Tag: "diseases" at medical news
Young blood revives aging muscles, Stanford researchers find
...likely targets. He said that for some degenerative diseases
such as Alzheimer's or muscular dystrophy, such blood-borne factors may be able to reactivate the regenerative cell's ability to repair tissue that has been damaged....
PENN begins clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms
... of TAA include trauma to the aorta and congenital diseases
such as Marfan's syndrome....
Researchers confirm Vioxx nearly doubled cardiovascular risks in cancer prevention study
...tentially has very important roles in a variety of diseases
- arthritis, cancer prevention, cancer treatment, treatment of Alzheimer's disease, treatment of precancerous lesions, not only in the colon but in the esophagus and many other organs," says Bresalier. "What we don't know is, if the cardiovascular re...
Johns Hopkins scientists receive presidential medals
...design of new drugs to treat psychiatric and other diseases
based on the rapid screening of large numbers of candidate drugs, advances made possible by his receptor binding technology. In addition, Snyder's identification of novel neurotransmitters, such as the gases nitric oxide and carbon monoxide and D-ami...
Test could improve detection of prion disease in humans
...this conversion process leads to several dementing diseases
in humans, including CJD. Similar diseases
in animals include bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow" disease) in cattle and scrapie in she...
A new method for early detection of disease outbreaks
...ndividual cases or clusters of cases of particular diseases
to the authorities. But these days, the availability of electronic health-care data should facilitate more automated and earlier outbreak detection and intervention. Besides diagnoses of known diseases, other indicators--such as primary complaints of...
Promising treatments for Huntington's disease identified in UCI study
...his polyglutamine activity. The pathology of these diseases
is complex and involves multiple cellular events. ...apies: Combinatorial drug therapies treat complex diseases
in which a single drug given at an effective dose may provide some relief, but only treats one compo...
New highly active agents against sandfly fever
Leishmaniases and trypanosomiases are parasitic diseases
which kill several thousands of people per year, mainly in developing countries. The effectiveness of existing treatments is being called into question owing to their toxicity and the emergence of resistance. A family of alkaloids, the quinolines, co...
Brain synapse formation linked to proteins, Stanford study finds
...1 issue of Cell, could help researchers understand diseases
such as epilepsy and addiction in which too many synapses form. "We knew glia had a close relationship with neurons," Barres said. "We never thought the synapses would entirely fail to form without the glia." In fact, that relationship was considered...
Leadership gift from Sulpizio Family for new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center at UCSD
... knows, personally, how devastating cardiovascular diseases
can be, which is why we have been so active with UCSD's Cardiovascular Center for a number of years," said Gaby Sulpizio. "Also UCSD's program focuses on cardiovascular issues for women, the number one cause of death among females. We are confident t...
Physicians call for increased funding for federal infectious disease programs
...t preventing, controlling, and treating infectious diseases
is an integral component of homeland security. Top...adult immunization. Naturally occurring infectious diseases
are the second leading cause of death worldwide and are the third leading cause of death in the Unit...
Abandoned bones suggest TB wiped out leprosy in battle of killer diseases
...overlooked by tomb robbers, found evidence of both diseases
in a range of archaeological remains dating from t... Europe, where the DNA of the bacteria behind both diseases
was detected in 42 per cent of the samples examined. In the Middle Ages leprosy was a widespread, m...
NIH awards USC $8.7 million to study tobacco use in China
...e Keck School of Medicine of USC. "Smoking-related diseases
kill more than 400,000 people in the U.S. every year," said Johnson, director of the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research. "In China, the annual toll is nearly 800,000, with the numbers expected to soar as women, who traditi...
Milk, fruits and vegetables may help reduce disability risk
...ciated with aging and decrease the risk of chronic diseases
that can lead to disability. Houston's co-researchers were June Stevens, Ph.D., Jianwen Cai, Ph.D., and Pamela Haines, Ph.D., all with the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. ...
Marijuana use affects blood flow in brain even after abstinence
... because similar PI values have been seen in other diseases
that affect the small blood vessels." The PI values for light and moderate marijuana users improved over the month of abstinence. There was no improvement for heavy marijuana users. The light users smoked two to 15 joints per week. The moderate users...
Gender bias in child growth evaluations may miss disease in girls
...t clear," said Dr. Grimberg. "It may indicate that diseases
are being missed in girls who are not referred, or.... Either way, both sexes lose." A broad variety of diseases
may cause short stature -- among them, hormone deficiencies, Turner syndrome (a chromosome abnormali...
Parents comfortable with vaccination for sexually transmitted infections for adolescent children
...and adolescents process information both about the diseases
and the vaccines; (3) characteristics of parents and adolescents associated with vaccine acceptance, and (4) barriers to vaccination. The findings from such research will facilitate the development of educational programs, strategies for disseminatio...
Mailman School of Public Health researchers develop infectious disease diagnostic tool
...tial diagnosis. "We focused first on respiratory diseases
because differential diagnosis is a common clinical problem with implications for outbreak control and individual case management," stated W. Ian Lipkin, MD, Jerome L. and Dawn Greene Professor of Epidemiology and professor of Neurology and Pathology...
Full-body MRI shows promise for screening, but should stay in research area for now, study says
...larifying examinations or operations and about the diseases
one cannot see with MRI," said Dr. Gehde....
New study finds kelp can reduce level of hormone related to breast cancer risk
...t it might decrease the risk of estrogen-dependent diseases
such as breast cancer in humans. "This study opens up a new avenue for research leading to cancer preventive agents," said Martyn Smith, UC Berkeley professor of environmental health sciences and co-author of the study. "Kelp is a little studied nutr...
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