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For A Healthy Brain, Clear Out The Trash
2013-07-23 10:41:23

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Recycling is not only good for the environment, it's good for the brain. A study using rat cells indicates that quickly clearing out defective proteins in the brain may prevent loss of brain cells. Results of a study in Nature Chemical Biology suggest that the speed at which damaged proteins are cleared from neurons may affect cell survival and may explain why some cells are targeted for death in neurodegenerative disorders....

2013-07-15 13:12:28

A set of proteins involved in the body's natural defenses produces a large number of mutations in human DNA, according to a study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The findings suggest that these naturally produced mutations are just as powerful as known cancer-causing agents in producing tumors. The proteins are part of a group called apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC) cytidine deaminases. The investigators found that APOBEC...

2013-07-05 23:00:09

Allegheny General Hospital In Pittsburgh, PA, has been awarded a two-year grant of $423,852 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund a first-of-its-kind study that will attempt to determine how brain blood vessel tissue becomes vulnerable to aneurysm development and if there is a link between blood flow and vessel wall structure and strength. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 06, 2013 Khaled Aziz, MD, Director of the Center for Complex Intracranial Surgery at Allegheny General...

2013-06-27 23:27:52

Rebecca Kamen, artist and former professor of art, continues research on the intersection of art education, scientific discovery, and innovation by challenging science interns at George Mason University and The National Institutes of Health to consider their research results through an artistic lens. McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Rebecca Kamen today announced the 2013 art/science challenge for science interns at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and participants in the Aspiring...

Chimps To Be Retired From Medical Research: NIH
2013-06-27 04:34:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced plans to significantly reduce the number of chimpanzees used in biomedical research funded by the agency, stating the creatures deserve special respect due to their status as the closest relatives to humans in the animal kingdom. According to the Associated Press (AP), NIH officials revealed on Wednesday that the agency would retire approximately 310 chimps from medical...

Vietnam Vets Who Have PTSD Are More Than Twice As Likely To Have Heart Disease
2013-06-26 12:27:08

NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Male twin Vietnam veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were more than twice as likely as those without PTSD to develop heart disease during a 13-year period, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. This is the first long-term study to measure the association between PTSD and heart disease using objective clinical diagnoses combined with cardiac imaging techniques. "This study provides further...

Scan Can Determine If Medication Or Therapy Will Best Help With Depression
2013-06-13 11:56:29

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Biomarker could point the way past trial-and-error inefficiencies -- NIH-funded study Pre-treatment scans of brain activity predicted whether depressed patients would best achieve remission with an antidepressant medication or psychotherapy, in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. "Our goal is to develop reliable biomarkers that match an individual patient to the treatment option most likely to be successful, while also avoiding...


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