Latest Sensitization Stories

2012-03-27 00:33:29

The negative health effects of early-life exposure to secondhand smoke appear to impact girls more than boys–particularly those with early-life allergic sensitization, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. Epidemiologists with UC´s Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study (CCAAPS), funded by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), found that children exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke...

2011-08-17 22:22:38

Airborne latex allergens spread by cornstarch used to powder gloves Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin investigating latex allergy in health care workers have demonstrated the most effective public health strategy to prevent allergic sensitization is by stopping the use of powdered latex gloves. Previous medical studies pointed out this association of latex allergy to powdered latex glove use but were not able to completely confirm this link in specific workers. Reducing the use...

2011-04-28 00:22:20

Could veterans of war, rape victims and other people who have seen horrific crimes someday have the traumatic memories that haunt them weakened in their brains? In a new study, UCLA life scientists report a discovery that may make the reduction of such memories a reality. "I think we will be able to alter memories someday to reduce the trauma from our brains," said the study's senior author, David Glanzman, a UCLA professor of integrative biology and physiology and of neurobiology. The study...

2010-09-09 01:11:10

Addictive drugs are known to induce changes in the brain's reward circuits that may underlie drug craving and relapse after long periods of abstinence. Now, new research, published by Cell Press in the September 9 issue of the journal Neuron, uncovers a specific neural mechanism that may be linked to persistent drug-seeking behavior and could help to guide strategies for development of new therapies for cocaine addiction. Previous research has shown that the ventral tegmental area (VTA) is a...

2006-02-16 07:05:55

Discovery could lead to new treatments, researchers say Experiments in rats have linked the craving for cocaine to a specific molecule that appears to train the brain to crave the drug. The finding could lead to addiction treatments that would block this biologic trigger, experts say. The researchers found that a protein, called orexin A, acts on an area of the brain that is key to priming the brain for addictive drugs. In experiments with rats, they show that orexin A causes an adaptation...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.