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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 injuries. "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. traumatic 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 brain injury. 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 brain injury." ...

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 Stress 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 injury. "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 Brain Injury." 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 brain injury. "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. A ...

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 events; 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 Brain Injury." 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 brain injury. "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 ...
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