Archive for July, 2008

Children of Alzheimer’s patients who are carriers of a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease have neurological changes that are detectable long before clinical symptoms may appear, according to Medical College of Wisconsin researchers in Milwaukee. Functional MRI brain imaging revealed that these symptomless carriers of the APOE-4 gene demonstrated significantly reduced functional brain connectivity […] – Researchers have found that ASG – a plant compound that forms in brown rice when it is allowed to soak in water overnight before cooking – can normalize metabolism in diabetics and significantly reduce the nerve and vascular damage that often result from diabetes. “You have to let it grow, germinate a little […] – Most adults in the U.S. will be overweight or obese by 2030, with related health care spending projected to be as much as $956.9 billion, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Their […]

Stress reduction can boost immune system CD4 T cells in HIV-positive adults . – CD4+ T lymphocytes, or simply CD4 T cells, are the "brains" of the immune system, coordinating its activity when the body comes under attack. They are also the cells that are attacked by HIV, the devastating virus that causes AIDS […] – If Bruce Lipshutz has his way, you may soon be buying bottles of water brimming with the life-sustaining supplement coenzyme Q10 at your local Costco. Lipshutz, a professor of chemistry at UC Santa Barbara, is the principal author of an upcoming review, "Transition Metal Catalyzed Cross-Couplings Going Green: in Water at Room Temperature," […] – A new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine could explain why the cold and flu virus symptoms that are often mild and transient in non-smokers can seriously sicken smokers. Published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation , the study also identified the mechanism by which viruses and cigarette smoke interact to […]