Tag: "atrophy" at medical news
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Researcher To Present Five Scientific Sessions At 51st Annual Meeting Of American Academy Of Neurology
...6; SCA7; Huntington'sdisease; spinobulbar muscular atrophy
(SBMA or Kennedy's disease); anddentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy
(DRPLA). By identifying and understandingthe intricate, intracellular mechanisms by which SCA2 funct...
Study suggests potential new approach to glaucoma therapy
... develop 'cupping' of the disc -- a bowing backand atrophy
of that structure. These rats also were developing this cupping ofthe optic disc, but in those treated with aminoguanidine, no cupping occurred." Although the rats treated with aminoguanidine had less damage in the retina andthe optic nerve, their in...
'Biochemical storm' following brain trauma, an important factor in treatment
... brain cells and could contribute to the extensive atrophy
and shrinkage of the brain seen after traumatic injury. "In the past several years, there have been a large number of clinical trials testing treatments for brain injury that have shown no effect," said Hayes, a professor of neuroscience in UF's Coll...
Testosterone skin patch improves sexual functioning in surgically menopausal women
...can relieve symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal atrophy
and osteoporosis in women who have had their ovaries removed, many such women who take estrogen still report a loss of sexual desire, activity and pleasure, as well as reduced overall sense of well being. Norm Mazer, MD, PhD, senior medical res...
Sustained use of anti-depressants increases cell growth and protects cells in the brain
...n area of the brain known to suffer cell death and atrophy
as a result of depression and stress, a study by Y...ysical and psychological, lead to neuronal loss or atrophy
in the hippocampus. Other studies show that anti-depressants can block this cell loss. "In humans, b...
Safer estrogen targets painful intercourse in older women
...nd Gynecology in New Haven, Conn. Although vaginal atrophy
can be effectively treated with estrogen replaceme... could be particularly helpful in treating vaginal atrophy
in women for whom estrogen replacement is not advised, including those with breast or endometrial ca...
UT Southwestern receives $1.7 million grant to study effects of long-term space travel on the heart
...ghts. "There has been some concern that if cardiac atrophy
is severe then the risk of arrhythmias (abnormal h...arly define the clinical manifestations of cardiac atrophy
during long-duration space flight and obtain information that may provide insight into the risk for ...
The immune system and Alzheimers disease
... country. Alzheimers disease leads to generalised atrophy
of the brain tissue. Patients first lose their short-term memory. This is followed by changes in their behaviour, such as wandering and agitation. At a later stage, patients can no longer talk and are unable to recognise faces. They eventually requir...
Mastiffs could aid treatment of retinitis pigmentosa
...ect for the canine eye disease progressive retinal atrophy
(PRA), has been revealed as a key animal model to help explain retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in humans. The dogs can be used to test possible therapies for the disease, according to researchers at Cornell University's Baker Institute for Animal Health an...
Homocysteine related to brain atrophy, vascular disease
...d homocysteine are more likely to experience brain atrophy
and vascular disease, according to two studies pub...l of the American Academy of Neurology. Both brain atrophy
and vascular disease are related to the development of dementia, including Alzheimers disease. This ...
No justification for early laser treatment of uncomplicated childhood haemangiomas
... However, 28% of infants treated with PDL had skin atrophy
(thinning) compared with only 8% of children not t...ore, treated lesions are at increased risk of skin atrophy
and hypopigmentation. The long-term results of this study are important, since 1 year may be too ear...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for August (second issue)
...uctive pulmonary disease (COPD) showed more muscle atrophy
and worse exercisecapacity than did similar patien...igators showed that skeletal muscle cell death and atrophy
wereincreased in seven COPD patients with low body mass index (BMI), as contrasted to three other gr...
Brains of elderly can compensate to remain sharp, study indicates
..., like other forms of age-related decline, such as atrophy
or cell loss," said Cabeza, who is an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences. "In contrast, according to the compensation view, these contralateral activations could help performance, like recruiting additional brain tissue in order ...
Could a mandated food additive aimed at better fetal development be a risk for seniors?
...nts, including gastric and duodenal ulceration and atrophy
of the stomach lining, occurs quite commonly in some populations. When H-pylori infection is present the normal absorption of BV-12 is impaired. Folic Acid Not long ago, the most common, modifiable cause of high levels of homocysteine was folic a...
Fetal exposure to two chemicals cause of male reproductive disorders later in life
...oblem) and leads to infertility and later possible atrophy
of the testes. DBP and linuron operate via different mechanisms that affect fetal androgen signaling. The former can lead to failure of the normal development of the reproductive system with malformations in many reproductive organs including h...
New mouse model of Alzheimer's, other diseases may clarify steps of brain degeneration
... see how they contribute to the neuronal death and atrophy
found in neurodegenerative diseases. The two proteins are dubbed p25 and cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5). "This is an excellent animal model for any therapeutic approach toward p25 and its link to Alzheimer's and similar neurodegenerative diseases,...
Drug improves brain structure in Alzheimer's patients
...to slow the progression of the disease by reducing atrophy
in the hippocampus, a region of the brain that is critical to memory function and is affected earliest in AD. "When someone has Alzheimer's disease, the brain begins to deteriorate as the gray matter shrinks and the disease progresses," Krishnan said...
A new technique detects earliest signs of Alzheimer's in healthy people
...ble than currently available methods for measuring atrophy
in the region occupied by the hippocampus and ento...nd MRI scan. Among those who declined, the rate of atrophy
in the medial-temporal lobe was the most important variable that distinguished them from the normall...
MRI helps radiologists predict future memory decline
...itive impairment. "We identified progressive brain atrophy
as predictive of future cognitive decline among he...older than 60 to determine if medial temporal lobe atrophy
rate predicted future memory decline. The patients underwent MR exams and neurological tests at the ...
Age-related muscle loss linked to protein interplay, says Stanford researcher
...ealing. This work could lead to ways of preventing atrophy
from immobilization, space flight or simply due to...tween Delta and Notch may cause the gradual muscle atrophy
that occurs in older people, in astronauts or in people whose limbs are immobilized in a cast or fro...