Tag: "diseases" at medical news
NIAID launches program to improve medical tools against emerging infectious diseases
... agents as well as emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases
such as West Nile virus and influenza. NIAID will ...research to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious diseases
such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and ill...
FOSRENOL (R) maintains bone health status of end-stage renal disease patients
...lead to renal osteodystrophy, a collection of bone diseases
characterized by bone pain, brittle bones, skeletal deformities and fractures. "Since ESRD patients often have fragile bones, it is critical that phosphate binders not worsen bone status," said Dr. Eliseo Salinas, Shire's Chief Scientific Officer an...
Screening for virus RNA could increase safety of organ & tissue transplantation
...ients. The presence of blood antibodies to viral diseases
such as HIV and hepatitis C is the conventional method for assessing whether an individual is safe to be a tissue or organ donor. However this approach is limited; some donors may be infected with a virus but have not yet 'seroconverted' (shown a fu...
Journal of Alzheimer's disease to publish ISOA Catalyst Conference
...ists. Current therapies for the neurodegenerative diseases
provide effective symptomatic relief, particularly in early stages of disease. However, there are too few, if any therapies that affect the underlying disease processes. Therefore, disease-modifying therapies that halt, slow or reverse disease prog...
FDA approves Fosrenol(R) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients
...eads to renal osteodystrophy, a collection of bone diseases
that causes bone pain, brittle bones, skeletal deformities and fractures. 3 Accumulating evidence also shows that hyperphosphataemia contributes to cardiovascular disease, which accounts for almost half of all deaths among dialysis patients. 4,5,6...
Fetal tissue restores lost sight
...similar transplants. Together, these degenerative diseases
are the biggest cause of blindness in rich countri... trying to develop treatments for degenerative eye diseases
are pinning their hopes on stem cells. Various kinds can be turned into retinal cells, and this wee...
Physical inactivity costs millions in health care expenses
...r member - for medical care and pharmacy costs for diseases
associated with inactivity. Heart disease was ...been much higher if obesity, a risk factor for the diseases
included in the study, had been included in the analysis, the researchers note. The study also...
American College of Chest Physicians announces new Critical Care Institute
...sion is to promote the prevention and treatment of diseases
of the chest through leadership, education, research, and communication. For more information about the ACCP, please visit the ACCP Web site at www.chestnet.org ....
AAN, ANA announce support for embryonic and adult human stem cell research
...earch that may result in beneficial treatments for diseases
that are among the most debilitating and costly in... no guarantees, for breakthroughs in therapies for diseases
such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, multiple scl...
Further evidence reveals the association between periodontal disease and coronary artery disease
...e professionals further understand how periodontal diseases
are linked to cardiovascular disease. A study pub...xplains another reason why people with periodontal diseases
are at a significant risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). The study looked at 108 patient...
Scientists detail latest advances in development of prosthetic devices for paralyzed
...w people completely paralyzed by neurodegenerative diseases
to regain some movement or ability to communicate with those around them. The new research was presented at the 34th Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. In recent work, scientists created a BCI that collects information from hundred...
New insights into hormone therapy highlight when estrogen best aids brain
...nitive degeneration, as well as the contraction of diseases
such as Alzheimer's." One difficulty in performing HT studies is controlling for all the variables present in the participating women. Some have had hysterectomies, while others still have their reproductive organs. Women also differ in the time lap...
Obese patients have higher health care costs than nonobese patients
...ual-level data, while taking age, sex, and chronic diseases
into consideration." The researchers conclude: "Further study is needed to establish the economic burden of obesity using data from a longer period."...
Mouse study: Signal overload in Alzheimer brains
...themselves aren't as likely to be beneficial as in diseases
where the loss is focused, such as amyotrophic lat...ful in replacing nerve cells lost due to injury or diseases
like ALS and Parkinson's. The mice in the study were actually serving as controls for a study of ste...
Jefferson scientists find new way to convert adult human stem cells to dopamine neurons
... ultimately lead to new therapies for neurological diseases
such as Parkinson's disease, which is marked by a loss of dopamine-making cells in the brain. Developmental biologist Lorraine Iacovitti, Ph.D., associate director of the Farber Institute for Neurosciences at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelph...
Growing epidemic of wet AMD ushers in new era in treatment of the disease
..., and the search for new ways to prevent and treat diseases
such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has become a high priority in the eye care community., recognizing faces and driving become difficult, if not impossible. The disease not only takes a physical toll on its patients, but also can have a d...
Worldwide approach tackles kidney disease
...chronic kidney disease (CKD). Chronic kidney diseases
represent a new and rapidly developing worldwide threat, according to the International Society of Nephrology (ISN). Today, more than 1 million people around the world are alive on renal dialysis. The incidence and prevalence of kidney failure have...
Major overhaul needed in end-of life care for patients with dementia
...nited States suffering from Alzheimer's or related diseases
and many of them receive inadequate pain control, are subjected to ineffective and invasive therapies such as tube feedings, and do not receive the benefits of hospice care. "The nature of the illness is the root cause of the problem," said G...
New hope for ALS seen with genetic techniques, growth factors
...allow a similar technique to be used in many other diseases
affected by other genes. "This work opens a therapeutic avenue to neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's or Huntington's disease," says Aebischer. In another study, Erik Storkebaum and Diether Lambrechts, PhD--working in the laboratory o...
Olfactory bulb stem cells and Lou Gehrig's disease
...ful in replacing nerve cells lost due to injury or diseases
like ALS and Parkinson's. Researchers Zhiping Liu, Ph.D., and Lee Martin, Ph.D., who have carefully characterized cells from the olfactory bulb in people, rats and mice, grew clusters of neuronal stem cells taken from the olfactory bulb of normal mic...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10