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Reprogrammed cells to fight diabetes

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Fighting Diabetes (excess blood glucose, for various reasons) remains a major unresolved for medicine. Yes, there are drugs, but realistically are only “patches “to try to alleviate the problem, for the moment we cannot cure it completely and utterly. There are pills (such as metformin) or injections (intravenous insulin), but are daily treatments, of even several doses per day and very annoying. The question is, is there any way to treat this disease to end it? Perhaps, little by little, we’re approaching it.

A new treatment that takes years trying, with limited success, is the “cellular reprogramming “. This means revive malfunctioning cells in diabetics (beta cells of the pancreas, whose function is to produce insulin, and who fail partially or completely depending on the type of diabetes that suffers). But the new approach goes further, including other cells, alpha cells in the same equation treatment.

pancreas and diabetes

According to the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, human cells such as mouse cells treated with compounds that modify the material of the cell nuclei (chromatin) would be able to express and activate the genes of beta cells in the alpha cells. That is, if in a particular location it does not work (in beta cells), why not make it work in other cells? (Alpha cells). The treatment would be directed to patients with type 2 diabetes. (more…)

A brain protein is responsible for the difference in language between sexes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Sex differences in the acquisition and early language development of children are well documented. In general, girls tend to speak sooner and with greater complexity than children of the same age. However, scientists continue to debate the origin and significance of these differences. Previous studies demonstrated that Foxp2 protein plays an important role in speech and language development in humans and vocal communication in birds and mammals.

Now, according to a study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience, male offspring of rats have more of Foxp2 protein in the brain than females. The study also found sex differences in the brain of this protein in a small group of children. The findings may shed light on gender differences in communication in animals and language acquisition in humans.

baby speaking

In the current study, J. Michael Bowers, PhD, Margaret McCarthy, PhD, and colleagues at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine examined whether sex differences in FOXP2 protein expression in brain development could underlie the differences in communication between two sexes. (more…)

The 6 signs of heart disease that may not know

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

To detect that someone has cardiovascular disease (heart or blood vessels in general) there are times that it does not take too observant. When we see someone who is tired or breathing difficulty, a certain age, usually from heart failure for example, or if your legs swell and hurt, often by malfunctioning venous (varicose typical), or known arterial hypertension, another well-known cardiovascular disease sign. But there are other signs that mark these diseases, and certain that one or more of them will not have crossed his mind.

1. ED

The causes of erectile dysfunction can be very different, and the best known are usually psychological causes. But, typically, the majority cause erectile dysfunction real (and non-point) and that it can be classified as disease is usually by a malfunction of the blood vessels (venous or arterial), which will cause not perform proper penile erection, and you need good circulation to occur.

cardiovascular risk

2. Baldness in men

Yep, who would have thought? Hair loss can be a sign of a circulatory problem unknown. Should a lack of circulation to the hair follicles (the origin of each of the hair), which lead to a lack of nutrition and therefore fall hair. Also described other factors connected to baldness as smoking, hypertension or any type of genetic predisposition, according to a recent study published in Archives of Internal Medicine.

3. Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Surprise! Looks like snoring or sleep apnea (the situation where, during sleep, stop breathing involuntarily) also linked to cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by Emory University in Atlanta. According to the investigation, the obstruction of the airway causing snoring and just be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease have a future, as it would lead to a higher risk of blood pressure and even diabetes suffer.

4. Suffering migraines

A headache can be due to many causes, one of which is the high blood pressure. Then there are the headaches continued, the dreaded migraines could also be related to heart problems, according to a study published last June in the American Academy of Neurology. Moreover, women who suffer migraines with visual or sensory disturbances at least once a month would be the most likely would of developing cardiovascular disease (twice as likely, specifically).

5. Eating and drinking with plastic utensils

Turns out, according to a study by the University of Cincinnati , the food and beverage containers made of hard plastic could produce a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA), a molecule able to mimic the effects of estrogen , leading to increased risk of heart disease in women, leading to an excess of estrogen or blocking these benefits. (more…)

How your brain tells you that you have to rest?

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Imagine an afternoon of work and / or study. Take a moment where your brain says enough, it is impossible to concentrate and not worth trying, because it will be a waste of time anyway. No papers focus or computer, or even approaching it we did not notice anything at all. Does it sound this situation? This is what happens when your brain tells you have to rest and that the work we have left and it will finish later.

Just this situation that I just described is that studied in research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which explains that our brain’s decision to “take a break” depends on a particular stimulus signal, where our muscles are crying rest or our brain refuses, literally, to pay attention to what we are doing at the time. It’s his way of asking us to rest and take some air and then continue our work.

hour break

This signal is preset in our brain. To carry out multiple factors are involved, such as the amount of effort we are undertaking, or the reward we get for that effort. The larger and smaller reward the effort we are making, the more likely we are to continue our work without our precious brain complains. Makes sense, right? It appears that the brain is constantly calibrating the “breaking point” to get our attention and ask for a break. (more…)

Bored at work can improve your creativity

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Most of us think bored at work as a negative experience, but a new study suggests that it may have positive outcomes, including increased creativity because it gives us time to daydream.

That is the conclusion of a study presented today, 09 January 2013, by Dr. Sandi Mann and Rebekah Cadman of the University of Central Lancashire in the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology.

Bored at work

The Dr. Mann and Ms. Cadman conducted two studies. In the first, 40 people were asked to perform a boring task (copy numbers in the phone book) for 15 minutes, and then asked to complete another task (to find different uses for a couple of cups of polystyrene) that they given the opportunity to show their creativity. (more…)

Language learning can begin in the womb

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

According to researchers at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington, babies may begin to learn their mother tongue, even before seeing the faces of their mothers as infants react differently to the vowel sounds native and foreign, suggesting that learning begins in the womb.

Babies tested for 7-75 hours after birth tried variants spoken of a vowel sound in their native language as similar things, proof that these sounds newborns considered as members of a common category, says psychologist Christine Moon and colleagues. However, newborns considered different versions of a vowel sound of a foreign language as different and unknown, the scientists report in the next Acta Paediatrica.

womb learning

Fetuses can hear outside sounds from about 10 weeks before delivery. Until now, scientific evidence suggested that prenatal learning was limited to the melody, the rhythm and the sound of voices. In addition, previous research established that, at 6 months of age, infants grouped vowel sounds of their native languages in categories, but not foreign vowel sounds. (more…)

Preparing for a Sporting Event

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Whether you are coaching an independent local team or a massive sporting event, there are certain things that you will need to consider. The first thing is the safety of your players. In fact, this should always be a priority in sports and every other life situation. Most physical sports are hard on the muscles, ligaments and joints. Vulkan supports can help to protect a number of body parts by providing extra protection to whatever the area may be.  Perhaps one of the team members has an old shoulder injury that could be aggravated or a knee injury. A good support will help ensure that the injury does not recur or become worse.

Many people who are facilitating sporting events forget some of the most important things and this can lead to problems. For example, something as simple as replacement supportive insoles by Spenco can really help a player who is experiencing sore feet during a game. The main thing to keep in mind is that you never know what could go wrong. For this reason it is always best to be prepared for any emergency. There have even been injuries that have occurred during sports games that were not even related to the play! Injuries can happen and without the right first aid supplies they can be disastrous. (more…)

Expert Continuing Care Review Specialists

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The NHS has been undergoing changes for several years and as a result a great number of people are confused as to whether or not they qualify for continuing care. In fact, it appears that even the NHS isn’t quite sure who qualifies for nursing care at home or care home costs because they deny tens of thousands of applicants each and every year. Did you know that if you have been paying for continuing care out-of-pocket you may be entitled to a refund for all or part of the money you have already paid. The way to go about it is to file a claim three panel of clinical experts who have dedicated themselves to continuing care claims.

One company which is established to do just that is Cheselden Continuing Care and they have even been featured on theBBC. With a very strict no win no charges policy you can be assured that if they take your case there is every likelihood that you are entitled to a refund you so deserve. You can not only reclaim care fees you wrongly paid but the nursing home fees can be refunded as well and in some cases you can altogether avoid the cost of care homes.

Not only does Cheselden Continuing Care have a strong relationship with the NHS but they also work diligently with PCT’s to insure funding is provided whenever applicable. Patients will also be advised if they don’t qualify for continuing care and any options available to them will be explained. If you or a family member feel that you have been wrongly denied take a few moments to visit in order to see the wonderful services open to you. In many cases patients who have paid into the NHS throughout their work history are eligible for continuing care and Cheselden is there to protect their rights.

Bio: The continuing care review specialists team at Cheselden offer a no fee, risk-free assessment to patients who feel they have been wrongly denied by the NHS. Only honest advice will ever be provided to ensure the best options available.

Women: sexual pleasure is a matter of exercises in the gym

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Never it a mystery was that the sexual pleasure feminine demonstrates in a lot of manners. But the road towards the entire emancipation of the fairer sex was covered of numerous taboo and misinformation.

Fortunately, we think the Americans to put a little ‘question cards, bringing out an online survey with a “sacrosanct” truth. The pleasure and even orgasm are not solely related to sexual activity, says an online survey conducted by experts of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University.

exercises in the gym

But what are the hottest gym exercises? In pole position there could be only the bikes and the activities that affect the abdominal muscles and hamstring, but also other exercises with machines at the gym, which clearly affect erogenous zone, by stimulating vibrations and waves of pleasure. (more…)

Therapeutic abortion, what about the vision of mothers?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The point of that little or nothing has been said and or conversed, is these mothers who had to deal with life or death to themselves by a nonviable pregnancy.

Discussion of therapeutic abortion and abortion, no last name, was installed on our own agenda. No conversation of friends, acquaintances, neighbors, relatives not to touch the subject.

Now abortion was permitted in 80, and according to the cases of abortion were approximately 90 per year, which, to ban it generated more cases and clearly now the numbers are estimated to be at 150,000, but about 20,000 actual cases as hospital discharge data for natural or abortions.

aborto-vision of mothers

Therapeutic abortion is defined as the termination of pregnancy for medical justifications as serious risk to the mother’s life, to safeguard the physical or mental health of the mother, risk of congenital or genetic disease to the child or reduction of embryos or fetuses in multiple pregnancies. (more…)

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