Tag: "congenital" at biology news
UCLA engineering and Mattel Children's Hospital collaborate to develop children's heart valve
Children with congenital
heart defects may soon have an alternative to invasive open heart surgery that will mean less time in the hospital, a quicker recovery and no need to break open the breastbone, thanks to a new collaboration between researchers at the UCLA Henry Samue...
Unique equine cataract surgery offered on routine basis
...s (ILPH). Cataracts develop because of hereditary, congenital
and ageing factors and as a consequence of injury or ophthalmic disease. The latter causes are largely unsuitable for the treatment because previously attempted procedures carried a high complication rate. To achieve the best results, the surgeon...
Junk DNA may not be so junky after all
...ndard methods. Hirschsprung disease, also known as congenital
megacolon, is a relatively common birth defect marked by bowel obstruction. MEN2 is an inherited predisposition to neuroendocrine cancers. The notion that mutations in enhancers play a role in human disease progression has been difficult to confirm b...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2006
...inal curvature problems in humans can occur due to congenital
disorders, as with scoliosis, and as a natural consequence of aging. ORNL is also collaborating with the University of California, Los Angeles, to further characterize the skull defects. Some children with prematurely fused skulls express too much of...
Cholesterol gets 'thumbs up' for role in digit development
...ncer and a condition known as holoprosencephaly, a congenital
malformation of the forebrain. Chiang is currently examining the role of cholesterol-modified Sonic hedgehog in the developing brain and spinal cord. "We are finding some surprises,"Chiang said, "suggesting that the function of cholesterol is diffe...
Penn researchers discover gene that creates second skeleton
...ale malformations of the great toes that look like congenital
bunions. Early in childhood, painful swellings tha...res of classic FOP, features that included typical congenital
malformations of the great toes and a predictable pattern of extra-skeletal bone formation that mimi...
Scientists solve 30-year-old mystery of mutant mouse's kidney woes
... kidney was blocked, and the condition was renamed congenital
progressive hydronephrosis. With assistance from the mouse genome sequence and Li Ding, Ph.D., a research instructor at the Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University, Chen and his colleagues showed that the protein mutated in the mice is aqu...
Full year of treatment helps infants and children with toxoplasmosis
...eduction in brain and eye damage for children with congenital
toxoplasmosis. In the May 15 issue of the journa...tive and motor function," the authors wrote. This congenital
infection, they added, is "preventable and treatable." "Prior studies had shown that untreated chil...
Heal thyself: Systems biology model reveals how cells avoid becoming cancerous
...o coping with environmental toxins and a number of congenital
diseases," said Ideker, the senior author of the p...We'd like to understand what goes wrong in certain congenital
diseases involving DNA repair, and we'd also like to understand how the model plays a role in variou...
Is there a risk of transmitting genetic disorders to babies conceived by fertility procedures?
...fertilization or donor insemination who had severe congenital
neutropenia (SCN)--a genetic disorder characterized by abnormally low levels of certain white blood cells in the body. Because these white blood cells help fight bacterial infections by destroying invading bacteria, people with SCN are more suscepti...
Study finds that a woman's chances of having twins can be modified by diet
...prone to complications such as premature delivery, congenital
defects and pregnancy-induced hypertension in the mother than singleton pregnancies, the findings of this study suggest that women contemplating pregnancy might consider substituting meat and dairy products with other protein sources, especially in c...
Gene therapy for chicken model of childhood blindness
...sults of gene therapy for a chicken model of Leber congenital
amaurosis (LCA), one of a group of hereditary dise...at cause blindness in infants and children. Leber congenital
amaurosis (LCA) is the name of a group of hereditary diseases that cause blindness in infants and ch...
UF scientists restore sight to chickens with blinding disease
...dels a genetic disease in humans that causes Leber congenital
amaurosis type 1, or LCA1. About 2,000 people in the United States are blind because they have a disease that falls in the LCA family. "Enabling chickens that can't see to peck and eat after treatment is stunning," said Dr. Jean Bennett, a professor ...
Enzyme defect leads to hyperinsulinism
...an enzyme called glutamate dehydrogenase can cause congenital
hyperinsulinism. The research appears as the "Pape...s Hospital of Philadelphia. "In its various forms, congenital
hyperinsulinism is the most common and most difficult cause of hypoglycemia in young infants." The m...
Speeding the search for elusive chromosomal errors
...ew research may lead to more accurate diagnosis of congenital
diseases, including puzzling disorders that lead t...ation. "For years, many children who have multiple congenital
problems, such as developmental delays, heart defects and facial abnormalities, have gone undiagnose...
ICSI children are developing well at the age of eight
..., the study showed a slightly higher rate of major congenital
malformations. She suggested this could be related... extremely prematurely born. Dr Belva said: "Major congenital
malformations were defined as those causing functional impairment and/or needing surgical correction...
Engineering electrically conducting tissue for the heart
... about 1 in 22,000 births. It can also result from congenital
heart disease, through an injury or scar tissue from heart surgery, or as a side effect of medications. In adults, pacemakers are a good solution, but in children, they carry a greater risk of heart perforation and clot formation. In addition, pacema...
Study contradicts USA warning that an antidepressant can cause congenital abnormalities
... that a popular antidepressant, paroxetine, causes congenital
abnormalities if taken by pregnant women, the 22nd...roxat or Pondera) could increase the risk of major congenital
abnormalities. The warning may have caused women to terminate their pregnancies unnecessarily. Dr Pa...
Genetics behind developmental brain disorders may play a wider role with congenital diseases
...eberg" revealing factors involved with a number of congenital
diseases, according to UC Irvine researchers. Th...ic variants can be involved with a number of other congenital
disorders." Procaccio and his colleagues studied brain tissue samples from deceased twins who had ...
Eleven million Euros for Endotrack
...ike cancer and will contribute to explaining human congenital
diseases which are associated with deregulation of growth factor signalling. Processes such as absorption of macromolecules and fluids, the ingestion by cells in order to keep up their metabolism or the elimination of pathogens occurs via a cellul...
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