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Spinal Cord Injury Treatment May Improve With New Findings On Nervous System Damage

... killer when it floods onto neighboring cells from ruptured neurons. They named this phenomenon 'excitotoxicity' because glutamate canoverexcite receptors on nearby neurons, opening channels that admit lethalamounts of calcium. These receptors are called NMDA receptors because they canbe stimulated in the l...

Study Provides Guidance For Treating Patients With Brain Aneurysms

...red intracranial aneurysms and no history of other ruptured aneurysmsshould be comforted by the prospect of living a normal lifestyle with minimalrisk while monitoring the aneurysm," he says. The NINDS is the nation's principal supporter of research on the brain andnervous system and a lead agency for the Con...

Pre-delivery digital exams may increase in utero bacterial levels

...f concern to women who have ruptured fetal membranes when they go throughchildbirth. ... Potentially harmful bacteria may enter the ruptured membranes and cause inflammation of the sacs thatsurround ...

Molecular repair of ruptured discs

When low back pain strikes and the diagnosis is a ruptured disc, some patients face surgery while others recover without treatment. Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators trying to understand how some herniated discs repair themselves have now discovered an intricate interplay of molecular signa...

Test provides accurate, noninvasive method to determine fetal lung development, UF researchers find

...o is a more complicated procedure in patients with ruptured membranes; because there is less fluid than normal...trated by other researchers that if a patient with ruptured membranes is between 32 and 36 weeks' gestation and tests indicate mature fetal lungs, the outcome o...

UH lab identifies first gene mutations in blood vessel disease

...ill in their 20s. Gastro-intenstinal bleeding from ruptured blood vessels is a frequent cause of PXE-related death. "PXE affects a small percentage of the population overall, but it may represent a larger proportion of people with cardiovascular disease," says Boyd. "If we can screen for the mutation and use ...

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...America's largest tidewater glacier - advanced, it ruptured the dam formed by the slow advance of the glacier, unleashing a torrential flood of fast-moving water and large chunks of ice and debris that was the second largest glacial lake outburst worldwide in historic times. At its peak discharge, the glacia...

Coils slash death/disabilty from brain aneurysms

.... Of those, 30,000 people each year will suffer a ruptured aneurysm, and as many as 15 percent of them will die before reaching the hospitals. An additional 50 percent will die within the first 30 days after the rupture. The outlooks for survivors also can be grim - about half suffer some form of permanent ...

High-density storage of nuclear waste heightens terrorism risks

...-- if the cooling water leaked. The tanks could be ruptured by a hijacked jet or sabotage, the study contends. The consequences of such a fire would be the release of a radiation plume that would contaminate eight to 70 times more land than the area affected by the 1986 accident in Chernobyl. The cost of such...

Molecule helps prevent inflammation and heart disease in fat-fed mice

...t thousands of people die every year from a sudden ruptured plaque without having experienced any previous symptoms. The problem is particularly prominent, according to Semenkovich, in the current climate of high-fat diets and rising rates of obesity. To test the role of beta3 in the development of clogged ar...

Image-guided Therapies

...fect 2 5 percent of the U.S. population. Half of ruptured aneurysms result in death, and a quarter more resu...rvive. Now physicians are treating and preventing ruptured aneurysms with stent grafts. Endografts are minimally invasive and offer patients fewer complicatio...

First West Coast baby born using frozen egg technique

...y her husband was in an intensive care unit with a ruptured appendix. Sperm collection for the in vitro fertilization was not possible. Jennifer and Brian's hopes for a baby were temporarily dashed. Two OHSU experts thought otherwise. After Battaglia consulted with Phillip Patton, M.D., who is also at Univ...

First West Coast baby born using frozen egg technique

...y her husband was in an intensive care unit with a ruptured appendix. Sperm collection for the in vitro fertilization was not possible. Jennifer and Brian's hopes for a baby were temporarily dashed. Two OHSU experts thought otherwise. After Battaglia consulted with Phillip Patton, M.D., who is also at Univ...

Tufts University bioengineers discover secret of spider, silkworm fiber strength

...ir one of the world's most common knee injuries -- ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) -- by mechanically and biologically engineering new ones using silk scaffolding for cell growth. This ligament at the center of the knee connects the leg to the thigh and stabilizes the knee joint in leg extension an...

'Smart bomb' delivery destroys tumors in mice

...uce, the membranes separating the compartments are ruptured and rapid allicin production follows. The scientists realized that if doses of allicin could be repeatedly generated in this way at the site of the tumor, the highest concentration of the toxic molecules would be available for killing cancer cells. T...

Tufts University establishes $4 million dollar tissue engineering resource center

...ir one of the world's most common knee injuries -- ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) -- by mechanically and biologically engineering new ones using silk scaffolding for stem cell growth. "This Center will help stimulate new economic growth by filling an important niche for start-up companie...

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