Volume 8 Issue 33
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-Feb-2006 
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UCI researchers prove a single memory is processed in three separate parts of the brain

UCI researchers have found that a single brief memory is actually processed differently in separate areas of the brain an idea that until now scientists have only suspected to be true. The finding will influence how researchers examine the brain and could have implications for the treatment of memory disorders caused by disease or injury. more  

Preterm birth risk quickly and accurately detected with proteomic profiling

By profiling specific proteins in amniotic fluid for inflammation, researchers at Yale School of Medicine can quickly and accurately detect potentially dangerous infections in pregnant women, and also predict the possibility of premature birth. more

MNI researchers find that sense of smell is dependent on body position

Before giving flowers or scattering rose petals on Valentine's Day, make sure your significant other has already gotten out of bed. In a study published recently in the journal Chemical Senses, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University discovered that sensitivity to rose odor is greater in subjects that are sitting than in those lying down. more  

Flow technique could simplify targeting cancer therapy

A quick and simple technique to characterize breast cancer cells may expedite and improve treatment decisions, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago report in the journal of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. more

Protein found to control tumor growth in certain breast cancers 

In a new study, which will be published on-line by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on January 23, researchers showed for the first time that a protein, which is present in epithelial cells of the intestinal tract and lungs, is linked to the control of malignant cell growth. This protein was previously thought to play a role solely in the innate immune system's response to bacterial infection. more

Scientists discover genetic profile of an often-misdiagnosed chronic allergic disease of children  

Though many parents may never have heard of it, a severe and chronic condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is recognized by doctors as an emerging health problem for children. A disease that was often misdiagnosed in the past, EE has been increasingly recognized in the United States, Europe, Canada and Japan in the last few years. Cases of the disease can be devastating since children who suffer from it may have a host of lifelong problems. more

Two-drug treatment may block source of asthma and chronic bronchitis

Current treatments for asthma and chronic bronchitis aren't able to address the ultimate source of the problem--they can only alleviate symptoms. But researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have gone to the root of these disorders and found a two-drug treatment that could potentially restore patients' troubled airways to healthy function. more

 

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have gone to the root of these disorders and found a two-drug treatment that could potentially restore patients' troubled airways to healthy function