00:00

Oxford University scientists have found that B vitamins could help slow down brain atrophy and stave off Alzheimer's disease and dementia in the elderly. The researchers, including co-lead author and Oxford Department of Pharmacology Professor David Smith, conducted a two-year double-blind clinical trial to study the effects of the B vitamins on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in 168 volunteers, all of whom were described as having mild memory problems. Half of the participants took...

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2010-04-17 13:10:00

DALLAS -- Eating more foods containing the B-vitamins folate and B-6 lowers the risk of death from stroke and heart disease for women and may reduce the risk of heart failure in men, according to Japanese research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Japanese people need more dietary intake of folate and vitamin B-6, which may lead to the prevention of heart disease," said Hiroyasu Iso, M.D., professor of public health at Osaka University. The findings on the value...

2010-03-16 15:06:00

LOS ANGELES, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- revitaPOP, the Vitamin B12 lollipop, offering a great tasting way to get significant absorption of Vitamin B12, was recently announced as the "Best New Vegetarian Product" of the 2010 -30th anniversary Natural Products Expo West, held at the Anaheim Convention Center this past weekend. revitaPOP Operations Manager David Dobkin commented, "We are thrilled to be named Best New Vegetarian Product of 2010. The Expo was a huge success for us, and we're...

2010-03-01 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal announced today the addition of CitraNatal® B-Calm to its CitraNatal® family of prescription prenatal vitamins. CitraNatal B-Calm offers gentle prenatal nutrition plus the benefits of additional vitamin B6, which supplements a woman's own defense against severe pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. Emerging science suggests that vitamin B6 supplementation can be beneficial for pregnant women who...

2010-02-04 08:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) announced today that it initiated an internal pre-licensing program to confirm the utility of its proprietary Cobalamin (vitamin B12) platform technology for targeted delivery of siRNA therapies. The program is considered important because, despite the widely publicized potential of RNA therapy, researchers up to now have been stymied in their efforts to design a pharmaceutical product that...

2010-01-19 09:00:00

DALLAS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) provided an update today on its Cobalamin(TM) oral drug delivery product development programs. The proprietary Cobalamin(TM) technology utilizes the body's natural vitamin B12 oral uptake mechanism to facilitate oral absorption of pharmaceuticals by a "Trojan horse" mechanism. Access has focused its Cobalamin product development program on the oral delivery of insulin and human growth hormone,...

2009-11-06 13:23:23

Middle-aged women with high levels of a specific amino acid in their blood are twice as likely to suffer from Alzheimer's many years later, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. This discovery this could lead to a new and simple way of determining who is at risk long before there are any signs of the illness. The thesis is based on the Prospective Population Study of Women in Gothenburg, which was started at the end of the 1960s when almost...

2009-10-07 11:20:42

B-vitamin supplements should not be recommended for prevention of heart disease, say scientists. A Cochrane Systematic Review has shown these supplements do not reduce the risk of developing or dying from the disease. "There is no evidence to support the use of B-vitamins as supplements for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke or death associated with cardiovascular disease," says lead researcher, Arturo Martí-Carvajal of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network in Valencia,...

2009-07-02 11:51:36

Catalysts assist in chemical reactions without undergoing any alteration of their own. In the cells of living organisms, proteins perform this important function. They carry out the metabolism fundamental to all living processes. Proteins are instrumental in cellular respiration, they for instance reduce oxygen to water and oxidize food into carbon dioxide. This releases the energy that makes life possible at all.Proteins cannot perform these functions on their own. They depend on small...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.