Volume 8 Issue 95
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-Apr-2006 
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Study supports theory why brain-injured children often recover

The number of sites in children's brains involved in language recognition decreases as the children age, according to a University of Cincinnati (UC) study. more  

Possible brain hormone may unlock mystery of hibernation

The discovery of a possible hibernation hormone in the brain may unlock the mystery behind the dormant state, researchers reported in the April 7, 2006 issue of Cell. Hibernation allows animals from bears to rodents to survive unscathed--in a state of suspended animation--under the harshest of winter conditions. more

Losartan prevents life-threatening insulin resistance in burn injuries

Researchers have found a way to prevent insulin resistance in burn-injured rats, a finding that, while still quite preliminary, could eventually save burn victims' lives and speed their recovery. more  

Researchers explore new technique to treat high blood pressure, kidney damage

Nearly one-third of American adults have high blood pressure, a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. But a new technique tested at the University of Florida could prove to be a long-term way to treat the disorder in humans, researchers say. more

Sociologists find low self-esteem at 11 predicts drug dependency at 20 

Every parent worries that his or her child may turn to drugs, or worse, become dependent on them, and a new Florida State University study indicates that parents of boys who have very low self-esteem and have friends who approve of drug and alcohol use may have good cause to worry. more

Fish oil may help protect against retinal degenerative diseases  

A invited paper published in Trends in Neuroscience this week by Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, reports on the role that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil play in protecting cells in the retina from degenerative diseases like retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of loss of vision in those older than 65. The paper is titled, Cell survival matters: docosahexaenoic acid signaling, neuroprotection and photoreceptors. more

Cohabiting is bad for women's health - but not men's

Women eat more unhealthy foods and tend to put on weight when they move in with a male partner, according to a new report by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. more

 

Women eat more unhealthy foods and tend to put on weight when they move in with a male partner.