Tag: "degenerative" at medical news

Study ties 'new' cell-death mechanism to developmental and degenerative brain disorders

...ished online Feb. 26, 2006. Until now, theories on degenerative cell death have centered on defective proteins and/or their accumulation and aggregation in the brain. "The neurodegeneration field has been dominated by the hypothesis of misfolded proteins and their aggregation, but the identification of KCNC3 muta...

Risk takers may have lower rates of Parkinson's disease

...rosurgery and Psychiatry. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative neurological disorder, which becomes more common with older age. But its cause is still unclear. The research team compared 106 patients with confirmed Parkinson's disease with 106 healthy people of the same age and sex. Both groups completed a valid...

Awards totaling $6.2 million to create major genetic testing lab at University of Iowa

...ration, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and related degenerative diseases of the eye, Stone added. "I am absolutely... Usher Syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases." FFB currently funds more than 150 research studies at 55 institutions worldwide, includin...

Imaging changes treatment for lower back pain

... lives. Chronic lower back pain is often caused by degenerative changes in the spine and is commonly treated by steroid and anesthetic injections to the small joints of the spine called the facet joints. "Facet joint injections can be a good short-term treatment alternative in some patients, but these injections ...

Stem cells from muscles can repair cartilage

...y occurs due to injury or illness, and can lead to degenerative disease. Treatments and experimental approaches to repair this articular cartilage have achieved limited results, but currently there is no method to fully restore this type of injured cartilage. Tissue engineering involving the delivery of therapeut...

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease is devoted to metal ions and neurodegenerative diseases

...n trace amounts, participate in many metabolic and degenerative processes. The recent issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (Volume 8, Issue 2) published by IOS Press is devoted to "Metal Ions and Neurodegenerative Diseases" and presents a collection of important papers dedicated to uncovering the role of v...

Researchers discover new way to stimulate brain to release antioxidants

...xidative stress resulting from ischemic stroke and degenerative disorders....

Hebrew University scientists develop prototype drug to prevent osteoporosis

...ars in humans. Osteoporosis is the most widespread degenerative disease in developed countries and can lead to multiple fractures, disability and complications, and even death. The scientists' findings have thus assigned, for the first time, a physiological function to CB2 in preserving bone density and showed ...

Dietary intake of antioxidants associated with reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration

... JAMA. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative disorder of the macula, the central part of the retina, and is the most common cause of irreversible blindness in developed countries, according to background information in the article. Late-stage AMD results in an inability to read, recognize faces...

Million dollar life savers

... and physical exercise can delay the onset of some degenerative brain diseases such as Huntington's Disease (HD). This fatal disease is characterized by degeneration of the significant areas of the brain such as the cortex and striatum, producing motor, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms. HD was thought to be t...

Brain research wins $1 million

... and physical exercise can delay the onset of some degenerative brain diseases such as Huntington's Disease (HD). "To be chosen for this Fellowship is a great honour as I was competing with Australia's top medical researchers," Dr Hannan said. "Attracting medical research funding can be tough, so the Pfizer Fell...

Passive smoking almost doubles risk of degenerative eye disease

...oking almost doubles the risk of the progressively degenerative eye disease, age related macular degeneration, shows research in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The macula lies at the centre of retina at the back of the eye. It's crucial for fine central vision, which is essential for tasks, such as reading...

Mice models developed at UCSD to benefit patients with multiple system atrophy

...s will help researchers develop therapies for this degenerative disease by enabling us to study potential treatments that might interfere with the aggregation of alpha-synuclein and slow the progression of multiple system atrophy," said Shults. Masliah added, "Development of these models may also prove relevant...

UCSF surgeon develops new spinal surgery technique

...inal reconstructive surgery for trauma, tumors and degenerative disease. His research focuses on new techniques for computer-guided, minimally invasive instrumentation and development of resorbable materials for spine stabilization and growth factor delivery. He is the first surgeon in California to do a percuta...

New clues into causes of scleroderma

...atients with the disease. Scleroderma is a chronic degenerative disease that afflicts more than 300,000 Americans, primarily women. The life-threatening disorder is marked by dramatic tissue damage including hardening of the skin, shrinking of muscles, and damage to organs and blood vessels. To date, physicians h...

Regular physical activity may strenghten knee cartilage

...aged men and women with a history of surgery for a degenerative meniscus tear. In the November 2005 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis ), they share evidence to support the therapeutic value of exercise for OA patients, for improving not only joint symptoms and ...

Slacker or sick?

...tive strain that lead to chronic pain and eventual degenerative problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tennis elbow or other serious neural and musculoskeletal injuries. The Temple researchers hope the findings could one day lead to early intervention techniques that would prevent permanent damage. ...

Evidence of a new hereditary joint disorder

While characteristic of osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative joint disease that affects some 20 million America...f the affected family members. Radiographs showed degenerative changes in the hips of all affected. Of particular interest, however, was the unusual arthroscopic ...

ASU secures $3.9 million to study spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders

...essment, diagnosis and treatment of neurologically degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's as well as traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and stroke. A grant to purchase a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy system will provide scientists an opportunity to advance basic biome...

Rutgers-Newark psychology researchers reveal link between body and action perception

...p of two patients suffering from an extremely rare degenerative neurological condition, a Rutgers-Newark Psycholog...and body movement was completely eradicated by the degenerative disease. The individuals participated in tasks that tested their ability to gauge the weight of box...

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