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Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease

...m clumps, or thrombi. These clumps accumulate on damaged tissue, such as lesions in the blood vessel or a heart-valve replacement, which represents a damaged area in the heart. The transplanted bacteria can cause the valve to become infected, and the accumu...

Natural Estrogens May Help Protect Women From Brain Damage During Stroke

...low duringstroke than males and smaller amounts of damaged brain tissue afterward. When strokes were created in female rats whose ovaries had been surgicallyremoved, and whotherefore had lower levels of natural estrogen, stroke damage was essentiallythe same as in males. This indicates that female sex s...

Scientists Create Extremely Sensitive Test For Detecting Radiation Damage

...tgive off fluorescent light and also attach to the damaged DNA." Scientists feed that mixture of DNA and antibodies through a tiny glasstube to undergo a process called capillary electrophoresis, which Dr. JamesJorgenson, professor of chemistry at UNC-CH, pioneered more than a decade ago. Alaser beam...

Drug's Effect On Chromosomes May Explain Second Cancers

...cer cells grown in the laboratory.Again, etoposide damaged the telomeres. “That’s what puts this experiment on the map,” he said.“These results are significant because the telomere cutting also happenedin the nucleus of living cells.” Muller suspects that there is a link between th...

ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths

...a condition that occurs because theheart muscle is damaged or overworked. Co-authors are: E. Santoro, M.S.; G. Zuanetti, M.D.; R. Latini, M.D.; A.P.Maggioni, M.D.; and G. Tognoni, M.D., all of the Instituto di RicercheFarmacologiche "Mario Negri," Milan; C. Baigent, M.S.; R. Collins, M.B., B.S.;and P. Sleig...

Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis

...e conducted efficiently. The location andextent of damaged myelin in the CNS determines the type, severity and durationof symptoms in MS. Scientists do not know what causes MS, but the disease is characterizedclinically by recurrent episodes of paralysis at all levels of the CNS. Researchhas shown that inf...

By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack

...aped blood particles that help formclots -- to the damaged area of blood vessels, leading to a particle pile-upthat can form blood clots. By suppressing von Willebrand factor, potentialclots can be avoided. Scientists studied which of the "reactant proteins" could be predictive offuture heart attacks or che...

PAHO Responds To Countries Affected By Hurricane Georges, Makes Appeal For Emergency Funds For Haiti And Dominican Republic

... to health facilities in the northeasternCaribbean damaged by Hurricane Georges. PAHO has mobilized its disa...following Hurricane Luis in 1995 were all severely damaged or lost again andother areas have also been seriously affected. All 174 beds in six ward blockshad ...

New Drug Boosts The Power Of Traditional Cancer Therapies, UF Animal Studies Show

...shown that these dividing cells can be selectively damaged by combretastatin. This approach leads to rapid and catastrophic shutdown in the vessels that serve the tumor, resulting in extensive tumor cell death." Just 24 hours after Siemann administered the compound to mice, the damage to the cancer's blood ...

Now Is Time To Design Brain-Saving Drugs Specifically For Children, UCSF Neurologist Says

...d others are pared away.When children's brains are damaged by a disease or an accident, the effect canbe widespread, because the injury can alter a whole stage of brain development. That also means that drugs must be designed to avoid damaging the developingbrain. An ideal drug would succeed by saving a chi...

Imaging Camera Developed At Toshiba Stroke Research Center Could Provide Views Of Tiniest Brain Vessels

... the large artery in the groin until they reachthe damaged area. This approach avoids the need to open the skull. Having clear X-ray images of the vessels and instruments is critical toreaching the repair site without damaging vessels along the way. "Even with the most advanced imaging equip...

Thymus May Hold Clue To Rebuilding Immune System After HIV

...adult immune system might repair itself afterbeing damaged by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), UT Southwes...mplications for people whose immunesystem has been damaged by cancer treatment. The thymus produces T-cells, the body's main defense against infections. HIVinf...

Visual Environment Can Affect Even Healthy Eyes --- Nature Works With Nuture For Good Vision

...y then subtle problems in one eye may have already damaged the healthy eye as well. Dr. Bradley first studied a large group of 237 normal monkeys to develop a road map for exactly what "normal" visual development entails. "Our ultimate goal is to find a way to predict the course of normal eye growth ...

Cancer Added To Hangover Headaches

...ding blocks. Now scientists haveshown that those damaged parts are efficiently inserted into DNA. The findings appear in the Jan. 19 print edition of the journal Biochemistry,published by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientificsociety. The paper first appeared in the journal's web ed...

Bone Cement Used In Total Hip Replacements Slowly Degrades In Body Over Time, According To UCSF Study

...socket is implanted into the pelvis, replacing the damaged socket. Approximately50 to 60 percent of total hip replacements use cement to anchor the ball andsocket into the bone, according to Ries. One possible complication of a total hip replacement, he said, is the metal balland plastic socket may become lo...

Early Dental Exams For Children Can Avert Problems Posed By Bottled Water And "Bottle Caries"

...n caused by bloodleaking inside the tooth from the damaged nerve. This "dirty" appearance doesnot mean the tooth is going to die, Dr. Weintraub pointed out. In many cases,the tooth will lighten in color over time. A doctor's evaluation and an X-rayare recommended to be sure there is no abscess forming. If pa...

T-Cell Memory Finding May Provide Key To Cancer, AIDS Vaccines

...quired to activate cytotoxic Tcells, which are not damaged by HIV. But by growing cytotoxic T memory cellsoutside the body and exposing them to specially presented HIV antigens, thisapproach should produce effective cytotoxic T cells, which could destroyHIV-infected cells. "We have the technology to try this...

MIT Touch Lab Research Explores The Hand

...d," Dr.Srinivasan said. It's easier to live with a damaged hand than with a loss ofsight or hearing. Nevertheless, as Touch Lab scientists and others learn more about thehand, Dr. Srinivasan foresees "a suite of devices that could be common for handevaluations." (He doubts that in the near future a s...

National Study Suggests Heart Attack Severity May Be Declining

...e size of the infarct -- the area of heart muscle damaged by the heart attack -- decreased over the study period. The smaller the affected area, the smaller the resulting disability. "These changes may be due to preventive efforts or to improvements in acute treatments," he said. "Primary prevention ef...

People With Brain Injury To Frontal Lobe Don't Get Punch Lines -- Prefer Slapstick Humor!

...g for your face!" (slapstick ending - rightfrontal damaged patients are likely to choose)...

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