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Genes That Play Role in Development of Kidney Disease Risk Discovered

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News April 13, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

image More than a dozen genes that may play a role in the etiology of common forms of kidney disease have been discovered by a group of boffins from the United States and Europe. The team, known as the CKDGen Consortium, examined common variations in DNA sequences in more than 65,000 individuals of European descent. Common variations in several genes were found to be more frequent among people with poor kidney function or chronic kidney disease than in those with ...

Scientists Say Prevalence of HIV in Africa is Leading to New Strains of Salmonella

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News @ 8:38 pm
image Dangerous strains of ISalmonella/I are beginning to emerge in people infected with HIV in Africa, scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered. Their research has found that, in adults with HIV, new African ISalmonellae/I can cause severe disease by invading cells in the blood and bone marrow, where they can hide away, allowing them to evolve into more dangerous, multi-drug resistant strains over time. This is made possible by the loss of immune cells that occur...

Study Says Key Protein Aids in DNA Repair

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News April 12, 2010 @ 9:13 pm
image DNA damage over our lifetimes is a key mechanism behind the development of cancer and other age-related diseases, scientists have demonstrated in various studies. Not everyone gets these diseases, because the body has multiple mechanisms for repairing the damage caused to DNA by aging, the environment and other human behaviors - but the mechanisms behind certain kinds of DNA repair have not been well-understood. In a paper published today in the journal INature/I, re...

Most New AIDS Cases in India are in Maharashtra

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News @ 9:13 pm
image Population Foundation of India, a Delhi-based NGO funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has said that a majority of the new AIDS cases in India are in Maharashtra. "A true AIDS epidemic is not a future possibility for Maharashtra; it is a present reality", says a pamphlet released by the NGO. The state has seen 98,578 fresh cases since 2007, which make up over 23% of all new AIDS cases in India during the same time. Some of the factors that have made Maharashtra a ...

Fruits, Veggie Rich Diet Has Limited Impact on Cancer Risk

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News April 7, 2010 @ 5:52 am

image Eating lots of fruit and vegetables has only a small effect on warding off cancer, a study published on Wednesday says, although its authors insist that tucking into the recommended "five-a-day" is still good for general health. Doctors led by Paolo Boffetta at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, pored over eight years of data from a major European investigation into the relationship between cancer risk and food. The investigation, which is continuing, covers nearly...

Boffins Uncover How A Novel Class of Antibodies Inhibits HIV Infection

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News @ 5:52 am
image A set of naturally occurring antibodies that can block one of the key ways the AIDS virus gains entry into certain blood cells has been identified by scientists at Duke University Medical Center. They say the discovery, published online in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, expands traditional notions about how the immune system fights HIV and offers a potential new strategy for HIV vaccine design. Researchers have been puzzled and frustrated for years by antibody resp...

World Health Day 2010 – ‘Urbanism and Healthy Living’

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News April 6, 2010 @ 12:46 pm
image IThe bedrock for economic growth and social progress is HEALTH and despite technological advancement in all fields, including the medical field, many areas of the world still reel under health disparities especially among rich and poor nations./IBRBRWorld Health Day falls on 7th April, 2010. This day was instituted to remember and celebrate the founding of the World Health Organization, which came into existence in 1948. Year after year, The WHO takes u...

Novel Stem Cell Therapy to Tackle HIV

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News April 2, 2010 @ 3:09 pm
image A novel stem cell therapy could in the future be used to treat HIV, say researchers. Researchers are studying a new approach that arms the immune system with an intrinsic defence against HIV. While speaking at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting in Edinburgh, Professor Ben Berkhout explained how this new approach could dramatically improve the quality of life and life expectancy for HIV sufferers in whom antiviral drugs are no longer effecti...
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