Tag: "injuries" at biology news
Taking a supplement of glycine helps prevent degenerative diseases such as arthrosis or osteoporosis
...ucture of the organism such as arthrosis, physical injuries
or osteoporosis. The patients analysed were aged 4-85, and the average age was 45. In all cases, there was a notable improvement in the symptomology. Thefore according to De Paz Lugo- we concluded that many degenerative diseases such as arthrosis c...
New survey documents the headaches of computerized medicine
...success. At least 400,000 preventable drug-related injuries
occur in hospitals each year, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies reported last year, and illegible handwritten prescriptions figure in a significant share of them. Prescriptions ordered electronically are safer and, combined with dec...
How a pain in the neck could be bad for your blood pressure
...ld also explain why some people suffering whiplash injuries
may experience a change in their blood pressure. ...ere are many malfunctions associated with whiplash injuries
to the neck that could be better understood by unravelling these connections. They hope that this kn...
Radiation therapy combined with microsurgery shows promise for curing injured spinal cord
...g a clinical protocol for curing human spinal cord injuries
using conventional therapies, said lead researcher Nurit Kalderon, Ph.D. Conducted at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York City, the research was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Str...
Accident-prone? Scientists link brain function to knee injuries
...esearch which suggested that these noncontact knee injuries
occur when a person gets distracted or is 'caught ...that the athletes who ended up with noncontact ACL injuries
demonstrated significantly slower reaction time and processing speed and performed worse on visual a...
Researchers use adult stem cells to create soft tissue
...ue for facial reconstruction following disfiguring injuries
from war, cancer surgery or accidents. The Columbia research team, led by Jeremy Mao, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor of dental medicine, aims to create long-lasting soft tissue implants from mesenchymal stem cells harvested from the patients ow...
Gene therapy offers new hope for treatment of peripheral neuropathy
... is the result of damage to nerve fibers caused by injuries
or diseases, such as diabetes and cancer. These da...ffectively manage neuropathic pain associated with injuries
and illnesses is a growing national and international problem. Gene therapy offers a more targeted, ...
$5M gift will attack Lou Gehrig's disease from all angles
... has studied the use of stem cells to treat spinal injuries
caused by interruptions in blood flow. The use of this technique in ALS, which involves the death of the motor neurons that send signals to the muscles and control movement, could be a new frontier in treating the disease. Already, Marsala and ...
FSU engineering professor growing bone in a lab
...st to the disease, as well as treat traumatic bone injuries
such as those suffered in automobile accidents or combat. Teng Ma, an associate professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the Florida A&M University-FSU College of Engineering, and two colleagues have received an $824,000, four-year grant f...
UCI launches effort to develop patient-specific stem cell lines
...ilized to treat people suffering from debilitating injuries
and health conditions. This project received approval May 11 from UCIs Institutional Review Board, which under federal regulation reviews all proposed studies involving human tissue. The Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee at UCI also ...
Better risk management could cut MRSA infection rates
...rance to cover them against claims for illness and injuries
caused by medical treatment. As with other insurance settings, the cover it provides reduces the need to try to minimise exposure to claims, because the insurer, not the hospital, will be paying the claim. In the NHS, the insurer, the NHS Litigation ...
Scientists identify key to integrating transplanted nerve cells into injured tissue
... disease, but for those suffering from spinal cord injuries
and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinsons and Alzheimers Diseases. "This is a very significant finding," says Dr. Michael Young, associate scientist at the Schepens Eye Research Institute and principal investigator of the study. "We belie...
Lead-'scrubbing' drug may also improve muscle function in lead-exposed children
...e that succimer therapy may also result in reduced injuries
among this at-risk population. In the October 20... during childhood appear to suffer more accidental injuries
than those who had lower lead exposure. He says further research is needed to determine if succime...
Nanotechnology offers hope for treating spinal cord injuries, diabetes and Parkinson's disease
...tive medicine, paralyzed lab mice with spinal cord injuries
have regained the ability to walk using their hind limbs six weeks after a simple injection of a purpose-designed nanomaterial. A video of Dr. Stupp discussing his groundbreaking research with collaborator John Kessler is available on April 24 at ...
Clemson bioengineer gets national boost
...es. Each year, 11,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries
or other central nervous system (CNS) disabilities...g acute and chronic damage, such as in spinal cord injuries
or in diseases such as Parkinson's." Wen proposes to awaken the ability of spinal cord nerve bu...
New imaging approach promises insights into multiple sclerosis
...nvolved in producing scar tissues following trauma injuries
to the central nervous system, so a better understanding of their workings could lead to new treatments for repairing damage caused in accidents....
3 proteins may play important role in nerve-cell repair
...targets for treating stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries
and also neurodegenerative diseases," says principal investigator Yoshinaga Saeki of the Ohio State University Medical Center. The study is published in the April 6 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Increased amounts of the proteins...
Different approach needed to protect brains of premature infants
...n that connect different brain regions. "These injuries
can lead to behavioral problems, developmental delay, cognitive impairment or cerebral palsy," says senior author Mark P. Goldberg, M.D., professor of neurology and of neurobiology. "In this study, we've identified a unique vulnerability in the devel...
Deflecting damage: Flexible electronics aid brain injury research
...lemma faced by brain researchers: How to replicate injuries
in the lab without destroying the electrodes that monitor how brain cells respond to physical trauma. Developed by a team of engineers at Princeton University, Columbia University and the University of Cambridge, the membranes feature microelectro...
No pain, DOE Joint Genome Institute gains coveted ergonomics prize with 'Shake 'N Plate'
...ighlight successful ergonomic innovations. "Ergo injuries
are preventable," said Steve Chu, LBNL Director wh...ry Director providing oversight for DOE JGI. "Most injuries
are due to incorrect habits in daily activities or not paying attention to the warning signs your bo...
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