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Hopkins Scientists Clock The Speed Of Comprehension
... to control intractable seizures experienced since age
8. The patient was scheduled to have a grid of 174 electrodes temporarily implantedon the surface of his brain to pinpoint the source of his seizures for removalin surgery. The patient, a 22-year-old, agreed to participate in a series oflangu...
Avigen's Gene Therapy Approach Shows Promise In Treating Hemophilia B With
Single Intramuscular Administration
...ensive pediatric services to childrenfrom birth to age
19. Except for the historical information contained herein, this news releasecontains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. TheCompany's actual results may differ materially from those discussed herein. Factors that could ...
40% Of Developing World Infants Stunted
... million, of the developing world's children under age
5 outside of China have stunted growth due to inad...ss of poor growth that primarily occurs before the age
of 3 years and is not easily reversed. "It is very disturbing that in most of the developing world...
Gene Therapy May Suppress Uterine Fibroids
... in three American women undergo a hysterectomy by age
65, approximately half of which are performed to alleviate medical problems caused by leiomyoma tumors. "Leiomoyomas are an incredibly common problem," said Gregory M. Christman, M.D., an assistant professor and research scientist in the U-M Depart...
PSA Levels Mean More Extensive Prostate Disease In Older Men
...ife-threatening tumors. The present study gives us age
as an additional guide in deciding when it might b...e their prostates. The men were divided into three age
groups (40-50, n=69; 51-60, n=227; 61-73, n=196) and five pre-treatment PSA categories: (2.5-4.0, n=...
Duration Of Pre-Clinical Prostate Cancer Based On Serial PSA Data From The VA
Normative Aging Study
...prostate. The investigators found thatthe average age
at tumor inception was almost 61 years, with an age
range ofapproximately 49 to 73. There was a duration of pre-clinical prostate cancer ofalmost 10 ye...
Research Uncovers A Key To Aging And Lifespan Determination
...either neutralizing or eliminating them. But as we age
it becomes more difficultfor our cells to cope with the toxins and they accumulate. What we now know isthat the nervous system is the most vulnerable to this accumulation because ituses a lot of oxygen." Oxidative damage has been linked to several h...
Colorado State Research Indicates Two TB Vaccines Show Promise
...ia and elsewhere, we're pretty certain that by the age
of 15 or 16, BCG isn't working," Orme said. "Accordingly, I think we should be looking upon these new vaccines as a boosting mechanism and not merely as a replacement for BCG." A major breakthrough of both vaccines tested at Colorado State is that, ...
Gene-Altered Mice Boost Studies of Cardiomyopathy: Enables Research Into Causes And Treatment Of Heart Failure
...mon cause of hospitalization for patients over the age
of 65 and a leading cause of death. In dilated cardiomyopathy the heart muscle expands and weakens -- ballooning out like an over-stretched rubber band -- until it can no longer pump blood efficiently. Patients complain of overwhelming fatigue, s...
New Medication Means New Choices For Families Dealing With Alzheimers Disease
...t group. We found there was no difference based on age
or sex," saysKettl. "The difference in treatment decisions was determined more by how far thedisease had progressed. For patients who were in the early stages of the diseaseand often were cared for at home, families overwhelmingly chose to treat thep...
Rockefeller University Researchers Continue Search For Genetic Ties To Hearing Loss
...mily members whohave developed hearing loss before age
45 are being recruited for the study.Participants are asked for a copy of their hearing test results, medical recordsrelevant to hearing loss and a small blood sample. If suitable medical recordsare not available for a study participant, arrangements...
Scientists Identify Key Protein Involved In Progressive Blindness
... retinal degeneration and arefunctionally blind by age
40. They also are born with varying degrees ofhearing loss. In an article published in the June 12 issue of Science, researchers from theUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center, who directed the research project,reported the discovery of the gene resp...
Jefferson Researchers Provide Leads To Potential Parkinson's Treatment
...ssion compared toParkinson's patients, matched for age
and disease duration, who don't take GM1."-more-Parkinson disease/page 2 He explains, "We would expect to see a natural decline in dopaminenerve terminal in these patients, and in the GM1 group, we would hope to seeeither no decline, or a bes...
Largest Generation Of Adolescents Faces Reproductive Health Risks
...raphic and Health Surveys to demonstrate that both age
atfirst intercourse and age
at first marriage are generally rising, but that ageat first marriage typically has risen substantia...
Gene Variant Found That Can Help Protect Against Nicotine Addiction
...h inthe United States. About 62 million Americans age
12 and over are currentcigarette smokers, making nicotine one of the most heavily used addictive drugs. The scientific facts about nicotineaddiction, based on the latest research, will be the focus of Addicted toNicotine: A National Research Forum, t...
UB Studies Link Low Dietary Calcium, Vitamin C With Increased Risk Of Gum Disease
...oxins. We found a very strong association for all age
groups, but the results were most pronounced in smokers. They experience more of an insult to the gum tissues, so they need higher levels of vitamin C to help counteract smoke's toxins." Other researchers involved in the studies were Mieko Nis...
Multi-Center Study Provides Guidelines For Genetic Testing In Women With Breast Cancer: BRCA Abnormalities Multiply Risk Of Ovarian Cancer
...mine 238 women diagnosed with breast cancer before age
50 or with ovariancancer at any age, who had at le... that all women with breast cancer diagnosed under age
50,and any woman with a history of breast or ovarian cancer in a close relative,should be tested," s...
Evidence From Old Tumors Foretells Which New Breast Cancer Patients Will RequireAdditional Treatment
...gov/jnci/iss8823/88-1764.htm">patients ,median age
57, treated at the University of Chicago Hospitals between 1927 and1987 with mastectomy alone. These patients received no additional radiation,hormone or chemotherapy. Most had fairly small tumors, three centimeters orless, and no lymph node involvem...
Deliberate Self Harm Is An Overlooked Tragedy In The Developing World
...owed that most suicides (two thirds) are under the age
of 30. For most of the youngsters deliberate harm seemed to be a means of dealing with a difficult situation and they did not really intend to kill themselves. The reasons for this high mortality in Sri Lanka is the high toxicity of the substances ...
Alstrom Syndrome Genetics Studied At Jackson Laboratory
... The children, from fournuclear families, range in age
from 8 to 14. Because of the common ancestor, the researchers believe the five are"homozygous by descent", meaning that they inherited the same form, or allele,of the defective gene from both their mother and father. That characteristicmade p...
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