Archive: 12/2/2008

New medication brings hope of jet lag cure

A team of researchers from Monash University, The Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston), Harvard Medical School and Vanda Pharmaceuticals has found a new drug with the potential to alleviate jet lag and sleep disorders caused ...

Dec 02, 2008
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Mini heart attacks lessen damage from major ones

Researchers have discovered one potential mechanism by which briefly cutting off, then restoring, blood flow to arteries prior to a heart attack lessens the damage caused, according to a study published today in the journal ...

Dec 02, 2008
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New test for depression

A new universal test to predict the risk of someone succumbing to major depression has been developed by UCL (University College London) researchers. The online tool, predictD, could eventually be used by family doctors and ...

Dec 02, 2008
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Secreted protein sends signal that fat is on the way

After you eat a burger and fries or other fat-filled meal, a protein produced by the liver may send a signal that fat is on the way, suggests a report in the December issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press public ...

Dec 02, 2008
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Clues about controlling cholesterol rise from yeast studies

Having discovered how a lowly, single-celled fungus regulates its version of cholesterol, Johns Hopkins researchers are gaining new insight about the target and action of cholesterol-lowering drugs taken daily by millions ...

Dec 02, 2008
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What makes the heart 'tick-tock'

Researchers have new evidence to show that the heart beats to its own drummer, according to a report in the December issue of the journal Cell Metabolism. They've uncovered some of the molecular circuitry within the cardio ...

Dec 02, 2008
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