Tag: "bladder" at biology news
New risks for bladder cancer identified by MIT team
...ave identified three new chemical risk factors for bladder
cancer in a study involving some 600 people in the...oke, which is already known to be a major cause of bladder
cancer, contributing to at least 50 percent of the approximately 60,000 cases in the United States e...
Small business at NJIT's business incubator takes two awards
...hich can be implanted through the urethra into the bladder
via a simple procedure that does not require surgery. The device contains a metal valve which opens whenever the user wants and is activated by a pocket-sized magnetic wand the user carries. Urovalve's device will improve the quality of life for me...
To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork
...d in Liko's procedure was derived from pig urinary bladder
and provided by ACell TM Inc., which Dr. Badylak and his team at the University of Pittsburgh custom-designed for Liko in consultation with veterinarians Dr. Stone and Jay Sweeney, V.M.D., Dolphin Quest co-presidents. A major challenge the team face...
Bug's-eye-view of urinary tract reveals E.coli infection genes
..., we knew that the E.coli bacteria we put into the bladder
was what would come out in the urine. But it was v...he back of the mouse's neck or gently massaged its bladder
to stimulate urination. It took about 45 minutes for Snyder and Virginia Lockatell, a technician an...
Academics work to help stressed-out cats
... arrival of a new member of the family can lead to bladder
problems in some cats, say the animal specialists.... of cats with no apparent physical cause for their bladder
problems and compared them with a control group of disease-free cats. They found that the sick cats ...
Novartis receives European marketing authorization for Emselex(R)
...uropean Commission for the treatment of overactive bladder
(OAB) in all 25 European member states as well as ...ively inhibiting the detrusor muscle that controls bladder
contraction while sparing the M1 and M2 receptors believed to be involved in central nervous system ...
Diamonds are a urologist's best friend
...eter splints (stents), which are inserted from the bladder
right up to the kidney. For example, in ureteroliths or cases of cancer they ensure that the urine can be discharged without obstruction from the kidney to the bladder,' Dr. Laube explains. The stents sometimes stay in the body for weeks or even mont...
Stem cells may hold promise as multiple sclerosis cure
... loss of coordination, numbness or pain, bowel and bladder
problems and sexual dysfunction. MS affects approximately 400,000 people in the United States and as many as 2.5 million worldwide, mostly women between the ages of 20 and 50, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Over 10,000 new case...
Does cancer run in families?
...breast, prostate, stomach, lung, colon, kidney and bladder
cancers. However, even for these cancers the increased relative risk for first-degree relatives was generally less than twice that for the population at large, and this risk diminished significantly for second-degree and more distant relatives. "B...
Big, old fish key to restoring groundfish stocks
...al for most groundfish species, because their swim bladder
often ruptures or other trauma occurs when they are brought to the surface, and they die anyway. "Given the demand to have a sustainable fishery and the biological constraints of most marine groundfish species, the option that seems to make the most ...
Progress toward a new remedy for chronic urinary tract infections?
...nfection. A widespread problem Urinary tract and bladder
infections are among the most prevalent bacterial ...ug that can prevent this attachment can also avert bladder
and urinary tract inflammations. Combating certain bonds Bouckaert and De Greve have investigated...
Green tea extract shows promise as an anti-cancer agent, UCLA study finds
A study on bladder
cancer cells lines showed that green tea extract h...f cancer, we could figure out more precisely which bladder
cancer patients might benefit from taking it." Numerous epidemiologic and animal studies have sugges...
A more accurate screening test for prostate cancer?
...15 men with other genitourinary cancers (kidney or bladder
cancer), 81 men with non-malignant prostate disease (such as prostatitis), 73 men with other non-malignant urologic diseases (such as urinary tract infection), and 52 healthy men who served as controls. Thymosin 15 levels were elevated in men with ag...
JCI table of contents, April 1, 2005
EDITORS' PICK: Blocking PLK-1 to beat bladder
cancer Surgical removal of part of, or the entire, bladder
is commonly used to treat bladder
cancer, causing loss of urinary and sexual functions. Thus, novel...
Blocking PLK-1 to beat bladder cancer
Surgical removal of part of, or the entire, bladder
is commonly used to treat bladder
cancer, causing loss of urinary and sexual functions. Thus, novel therapeutic approaches are needed...
Urine helps infectious yeast stick
...od, but Domergue did detect it in a mouse model of bladder
infection that had been developed by collaborator David Johnson of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Turning to laboratory dishes again, Domergue discovered that the yeast rapidly became drug-resistant (indicating the adhesion-promoting ...
PNAS highlights for the week of May 2 - 6
...eir prostate and a narrowing of the urethra at the bladder
neck. These findings may have implications for hum...hors say, especially regarding prostate cancer and bladder
diseases in adult male children of exposed women. According to the authors, women who become pregnan...
Water quality a major focus of $14 million grant to the University of Arizona
...ntaminant. Arsenic has been implicated in skin and bladder
cancer, vascular disease, heart defects in newborn...scular system and the lungs and how arsenic causes bladder
cancer. Maier stresses that solving these problems, which are not limited to Arizona, can benefit pe...
Gene changes linked to deficient immune suppression in MS
...ms as memory loss, dizziness, fatigue, depression, bladder
dysfunction, vision problems, pain and imbalance. Studies in the last decade have confirmed that T-reg cells provide a control mechanism that prevents expansion of autoimmune T-cells, including those that target myelin within the brain and spinal co...
The Academy of Natural Sciences & team discover new catfish species
... bone structure of the skull, the shape of the air bladder
and the articulation of a barbel (the part that resembles a cat's whisker). Studies also show the fish is the only member of an ancient group that may have arisen millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. "Realizing now that the Chiapas ...
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