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Public leadership in neurology award honors Leeza Gibbons for Alzheimer's awareness efforts

...r advocacy of early diagnosis and as a champion of preserving cherished family memories. One unique feature of Leeza's Place is a program called Memory Television where families have the opportunity to create a video scrapbook of their memories. Families learn to view the camera as a nonjudgmental "listener" an...

New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm

...idance to neurosurgeons, increasing the chances of preserving the patient's life and function." Lawton likened t...re eliminates blood flow through an aneurysm while preserving flow to normal brain. The journal report details, through description and illustration, the six clas...

Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells

... so timely diagnosis and treatment is essential to preserving brain and motor function." Children transplanted after onset of symptoms do stabilize but exhibit minimal neurologic improvement, said Maria Luisa Escolar, MD, of UNC-CH, whose team assessed the neurological, cognitive and physical development of ea...

New hope for treating heart rhythm irregularity that often follows surgery

...pt to block inflammation of the heart tissue while preserving the normal inflammatory response in the rest of the body. "Our hope is that we can soon bring this treatment to the operating room and eliminate one of the major complications of heart surgery," Damiano says....

Study shows how sleep improves memory

...ed that time spent asleep also plays a key role in preserving memory. In this new study, twelve healthy, college-aged individuals were taught a sequence of skilled finger movements, similar to playing a piano scale. After a 12- hour period of either wake or sleep, respectively, the subjects were tested on thei...

Measures can help save frontal sinuses

...ovides a large area for the sinuses to drain while preserving sinus function," says Dr. Kountakis, who directs the Georgia Sinus and Allergy Center. He is corresponding author on a study published in the May/June issue of the American Journal of Rhinology that should help surgeons determine if patients are inst...

Hormone patch may provide some increase in sexual desire in menopausal women

... of estrogen and testosterone is more effective in preserving sexual desire. Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and colleagues conducted a 24-week, randomized, double blind, multicenter clinical trial in women who developed distressful low sexual desire after surgical menopa...

Breast conserving treatment an option for women with implants

...e are the patients who would be most interested in preserving their breasts and avoiding mastectomy. Between 1994 and 2004, researchers reviewed the records of 26 breast cancer patients with previously augmented breasts who were treated with breast conservation surgery and radiation at the Mayo Clinic. All pat...

Leading immunosuppressant CellCept significantly extends the lifespan of transplanted kidneys

...es to prevent the body rejecting the new organ. By preserving the transplanted organ with CellCept based combinations, doctors can help patients to keep their organs longer, thereby, reducing the burden on the already limited donor pool. One way to achieve this is by choosing combinations based on the low toxic...

Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions

...heir involvement could have a tremendous impact on preserving and protecting the health of New York City's Asian immigrants and those with whom they come in contact, Chin said. AIDS has reached epidemic proportions in parts of the Asia-Pacific region including China and India, with an estimated 8.2 million peop...

Scientists show how thinking can harm brain cells

...e phases of neurodegenerative diseases than simply preserving the cell body," Gelbard said....

As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution

...t-Kyoto mechanism to reward developing nations for preserving their forests. If deforestation rates in a given c... besides serving as a means of reducing emissions, preserving and expanding forests also helps ensure sustainable development and food security. And the other fun...

Hebrew University scientists develop prototype drug to prevent osteoporosis

...he first time, a physiological function to CB2 in preserving bone density and showed that it stimulates bone building and reduces bone loss. This indicates that substances that active the CB2 receptor can be used as basis for the development of drugs for osteoporosis patients. Indeed, the Hebrew University r...

Genetics plays a role in the side effects experienced by people taking painkillers

...the cardiovascular risk of COX-2 inhibitors, while preserving their efficacy for patients most likely to benefit from them and determining how these drugs might be administered to people initially at low risk for cardiovascular disease. "Typically when a drug causes hazardous side effects, the reaction is to su...

International HIV/AIDS trial finds continuous antiretroviral therapy superior to episodic therapy

...T--with the aims of reducing drug side effects and preserving treatment options--whenever their CD4+ cells were above 350 cells/mm3. (For more details see http://www.smart-trial.org ). The trial involved an international collaboration of 318 clinical sites in 33 countries. It began enrollment in January 2002 a...

Metabolic syndrome identified as risk factor for kidney-pancreas transplant patients

...he role a functioning pancreas transplant plays in preserving kidney transplant function in patients with metabolic syndrome so that long-term survival of both organs can continue to be improved....

Livers from non-heart beating donors would boost organ supply

...onors, survival rates are improving as new ways of preserving organs are found, say the authors. The British Transplant Society has also recently published guidelines on all aspects of non-heart beating donation, including ethical and legal issues. A reasonable prediction would be that non-heart beating donor l...

Problems at World Anti-Doping Agency will 'drive innocent athletes out of sport'

...s do not usually follow the minimal guidelines for preserving the integrity of samples," said Dr Rushall. "Similarly, the WADA banned-substances list is falsely assumed to include all of the substances that enhance sporting performance. That assumption is false. The WADA method of adding substances to its banne...

UCI researchers identify first compound to block progression of Alzheimer's disease

...erebral cortex that are essential for creating and preserving memories," said James L. McGaugh, research professor of neurobiology and behavior and a member of the National Academy of Sciences who pioneered the study of drug and stress-hormone influences on memory. "The evidence suggests the exciting prospect o...

New hope for tissue regeneration and joint repair

... plastic and can be expanded for several passages, preserving their multipotency," notes study leader Dr. Cosimo De Bari, an MRC clinician scientist and consultant rheumatologist at King's College London, UK. "A small periosteal biopsy represents a relatively easily accessible source of MSCs." This groundbreak...

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