Tension may trigger Asthma in Children
Wed, 29/07/09 – 14:37 | One Comment

It is proved beyond doubt that the children today undergo a lot of stress, which increases their susceptibility to a horde of diseases. Recent studies have shown that asthma is also one among them.
Children living …

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Cocaine Addiction and Smartness
Tue, 12/01/10 – 4:33 | No Comment

 

Taking cocaine alters the way one feels, and a scientific study has revealed that this is due to cocaine having an impact on the genes in the brain. The operations of these genes are altered when cocaine is taken, and this study will eventually lead to breakthrough in treating cocaine addiction.

Genes are not only something which passes on characteristics but actively regulate the behavior of various cells in our body all the time. Research conducted on mice has revealed that repeated doses of cocaine, causes the genes to switch on and off in an unusual manner, and causes the G9a protein to get suppressed. This protein stunts the growth of dendritic spines in the neuron cells, which is directly related to smartness. When G9a is suppressed, the growth of these spines increases thus affecting the IQ of a person. But this would suggest an increase in smartness, but this is not the case, as in cocaine which is considered a bad drug the learning process gets connected to a craving for more cocaine. The reverse has been proved in mice when their G9a levels were increased they had much less craving for cocaine.

As the G9a has an effect on the working of various cells it will still take a long time to develop something which can control addiction in humans.

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Food Dye Mends Broken Spine
Thu, 30/07/09 – 8:19 | No Comment
Food Dye Mends Broken Spine

The US researchers investigating treatment options for spinal cord injuries made a startling discovery recently. A common blue food dye is capable of providing the best treatment known till date, it is reported.
A common and …

Pregnancy in Teens – Is It the Cause or Symptom?
Thu, 30/07/09 – 8:18 | One Comment
Pregnancy in Teens – Is It the Cause or Symptom?

It is well known that teenage mothers undergo extreme mental trauma. However, a recent research has revealed that the emotional distress came first and is the reason for the pregnancy.
The study is based on data …

Heart Tissue Regeneration without Stem Cells
Wed, 29/07/09 – 14:41 | No Comment
Heart Tissue Regeneration without Stem Cells

For the first time, damaged heart tissue was restored without the help of stem cells. This break-through was achieved by US scientists using a growth factor called neuregulin 1 (NRG1). Using NRG1, they influenced the …

Tension may trigger Asthma in Children
Wed, 29/07/09 – 14:37 | One Comment
Tension may trigger Asthma in Children

It is proved beyond doubt that the children today undergo a lot of stress, which increases their susceptibility to a horde of diseases. Recent studies have shown that asthma is also one among them.
Children living …

Cystic Fibrosis Not A Deterrent to Fertility Treatment
Wed, 29/07/09 – 14:35 | No Comment
Cystic Fibrosis Not A Deterrent to Fertility Treatment

This is great news for women suffering from cystic fibrosis. A recent study has found that the disease will not stand in their way to have successful fertility treatment and have babies. It will neither …

Intimate Bonding with Caregiver May Prolong Alzheimer’s Symptoms
Wed, 29/07/09 – 14:28 | No Comment
Intimate Bonding with Caregiver May Prolong Alzheimer’s Symptoms

A recent study reveals the importance of caregiver in the onset of symptoms of Alzheimer’s patients. The study results suggests that those patients having close relationship with their caregivers are better off in keeping their …

E-Cigarettes – Boon or Bane?
Tue, 28/07/09 – 15:11 | One Comment
E-Cigarettes – Boon or Bane?

E-Cigarettes or electronic cigarettes were launched with much fanfare some time ago, as an easy and safe way to curb smoking habit among chain-smokers. Recently, it was discovered by federal health officials that they contain …

H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Reach Human Trial Stage
Tue, 28/07/09 – 14:50 | No Comment
H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Reach Human Trial Stage

The human trial of a new vaccine for the swine flu is scheduled to start in August in the United States. Thousand volunteers, including adults and children will take part in the study proposed to …

Fetal Exposure to Air Pollution Leads to Children with Low IQs
Tue, 28/07/09 – 14:44 | No Comment
Fetal Exposure to Air Pollution Leads to Children with Low IQs

Our belief that life is the securest within the safety of the mother’s womb is being turned upside down by recent studies. It had been proved by earlier studies that when mother is exposed to …

Parkour Fever Catching Up In American Cities
Tue, 28/07/09 – 14:42 | No Comment
Parkour Fever Catching Up In American Cities

Parkour is a high-activity sport evolved from French military training. Recently, it is becoming popular across American cities, mostly through Internet.
Parkour enthusiasts are posting clips of themselves involved in high-strenuous activities like jumping over railings …