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UCLA Researchers Discover Link Between Parkinsons and Narcolepsy

...udy, the researchers examined 16 human brains from cadavers five from normal adults and 11 in various stages of Parkinson's and found an increasing loss of hypocretin cells (Hcrt) with disease progression. In fact, said Siegel, the later stages of Parkinson's were "characterized by a massive loss of the Hcr...

Toddler Infected With Rare Side Effect Of Smallpox Vaccination Recovering

... commonly used in burn victims. They put skin from cadavers over his exposed flesh to promote healing underneath and dressed the wounds. The childs mother also developed lesions on her face and index finger. She has recovered, but because of her infection, she had to be confined to his room and witnessed ever...

Body Parts Industry Of U.S Under Investigation

...cuments. The issue of who cuts body parts out of cadavers made headlines in late 2005 with the investigation of Biomedical Tissue Services (BTS) of New Jersey, accused of plundering corpses for body parts that were sold as tissues for transplant. Seven funeral home directors have already pleaded guilty and...

Botox at Your Own Risk?

... owe their origin to dead animals, birds and human cadavers which could be infected with hepatitis and other virus. Andrew Vallance-Owen, chairman of the working group on cosmetic surgery said: "There is no question that better control of these facilities is needed. We are talking about invasive procedures....

Shortage of Human Cadavers for Medical Training

... a ripe age. Explaining the importance of human cadavers in medical teaching,Dick Rainsbury, the RCS direct...on, said: "The college currently receives about 60 cadavers a year. They are hugely important to us in the teaching of anatomy. Visual demonstration is not enou...

A Combination of Botox and Surgery Cures Migraines

... his colleague by performing anatomical studies on cadavers to explore the nerves and pathways that might cause migraines. Together they have identified four specific trigger points and developed a treatment algorithm that includes using Botox prior to deciding whether to perform surgery. During the past se...

On the 'Fast Buck' Trail: Kidneys on Sale

...supply of organs through living, related donors or cadavers failed to meet the burgeoning demand. Several stud... in USA, Western Europe and Canada which depend on cadavers ? The high-cost of immuno-suppressant drugs like cyclosporine, which are quintessential to the re...

Canada Faces Skin Donation Shortages

... It is usually taken within 24 hours of death from cadavers of people who have agreed to donate organs and tissue. The donated skin is used as a natural dressing when a seriously burned patient doesn't have enough of his or her own skin to graft onto an injured area and until the patients regrow their own sk...

Stolen Body Parts From Human Cadavers used as Implants by 25 UK Hospitals

... use of tainted human body parts, lifted off human cadavers in America//, and used by nearly 25 UK hospitals as implants for patients. This information came to light, notwithstanding a probable breach of patient information, as matters of public interest take precedence over issues of secrecy, in keeping with...

New System Monitors Tiny 'Earthquakes' in Bones to Prevent Fractures

...dying crack formation in pieces of bone from human cadavers that are placed in a machine that continually bends the bone until it cracks. Akkus is working with researchers at the University of Toledo to develop a wearable prototype that will record crack-formation data, which could be downloaded to a portab...

Teething Problems of Sinuplasty

...ly two studies have been conducted one involving 6 cadavers and the other on only 10 patients. In the second about 8 patients had previously undergone the traditional sinus surgery. This makes it difficult to determine whether the system, made by Acclarent has helped the patients. The procedure’s lasting effe...

Islet cells producing insulin cultivated in the lab

...t takes pancreas cells from as many as three donor cadavers to supply enough for one patient transplant. Still it is an excellent beginning and paves way for breakthrough treatment of Type I diabetes ...

Widespread Commercialisation Of Human Organ Donation In China

...s been projected that nearly all organs taken from cadavers were taken from executed prisoners, raising reactions from human rights organisations worldwide. There have also been numerous instances where the transplant team members have visited execution grounds to procure organs for transplantation. Alarmin...

Doctors Finish Mother-To-Son Nerve Surgery

...evered. Living donations of nerves are rare, with cadavers used more often. However, such surgeries are increasing, and raising hopes of saving limbs that previously would have been lost. In some cases, grafts can be taken from other parts of the body, but in Anderson's case, the loss of his leg meant there ...

British medical education suffers shortage of bodies

... had been cancelled this year because of a lack of cadavers and // experts said more would be hit if the fall in body donations was not reversed. In the last five years, the number of bodies being donated has fallen from 670 to 600 across England and Wales. If this downward trend is not reversed medical s...

Doctor Training Undermined In Britain Due To Shortage Of Cadavers

... had been cancelled this year because of a lack of cadavers and experts said more would be hit if the // fall in body donations were not reversed. The government has blamed rising medical student numbers, TV shows and the Alder Hey scandal for the problem. In the last five years, the number of bodies being ...

First Crossover Kidney Transplantation In Germany

... about 10,000 patients are awaiting a kidney, from cadavers and as a consequence, living donation has increased to about 20% of the total a year (almost 500 transplantations). In addition, because of the problem of incompatible blood groups between living donor and recipient, some transplantation centers als...

Parasite infections linked to organ transplants

...ections traced to tissue grafts that had come from cadavers in the United States. This shows that the graft-related infections show an urgent need to update federal regulations and industry standards for preventing contamination. In the report involving the parasitic disease, all of the organs came from the ...

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