Tag: "nerve" at medical news
Studies suggest new headache treatment is more effective than medication
...uce the swelling, which takes the pressure off the nerve
to eliminate the headache. These findings were made by a dentist, Dr. Mark Friedman, who was also the principal investigator for all three studies. In addition to his private practice, he is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and of An...
Rat makes a partial recovery following a spinal cord lesion
...For the transplantation, the researchers implanted nerve
cells cultured in vitro. The cells originated from...r stimulate the growth and recovery of the damaged nerve
cells. This is done by means of growth stimulating molecules. These neurotrophic factors are natural...
Multimillion-dollar pain research center funded at Wake Forest
...The research will focus on pain that persists from nerve
injury in tissues that have since healed. Nerve-in...s light touch on the skin. Scientists believe that nerve
activity in the spinal cord has a major influence over the perception of pain from damaged nerve
Gene linked to accelerated brain aging in healthy adults
... The researchers have found an association between nerve
cell changes associated with aging and the presenc...ngle gene variation that can result in significant nerve
cell changes associated with aging. Of the people we studied, those who carried the APOE4 gene exper...
Testicular cancer - cure rates now so high patients may be more at risk from treatment
...r had hearing loss. Over a third had problems with nerve
damage. However, none of the patients had developed new cancers (a risk that has been associated with treatment for testicular cancer). Said Dr Strumberg: "We dont know why the patients developed the cardiovascular risks. The chemotherapy administere...
Folic acid possibly a key factor in Alzheimers disease prevention
...ocysteine in the brain caused damage to the DNA of nerve
cells in the hippocampus. In transgenic mice fed an adequate amount of folate, nerve
cells in this brain region were able to repair damage to their DNA. But in the transgenic mice fed a...
UT Southwestern researchers identify mechanisms by which cocaine elevates blood pressure
...ptake of noradrenaline from blood vessels into the nerve
endings and the excess levels of noradrenaline cau...upuncture needles, were used to record sympathetic nerve
activity during administration of the cocaine nose drops. The researchers found that when cocaine is...
Baldness induced by dopamine treatments may be reversible
...mical called dopamine. Loss of dopamine causes the nerve
cells to fire out of control, leaving people unable to control their movements normally. In both cases reported, the women had been started on pramipexole and subsequently switched to ropinirole as dopamine therapy. In the first case, the patient's ...
Alcohol researchers find genetic locus of human brain wave
...ry brain neurotransmitter GABA, is responsible for nerve
cell inhibition throughout the brain. Mounting evidence from human and animal studies implicates GABAA in the development of tolerance to and dependence on alcohol and in genetic liability for alcoholism. Among its many functions, GABAA serves as the...
Lack of inhibition strengthens nicotine addiction
...or example eating when you're hungry. Specialized nerve
cells encourage the body to repeat pleasing behavi... nicotinic acetylcholine receptor found on certain nerve
cells. In response to nicotine, these nerve
cells release a chemical signal called glutamate that t...
Yale study shows 25 percent of obese children are at high risk for developing diabetes
...eye disorders, sometimes leading to blindness, and nerve
Second patient with multiple sclerosis undergoes groundbreaking surgery at Yale
...le sclerosis, the immune system attacks the brains nerve
fibers and strips away the protective myelin sheath around nerve
fibers in the spinal cord and brain. The resulting lesions make it difficult for the nerves to trans...
Cedars-Sinai researchers to present findings at Amerian College of Cardiology Scientific Meeting
...hymal stem cell transplantation results in cardiac nerve
sprouting, the growth of heart nerves. Akira Hamab...tained atrial fibrillation and cardiac sympathetic nerve
sprouting. Both of these studies were conducted in animals and in collaboration with other physician...
Tricking diseases into synthesizing their own worst enemies
...cetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that propagates nerve
signals. Inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase are used to treat the dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease, increasing the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, in turn enhancing brain activity. In the current study, Sharpless and his team synth...
More Americans facing blindness than ever before
...n is not experienced until a significant amount of nerve
damage has occurred. For this reason, as many as half of all people with glaucoma are unaware of their disease. About 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older have been diagnosed with glaucoma, and another two million do not know they have it. Most ...
People suffering from epilepsy continue to lack a good quality of life
... A Real Hope For Improving Quality Of Life Vagus nerve
stimulation therapy (VNS Therapy) is an innovative long-term therapy for central nervous system disorders, which has been demonstrated as safe and effective for people with epilepsy. VNS Therapy is delivered via a small pacemaker-like device, implan...
Study confirms seasonal fluctuation in immunity-generating cells among MS patients
...he loss of protective myelin sheaths that surround nerve
fibers. As the result of the inflammatory process, lesions (called plaques) develop in the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms like numbness or tingling, weakness or unsteady gait may go away or may remain after an attack. The symptoms may get progressiv...
Injuries uncommon in youth football, Mayo Clinic study reports
...oncussion, lacerations, as well as dental, eye and nerve
injuries. The researchers found a total of 55 injuries occurred in games during the season a prevalence of six percent. Incidence of injury expressed as injury per 1,000 player-plays was lowest in the fourth grade (.09 percent), increased for the fi...
Brain undergoes gains and losses in cognitive abilities during adolescence
... than in the younger one. This suggests that these nerve
cells undergo pruning or streamlining of their processing during adolescence, said de Courten-Myers. Other measures of the brain were slightly larger in the older age group, including cortical thickness (1.9 percent), neural density (1.8 percent...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet, April 16, 2002
...sequences: it can cause blindness, kidney failure, nerve
damage and heart disease. Cost of treating diabetes and its consequences is estimated at $100 billion per year. An Easier Way to Predict Diabetes Than the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test? A simple mathematical model, using readily available clinical me...
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