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Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders

...hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM), a rare, degenerative muscle disease. In an unexpected finding, the research indicates that the approach also might benefit patients with certain kidney disorders. The scientists, led by Marjan Huizing, Ph.D., an associate investigator in NHGRIs Medical Genetics Branch,...

Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra

...y the National Institutes of Health. In cases of degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis, a condition that affects six times as many women as men and is especially prevalent among African-American women, surgery was twice as effective as non-surgical approaches in reducing pain and restoring functio...

Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases

... losing their sight due to neovascular and retinal degenerative diseases." Under the auspices of the new grant, ...and developing treatments for retinal vascular and degenerative diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinitis ...

Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma

...onal risk factors for Parkinson's disease or other degenerative parkinsonian syndromes. It involved 959 prevalent cases of parkinsonism (767 with Parkinson's disease) and 1989 controls recruited in Scotland, Italy, Sweden, Romania and Malta. Cases were defined using the UK Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Bank...

New study: Pycnogenol reduces heart failure

...enol administers a therapeutic effect to limit the degenerative process in patients predisposed to congestive heart failure, such as the aged." The study was conducted at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Elderly female mice (18 months old) were randomly divided into four groups: control mice, mice receiving P...

Exercise may lead to improvement in patients with Parkinson's

...xecution. Parkinson's Disease is a chronic and degenerative disease that leads to slowness, balance disorders, tremors and difficulty in walking. The disease results from the loss of dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. It is critical as a stimulator of motor system nerves in the body. While there is...

Exercise can cut coronary artery disease risk for some with MS

WASHINGTON -- Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative disease affecting the central nervous system of 400,000 Americans with 200 more diagnosed each week. The disease causes reduced nerve function and consequently a variety of symptoms. The most commonly reported symptoms include muscle weakness, spasti...

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes similar at molecular level

...s, the human version of mad cow disease, and other degenerative diseases are more closely related at the molecular level than scientists realized, a team reports this week in an advanced online publication of the journal Nature. While still preliminary, the research, could help scientists develop tools for dia...

Researchers discover gene crucial for nerve cell insulation

...tem is not well understood. Multiple sclerosis, a degenerative muscular disorder that can be fatal, results from the destruction of myelin in the central nervous system. ...

U of MN doctors uncover treatment for advanced ALD patients

...ne Marrow Transplantation. ALD is a progressive degenerative myelin disorder that affects young boys. Myelin is the insulation around the nerves and with ALD it breaks down over time and causes loss of hearing, sight, mobility, and general nerve function. Left untreated, patients with ALD will die, usually w...

Worldwide Parkinson's cases will double in next 25 years

...r the societal impact." Parkinsons disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impairs motor skills and walking. Despite the fact that the disease is treatable with a combination of medications, therapy and exercise, many individuals in the developing world do not receive appropriate ...

Study offers window into human behavior, brain disease

... a cell population that is a primary target of the degenerative brain disease known as frontotemporal dementia, wh...s us a new window into the early and cell-specific degenerative process, and we can use this window to better understand disease pathogenesis." The team, led by S...

Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine

...e telescopes that restore vision for patients with degenerative eye disease. The telescopes are powered by sunlight passing through the pupils to microscopic solar battery panels attached to the retinas. These scenarios illustrate potential clinical applications of technologies currently under development, says...

Smoking worsens knee osteoarthritis

...oint cartilage. Osteoarthritis, sometimes called degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage and may affect any bodily joint, including those in the fingers, hips, knees, lower back and feet, though weigh...

Smokers risk more painful and progressive osteoarthritis

...s of the Rheumatic Diseases. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition, which commonly affects the knees and fingers. Knee osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of disability among elderly people. The findings are based on 159 men who had osteoarthritis of the knees, and who were monitored for up...

New study finds treatment with certain anti-hypertensive drugs may reduce Alzheimer's disease

...atments for Alzheimers disease. This devastating, degenerative illness is of particular concern now Boomers begin to turn 60 and are at increased risk for developing cognitive impairment and Alzheimers disease. There is no convincing evidence that there is any available drug presently on the market to cure Alz...

High-resolution imaging with contrast agent shows promise in osteoarthritis research

...rch on the progression and treatment of the common degenerative disease osteoarthritis. Microcomputed tomography (microCT) which yields three-dimensional X-ray images with a resolution 100 times higher than clinical CT scans is commonly used to image bone for osteoporosis research but has not been useful for ...

More insight into Alzheimer's disease with Stanford discovery of possible cause

...cells of mice, the rodents develop symptoms of the degenerative brain disease. The finding, published in the November issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, offers researchers an insight into how humans may develop Alzheimer's, said the study's senior author Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, associate professor of ...

Light-sensitive photoswitches could restore sight to those with macular degeneration

...ls see, restoring light sensitivity in people with degenerative blindness such as macular degeneration. "We're asking the question, 'Can you control biological nanomolecules - in other words, proteins - with light?'" said center director and neurobiologist Ehud Y. Isacoff, professor of molecular and cell biology...

Obesity tied to higher risk of complications in spinal surgery, Jefferson neurosurgeon finds

... of thoracic and lumbar spinal surgery for routine degenerative conditions that he performed from 2002 to 2005 at Rush University Medical Center and the Neurological and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago. He found that 71 percent of his patients were overweight, including 39 percent who were obese numbers, he say...

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