Tag: "traumatic" at biology news
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...xpressive writing encourages people to write about traumatic
experiences for 3-5 days for 15-30 minutes per day. Compared to writing about superficial topics, expressive writing has been found to reduce autonomic and enhance selected immune activity in physically healthy ways. Improvements in other markers of ...
UCSD medical researchers use brain cell transplants to correct muscle spasms after aneurysm surgery
...ansplantation may relieve spasticity in victims of traumatic
spinal cord injury, as well, it won't help those patients recover voluntary movement," he added. Current treatment for debilitating muscle spasticity is continuous systemic or spinal drug treatments using implanted pumps. These approaches display l...
Purdue research offers hope for canine, human spinal injuries
...uld mend the broken membranes of nerve cells after traumatic
injury. Though PEG's action as a fusogen has been known prior to their work, the exact mechanism that occurs at the membrane to fuse or mend it is still poorly understood. Borgens said that many membrane specialists believe it has much to...
Injectable gel could speed repair of torn cartilage
...te on its own. It most often occurs as a result of traumatic
injuries, as during sports, and is most common in the knee joint, but the condition also can occur as a result of normal daily activity. Conventional treatment methods include rest, pain medication and, sometimes, invasive repair surgery. Patients un...
Balancing 'hysteria and suspicion': Doctors face new responsibilities in 'bioterrorism era'
... forms of terrorism, in which an acute exposure or traumatic
injury is rapidly inflicted and quickly recognized, such as the 9/11 attacks, bioterrorism may involve an incubation period of days or even weeks," says Bruce W. Clements, MPH, associate director of the Institute for Bio-Security at Saint Louis Unive...
The Cochrane Library Newsletter, 2005, Issue 1
...op using corticosteroids routinely for people with traumatic
head injury. Review title: Alderson et al: Corticosteriods for acute traumatic
brain injury. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 1 ------------------------- ...
Sexual cooperation: Mating increases longevity in ant queens
...ir female mates during copulation--for example, by traumatic
inseminations (as in the case of bed bugs) or by the transfer of toxic seminal fluids (as in the case of the fruitfly Drosophila). These manipulations are beneficial to males because, for example, they reduce female re-mating probability or boost the...
Rat brain's executive hub quells alarm center if stress is controllable
...essness, a syndrome similar to depression and post traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD). They lose the ability to learn how to escape stressors. Activation of a brainstem area (dorsal raphe nucleus) has been implicated in such reactions. But this area is too small and lacks the proper sensory inputs to judge wheth...
Doctors closer to using gene analysis to help trauma patients
... are active in patients with serious infections or traumatic
injuries. Researchers want to understand the genet...ath, which is the most common cause of death after traumatic
injury -- sepsis and multisystem organ failure. So the goal is to use functional genomics as a tool ...
Cure no quick fix for cancer survivors on long road to recovery
...doctors to help their patients cope with the often traumatic
experience of fighting cancer and the stresses the... supportive of individuals who have undergone very traumatic
experiences involving their health. Long after a cure is achieved, there may be issues, including st...
NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step
...des Parkinson's, diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer and traumatic
brain injury. "Treena's research is unique because she has had success in crafting the right environment for stem cells to grow into other cells," said William Hunter, chairman of the biomedical-engineering department at NJIT. "She is working in a b...
Scientists announce world's most sensitive cancer test
...tumour should reduce the number of unnecessary and traumatic
mastectomies in women with breast cancer. Professor Josef Ks and Dr Jochen Guck from the University of Leipzig have been developing the new procedure for several years and today described how the system is being tested, both to screen for oral cancer...
Brain-injury rehabilitation depends on acetylcholine circuitry
...en associated with aging, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic
brain injury. Researchers have long believed that rehabilitation from brain injury causes a rewiring, or plasticity, of brain circuitry--called a "reorganization of cortical motor representations"--to reestablish connections that control muscles. How...
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine gets $4 million to make 'smart nanoparticles'
...clude osteoarthritis, fracture care, osteoporosis, traumatic
or degenerative tendon rupture, and acute and chronic soft tissue wounds. Johnson said that the grants will help accelerate the commercialization of new products and strengthen Ohio's role in the knowledge economy. "Through the Third Frontier Project...
DuPont announces additional $25 million funding for DuPont MIT alliance
...could replace nonfunctional brain tissue following traumatic
brain injury; Professor Linda Griffith, director of the Biotechnology Process Engineering Center: a device for tissue-like culturing of liver cells, designed to provide early assessment of the toxicity of new pharmaceuticals; Professor Michael Ru...
Purdue scientists may have found key to halting spinal cord damage
...h levels in spinal tissue for several days after a traumatic
injury. Although acrolein is produced by the body ... the degeneration of the spinal cord after initial traumatic
injury. "Unlike most other parts of the body, spinal cord tissue does not heal after injury," Shi sa...
Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths
...ory, Steadman said. These "big-game hunters" had a traumatic
effect on the animals living there, he said. More than three-fourths of the large species of mammals that roamed the North American landscape became extinct within a few thousand years, which, besides ground sloths, included mammoths, mastodons, sabe...
Link between Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain damage clarified
... the brain. These connections can be damaged after traumatic
brain damage resulting in the improper functioning of the brain. APP is responsible for stimulating the development of new nerve paths. APP and Alzheimer's disease These results also aid better understanding of certain aspects of Alzheimer's disea...
Gradient guides nerve growth down spinal cord
...t how to repair damaged connections in adults with traumatic
injury or degenerative disorders," Zou added. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Schweppe Foundation, the Robert Packard ALS Center at Johns Hopkins, the University of Chicago Brain Research Foundation and the Jack Mille...
Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident
... radiation exposure. Relocation proved a "deeply traumatic
experience" for some 350,000 people moved out of t...hoice of resettlement location, the experience was traumatic
and left many with no employment and a belief that they have no place in society. Surveys show that ...
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