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Plastic surgeons perform first entire face reconstruction

...ral reconstructive techniques to help burn victims regain some sense of self without undergoing multiple painful procedures and huge scarring often associated with reconstructing the face, according to a study presented today at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2004 conference...

Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills

...ndbreaking new study that may help stroke patients regain greater use of their hands or arms through treatment with electrical stimulation. Preliminary results of the feasibility study that precedes this new study have shown that the use of electrical stimulation, called motor cortex stimulation, may be bo...

Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection

...mbs that mimicked the effects of Parkinson's could regain motor skills within a week of physical activity. When scientists later examined the rats' brains, they found that the rats forced to be active had lost fewer dopamine neurons than the sedentary rats. "There was a problem with these studies, however,...

By impounding iron, FHC foils cell suicide, fuels inflammation

...e of cell death and cell division, humans lose and regain a mass of cells roughly equal to their weight. When a virus attacks an organism, for example, infected cells commit suicide to protect their healthy neighbors. At the same time, white blood cells multiply rapidly to battle the invader. Once the v...

Study shows stem cells can preserve vision

...e verge of dying before the transplant appeared to regain or retain their function. The researchers speculated that the transplanted cells were secreting a factor or substance that saved these fragile cells. (There is growing evidence that rod cells keep cone cells alive by secreting a special factor) To te...

Yo-yo diet redistributes toxins in body tissue; Olestra+caloric cut boosts toxic excretion

...e total amount in the fat tissue. "Weight loss and regain resulted in an increase of 14C in the liver that reflected an increase of fat in the liver," Jandacek et al. reported. At this point, the regimen of weight gain and loss was repeated in mice gavaged (direct-fed to the stomach) with 14C-HCB, with one...

$6.7 million for bionic war on disabilities

... run by a switch. This could allow a paraplegic to regain control of urination. A $1.383 million grant for four years was awarded to bioengineering Professor Patrick Tresco and Normann to make new Utah Electrode Arrays even more biocompatible than they already are. So far, nonfunctioning arrays ha...

Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimer's plaques are cleared

...ting swellings." The nerve cells' rapid ability to regain normal structure has Holtzman and Brendza wondering if the nerve cells are constantly trying to restore their normal structure. If so, that recuperative effort must somehow be countered on an ongoing basis by the effects of the plaques. More researc...

Increased risk of osteoporosis associated with gene that one in five people have

...g-term nursing home care and only 40 percent fully regain their prefracture level of independence. Given the seriousness of the condition, Villareal asserts it would be very advantageous to identify those people at especially high risk for osteoporosis of the hip. The CYP1A1 variant that the researchers lin...

New science sheds light on rebuilding fisheries

... to figure out how to deal with the complexity and regain our lost resources."...

Designing vaccines by computer

...re-model existing vaccines to see whether they can regain their effectiveness against viruses and bacteria that have evolved resistance."...

Royal Society study on adaptability of fish to warming oceans

...itial negative impact of elevated temperatures and regain their original performance levels despite being several degrees warmer. These findings indicate that rising temperatures do not necessarily have a long term negative impact, and that the concept of physiological compensation should be included in pro...

Hopeful results from interrupted Alzheimer's vaccine study

... that older mice receiving the vaccine appeared to regain cognitive function. The exciting animal research results led to a Phase I trial in humans with Alzheimer's disease that showed no ill effects -- and then the Phase II trial that was stopped early. "With the full agreement of both sponsors, Elan and...

Brain may be less plastic than hoped

...y who lose an entire hemisphere during surgery can regain motor control on the affected side of their body and go on to develop normal language skills. But in adults, the case for brain plasticity has been less clear. A series of studies in the 1980s and 1990s seemed to show that, in adult animals, neurons...

New understanding of DNA repair may pave way to cancer treatments

...der these circumstances in order to devise ways to regain the proper balance," he said. The Ronai lab's work on ATF2 was started at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, from which Dr Ronai and his colleagues recently relocated to the Burnham Institute. This study was carried out in collaboratio...

Technique may allow cancer patients to freeze eggs, preserving fertility before starting treatment

... unable to have children afterward. Some women may regain their reproductive function after their treatment ends and may be able to conceive on their own, while others will become infertile. Egg cryopreservation could be insurance for those women at highest risk of fertility problems after cancer treatment....

Can two killers make a cure?

... All attempts in the lab to force such viruses to regain the ability to replicate have failed. Even if this did happen in the body, the resulting virus would resemble HIV, as the hybrid contains no Ebola genes - and HIV cannot infect lung cells. If it did get into the blood, where normal HIV thrives, such ...

Pediatric center to offer novel rehabilitation approach for spinal cord injury

...hniques helped the late actor Christopher Reeve to regain significant movement and sensation. The same novel therapies that produced remarkable results in Reeve will be applied to children at the new Center. Dr. McDonald's advanced restoration therapies (RT) have revolutionized the therapy and research s...

MIT develops 'Anklebot' for stroke patients

...n that an MIT robotic arm can help stroke patients regain movement faster. Now MIT pioneers in the field of robotic therapy are hoping a robotic gym full of machines targeted at different parts of the body will significantly improve stroke patients' movement in arms, wrists, hands, legs and ankles. To th...

DDT-resistant insects have additional genetic advantage that helps resistance spread

...taken out of use and DDT-susceptible insects would regain dominance. "Although this assumption is widespread, data to support this contention is actually thin," said Professor ffrench-Constant. He believes previous work may not have looked at genetically related strains and that 'costs' may therefore be as...

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