Tag: "regrowth" at medical news
Residual tumor cells are a barrier to targeted cancer therapeutics
...kely need to be applied chronically to prevent the regrowth
of residual tumor cells that remain after therapy. He further emphasizes that molecularly targeted therapies will need to be combined with agents that target secondary pathways of tumor escape in order to achieve lasting cures....
New clue to nerve growth may help regeneration efforts
...to overcome the proteins' later role in preventing regrowth
of injured nerves, the researchers say. The proteins, known as chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs), have long been known to prevent nerve regeneration after injury by recruiting a stew of other proteins and agents, but exactly what part of the ...
Outpatient lung cancer procedure promising for inoperable disease
... for patients who have a lung cancer recurrence or regrowth
and cannot have additional surgery or radiation therapy, Dr. Dupuy said. "Ablation can relieve pain and control local symptoms in these patients," Dr. Dupuy said. "It does not necessarily extend their lives, but it can improve their quality of ...
Several new techniques show promise for spinal cord repair
...eres to the spinal injury, and thus enhance axonal regrowth
and recovery of function," Stelzner says. Stelzne...e inhibitory substances, and to target and promote regrowth
in the spinal cord." Aside from blocking the growth-inhibiting molecules present after injury to ai...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 56th Annual Meeting
...iodegradable implant can act as a scaffold for the regrowth
of severed nerves. The implant can be seeded with cells and growth factors to encourage nerve regrowth. It slowly breaks down as it is replaced by normal tissue. [S66.006] Researchers from Germany demonstrated the medical potential of stem cells deri...
Researchers invent way to determine optimal conditions for spinal cord nerve regen in lab animals
...elp scientists refine and improve nerve repair and regrowth
in spinal cord injuries. While much basic science ... Significance of the Mayo Clinic Finding This new regrowth
measurement method and evaluating conditions of the spinal microenvironment in which regrowth
Regeneration of insulin-producing islets may lead to diabetes cure
...once the autoimmune process had been halted. Such regrowth
from the animal's own cells was slightly slower th...as complete. The result suggests that, given time, regrowth
of islets can occur in animals who have immune system re-education to eradicate their diabetes but d...
Surface treatments could make ready-to-eat products safer
...were not considered entirely effective against the regrowth
of the organism. However, acidified calcium sulfate an organic acid, calcium sulfate combination is showing potential as a product that not only kills the Listeria on the surface of products, but also keeps it from coming back. Even though it i...
Post-transplant nerve regrowth better with young hearts, quick surgery
...ournal of the American Heart Association. Nerve regrowth
(reinnervation) to the left ventricle can improve ...o date. The study also investigated the impact of regrowth
on transplant survival. Seventy-seven heart transplant patients (11 of them women) who were not exp...
CWRU/University Hospitals of Cleveland researchers investigate new cancer treatment
...re with local drug therapy is essential to prevent regrowth
of the tumor," said Haaga. "Compared to conventional systemic chemotherapy, this intratumoral drug delivery strategy has the potential to reduce the exposure of normal tissues to the drug while increasing the drug dosage to the tumor site. Patients c...
Initial chemotherapy treatment reduces relapses in MS patients
...igned to wipe out abnormal cells and allow for the regrowth
of normal cells. Mitoxantrone for the treatment of MS has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It has been used to treat MS in France for more than a decade. Researchers from CHU Pontchaillou of Rennes, France, have demo...
Wake Forest first in world to perform new brain tumor treatment
... brain tumors and nearly all will experience tumor regrowth
after initial treatment. In addition, research suggests that approximately 170,000 patients will be diagnosed with metastatic tumors that originate elsewhere in the body and migrate to the brain. Traditionally, patients are first treated with extern...
Weekly Taxol (paclitaxel) plus Paraplatin (carboplatin) is safe and effective in patients with advanced lung cancer
...re resistant to chemotherapy and may inhibit tumor regrowth
between cycles," explained Dr. Belani. The study presented today enrolled 214 patients with previously untreated advanced and metastatic NSCLC to determine which of three weekly regimens of induction TAXOL plus Paraplatin was the most safe and effe...
Mayo Clinic scientists discover way to enhance immune system that repairs nervous system in mouse model
... with a chronic, demyelinating disease, caused the regrowth
and repair of the myelin sheath. Myelin surrounds nerve fibers and acts as "insulation," allowing them to function properly. Previously, it was thought that damage to myelin was permanent and repair to the nervous system was not possible. In humans...
Jefferson scientist begins clinical trial to study promising Parkinson's disease drug
... are able to show that we've stimulated repair and regrowth
inhumans as we and others have done in the laboratory, we will have evidence forthe first time of a therapy that can help restore the part of the nervous systemdamaged by a neurodegenerative disease," Dr. Schneider says. Fidia SpA of Abano T...
Hunter College Biologist Marie Filbin Identifies Mechanism That Blocks All Inhibitors Of Nerve Regeneration; Breakthrough Reported In Neuron Magazine
...uses a cascade of events that ultimately block the regrowth
inhibition." However, Filbin has found that no blocking effect occurs if the neuron isexposed to neurotrophins and MAG or myelin at the same time. The neuron must be"primed" first. Filbin co-authored the article, "Prior Exposure to Neurotrophins Bl...
Study Shows Potential For Quelling AIDS Nerve Pain
... As for the next step -- seeing if NGF triggers regrowth
of patients'nerves -- that's under way, the researchers say. "For now," says McArthur, "wecan measure the damage and treat the symptoms." Currently, no existing treatment for HIV-related sensory neuropathystops its degenerative path. Ther...
Tighter Chemical Binding = Better Meds
...p HIV infections in check, andeven stimulate nerve regrowth
in spinal cord injuries. At YaleUniversity, chemists are putting that fact to good use to help design moreeffective pharmaceuticals with the help of computers. "Stronger chemical binding generally leads to a more effectivedrug that can be given in ...