Tag: "bleeding" at biology news
MIT sugars research affecting bypass patients, drug industry
...al to allow physicians to have better control over bleeding
without the complications that we must currently manage. This could lead to significantly improved outcomes for CABG patients." In 1999, there were approximately 600,000 CABG surgeries worldwide. Sasisekharan himself is excited--and a bit awed--by th...
Geneticists tell ostrich farmers the secrets of sex
...anaesthetic. However, this procedure can result in bleeding
and infection, as well as being stressful for the birds. In addition, ostrich chicks must be around three months old before their sex can be distinguished in this way. For most birds genetic tests have largely replaced surgery as a means of determini...
Needle-free blood and tissue measurements
...r treating patients with shock caused by excessive bleeding
or heart attack, patients with internal bleeding, and pediatric patients, where it can be difficult to take multiple blood samples. The technology also has potential use in exercise and endurance training. "Tissue pH can measure how hard a person's ...
US researchers find endometriosis associated with wide range of diseases
... organs and frequently causing pain, inflammation, bleeding
and reproductive problems. It affects an estimated 8 to 10% of women of reproductive age. The results which confirmed there was typically a 10-year delay between onset of symptoms and a diagnosis of endometriosis have prompted the researchers to ...
Additive that makes juices 'tart' quadruples yield of essential hemophilia treatment
...tical for treating victims of hemophilia and other bleeding
disorders, a UC Irvine study has found. The findin...s missing in most victims of hemophilia, a genetic bleeding
disorder. The findings were presented at the Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfus...
Abnormal chemical bonds cause bleeding disorder
...hough, the two "embrace" prematurely, leading to a bleeding
disorder known as type IIb von Willebrand's diseas...h von Willebrand's disease have a mild to moderate bleeding
disorder. They bruise easily and simple nosebleeds can continue for several hours or days before fin...
New gene therapy tool successfully treats mice with hemophilia A
...he gene responsible for hemophilia A, a hereditary bleeding
disorder. Dr. Hengjun Chao, a research assistant p...sulting in recurrent, non-predictable, spontaneous bleeding
into major joints and soft tissues. Currently, the disorder is treated with injections of factor VI...
Gene therapy researcher selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator
... studies of the molecular biology of the inherited bleeding
disorder hemophilia. Over the past decade, she has investigated a gene transfer approach to treating hemophilia B, the form of hemophilia caused by a deficiency of blood clotting factor IX. That approach holds the potential of treating human disease ...
Protein complex found to regulate first step in human blood clotting
...ets that attach in an organized matrix to stop the bleeding
and maintain the vessel. Stroke, which results from abnormal clotting, is treated with blood thinning compounds to block platelets from forming clots. "A problem with this therapy is that it may completely stop platelet activity and a person may blee...
When every minute counts
...ral hed been studying and decided to try it on his bleeding
wound. The product worked so well as a coagulant ...l use that can be poured directly into a profusely bleeding
wound to effect coagulation within seconds. Tests conducted for ONR by Dr. Hasan B. Alam at the Uni...
Horseshoe crabs survival rate after biomedical bleeding is high
...ity of horseshoe crabs that undergo the biomedical bleeding
process is only 7.5 percent. That is astounding considering how much blood is taken out of the crabs. We would expect it to be much higher. This may be an indication of how the crabs have survived for 350 million years." Berkson adds, "We also have n...
Vitamin C transporter gene discovery in mice
...vastating respiratory failure and massive cerebral bleeding
that can occur immediately following premature bir...and birth died almost immediately after birth from bleeding
in the brain and respiratory failure. In humans, intracerebral hemorrhage, lung complications and r...
UNC, other physicians setting up national registry
...e somewhat effective, but they pose a high risk of bleeding
complications, he said. At least one biotechnology company is working on a new immunological approach designed to shut down the bodys production of the abnormal antibodies. ...
Anthrax drugs used to treat adults can treat children, too
...nto contact with the skin or, if inhaled, internal bleeding
and infection throughout the body. In rare cases, the bacteria can be ingested and cause serious gastrointestinal problems. Even with antibiotic treatment, the risk of death from inhalation...
Genetic variants put some patients at risk for particular drug reactions
...edical records to determine if they had had severe bleeding
incidents while they were taking warfarin," Veenst...reased occurrence of a serious or life-threatening bleeding
incident. Veenstra says that the small numbers of patients (58) with the genetic variants in the 185...
Top Ramen platelets: just add water
Platelets, the clot-forming cells that stop you bleeding
to death from a shaving cut, are always in high demand from blood banks but have a short shelf life. Using a new process discovered at the University of California, Davis, platelets can be freeze-dried and stored for at least a year at room temperatu...
Hemophilia trials, other studies may herald successful gene therapies for human diseases
...essfully using gene therapy to treat the crippling bleeding
disorder hemophilia, Katherine A. High, M.D., told the American Association for the Advancement of Science during a Science Innovation Lecture today. Dr. High, a hematologist at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, is one of the worlds preeminent ...
The oceans top 10 coral reef hotspots identified for first time
...tegy that targets the places where biodiversity is bleeding
away most rapidly, said Dr. Callum Roberts, of the University of York, lead author of the report. The 10 coral reef hotspots, ranked according to the degree of threat, are: 1. Philippines 2. Gulf of Guinea 3. Sunda Islands 4. Southern M...
Advances in gene therapy for hemophilia to be addressed at AAAS lecture
... clinical trials of gene therapy for the inherited bleeding
disorder hemophilia, and an expert on the molecular biology of the disease. WHAT: Dr. High will deliver a Science Innovation Lecture, "Gene Transfer for Genetic Disease: Hemophilia as a Model for Prospects and Problems." WHEN: Friday, Feb. 15, 2002...
New gene therapy shows promise for hemophiliacs
...ects one in 5,000 males and results in spontaneous bleeding
due to the lack of coagulation factor 8 (FVIII) in the blood. Because hemophilia is such a severe disease, and because it is caused by absence of a replaceable blood protein, there has been a high level of interest in developing a gene therapy approa...
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