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Short stressful events may improve working memory

... effect on learning and emotion. However, acute stress -- a short stressful incident -- may ... in trials using rodents as an animal model, that acute stress can produce a beneficial effect on ... emotion. Specifically, they demonstrated that acute stress increases transmission of the ...

Your brain on -- and off -- caffeine

... what was taking place physiologically during acute caffeine abstinence, including the likely ... and decreased alertness. More specifically, acute caffeine abstinence increased brain blood flow, ... for commonly reported withdrawal headaches. acute caffeine abstinence also produced changes in EEG ...

Poor treatment for common vertebral compression fractures

... investigated the prognosis and course of such acute compression fractures", says Professor Tommy ... compression fracture. Once the initial period of acute pain had passed, the patients' condition improved ... and advice that is given to patients with an acute vertebral compression fracture is far from ...

Ocera Therapeutics licenses novel treatment for acute hepatic encephalopathy from UCLB

... related to the compound for the treatment of acute hepatic encephalopathy (AHE). The compound ... AHE in patients with advanced liver cirrhosis and acute liver failure. The licensing agreement is ... research includes a study which demonstrated an acute and sustained reduction of systemic ammonia ...

Physical activity may strengthen children's ability to pay attention

... "The goal of the study was to see if a single acute bout of moderate exercise walking was ... "What we found is that following the acute bout of walking, children performed better on the ... we found in this particular study is, following acute bouts of walking, children had a larger P3 ...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

... Tracking acute Kidney Injury Dr. Eisei Noiri and colleagues ... Japan identified a novel biomarker to monitor acute kidney injury. They present their data in the ... of The American Journal of Pathology . acute kidney injury may be reversible if treated ...

When acute hepatitis develops into chronic hepatitis

... made with the development of the disease between acute and chronic hepatitis B. The most common symptom of an acute infection is jaundice. In 5% of the infections, ... that the immune system plays in characterising an acute or chronic hepatitis B infection. A decisive ...

Rhode Island Hospital simulation center examines benefits and applications of medical simulation

... complex and unanticipated medical situations in acute care fields. At the same time, the authors show ... of Portable Human Patient Simulation in acute Care Medicine," the researchers describe the ... simulation, with an emphasis on the effects on acute care and disaster training. For example, mobile ...

Senescence in liver cells is found by CSHL scientists to help limit acute tissue damage

... fibrosis, a natural response of the liver to acute damage. The surprising finding follows on the ... fibrotic lesions and curtail episodes of induced acute liver damage in mice. The role of senescence ... contexts: one in which damage to liver tissue was acute and another in which the damage was chronic. ...

Biodegradable polymers show promise for improving treatment of acute inflammatory diseases

... treatment for such inflammatory illnesses as acute lung injury, acute liver failure and inflammatory bowel disease by ... is also examining the use of polyketals to treat acute liver failure a condition when the liver stops ...

Scientists suspect omega-3 fatty acids could slow acute wound healing

... have an effect on the healing process of small, acute wounds in human skin. But whether that effect is ... fatty acids in the fish oils do indeed delay acute wound healing, then they probably should be ... should not be taken in advance of creating an acute wound, such as in elective surgery, we still have ...

Predicting acute GVHD by gene expression could improve liver stem cell transplant outcomes

... raises the major concern of the potential for acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). GVHD occurs ... markers for predicting the development of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) or its ... based on gene expression for the development of acute GVHD following allogenic hematopoietic stem cell ...

New strategies against bird flu

... patients, the ultimate cause of death was acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This fatal ... infections and showed that ACE2 can protect from acute lung failure in disease models (Imai et al. ... care unit. I have seen so many children die from acute lung failure and felt utterly helpless, Imai ....

Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases

... or blood-derived progenitor cells for acute myocardial infarction will be reviewed by Dr. ... Intravenous allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells for acute myocardial infarction will be presented by Dr. ... by which bone marrow cells help patients with acute myocardial infarction Bone marrow-derived ...

A search for protection against chemotherapy cardiotoxicity

... that erythropoietin administration prevents acute cardiotoxic effects induced by doxorubicin and ... Erythropoietin pretreatment protects against acute chemotherapy toxicity in isolated rat hearts will ... chemotherapy may result, at least in part, from acute cardiotoxic effects accompanying each drug ...

Top scientists meet for global conference on stem cell therapy for cardiovascular diseases

... or blood-derived progenitor cells for acute myocardial infarction will be reviewed by Dr. ... Intravenous allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells for acute myocardial infarction will be presented by Dr. ... by which bone marrow cells help patients with acute myocardial infarction Bone ...

Mutant gene identified as villain in hardening of the arteries

... of the mice died spontaneously, perhaps due to an acute heart attack, said William Sessa, senior author ... coronary atherosclerosis, and may be a model of acute coronary syndromes, Sessa said. Specific ... and promote plaque stabilization to prevent an acute heart attack. One concern, he said, is that ...

Ireland Cancer Center researchers advance stem cell gene therapy

... on patients with Philadelphia Chromosome Positive acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Dr. Lazarus presented an assessment of data over 30 years regarding acute leukemia and its management. He found that all ... risk of anemias, myelodysplastic syndrome and acute leukemia in older individuals. Dr. Kevin ...

JCI table of contents: Aug. 9, 2007

... ONCOLOGY: New SNP for acute myeloid leukemia Tumor suppressor proteins ... the level of expression of the PU.1 gene develop acute myeloid leukemia (AML). When researchers from ... alters long-range regulation of the PU.1 gene in acute myeloid leukemia AUTHOR CONTACT: Daniel G. ...

Scientists uncork a potential secret of red wine's health benefits

... such as appendicitis, peritonitis, and systemic sepsis. "Strong acute inflammatory diseases such as sepsis are very difficult to treat and many ... to identify a potential novel therapy to help in the treatment of strong acute inflammatory diseases." In this study, researchers administered an ...

Comprehensive look at rare leukemia finds relatively few genetic changes launch disease

... The most comprehensive analysis yet of the genome of childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) found only a few mistakes in the genetic blueprint, ... blocks of DNA. The data demonstrated that, in contrast to pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), AML is characterized by a very low burden of ...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

... on the study. "Until now, animal studies have focussed on the observable, acute symptoms of C. difficile . But, to understand how this highly infectious ... where older or immune impaired patients tend to exhibit the symptoms of acute C. difficile infection, is clear and strengthens utility the mouse model ...

Trio of signals converge to induce liver and pancreas cell development in the embryo

... therapies. With regenerated cells, researchers hope to one day fill the acute shortage in pancreatic and liver tissue available for transplantation in cases of type I diabetes and acute liver failure. Previous studies on pancreas and liver development have ...

REGiMMUNE presents enhanced efficacy data in preclinical transplantation models

... transplantation tolerance induction in models of skin transplantation and acute Graft-versus-Host disease (GvHD). This data is being presented today in a ... plans to file an Investigational New Drug (IND) for the prevention of acute GvHD associated with bone marrow transplantation later this year. The ...

Multiple route bone marrow stem cell injections show promise to treat spinal cord injury

... (Vol. 17 No.12), the researchers reported on eight patients with SCI (four acute and four chronic) to whom they administered BMCs directly into the spinal ... is important to note," concluded Dr. Silva," that all of our patients with acute injuries improved significantly with no signs of deterioration or ...

Penn research team tests bedside monitoring of brain blood flow and metabolism in stroke victims

... noninvasive optical device to monitor cerebral blood flow in patients with acute stroke, a leading cause of disability and death. The ultimate goal of ... opportunities both to learn more about blood-flow changes in patients with acute stroke and to optimize interventions to increase blood flow for individual ...

Researchers explore new driver of transplant rejection: Platelets

... patients in the long run because chronic rejection as contrasted with acute or immediate organ rejection is a major complication for which there is ... transplants. "The thought was that if we hit the general that initiates acute rejection, it would put the troops in disarray," says Rabb. "Traditional ...

Vitamin E shows possible promise in easing chronic inflammation

... injected with a low dose of E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to induce acute systemic inflammation. The effects were compared with those found in ... the detrimental effects of chronic increases in IL-6. But the effects of acute increases in IL-6 in skeletal muscles which occur during exercise may be ...

New therapeutic target identified for rheumatoid arthritis

... in development and that the Toll-like receptor pathways were important in acute inflammation, and now we know that those two things are linked in acute inflammation and cytokine production," said Dr. Ivashkiv. When ...

The MDS foundation supports vidaza's recommendation for European approval

... those with high-risk MDS, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The CHMP positive opinion was based upon data ... AZA-001 trial also showed that, VIDAZA delays the progression of MDS to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Roughly 30 percent of patient diagnosed with MDS ...

RSV may hide in the lungs, lead to asthma, UT Southwestern researchers report

... had less virus in the lungs and not only showed improvement during the acute disease, but also developed significantly less airway hyperreactivity and ... the disease. "If you use an antibody against RSV, you not only prevent acute disease from the infection but you can also prevent the development of the ...

NIAID funds studies of how SARS and bird flu evade antiviral responses

... response networks that are induced or altered during the course of acute respiratory virus infection. This new research program will be led by ... of the host response to H5N1 avian influenza virus ("bird flu") and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) associated coronavirus, two highly pathogenic ...

New Systems Biology Awards enable detailed study of microbes

... facility will apply novel techniques to study diseases that include severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), tuberculosis and influenza. Systems ... Investigator: Michael G. Katze, Ph.D. Focus: Influenza virus and severe acute respiratory syndrome associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) ...

The MDS Foundation supports the FDA's decision to expand vidaza label to include survival data

... "Roughly 30 percent of patients diagnosed with MDS will progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but treatment with VIDAZA significantly delays ... Additionally, azacitidine was shown to delay the progression of MDS to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Roughly 30 percent of patient diagnosed with MDS ...

New insights into the regulation of PTEN tumor suppression function

... how this happens." Examination of the abnormal blood cells of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) led to the discovery that PTEN had become ... another tumor suppressor known as PML [whose mutation is a main cause of acute promyelocytic leukemia] was at the root of PTEN's escape from the ...

Asthma and other allergies tied to absence of specialized cells

... consequences of asthma. In addition to breathing problems during an acute attack, people with asthma have chronic inflammation, which can ... affects more than 10 million people in the US, many of them children. acute asthma attacks are responsible for nearly 4000 deaths in the United States ...

UIC researchers make promising finding in severe lung disease

... a novel function for an enzyme that plays a role in the tissue injury in acute respiratory distress syndrome, also known as ARDS. The finding offers a ... and fungi and act as the first line of immune system defense. In acute respiratory distress syndrome, they misfire and attack healthy tissue. ...

New discovery on role of vital protein that fights meningitis

... and that its importance becomes apparent in conditions involving both acute and chronic states of inflammation. I was most delighted to obtain ... My work shows that the activity of Properdin extends beyond the acute phase and, importantly, that Properdin is stepping onto the stage as an ...

SAGE launches new journal -- ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition

... physicians, speech and language therapists, and specialists in primary and acute pediatric nutritional care, ICAN will be a bimonthly peer-reviewed ... eating, eating disorders, breastfeeding education, and chronic and acute care nutritional support through research reports and reviews, clinical ...

Nutrition research unveiled this week shows pistachios are smart for the heart

... study entitled, Pistachios Reduce Blood Pressure and Vascular Responses to acute Stress in Healthy Adults, led by nutrition scientist Dr. Sheila G. West, ... experiencing a significant reduction of the biological effects of acute stress. During the diets supplemented with pistachios, subjects had lower ...
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