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2010-12-13 20:58:50

Researchers at King's College London have discovered that leukaemic stem cells can be reversed to a pre-leukaemic stage by suppressing a protein called beta-catenin found in the blood. They also found that advanced leukaemic stem cells that had become resistant to treatment could be 're-sensitised' to treatment by suppressing the same protein. Professor Eric So, who led the study at the Department of Haematology at King's College London, says the findings, published today in the journal...

2010-11-10 10:00:00

MILFORD, Mass., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today welcomed into its Centers of Innovation Program the Drug Control Centre within the Department of Forensic Science and Drug Monitoring at King's College London. In a symposium and ceremony held at King's College today, Waters recognized researchers Prof. David Cowan and Dr. Norman Smith for their ongoing work in the area of sports medicine and separation science. Waters Centers of Innovation...

2010-11-09 14:09:52

The preservation of a protein found in particular synapses in the brain plays a key role in protecting against vascular dementia after a stroke, say researchers at King's College London. The study, funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust, is published today in the 9 November issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers say the study findings increase understanding of vascular dementia, and highlight a possible target for future diagnoses and treatment...

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2010-11-01 11:39:30

A study of 40,000 Norwegians found that people who regularly exercise during their free time are less likely to have symptoms of depression and anxiety. The researchers said that physical activity that is part of the working day does not have the same effect. Researchers said it was probably because there was not the same level of social interaction. According to BBC Nes, mental health charity Mind said that exercise and interaction helps mental health. The study found that higher levels...

2010-10-18 17:30:40

Genetic variants associated with increased susceptibility to psoriasis are reported in five papers published online this week in Nature Genetics. Psoriasis is a chronic and recurrent skin disease, and one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases, with a global prevalence of 2-3%. One of the studies was led by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy's and St Thomas' and King's College London and the Wellcome Trust Centre for...

2010-09-21 11:44:48

Global action needed to address 'most significant health crisis of the 21st century' A landmark report on the Global Economic Impact of Dementia finds that Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are exacting a massive toll on the global economy, with the problem set to accelerate in coming years. The World Alzheimer Report 2010 "“ issued on World Alzheimer's Day by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) "“ provides the most current and comprehensive global picture of the...

2010-09-15 17:19:19

Experts from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Transplantation at King's College London, based at Guy's Hospital, have revealed exciting new scientific developments for people with an organ transplant, intended to help prevent rejection of the new organ and extend its life. Although organ transplantation has been taking place for over 50 years, there are a number of significant challenges, such as a shortage of donor organs, maintaining the quality of an organ in transit, and the...

2010-08-25 01:51:14

First randomized controlled trial demonstrates patients do not benefit from routine balloon pumping during high-risk angioplasty Patients with coronary artery disease undergoing angioplasty do not benefit from having their circulation artificially supported with a balloon pump as a preventative measure during angioplasty, according to the first randomised trial studying the practice and published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The trial was carried out across...

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2010-08-11 11:47:15

Doctors may eventually be using a 15-minute brain scan to cheaply and accurately test for autism. British scientists said on Tuesday that their test proved to be over 90 percent accurate in adults, and there was no reason why it should not work equally well in children. The test could be a benefit for patients and their doctors by reducing reliance on time-consuming and emotionally trying assessments based on interviews and behavioral observation. Autism is a complex brain disorder that is...

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2010-05-29 08:55:00

British researchers said Friday that prescribing heroin to addicts who cannot kick the habit helps them stay off street drugs. Doctors have had little success in treating the 10 percent or more of heroin users who do not respond to methadone, which is a standard medication to fight the addiction. Users often spiral downward into crime and disease spread by dirty needles and unhealthy living. Heroin clinics can at least help addicts get off the street. "What we are dealing with here is a...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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