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Low B Vitamin Levels Common In Many People Linked To Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

...lities leading to such diseases as spina bifida, a crippling birth defect. On Jan. 1, a governmental folic acid fortification program began to add thevitamin to cereals, grain products and flour. Omenn says that supplements of 400 ug folic acid may be needed in many people to bring homocysteine down into the n...

Adults Need To Increase Intake Of Folate; Some Women Should Take More

...d place themselves at greater risk of progressive, crippling neurologicdamage. For folic acid, the committee set the tolerable upper intake level foradults at 1,000 micrograms, or 1 milligram, per day. Individuals who consume too much niacin have been shown to feel a flush, warmsensation, itching, and other sy...

Human Bone Disorder Reproduced In Mice

... tissue components of various endocrineglands. The crippling bone disturbances were of particular interest to Drs. Bianco andGehron Robey. MAS patients have regions of bone in which normal marrow has beenreplaced by functionless fibrous tissue that is interspersed with fragments ofweak, poorly formed bone. T...

W.M. Keck Foundation gives USC $110 million

...ent of these painful, debilitatingand economically crippling diseases through a new Neurogenetic Initiative." Already, scores of USC scientists, clinicians, nurses, technicians and othersare at work on the care, treatment and prevention of neurological diseases - atthe Keck School of Medicine on USC's Health S...

Radiating relief: Researcher combats stubborn arthritis with neutrons

...or how to cure rheumatoid arthritis, a potentially crippling disease that afflicts more than two million Americans. The disease arises when the immune system mistakenly targets the synovium, the membrane that surrounds a joint and holds in the lubricating synovial fluid. The synovium grows abnormally and invad...

Emphysema linked to smoking marijuana

...cannabis or pot may run the risk of developing the crippling lung disease emphysema, reports a study in Thorax. The study reports four cases of the early stages of the disease in four young men aged 27, 35, 44 and 46 who smoked cannabis regularly. Examination showed that large areas of both lungs in each of ...

UH lab identifies first gene mutations in blood vessel disease

...elerate research that will lead to a cure for this crippling disease, the couple founded the organization to be a proactive force, and PXE International has worked closely with several research groups, particularly Boyd's Matrix Pathobiology Laboratory, in the hunt for the PXE gene. Their involvement has estab...

Minimally invasive procedure offers long-term pain relief for patients with pancreatitis

...ng alcoholism, the disease creates severe and even crippling upper-abdominal and back pain. In many cases, Kalloo says, pain may be caused by elevated pressures in the pancreatic duct. For these patients, endoscopic therapy that includes endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy (EPS), in which surgeons cut the sph...

Rickets making comeback among breastfed infants, especially blacks, N.C. doctors find

...risk for what appears to be a growing, potentially crippling problem, physicians say. Surprisingly, causes may include more women breastfeeding, fewer infants receiving vitamin D supplements, and mothers and children being exposed to less sunlight than in the past. Breastfeeding still needs to be encouraged, ...

Scientists decode genes of microbe that thrives in toxic metals

...where the scientists put them. This can be done by crippling Ralstonias ability to transfer genes, or by using host strains that dont normally transfer genes, Dunn says. Ralstonia metallidurans, formerly known as R. eutropha and Alcaligenes eutrophus, is one of 15 bacterial genomes deciphered by JGI research...

Phase 3 psoriatic arthritis data for ENBREL (etanercept) announced at a national scientific meeting

...se causes joint pain and swelling that can lead to crippling along with inflamed and irritated scaly red patches of skin throughout the body. It is a progressive and debilitating disease and because there are no treatments specifically approved for psoriatic arthritis, doctors often use therapies approved fo...

Scientists urge that the patient physical should now include this advice: 'Get off the sofa and get active'

...with ample verification, that today's lifestyle is crippling the health of this and future generations and they urge the primary care physicians take advantage of their contact with the patient to intervene. Experts from the fields of medicine and physiology have joined together to summarize an avalanche of ep...

Hemophilia trials, other studies may herald successful gene therapies for human diseases

...al of successfully 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 pr...

Cognitive testing reduces risks of procedure for brain arteriovenous malformations

...Many patients don't know they have one. Some have crippling headaches. For the more unfortunate, the AVM ruptures, causing brain damage or death. Now, a team of Johns Hopkins specialists has developed a relatively simple and safe way to locate the right vessels to surgically seal off, or embolize, greatly ...

Scientists discover cause of common muscular dystrophy

...olve a decade-old mystery about the origin of this crippling disease and lead to the first effective treatments for tens of thousands of Americans. "Speaking as patient, this discovery is very exciting and it gives hope for a cure. The findings are the first major breakthrough for understanding the mechanism...

Pain and the brain: Sex, hormones & genetics affect brain's pain control system

...int pain and fibromyalgia that cause them to feel crippling pain day and night? Researchers at the University of Michigan believe many answers to these questions lie in the brain -- specifically, how the brain controls our responses to pain. Now, after several years of using sophisticated brain-imaging techn...

With toxic crystals, bacterium targets - and takes out nematodes

...nd that three of the Bt crystals were effective in crippling the free-living stage of a worm (Nippostrongylus brasiliensis) that spends its parasitic days in rats' guts. Represented in the study were two "largely unstudied classes of crystal proteins," one of which is closely related to those long in use as or...

Cells use patch to heal tears, avoid destruction and disease

...skeletal muscle wall, disease results, such as the crippling Duchennes muscular dystrophy. He hopes that by understanding the cellular and molecular details of this ongoing repair, he can one day help make it happen. Its no surprise to Dr. McNeil that red blood cells are injured and dont survive. They constant...

Foundations join forces to find a cure or treatment for deadly genetic disease

..., carry the gene that can give their children this crippling disease. Each year, up to 1,000 babies are born with SMA, a deadly hereditary disease that spells a life of suffering and premature death, usually before the age of two. Yet scientists believe that this is one of the diseases closest to treatment. Si...

How genes orchestrate facial expressions

... genes normally do. The researchers found that by crippling two genes, mice failed to develop nerves that normally connect to one of six sets of muscles controlling eyeball movements. Disabling other genes made mice develop an extra set of nerve fibers that control facial muscles. Key findings The study de...

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