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A novel T-cell subset associated with type 1 diabetes

A study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland demonstrated that a recently described T-cell subset, so-called peripheral T helper cells, may have a role in the development of type 1 diabetes. The frequency of circulating peripheral T helper cells was observed to be increased both in children with recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes and in healthy children who later progressed to type 1 diabetes. The study was published in the journal Diabetologia.

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Want to avoid the problem of diabetes? Please the article below.

Diabetes is a serious health condition which can occur when your blood sugar levels, or blood glucose, gets too high and affects your overall health.

We get glucose from the food we ingest and our body uses it as a primary source for energy. The pancreas is responsible for insulin production and this hormone then enables the glucose from our food to get to our cells which they use for energy.

Hydrogen Peroxide And Cancer: This Is What Everyone Must Know

For all the modern scientific discoveries we have relating to health why is cancer such a huge problem? Because the cancer prevention we KNOW works has not made it through the mainstream media and health bodies.

Cancer diagnoses in the last 50 years have skyrocketed with no small coincidence at the same time that our diets and lifestyles have drastically taken a turn for the worse.

See How Jumping 10-Minutes A Day Can Make You Fit And Healthy

Did you know that jumping regularly has so many health benefits? Chance are, you did not. But don’t feel surprised at that as many among us are not aware about anyways. We can’t believe that anything as simple as jumping can help us stay healthy and fit.

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Have been trying to stay healthy without result? If  yes, then you needn’t worry much as you can do it with much ease. There are many health supplements that you will be tempted to try.

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See what Woman Did to Her Grandchild For Eating Indomie against Her Wish – Photo

A woman has been arrested following a reported case of extreme v!oIence against her grandchild.

According to reports, the little girl’s hands were placed in a gas stove by her grandmother until her hands g0t badly burnt because the hungry girl ate Indomie noodles against her grandmother’s wish. The sad incident happened some days ago in Benin city, Edo state,Nigeria.

A well meaning Nigerian who witnessed the incident reported the case to the Edo State Ministry of Women Affairs and the Ministry has stepped in, arrested the grand mother and have taken the child to UBTH for prompt medical care and attention.

Mum Dies after undergoing Brazilian Cosmetic Surgery

A mum-of-three who underwent a Brazilian b.u.t.t-lift procedure died after suffering “complications” during the procedure.

Danea Plasencia, 28, was having the $3,600 cosmetic surgery at Mia Aesthetics in Miami, Florida, on Friday when things went wrong.

Kris Jenner Debuts Brand New Face After Plastic Surgery -Photo

Kris Jenner Opens a New Window. made a grand entrance Opens a New Window.  on the red carpet at New York City’s prestigious annual Met Gala on Monday, May 6. But it was not Jenner’s attire that people were so startled by — it was her brand new face!

RadarOnline.com spoke exclusively to three plastic surgeons to find out what exactly Jenner appeared to have done to turn back time.

Photos/Video: Piers Morgan screams as he experiences labour pains

Piers Morgan experienced the feeling of labour pains through a simulation machine on Good Morning Britain today.

The presenter, 54. who has previously admitted that he suffered during the birth of his daughter, was put to the test as he was attached to a TENS machine.

Newly discovered gene mutation reduces fear and anxiety, and increases social interaction

Finnish researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oulu have discovered of a new type of gene mutation that reduces fear and anxiety, and increases social interaction. The researchers employed gene manipulation technology to remove the P4h-tm gene from the mouse genome and found an unexpected change in mouse behaviour. P4h-tm knockout mice showed striking courage and a lack of learned helplessness compared to congenic wild-type mice with a functional P4h-tm gene. The results were published in Neuropharmacology.

The researches assessed the mice with a large behavioural test battery that included a novel type of test for the panic reaction. The mice were placed in an air-tight box that was first filled up with regular room air, then with 10% carbon dioxide. An elevated concentration of carbon dioxide induces an innate freezing reaction that is thought to resemble the feeling of suffocation in patients suffering from panic attacks. P4h-tm knockout mice displayed substantially less freezing than control mice in response to carbon dioxide exposure. In tests for social interaction, P4h-tm knockout mice made clearly more contact with another mouse than the controls. In addition, behavioural tests routinely used for screening antianxiety and antidepressant drugs revealed reduced fear, anxiety and learned helplessness in P4h-tm knockout mice. Further, the study found a connection between brain anatomy and the behavioural phenotype: the expression of the P4h-tm gene was especially high in the amygdala that plays a key role in controlling emotional reactions, including fear and anxiety.

The P4h-tm gene accounts for the transcription of the P4H-TM protein. This protein belongs to the family of prolyl-4-hydroxylases that play a pivotal role in the cellular adaptation to a sudden lack of oxygen. However, the P4H-TM protein differs from other prolyl-4-hydroxylases in both its structure and unusual location (endoplasmic reticulum). The physiological role of the P4H-TM protein remains elusive despite years of intensive research, but it is assumed to have other effects on cellular biology besides adaptation to varying oxygen levels. The researches also tested the inactivation of three other known prolyl-4-hydroxylases in separate mouse lines. These mice did not show abnormal behaviour in the above-mentioned tests.

“Our findings are really interesting, but based on a recent international study led by the University of University, we know that the deficiency of the  P4H-TM gene results in severe developmental defects in humans,” Professor Heikki Tanila from the University of Eastern Finland notes and continues: “However, in light of present knowledge, we cannot tell whether these harmful effects arise from embryonal development or whether they would also appear if the function of the P4H-TM protein was inhibited in the adult age.”

“We could best find an answer to this question by using conditional gene inactivation in which the gene could be turned off at any desired age,” Dr Henri Leinonen, the first author of the article, concludes.

“In an ideal experiment, P4h-tm would be turned off only in the amygdala of an adult mouse,” Dr Leinonen adds.

Although the striking effect of P4h-tm gene knockout on the emotional reactions of mice is still far away from therapeutic application, it can before long lead to the discovery of neurochemical mechanisms that regulate emotions, and can help to develop novel antianxiety and antidepressant drugs. Anxiety disorders and depression are a huge global problem. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost 300 million individuals worldwide suffer from anxiety disorders, and over 300 million suffer from depression.

For further information, please contact:

Professor Heikki Tanila, A. I. Virtanen Institute, University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358-40-3552084, email: heikki.tanila@uef.fi