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Ultrasound Detects Pathology In Patients With Whiplash

...gators will report on the ultrasoundobservation of muscular fasciculation. This may be of use in evaluation ofneuromuscular disorders. Ultrasound could help localize the appropriate musclefor biopsy or electromyogram (EMG) evaluation. EMG is a diagnostic procedure inwhich doctors place needles in the patient....

Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life

...ion and infectious diseases), aswell as bone loss, muscular weakening, atherosclerosis and increased insulinlevels that cause higher levels of fat deposition in the body, especiallyaround the abdomen. "People end up with that 'apple' body shape that researchers haveshown over and over again predisposes us t...

Cyclosporin Appears Effective In Treating Heart Disease

...rts as a general enlargement of the heart's middle muscular layerand can ultimately progress to heart failure. Several forms of inherited heartdisease, including HCM, are associated with genetic mutations that causethickening of the heart muscle wall. This thickening is known as cardiachypertrophy. In a pre...

University Of Florida Researchers Hope To Ease Asthma Pains And Provide A Sigh Of Relief

...s of breath, wheezingand coughing, is a result of muscular constriction of the air passages ofthe lungs. It affects an estimated 14.6 million Americans, according to theAmerican Lung Association. In their pursuit of better relief for those who suffer, Nowicki and a UFresearch team of pharmacologists ...

Temples Virtual Lab Helps Disabled Students

...disabilities. There, while observing afriend with muscular dystrophy using voice-recognition technology to "talk" to acomputer, he thought of IMITS. "I just put the two together," Butz recalls. "I had all the software to put avirtual laboratory together, so I applied to the NSF to get financial supportfor i...

Study Finds Combining Exercise With Male Hormone Therapy Benefits Men With HIV-Wasting Disease

...drogens are often used by body-builders to develop muscular tissues, but suchamounts have unproven long-term safety," said Hellerstein, who also is anassociate professor of nutritional sciences at UC Berkeley. Research results are reported in the current issue (April 14) of the Journalof the American Me...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Researcher To Present Five Scientific Sessions At 51st Annual Meeting Of American Academy Of Neurology

...the brain, which is involved in thecoordination of muscular movements. Because of the inability to control mus...ase); SCA6; SCA7; Huntington'sdisease; spinobulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA or Kennedy's disease); anddentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA). By identifying...

Combination Therapy Improves Chances Of Surviving Esophageal Cancer

... of patients," he adds. The esophagus is the muscular hollow tube that connects the throat to thestomach. There are about 12,500 new cases of esophageal cancer annually in theUnited States, and men are three times more likely to get this cancer thanwomen, according to the American Cancer Society. Moreov...

New clinical trial to test promising U-M heart valve reconstruction operation for patients with serious heart failure

...exible annuloplasty rings used toreinforce the two muscular flaps of the mitral valve. Prospective patients maycall (734) 936-1900 to learn if they are eligible. "It is crucial to give heart failure patients more and better options,especially in light of the current shortage of transplant organs," says Bollin...

UI study identifies mechanism that causes cardiomyopathy, exacerbates muscular dystrophy

...o treat heart problems relatedto a certain type of muscular dystrophy. In an article appearing in the Aug. 20 ... scientists developing gene therapyfor limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and for neurologists who treat musculardystrophy patients with cardiomyopathy," said Kevin...

Jefferson scientists hope to perfect gene therapy without viruses

...n diseases such as hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, muscular dystrophy, and phenylketonuria, and therapeutic genes to treat cancer....

Frank family pledges $10 million to support education of physician-scientists at the University of Chicago

...In the process he helped develop a mouse model for muscular dystrophy that was a crucial stepping stone in the development of human gene-therapy trials. "Learning the techniques of human genetics is a great taking-off point for where science is going now and for how medicine will be practiced in my career,"...

McCaw/Muscular Dystrophy Association fund supports UW recruitment of internationally noted gene therapy researcher

...ional leader in efforts to find gene therapies for muscular dystrophy, has been recruited to the faculty of th...t exciting research in the world on the problem of muscular dystrophy," said Dr. Bruce Ransom, chair of the Department of Neurology. A gift of $775,000 from the...

Relaxation techniques ease side effects for cancer patients in treatment

... anxiety and reactivity to unpleasant stimuli. The muscular relaxation that results from these techniques may also ease the physiological cascade that leads to nausea and vomiting, the authors say. Besides some of the documented emotional benefits of relaxation training, these techniques may also help patient...

Researchers demonstrate direct, real-time brain control of cursor

...have a spinal cord injury, Lou Gehrig's disease or muscular dystrophy, the researchers said. The researchers hope to apply the technology to restore some movement control in paralyzed patients. That step would entail seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has not approved this "instan...

UF study shows strength training improves aerobic power in seniors

... into a comprehensive exercise regimen to increase muscular strength, cardio-respiratory endurance and physical function." Diseases of the heart are the No. 1 killer in the United States, and stroke is the No. 3 killer, according to the American Heart Association. A surprising result of the UF study of 62 men...

The Lancet Neurology launched

...l in UK Role of DARPP-32 Mini-genes to treat muscular dystrophy Neural integrator may go awry in torticollis Can a cursor be moved by thought alone? Transplantation of embryonic stem cells in Parkinsons disease Does copper have a role in ALS? Blood test to detect Alzheimers developed G...

Enzyme halts muscle waste in mouse models of most-common childhood muscular dystrophy

The muscle destruction associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common childhood form of muscular dystrophy, is halted in mice when supplemental amounts of a naturally occurring enzyme are added to ...

American Chemical Society to honor Albert Szent-Gyrgyi

...enown in the field of the biochemical mechanism of muscular contraction. From 1948 until his death, he worked in the United States where he was also involved in cancer research. Scientists, doctors, and sailors knew for several centuries that eating citrus fruit helped prevent the serious condition known as...

Muscular dystrophy mouse model yields potential growth factor treatment

An altered mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, developed to have high levels of insuli...ciated with muscle regeneration. Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle-wasting disease caused by mutations in the gene for the protein dystroph...

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