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New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack

... died. But when flow is re-established there is a huge burst of reactive oxygen, and that's when cells die. We hypothesize that if, at the same time you re-establish flow you infuse a cyclophilin D inhibitor, you might profoundly affect the heart or brain and, presumably, protect it." A class of drugs al...

Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage

...e University of Southampton said: "We are facing a huge increase in the numbers of patients with advanced ...he development of primary liver cancer. There is a huge imperative to develop new approaches to the treatment of liver scarring. Exciting insights such as t...

RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level

...tead of just the 2-D direction." "We've learned a huge amount in the lab about what the visual system can do," Pelz adds. "Now we're beginning to learn what the visual system does in the real world."...

New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist

...mot believes that better working conditions have a huge impact on mortality rates, as does education. It isn't always health policy that impacts on the health of a nation. Key facts set out in Professor Marmot's paper include: Life expectancy at birth ranges from 34 in Sierra Leone to 81.9 in Japan. Di...

Yale authors raise concerns regarding regionalized heart attack care

...ation and bypass surgery," Epstein said. "That's a huge number and its feasibility is debatable." Epstein also commented on the possible downsides from a regionalization policy, including financial difficulties for hospitals that no longer treat patients with heart attacks and increased costs resulting fr...

Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School

...ing able to extend the normal healthy lifespan has huge societal impact including decreasing associated healthcare costs and increasing the productive lifespan. By understanding the basic mechanisms of aging, we hope to altogether avoid or mitigate the onset of age related diseases as demonstrated by the...

Blood pressure treatment could cut risk of strokes and heart attacks

...ent in the incidence of coronary events can make a huge difference to high blood pressure sufferers. Blood pressure is the commonest risk factor contributing to the global burden of disease, and with a projected 1.5 billion sufferers of hypertension by 2020 it is vital that we develop more effective treat...

Student identifies electrical changes preceding heart failure

... acquisition of data by the computer. "He's been a huge mentor for me," Hahn said of Akar. "Being an undergraduate, you still have to have direction. He's given me guidance, freedom and credit." Tomaselli also praised Hahn for his persistence and devotion to the project. "I am often hesitant to take on un...

Serum sodium level is a major predictor of a poor prognosis for heart failure patients

... have an understanding that treating it can make a huge difference for the patient," says Dr. Gheorghiade. Sodium is an electrolyte that helps with nerve and muscle function, and also helps to maintain blood pressure. Hyponatremia most commonly occurs in people whose kidneys do not function properly, a...

University of Manchester awarded 826k for brain science and mental health research

...g up research in mental health, which represents a huge burden on people, families, and the health service." Professor Sally Davies, Director of Research and Development at the Department of Health said: "Mental health research is one of our key priorities. Our joint aim in this initiative is to improve ...

Protein that promotes survival of stem cells might be key to poor leukemia prognosis

...d multiply so they can complete the task of making huge numbers of blood cells. This process is extremely important during the initial development of the blood system before birth. Expression of Mc1-1 is also crucial for maintaining blood cells throughout life as red and white cells and platelets die and ...

Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester

...er and mental illness. Of course, this will be of huge benefit to patients suffering from these severe medical conditions and will also ensure that The University of Manchester remains at the forefront of worldwide medical research," he added. As well as offering higher quality images, the quick scanning...

COX-2 product offers good and bad news in 'test tube' strokes

...ll death is thought to be carried out in part by a huge release of glutamate, an important signaling molecule in the brain. In their experiments with brain cells and brain tissue from rats, the Hopkins researchers used glutamate to simulate the aftereffects of a stroke. After strokes and other injuries to...

Risk and intimate relationships: Can hope triumph over experience in an age of 'messy' lives?

...ssor Lewis said: "For individual households, these huge family and labour market changes have meant the erosion of traditional roles and relationships between men and women. "The contributions that men and women make to families in the form of earnings and unpaid care work are in flux, and the meaning of...

Focus on our magnetic planet

... in the Earth's interior. "What excites us is the huge scope of what we can study even with quite small satellites," comments Nils Olsen of the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen, who analyses rsted's results while he helps to plan Swarm. "By making magnetic measurements in space we get new infor...

Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research

...the alignment. Pg. 555 Literature review reveals huge gaps in prosthetics research Investigators report the results of a literature review on the effects of prosthetic components on human functioning with a lower-limb prosthesis. This literature review points out considerable gaps in knowledge concern...

Mental health crisis looming for tsunami survivors, warns psychologist just back from Indonesia

... pummeled by debris in the water. There are still huge expanses of debris piled roughly 8 to 10 feet high with bodies buried in them. And there also are large tracts of land that are still flooded, making it difficult to recover bodies. I've done body recovery before, but the scale of this is unimagina...

Genes in the interferon system important in SLE

...indings are probably the first genetic pieces of a huge 'interferon puzzle,' with whose help it will be possible to discover the mechanisms behind the disease SLE, and maybe other autoimmune diseases at the molecular level," says Professor Lars Rnnblom. "It is remarkable that by studying only eleven of th...

AGI and USGS provide unique tsunami disaster relief

...ively low resolution, but it's far better than any huge atlas you have on your shelf," says Paul Hearn, a senior scientist with the USGS Regional Investigations Team, which has already sent copies of the Global GIS DVD-ROM to the Department of State. AGI, who through a development CRADA with the USGS help...

More precise radiation therapy lets prostate cancer patients avoid erectile dysfunction

...hat I've seen that this approach is likely to have huge impact." About one in two men who undergoes radiation therapy for prostate cancer is unable to have sex five years later unless Viagra or similar medications are used. In addition, the vessels involved in erectile function also play a role in bowel a...

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