Archive: 03/14/2008

Gene variant increases breast cancer risk

In roughly five to ten percent of breast cancer cases there is a family history of breast cancer– i.e., hereditary and, thus, genetic factors play a role here. Alterations in the genes known as BRCAI and BRCAII are a major ...

Mar 14, 2008
not rated yet 0

Potential Alzheimer's disease drug target identified

In findings with the potential to provide a therapy for Alzheimer’s disease patients where none now exist, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego and colleagues have demonstrated in mice a way to reduce ...

Mar 14, 2008
4.6 / 5 (8) 1

Meditation impacts blood pressure, study shows

Transcendental Meditation is an effective treatment for controlling high blood pressure with the added benefit of bypassing possible side effects and hazards of anti-hypertension drugs, according to a new meta-analysis conducted ...

Mar 14, 2008
4.4 / 5 (23) 0

Modern matron struggling to fulfil role as leader

Experts at The University of Nottingham say ‘modern matrons’ — with their managerial and entrepreneurial skills — are struggling to fulfil their role as leader, and this remains a major challenge in a crucially important ...

Mar 14, 2008
not rated yet 1

New chemical can kill latent tuberculosis bacteria

Success in the laboratory suggests that a new compound can point the way to preventing active tuberculosis in people infected with the latent form of the bacterium, says a team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical ...

Mar 14, 2008
5 / 5 (3) 0

Ornithologists announce discovery of new bird species

The announcement of the discovery of a new bird comes with a twist: It’s a white-eye, but its eye isn’t white. Still, what this new bird lacks in literal qualities it makes up for as one of the surprises ...

Mar 14, 2008
4.4 / 5 (12) 0

Genes that protect against atherosclerosis identified

One way of combating atherosclerosis is to reduce levels of “bad cholesterol” in the blood. Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now identified the genes that bring about this beneficial ...

Mar 14, 2008
not rated yet 0