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Test for hormone-disrupting chemicals gets global seal of approval

Test for hormone-disrupting chemicals gets global seal of approval

Jan. 29, 2013 — A test for hormone-disrupting pollutants, originally developed at the University of California, Davis, has been approved as an international standard by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development as well as by the U.S. government. Continue reading

In-brain monitoring shows memory network

In-brain monitoring shows memory network

Jan. 29, 2013 — Working with patients with electrodes implanted in their brains, researchers at the University of California, Davis, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have shown for the first time that areas of the brain work together at the same time to recall memories. The unique approach promises new insights into how we remember details of time and place Continue reading

Early menopause may occur in women with BRCA gene

Early menopause may occur in women with BRCA gene

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Heat Shock Proteins May Shed New Light on a Variety of Debilitating Diseases

Heat Shock Proteins May Shed New Light on a Variety of Debilitating Diseases

Jan. 28, 2013 — UCLA researchers, in a finding that runs counter to conventional wisdom, have discovered for the first time that a gene thought to express a protein in all cells that come under stress is instead expressed only in specific cell types Continue reading

Patients’ own skin cells are transformed into heart cells  to create ‘disease in a dish’

Patients’ own skin cells are transformed into heart cells to create ‘disease in a dish’

Jan. 27, 2013 — Most patients with an inherited heart condition known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) don’t know they have a problem until they’re in their early 20s Continue reading

Poor sleep in old age prevents the brain from storing memories

Poor sleep in old age prevents the brain from storing memories

Jan. 27, 2013 — The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as we grow older has been elusive. But for the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a link between these hallmark maladies of old age Continue reading

Fetal exposure to tributyltin linked to obesity

Fetal exposure to tributyltin linked to obesity

Jan. 24, 2013 — Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of the chemical tributyltin (TBT) — which was used in marine antifouling paints and is used as an antifungal agent in some paints, certain plastics and a variety of consumer products — can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure, a UC Irvine study has found Continue reading

Low vitamin D levels linked to high risk of premenopausal breast cancer

Low vitamin D levels linked to high risk of premenopausal breast cancer

Jan. 24, 2013 — A prospective study led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found that low serum vitamin D levels in the months preceding diagnosis may predict a high risk of premenopausal breast cancer. Continue reading

Cells ‘flock’ to heal wounds: Researchers analyze physics of epithelial cell cooperation

Cells ‘flock’ to heal wounds: Researchers analyze physics of epithelial cell cooperation

Jan. 24, 2013 — Like flocks of birds, cells coordinate their motions as they race to cover and ultimately heal wounds to the skin. How that happens is a little less of a mystery today. Continue reading

Deadly ‘self-eating enzymes’ blocked

Deadly ‘self-eating enzymes’ blocked

24 January 2013 Last updated at 06:03 ET By Smitha Mundasad BBC News Digestive juices normally used to break down food can turn against the body and start damaging it when people are critically unwell, research suggests. The study undertaken in rats looks closely at why the body starts to shut down when facing overwhelming illness. And this research could help explain why vital organs often fail during sepsis and shock, University of California researchers say Continue reading