Tag: "cord" at medical news
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...rchers areinvestigating is to use banked umbilical cord
blood stem cells, and thattechnological advance would make the therapy cheaper and more available. Progress in fighting the virus, as well as producing immunity, will be closelycompared between both protocols and within the three arms of the first p...
Ultrasound Detects Pathology In Patients With Whiplash
...cal sac. Smallarteries and veins around the spinal cord
can be visualized, which "could havean important impact in research of spinal cord
injuries." Another benefit to the ultrasound is its ability to get aroundobstacles, such as ...
Tighter Chemical Binding = Better Meds
... check, andeven stimulate nerve regrowth in spinal cord
injuries. At YaleUniversity, chemists are putting that fact to good use to help design moreeffective pharmaceuticals with the help of computers. "Stronger chemical binding generally leads to a more effectivedrug that can be given in lower dosages, ...
Neurotransmitter-Induced Electrical Activity Identified As Key Regulator Of Synaptogenesis
...tic membrane proper. By culturing embryonic spinal cord
neurons and pharmacological approache...oltage-gated calcium channels, spinal cord
cultures were treated with calcium channel antagonists and again, receptor clustering was ...
Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple
...in that surrounds nervefibers in the brain, spinal cord
and optic nerves, where it acts as aninsulator. My...creased the number of relapses. Analysis of spinal cord
tissue from treatedmice showed a striking reduction of scarring and a strong inhibition of myelindes...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...t only neurodegenerative diseases, but also spinal cord
damage." Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the most common cause ofadult disability in the United States, according to the National Institutes ofHealth. Each year, 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke. Thirty percent die and20-30 ...
Researchers Splice Severed Spinal Cords
...ed electrical nerve impulses in the severed spinal cord
of a mammal. The scientists conducted their ex...ics -- across the region of theguinea pig's spinal cord
that had been severed but gently pressed back together.PEG was applied for two minutes, then removed...
Hunter College Biologist Marie Filbin Identifies Mechanism That Blocks All Inhibitors Of Nerve Regeneration; Breakthrough Reported In Neuron Magazine
...g-term therapeutic potential for victims of spinal cord
injuries. Filbin has found a way to block the inh...resent in themyelin sheath that prevent the spinal cord
from regenerating after injury.Her findings are reported in the January issue of Neuron magazine,pub...
Help On The Way For Victims Of Paralysis
...gy is closer tohelping victims of stroke or spinal cord
paralysis regain voluntary control ofparalyzed lim...ight also be restored. "People with brainor spinal cord
injuries not only have paralysis, they also have difficulty withother functions, such as bladder voi...
Cut Nerve Fibers Are Repaired In An Animal Model of Spinal Cord Injury; May Help Repair Nerve Damage In Humans
...ch can repair severednerves in the brain or spinal cord
or speed up the repair of severed peripheralnerves. "The technique opens up a completely novel approach to restoringphysiological continuity in the injured nervous system," says Michael Selzer,M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist at the University of P...
UK Researchers Receive Grants To Examine Benefits Of Aerobic Exercise For People With Spinal Cord Injuries
...gh paraplegia. About 230,000Americans have spinal cord
injuries, and about 10,000 new cases occur each ye...ion, the greatest risk formortality after a spinal cord
injury is heart disease. Few clinicians prescribean exercise regimen for SCI patients because the p...
New Technique Induces Growth Across Spinal Cord Injury
...nduced the growth of severed adult mammalianspinal cord
fibers across the site of the injury. The animal ...irection. The question is no longer whether spinal cord
regeneration is possible but howit will be achieved." It has been known for years that severed nerv...
...rary) paralysis -Neuropathy/Pain syndromes -Spinal cord
injury/Parkinsonism -Sleep and memory disorders/Concentration disturbances/Irritability/Depression/Various other disturbances such asheadaches, tiring easily, lightning storm phobia, etc. -Post traumatic Stress Disorder Burns and Cutaneous marking -...
Keck Foundation funds research to repair the injured spinal cord
.... The grant will support pioneering work on spinal cord
transplantation. Thelong-term goal is to use cells...lace losttissue. Such transplants might enable the cord
to function once more so patientscould regain bladder and bowel control. Perhaps they might one day ...
13 lifelines successfully used in unique umbilical cord blood transplant into
CorCell, one of the nation's foremost umbilical cord
blood banking facilities,located in Philadelphia h...irst transplantsof 13 separately donated umbilical cord
blood collections into one 350 lb. adultpatient suffering from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. The tra...
Follow-up phone calls by nurses benefit cancer patients
...d. "By doing that we identified symptoms of spinal cord
compression inone man, pneumonitis in a woman, urinary stricture in another man." Mishel also points out that adherence to management methods is improved."For example, the doctor may teach prostate cancer patients Kegel Exercises, butif no on...
UK College of Medicine researchers study technologies to deliver drugs to the brain
...y of drugs directly to the fluid around the spinal cord
in patientswith chronic and intractable pain, cancer pain, and severe muscle spasticity, aswell as the delivery of chemotherapy agents to treat colorectal cancer that hasspread to the liver. In support of this research program, the team at th...
Indiana University Cancer Center receives National Cancer Institute designation
...cular cancer in young men, and theuse of umbilical cord
stem cells for bone marrow transplantation. They hold oneof three grants recently awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes andDigestive and Kidney Disease to establish Core Centers of Excellence inMolecular Hematology. They have developed and op...
Pathway may provide target for treating chronic pain
... -- Researchers have found that cells in thespinal cord
can transmit sensations of pain through a network ...erve cell thatpasses the pain signal up the spinal cord
to the brain. Because the signalscross junctions--synapses--on their way to the brain, they can be m...
Targeted toxins may revolutionize pain therapy
...ls neurons that carry pain signals from the spinal cord
to thebrain. "We have a terrible time treating patients with chronic pain--it can be nearlyimpossible to provide relief without side effects that sacrifice quality oflife," said Dr. Ronald G. Wiley, a professor of Neurology and Pharmacology atVanderb...
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