Tag: "barrier" at medical news
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...hat blood vessels, blood flow, and the blood-brain barrier
are all central to the development of Alzheimers disease, likens the new approach to how statins help people with heart disease. Statins lower excess cholesterol in the bloodstream before the cholesterol can glom onto a blood vessel and cause problem...
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation invests in gastroenterology's future
...nois at Chicago Relationship between EPEC-induced barrier
function disruption and host cell death We are most grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Broad for their understanding and generosity in allowing us to increase our efforts to interest talented young people in science generally and in gastroenterology in pa...
VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study
...recommendations include: Maximal sterile barrier
precautions for inserting a central venous cathete... hospitals reported regular use of maximal sterile barrier
precautions (MSB) to prevent infection: 84 percent of VA hospitals and 71 percent of non-VA hospital...
Talking sex on the factory floor in China
...rst of two lectures on reproductive physiology and barrier
methods, just over half made it to the second on oral and emergency contraceptives and preventing sexually transmitted infections. The women voiced concerns about using a workplace service where privacy was compromised, and using a service without pa...
Increasing radiation dose shortens treatment time for women who choose breast sparing treatment
...entfive days a week for six or seven weekscan be a barrier
for choosing this treatment option. In the first known study of its kind, published in the June 1, 2007, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (Vol. 68), physicians at Fox Chase demonstrated that treatment time can be shortened ...
Medical, high-energy physicists collaborate to improve PET scans
... many such particles remains a mystery, and thus a barrier
to some potentially dramatic new insights into the operation of the universe at the smallest of scales. Today's high-energy physics experiments typically measure particle velocities to within an accuracy of 100 picoseconds (a trillionth of a second...
Jefferson immunology researchers show blood-brain barrier damage could affect MS severity
...the central nervous systems protective blood-brain barrier
in essence, opening it almost always correlates ...r better understanding the role of the blood-brain barrier
in disease processes. Scientists led by D. Craig Hooper, Ph.D., associate professor of cancer biol...
Rush researchers participate in worldwide AIDS initiative led by Imperial College London
...and affordable tools and help remove one important barrier
to the effective implementation of AIDS care in these countries," said professor Stephen Smith, principal of the faculty of medicine at Imperial College London....
MRI contrast agent can detect heart attack in the making
...HDL or good cholesterol, moves freely through this barrier
to carry cholesterol out of plaques to the liver, ...t HDL-like molecules that could travel through the barrier
and attach to the cells in which cholesterol accumulates. The peptide, called 37pA, mimics a major p...
Inhibiting blood to save the brain
... might also have applications to other blood-brain barrier
diseases where blood leakage and microglia activation is present such as spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's disease or stroke. ...
Multislice CT speeds the diagnosis of chest pain in the emergency room
...e clear images in very obese patientsalthough this barrier
may fall as manufacturers work on new imaging methods. Another concern is radiation exposure, noted Pim J. de Feyter, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C., University Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in an accompanying editorial in the Feb. 27, 2007, issue of...
Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia
...y FTD) because the surgery breeches the protective barrier
between the blood and the testes, called the blood...ch sperm are produced) are protected by a physical barrier
of Sertoli cells. The tight connections between these cells prevent blood-borne infections and poiso...
New research brings initial find of Alois Alzheimer to fore once again
...ings that implicate blood flow and the blood-brain barrier
transport mechanism as key components of the Alzheimer's disease process. The technology has been licensed to Socratech, a Rochester biotech company created by Zlokovic to search for new treatments for Alzheimer's and stroke. Miano has served as a ...
Aspirin saves lives of cancer patients suffering heart attacks, despite fears of bleeding
...emotherapy by reducing cardiovascular disease as a barrier
and long term risk. He and anesthesiologist Mona Sarkiss, M.D., Ph.D., made the observation that patients with thrombocytopenia who suffered a heart attack and were being treated in the intensive care unit at M. D. Anderson tended to die more ofte...
Important factors in compliance with HIV regimens identified; and more
...ity of medication access is an important adherence barrier
that individuals have little opportunity to facilitate. Patient-level adherence can be determined only when a steady supply of medication exists." Citation: Mills EJ, Nachega JB, Bangsberg DR, Singh S, Rachlis B, et al. (2006) Adherence to antiretr...
Interaction between lymph and liver cells may affect immune response
...lial cells that line blood vessels form a physical barrier
that prevents nave (unactivated) T cells from acce...emains as to how T cells can cross the endothelial barrier
to interact with liver cells. A collaborative work between Alessandra Warren and David Le Couteur ...
Alzheimer's alarm over anesthetics
...n particular could make the protective blood-brain barrier
leaky, allowing immune tissue or unwanted debris into the brain. Now animals studies and test tube experiments are beginning to show that certain anaesthetics reduce the rate at which brain cells are born and develop, a factor that seems to be impor...
Alarming revelation: Women over 50 live in fear
...n. "Fear of violence needs to be recognised as a barrier
to older people's social connectedness and the health and wellbeing of older women specifically." Professor Lovie-Kitchin said women on lower incomes reported feeling vulnerable when managing their money, accessing transport, and ensuring their hom...
Tipsheet: Focus on gait training, pain relief, pressure ulcers and hearing aid training
... surrounding skin. Therefore, developing a natural barrier
against the infection associated with direct skeletal attachment of limb prostheses may be possible. We preliminarily conclude that the experimental porous pylon provided an inviting environment for the surrounding tissues....
Some patients stop needing antidepressant medication after having plastic surgery
...ere unhappy about, we helped remove a self-imposed barrier
and ultimately improved their self-esteem."...
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