Alzheimer's disease drug treats traumatic brain injury, report GUMC researchers
... Alzheimer's disease are also triggered following traumatic
brain injury, say researchers from Georgetown ... - reduced loss of neurons in animal models of traumatic
brain injury and protected the animals against ... disease, but has also been found in a third of traumatic
brain injury victims, some of whom are children, ...
New center at Georgia Tech aims to improve recovery of soldiers with severe injuries
... bone defects and massive soft tissue defects. traumatic
injuries that affect the arms, legs, head and ... tissue repair and regeneration following a traumatic
injury, the researchers are focusing their ... orthopedic injuries. Since effective treatment of traumatic
injuries is an important goal for the general ...
Alzheimer's disease therapeutic prevents long-term damage from TBI in pre-clinical studies
... trials appears to reduce damage caused by traumatic
brain injury in animals, researchers at ... has also been found in people who have died from traumatic
brain injury, says the study's lead author, ... injury."
There is another connection between traumatic
brain injury and Alzheimer's disease, he says it ...
US Air Force grant targets medical evacuation procedures
... levelsand altitude on patients recovering from traumatic
"Determining the ideal time to fly ... says Dorlac, is far from the ideal setting for a traumatic
brain-injured or other severely injured patient. ... will create three animal models representative of traumatic
military combat injuries: controlled hemorrhage, ...
Arbor Vita and WRAIR sign CRADA for traumatic brain injury collaboration
... for research and development of treatments for traumatic
brain injury (TBI). The alliance is based on ... for the acute treatment of brain injury.
brain injuries from bombs and other explosions ... and upwards of 2,000,000 worldwide experience traumatic
brain injuries. To date, despite very encouraging ...
Club drugs inflict damage similar to traumatic brain injury
... GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- What do suffering a traumatic
brain injury and using club drugs have in common" ...
Using methamphetamine is like inflicting a traumatic
brain injury on yourself, said Firas Kobeissy, a ... with what happened to those that had suffered a traumatic
The groups research has already ...
Asthma link to post-traumatic stress disorder, says Mailman School of Public Health study
... disorders and asthma.
"It is conceivable that traumatic
stress, which has been associated with ... the likelihood that they will be exposed to a traumatic
situation because they have a life-threatening ... that a person with asthma who experiences a traumatic
event may benefit from seeking professional help, ...
Therapeutic hypothermia is promising strategy to minimize tissue damage
... benefits of cooling strategies to protect the brain and spinal cord after traumatic
injury has led to a wealth of cutting edge research, prime examples of ... in the treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic
brain (TBI) and spinal cord injury, and pediatric TBI and asphyxia.
UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries
... emergency rooms to treat civilians injured in traffic accidents and other traumatic
events, said Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., principal investigator and deputy ... this research could eventually benefit all the victims of any bone-related traumatic
injury and reduce the number of wartime amputations in the military as ...
Ultrasound shown to exert remote control of brain circuits
... While it might be hard to imagine the day where doctors could treat post traumatic
stress disorders, traumatic
brain injury and even Alzheimer's disease with the flip of a switch, most ...
NIH EUREKA award funds research at WPI aimed at turning adult skin cells into stem-like cells
... mammalsincluding humansto regenerate tissue in digits and limbs lost to traumatic
injury. This ability has been observed in amphibians, but not in higher ... research to show that a patient's own adult cells can be used to heal traumatic
injuries through regeneration and to reverse the effects of degenerative ...
LSUHSC research reports new method to protect brain cells from diseases like Alzheimer's
... of neurodegenerative diseases and worsening of damage from such insults as traumatic
brain injury and stroke.
Chen and research associate Jian Zhang show ... to prevent the devastation of disorders like stroke, Alzheimer's and traumatic
Following traumatic brain injury, balanced nutrition saves lives
... and important change to guidelines used in the care of patients with traumatic
brain injury (TBI). The researchers say that following TBI, patients ... added to a widely used TBI handbook, 'Guidelines for Management of Severe traumatic
Brain Injury,'" published by the Brain Trauma Foundation.
To formulate ...
First-ever symposium brings together military and civilian medical experts
... Reed Army Medical Center
Robert J. Ursano, M.D., Center for the Study of traumatic
COL Nelson Michael, M.D., Ph.D., U.S. Military HIV Research ... of Health
Keynote address by Kimberly Dozier, CBS News Correspondent and traumatic
brain injury survivor
WHEN: Monday, June 30, 2008
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ...
New studies on schizophrenia, depression, trauma and autism highlight annual meeting
... Early Stages When treated within a month, survivors of a psychologically traumatic
event improved significantly with psychotherapy. Researchers studied 248 ... with early symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a traumatic
event that had occurred no more than four weeks earlier. (Embargoed until ...
Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's
... molecular chaperone they find Alzheimer's-like disease accelerates dramatically in their animal model. They want to expand these studies to look at traumatic
brain injury as well as other neurodegenerative diseases.
Reprogramming human cells without inserting genes
... using viruses. This discovery opens a new avenue for reprogramming cells that could eventually lead to treatments for a range of human diseases and traumatic
injuries by coaxing a patient's own cells to repair and regenerate the damaged tissues.
The research team reported its findings in the paper ...
Nanodiamonds deliver insulin for wound healing
... Bacterial infection is a major health threat to patients with severe burns and other kinds of serious wounds such as traumatic
bone fractures. Recent studies have identified an important new weapon for fighting infection and healing wounds: insulin.
Now, using tiny ...
Scientists are learning more about big birds from feathers
... in two days," DeWoody said. "They fly in areas where you can't track them in a pickup truck."
Capturing a bird as large as an eagle can often be traumatic
to the animal.
"They're wild animals that don't want to be caught," DeWoody said. "They can get hurt as well. Using feathers, you avoid all that." ...
Chemical in blood may explain susceptibility to bladder pain
... these types of diseases.
He published a review paper in the April issue of the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics in which he suggested that traumatic
events experienced by pregnant females might transmit to fetuses a genetic change associated with the stress response.
Buffington suggests that ...
Star Trek-like technology offers noninvasive monitor for patients and athletes
... activities and to critically ill patients on Earth.
"Tissue and blood chemistry measurements can be used in medical care to assess patients with traumatic
injuries and those at risk for cardiovascular collapse," said Soller, who leads NSBRI's Smart Medical Systems and Technology team. "The measurement ...
American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 15, 2009
... brain. The new microsensor smaller than a dime could become the basis for tiny devices to help test drugs and other treatments for patients with traumatic
brain injury, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, and other conditions. The study appears in ACS' Analytical Chemistry , a semi-monthly journal. ...
Open access research celebrated
... Weiqi Yan and Guomin Xiao, Hangzhou Normal University
Improved outcomes from the administration of progesterone for patients with acute severe traumatic
brain injury: a randomized controlled trial
Xiao G, Wei J, Yan W, Wang W, Lu Z
Critical Care 2008, 12:R61 (30 April 2008)
CellThera and WPI advance in regeneration study
... part of WPI's Bioengineering Institute (BEI), and the university will continue their joint efforts aimed at restoring tissues damaged or lost due to traumatic
"We are very pleased to be moving into the next phase of this work," said Raymond Page, PhD, research assistant professor in BEI and WPI's ...
Freezing prostate cancer does a man's body good
... cryoablation is as good for prostate cancer control as any other treatmentincluding surgery, radiation and hormone therapybut it is less invasive and traumatic
for patients, preserves sexual and urinary function and has no major complications. Interventional radiologists tailor treatment to each patient's ...
'Neurological work-arounds' offer hope to people with monoamine-related disorders
... Researchers have known for decades that the brain has a remarkable ability to "reprogram" itself to compensate for problems such as traumatic
injury. Now, a research article published in the February 2009 issue of the journal Genetics ( http://www.genetics.org ) suggests that the brain ...
Georgia Stem Cell Initiative meets on MCG campus Feb. 10
... surgeon and adjoint professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas-Houston Medical Center, "Progenitor Cell Therapy for traumatic
11:15 a.m. - Dr. Anthony Ting, director of Regenerative Medicine, Athersys Inc., "Acute Myocardial Infarction Phase 1 Clinical ...
New 'smart' materials for the brain
... explains Giugliano, who hypothesizes that the nanotubes could be used as a new building block of novel "electrical bypass" systems for treating traumatic
injury of the central nervous system. Carbon nano-electrodes could also be used to replace metal parts in clinical applications such as deep brain ...
Building better bones and tissue in the lab
... Tissue engineering holds great promise for the treatment of conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, fibrosis, periodontal disease and traumatic
injuries. However, bone and cartilage currently produced in the laboratory don't have sufficient strength to function in the body so they're not ...
Hairspray is linked to common genital birth defect, says study
... is a condition that, if left untreated, can cause problems in later life. Although surgery to correct it is usually successful, any surgery will be traumatic
for the child and his parents. It is encouraging that our study showed that taking folic acid supplements in pregnancy may reduce the risk of a child ...
New insight into the controls on a go-to enzyme
... cancers, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, cataracts, and the death of both heart muscle in heart attacks and of brain tissue in stroke and traumatic
"Our basic findings on calpain regulation could add useful pieces to the puzzles of these disorders and perhaps reveal targets for ...
Medicare coding for maggots and maggot therapy
... clearance by the FDA in 2004 for treating neuropathic (i.e., diabetic) foot ulcers, pressure ulcers ("bed sores"), venous stasis ulcers, and traumatic
and post-surgical wounds failing other forms of conventional therapy. There are now over 1,000 therapists using maggot therapy in the U.S.
New synthetic form of protein holds promise to stop cancer spread
... with the properties of this molecule.
Dr. Volkman's lab will also investigate if CXCL12 has any protective effects on the heart following a traumatic
event, such as a heart attack. While these experiments are also in their early phases, he is hopeful and acknowledges that this breakthrough would ...
Healthy Minds Across America features 48 public forums on mental health research, Sept. 14
Autism: Possible causes of autism and personalized treatment approaches;
PTSD in our communities: The possibility of recovering from traumatic
Depression: Risk factors for depression across the life cycle, the safety of antidepressant medications, and new therapies such as deep ...
Clemson bioengineer wins prestigious Early Career Award
... Program of the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) with a Concept Award on "Brain Tissue Regeneration After traumatic
The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation in Miami dedicated to improving human healthcare by supporting ...
Stent grafts: a better way to treat blunt trauma injuries
... available data provides unequivocal support for endovascular repair to replace open surgery as the procedure of choice for repair of the most common traumatic
aortic injury," said Eric K. Hoffer, the director of vascular and interventional radiology at Dartmouth Medical School. "This minimally invasive ...
Adult stem cells activated in mammalian brain
... in which a patient's own stem cells produce new brain cells to treat neurological disorders and injuries such as Parkinson's disease, stroke or traumatic
"With such a therapy, we would know which cells in the body to target for activation, and their offspring would have all the ...
Licking your wounds: Scientists isolate compound in human saliva that speeds wound healing
... speeds wound healing. This research may offer hope to people suffering from chronic wounds related to diabetes and other disorders, as well as traumatic
injuries and burns. In addition, because the compounds can be mass produced, they have the potential to become as common as antibiotic creams and ...
American Society for Microbiology honors Regina S. Van Brakle
... in the support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2003, Ms. Van Brakle's team quickly recognized the emergence of multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter in traumatic
wounds suffered by returning soldiers. She aggressively partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and other tertiary care laboratories to study ...
Louisiana Tech researchers feature drug reformulation in prestigious journal
... of his approach to nanoassembly into clinical drug delivery will enable further improvements in cancer therapy that may reduce some of the traumatic
impact of current methods," states Napper.
Pharma Focus Asia is not the first publication to recognize Lvov's pioneering work in nanoencapsulation ...