Tag: "cystic" at medical news
Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found In Human Lung Cells
Hopkins scientists studying lung damage from cystic
fibrosis (CF) have found a natural "bug spray" that lung cells "squirt" on attacking bacteria. The "spray", an antimicrobial compound researchers call hTAP(human tracheal antimicrobial peptide), appears to be disabled in CF patients, increasing ...
UNC-CH Studies Show Medicine Can Reverse Osteoporosis From Transplants, Cystic Fibrosis
... various transplants, including lungtransplants in cystic
fibrosis patients. The studies, described ...Medicine, conducted the research with help from 35 cystic
fibrosis patients. Allpatients had undergone lung transplants because of failing health. "Se...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV
...mpany has three leaddevelopment programs targeting cystic
fibrosis, cancer, and infectious diseasesas well as an extensive gene delivery and cellular therapy technology platform. The study was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and InfectiousDisease's Special Program for Innovative Research in AID...
More Cystic Fibrosis Patients Will Die Waiting For Lung Transplants, Predicts University Of Pittsburgh Study
...FRANCISCO, April 23 -- The number of patients with cystic
fibrosis (CF) whodie waiting for lung transplants will likely increase if surgeons are requiredto follow new international wait-listing guidelines and current geographicdisparities in waiting times persist, a surgeon from the University ofPittsburgh ...
Chronically Ill Teens Turn To Internet For Peer Support, Researchers Report
...r team said teenagers withsuch chronic diseases as cystic
fibrosis (CF) become socially isolated becauseof their symptoms or treatments, making it difficult to arrange traditional,in-person support groups to address emotional and social needs. According to Kevin Johnson, M.D., assistant professor o...
UI study advances understanding of antimicrobials and cystic fibrosis-related infection
...hsalt concentrations in the airways of people with cystic
fibrosis prevent theseantimicrobial factors from w...nding provides some new ideas about treatments for cystic
fibrosis," saidSue M. Travis, Ph.D., UI research scientist and principal investigator. Cystic fibro...
Researchers discover potential new approach to treating cystic fibrosis
... thatmay be responsible for the common symptoms of cystic
fibrosis. The discovery,in mice carrying the genetic defect that causes cystic
fibrosis, could lead to atreatment for a disease that affects an estimated 30,000 people in this cou...
UI researchers find way to possibly improve effectiveness of gene transfers
...ay to eliminate a gene transfer hang-up related to cystic
fibrosis. The researchers, led by Michael Welsh, M...ply cells with healthy copies of flawed genes. For cystic
fibrosis, this means delivering a normal copy of the cystic
fibrosis gene to cells lining the bronch...
From the days of the 'Wild West' to world renown: Medical historian describes the U-M Medical School's first 150 years
...including the discovery of the gene that codes for cystic
fibrosis and the refinement of the electrocardiogram as a clinical tool for diagnosing heart disease. Markel is a recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars Award, the James Shannon Director's Award of the National In...
In initial gene therapy trial, Jefferson scientists report successful gene transfer in Canavan disease
...S diseases. Most gene therapies focused on cancer, cystic
fibrosis, and more common genetic diseases," he says. Dr. During and his collaborators hope to begin a new trial later this year or early next year using a new, improved, safe and effective system for the delivery of a therapeutic gene in Canavan di...
Unergrad's invention may deliver life-saving medicine
...er medications used to treat ailments ranging from cystic
fibrosis to cancer. Krauland began making the particles last summer. First, he formed nascent aerosol particles by emulsifying DNA-containing solutions into polymer-containing solutions to produce tiny droplets. Using freeze-drying equipment, he next...
Dead sea environment helps sufferers of heart conditions, cystic fibrosis
...e found the environment also can provide relief to cystic
fibrosis patients. Prof. Edward Abinader of the Fa...ts of the Dead Sea environment on 73 patients with cystic
fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes mucus to form in part of the lungs and predisposes the patie...
Chronically ill kids put up defenses to hide depression
...th cancer, 121 children who had juvenile diabetes, cystic
fibrosis or rheumatoid disease for more than a month, and 368 healthy children. These results leave the unanswered question as to whether defensiveness is an adaptation that helps or hinders children. By seemingly blocking out depression and anxiety ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April (first issue)
...CTION In a study of 22 young children with stable cystic
fibrosis, Australian researchers demonstrated that bacterial infection in the lower respiratory tract is closely linked to both inflammation and abnormal pulmonary function. The investigators showed that the presence of any level ofpathogen in bronc...
Obese lung-transplant recipients at higher risk of death
...disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma and cystic
fibrosis are waiting for lung transplants, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. In 2000, less than 1,000 received transplants because of the scarcity of donated organs. In the UF study, researchers followed through the fall of 2000 the ...
Ultrasound senses 'feel' of breast lesions
...ethod, we can differentiate between a fluid-filled cystic
lesion and a solid lesion simply by applying these high-energy pulses and interspersing them with normal pulses," she said. "If a lesion in the breast is filled with fluid, it is benign and doctors typically leave it alone," said Nightingale. "If...
Statement from Spondylitis Association of America
... making it more prevalent than multiple sclerosis, cystic
fibrosis and Lou Gehrigs disease combined. Unfortunately, many people with spondylitis go undiagnosed for years, and end up suffering long-term spinal damage. In severe cases, untreated spondylitis can lead to fusion of the spine and/or a significan...
Drug developed at Duke appears effective in treating respiratory failure in newborns
...hma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic
fibrosis and sickle cell disease. The researchers ...seases of improper oxygenation, such as asthma and cystic
fibrosis," said Ronald Goldberg, M.D., chief of neonatal-perinatal medicine at Duke University Medic...
Genetics in clinical practice: a revolutionary approach
...e thing to know about the genetics, for example of cystic
fibrosis, but it's another thing to counsel a couple who are pregnant with a child who may be affected by CF," says Henderson. This program offers that real-world aspect by virtual interaction and exposure to patients. The program's flow and content ...
Antibiotic could offer promise for treatment of cystic fibrosis
...ithromycin could offer some benefit to people with cystic
fibrosis if they do not respond to conventional tr...-inflammatory properties potentially beneficial in cystic
fibrosis. Mark Rosenthal from the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK, and colleagues investigated t...
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