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Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats

...a potentially lethal aneurysm, blood flow from the heart must be temporarily blocked with a clamp. After 30 minutes, this lack of blood flow can result in the death of specialized spinal cord neurons called spinal inhibitory neurons, leading to irreversible spasticity and rigidity, or loss of muscle cont...

Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients

...t may help predict mortality risk in patients with heart failure and help doctors to better tailor treatmen... on a study involving 147 patients with congestive heart failure, which is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to keep up with the body's demands...

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

...ns and lipids as seen in ARMD). But, unlike in the heart or brain, where the extra blood vessels can have a benefit, in the eye the new vessels wreak havoc, leaking fluid and blood and leading to vision loss. Current treatments for neovascular eye diseases include thermal lasers and anti-angiogenic drugs, ...

The general public lacks basic medical knowledge

...easure people's minimal medical knowledge (MMK) of heart attack, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary dise...om HIV infection"" and "What are the symptoms of a heart attack"" It was tested on 185 adults. The average score was just 32%, and no one scored 100%. The...

Mercury's link to heart disease begins in blood vessel walls

..., misunderstood protein suggests mercury's link to heart disease can be traced to activation of this enzyme, which triggers a process leading to plaque buildup in blood vessel walls. The study examined three forms of mercury, matching its characteristics in the environment. Each form of mercury caused ch...

Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery

... a drug called aprotinin to reduce bleeding during heart surgery does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study in the June issue of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

A new zest for life

...ness, cholesterol and reduces the risk factors for heart disease by improving the markers of atherosclerosi... less tired and had reduced their risk factors for heart disease. Until recently many doctors considered this condition not worthy of treatment. Now a new ...

Urgent need for guidance on mobile phone use in clinical care

...uch as diabetes, asthma, hypertension and coronary heart disease. The UK and the US are leading the way in application of this technology, such as through the use of patient self-monitoring devices. However, very little guidance exists on the safe use of this technology, the authors found. They checke...

New hope for severe heart disease patients

...ng stem cells can alleviate the condition, improve heart function and increase quality of life for people with severe heart disease. Executive Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Professor Bob Graham,...

Inactive kids storing up illness for the future

...ying computer games. Family history of diabetes or heart disease in parents is a risk factor for development of diabetes or heart disease in their children. However, the researchers found that children of parents with a family his...

Soy nuts may improve blood pressure in postmenopausal women

...ide. The most common-and deadly-result is coronary heart disease, according to background information in th...th high blood pressure have four times the risk of heart disease as women with normal blood pressure. Francine K. Welty, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at Bet...

Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day may help prevent gout

... impact on health conditions from breast cancer to heart disease. Among its complex effects on the body, coffee or its components have been linked to lower insulin and uric acid levels on a short-term basis or cross-sectionally. These and other mechanisms suggest that coffee consumption may affect the ri...

New insights into chronic inflammation and atherosclerosis

...ases are associated with a high rate of death from heart disease. One explanation is a greater susceptibil...diseases. Age, body mass index, family history of heart disease, and other traditional cardiovascular risk factors were similar in both groups. All specime...

Why Good Things Happen to Good People

...ic illness, including HIV, multiple sclerosis, and heart problems. And studies show that people of all ages who help others on a regular basis, even in small ways, feel happiest. Why Good Things Happen to Good People tells the stories of lives transformed by giving. Its love and longevity scale allows re...

COX inhibitors may weaken protective qualities of estrogen hormone therapy

...ool of Medicine found in a database study of women heart patients that COX inhibitors such as traditional n...Ds) may undermine any purported protection against heart disease in participants taking estrogen therapy. The results were described this week in PLoS Medic...

Rosiglitazone -- Seeking a balanced approach to avoid panic among patients

...one. The NEJM analysis suggests that the risk of a heart attack increases by 43% for patients taking rosigl...mpared to control groups, and the risk of death by heart attack by 64%. The tone of the NEJM paper is one of urgency, yet GSK has responded by stating it "...

Same-day coronary angiography and surgery safe for many patients

... this research could be significant: Nearly 48,000 heart valve replacement or repair surgeries were registered with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database in 2005, the researchers point out. Coronary angiography, which is recommended preoperatively for all patients who are considered at risk...

Investigational nonstimulant Guanfacine XR significantly improved child, adolescent ADHD symptoms

...sedation (13 percent). Mean decreases observed in heart rate, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure were modest. In trial 304, common treatment related adverse events greater than 5 percent included somnolence (27 percent), fatigue (9.4 percent) and nausea (5.1 percent). Small to modest changes in b...

Moderate drinking lowers women's risk of heart attack

...e a significantly lower risk of having a non-fatal heart attack than women who are life-time abstainers, ep...th were nearly three times more likely to suffer a heart attack than abstainers, results showed. One difference in the protective pattern among drinke...

UW study to clarify safety, effectiveness of hormone therapy during menopause

...gen-induced changes in markers of atherosclerosis, heart disease, inflammation, and blood hypercoagulability. ...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science ... mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications for the ... alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; the first, Rod ... is the Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics and ... investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Boston ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... A new study published in Cancer Research ... liver and colon cancers—can promote the development of skin ... proliferation and survival of sun-damaged skin cells. , Previously ... seven proteins called sirtuins that help regulate genomic stability ... aging. SIRT6 helps repair DNA damage, which can lead ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... is how to produce enough food to feed the ... Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that food ... to feed a growing global population, and plants are ... production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, vegetables, and more—feed humans ... must tap into our knowledge of how plants work ...
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