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2013-11-25 16:47:29

The gene can increase levels of triglyceride fats in blood, which may contribute to risk of heart disease and other disorders Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have found that a genetic variation that is linked to increased levels of triglycerides -- fats in the blood associated with disorders such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and stroke -- is far more common than previously believed and disproportionally affects people of African ancestry. Investigators say their...

Experimental Cocaine Vaccine Effective On Mice, Primates
2013-05-11 09:39:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Although trends are pointing to a decrease in recent years, cocaine use is still a major problem in the US, with 1.5 million users in 2010 — according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). To combat this highly addictive illegal drug, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College are developing an “anti-cocaine vaccine” designed to keep the drug from creating the...

2012-06-29 06:16:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - An estimated 46 million Americans are current smokers, and approximately 70% of them wish they had never smoked, and want to quit. While it is the 4,000 chemicals within the burning cigarette that causes the health problems associated with smoking, it is the nicotine within the tobacco that keeps the smoker hooked. Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed and successfully tested in mice an innovative vaccine to treat nicotine addiction. The...

Nicotine Addiction
2012-06-28 05:41:35

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com 20 percent. This is the number of adults who smoke, according to the Weill Cornell Medical Center. Smoking can cause health problems and is related to many diseases, and these illnesses cause one out of five deaths in the U.S. With these alarming statistics, much research has been done on how to help smokers quit, notably how to help them deal with nicotine — the element that keeps smokers addicted. Notably, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College...

2011-03-21 07:27:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Emphysema, an untreatable lung disease, and a significant cause of disability and death in the United States, will soon be detected early among smokers before symptoms appear. According to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Researchers at New York "“ Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center say an early-detection simple blood test for emphysema may be offered in the future. Most cases of emphysema are caused by smoking;...

2011-03-11 14:20:37

Researchers say the test, which measures destruction of lung air sacs, could help prevent progression of the common, and fatal, lung disease During a regular annual physical exam, blood is usually drawn to check the health of a person's heart, kidneys and liver. Now, researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center say a blood test that detects the early development of emphysema -- well before symptoms occur -- may someday also be offered. In the March 11 online...

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2011-01-05 07:39:51

The vaccine is poised to move quickly into human trials Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Cornell University have produced a long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a unique vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics cocaine. In their study, published January 4, 2011, in the advanced online edition of Molecular Therapy, the researchers say this novel strategy might be the first to offer...

2011-01-04 14:23:50

Novel vaccine is poised to move quickly into human trials Researchers have produced a lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a safe vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics cocaine. In their study, published Jan. 4 in the online edition of Molecular Therapy and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the researchers say this novel strategy might be the first to offer cocaine addicts a fairly simple way to break and reverse their...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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