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2008-11-11 18:00:20

Obesity raises levels of the hormone leptin, which can be as big a threat to the cardiovascular system as cholesterol, Ohio University researchers said. Tadeusz Malinski and colleagues observed how high levels of leptin -- a peptide hormone produced by fat cells that helps regulate body weight -- can create a cascade of harmful biochemical changes in the body. An excess of fat in the body can produce too much of the hormone, which, in turn, can lower levels of bio-available nitric oxide....

2008-11-03 12:00:22

Rentech, Inc. (AMEX:RTK) today announced its conference schedule for November 2008. November 17, 2008 United States Army Energy Forum/Industry Day Lansdowne, Virginia Attendee: Jim McVaney, Vice President of Government Affairs About Rentech, Inc. Rentech, Inc. (www.rentechinc.com), incorporated in 1981, provides clean energy solutions. The Rentech Process is a patented and proprietary technology that converts synthesis gas from biomass and fossil resources into hydrocarbons...

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2008-10-30 08:40:00

Feeling tired? Researchers say Viagra could help alleviate your fatigue. A team at the University of Iowa found the drug helped animals with the mislocalized enzyme called neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS). They also revealed a difference between the prolonged fatigue after mild exercise in muscular dystrophy patients and the inherent muscle weakness caused by the disease. The studies found a faulty signaling pathway that leads to exercise-induced fatigue in mouse models of muscular...

2008-10-25 12:00:17

CLINTON, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ikaria Holdings, Inc. today announced that results from its Phase III clinical trial -- INOT27, nitric oxide for inhalation for the treatment of bronchopulmonary disease (BPD) in premature babies -- were presented at the European Academy of Pediatrics in Nice, France. The pre-specified primary endpoint, survival without BPD, did not meet statistical significance, with the INOT27 treatment group achieving a 65.3% success rate compared to a 65.5% success...

2008-07-02 06:00:47

By Kochany, J Lipczynska-Kochany, E ABSTRACT: The paper presents the results of laboratory and pilot studies on the removal of chloramine from potable water using chlorination with a less-than-breakpoint dosage of chlorine, followed by treatment with catalytic activated carbon. The effect of the chlorine-to-nitrogen ratio, temperature, and carbon contact time were investigated to optimize conditions for chloramines removal and minimize the production of ammonia. Results demonstrated that...

2008-06-27 15:03:00

By Maria Cheng, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON - Athletes looking for a performance boost are increasingly turning to a little blue pill more usually taken for its off-the-field benefits: Viagra. Some sports authorities say the drug is now finding a following among athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency is currently studying Viagra's effects in athletes, but hasn't yet banned it. Experts are divided over whether it actually offers athletes an edge. "It's possible," said Anthony Butch,...

2008-06-24 06:03:01

GeNOsys, Inc. (OTCBB: GNYS) today announced the signing of a Service Contract with the University of British Columbia ("UBC"). The Service Contract is for a period of one year. Under the Service Contract, UBC will conduct research at the UBC Department of Medicine, and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, which conducts and coordinates research in support of international programs for infectious disease control and prevention. The research will be conducted under the direction of...

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2008-02-19 12:25:00

Exhale on a cold winter day and you will see the water vapor coming out of your mouth. Light up your breath with a Nobel-Prize-related tool, and you could potentially detect trace amounts of over 1,000 compounds, some of which provide early warning signs of disease. In a new paper, a team led by Jun Ye, a physicist at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, has demonstrated an optical technique for...

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2008-02-18 08:55:00

New technique could help doctors screen for asthma and cancer A team of scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder, has shown that by sampling a person's breath with laser light they can detect molecules in the breath that may be markers for diseases like asthma or cancer. While many studies have been done to showcase the potential of optical technologies for breath analysis, the JILA...

2008-01-25 09:00:20

By Dinis-Oliveira, R J Duarte, J A; Sanchez-Navarro, A; Remiao, F; Bastos, M L; Carvalho, F Paraquat dichloride (methyl viologen; PQ) is an effective and widely used herbicide that has a proven safety record when appropriately applied to eliminate weeds. However, over the last decades, there have been numerous fatalities, mainly caused by accidental or voluntary ingestion. PQ poisoning is an extremely frustrating condition to manage clinically, due to the elevated morbidity and mortality...


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