Rotator cuff tears: Are they all in the family?
... with relatives who have experienced rotator cuff tears
are at increased risk of similar tendon tears
themselves, according to a study published in the ... researchers found an increased risk for these tears
in family members of patients with rotator cuff ...
Researchers: No faking it, crocodile tears are real
... Vliet uncovered numerous references to crocodile tears
in books published from hundreds of years ago to ... closely related crocodilians.
What causes the tears
remains a bit of a mystery.
Vliet said he ... Air forced through the sinuses may mix with tears
in the crocodiles lacrimal, or tear, glands ...
Sticky protein helps reinforce fragile muscle membranes
Just as a piece of sticky tape can prevent a pin from bursting a balloon, the sturdy basal lamina reinforces muscle cell membranes and keeps small tears
from bursting open -- but only if the dystroglycan "glue" affixing the basal lamina to the membrane is working.
"This study helps us understand ...
UC Davis researchers identify a protein that may help breast cancer spread, beat cancer drugs
... primary tumor and then inhibiting their death."
Muc4 is member of a group of proteins called mucins, which are commonly found in fluids such as tears
and mucus. They have a known role in protecting epithelial cells, from which breast cancer cells are derived. When separated from their surrounding ...
New drug holds out promise of normal diet for sufferers of devastating PKU genetic disease
... said. "She would be crying at the dinner table that she wanted more broccoli," Fischer said. "Saying no to a kid who wants more broccoli brought tears
to my eyes. It was so sad."
However, help may now be on the way. A new pharmaceutical being developed by researchers at McGill University and the ...
The physics of star-forming clouds and the urban environment
... quantifies the key mechanism that moves sand by wind: ...
THE PHYSICS OF HUMAN tears
"We present recent progress in the understanding of the dynamics of the human tear film on the complex eye-shaped ... ...
Field-hospital-on-a-chip project awarded to nanoengineer from UC San Diego
... hospital on a chip" that soldiers can wear on the battlefield.
The automated sense-and-treat system will continuously monitor a soldier's sweat, tears
or blood for biomarkers that signal common battlefield injuries such as trauma, shock, brain injury or fatigue. Once the system detects a battlefield ...
Stent grafts: a better way to treat blunt trauma injuries
... said Hoffer. The 10?? percent who survive and make it to the hospital may die within hours of hospitalization. These injuries may cause partial tears
of the artery wall and may not be obvious initially. If left untreated, the artery could expand and eventually rupture, resulting in massive bleeding ...
Technique used in human ankle injuries modified to treat dogs' knees
... fewer and less severe complications with outcomes that were equal to or better than those seen with the bone-cutting technique."
Cruciate ligament tears
are five times more common in dogs than humans and cost U.S. pet-owners more than $1.3 billion each year. The new technique is not for every dog. ...
Tears reveal some of their deepest secrets to researchers
... no secret why we shed tears. But exactly what our tears
are made of has remained a mystery to scientists. ... watery layer ?what we normally think of as tears
when we cry ?is sandwiched between a layer of ... which had not been known to be a part of tears
With each blink, meibum spreads over ...
Chemical 'band-aid' prevents heart failure in mice with muscular dystrophy
... cardiac myocytes. Our hypothesis was that stretching created small tears
or holes in the myocyte membrane, which allowed calcium ions to get inside ... cell to roll into a little ball and die."
To test for the presence of tears
in myocyte membranes, U-M researchers used a special fluorescent dye, ...
Cigarette smoking impedes tendon-to-bone healing
... is a group of four muscles and their tendons in the shoulder that provide rotation, elevate the arm and stabilize the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears
involve one or more of the tendons. The injuries are more common as people age and more common in the dominant arm. The true incidence of the ...
Study shows humans have ability to track odors, much like bloodhounds
... but also a nasal sensory nerve, the trigeminal nerve. Most odors stimulate both, and some, like onions and ammonia, are stinging enough to bring tears
to the eyes. Perhaps, some suggested, von Bekesy's subjects were localizing odors based on trigeminal nerve stimulation, not olfactory nerve ...
A whole lot of shaking goin' on triggers early hatching in red-eyed tree frogs
... The egg clutch, a gelatinous blob clinging to a leaf overhanging the water, has been spied by a bright green parrot snake. In a twinkling, the snake tears
a few eggs from the clutch.
With that bite, the embryos start to wiggle frantically. As the snake moves to take another morsel, the embryos rupture ...