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Illnesses and Pathobiology

Articles in Pathobiology, the study or practice of pathology with more emphasis on the biological than on the medical aspects. It is concerned primarily on the cause of disease, the modifications in cellular function and changes in cellular structure produced in any cell, organ, or part of the body by disease.

Illnesses and Pathobiology Articles

Sudden Cardiac Death - Causes
Sudden cardiac death, also sometimes referred to as sudden cardiac arrest, is one of the most appalling consequences of heart dysfunction.

Date: 11 Nov 2011, Rating: not rated

Lung Cancer - when your normal cells turn against you
Smoking as the leading risk factors leading to lung cancer

Date: 11 Aug 2011, Rating: 3.67

How High Sugar Level in Blood Damages the Blood Vessels
Damage in the vasculature is common in individuals who have high sugar level in blood.

Date: 25 Nov 2010, Rating: 4.55

Toward explaining why hepatitis B hits men harder than women
Scientists in China are reporting discovery of unusual liver proteins, found only in males, that may help explain the long-standing mystery of why the hepatitis B virus (HBV) sexually discriminates -- hitting men harder than women.

Date: 20 Nov 2009, Rating: not rated

Vitamin A derivative associated with reduced growth in some lung cells
Treatment with a derivative of vitamin A called retinoic acid was associated with reduced lung cell growth in a group of former heavy smokers

Date: 23 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

SUMO Protein Guides Chromatin Remodeler To Suppress Genes
In an in vitro study, researchers discovered how a protein called SUMO (Small Ubiquitin-related Modifier) guides an enzyme complex that alters the structure of chromatin to regulate expression of genes.

Date: 23 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

New Imaging Technique Reveals Structural Changes In Tourette's
Magnetization Transfer Imaging, MTI, has been used to visualize previously unknown alterations in the cerebral architecture of patients with Tourette's syndrome.

Date: 23 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Genetic Fingerprint of Prostate Cancer
One in six American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer within their lifetime and 186,000 will be diagnosed this year.

Date: 23 Jul 2009, Rating: 5.00

Blood Flow In Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. Jennifer C Palmer and colleagues at the University of Bristol have discovered that endothelin converting enzyme-2 (ECE-2) may cause the decrease in cerebral blood flow seen in Alzheimer's disease.

Date: 23 Jul 2009, Rating: 1.00

OHSU Researchers Demonstrate How Alzheimer's Disease Impacts Important Brain Cell Function
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Neurological Sciences Institute (NSI) have shed light on the brain cell damage caused by Alzheimer's disease.

Date: 23 Jul 2009, Rating: 5.00

New Insight Into Alzheimer's Disease Pathology
An Alzheimer's-related protein helps form and maintain nerve cell connections

Date: 23 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

African-American Patients with Breast, Ovarian, and Prostate Cancer Face Survival Gap, Even When Receiving Identical Medical Treatment; Biological or Genetic Factors Implicated
A new finding reveals that African-American patients with breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer tend to die earlier than patients of other races with these cancers...

Date: 13 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Mice With Parkinson’s Disease Gene May Point the Way to New Treatments
Mouse Model Offers Scientists a Powerful New Way to Understand the Disease and Evaluate Treatments

Date: 17 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Vitamin D Levels Linked to Asthma Severity
New research provides evidence for a link between vitamin D insufficiency and asthma severity.

Date: 28 May 2009, Rating: not rated

Investigational Treatment for Deadly Bladder Cancer, Developed Using New Research Model, by Columbia University Medical Center Faculty-Led Team
Inhibiting the mTOR Signaling Pathway with a Drug called Rapamycin Found to Slow the Progression of Bladder Tumors in Mice

Date: 29 Mar 2009, Rating: not rated

Even Mild Sleep Apnea Increases Cardiovascular Risk
People with even minimally symptomatic obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease because of impaired endothelial function and increased arterial stiffness

Date: 11 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of cartilage by which almost 80% of the population above 40 years is being affected.

Date: 14 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.86

Heavy breathing— an obscure link in asthma and obesity
There is a strong link between obesity and asthma and as the prevalence of both conditions has been increasing steadily, epidemiologists have speculated that there is an underlying condition that connects the two.

Date: 7 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

Vaginal proteins in HIV-resistant prostitutes suggest new prevention measures
Researchers in Canada report discovery of unusual proteins in a small group of Kenyan sex workers that appear to be associated with resistance to infection with HIV

Date: 1 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

Asthma in Boys May Be Just A Phase, But For Girls It May Be There To Stay
Boys may be more apt than girls to have childhood asthma, but, when compared to girls, they are also more likely to grow out of it in adolescence and have a decreased incidence of asthma in the post-pubertal years.

Date: 1 Sep 2008, Rating: 5.00