Tag: "insulation" at medical news
Promising diagnostic tools for multiple sclerosis developed at Yale
...urological disease resulting from damage to myelin insulation
surrounding nerve fibers, and to nerve fibers themselves. MS symptoms can include muscle weakness or paralysis, loss of vision, loss of coordination, fatigue, pain and memory loss. There is currently no cure for MS. Existing medications and treatment...
Launch milestone achieved: Last-ever look at CryoSat
... checked and the outer fabric-layer of the thermal insulation
blanket had been adjusted, the final 'red-tagged' items were removed from the spacecraft before the fairing was carefully closed. This was time for the ESA and Astrium engineers at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome to take a step back and take one last look at...
Mice models developed at UCSD to benefit patients with multiple system atrophy
...rocytes, a type of cell in the brain that provides insulation
for the nerve processes in the brain. The presence of alpha-synuclein was first identified in the human brain by researchers at UCSD. Mice were genetically engineered in Masliah's laboratory to express high amounts of alpha-synuclein in oligodendroc...
JCI table of contents, January 26, 2006
...lerosis (MS) is characterized by loss of the fatty insulation
of nerve endings called myelin, a process known as "demyelination". It is thought that a specific part of the immune system, known as the innate immune system, promotes demyelination by tricking the cells of the central nervous system (CNS) into thin...
Combining multiple treatments improves multiple sclerosis therapy
...blood cells known as lymphocytes attack the myelin insulation
on nerves in the spinal cord and brain. Glatiramer acetate (GA) is a drug currently approved for MS treatment, but new therapies are needed to improve effectiveness and reduce side effects. Now, in a study appearing online on March 16 in advance of...
News briefs from Heart Rhythm 2006
...age, infection and lead failures caused by wire or insulation
breakage. Abstract 3279: First Acute Demonstration of Leadless Pacing in Patients Using Acoustic Energy Saturday, May 20, 8:00-9:30 AM, Room 162AB (Session #AB49) Racial, Gender Disparities Found Among ICD Patients A new study underscores previou...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, green chemistry breakthroughs
...e's decision to produce a full line of fiber glass insulation
made without formaldehyde or formaldehyde-generating materials. They are the first company in the world to make this dramatic switch. Guy Clamen is a project scientist with Rohm and Haas Company in Valbonne, France. He graduated as a chemical en...
U of MN doctors uncover treatment for advanced ALD patients
...n 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 within three to five years of diagnosis. There is no cure, but the p...
Insulating houses improves health and well-being
...were split into two groups. The first did not have insulation
installed, whilst properties in the second group were fitted with a standard insulation
package, which included ceiling insulation
and draught stopping around doors and windows. The re...
IceSAR campaign provides glimpse of future Sentinel-1 images over ice
...limate forecasting as it both acts as a blanket of insulation
between the water and the atmosphere and, unlike open water, strongly reflects incident sunlight. Consistent information on sea ice conditions over large areas and over long time periods are required which is exactly what the Sentinel-1 mission will...