Tag: "blood" at medical news
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...er and spleen. Theothers are plasma and peripheral blood
cells. While clinical trials are underwa..., Smith will give the patientsa transplantation of blood
stem cells. Another alternative researchers areinvestigating is to use banked umbilical cord blood
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
...ral shark substance nearly stops the growth of new blood
vessels that nourish solid brain tumors. The resul...or to lab dishes containing central nervous system blood
vessel cells from cows and squalamine alone to lab dishes containing human, rabbit or rat solid brai...
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...of bones could become as easy and safe as taking a blood
pressurereading is today. Hall thinks that within the next six to 15 years less hazardous acoustictechniques will be coupled with better identification of bone failure precursorsto enable physicians to identify when patients need more aggressive tr...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...nts were sober, moderatelyintoxicated (.05 percent blood
alcohol level) and highly intoxicated(.10 percent blood
alcohol level or higher, considered legally drunk in most states). Past perceptual research on this...
Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
...a heart imagingagent which can detect blockages in blood
flow following a heartattack. This information is ...e muscle tissueis normal and very dark areas where blood
flow is blocked." Heineman is an analytical chemist who also has a great dealof experience developin...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...he lung in an effort to force more oxygen into the blood
stream -- can cause permanent lung damage and resu... dioxide to pass through the air sacs and into the blood
stream more easily and efficiently. "The successful introduction of liquid into the lung and the ab...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...d a peroxide. The researchers found that iron from blood
inside the malariaparasite provides a source of el...infected person. Theinsects then transmit infected blood
to other people.Anopheles mosquitos are found in portions of the United States,where reports of mala...
Fertilization Protein Structure To AID in Leukemia Treatment
...ollusk and a protein on the outside of human white blood
cells. The work is published in the November issu...nthesize the messenger. In leukemia, white blood
cells have a signaling protein, called CD38, which in normal cells is only present in early stages o...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
... High-risk infants may be identified currently by blood
test measurements of the joint distribution of their CD4+ and CD8+ T cells counts, as well as by obtaining CD5+ B cell counts, as early after birth as possible. Newer tests being developed by the Emory group involving the virus may provide other, ev...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...ns in real time to display anatomical movement and blood
flow. Ultrasound imaging systems are technologically complex and historically weredesigned and built from single-purpose hardware components with limitedprogrammability. This meant that the development of new applications was alengthy process requiri...
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
... CD4 cell counts below 200 per cubic millimeter of blood
when the study began, while a normal count is above 500 per cubic millimeter. "This new study is the first clear demonstration that, as we expected, the three-drug cocktail actually improves survival among patients and reduces progression to AIDS," ...
Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors
...ten spread locally into lymph nodes andsurrounding blood
vessels. These malignancies may be too extensive to remove bysurgery, particularly in frail patients. According to study leader Howard Safran, M.D., tumor regression occurredrapidly in certain patients, often within three weeks after treatments beg...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...ina occurs when the heart's demand for oxygen-rich blood
is not metby the coronary arteries, which are usua...veins from the legare used to redirect oxygen-rich blood
around blockages and directly toheart muscle. In angioplasty, a tiny balloon is threaded through th...
Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease
...umulate on damaged tissue, such as lesions in the blood
vessel or a heart-valve replacement, which repre...ome infected, and the accumulated clumps can block blood
vessels. "Weve known for some time that oral bacteria can infect damaged hearts and that certai...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...arge vessels on both sides of the neck that supply blood
to the brain. In a review of dental X-rays,...ed that 35 percent were obese; 34 percent had high blood
pressure; 20 percent were taking blood
thinners; 8 percent had diabetes, and 11 percent were smokers...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...laser pulses with the pumping of theheart, and the blood
in the chamber keeps the laser burst from travelin...on the heart's surfaceseal themselves with clotted blood
and heal over. Patients typically gohome after four days in the hospital. "The patients ar...
Substance from Grapefruit Juice May Make Medications Safer
...arly all calcium channel blockers (used to control blood
pressure) and some immunosuppressants, sedatives, and protease inhibitors (used to treat AIDS). Although the "grapefruit juice effect" was discovered serendipitously almost a decade ago when scientists gave volunteers grapefruit juice to mask the ta...
Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work
...g. His study found that aluminum-26 was present in blood
samples one hour after the vaccine was injected into the rabbits' muscles, and appeared in urine samples after just four hours. "This means that the particles are dissolving almost immediately because of the citrate in the interstitial fluid," Hem sa...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
...ightheadedness resulting from a noticeable drop in blood
pressure when a patient stands up. Dr. Kieburtz says that's probably because the drug targets the specific dopamine receptor involved in Parkinson's disease more precisely. "Pramipexole dihydrochloride had a very good tolerability and safety pro...
Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers
...est interventions included minimumdrinking age and blood
alcohol concentration laws, curfews anddelayed licensure laws. Graduated licensing (experience andcompetency are rewarded with more driving freedom until a full,unrestricted license is obtained) also was found effective inreducing risky driving behav...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10