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UT scientist receives hemophilia research award

... include injections of synthetically-produced, replacement Factor VIII. Symptoms include uncontrolled, ... A have immune systems that are resistant to replacement Factor VIII and produce antibodies that attack ... people with the disease more receptive to the replacement protein. "The real advances in science often ...

DuoCort: New chronotherapy for adrenal insufficiency

... potential to significantly improve cortisol replacement in all types of adrenal insufficiency Adrenal ... is the highly un-physiological glucocorticoid replacement delivered by even the best therapy available ... are unable to produce their own cortisol and need replacement therapy to survive. Adrenal insufficiency is a ...

Innovative surgery by MSU veterinarian provides new lease on life to dogs

... a New Jersey company and leader in joint replacement design. Cementless prostheses have many ... is potential for this system to mimic total hip replacement in aspects of operating time, post-op function ... this could have potential for use in human joint replacement as well." ...

Research examines factors in delaying or declining total knee replacement surgery

... to postpone but ultimately undergo total knee replacement surgery and emphasizes the need for better ... post operative experiences with total knee replacement surgery, says Jacobson. These patients ... yet numerous existing studies of total joint replacement of the hip or knee indicate that eligible ...

New study shows that fetal cells to treat Parkinson's disease may not function long term

... give us a bit of pause for the value of cell replacement strategy for Parkinsons disease, said Kordower. ... stem cell grafts, the next generation of cell replacement procedures, this study does suggest that grafted ... what causes PD and the potential for cell replacement strategies to reverse the motor symptoms. ...

Stem cell research: From molecular physiology to therapeutic applications

... efficacy in monkey models. Professor Zhang has written an overview of cell replacement therapy of Parkinson's disease, which has been studied in both animal ... just like endogenous neurons. Thus it appears that future cell replacement studies will have to focus on ameliorating disease symptoms as well as on ...

Tires made from trees -- better, cheaper, more fuel efficient

... environment. However, at high temperatures such as in summer, the partial replacement of silica decreased the rolling resistance of the product, which would ... is needed to confirm the long-term durability of tires made with partial replacement of silica, Li said. Further commercial development of this technology by a ...

Engineering innovative solutions for 21st century medicine

... of chronic pain; In 2006 in the UK, there were 130,000 hip and knee replacement operations but demand is growing all the time as more and more people ... For example, we will create the next generation of hip and knee replacement implants that will last longer and require less invasive surgery to fit. ...

New therapy substitutes missing protein in those with muscular dystrophy

... approach can replace the missing protein without the complexities of gene replacement or stem cell approaches," said James Ervasti, Ph.D., principal ... issues associated with other therapeutic approaches. "Our protein replacement approach most directly and simply addresses the cause of Duchenne muscular ...

Researcher seeks to turn stem cells into blood vessels

... situated? And which type of stem cells is best-suited to the assembly of replacement blood vessels? Solving these puzzles, Gerecht said, should help her ... cells. Major hurdles and years of additional research remain before the replacement tissue Gerecht is trying to develop may be used to restore healthy blood ...

Exercise after knee replacement critical

... but doing exercises to strengthen your quadriceps after you've had knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis is critical to your recovery. In fact, it ... resulting in an overall diminished quality of life. While knee replacement alleviates the pain of osteoarthritis and improves function, patients ...

Michael J. Fox Foundation PD Therapeutics Conference

... in dyskinesias, the disruptive movements brought on by long-term dopamine replacement therapy Erwan Bezard, PhD (Universite Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, ... Patrik Brundin, MD, PhD (Lund University, Sweden), on the state of cell replacement approaches for Parkinson's disease Registration is free for ...

Chronic exposure to estrogen impairs some cognitive functions

... might help hot flashes," she said. Those who have heard that hormone replacement can improve cardiac or brain function also hope that eating soy or taking ... will have the same effects, she said. The effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are more complex and problematic than once thought. A ...

Hebrew University develops novel approach for treating mitochondrial disorders

... concept for the treatment of mitochondrial disorders using directed enzyme replacement therapy (DERT) has won for a Hebrew University of Jerusalem doctoral ... activity even in the mouse brain. Rapoport's invention of enzyme replacement therapy for mitochondrial disorders is patented by Yissum, the Technology ...

National Inventors Hall of Fame welcomes 2008 inductees

... a British surgeon who gave the world a successful technique for hip replacement surgery to Kelly Johnson, a Lockheed Martin engineer who headed the well ... (1913-2007), Television remote control John Charnley (1911-1982), Hip replacement surgery Willem Einthoven (1860-1927), Electrocardiograph Calvin ...

Researcher provides tool to enable determination of age of anchovies with greater precision

... to considerable inter-annual fluctuations given the variability of stock replacement by juvenile fish, these being highly vulnerable to environmental ... in this current research will enable a clarification of when and how stock replacement by juvenile European anchovy in the Bay of Biscay occurs and understanding ...

Salk scientists identify key nerve navigation pathway

... for the implementation of novel therapies, including embryonic stem cell replacement for the treatment of presently incurable disorders such as Lou Gehrigs ... on how a variety of neurological disorders might be treated with cell replacement strategies. ...

Mice roar message: genetic change happens fast

... the large environmental changes occurring over the 1976-2001 time period. replacement with better-adapted genotypes from external populations may be a common ... population," he said. Pergams said a lesson of the surprisingly fast replacement of the mouse types is not to assume that animal populations are constant. ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac - Oct. 10, 2007

... limit its use to older men with low testosterone levels. Testosterone replacement therapy may increase the risk of prostate cancer and stroke, for instance, ... in tests in laboratory animals. In comparison to other testosterone replacement treatments, the compound showed similar improvement in muscle mass and ...

NIBIB invests in quantum research

... of this project is to develop a new source of insulin secreting cells as a replacement strategy for treating diabetes. Transplantation of pancreatic islets to ... (3 years) Miniaturized Implantable Renal Assist Device for Total Renal replacement Therapy End stage renal disease is a significant global health problem. ...

Plankton Power and RTDC announce proposed algae-to-biofuels pilot facility on Cape Cod

... technology resulting from 20 years of cold saltwater species research and production. The biodiesel from Plankton Power algae is a "drop-in" replacement for home heating oil and petroleum diesel and will be produced for commercial distribution. The Cape Cod Algae Biorefinery Consortium recently ...

New stem cell research could reduce number of animal experiments

... methods for studying these diseases that are more robust and better simulate how the disease develops in humans." The grant will fund a teaching replacement for Dr Subramanian, allowing her to focus on her research, and a research assistant to work on the project. It will also fund a state-of-the-art high ...

Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement

... and accumulator ring--two vital components that supply the proton beam pulses--are meeting and exceeding the 1.4 megawatt design criteria. The replacement operation entails decoupling the target module and retracting it from the beam line area after draining the mercury--approximately 20 tons of ...

Scientists closer to making implantable bone material, thanks to new research

... Scientists are closer to understanding how to grow replacement bones with stem cell technology, thanks to research published today in the journal Nature Materials . Many scientists are currently trying to ...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

... Next Generation Identification (NGI) program. NGI will further advance the FBI's biometric identification services, providing an incremental replacement of current IAFIS technical capabilities while also introducing new functionality. Lockheed Martin is the lead industry partner on the NGI program. ...

UK Identity and Passport Service and IBM Sign 7-year National Biometric Identity Service (NBIS) Contract

... a core element of the Government's plans to upgrade to biometric passports and enhance the security of the UK border. IBM will also provide a replacement for the UK Border Agency's (UKBA) Immigration and Asylum Fingerprint System (IAFS) which holds biometrics collected from visa applicants. ...

Iron and biological production in the high-latitude North Atlantic

... of the high-latitude (>50 degrees N) North Atlantic Ocean. Here, winter cooling causes the sinking of nutrient-depleted surface waters and their replacement by deep nutrient-rich water. This winter 'overturning' replenishes surface water nutrients, and in the spring, when light intensities increase, a ...

Can a new implant coating technique create a new six million dollar man?

... longevity and integration into the body. The new process could vastly improve the lives of people who have undergone complicated total joint replacement surgeries so they can better walk, run and ultimately avoid rejection of the implant by their bodies. "The surface chemistry, structure and ...

NYC science symposium marks Gruber Prize program 10th anniversary

... in the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute and recipient of the Max Planck Research Prize, whose work may eventually make possible the replacement or enhancement of brain and spinal cord tissue lost or damaged due to neurodegenerative disease or trauma, will speak on "Brain Plasticity and ...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

... Next Generation Identification (NGI) program. NGI will further advance the FBI's biometric identification services, providing an incremental replacement of current IAFIS technical capabilities while also introducing new functionality. Lockheed Martin is the lead industry partner on the NGI program. ...

U of Minnesota-led study finds that hunters are depleting lion and cougar populations

... the big cats in areas where humans or livestock were threatened. Sport hunting takes a significant toll on these large feline species because replacement males routinely kill their predecessors' cubs to improve their mating opportunities. (Killing cubs forces female lions into estrus or "heat.") The ...

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission

... to persuade the family. Not all physicians know it works, and it's much easier to give someone a prescription than try to work with the child." A replacement for Steroids "In adults, studies have shown that steroids are more effective in the battle against IBD than nutrition-based therapies. I think it ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009

... goal for years, as consumers concerned about high blood pressure sought to limit salt intake on the advice of public health officials. But finding a replacement for salt, or sodium chloride, is no simple task. One of the problems researchers face is lack of a detailed understanding of the basic biology of ...

NSF announces funding for Alaska Region Research Vessel

... Alaska Region Research Vessel was designed in 2004 by The Glosten Associates, a group of marine architects located in Seattle. It was developed as a replacement for the R/V Alpha Helix, a 133-foot research vessel that was built in 1966 and retired and sold in 2007. ...

Plastic that grows on trees, part two

... RICHLAND, Wash. -- Some researchers hope to turn plants into a renewable, nonpolluting replacement for crude oil. To achieve this, scientists have to learn how to convert plant biomass into a building block for plastics and fuels cheaply and ...

Stanford scientists turn adult skin cells into muscle and vice versa

... of The FASEB Journal . "By elucidating the regulators of reprogramming, as the Stanford group is doing, it may be possible to generate replacement cells in cases where stem cells are not present or not appropriate." ...

Case Western Reserve University receives $1.66m grant from NIH for otoprotection research

... cell death, as this is the key to helping Usher 1 patients to respond to cochlear implants and other treatment options successfully. "Hair cell replacement or regeneration therapies have not really solved the deafness problem of ear diseases," said Zheng. "An alternative to replacing lost hair cells is ...

Saving energy and the environment with Flywheels

... expensive initially than a flywheel, but when you factor in maintenance and having to pay for more charge than you need to avoid frequent battery replacement a flywheel-based solution can be considerable less expensive," says Flynn. "A VYCON flywheel will last 20 years and eliminates the problem of what ...

Smithsonian scientist warns that palm oil development may threaten Amazon

... "Because oil palm plantations offer higher yields on a per hectare basis than either soy or beef production, one could argue that the replacement of existing cattle pasture with oil palmwithout displacing ranchers or farmers into forest areasmight not be such a bad thing," said Butler. "But it ...

New greenhouse gas identified

... atmosphere, and determined its emissions and lifetime to help gauge its potential future effects on climate. Sulfuryl fluoride was introduced as a replacement for methyl bromide, a widely used fumigant that is being phased out under the Montreal Protocol because of its ozone-destroying chemistry. Methyl ...
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