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Gene test to predict nerve damage from bone cancer treatment

Scientists have found a genetic test that predicts whether bone marrow cancer treatments including thalidomide are likely to give patients a debilitating side-effect



Indian spice may delay liver damage

Curcumin, one of the principal components of the Indian spice turmeric, seems to delay the liver damage that eventually causes cirrhosis, suggests preliminary experimental research.



Vitamin storage may damage them

High humidity present in bathrooms and kitchens could be degrading the vitamins and health supplements stored in those rooms, even if the lids are on tight, a study shows.



Coral can recover from climate change damage

A study by the University of Exeter provides the first evidence that coral reefs can recover from the devastating effects of climate change.



Genetics: Tracking impact of DNA damage on brain

Switching off a key DNA repair system in the developing nervous system is linked to smaller brain size as well as problems in brain structures vital to movement, memory and emotion.



X-rays help predict permanent bone damage

Breast cancer patients, individuals at risk for osteoporosis and those undergoing certain types of bone cancer therapies often take drugs containing bisphosphonates.



Exercise protects against BBB damage

Regular exercise can prevent the disruption of the blood brain barrier that normally occurs with a dose of methamphetamine comparable to that used by heavy meth users.



Improved packaging helps eliminate damage to product in transit

There is a a huge of amount of development work going on throughout Europe to improve packaging machines. Here,

Eric Russell looks at the some of the innovations being offered by the suppliers of packaging equipment.




Brain damage can be measured after boxing match

An average of ten professional boxers died every year as the result of injuries in the 1900s. Retirement is often followed by memory problems, anxiety, dementia and other manifestations of brain damage. The degree to which the brain has been damaged can be measured and monitored after a match during the phase when it is particularly vulnerable to fresh injuries.



Watercress prevents damage caused by exercise

University of Ulster researchers have found that antioxidant-rich watercress, often labelled a super-food, can alleviate the natural stress put on our body by an exercise workout.



Brain damage found with Alzheimer's marker

Researchers have linked a potential indicator of Alzheimer's disease to brain damage in humans with no signs of mental impairment.



Microscaffolding therapy to treat stroke damage

Scientists are developing cell-scaffold combinations that could be injected into the brain to provide a framework inside the cavities caused by stroke.



Stroke brain cell damage

Researchers have identified a key player in the killing of brain cells after a stroke or a seizure - the protein asparagine endopeptidase.



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