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Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells

...atment. The cells can be collected easily and kept alive in the laboratory until needed, she said. Other researchers had previously shown that the marrow stromal cells could be induced to transform into neuronal cells, but it wasn't clear whether, or how, the cells could be further transformed into useful ...

Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack

...heart attack. An estimated 7 million Americans alive today have suffered at least one heart attack and so are at greater risk for chronic heart failure, sudden cardiac death or another, potentially fatal, heart attack. "This is an important milestone on the journey to better cardiovascular care and to ...

Breakthrough in medical research: New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

...s whose tumours carry an inactivated MGMT gene are alive after 2 years. Importantly, the study also showed that this new combined therapy did not impact negatively on the patients' quality of life. Health-related quality of life has become an increasingly important endpoint in cancer studies. In this trial...

Women less likely to get quality heart attack care

... quality effort began had a better chance of being alive a year after their hospital stay ended. But women didn't get as much mortality reduction benefit as men. That difference may be in part because women patients were less likely than men to have a one-on-one session with doctors or nurses before they w...

CK2 protein sustains colon cancer cells by sabotaging ability to commit suicide

...ncogene. The renegade CK2 protein keeps the tumor alive and growing by desensitizing the cancer cells to the effects of another protein called TRAIL. Normally, TRAIL triggers apoptosis (cell suicide) in the cancer cells as a way of protecting the body. CK2 is an enzyme composed of four small proteins--two...

Protein that promotes survival of stem cells might be key to poor leukemia prognosis

...hand, this protein keeps HSCs and progenitor cells alive and multiplying so the body can maintain its needed supply of blood cells," he said. "However, Mcl-1 also prevents the abnormal white blood cells found in leukemia from undergoing apoptosis in response to chemotherapy or radiation. This makes the leu...

Brain synapse formation linked to proteins, Stanford study finds

... and his team devised a way of keeping the neurons alive without glial cells. In this environment the neurons formed one-seventh the number of synapses compared to cells grown with glia. He added that the glia probably have many additional roles, also unknown. "Ninety percent of human brain cells are glia ...

Aetiology of congenital heart disease explained

..., and approximately 70 per cent of the babies born alive require life-long pacemaker treatment. The mothers normally have a rheumatic disease, such as Sjgren's syndrome or SLE. In virtually all cases of congenital heart block, the mother produces antibodies against the Ro and La autoantigens, but in only 2...

Olson family donates $1 million to Arizona Cancer Center

...We feel it's so important that Bobbi's legacy stay alive and that we continue to support her dream of finding a cure for this cancer." The Bobbi Olson Endowment will be a perpetual source of funding in seeking a cure for ovarian cancer. The sustained resources provided through this endowment will ensure th...

Severity of liver disease not a reliable indicator of quality of life

...ocation decisions and that a patient must first be alive in order to measure his or her quality of life....

CPR performance does not follow guidelines

...aneous circulation, and 5 of 6 patients discharged alive from the hospital had normal neurological outcomes. "Whether some of these deficiencies can be improved by specific focus during training needs attention. Through better understanding of the mistakes made in a real-life cardiac arrest situation, trai...

USC/Norris oncologists test new front-line therapy for pancreatic cancer

...s, only 1 percent to 4 percent of patients will be alive five years after diagnosis." But Lenz hopes that targeted medications such as BAY43-9006 will become part of first-line treatment and help patients respond better to chemotherapies. In this study, researchers will recruit 90 patients with metastatic ...

Potential cure for lymphoma in HIV patients

..., 17 of the 20 Patients (85 percent) are currently alive and in remission. In addition, the underlying HIV infection did not worsen as a result of the transplant and associated treatments. "The results of this study are significant because, despite the use of effective antiviral drugs such as HAART, lympho...

Reducing anti-rejection meds after transplant shows less complications

...ation protocol since July 2001, 109 recipients are alive with 107 having functioning grafts. One-year survival rate is 96 percent. Sixty-nine percent of patients are taking a single dose of immunosuppression, some once a day, while others twice a week. The protocol involves giving a one-time pre-transpl...

Replicating an eel's nerve circuitry may aid paralyzed people

...ause the eel's spinal cord can be removed and kept alive in a lab solution. By adding chemicals, the eel's excised spinal column can be stimulated to produce the pattern of nerve signals seen when a live eel is swimming. "My collaboration with Professor Cohen began when we tried to model the lamprey's spin...

New Jersey Institute of Technology pioneers new way to teach engineers

...aching the students on their robots. The class was alive with the hum of vivid discussions. The mock surgeries, performed on the pasta and other edibles, teach students how to use technology to assist surgeons. The students must first design prototypes of robots that will perform certain tasks, such as rea...

Ventricular assist devices can be used as bridge to heart recovery without need for heart transplant

...nd required postoperative VAD support. Both remain alive and transplant free. A larger number of non-ische...ee. Overall, 8 of 10 BTR patients (80 percent) are alive and free of transplant. "With the availability of VADs, no patient should die from acute myocarditis...

Stem cell therapy effectively treats heart attacks in animals

...sing its blood supply. Nearly 8 million Americans alive today have suffered at least one heart attack and so are at greater risk for chronic heart failure or another, potentially fatal, heart attack. "Current treatments for cardiovascular disease prevent heart attack from occurring and/or alleviate its af...

Churches nationwide issue plea for increased rates of African American organ donation

...Joann C. DuBose, also of Mobile, Ala. "Today, I am alive and healthy with a new kidney, thanks to someone else's generosity. If more people would consider donation, everyone in need could have this wonderful gift of life." Linkages to Life events, usually held during church services, feature local organ...

Worldwide approach tackles kidney disease

...y, more than 1 million people around the world are alive on renal dialysis. The incidence and prevalence of kidney failure have doubled in the last 15 years and are expected to continue to increase. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 20 million people in the United States--one in nine...

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