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Search for predictors of risk for PTSD: Meaningful associations dependent on reliable measures of pre-existing trauma

Search for predictors of risk for PTSD: Meaningful associations dependent on reliable measures of pre-existing trauma

ScienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2011) — A new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry suggests that certain variants of a gene that helps regulate serotonin (a brain chemical related to mood) may serve as a useful predictor of risk for symptoms related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a trauma. Continue reading

Cellular stress can induce yeast to promote prion formation

Cellular stress can induce yeast to promote prion formation

ScienceDaily (July 22, 2011) — It’s a chicken and egg question. Where do the infectious protein particles called prions come from? Essentially clumps of misfolded proteins, prions cause neurodegenerative disorders, such as mad cow/Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, in humans and animals. Continue reading

Exercise protects the heart via nitric oxide, researchers discover

Exercise protects the heart via nitric oxide, researchers discover

ScienceDaily (May 4, 2011) — Exercise both reduces the risk of a heart attack and protects the heart from injury if a heart attack does occur. For years, doctors have been trying to dissect how this second benefit of exercise works, with the aim of finding ways to protect the heart after a heart attack. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified the ability of the heart to produce and store nitric oxide as an important way exercise protects the heart from injury Continue reading

New clue found for Fragile X syndrome-epilepsy link

New clue found for Fragile X syndrome-epilepsy link

ScienceDaily (Apr. 12, 2011) — Individuals with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, often develop epilepsy, but so far the underlying causes are unknown. Researchers have now discovered a potential mechanism that may contribute to the link between epilepsy and fragile X syndrome. Continue reading

Hospitals: Unique training results in significant knowledge of quality principles

Hospitals: Unique training results in significant knowledge of quality principles

ScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2011) — The effectiveness of a unique two-pronged educational program has shown significant improvements in knowledge of quality principles by leaders as well as the successful design and launch of QI (quality improvement) projects by frontline staff, according to results outlined in an article in the April 2011 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Continue reading

An early step in Parkinson’s disease: Problems with mitochondria

An early step in Parkinson’s disease: Problems with mitochondria

ScienceDaily (Feb. 14, 2011) — For the last several years, neurologists have been probing a connection between Parkinson’s disease and problems with mitochondria, the miniature power plants of the cell. Continue reading