Volume 7 Issue 302
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-Nov-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 16-Nov-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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How do you feel? Genetics are partly to blame

You can blame your parents for your hair that frizzes in high humidity and for your short stature. And now researchers at Saint Louis University School of Public Health say your genetic makeup partly dictates how physically and mentally healthy you feel. more  

UCLA researchers observe how the immune system recognizes and responds to cancer

Using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center were able to observe - in real time - how the immune system initially recognizes cancer and mobilizes to fight the disease. more

Restricting diet may reverse early-stage Parkinson's

A new Oregon Health & Science University and Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center study suggests that early-stage Parkinson's disease patients who lower their calorie intake may boost levels of an essential brain chemical lost from the neurodegenerative disorder. more  

Jefferson scientists show protein plays critical role in heart failure in both the heart and adrenal gland

A protein that plays an important regulatory role in heart failure in the heart also exerts powerful effects on the adrenal gland, Jefferson Medical College researchers have found. The protein, GRK2, is a potential drug target for heart failure. more

Sweet snacks could be best medicine for stress  

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that eating or drinking sweets may decrease the production of the stress-related hormone glucocorticoid--which has been linked to obesity and decreased immune response. more

Model identifies genes that induce normal skin cells to become abnormal  

Northwestern University researchers have developed a novel, three-dimensional model that allows scientists to observe how interacting with the microenvironment of metastatic melanoma cells induces normal skin cells to become similar to aggressive cancer cells that migrate and spread throughout the body. more

Cancer wasting, muscular dystrophy show common change

New research shows that a wasting condition responsible for nearly a third of all cancer deaths involves the loss of an essential muscle protein that is also lost in people with muscular dystrophy. more

 

Eating or drinking sweets may decrease the production of the stress-related hormone glucocorticoid--which has been linked to obesity and decreased immune response.