Tag: "hydrocephalus" at biology news
Decreasing toxins in brains of Alzheimer's patients keep cognitive deficits at bay
...n this case isoprostanes. Applying a treatment for hydrocephalus
to Alzheimer's disease, the microns-wide shunt, or catheter, is placed subcutaneously in a space at the base of the cerebellum. It runs under the skin to the peritoneum, a space in the belly where body fluids accumulate before flowing to the kidney t...
NIEHS study identifies gene for hydrocephalus in mice
...lled RFX4 that is responsible for the birth defect hydrocephalus
in mice. Loss of a single copy of this gene in mi...e development of better treatment or prevention of hydrocephalus
in humans." Dr. Zeldin points out that this study is based on the discovery of the mouse gene and i...
Prematurity, infections most likely causes of brain damage among infants
...those, 61 had bleeding, eight had seizures, 13 had hydrocephalus
(an abnormal increase in cerebrospinal fluid) and nine had periventricular leukomalacia (brain softening). Several infants had more than one complication. Moreover, only three of 52 newborns whose umbilical cord gasses were measured had evidence of...
Northwestern program aims at revealing genetic causes of spina bifida
...mplications of spina bifida, such as infection and hydrocephalus
or build-up of pressured fluid in the brain, can be treated with surgery early in a childs life. ...
Gene Linked To Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, And Other Birth Defects
A gene implicated in hydrocephalus
and a number of other birth defects inmice has bee...ribe aspontaneous mouse mutant known as congenital hydrocephalus
(ch). These mutantmice, which died soon after birth, were born with a large swelling of the braintha...