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Former US Vice President Al Gores Son Continues to Be Dogged by Drug Abuse Problem.

...father chose to stay near him during the recovery, bypassing a possible presidential run in 1992. This was discussed in his father's 2006 book, An Inconvenient Truth and in the 2006 documentary of the same name. Gore sustained an ankle injury while playing lacrosse in 2000. In order to accompany him during h...

Sunita Returns June 21 After 194-day Record Space Odyssey

...neer Oleg Kotov were able to restore the system by bypassing suspect protection circuits. The computers control the firing of rocket thrusters needed to keep the station properly positioned in space for tracking the sun for power, pointing communications antennas and warming or cooling parts of the complex. ...

Nanomedicine Gives the Way for Nerve Cell Regeneration

...eurite outgrowth may provide a possible method for bypassing the inhibitory interface and the tissue beyond a CNS related injury. Using optic nerve and spinal cord tissues as in vivo models and dissociated retinal ganglion neurons as an in vitro model, De Silva and his colleagues are currently investigating ho...

Link Between Gastric Bypass Surgery and Neurological Conditions

...eated by stapling part of the stomach together and bypassing part of the small bowel, resulting in reduced food intake and a decreased ability to absorb the nutrients in food. The interval between surgery and onset of neurological symptoms ranged from 4 weeks to 18 years. Additional authors include UAMS Depa...

New Mechanism Identified for Resistance to Targeted Lung Cancer Drugs

...ion of a different oncogene called MET, in essence bypassing the blockage of EGFR. Analysis of samples from patients whose tumors became resistant after initially responding to Iressa revealed that MET was amplified in resistant samples from 4 of 18 patients. Although treating resistant cell lines with either ...

Intravenous Delivery of Clot-busting Drug Still Best Intervention for Ischemic Stroke

...pital for emergency stroke care even if that means bypassing the closest facility or calling for air evacuation. "Appropriate" facilities are those with the expertise and resources to provide modern emergency stroke care. Regional plans for paramedics to bypass institutions that do not have emergency stroke...

Outsourcing Farming, a Chinese Initiative

...e want to connect directly with Brazilian farmers, bypassing the multinational grain merchants. While they have yet to make a major purchase of cropland in Brazil, they are looking to invest in improved facilities and upgrade the antiquated rail system. China began looking overseas for more soybean supplies ...

Cochlear Implants in Both Ears Enables Better Hearing

...tronic devices, which allow deaf people to hear by bypassing the damaged inner ear, or cochlea, to stimulate the auditory nerve directly. It's not a simple choice. A single implant and the required surgery can cost $50,000. The device also permanently damages the cochlea, which might prevent recipients from ...

Stomach Banding Surgery Effective for Adolescents

...ctly to the middle portion of the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. According to the study, twelve and eighteen months following their surgery, the average weight loss for each patient was about 50 percent of excess weight, a figure comparable t...

Sticky Proteins Provide New Insight Into Drug Action

...me that could actually target G proteins directly, bypassing intermediary receptors, with the hope of getting a more robust response. In Dr. Lambert’s lab, MCG graduate student Gregory J. Digby, first author on the PNAS paper, is now looking at G protein subunits that do and don’t fall apart with the long-ra...

Bypass Surgery, a Better Option than Angioplasty for Severe Heart Patients

... surgery involves opening the chest and surgically bypassing blockages in coronary arteries with healthy arteries taken from other parts of the body, most often the legs. Angioplasty involves snaking an expandable balloon through a tube inserted through a blocked coronary artery and then expanding the balloon ...

Human Brain Cells Might Have The Self Potential For Healing

...the epilepsy patients were transplanted into mice, bypassing any growth enhancements, they were able to take cues from their surroundings and produce new neurons. "It was a long and difficult process, but we were able to induce what are basically support cells in the human brain to form beautiful new neuron...

How Does Leptin Work?

...b your eating’ message, this finding suggests that bypassing Leptin and directly activating STAT3 may allow one to normalize appetite and produce other health benefits as well. As it does with appetite, Leptin also influences glucose metabolism. Aberrant glucose metabolism causes the hypergylcemia (high bloo...

Growth Factor Aids in Regeneration of Heart Blood Vessel

... would provide an alternative route of blood flow, bypassing clogged vessels and other damage. In effect, hedgehog treatment could grow a natural bypass.' In three large clinical studies, the blood-vessel growth factors FGF2 and VEGF did not result in significant improvement in heart patients who received th...

India is the "IT" destination for obesity cure: med tourism

...ts ability to digest food is severely impaired, by bypassing the major portion of the digestive tract. This is called 'Gastric Bypass', which is now considered to be the gold standard in bariatric operations." "Obesity cure by operations in India can form a major chunk of our medical tourism revenues in futu...

Going to GP may delay cancer diagnosis, says new study

...ncer is 55.2days. The research cites reasons for bypassing GPs are if cancer is diagnosed when the patient have already been admitted in a hospital, or when they go for regular screenings. Delay of diagnosis seemed to be maximum caused by patients who themselves may have delayed a visit to the medics, or the...

The Reason For Loss Of Appetite After Gastric Bypass

...ch, which is then attached to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and all of the duodenum. It was found that in severely obese patients who have the surgery show significant early declines in levels of a hormone that stimulates appetite. The hormone ghrelin is an appetite stimulant pro...

Treating Blocked Arteries In The Lower Limbs

...he only way to open up such vessels was surgically bypassing the blockage with a healthy vein or artery....

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