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User-Friendly Brace Helps Paraplegics To Walk

...tation technologists have developed an orthopaedic brace whichmakes it possible for paraplegics to carry out all kinds of everyday activities again.The brace is more versatile and easier to transport than previous models. It alsoallows the patient to bend hi...

Plakin proteins brace nerve axons and allow for the transport of neurotransmitter vesicles

... that a group ofbolt-like proteins called plakins, brace the intermediate filaments. Of thethree filamentous systems of the cytoskeleton, intermediate filaments have adiameter that places them between the microfilaments (think of them as hightension wires) and microtubules (the I-beam of the cell). Now...

Bracing is less effective in overweight teens with scoliosis

...r back and hips. On average, the teens wore a back brace for about 14 hours per day until beginning a weani...lf of all teens had a successful outcome following brace treatment, which researchers defined as no more than a five degree increase in the primary curve fro...

Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting

...y 80% of people with knee arthritis satisfied with brace treatment, pg 187 In a study of brace use to treat knee arthritis, nearly 80% of patients were very satisfied or satisfied with their brac...

Molecular staples shape a cancer killer

...earchers used the hydrocarbon stapling strategy to brace the peptide from within. "We substituted non-natural amino acids for natural amino acids in selected positions," he said. "The non-natural amino acids look very similar to the natural ones, except that they include hydrocarbons that can be cross-lin...

Optimizing protein's 'death domain' halts leukemia in laboratory study

... applying a new chemical approach, we were able to brace peptides from within to generate biological tools that hadn't existed before," says Walensky, "and these new molecules directly inhibit a protein interaction that we're interested in. The potential is that you could take any alpha helix involved in a...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... 18, 2014) Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason ... a particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces both ... lung metastases. BRI scientists have found in models of ... by 60 - 80 percent and can keep the ... $1.8 million five-year grant comes from the National Cancer ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate ... cancer, and this association was found even in ... to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, ... American Association for Cancer Research. , An analysis ... of the placebo arm of the Prostate Cancer ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... PLOS Pathogens , children who live in regions ... an immune response to infection with malaria parasites that ... fever and illness and partially control the growth of ... researchers develop future interventions that prevent or mitigate the ... approximately 200 million cases of malaria occur worldwide, resulting ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Hospital Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD, was recently invited ... of Nature Reviews Microbiology , one of ... a world-renowned infectious disease specialist, and chair of ... Tennessee Health Science Center, analyzed the epidemiology and ... 1968 pandemics, as well as more recent 2009 ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... (April 16, 2014) The cause of neuronal death ... study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign ... similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type I ... cells. The study was published April 16, 2014, in ... and likely controversial, idea in Parkinson,s disease; but if ...
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