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More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis

...cts of THC. These drugs could be used to alleviate muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients, restore appetite in AIDS patients and alleviate pain and nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Such research has to be approved to ensure that it is treating patients ethically and safely. Dr Fa...

Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients

...vascular calcification, a stiffening of the smooth muscle cells that line blood vessels. Vascular calcificat...rum phosphorous is a direct stimulus to the smooth muscle cells that line blood vessels, causing them to take on characteristics very similar to osteoblasts, ...

OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss

...and suffer from involuntary weight loss. They lose muscle mass and become very frail as their disease progre...he resumption of normal growth and accumulation of muscle mass. Researchers now hope to conduct clinical trials where both healthy human patients and those su...

Hepatotoxicity and statins

... or other liver ailments may have a higher risk of muscle disease from statins, although the association has not been studied. Further studies should examine the long-term effect of statins on the liver in patients with NAFLD and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. More research is also needed to investigate if...

Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure

... occurs when that begins to change. When the heart muscle relaxes, differences in pressure between the upper... decline of heart tissue, turning strong, flexible muscle stiff and fibrous. "When you have a mild increase in blood pressure, the pump function is still good...

Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack

...d States of adult mesenchymal stem cells to repair muscle damaged by heart attack, or myocardial infarct. ...RI) studies, to show the size of the area of heart muscle scarred by the infarct and gauge the organ's ability to pump, will be conducted at the beginning and...

Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool

... to develop tempo, rhythm, and "feel" and to train muscle memory in the golf swing. Additionally, it provides a mechanism to effectively connect the golfer and instructor, allowing them to explore the sound and data together and to make swing changes by altering the soundscape. "This is a great example of t...

Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos

...e or cure. Myriad symptoms include severe malaise, muscle and joint pain, sleep and mood disturbances and headache. The symptoms continue for at least six months and cannot be explained by any other medical conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that as many as 500,000 Americans...

WISE study starts in Toulouse: 60 days of bed-rest for terrestrial female astronauts

... be used to draw conclusions about such aspects as muscle condition, blood parameters, cardiovascular condition, coordination of movements, changes in immune system, bone formation and psychological wellbeing. External experts reviewed all scientific protocols of the study prior to selection, and the respon...

Red wine protects the heart

... help prevent the build up of plaque on the smooth muscle cells, as well as inhibit platelet formation, which can lead to blood clotting. "A better understanding of the health benefits of red wine and perhaps the specific polyphenolic extracts with the described properties would be a great contribution to ...

GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix

... include fever, elevated blood pressure and severe muscle spasms. GlaxoSmithKline: A Leader in Vaccines GlaxoSmithKline, with U.S. operations in Philadelphia, PA, and Research Triangle Park, N.C., is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and is committed to impr...

'Speaker's cramp', a new type of involuntary mouth-, lip-muscle movement

...iated with Speaker's Cramp. The level of digastric muscle activity was important and reflected the severity of the condition....

Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women

...nal fat, hepatic fat content and size of the thigh muscle area. The team discovered that the GH treatment i...reduced their intra-abdominal fat, increased thigh muscle area, reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol concentration, and improved insulin sensitiv...

2005 Craniofacial Biology Research Award

...nd brow ridges and determined correlations between muscle activity and bone deformation. The techniques and approaches he developed have been widely applied in craniofacial biology, and his eminence has already been recognized by a variety of awards, including the highly prized Merit Award from the NIH....

News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology

...its Heart Institute. The researchers studied heart muscle enlargement and cell death in more than 20 male and female mice, some normal and others inbred for obesity due to changes in the amount and function of the hormone leptin. Some mice were leptin deficient, while others had nonworking leptin receptors...

Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit

...naked" plasmid DNA are delivered to diseased heart muscle tissue via the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE...or 2,000 mg dose, injected directly into the heart muscle with a hypodermic needle after a mini-thoracotomy, a surgical incision in the chest wall. Patients w...

New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions

... angle and the spreading movement of the risorious muscle that provokes the normal smile are chosen. On carr...namic techniques with cruciate facial inserts and muscle transplants, some fifty patients have been treated, the largest series in the state. If the face mus...

Student identifies electrical changes preceding heart failure

... in the timing of electrical recovery of the heart muscle following each beat, whereas the later changes involved the loss of electrical synchrony among various regions of the heart. The early electrical changes likely contributed to mechanical abnormalities of the heart, and the later changes were a conseq...

Laughter helps blood vessels function better

...aerobic activity, but without the aches, pains and muscle tension associated with exercise," says Dr. Miller. "We don't recommend that you laugh and not exercise, but we do recommend that you try to laugh on a regular basis. Thirty minutes of exercise three times a week, and 15 minutes of laughter on a dail...

Beta-blockers may help broader group of patients with heart problems

...ta-blockers reduce the heart rate and the force of muscle contraction, thereby reducing oxygen demand on heart muscle. The researchers found that beta-blockers increased patients' survival, independent of patients' age, gender, or whether they had coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or va...

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