Tag: "growth" at medical news
Study Reveals Prominent Fears Of School-Age Children
...hild'snormal behavior and growth
UCSF-Harvard Team Reports Encouraging Results In Drug Study Of Mice With Cancer
...rupt the formation of bloodvessels that fuel tumor growth
have been shown for the first time to beeffective ...ic switch in theprecancerous stage, or blocked the growth
of small tumors, or completelyresolved lethal tumor burden. The fact that the treated mice still ha...
Growth-Hormone Deficient Babies Are Normal Length At Birth, UB Study Finds
SAN FRANCISCO -- Babies born with a congenital growth
hormone deficiency(CGHD) are of normal length at b... The work helps to answer the question of whether growth
hormonedeficiency interferes with fetal growth, said Margaret H. MacGillivray, M.D., UBprofessor of ...
Do Neurons Learn By Growing Thorns? Emergence Of Dendritic Spines Is Associated With Long-Term Synaptic Plasticity
...en preventedpharmacologically no significant spine growth
occurred. In summary the experiments show that the induction of functional synapticchanges goes along with the emergence of new spines. The most attractiveexplanation for this phenomenon is the formation of new synapses that appearwithin an hour aft...
Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees
... over the past few decades has fuelled anexplosive growth
in the microelectronics industry. From its origins...orth more than $150billion a year. "Because of its growth
and size," says Douglas Andrey of theUS's Semiconductor Industry Association, "the chip industry is ...
Near-Sightedness In Children Linked To Light Exposure During Sleep Before Age Two
...e appear to represent a criticaltime in the proper growth
and development of the eye, so this strongassociat...itution continued to maintain the largest absolute growth
in funding forresearch and training among all 125 medical schools in the country since 1991.The Chil...
Immunex Advances CD40 Ligand To Phase II Clinical Trial In People With Metastatic Kidney Cancer
...d fresh human tumor samples, CD40L inhibited tumor growth
inmultiple solid tumor types, such as breast, lung...inical research has shown that CD40L canstop tumor growth
and actually kill many tumor cell types. It does this in twoways. The first way is by direct bindi...
Jefferson Scientists Show Tumor Characteristics May Help Explain Tumor Biology And Prognosis
... Characterizing the cell cycle pathwayscontrolling growth
might help improve the understanding of cancer. "MSI is a simple straightforward test for tumors to narrow the subset ofpatients who need to be tested for germline mutations," Dr. Boman says. The next step is to "begin to look at mole...
Sniffing Out The Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy
...o be in reducing production of vascularendothelial growth
factors, or VEGFs, and blocking the function of BF...l says are "major mediators of angiogenesis, tumor growth
and spread. Thesegrowth factors are produced by tumors and the stroma around tumors." And it does a...
GPs Of The Future Will Be Information Specialists
...dundant, Dr Lipman writes that "...the exponential growth
of information and technical capability will need expert management". He believes that "...general practitioners will have a key role in helping patients make complex decisions about diagnosis and treatment." Everything else, he says, "..will be do...
Cellular Implants Explored For Brain Trauma
...nto more than one spot around an injury, andinfuse growth
factors along with the transplanted cells....
Depression May Lower Your Sex Hormones
...stosterone, gonadotropin (a hormone thatstimulates growth
of the gonads), cortisol (a major stress hormone),follicle stimulating hormone (which stimulates sperm production), andluteinizing hormone (which stimulates the production of testosterone). Germany's chain of Max Planck Institutes, funded by the Germ...
ENBREL (Etanercept) Receives FDA Approval For Treatment Of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
...n cause painful joint swelling, deformity, stunted growth
andincreased mortality. According to the Arthritis Foundation, JRA affectsapproximately 50,000 children in the United States. The disease can impair achild's ability to take part in physical activities, make daily activities suchas schoolwork more...
New Technique Induces Growth Across Spinal Cord Injury
... Hospital(MGH) have for the first time induced the growth
of severed adult mammalianspinal cord fibers acros...mage to the centralbranch does not switch on these growth
signals, while damage to the peripheralbranch does." To test this hypothesis, the researchers devis...
Study suggests a drug treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms
...ffects of a six-month course of doxycycline on the growth
ofAAAs. With those data, the researchers hope to p...is whether doxycycline therapy can reduce aneurysm growth
inpatients over a period of years," Thompson says. "If that proves to be the case,I would like to se...
New gene therapy may allow patients to 'grow' their own bypass around blocked leg arteries
.... The therapy encodes theFGF1 gene, an angiogenic growth
factor. The study is sponsored by RPR Gencell,the...ivision of Rhône-Poulenc Rorer. "The growth
factor gene, which will be injected into the leg muscles ofstudy participants, will be studied to do...
Stimulating growth hormone production in older adults can reduce body fat and increase hormone levels
SAN DIEGO -- Stimulating the production of growth
hormone in healthyolder men and women can return h... studying the use ofGH-releasing hormone (GHRH), a growth
hormone stimulator, to increase productionof growth
hormone in 60 healthy men and women over age 65....
Low birth weight affects 50% of all children in South Asia
...s. Children who areseverely malnourished or whose growth
is faltering enter a 90-daysupplementation program. To prevent low birth weight, newly marriedadolescent women are counseled to delay childbearing for 2 years, andmalnourished pregnant women receive supplements providing 600 calories perday until 5 ...
High blood pressure drug promotes new blood vessel growth in lab animals, providing potential 'angiogenesis' treatment
...vise for promoting new blood vesselformation." The growth
of new blood vessels is called angiogenesis. In r...alledcaptopril (Capoten), and vascular endothelial growth
factor (VEGF) -- which thebody produces to generate new blood vessels. A group of animals that rece...
Experimental testosterone patch shows promise for treating diminished sexual function in surgically menopausal women
... and there were onlyminimal effects on facial hair growth
and acne. No adverse effects on the levelsof cholesterol, glucose, insulin or on the frequence of hot flushes wereobserved....
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