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2013-12-10 16:24:30

Findings may help explain the mechanics of sleepiness and wakefulness MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuroscientists at SRI International have discovered a brain circuit that appears to be related to the restorative function of sleep. The findings point to a biochemical and physiological explanation of how sleep need, which gradually builds up during wakefulness, is dissipated during sleep. "We all know sleep is important for restoration in some way, but...

2012-12-10 12:41:23

Approximately 250,000 people in the United States suffer from muscular dystrophy, which occurs when damaged muscle tissue is replaced with fibrous, bony or fatty tissue and loses function. Three years ago, University of Missouri scientists found a molecular compound that is vital to curing the disease, but they didn't know how to make the compound bind to the muscle cells. In a new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, MU School of Medicine scientists Yi...

2012-06-13 10:33:00

-University of Granada researchers have tested melatonin analogues in rats that inhibit the enzyme nitric oxide synthase (NOS), which is involved in the development of the diseases referred above. -This enzyme is also involved in other conditions as inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis, as well as in neurodegenerative conditions as Huntington's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. University of Granada researchers have tested melatonin analogues in rats as it inhibits...

2012-02-14 11:41:48

Boosts production of nitric oxide, reduces arterial stiffness Researchers studying why arteries stiffen in postmenopausal women have found a specific chemical cofactor that dramatically improves vascular function. Kerrie Moreau, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, discovered that BH4 or tetrahydrobiopterin plays a key role in arterial health of women. BH4 is a critical cofactor of the enzyme endothelial nitric oxide synthase or eNOS....

Milk Thistle Stops Lung Cancer In Mice
2011-11-16 04:32:58

Tissue with wound-like conditions allows tumors to grow and spread. In mouse lung cancer cells, treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, removed the molecular billboards that signal these wound-like conditions and so stopped the spread of these lung cancers, according to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis. Though the natural extract has been used for more than 2,000 years, mostly to treat disorders of the liver and gallbladder, this is one...

2011-10-03 22:56:52

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have discovered a new function for an enzyme that may protect against organ injury and death from anemia. "Identifying this mechanism may lead to new therapies and approaches to improving outcomes for anemic patients," said Dr. Greg Hare, a researcher at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of the hospital and one of the lead investigators of the study. One in four people around the world and up to 50 per cent of patients coming for surgery are...

2011-04-25 12:51:07

Yuemeng Dai, MD, PhD, of Little Rock, AK, will receive the first place Bill Postic Basic Science Award for outstanding achievement in the field of pediatric otolaryngology for his research paper titled "Enos Protein Expressions is Decreased in Involuting Hemangiomas,"during their annual meeting, April 29 "“ May 1, 2011, in Chicago, IL. The award will be presented during a banquet reception on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Endothelial nitric oxide...

2010-12-02 23:45:40

Study Highlights:     * A blood vessel dysfunction linked to cardiovascular disease seems to also play a role in Alzheimer's disease.    * The dysfunction may help account for the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. A dysfunction in the lining of blood vessels that is linked to cardiovascular illness also appears to play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in Circulation Research: Journal...

2010-12-02 16:35:00

DALLAS, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A dysfunction in the lining of blood vessels that is linked to cardiovascular illness also appears to play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain condition that typically affects people age 60 and older, depriving them of memory,...

2010-07-07 15:28:57

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified key players in a little-known biochemical pathway that appears to regulate blood pressure. The findings, reported in the early online version of Cardiovascular Research, have evolved from studies conducted by Jeffrey S. Isenberg, M.D., Eileen M. Bauer, Ph.D., and their colleagues at Pitt's Vascular Medicine Institute. "Identifying and unraveling this important pathway for blood pressure regulation could lead to a...