October 22, 2010

Shark Severs Student's Leg

1 Body Boarder in California Killed by Shark

A 19-year-old student from the University of California, Santa Barbara bled to death today in Central California after a shark bit off his leg, reports CBS News. The victim, Lucas Ransom from Orange County, was brought to shore by a nearby surfer after the incident. The body boarder was in the water during the attack between 9 and 9:30 a.m. It's not known what type of shark is responsible for the attack, but three beaches in California were closed on Friday. The attack occurred at Surf Beach, which is open to the public and located on the property of Vandenberg Air Force Base. Surf Beach, Wall Beach and Minuteman Beach are closed for 72 hours.

More at CBS News | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Most Shark Attacks on Sunday

Tags: University of California in Santa Barbara, Fatal Shark Attack, Student Dies from Shark Attack, Body Boarder Bleds to Death After Shark Attack, Surf Beach, Wall Beach, Minuteman Beach, Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Treats Inherited Condition

2 Protein Break Downs Fats in the Blood

Researchers have discovered that injecting a protein breaks down fat in people with hypertriglyceridemia, an inherited condition that results in high levels of triglycerides, or fats, in the blood. The protein is called apolipoprotein (apoA-V) and mice that were deficient in it had elevated triglycerides. When the deficient mice were injected intravenously with apoA-V, it increased the effectiveness of lipoprotein lipase which breaks down fats and levels in the mice dropped by approximately 87 percent. Researchers think it might help humans with the condition that is caused by genetic changes that alter their apoA-V levels. The study can be found in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

More at Science Daily | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Study: Eating Nuts Lowers Cholesterol 5 Percent

Tags: Fat, Apoliprotein, ApoA-V, Hypetriglyceridemia, Lipoprotein Lipase

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