Tag: "spinal" at medical news
Wanted: people to test orgasmatron
...f Miami, who studies sexual function in women with spinal
cord injuries. Only one woman has completed the f...are inserted through the skin and into the woman's spinal
cord. The procedure is no riskier than an epidural, Meloy says. But epidurals can cause complicatio...
Study finds clues to brain tumors' origins
...al stem cells, found normally within our brain and spinal
cords, could transform into cancer cells," said Dr. Harley Kornblum, a pediatric neurologist, member of UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center and an associate professor of pharmacology and pediatrics at UCLA. "We want to understand that transformation process...
Treatment options expand for patients with neuropathic pain
...ave or had cancer, multiple sclerosis, a stroke, a spinal
cord injury, or a number of other conditions. It was just a little more than five years ago that Dworkin pulled together experts from around the world to create the first annual International Conference on the Mechanisms and Treatment of Neuropathic...
Blocking immune response to spinal cord injury can improve chances for recovery
Irvine, Calif., Nov. 13, 2003 -- People who suffer spinal
cord injuries may have a greater chance of recover...en tested on rats, stopped the secondary nerve and spinal
cord damage caused by the immune system response. Use of these antibodies resulted in significantly ...
Antidepressants decrease chronic pain by inhibiting TNF production in brain, UB researchers find
...ses arising from specific regions of the brain and spinal
cord may influence the way pain is perceived. "No...ion of a certain group of neurons in the brain and spinal
cord that release the neurotransmitter norepinephrine from nerve terminals along their axons inhibit...
Brain signals from the paralyzed or injured captured by computer
...ctrodes into the dorsal root ganglion, part of the spinal
nerve that contains the nerve cell bodies that hou... this difficult-to-reach nerve bundle entering the spinal
cord. The wires from the microelectrode array are led out through the skin to a small electrical con...
Environmental influences found to have role for development and function of the pain system
...echanisms that determine the adult organization of spinal
pain systems and pain sensitivity. Touch input gu...y role in guiding the functional adaptation of the spinal
pain reflex networks during development. The basic concept is that spinal
interneurons, grouped in m...
Exercise has a more powerful impact on the brain than previously thought
...ing a variety of brain injuries and diseases, from spinal
cord injuries to depression. "A growing number of ...gth, and regular exercise, both before and after a spinal
cord injury, will reduce the severity of the injury." Research is also showing that regular exercise...
Wound healing gel wins Medical Futures award
...ication in reducing the spread of damage following spinal
cord injury. Elderly patients in particular could benefit from the gel, as they are more prone to slow healing wounds and infection. It is anticipated that the gel's potential impact on treatment and recovery times could reduce length of hospital sta...
'Reset switch' for brain cells discovered
...ns protect themselves during stroke, epilepsy, and spinal
cord injury. Also, their findings may help explain...been known for some time that the circuitry of the spinal
cord is altered in response to spinal
cord injury, enhancing the NMDA receptor-mediated transmission...
Monkeys consciously control a robot arm using only brain signals
...ly improve rehabilitation of people with brain and spinal
cord damage from stroke, disease or trauma. By understanding the biological factors that control the brain's adaptability, they said, clinicians could develop improved drugs and rehabilitation methods for people with such damage. The advance was repo...
Forgiveness linked to health
...s on forgiveness and low blood pressure, tool for spinal
cord rehab, less back pain, other World's Top Sc...ocess? One study of the medical rehabilitation of spinal
cord patients says yes. Forgiveness was found to improve health and those more forgiving of themsel...
Forgiveness linked to spinal cord injury rehab
...that forgivness helps in medical rehabilitation of spinal
cord injury patients. Forgiveness was found to i...omotion of health and well-being among people with spinal
cord injury 3) Examine the relationship between forgiveness and health behavior in the promotion of ...
Gene expression profiling may lead to customized treatments for pediatric leukemia patients
...t, the presence or absence of leukemia in cerebral spinal
fluid, and genetic characteristics of the leukemic cells. These risk features were identified from epidemiological studies and have resulted in excellent overall long-term survival rates, but gene expression profiling may provide an even more precis...
The neighborhood matters: Packard Center scientists show cell environment is important in ALS
... believe delivery of normal, non-neuronal cells to spinal
cords could be completely protective, even without...h. The percent of wild-type cells in the animals' spinal
cords ranged from 5 to 90 percent. Having wild type cells mixed in had the effect of extending mouse...
It's the neighborhood that matters in ALS, according to medical researchers
...cks motor neurons that reach from the brain to the spinal
cord and from the spinal
cord to the muscles throughout the body. Estimated to affect some 30,000 Americans, most people are...
Conference on Forgiveness
...cess? One study of the medical rehabilitation of spinal
cord patients says yes. Forgiveness was found to improve health and those more forgiving of themselves and of others reported more life satisfaction. Forgiveness is a factor in low blood pressure, especially in poorer Blacks. Forgiveness link...
Fetal surgery for spina bifida shows early benefits in leg function, fewer shunts
...n protrudes through the base of the skull into the spinal
column. If the tissue blocks the flow of cerebrosp...ing hindbrain tissue may also injure nerves in the spinal
cord. In all the fetuses, hindbrain herniation was present before the surgery, but resolved after th...
Actonel helped preserve bone quality at five years, new data show
...enopausal women with osteoporosis who experience a spinal
fracture, one out of five will suffer their next spinal
fracture within just one year, potentially leading to a fracture cascade. Fractures can progress qu...
Data supports extremely early intervention for multiple sclerosis patients
... magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and spinal
cord are required in order to make a definite MS diagnosis. This study, involving patients from 32 sites across the U.S. over a five-year period, was designed to determine if much earlier treatment within a month of the appearance of initial sympto...
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