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Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety

...system worn around the neck that detects the vocal cord vibrations typical of laughter as transmitted through the bones. The system can distinguish up to 90 percent of laughs from vibrations produced by speech. The goal is to provide a tool for better, more accurate studies of laughter's impact on health....

Radiologists attempt to solve mystery of Tut's demise

... defect in the skull base through which the spinal cord emerges," Dr. Selim said. Dr. Selim's team did not escape the so-called curse that is said to plague anyone who disrupts the remains of the boy king. "While performing the CT scan of King Tut, we had several strange occurrences," he said. "The e...

Clinical study results using Aldagen's product to isolate cord blood stem cells presented at ASH

...ng its ALDESORT product to isolate stem cells from cord blood. The trial is being conducted by Joanne Kur...rsity physician who pioneered the use of umbilical cord blood as a treatment for fatal childhood cancers and genetic diseases in 1993. Dr. Kurtzberg presen...

Antenatal fish oil supplements boost kids' hand-eye coordination

...other's age and duration of breast feeding. High cord blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids at birth (from fish oil) were strongly associated with good hand-eye coordination, while low levels of omega 6 fatty acids, found in many vegetable oils, were not. Prompted by concerns about mercury content in ce...

Study offers window into human behavior, brain disease

...n Parkinson's disease, motor neurons of the spinal cord and motor cortex degenerate in ALS and specific memory-forming medial temporal lobe neurons die in early Alzheimer's disease. "We hope to add von Economo neurons to that list," says Seeley. "It's a pretty important list to fill in, but for FTD ther...

Psychological treatments improve outcomes for back pain sufferers

... States. "Surgery, opioids, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulators, implantable drug delivery systems -- every one of those particular alternatives is much more expensive and has poorer or at best equal outcomes compared to rehabilitation programs that include psychological components," said Turk. "The p...

Pacifier use assists in reducing the incidence of SIDS

... In order to prevent strangulation, do not place a cord around a child's neck to hold a pacifier. Look for pacifiers that have a ring. A symmetrical nipple permits the pacifier to remain in the correct sucking position. Dispose of the pacifier after use; it is not sanitary to keep it or give it aw...

National research network launched to seek better treatments for brain injury, stroke and seizures

...ers a stroke, a massive seizure, a brain or spinal cord injury, or another major emergency affecting the brain, spine or nerves. Every two minutes, someone dies from one of these conditions. Many others are left permanently disabled. To reduce this toll, it will take better treatments that can be delive...

Updated rates of common US neurological disorders

... five out of every 100,000 have a new onset spinal cord injury each year. As for childhood neurological disorders, the study found nearly six out of every 1,000 children have autism, with two out of every 1,000 children having cerebral palsy. This review looked at currently available literature, which...

NIH awards $1 million to Temple University Hospital for neurological treatment studies

...injuries, seizures, stroke, meningitis, and spinal cord injuries. Each year, approximately 15 million adults and children visit the emergency department for acute neurological disorders. It is critical to provide optimal care during the first hours of neurological emergencies, which are mostly assessed ...

Inhibiting blood to save the brain

...and microglia activation is present such as spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's disease or stroke. ...

MIT brace aids stroke recovery

...led paralyzed victims with certain kinds of spinal cord injuries to move their arms. In 2004, Narendran and McBean won the MIT $50K business plan competition and shortly afterward started the Boston-based company Myomo (an acronym for "my own motion") to develop a new class of medical technology they call...

Nanoparticles can track cells deep within living organisms

...helial progenitor cells taken from human umbilical cord blood. Such cells can be primed to help build new blood vessels when injected into the body. The researchers believe nanoparticle-labeled stem cells like these could prove useful for monitoring tumors and diagnosing and treating cardiovascular proble...

Study suggests use of stem cell transplantation is beneficial treatment of type 1 diabetes

...ndritic cells, T-regulatory lymphocytes, umbilical cord cells, embryonic or adult stem cells, and allogenic bone marrow transplantation in addition to further studies with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Research in this field is likely to explode in the next few years and should inclu...

Researchers discover gene crucial for nerve cell insulation

...o the insulating material that coats an electrical cord or wire, keeping nerve impulses from dissipating, allowing them to travel farther and faster along the length of the nerve cell. The researchers discovered how a defect in just one copy of the gene, known as early growth response gene 2 (EGR2) affe...

Sleep deprivation can threaten competent decision-making

... related to neural activity in the brain or spinal cord of humans. The authors found that the nucleus accumbens, an area in the brain involved with the anticipation of reward, becomes selectively more active when high risk-high payoff choices were made under conditions of sleep deprivation. Further, th...

New therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases

... central nervous system - the brain and the spinal cord - that do not function well, in particular, those signals that cause the death of nerve cells. There are basically two types of cells in the central nervous system: neurones and the glial cells. Both types are sensitive to these functioning errors an...

Innovative education scheme sees fewer rugby players suffering spinal injuries

... researcher writing in this week's BMJ. Spinal cord injuries, although rare, are a major cause of permanently disabling injuries and death in rugby. In 2001 a wide-ranging injury prevention programme was introduced by the New Zealand Rugby Union in partnership with the Accident Compensation Corp...

Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration

...a CNS related injury. Using optic nerve and spinal cord tissues as in vivo models and dissociated retinal ...gnificant implications for the treatment of spinal cord injuries, and is a vital "next step" in bringing this new technology to clinical use. The second p...

Developments in tissue engineering offer new sources for stem cell treatments

...NARY INCONTINENCE (Abstract 1672) Human umbilical cord blood has received increased attention in recent y... Stony Brook, NY and Seoul, Korea explored whether cord blood stem cells can be used effectively in treating urinary incontinence in women. 32 women with ...

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