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The deadly toxin acrolein has a useful biological role
Scientists from RIKEN in Japan have discovered that acrolein -- a toxic substance produced in cells during times of oxidative stress -- in fact may play a role in preventing the process of fibrillation, an abnormal clumping of peptides that has been associated with Alzheimer's disease and other neural diseases. (2016-06-01)
Acrolein as a novel therapeutic target for motor and sensory deficits in spinal cord injury
Acrolein, a highly reactive unsaturated aldehyde, has been shown to play a major role in the secondary injury by contributing significantly to both motor and sensory deficits. (2014-07-31)
Findings suggest new cause, possible treatment for multiple sclerosis
Researchers have found evidence that an environmental pollutant may play an important role in causing multiple sclerosis and that a hypertension drug might be used to treat the disease. (2010-11-23)
Toxin from tobacco smoke could increase pain in spinal cord injury
A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period. (2014-12-03)
Promising new target for cancer chemotherapy identified by UCSD and Swedish researchers
Researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine, in conjunction with colleagues from Lund University in Sweden, have identified in the laboratory a promising new target for cancer chemotherapy that could impact tumor formation and metastasis by inhibiting cell growth. (2001-12-17)
Sixth sense: How do we sense electric fields?
A variety of animals are able to sense and react to electric fields, and living human cells will move along an electric field, for example in wound healing. (2015-10-12)
Simple new way to clean traces of impurities from drug ingredients
Scientists are reporting development of a simple new procedure for removing almost 98 percent of an important impurity that can contaminate prescription drugs and potentially increase the risk for adverse health effects in patients. (2012-06-20)
UNC study may lead to treatments that are effective against all MRSA strains
New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has pinpointed a gene that causes the USA300 strain of MRSA infection to linger on the skin longer than other strains, allowing it to be passed more readily from one person to the next. (2013-01-31)
Diet supplement keeps circadian clock from slowing down in aging mice
Falling levels of polyamines, compounds present in all living cells, cause circadian rhythms to slow down in older mice, reports a study published Oct. (2015-10-08)
Natural metabolite might reset aging biological clocks
Weizmann Institute researchers show that our daily rhythms are governed by a substance that declines with age. (2015-10-12)
Chemical link indicated between drinking and certain cancers
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new chemical analysis method that has assisted researchers at NIH's National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in demonstrating a potentially important chemical link between alcohol consumption and cancer. (2005-08-10)
More evidence found on potential harmful effects of e-cigarettes
Conklin will share new data showing that e-cigarettes have been shown to speed up atherosclerosis -- the plaque-causing disease that leads to heart attack, stroke and peripheral arterial disease. (2016-02-11)
Toxins in e-cig vapor increase with heat and device use
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have grown in popularity as an alternative to traditional cigarette smoking. (2016-07-27)
Finding a way to extend tomato shelf-life
Tomatoes spend so much time on shelves and in refrigerators that an estimated 20 percent are lost to spoilage, according to the US Department of Agriculture. (2011-02-16)
Finding may explain link between alcohol and certain cancers
Drinking alcoholic beverages has been linked to an increased risk of upper gastrointestinal cancer and other cancers. (2005-08-03)
Testing method promising for spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis
A medical test previously developed to measure a toxin found in tobacco smokers has been adapted to measure the same toxin in people suffering from spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, offering a potential tool to reduce symptoms. (2013-06-13)
Green and black tea polyphenols consumption results in slower prostate cancer cell growth
In the first known study of the absorption and anti-tumor effects of green and black tea polyphenols in human tissue, researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles were able to detect tea polyphenols in prostate tissue after a very limited consumption of tea. (2004-04-18)
American Society for Microbiology honors Pratik P. Shah
A 2009 American Society for Microbiology Raymond W. Sarber Award is being presented to Pratik P. (2009-06-08)
Purdue scientists may have found key to halting spinal cord damage
Purdue University researchers may have isolated the substance most responsible for the tissue damage that follows initial spinal cord injury, a discovery that could also improve treatments for a host of other neurodegenerative conditions. (2005-06-21)
Research reveals exactly how coughing is triggered by environmental irritants
Scientists have revealed how environmental irritants such as air pollution and cigarette smoke cause people to cough, in research published today in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2009-11-23)
Gene leads to longer shelf life for tomatoes, possibly other fruits
A Purdue University researcher has found a sort of fountain of youth for tomatoes that extends their shelf life by about a week. (2010-06-28)
Wasabi's kick linked to single pain receptor
A single pain receptor is solely responsible for the kick delivered by mustard oil and garlic, according to research in the March 24 Cell. (2006-03-23)
Exposure to toxins in e-cig vapor varies depending on scenario
E-cigarettes are often perceived to be less harmful than their traditional counterparts, but they could still expose the people who 'vape' and those around them to harmful compounds. (2017-08-02)
Scientists discover way to block growth of prostate cancer cells
Scientists have discovered for the first time a specific biochemical pathway by which the sex hormone, androgen, increases levels of harmful chemicals called reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the prostate gland that play a role in the development of prostate cancer, the 18th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Prague heard on Wednesday. (2006-11-08)
Study finds metabolic link between bacterial 'biofilms' and colon cancer
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has uncovered a big clue to how bacteria may promote some colon cancers. (2015-05-07)
Wasabi's kick linked to single pain receptor
A single pain receptor is responsible for the kick delivered by garlic and mustard oil, which is the active ingredient in mustard and in the pungent green sushi condiment known as wasabi. (2006-03-24)
Researchers use nanoparticles to deliver treatment for brain, spinal cord injuries
Purdue University researchers have developed a method of using nanoparticles to deliver treatments to injured brain and spinal cord cells. (2008-10-01)
CWRU, NASA and fire departments team to protect firefighters
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University will team with NASA Glenn Research Center and firefighters nationally, from Cleveland to Oregon, to design and test sensors aimed at protecting firefighters from respiratory damage and illnesses. (2015-08-26)
Scientists learn what makes nerve cells so strong
Axons, the long, cable-like projections on neurons, are made stronger by a unique modification of the common molecular building block of the cell skeleton. (2013-04-15)
New pathway identified in Parkinson's through brain imaging
A new study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center has identified a novel molecular pathway underlying Parkinson's disease and points to existing drugs which may be able to slow progression of the disease. (2010-09-13)
All e-cigarettes emit harmful chemicals, but some emit more than others
While previous studies have found that electronic cigarettes emit toxic compounds, a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has pinpointed the source of these emissions and shown how factors such as the temperature, type, and age of the device play a role in emission levels, information that could be valuable to both manufacturers and regulators seeking to minimize the health impacts of these increasingly popular devices. (2016-07-27)
Hebrew University professor Uriel Bachrach to be honored in Rome
Prof. Emeritus Uriel Bachrach of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will receive a special award from the mayor of Rome on Wednesday, Dec. (2010-11-30)
New role for an old molecule: protecting the brain from epileptic seizures
The aftermath of an epileptic seizure has some mysterious characters, including the molecule putrescine. (2011-03-06)
E-cigarette vapor slows heart rate in mice
Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes, affect heart rhythm and cardiovascular function in mice, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. (2017-11-12)
Watercress extract detoxifies carcinogens in smokers, clinical trial demonstrates
Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, partner with UPMC CancerCenter, demonstrated in a phase II clinical trial presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans. (2016-04-19)
Tomato packs more cancer-fighting punch
Forget the attack of the killer tomato, this is the attack of the healthy tomato: A team of scientists has developed a tomato that contains as much as three and a half time more of the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene. (2002-06-18)
A*STAR scientists make groundbreaking discovery on stem cell regulation
A*STAR scientists have for the first time, identified that precise regulation of polyamine levels is critical for embryonic stem cell (ESC) self-renewal -- the ability of ESCs to divide indefinitely -- and directed differentiation. (2012-02-29)
Stem cell transplant from young to old can heal stomach ulcers
Basic and translational research paves the way for breakthroughs that can ultimately change patient care. (2016-06-16)
Enzyme catalyzed decomposition of 4-hydroxycyclophosphamide
Oxazaphosphorine cytostatics (Cyclophosphamide, Ifosfamide) are often used and very effective anticancer agents; but so far little is known about the molecular basis for the antitumor effect. (2017-06-21)
Novel approach to accelerate metabolism could lead to new obesity treatment
By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells' energy-burning abilities, investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have made a novel discovery that could lead to a new therapy to combat obesity and diabetes. (2014-04-09)
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