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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...man physician Alois Alzheimer discovered the brain abnormalities associated with the disease, physicians understood little about Alzheimer’s disease. But several decades ago, the pace of discovery began to accelerate, says Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo physician in Rochester who directs the Mayo Clinic Alzh...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

... Medical School at Houston, said he discovered the abnormalities upon his initial use of cardiac PET-CT scanners in... percent of those patients, it showed severe false abnormalities suggesting heart disease, which Gould said could have resulted in unwarranted, emergency heart proce...

Autism Children can Be Diagnosed Within One Year of Age

...very slowly and displayed social and communication abnormalities associated with ASD at 14 months of age, others showed only mild delays with a gradual onset of autism symptoms, culminating in the diagnosis of ASD by 36 months. If parents suspect something is wrong with their childs development, or that their ch...

Protein That Absorbs Lipids may Provide Future Weight-loss Strategies

...she said. "Those variations are associated with abnormalities of blood lipids, with high levels of fatty acids in the blood, abnormal blood triglycerides and increased risk of diabetes-associated heart disease. It's clear that some of us have different amounts of this protein in different tissues, and some indi...

Signalife Recorder Transmits Heart Rate Data From Champ Car Driver in Real-Time

...d to monitor driver ECGs for possible heart rhythm abnormalities in high G-force impacts which may alter on-site treatment by safety and medical personnel. Dr. Pinderski stated: "We are always looking at ways to make racing safer for our drivers. This technology allows us to monitor our drivers more closely and he...

Tourettes Syndrome in Children may also Result in Superior Learning Skills

...nnedy Krieger Institute, the findings suggest that abnormalities in the brain linked to tics in Tourettes syndrome ...with the disorder. This may mean that the brain abnormalities we see in Tourettes syndrome may lead not only to tics but also to a much wider range of unsuppresse...

Intensive Training of Young Tennis Players Causes Spinal Damage

...ith no symptoms of pain showed a variety of spinal abnormalities in the lower back, some of which were irreparable.... and were attending a national tennis centre. The abnormalities included spinal disc degeneration, herniated discs, complete fractures, and stress fractures known a...

Preimplanted Genetic Screening Should Be Interpreted With Caution

...plantation genetic screening (PGS) for chromosomal abnormalities were not always reliable and should be interpreted with caution. PGS is offered to women with recurrent IVF failures as well as repeated miscarriages. It is based on the concept that the entire chromosomal constitution of an embryo can be represent...

Even Pre-diabetes can Kill, Australian Study Says

...-diabetes, and suggests the need to target glucose abnormalities with lifestyle interventions.'' Studies have shown that diet and exercise can help pre-diabetics avoid diabetes, which is emerging as an epidemic worldwide. The findings follow other major diabetes studies released this week. Canadian researchers f...

Neurological Disorder Gene Identified

...ities, tripping and difficulty walking. The gene abnormalities responsible for 70 percent of cases are already known. Those patients and their families can choose to have genetic tests, which may be used to guide treatment or help family members find out if they are at risk. But the remaining 30 percent of pat...

Researchers Reverse Mental Retardation Symptoms in Mice

...tic activity of PAK was inhibited in the FXS mice, abnormalities in their spine number and structure-as well as the...th learning and memory tasks. "These behavioural abnormalities are ameliorated, partially or fully, by inhibiting the enzymatic activity of PAK, Tonegawa said. "...

Indian Researcher Finds Human Urine Grows Better Fish Food

...na. "We have not yet encountered any diseases or abnormalities in the zooplankton grown in tanks with human urine, but we are looking for hormone residues and antibiotics, just to be sure," he added. The study appears in the journal Ecological Engineering, reports Nature....

New Cervical Cancer Test Increases the Detection Rate of Abnormal Cells

...ed screening test for cervical cancer detects more abnormalities than the traditional smear test , according to a s...se the ability to detect moderate (CIN2) or severe abnormalities (CIN3) compared to the conventional smear when both slides were evaluated manually by a cytologist. ...

Infertility is Seen in Men With SLE

...date on testes function and its relevance to sperm abnormalities in male SLE patients. In addition, the study ident...c evaluation that has specifically addressed sperm abnormalities in SLE and that clearly demonstrates a high frequency of severe alterations, the researchers state, ...

Risk of Dementia Increased With Secondhand Smoke

...with cardiovascular disease but who had detectable abnormalities of their carotid arteries, based on carotid ultras...hose without these underlying abnormalities. These abnormalities included narrower carotid arteries and thicker carotid arterial walls, and serve as indicators of pr...

Malfunction of Gene Causes Schizophrenia, Depression

... and depression, and both types showed biochemical abnormalities in the function of the protein produced by the DISC1 gene. The researchers concluded that the different effects of anti-psychotic and antidepressant drugs on the two mutant strains "might provide clues to effective medications for these patient gro...

Anti-Epileptic Drug Intake May Result In Children With Mental Retardation

...da, learning difficulties, behavioral problems and abnormalities in movement, speech, vision and hearing. Many mothers were prescribed the brand Epilim, made by Sanofi-Synthelabo, though the drug is also available in generic forms. As of now, Sanofi is the only company involved in the court action, with a trial...

Diet for Autism

...ease itself or its real cause(s). Gastrointestinal abnormalities are common in autistic children causing abnormally high quantities of by-products to be leaked into the body resulting in the leaky gut syndrome . According to one hypothetical theory, the by- products of gluten and casein metabolism modify the ac...

Study Offers Clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

...nts, cardiac catheterization showed characteristic abnormalities in the motion of the heart. One patient died of acute heart failure. The good news is that most patients who survived the first 48 hours had a steady recovery. Thirty one, or 78 percent, of patients had follow-up echocardiography within a few weeks...

NIH Study Normal Brain Development in Children Across US

...erstand what goes wrong in children who have brain abnormalities caused by genetic disease, prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs, or other factors," said lead author Deborah Waber, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. Some of the behavioral data v...

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