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Enhancing innate immunity improves Crohn's disease symptoms

...ntra-abdominal infections. Frequently, scar tissue closes off sections of the intestine, and patients need surgery to eliminate those blockages. Korzenik and co-principal investigator Brian K. Dieckgraefe, M.D., Ph.D., a Washington University gastroenterologist and staff physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospita...

Newly discovered gene may predict aggressive ovarian cancer

...enes in the same area. Rsf-1 typically opens and closes the scaffolding structure of DNA, which acts as the gatekeeper to protein manufacturing. The Hopkins scientists say that when Rsf-1 is amplified, it may disturb this process and create more space for protein production of certain genes that may prom...

MIST study explores link between migraines and hole in heart

...verted to the lungs. After birth, the hole usually closes on its own. However, in a small percentage of adults, a large PFO remains--and about half of those patients have severe migraine headaches with aura. Dr. Wilmshurst was among the first researchers to observe improvement in migraine headaches in pat...

Jefferson scientists test new device for fixing holes in hearts of young stroke patients

...spital, Philadelphia. "For most of us, the opening closes within months after birth." The symptoms occur--o...rms. It is positioned on both sides of the PFO and closes like a clamshell around the hole. After several months, cells grow over and cover the device and it...

Perfect timing: Cardiologists meet in Chicago during May's National Stroke Awareness Month

...by is born and begins to breathe, the hole usually closes on its own--but when it doesn't, the PFO can allow blood clots to pass directly from the right side of the heart to the left, where they are pumped to the brain, causing a stroke. Interventional cardiologists prevent PFO from causing a stroke by thre...

Surgical plugs in ear's bone stops strange form of severe dizziness

...gging procedure - which essentially compresses and closes off the canal - often helps restore their hearing. They note that improvements in hearing occurred in five of 29 patients who underwent surgery for the disorder between 1996 and 2005. They add that the risk of hearing loss is very low in patients ...

Coordination of primary health care and hospital care reduces readmission in COPD

...cine research project started on January 2000 that closes with this publication. The design of integrated health care of these initiatives makes health specialists much more accessible to patients, primarily thanks to an only telephonic switchboard for these patients. Furthermore, COPD patients receive a...

Road wends its way through stomach

...ractive," said Brasseur. "The sphincter opens and closes in a controlled way to regulate the flow of nutrient to the small intestines. Sensor cells in the intestines modulate the opening and closing." Two types of muscle contractions control food movement in the stomach. One type of contraction, antral co...

Astrolab Industry Day to showcase European research technology on ISS

...ividual interviews for the media. The programme closes with two highlights: A visit of the ESTEC test facilities where the Automated Transfer Vehicle ATV, which will be launched next year to the ISS, can be seen, and a presentation of the latest 3-D photos and videos that Thomas Reiter took recently on t...

Georgetown establishes leading institute for global and national health law

...rds a system that is up-to-date and rational, that closes regulatory gaps and eliminates overlaps, and that is responsive to modern public health concerns rather than century-old public health crises. Studying the ethical and legal questions raised by use of brain scanning and other biotechnologies to a...

Dua anti-reflux stent relieves GI upper cancer distress

...k, it functions as a pressure-sensitive valve that closes when stomach pressure increases thereby preventing... valve and attached it to the bile duct stent that closes whenever the pressure in the intestines increases so as to prevent backflow into the bile ducts. Lab...

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