Tag: "repair" at medical news
White blood cell plays key role in body's excessive repair response to asthma
...lammation in the bronchi, but it is the subsequent repair
process which may be more important in long term chronic disease. "In the future, drugs may be available which completely interfere with the process of scarring or re-modelling, and may prove beneficial in the long term treatment of asthma." Profess...
Gene expression profiling may lead to customized treatments for pediatric leukemia patients
...t just the symptoms. If physicians can target and repair
the damaged DNA, they may be able to stop cancer from progressing. According to hematologist George Daley, M.D., Ph.D., of Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, "Microarray studies of human leukemia have been at the forefront of efforts to ...
More than $34 Million in SPORE Grants
...ng pathways in pancreatic cancer variation of DNA repair
capability among patients with pancreatic cancer, and determine if the ability to repair
damage to DNA is a risk factor in the disease Douglas Evans, M.D., professor in M. D. Anderson's De...
FGF-2 to the rescue following traumatic brain injury
... and tissues of the body by its limited ability to repair
itself. This lack of self-repair following TBI or ...ised hopes that self-renewal leading to structural repair
by new neurons may even be possible. Moskowitz and fellow researchers examined the role of FGF-2 in...
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...reactions - that cancer cells use to grow, divide, repair
themselves and communicate. Because these drugs focus only on the special biology of the cancer cell, non-cancerous cells are not affected; patients are not subjected to the toxic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation which can harm normal tissu...
UCSF vascular surgeons develop new technique to repair aortic arch aneurysm
... has been used in a first-of-its-kind operation to repair
a life-threatening aneurysm in the patient's aorti...ply blood to the brain and arms." The aortic arch repair
represents the first time a U.S. patient's entire aortic arch has been successfully repaired using a...
Aortic aneurysm death risk hinges on choice of surgeon, study finds
... analysis of the differences in mortality risk for repair
of intact abdominal aortic aneurysms, or AAAs, by ...is still intact. Tens of thousands have surgery to repair
the weakened vessel wall, either electively, immediately post-diagnosis for severe problems, or afte...
Preliminary study finds stem cells in blood restore damaged heart muscle
... from a patient's own blood may one day be able to repair
heart tissue that has been damaged. While other re...hat adult stem cells circulating in blood can also repair
a heart. In the study, published online in the current issue of the journal Circulation, the scienti...
Gene silencer may improve chemo and radiation
... "silencer" that blocks a cancer cell's ability to repair
itself after drugs and radiation cause damage. En...age of genes' building blocks, were used to target repair
proteins in cancer cells effectively shutting the RNA down. Unable to make the necessary repair
Stroke treatment may come from physiological determinations not time frame, says Pitt
...oke if they know how much tissue is damaged beyond repair
and how much might be salvageable. Currently most guidelines for treatment using recanalization, or re-opening blocked blood vessels, use time as the primary factor. Treatment options in acute stroke include drugs or devices that aim to unblock occlu...
OHSU doctors use 'putty' to prevent hemorrhagic stroke
...ack-to-back procedures Oct. 23 at OHSU Hospital to repair
aneurysms weakened areas of an artery wall that balloon out and fill with fluid that were at risk of rupturing. Both were able to go home the next day. Stanley L. Barnwell, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neurological surgery in the OHSU School...
Mayo Clinic researchers discover genetic syndrome linked to inherited birth disorder
...cured until researchers discover a gene therapy to repair
the microduplication errors. Precisely defining the new syndrome will help physicians care for their patients, but the work's immediate importance is the insight it provides for genetic counseling. Says Dr. Jalal, "Microduplication now needs to be co...
New stent graft for thoracic aneurysms offered at Penn
...ms who are considered candidates for open surgical repair
and who are of low- to-moderate risk of major comp...tionary and allows much greater access to aneurysm repair
in the chest with better outcomes."...
Universal bone marrow cell spurs growth of vessels and heart muscle
...ls. To find out if these unique stem cells would repair
heart damage, the researchers induced a heart attack in rats and introduced the hBMSC into heart tissue around the affected area. They injected unselected bone marrow cells and saline as controls. Heart function was measured by non-invasive echocard...
Bone marrow stem cells build new circulation to lungs
...eam. We can use them to form new blood vessels or repair
damaged ones, Stewart said. Stewart and co-investigator Yidan Zhao, M.D., a research associate at the University of Toronto and St. Michaels Hospital, removed vascular progenitor cells from rats bone marrow. The cells were cultured for five days,...
Nicotine metabolite may improve memory, protect against disease
...p with normal thyroid glands. "Nicotine appears to repair
learning and memory deficits caused by hypothyroidism, although it doesn't appear to improve learning and memory in normal animals," says Al-Zoubi. The group is now working to uncover the means by which stress and hypothyroidism produce mental defic...
Growth factor grows stem cells that help heal hearts
...the heart's muscle cells, which in turn could help repair
the damaged heart, said lead author Chris A. Glover, M.D. "Research has shown that there are cells in the heart that come from bone marrow stem cells. We hypothesized increasing these cells after a heart attack may help the heart regenerate heart m...
Survival improves in clinical trial for severe birth defect, with or without fetal surgery
...l membrane oxygenation). Later, pediatric surgeons repair
the hole in the baby's diaphragm and return the organs to their proper places. Co-authors with Harrison and Hawgood in the NEJM study are: Roberta L. Keller, MD, Joseph A. Kitterman, MD, Per L. Sandberg, MD, Diana L. Farmer, MD, Hanmin Lee, MD, Roy...
Purefecta (TM) drinking water purifier from Pall and Kinetico removes pathogens...
... are in need of significant investment to install, repair
and upgrade infrastructure to provide drinking water to their 243 million customers. The available detection tests are not 100 percent reliable and efficient nor do they monitor for most pathogens. Instead, they test for the possibility of pathogen ...
Investigative study of stent grafting
...trial will include patients for whom open surgical repair
of thoracic aortic aneurysms or dissections is considered a viable option, as well as patients for whom traditional surgery would be too risky. The Talent Thoracic Stent Graft is an investigational device. This device is limited by law to investigati...
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