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Researchers Find Alzheimer’s Biomarkers
2013-05-01 14:21:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Australia´s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation“¯(CSIRO) are reporting significant progress in developing a blood test that can predict the onset of Alzheimer´s in an individual. According to their report in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the researchers said they have identified several biomarkers that are associated with the toxic build-up of beta amyloid, a brain...

2013-04-22 08:20:01

New IBN Peptides May Help Researchers Combat Alzheimer's, Diabetes and CancerSingapore, Apr 22, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Amyloids, or fibrous aggregates of abnormally folded proteins, are a common feature in degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer. Amyloids occur naturally in the body, but despite decades of research, their mechanism of formation remains unknown, hampering drug development efforts. Now, a new class of ultrasmall peptides developed by the Institute of...

2013-04-19 17:55:22

Scientists have revealed how a bacterial enzyme has evolved an energy-efficient method to move long distances along DNA. The findings, published in Science, present further insight into the coupling of chemical and mechanical energy by a class of enzymes called helicases, a widely-distributed group of proteins, which in human cells are implicated in some cancers. The new helicase mechanism discovered in this study, led by researchers from the University of Bristol and the Technische...

2013-04-18 21:49:11

TAU reveals the missing link between brain patterns and Alzheimer's Evidence indicates that the accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins, which form the plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, is critical for the development of Alzheimer's disease, which impacts 5.4 million Americans. And not just the quantity, but also the quality of amyloid-beta peptides is crucial for Alzheimer's initiation. The disease is triggered by an imbalance in two different amyloid species – in...

2013-04-05 23:04:26

A recent CBS News article highlights the potential anti-aging benefits provided by resveratrol, a compound found in red wine. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills says the new research data is very exciting and looks forward to seeing practical skin care applications. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 According to a March 11, 2013 CBS News article, researchers from Harvard Medical School have confirmed that the compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, provides cosmetic and...

2013-03-20 23:02:27

Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP reports on recent research at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom) finding that natural polyphenols in green tea and red wine disrupt a primary step in the development of Alzheimer´s disease. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 Many genetic and environmental risk factors have been pointed to as causing Alzheimer´s disease. An estimated 14 million baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are expected to develop Alzheimer´s and other...

2013-03-14 18:11:55

Cancer cells break down sugars and produce the metabolic acid lactate at a much higher rate than normal cells. This phenomenon provides a telltale sign that cancer is present, via diagnostics such as PET scans, and possibly offers an avenue for novel cancer therapies. Now a team of Chilean researchers at The Centro de Estudios Científicos (CECs), with the collaboration of Carnegie's Wolf Frommer, has devised a molecular sensor that can detect levels of lactate in individual cells...

2013-03-08 12:12:24

Findings identify universal mechanism for activating anti-aging pathway A new study demonstrates what researchers consider conclusive evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models. What's more, the researchers have uncovered the molecular mechanism for this interaction, and show that a class of more potent drugs currently in clinical trials act in a similar fashion. Pharmaceutical compounds similar to...

Human Genetic Mutation Discovery Could Lead To New Treatments For Type 1 Diabetes
2013-03-05 12:58:58

Cell Press In type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, but the precise cause has not been clear. A study published by Cell Press on March 5th in Cell Metabolism reveals that a single mutation in the "longevity gene" SIRT1 can cause type 1 diabetes in humans. The findings unearth the role this gene plays in human autoimmunity and disease and also offer new avenues for treating a range of autoimmune disorders. "We describe one of the first...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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