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Carnegie Mellon receives NIMH/NSF grant to examine mechanisms that underlie neuronal synchronization
...n Urban has received a $979,000 grant as part of a joint
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) program to elucidate how cellular and molecular changes in neurons lead to their synchronized firing. Ultimately, this work is critical to understanding brain disorders,...
Nobel Laureate keynote speaker at conference on nanomedicine, geriatric care, brain injury
...andards of the Medical Society of Virginia through joint
sponsorship of Lewis Gale CME Organization, the Montgomery Regional Hospital, and the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is anticipated that the Lewis Gale CME Organization will designate this educational activity for a maximum o...
Study shows antibiotic-resistant bacteria responsible for increase in muscle infections
...ons as well as invasive infections such as bone or joint
infections or pneumonia. Failure by physicians to suspect this kind of drug-resistant staph can lead to treatment with the wrong antibiotic. Pyomyositis is an acute bacterial infection of skeletal muscle that produces an abscess within the muscle. M...
MRI on the cheap and on the go
...g authorities on NMR/MRI technology. Pines holds a joint
appointment as a chemist with Berkeley Lab's Mater...RI technique along with Dmitry Budker, who holds a joint
appointment with Berkeley Lab's Nuclear Science Division and UC Berkeley's Physics Department. Shouj...
A new approach to rheumatoid arthritis
...disease marked by chronic inflammation, leading to joint
pain and destruction. Pain and inflammation in the...ad substantially less inflammation, arthritis, and joint
destruction, compared with rats that had undergone the same treatment but received no active drug. T...
Eastern Europe, Middle East tops in cardiovascular disease deaths
... 2006, at the World Congress of Cardiology 2006, a joint
meeting of the European Society of Cardiology and the World Heart Federation held this year in Barcelona, Spain. The regional differences in health outcomes observed in the analysis are likely due to a combination of such factors as genetics, diet, ...
Key study offers hope to patients with lung and joint disease
...amage and scarring that leads to organ failure and joint
pain. These drugs trigger a process of cell 'suicide' called apoptosis in which the inflammatory cells, called neutrophils, destroy themselves before being removed by scavenger cells, called macrophages. The Edinburgh scientists have spent years dev...
New findings could lead to vaccine for severe malaria
...ia hits pregnant women and children the hardest. A joint
study between Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Makerere University in Uganda has now produced some important findings on how the malaria parasite conceals itself in the placenta. Plasmodium falciparium is the name of by far the most virulent of t...
Tumor necrosis factor blockers may not cause cancer after all
...immune, inflammatory disease marked by progressive joint
and organ damage, face a high risk of developing cancer. Their vulnerability, especially to lymphoma and leukemia, may be due to the nature of RA. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) antagonis...
Modified home video game shows promise for stroke rehabilitation
...cally for rehabilitation, nor can it measure exact joint
movement or provide force feedback. But such systems may be attractive for clinics that can't afford more expensive equipment and could open the door for supplemental home training with remote monitoring by a clinician over an Internet connection. ...
NASA technology helping injured US troops
... walker that supported the pelvis and imitated hip joint
movement, which ultimately alleviated pain to injured patients by reducing the amount of weight placed on the legs. In 2003, Enduro Medical Technologies, East Hartford, Conn., licensed these patented NASA technologies and modified the cable-compli...
Montreal researchers make a major strategic breakthrough in controling the AIDS virus
...uld start during the coming year. Thanks to the joint
efforts of the Universit de Montral, the CHUM Research Centre, Gnome Qubec, Genome Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the NIH, and the Fonds de la recherche en sant du Qubec (FRSQ), Quebec...
Idursulfase is effective treatment for Hunter syndrome, clinical trial concludes
...d organs leads to severe problems that can include joint
stiffness, breathing difficulties, heart problems, enlargement of the spleen and liver, coarsening of facial features and skeletal deformities, developmental delays and neurologic disease, and, ultimately, an early death. Muenzer estimates there are ...
Arthritis drug helps debilitating inflammatory disease
...life. Other problems, including fever, meningitis, joint
damage, vision and hearing loss, and mental retardation, can follow. NOMID is one of a group of illnesses that NIAMS Clinical Director Daniel Kastner M.D., Ph.D. has designated autoinflammatory diseases, because of their seemingly unprovoked episodes...
Stroke risk should determine anti-clotting treatment
...ricans and 4.5 million Europeans, according to the joint
statement. The number of patients with atrial fib...ve hypertension or heart disease, according to the joint
statement. For people under age 70, especially those with recurrent AF and no evidence of underlying...
Increased odds of rheumatoid arthritis in women smokers without genetic risk factor
...e in which the patient's immune system attacks the joint
linings. It is the most serious and debilitating form of arthritis. Interaction between genes and environmental factors is considered to be fundamentally important in complex autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The authors base t...
Who calls for stronger collaboration between HIV/AIDS and TB programs in the developing world
...fight TB." Now, a ten-year work plan to increase joint
TB/HIV programmes in countries with a high burden of HIV-related TB has been published and is outlined in this month's issue. The Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 details how collaboration will ensure 3 million co-infected will benefit from antiretr...
New MRI technique quickly builds 3-D images of knees
...re doing one plane." For example, when imaging a joint
like the knee - Block's inspiration for developing the new technique - suppressing the fat signal in bone provides image contrast between bone and the cartilage surface. The conventional data-acquisition method would spend half its scan time suppress...
Matrilin-3 gene discovered to prevent onset of osteoarthritis
...at the loss of the gene leads to osteoarthritis, a joint
disease that is caused by deterioration of cartila...causes of the disease or inflicting an injury on a joint
to mimic a sports injury or trauma. "In the long term, it helps us understand the mechanism of hum...
UT Southwestern orthopaedic surgeons first in area to use knee replacements designed for women
...ions, some women describe a "bulky" feeling in the joint
despite better function. The front of the new impl...e angle difference between the pelvis and the knee joint
taken into account with the new implant affects how the kneecap tracks over the end of thefemur as...
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