Walking Reduces Heart Risk As Much As Running
Brisk walking can reduce a person's risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol just as much as running can. The finding came from a new study published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology which examined 33,060 runners in the National Runners' Health Study and 15,045 walkers in the National Walkers' Health Study... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Study Of Blood Plasma Improves Our Understanding Of Thrombosis, Aneurysms And Arteriosclerosis
The results are significant because they can help to improve our understanding of medical conditions, such as thrombosis, aneurysms and arteriosclerosis. The research team is publishing its results in Physical Review Letters and the American Physical Society has highlighted the work on its Physics website*, placing it on the Focus List of important physics news. Blood flows differently than water. Anyone who has ever cut themselves knows that blood flows viscously and rather erratically. The similarity between blood and ketchup is something not only filmmakers are aware of... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Vascular Source Type: news

Quinoa brings riches to the Andes
Bolivian and Peruvian farmers sell entire crop to meet rising western demand, sparking fears of malnutritionA burst of colour on a monochromatic panorama, a field of flowering quinoa plants in the Bolivian desert is a thing of beauty. A plant ready for harvest can stand higher than a human, covered with knotty blossoms, from violet to crimson and ochre-orange to yellow.Quinua real, or royal quinoa, flourishes in the most hostile conditions, surviving nightly frosts and daytime temperatures upwards of 40C (104F). It is a high-altitude plant, growing at 3,600 metres above sea level and higher, where oxygen is thin, water is ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Dan Collyns Tags: Nutrition The Guardian Peru Americas World news Food & drink Bolivia Life and style Business Agriculture Nutrition and development Source Type: news

RAGE Splicing Variants in Mammals
The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a multiligand receptor of environmental stressors which plays key roles in pathophysiological processes, including immune/inflammatory disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetic arteriosclerosis, tumorigenesis, and metastasis. Besides the full-length RAGE protein in humans nearly 20 natural occurring RAGE splicing variants were described on mRNA and protein level. These naturally occurring isoforms are characterized by either N-terminally or C-terminally truncations and are discussed as possible regulators of the full-length RAGE receptor either by competitive ...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Protein Science - January 1, 2013 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: news