Tag: "growth" at medical news
High stress hormone levels impair memory
...procedure such as gettingstitches or having a skin growth
removed. The volunteers also were asked to listen to and recall parts of aparagraph so the researchers could assess their verbal declarative memory. Thistype of memory involves several brain regions, including the hippocampus, aseahorse-shap...
UCSF study finds that an osteoporosis prevention drug reduces the risk of breast cancer by 76 percent in postmenopausal women
...or, that responds toestrogen and stimulates tissue growth
in a woman's breasts, increasing her riskof breast cancer. During the UCSF-led study, which took place at 180 clinical centers, 7,705postmenopausal women (mean age 66.5 years) with osteoporosis who were at a lowto average risk of developing breast c...
Researchers discover the driving force behind cancer cells in Hodgkin's disease
...une 21, 1999) - The cellular fuel which powers the growth
ofHodgkin's disease has been identified for the fi...iversity of Toronto. Researchers discovered that a growth
factor, called Interleukin-13 (IL-13), issecreted by Reed-Sternberg cells, the cancer cells of Hodgk...
Many patients taking drugs for chest pain even after chest pain is gone; gamma knife a good alternative to surgery for many brain problems
...f brain disorders. In patients withbenign tumors, growth
was controlled in 96 percent of the cases. The gamma knife, a special machine that focuses high intensity radiationprecisely into the brain, offers an alternative to neurosurgery for many braindisorders. Because gamma knife radiosurgery is brain su...
Aspirin's role in colon cancer prevention focus of $5 million grant
...e development of cancer - some that suppress tumor growth
andothers that increase the production of COX2, am... a group of prostaglandins,cyclopentenones, in the growth
of colon cancer cells. These prostaglandins areproduced by COX2. The group uses mass spectrometry to...
New computer model supports the importance of annual mammograms
..." Scientists have long known that rates of cancer growth
and spread arefundamentally important. The comput...ichaelson provides amathematical prediction of the growth
and spread of breast cancers that appearssufficiently accurate to allow assessment of new and possib...
Duke/Novalon researchers identify potential mechanism behind tamoxifen resistance in breast cancers
... the effects of estrogen, ahormone involved in the growth
of half of all breast cancers. It works bybinding ...estrogen, the very hormone that isessential to the growth
of many breast cancers. Once this switch-over is made --after about five years of use -- the cancer ...
Doctors find muscle-builder cream caused sex development in toddler
...ife as avery short adult, the physician said. When growth
plates - the parts of bonesthat lengthen - evolve from cartilage to bone, no more skeletal growth
occurs. "We want to make it clear that we believe the father was not treatinghis son with...
Simple test predicts ability to grow new blood vessels: Breakthrough in battle against heart disease, diabetes, cancer
...archers who in 1989 identified vascularendothelial growth
factor (VEGF), the protein that triggers blood ves...s diabetes patients1 retinasbecome oxygen starved, growth
of collaterals leads to retinopathy and blindness. The Technion team is now completing a st...
New coating could lead to safer, more convenient asthma drugs
...can have seriousside effects, including inhibiting growth
in children, hypertension andsuppression of the immune system. The side effects don't result from the action of the drugs on the lung butrather from their absorption through the lung tissue into the blood stream, theysaid. So the researchers set out ...
New anti-angiogenic proteins discovered
...y, killing it. METH-1 and METH-2 act by inhibiting growth
of endothelial cells, a cell typewhich is key to n...studies show that neitherMETH-1 nor METH-2 inhibit growth
of other cells required for blood vesselformation, including smooth muscle cells. "The dis...
UCSF researchers report new risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
...DS block activated macrophage production of B-cell growth
factors. In the United States, 85 percent of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are B celllymphomas. Antigen-driven B cells function as part of the immune system bysecreting antibodies that fight off foreign substances in the body. B cells canaccumulate if they...
Whole-organ pancreas transplants and partial liver transplant programs arepriorities for renowned transplant surgeon at Cedars-Sinai
...hose provided by living donors. "If we look at the growth
in the number of candidates for liver transplantationin this country on an annual basis-- the number of new registrants-- that numbercontinues to grow exponentially at 30 percent per year. Contrast that to cadaverdonor numbers that are increasing at ...
UI researchers discover that aggressive cancer cells may make their own blood vessels
...e pathway that is responsible for aggressive tumor growth
and spread,the findings potentially could change t...respond to conventionalchemotherapies or why tumor growth
and spread can continue even whenconventional therapies are combined with experimental chemotherapie...
Turning off cancer shield may allow safer cancer therapy
...tin the absence of doxorubicin did not affect cell growth
or survival, even athigh concentration. This compound, which is water-soluble and stable, they namedpifithrin for "p53 inhibitor." The researchers found that an injection of pifithrin could protect mice from aradiation dose that would normally kill 6...
UB scientists discover role of melatonin in bone formation
...igger celldifferentiation." Under standard growth
conditions in vitro, mouse pre-osteoblasts undergocell differentiation to osteoblasts and mineralization in 21 days. Roth and Choshowed that in the presence of melatonin, cell differentiation was completed byday 12 and was equivalent or greater at t...
Rebuilding the body
...researchers to control the behaviour of the tissue growth
cultureusing the molecular properties of the mater...egradable scaffolds that will automaticallyshape a growth
of skin or cartilage to form the required shape. "Cartilageconstructs grown in this manner could ev...
You have to break a few (hundred) eggs to make a good crystal
...eases and disorders. "We want to determine how the growth
of crystals effect their quality," Judgesaid in Ma...nto space to see how microgravity is enhancing the growth
characteristicsthat lead to good crystals. From this we want to develop techniques, so that byobserv...
UI study suggests variable effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on brain
...neurons to understand thefactors that regulate the growth
of these cells and how alcohol exposure affectsthem. Miller's co-investigators from the University of Washington were Susan J.Astley, in epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine,and Sterling K. Clarren, in pediatrics at the ...
UI researchers find more natural method to possibly induce vascular growth
...t years, a substance known as vascular endothelial growth
factor (VEGF)has attracted the attention of researchers who are looking for ways to developnew blood vessels to replaces those either damaged or blocked from coronaryconditions. Until now, the focus has been on using either injections of the needed ...
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