Volume 7 Issue 215
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 3-Aug-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Aug-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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The relationship between lawns and allergies and asthma

"Have you ever driven down the road and seen someone mowing the lawn wearing a mask? This is an example of the relationship between allergies and mold spores in lawns. Dr. Phil Colbaugh, research plant pathologist at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Dallas, cites a common image seen in Texas throughout the warm weather months. more  

Largest study of unrelated bone marrow transplantation for leukemia serves as benchmark

Together with 16 other institutions in the United States, University of Minnesota researchers led the largest study to date in patients with leukemia and related disorders undergoing bone marrow transplantation from unrelated donors. The study was designed to determine whether one of two general approaches to prevent graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD), a potentially lethal complication, might result in improved survival. more

Hope for Alzheimer's blossoms

A substance found in the Welsh national flower, which could offer hope for sufferers of Alzheimer's disease, is being supported for large scale manufacture by Cardiff University's Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC). more  

New, simpler treatment guidelines could save heart attack patients

A University of Cincinnati (UC) physician is the lead author of new, simplified guidelines designed to help physicians treat and prevent heart attacks. more

Rats' response to 'stop snacking' signal diminished by high fat diet  

Rats fed a high fat diet were less sensitive to a hormonal 'stop eating' signal than rats on a low fat diet when they were given access to a high calorie, high fat snack that the animals find yummy. more

Finding may explain link between alcohol and certain cancers  

Drinking alcoholic beverages has been linked to an increased risk of upper gastrointestinal cancer and other types of cancer. Researchers looking for the potential biochemical basis for this link have focused on acetaldehyde, a suspected carcinogen formed as the body metabolizes alcohol. more

Raising the bar on tumor marker prognostic studies

During the month of August, five leading peer-reviewed biomedical research journals are publishing the same report in their pages and on their Web sites. The report's centerpiece is a single page that resembles a checklist that college freshmen might receive from their professors on how to write a term paper. more


The relationship between landscaping choices and practices, seasonal weather and potential exposure to allergenic mold spores.