Volume 7 Issue 192
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-Jul-2005 
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Most perinatal strokes lead to neurologic disorders

Four of five newborn infants who experience a stroke around the time of birth will develop neurologic disorders such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or language delay, according to a study published online July 11, 2005, in the Annals of Neurology. more  

Ingredient that makes curry yellow effective against melanoma cells

Curcumin, the yellow pigment found in the spice turmeric and a key ingredient in yellow curry inhibits melanoma cell growth and stimulates tumor cell death, according to a new study. Published in the August 15, 2005 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also elucidates curcumin's intracellular mechanisms of action in this type of tumor. more

Golden armor: New way to fight resistant staph infections

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego have discovered that “Staph” bacteria use a protective golden armor to ward off the immune system, a finding with the potential to lead to new treatments for serious infections now increasingly resistant to standard antibiotics. more  

Gene discovery may explain recurring infections

A newly discovered gene mutation may account for many cases of immune deficiency, in particular two syndromes known as immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency and Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), report researchers in the July issue of Nature Genetics. The discovery may lead to a new diagnostic test for these conditions, which make people highly susceptible to infections and often go unrecognized because of a lack of good tests. more

Acupuncture offers short-term benefit for arthritis 

Results of a randomised trial in this week’s issue of The Lancet suggest that acupuncture could reduce pain and improve joint functioning in the short-term for people with osteoarthritis of the knee. more

Scientists uncover new clues about brain function in human behavior  

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, have discovered a genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans — one of the most important but least understood aspects of human nature. The findings are reported in Nature Neuroscience. more

Shingles vaccine promising

An experimental vaccine for shingles—a painful nerve and skin infection—cut the number of shingles cases in half in one of the largest clinical trials of an adult vaccine ever. The vaccine also dramatically reduced the severity and complications in people who got the disease. more

 

Yellow curry effective against melanoma cells.