Tag: rats


Apr

05

2010

Junk Food Turns Rats into Food Junkies

New study affirms and expands on the alarming results of 2009 rodent study, and support a former FDA commissioner’s claim that junk food is literally addictive by Craig Weatherby – Vital Choices Last year, former FDA commissioner David Kessler, M.D., published a book titled The End of Overeating, in which he proposed that junk foods create addiction-like cravings for more junk food. He pointed to...

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Mar

31

2010

Experimental scoliosis in the rat spine induced by binding the spinous processes

[Experimental scoliosis in the rat spine induced by binding the spinous processes] [Article in Japanese] Kasuga K. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Nagano, Japan. The effects of limitation of spinal mobility in forward flexion on the development of scoliosis was studied in experimental animals. The spinous processes of three lumbar vertebrae of young female rats were sutured together to make persistent...

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Mar

31

2010

The influence of an experimentally-induced malocclusion on vertebral alignment in rats

Cranio.  2005 Apr;23(2):119-29. The influence of an experimentally-induced malocclusion on vertebral alignment in rats: a controlled pilot study. D’Attilio M, Filippi MR, Femminella B, Festa F, Tecco S. Department of Orthodontics, University of Chieti, Italy. simtecc@tin.it There is a growing interest in the relationship between occlusion and posture because of a greater incidence of neck and trunk pain in patients with occlusal dysfunction. The study...

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Feb

24

2010

Low-level laser therapy for zymosan-induced arthritis in rats: Importance of illumination time

Lasers Surg Med. 2007 Jul;39(6):543-50 Castano AP et al BACKGROUND: It has been proposed for many years that low-level laser (or light) therapy (LLLT) can ameliorate the pain, swelling, and inflammation associated with various forms of arthritis. Light is thought to be absorbed by mitochondrial chromophores leading to an increase in adenosine triphosphate (ATP), reactive oxygen species and/or cyclic AMP production and consequent gene transcription...

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