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2010-09-17 13:43:57

Research: Effects of glucosamine, chondroitin, or placebo in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: network meta-analysis Two popular supplements taken by millions of people around the world to combat joint pain, do not work, finds research published on bmj.com today. The supplements, glucosamine and chondroitin, are either taken on their own or in combination to reduce the pain caused by osteoarthritis in hips and knees. The researchers, led by Professor Peter Jni at the University...

2010-09-16 20:59:29

Cancer-cell quirk could be exploited to develop new drugs that starve tumors In a paper appearing in the Sept. 16 online edition of Science, Matthew Vander Heiden assistant professor of biology and member of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT and researchers at Harvard University report a previously unknown element of cancer cells' peculiar metabolism. They found that cells can trigger an alternative biochemical pathway that speeds up their metabolism and...

2010-09-15 16:48:32

Scientists have overturned the conventional wisdom that cooperation is essential for the well-being of the whole population, finding evidence that slackers can sometimes help the common good. Researchers, from Imperial College London, the Universities of Bath and Oxford, University College London and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology studied populations of yeast and found that a mixture of 'co-operators' and 'cheats' grew faster than a more utopian one of only "co-operators."...

2010-08-24 14:04:57

Research led by the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that unhealthy glucose levels in patients with diabetes can cause significantly more problems for the body than just the well-known symptoms of the disease such as kidney damage and circulation problems. The raised glucose can also form what can be described as a sugar coating that can effectively smother and block the mechanisms our bodies use to detect and fight bacterial and fungal infections. In diabetes,...

2010-08-17 14:29:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX), an innovator in biotechnology for therapy in diabetes and the metabolic syndrome, and a provider of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2010. Recent and Upcoming Highlights Pharmaceutical Development Announced exploration of D-tagatose as a potential treatment for high...

2010-08-03 16:46:00

In the news release, Study on Fructose and Pancreatic Cancer Generates Premature and Potentially Misleading Conclusions, issued 03-Aug-2010 by the Corn Refiners Association over PR Newswire, the source organization should be "Corn Refiners Association" rather than "Cancer Research Alliance", as incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. The complete, corrected release follows: Study on Fructose and Pancreatic Cancer Generates Premature and Potentially Misleading Conclusions WASHINGTON,...

2010-08-03 12:57:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published in the August issue of Cancer Research (1) has resulted in several premature and potentially misleading conclusions when it comes to fructose and its effect on pancreatic tumor cells. Unfortunately, the media covering this story, and even the authors, have been too quick to extrapolate the results of laboratory research on pure fructose to real-world conditions, which is not appropriate or helpful to consumers. The main...

2010-08-03 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) today announced that data on Qnexa®, an investigational drug candidate, will be featured in two poster presentations at the 37th Annual American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), being held in San Antonio, TX from August 4 - 7, 2010. Both poster presentations, "Effects of Phentermine/Topiramate on Weight, Glycemic Profiles in Overweight Subjects With Diabetes" and "Glycemic...

2010-07-26 12:10:58

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that a kind of sugar molecule common to chimpanzees, gorillas and other mammals but not found in humans provokes a strong immune response in some people, likely worsening conditions in which chronic inflammation is a major issue. This non-human sialic acid sugar is an ingredient in some biotechnology drugs, and may be limiting or undermining their therapeutic effectiveness in some patients, the...

2010-07-20 05:22:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 25, 2010 some 10,000 bicyclists will depart from Sioux City, Iowa to participate in the Des Moines Register's 'Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa,' an event organizers describe as "the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world." By the time participants complete the non-competitive ride in Dubuque some 442 miles and seven days later, many of the cyclists will have boosted their strength and endurance with a product...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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