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Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells

...of the nerve cells that are often missing from the inner ears of patients with profound hearing loss. "Sonic hedgehog and retinoic acid are molecules found in embryonic tissues, but not in adult tissues," said Dr. Hashino. "This suggests that treating marrow-derived stem cells with these molecules before t...

Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database

...ical devices that bypass damaged structures in the inner ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve, allowing some deaf individuals to learn to hear and interpret sounds and speech) are popular and effective therapy, they remain expensive and require an extensive program of accompanying therapy, accordi...

Allergen exposure in inner cities varies throughout the U.S.

...reasing prevalence of asthma in children living in inner city environments. Rebecca S. Gruchalla, MD, PhD, ...activity and asthma symptoms in children living in inner cities located in different geographic locations across the United States. Skin tests were administe...

Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms

...rbate the symptoms of asthmatic children living in inner cities more so than dust mite or pet allergens and amounts of cockroach allergens varies widely in cities across the country, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher involved in a multicenter study. The National Institutes of Healt...

Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month

...s, which are growths of tissue projecting from the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Some polyps are more dangerous than others, but most are benign if removed early. Men and women who are not at increased risk of colon cancer should begin getting regular screenings for colorectal cancer by age 50. "I r...

Laughter helps blood vessels function better

...aughter appears to cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, to dilate or expand in order to increase blood flow. When the same group of study volunteers was shown a movie that produced mental stress, their blood vessel lining developed a potentially unhealthy ...

Researchers model brain's electrical storm during a seizure

...a model that can provide far more detail about the inner workings of the brain than is possible with electrodes alone. "Electrodes reveal the consequence of the abnormal brain activity, but they don't get at the cause," said Szeri. "If we understand why and how these strong coherent waves progress over th...

When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing

... conversation. There are many people who have good inner ears who just don't hear well. That's because their brains are aging." The findings come from researchers at the International Center for Hearing and Speech Research (ICHSR), an NIH-funded group of scientists in Rochester, N.Y., that is recognized a...

High-intensity ultrasound creates hollow nanospheres and nanocrystals

...eased edge-surface area, as well as access to both inner and outer shell surfaces." Further processing of hollow spheres made of molybdenum oxide, however, results in the unusual formation of hollow crystals that resemble truncated cubes. Upon heating a second time referred to as thermal annealing the ho...

Researchers track program's success in curbing aggressive behavior

..., FL (Feb. 16, 2005) -- When Laura Bush visited an inner city Baltimore classroom earlier this month, she observed first-grade students playing a game that promotes good behavior as they worked on a reading assignment. The first lady's words of praise for the "Good Behavior Game" shined the national spotli...

High levels of airborne mouse allergen in inner-city homes could trigger asthma attacks

...ers estimate that asthma is twice as common in the inner city in comparison to other areas. The study was sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute. Co-authors include Elinor Simons,...

MGH researchers find way of regenerating cells key to hearing

... division of cells could allow regeneration of the inner ear's hair cells, which convert sound vibrations i... along the length of the cochlea, the organ of the inner ear that senses sound. Receiving sonic vibrations through the eardrum and bones of the middle ear, ...

A site for sore eyes: New target for allergies found under the eyelid

...ered that within the clear membrane that coats the inner surface of the eyelid and outer surface of the eye, known as the conjunctiva, MIP-1a was essential in the initial stages of development of an allergic response. MIP-1a was also necessary for the second phase of the disease, which is associated with...

Happy home and social life makes living in a poor neighbourhood more bearable for adolescents

...cording to new research sponsored by the ESRC. How inner city young people feel about their own psychological and social health and the area where they live is influenced by differences in home and social life as well as the physical environment, says a study led by Professor Sarah Curtis, of Queen Mary, U...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2004 (second issue)

...vestigators measured post-hospital adherence in 52 inner city asthmatics by means of electronic medication monitors, self-report, canister weight (for inhaled corticosteroids) and pill counts (for oral corticosteroids). The researchers noted that their results provided strong evidence that even under opti...

Brain can be trained to process sound in alternate way, study shows

...chlear implants, which replace the function of the inner ear but are not as sensitive to small volume changes. Another group that might be helped is children with sensory-modulation disorders, including children with autism. These children are "overwhelmingly sensitive" to changes in their environment, exp...

Surgery without the scapel: U. Va. Health System marks fifteenth anniversary of Gamma knife

...ential candidates for the Gamma Knife if they have inner ear tumors (acoustic neuromas), pituitary tumors, epilepsy, movement disorders, pain from trigeminal neuralgia, obsessive-compulsive neurosis, dural malformations or uveal melanoma. Most patients can tolerate the Gamma Knife if they can tolerate...

Beyond supervision

...e a laser beam to take the best images ever of the inner eye in people, then used the new technology to dis...atory work as a road map to the intricacies of the inner eye, MacRae developed customized ablation, a custom version of refractive surgery that corrects for ...

Uncoupling proteins in human heart

...gy of the proton gradient across the mitochondrial inner membrane. ATP synthesis is impaired if this gradient is substantially reduced. Uncoupling proteins (UCP) lower the gradient by allowing protons to re-enter the mitochondrial matrix; this produces heat rather than ATP. In isolated rat cardiomyocytes, ...

Air pollution may cause and speed up artery disease

...uded baseline measurements of the thickness of the inner lining of participants' neck arteries (carotid artery intima-media thickness or CIMT). CIMT is measured by ultrasound and used to determine the level of subclinical atherosclerosis. Researchers then assigned a PM2.5 particle level to the study subje...

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