Tag: "system" at medical news
Exercise helps recovery from chemotherapy for breast cancer
...xercise can help a breast-cancer survivor's immune system
bounce back after therapy." She noted that, during the recruitment phase, some women said that their doctors had counseled them not to exercise after therapy. Additional test results showed improvements in various physical functions, such as enduran...
New strategy for protecting brain against Alzheimer's disease: Enhancing the innate immune system
...innate -- or more primitive -- part of the immune system
may play a role in the development of Alzheimer's ...althy people, cells belonging to the innate immune system
called macrophages, cleared amyloid-beta in a test tube test developed at UCLA. However, the macro...
Arm swelling common among young breast cancer patients
...ed by a build-up of lymphatic fluid. The lymphatic system
serves as a source of immune cells and includes or...on can disrupt the flow of lymph fluid. "The lymph system
is like a freeway," Paskett said. "If there is construction or a wreck, all of the cars back up. Tha...
Increasing the success of liver transplants by managing levels of anti-rejection drugs
... process control methodology and a novel Web-based system
to review each patient's CNI levels to determine potential toxicity, possible modification of the patient's target range due to post-transplant complications, excessive variation of immunosuppressant levels in the blood, and if the CNI levels were wi...
Chemotherapy for brain tumors is boosted after vaccine targets resistance-related antigen
...s called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The immune system
recognizes the peptide, Tyrosinase-Related Protein (TRP)-2, as a foreign invader, making it a significant target for immunotherapy. "Our findings suggest that TRP-2 could be a powerful molecule linking chemotherapy and immunotherapy," said Keith L. ...
Can't serve an ace? Could be muscle fatigue
...also offer insight into the symptoms of some motor system
diseases such as Parkinson's disease. The abnormal movements were likely to relate, in part, to a disturbed sense of effort, he said....
Study explains why up to eight percent of cancers go undetected
...n. "True whole-body scans with the advanced PET/CT system
enable us to better diagnose and treat cancer. I think that the new true whole body PET/CT protocol that we've been testing will become the standard for all PET centers because of its noninvasive nature, large field of view, accuracy, ease of use, sp...
Promising new TB drug enters clinical trial
...r decades with no symptoms. However, if the immune system
is weakened by age, HIV or other infections, M. tb may be re-activated and the active form of the disease may emerge. Although most common in other countries where HIV prevalence is highest, approximately 14,000 cases of active TB are reported to the...
Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics
...many fine branching processes similar to the root system
of a tree that allow them to 'talk' with neighbouring neurons, often as many as five to 10,000 at a time." Alcohol appears to be particularly damaging to the "white matter" or "hard wiring" of the brain, and can also cause shrinkage or retraction o...
Changes advocated in license renewals for elderly drivers
...ve, the majority of states "do not have any formal system
for requiring a medical examination, but rather on...ield recommended that a more uniform and stringent system
of license renewals be adopted by state legislatures. These rules should address the unique problems...
New memory aid helps dementia sufferers remember as time goes by
... aid. Based on an interactive multimedia computer system
and a clearer understanding of how dementia suffer...sation prompt. A 'stop and talk' button allows the system
to be frozen at any point. The research team has built a range of innovative features into the way t...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for June 2005 (second issue)
... received home health care in 1998 had respiratory system
disease as their primary diagnosis. COPD and pneumonia are, respectively, the fourth and fifth most frequent reasons for hospital discharge to home care for Medicare patients. The expert subcommittee pointed out that chest physicians and pulmonologi...
Students revamp tractor for use by workers with disabilities
... The ranger said he plans to replace the hydraulic system
that powers the lift with an electric motor that will not require the tractor's engine to be started before the lift can be activated. He also wants to install sturdier, more permanent grips in place of the rope handholds placed by the students. Over...
New base for North American cancer screening pioneers
...ation, is currently developing a new early warning system
to aid the effective treatment of skin cancer and skin damaged by sunburn. It plans to use its new base at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne to push the commercial development of its world first 'skin physical' test using information gleaned fro...
Novel approach for eradicating prostate cancer wins award for young Hebrew University researcher
...tion of prostate cancer cells by the immunological system
has been developed by a Ph.D. student at the Hebre... tumor cells alone. Among the cells in the immune system
that protect against the growth of tumorous growths are the natural killer (NK) cells, which are abl...
European working time directive may put doctors' and patients' lives at risk
...kers' health and safety, but the current NHS shift system
could threaten doctors' and, moreover, patients' s...ients and doctors of long working hours. Any shift system
should have as few successive night shifts as possible, with a maximum of three consecutive nights. ...
Planned home births in the United States are safe, say researchers
... are often not well integrated into the healthcare system
in the United States and evidence on the safety of such home births is limited. In the largest study of its kind internationally to date, researchers analysed over 5000 home births involving certified professional midwives across the United States an...
Non-invasive MRI technique distinguishes between Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia
...e of just under 63. They were studied using an MRI system
with a magnetic field strength of 1.5 Tesla, a common system
in clinics and hospitals in the United States. The researchers successfully used arterial spin label...
Researchers discover 'window on the brain' that could help treat disorders
...and Computation Grid, a high-performance computing system
dedicated to the analysis of imaging data on brain structure and function. The grid harnesses the collective processing power of 100 computers and makes the translational nature of this new process possible. Electrical Geodesics is a direct spin-off ...
Stem cells grown in lab mirror normal developmental steps
...kins investigators. The Johns Hopkins researchers' system
involves the study of existing embryonic stem cell lines derived from in vitro fertilization methods, and so doesn't require generation of embryos through cloning, a technique recently reported by South Korean scientists. In their report on the work...
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