Tag: "dogs" at medical news
Compound may help prevent diabetes in fast-food fans
..., could one day be added to hamburgers, pizza, hot dogs
and other high-fat foods as a novel line of defense against diabetes, which is on the rise in this country, the researchers say. If the findings prove true in human studies, it could benefit young people, who tend to be frequent consumers of high-fat...
Student identifies electrical changes preceding heart failure
...tissue about the size of large postage stamps from dogs
in various stages of heart failure. Next, using a technique called optical mapping, they stained the tissue samples with voltage- or calcium-sensitive dyes, and shined a green light on the samples to excite the photosensitive dyes. The excited photos...
Animal study shows link between nicotine and atrial flutter
...le increase in atrial interstitial fibrosis in the dogs
with myocardial infarction but only a mild increase in the dogs
with no MI," Karagueuzian said. "These differential effects on atrial fibrosis occurred despite the...
Diet, exercise, stimulating environment helps old dogs learn
According to conventional wisdom, old dogs
and new tricks aren't a good match. But a new stud... and were given the opportunity to play with other dogs
and a variety of stimulating toys. The study is reported in the January 2005 Neurobiology of Aging. ...
Multiple therapies curb declining ability to learn with age
...xperience. Whereas previous studies have looked at dogs
of different ages all at once to identify age-rela...rences, this investigation followed four groups of dogs
over a period of two years. As predicted, the researchers found a dog's ability to learn declines wi...
Spinal cord injury patients show improvement in early device study
...urdue University and first tested in more than 100 dogs
crippled by naturally occurring spinal cord injuries. The prognosis for severely injured paraplegic dogs, even with current treatment techniques, remains poor. "The results of these various animal studies were positive and somewhat mirrored what was ...
Size of myocardial infarct measured using MRI
...he Hopkins team measured the size of an m.i. in 13 dogs
using eight different methods for analyzing pictures taken by a standard MRI, ranging from visual cues to varying strengths of a computer model called full-width at half-maximum. This computer method calculates the amount of damaged tissue by compari...
Jefferson and Molecular Targeting Technologies, Inc. scientists create vaccine for wildlife rabies
...e an excellent candidate for immunization of stray dogs
and wildlife." "We have found a master key to turn on and off the pathogenicity of the virus," says Chris Pak, Ph.D., MTTI president and CEO. "We are extremely pleased with these preliminary positive results. Rabies is not only a public health probl...
Millions who suffer from nut and milk allergies could benefit from Stanford researcher's test
...g a reaction that could kill them." Of the nine dogs
in the study, four had peanut allergies and five h...both milk and wheat allergies. Ten weeks after the dogs
were vaccinated for the relevant allergenic foods, significantly greater amounts of the foods had to...
FOSRENOL (R) maintains bone health status of end-stage renal disease patients
... concentrations in bone and liver were achieved in dogs
between 4 and 26 weeks. Relatively high levels of...s and no adverse effects occurred in mice, rats or dogs
after single oral doses of 2000 mg/kg. In clinical trials, daily doses up to 4718 mg/day of lanthan...
New class of compounds promises to revive failing hearts
...School of Medicine, administered normal, conscious dogs
and those with heart failure with a compound calle...which behaves analogouslyto standard NO donors on dogs
to assess their cardiovascular action. "We're very optimistic with what we have seen so far," Toscan...
What do bad breath, hot dogs, and gastric blood flow have in common? The nitrite anion
...id mouthwash and feel less guilty about eating hot dogs
at the ball park."...
Fosrenol shows significant reduction in serum phosphate in Chinese end-stage kidney disease patients
...) by oral gavage throughout their lifespans and to dogs
(n=8) by capsule (52 weeks). No histopathological...in. Similarly, neurobehavioral screens in mice or dogs
receiving lanthanum carbonate for up to 62 weeks were normal. Managing Hyperphosphatemia Phospho...
Rabies remains a costly public health threat, says Jefferson virologists
... World problem. Everyone vaccinates their cats and dogs
and there's a safe, effective albeit expensive v...cient viral disease that conjures up images of mad dogs
foaming at the mouth, hasn't really gone away. "Rabies continues to be a problem, more than most pe...
Study shows link between antibiotics and allergies, asthma
...ffects if they live with at least two pets, namely dogs
or cats, in the first year. Researchers also say breast-feeding and a mother's history of allergies add to the risks of allergy for a child taking antibiotics. The study's findings are believed to be the first of its kind in the United States that ...
UNC study: Trails, places to excercise, streetlights can boost activity levels
...ssociation between leisure activity and unattended dogs
and only a weak link with heavy traffic," Huston said. "Sidewalks appeared to make only a small positive difference, too. "But people who reported having access to places for exercise of various kinds and those who reported neighborhood trails were ...
Dogs on fatty diet may give clues to human disease development
...ding to Purdue University scientists. One group of dogs
fed a highly-oxidized lipid diet and another group...sor of basic sciences. This was the first study in dogs
to assess the effects of oxidized lipids on growth, antioxidant status, bone development and immune ...
Surface treatments could make ready-to-eat products safer
...k ready-to-eat products such as deli meats and hot dogs
that do not have an evaluated environmental testing regime designed to find and take necessary actions to eliminate Listeria, will be placed under an intensified testing program by USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service. The program will consist of...
Making heart surgery more brain-friendly
...laboratory, the research team conducted studies on dogs
after modifying the aortic arch to mimic the human anatomy. Their results were gratifying. "We tracked microscopic emboli using fluorescent markers," says Dr. Markowitz. "The placement of the cannula in the axillary artery resulted in a 75 percent d...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for September (second issue)
... RACING SLED DOGS MODEL "SKI ASTHMA" Alaskan sled dogs
who compete in the Iditarod 1,100 mile endurance r...e Medicine. The researchers studied59 racing sled dogs
24 to 48 hours after they completed the 2000 Iditarod race. Eighty-one percent of the dogs
(48 out ...