Tag: "repair" at medical news
Cell transplants look promising for stroke recovery
...ctories producing an array of helpful molecules to repair
the tissue," said study author Michael Chopp, PhD, of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich., and Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. "We believe this therapy shows promise in treating stroke, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and traumatic b...
Surgery using mesh patch eliminates recurrence
...o are the first to show that using a mesh patch to repair
a hernia of the diaphragm significantly reduces the recurrence of the hernia compared to traditional surgery. Dr. Constantine Frantzides, professor of surgery and director of minimally invasive surgery program at Rush and surgeons at the University o...
Memorial Sloan-Kettering scientists uncover function of BRCA2 protein
...g that it interacts directly with DNA and helps to repair
genetic damage. An inability to correct genetic da... Researchers showed that BRCA2 participates in the repair
of "double-strand" breaks: These breaks are a particularly lethal type of damage because if both str...
NIAMS scientists find biochemical 'switch' directs muscle building
... methods to induce muscle growth, regeneration and repair
in adults. Simona Iezzi, Ph.D., and Vittorio Sartorelli, M.D., in the NIAMS Muscle Gene Expression Group, along with Pier Lorenzo Puri, M.D., at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and other inves...
Gene found that helps nerve cells survive by preventing cell suicide
...replaceable. "That's why it's important to have a repair
mechanism for older neurons," he says. The protein made by the Hsp27 gene blocks cell suicide from taking place following injury, rescuing injured cells. For example, cells expressing the Hsp27 protein acquire resistance to excessive heat, chemical...
Type A and cant handle it?
...rotein is so important, we can now work on ways to repair
it when defective within the cells, or to boost its ability to respond," Dr. Terzic concludes....
Research reveals mechanism that influences cancer cells to die
... others stop proliferating (citostasis) and try to repair
the damaging effects of the drug. For years, scientists have tried to understand what determines this choice - citostasis versus apoptosis - in order to influence that decision in favor of cell death during the course of treatment. Researchers at Mem...
United States, Canada cooperate on study of fracture repair techniques
... resolve differences of opinion on the best way to repair
the most common long bone fracture in the human body. The three-year study of the repair
of fractures of the tibia (the larger of the two lower leg bones) will enroll 900 patients at 10 cen...
Wake Forest pediatric heart surgeon to repair heart defect on live Webcast
...dren's Hospital will use video-assisted surgery to repair
a heart defect in a one-year-old boy during a live Webcast from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center at 5 p.m. Oct. 23. The outpatient procedure which requires only three or four small incisions in the chest replaces major surgery to make ...
Carcinogen in cigarettes causes mutation linked to lung cancer
...e researchers found that this site was not able to repair
itself very well. The chemical did not bind significantly to other members of the RAS gene family. Genes comprise codons, sequences of three chemicals that spell out the code for amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. The mapping techni...
Children's Hospital Boston releases results at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting
...tion, post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, joint repair
and more. The research team, headed by Anthony Atala, MD, director of Tissue Engineering at Children's Hospital Boston, will present an abstract on this work at the AAP 2002 National Conference in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 19. Atala and other regener...
Analysis finds drug improves odds of complete stroke recovery
...g this chain reaction, while also facilitating the repair
of damaged brain cells. Each year, about 600,000 Americans have a new or recurrent stroke, according to the American Heart Association. Ischemic strokes are the most common. Almost all patients who suffer a stroke potentially could be treated with...
USC consortium receives $15 million NCI grant to determine causes of colon cancer
...in looking at a set of genes known as the mismatch repair
genes. The mismatch repair
genes are responsible for the repair
of DNA when they are in their normal form; when they're mutated...
Smoking may change type of lymphoma into more lethal form of cancer
...he p53 gene is mutated and the cell divides before repair
can occur, the errant DNA sequence is copied in it...lite instability, then the loss of DNA replication repair
function may lead to increased mutations in genes critical to cell growth regulation and possibly dr...
Muscle cell transplants repair damaged heart tissue
...ood through its chambers. Since heart cells can't repair
themselves, this damage is irreversible and eventu...tack and cardiovascular disease showed evidence of repair
and viability," Dib says. No significant adverse reactions were found related to the cell transplan...
Tissue-engineered cells transmit electrical signals in animal hearts
...her surgery. "These patients usually face several repair
or replacement operations over the course of their lives," Cowan says. Researchers extracted small amounts of skeletal muscle from the rats to obtain myoblasts, immature cells destined to become muscle. Unlike mature skeletal muscle cells, myoblast...
By repairing vessels, bone marrow cells slow atherosclerosis in mice
...lated loss of specific stem cells that continually repair
damage to blood vessels is critical to determining...se be targeted to a different organ system to help repair
the cardiovascular system," he said. "Another interesting question is whether rheumatoid arthritis, ...
Robotic heart surgery: making repairs without lifting the hood
... Surgeons used this new procedure to successfully repair
the hearts of patients with atrial septal defect (... months, 15 patients (ages 22 to 68) underwent ASD repair
using the robotic technology, called the Da VinciTM system. Although the equipment is costly, t...
Rush begins use of magnetic guided navigation system
...pen the skull and disrupt brain tissue in order to repair
aneurysms and deliver stroke therapies. We hope this will result in more effective treatment, reduced costs and swifter recovery times," he noted. The first patient, a 48-year-old man from Chicago, was successfully treated with the technology on Tue...
Anesthesia drug may better protect newborn brains during heart surgery
... blood through a heart-lung machine while surgeons repair
complex heart defects. During low-flow CPB, blood flow to the brain is reduced to 10 percent of normal, as opposed to deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), in which blood flow is completely stopped. Even though low-flow CPB seems to show some a...
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