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HGH and Growth Disorders – New Understandings of Human Growth Hormone gene and RNA controls of Genomic Expression

HGH and Growth Disorders – New Understandings of Human Growth Hormone gene and RNA controls of Genomic Expression

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discovered a unique mechanism that had extensive genomic distance and controls of human growth hormone (hGH). The researchers discovered a set of “non-coding RNAs” that was expressed near the location of the hGH gene in the pituitary gland.

The researchers analyzed 14,000 base pairs which separated the hGH gene along with its locus control region. They discovered that the locus control region was copied into the RNA. The gene called CD79b was within this region. CD79b gene is normally found to code for a protein in blood lymphocytes. In this case the researchers found it did a completely different function in the pituitary gland. The researchers confirmed that the CD79b non-coding DNA does have a significant role in hGH gene expression.

Government Investigation Finds Autism Vaccine Related

Government Investigation Finds Autism Vaccine Related

According to the most recent CDC estimates, one in 166 children in the US suffers from an autistic disorder. Twenty years ago, autism only affected one in 10,000 children.

For years now, studies have shown that exposure to mercury in childhood vaccines, not only causes autism but can also result in immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions similar to traits associated with autism.

On May 21, 2003, after a three year investigation, "The Mercury in Medicine Report" was released by the House Committee on Government Reform, and stated in part:

HIV Infection Requires Accomplice – So Called B-cells supply a Molecule Aiding in AIDS Infection of T-cells

HIV Infection Requires Accomplice – So Called B-cells supply a Molecule Aiding in AIDS Infection of T-cells

Researchers in Pittsburg say that the HIV infection of T cells requires activation of a molecule on the surface of B cells. They consider this another pathway that the virus uses to attack the immune system.

Dr. Charles R. Rinaldo said "The research supports a new role for B cells in the development and spread of HIV between cells, with important implications for future studies and drug development efforts that focus on reservoirs of HIV in cells other than T cells." Rinaldo is professor and chairman of the department of infectious diseases and microbiology at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) and the study's senior author.

Toxic Food Environment Causes Obesity - Low Fiber High Sugar Foods More Common Today Makes You Gain Weight

Toxic Food Environment Causes Obesity - Low Fiber High Sugar Foods More Common Today Makes You Gain Weight

A scientist from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) says that kids are overweight because their diets consist of high-calorie and low fiber foods. This typical Western diet promotes a hormonal imbalance that encourages children to overeat.

Another recent study found that babies are heavier now than they were 20 years ago. The manufacturing changes may be the reason. Dr. Robert Lustig believes the way food is manufactured has created a “toxic environment” that dooms children to be overweight. Lustig is professor of clinical pediatrics at UCSF Children's Hospital.
According to Lustig, "It will take acknowledgement of the concepts of biological susceptibility and societal accountability and de-emphasis of the concept of personal responsibility to make a difference in the lives of children."

Study Says Cutting Calories May Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease – Apples May also Reduce Risk

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A new study says that by cutting calories you may be able to reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Researchers took laboratory mice that were destined to develop the brain wasting disease and controlled their diets.

The researcher found that the mice that were fed 30 percent fewer calories had a dramatic improvement in brain function. The scientists hope to come up with a pill that would imitate calorie reduction.

In related news, the South African website, Health 24, reports that two apples a day, or a glass of apple juice, could also reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s. There is a chemical in apples that boosts the levels of a neurotransmitter.

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