Latest Retinoic acid Stories
An estimated 10-percent of women smoke while pregnant, and smoking is considered the number one reason for adverse effects in children. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including cyanide and lead.
New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene .
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are honing in on the development of what may be the first non-steroidal, oral contraceptive for men.
A nutrient found in carrots and sweet potatoes may prove key to fighting breast cancer at early stages.
Findings published in the journal Nature suggest that an imbalance of compounds that regulate the immune system might be an underlying cause of food allergies, and that vitamin A and retinoic acidâ€”a by-product of vitamin A used in acne treatments including Accutaneâ€”can exacerbate the problem, according to a Reuters story. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Those who have high levels of an immune system compound called Interleukin-15 might be â€œprimed to develop...
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology finds retinoic acid may alleviate ulcerative colitis and similar irritable bowel diseases.
Retinoic acid, a derivative of vitamin A, could lead researchers to a new set of drug targets for treating breast cancer, researchers from the University of Chicago report in the June 25, 2009.
Two signals â€“ an external one from retinoic acid and an internal one from the transcription factor Neurogenin2 â€“ cooperate to activate chromatin (the basic material of chromosomes) and help determine that certain nerve progenitor cells become motor neurons, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in a report in the current issue of the journal Neuron.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) cause malformations in babies, including facial defects, short stature, and mental and behavioral abnormalities.
In studies with mice, Penn State researchers have shown that a combination of retinoic acid -- a product the body makes naturally from vitamin A -- and PIC, a synthetic immunity booster, significantly elevates the immune system response to a tetanus shot.
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