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New MRI technique may predict rate of progress of dementias

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2012 05:35 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technique for analyzing brain images may make it possible to predict the rate of progression and physical path of many degenerative brain diseases,
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Breakdown of white matter pathways affects decisionmaking as we age

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2012 05:06 PM
by AlexMuller
study has found that peoples ability to make decisions in novel situations decreases with age
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Drinking Alcohol May Significantly Enhance Problem Solving Skills

Posted in Medicine on 12th Apr, 2012 01:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists found that men who drank two pints of beer or two glasses of wine before solving brain teasers were quicker in delivering correct answers
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Where is intelligence located in the brain?

Posted in Medicine on 12th Apr, 2012 01:20 PM
by AlexMuller
We found that general intelligence depends on a remarkably circumscribed neural system
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Whole genome sequences of supercentenarians reveal longevity clues

Posted in Medicine on 12th Apr, 2012 01:11 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers has analyzed the complete genomic sequences of male and female supercentenarians, both over 114 years old.
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Study Finds New Possible Treatment For Type 2 Diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2012 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
study led by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies discovered a new type 2 diabetes treatment target represented by a pair of molecules that control hepatic glucose production, IP3 and calcineurin
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DNA Nanorobot Targets Therapeutic Responses

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2012 01:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at Harvard University have developed a robotic device made from DNA that potentially could seek out specific cell targets within a complex mixture of cell types and deliver important molecular instructions
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Salk scientists find cellular switches for the bodys biological clock

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2012 11:51 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery of a major gear in the biological clock that tells the body when to sleep and metabolize food may lead to new drugs
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Marathon mouse space mission boosts bone protection

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2012 03:54 PM
by AlexMuller
A GROUP of mice have returned to Earth after the longest mission any animal has endured in space. The mice were floating around for 91 days to test a way to prevent the breakdown of bone.
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Scientists Link Gene Mutation to Autism Risk

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2012 03:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Teams of scientists working independently have for the first time identified several gene mutations that they agree sharply increase the chances that a child will develop autism.
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Resistance spread compromising fight against malaria

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2012 10:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found new evidence that resistance to the front line treatments for malaria is increasing
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Group Set To Sequence 1000 Genomes By The End Of The Year

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2012 10:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Begun in 2008, the 1000 Genomes Project aims to sequence 1000 genomes and gain a deeper understanding of what genetic variations may put people at risk for disease
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Mice representing 1000 gene strains will speed gene to disease matching from 15 years to 2 year

Posted in Medicine on 6th Apr, 2012 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
With a 95 percent genomic similarity to humans, mice have long been used to learn about the genetic causes of human disease.
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Scientists unlock key to cancer cell death mystery

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2012 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The p21 protein usually forces normal and cancer cells to stop dividing but it was recently shown that in some cases it can also kill cancer cells.
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Memory loss with aging not necessarily permanent

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2012 01:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Scripps Research Institute scientists have found a way to reverse age related memory defects in fruit flies by stimulating neurons
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Gene clue to post-traumatic stress disorder risk

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Apr, 2012 10:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Susceptibility to post traumatic stress disorder could be partially determined by gene variants, says a study.
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