'Beetroot pill' could help save patients from kidney failure after heart X-ray
Feb 22, 2018
Beetroot may reduce the risk of kidney failure in patients having a heart x-ray, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.
Depression linked to reduced arginine bioavailability
Feb 21, 2018
People suffering from major depressive disorder, MDD, have reduced arginine levels, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Arginine is an amino acid which the body uses to produce, e.g., nitric oxide. Nitric ...
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide moderately accurate to diagnose asthma
Jan 02, 2018
(HealthDay)—Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) measurement can diagnose asthma in individuals aged 5 years and older with moderate accuracy, according to a review published online Dec. 20 in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Study reveals new mechanism used by cancer cells to disarm attacking immune cells
Nov 20, 2017
A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James) identifies a substance released by pancreatic cancer cells that protects ...
Nitric oxide: Experimental analysis of its role in brain tissue in simulated ischemia
Nov 10, 2017
A joint study conducted by scientists at the National Academy of Sciences in Belarus and Kazan Federal University in Russia, looks at the role of nitric oxide (NO) in brain tissue in simulated ischemia in rats.
How genes and environment interact to raise risk of congenital heart defects
Oct 19, 2017
Infants of mothers with diabetes have a three- to five-fold increased risk of congenital heart defects. Such developmental defects are likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, the molecular ...
Beetroot fails to warm up those sensitive to cold
Oct 03, 2017
In people at higher risk of feeling the cold, and contrary to what scientists thought, beetroot juice doesn't appear to help re-warm the body after exposure to the cold, according to new research.
Snail fever progression linked to nitric oxide production
Sep 14, 2017
Bilharzia, caused by a parasitic worm found in freshwater called Schistosoma, infects around 200 million people globally and its advance can lead to death, especially in children in developing countries.
Research on nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles reveals viable skin infection treatment
Jul 31, 2017
George Washington University (GW) researchers have found that topically applied nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles (NO-np) are a viable treatment for deep fungal infections of the skin caused by dermatophytes, for which ...
Low doses of radiation could harm cardiovascular health, study suggests
Jul 13, 2017
Ionizing radiation, such as x-rays, has a harmful effect on the cardiovascular system even at doses equivalent to recurrent CT imaging, a new study published in the International Journal of Radiation Biology suggests.