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Now umbilical cord helps in stroke treatment.

...cells replace dead cells in the brain. One or two cords will give enough stem cells to treat a stroke victim and the cells can be frozen and used whenever needed. Sanberg says the study was conducted on 60 rats and 80% of them responded well to this treatment. He also says the treatment works better if i...

Collagen improves voice quality in Parkinsonism

...ing to surgeons, injecting collagen into the vocal cords improves voice problems in Parkinson's disease. On...teins that makes up bone and skin - into the vocal cords in the larynx. For 8 of the 10 patients, the procedure led to an improvement in voice quality that l...

A need for new stem cell lines

... from several sources, such as placenta, umbilical cords and adult cells, but scientists say those derived from human embryos are most useful for therapeutic and research applications. If implanted in a patient, they could grow cells afresh, offering cures for intractable diseases like Parkinson's disease,...

Voice has to be looked after with care

... their voices if they develop nodules on the vocal cords from over-use. The Arizona researchers feel it wou...y. Caffeine in coffee tends to dehydrate the vocal cords so, if you have a concern about your voice, don't drink more than a couple of cups a day. Smoking is...

New Stem Cells lines will be required

... from several sources, such as placenta, umbilical cords and adult cells, but scientists say those originated from human embryos are most useful for therapeutic and research applications. Stem cells, if implanted in a patient, could multiply cells afresh, offering cures for intractable diseases like Park...

Have You Ever Wondered Why Male And Female Voices Differ?

... to differences in the size and shape of the vocal cords and larynx between women and men and also due to women having greater natural "melody" in their voices. This causes a more complex range of sound frequencies than in a male voice. When a man hears a female voice the auditory section of his brain is ...

Radiation And Chemotherapy, A Better Option For Head And Neck Cancer

...ch sometimes necessitates the removal of the vocal cords in the larynx. These findings were made by doctors at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich, who monitored 97 patients with advanced laryngeal cancer in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. All these patients were initial...

Delay Umbilical Cord Clamping in Pre Term Babies

...or of nursing, delaying the clamping the umbilical cords of pre term babies can protect// them from brain h...mportant because in most U.S. hospitals, umbilical cords are clamped immediately," Mercer said. "This is an easy, no-cost procedure that increases the amount...

Radiation Therapy Made More Compatible

...utside that target. First, they exposed the spinal cords and brains of healthy rats to thicker (0.27 to 0.68 millimeter) microbeams at high doses of radiation and monitored the animals for signs of tissue damage. After seven months, animals exposed to beams as thick as 0.68 millimeter showed no or littl...

New Way To Combat Spinal Cord Injury during Aortic Surgery

...treated animals. Further, mitochondria from spinal cords of diazoxide-treated rabbits displayed considerably less structural damage compared to those of untreated animals. Overall, diazoxide prevented or lessened release of reactive oxygen species, oxidative DNA damage, and cell death while having no effec...

Stem Cells Help Paralyzed Mice Walk

...ethod of using stem cells to repair injured spinal cords in laboratory mice. //This new method was so succe...neurons and then transplanted them into the spinal cords of the mice. Other rats received stem cells mixed with a growth factor called GDNF, injections of ch...

Two Distinct Types of Vocal Cord Dysfunction Identified

...s are a result of an abnormal closing of the vocal cords rather than inflammation of the airways, as in asthma. Of the 49 patients in the original study population, 41 had previously been diagnosed as having asthma as a cause of their symptoms before the diagnosis of VCD was established. Asthma was confi...

Scientists Coax Nerve Fibers to Regrow After Spinal Cord Injury

...ater, more than twice as many nerves in the spinal cords of sialidase-treated rats grew new nerve fibers compared to untreated rats. The experimental injury in rats mimicked an injury in humans that may occur during childbirth or in motorcycle accidents when an arm is pulled violently away from the body....

Aggresive Therapy Needed for Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries

...rate for a time, amazingly, even some with severed cords will not need a permanent pacemaker, Dr. Ruiz-Arango says. That’s one of many reasons why when patients have heart rate problems, doctors struggle with the best treatment approach, often opting for the least-invasive options. Transvenous pacemake...

Human Stem Cells Delay Start of Lou Gehrig’s Disease in Rat

...wn that transplanting human stem cells into spinal cords of rats bred to duplicate Lou Gehrig’s disease delays the start of nerve// cell damage typical of the disease and slightly prolongs life. The grafted stem cells develop into nerve cells that make substantial connections with existing nerves and do no...

Bungee Backpack Could Reduce Load on Shoulders

...reported UPI news wire. It uses two short bungee cords instead of inflexible straps to reduce the burden of weight. The cords suspend the load at a constant level from the ground. The scientist got his idea for modifying the...

Human Stem Cell Transplants Repair Rat Spinal Cords

... stem cells transplanted into rats’ damaged spinal cords have survived, grown and in some cases connected//...tory, overturning the long-held notion that spinal cords won’t allow nerve repair. A report on the experiments will be published online this week at PLoS M...

Pacifier Use May Lower Risk of SIDS

...o avoid using homemade pacifiers, avoid strings or cords to secure the pacifier to the child, and regularly clean and replace pacifiers. Even though evidence is mounting that pacifiers help to prevent SIDS, no one knows why. 'Because SIDS happens so rarely, it is difficult to do large-scale controlled st...

Anti-fungal Drug Block Angiogenesis

... treating cancers. The tissue like human umbilical cords is a rich source of blood vessels and cells from it have been used in research. There have been almost 2,400 existing drugs that have been tested on these cells. Itraconazole is a well known antifungal drug and it works by blocking a key enzyme for...

Stem Cell Treatment Offers Hope for Paralysis Patients

...ients themselves and inject them into their spinal cords carefully to bring about this 'miracle' that has been cleared by statutory health bodies not only in India, but also in all major premier medical institutions abroad including the US. "We have the highest global rate of success of 34 percent after ...

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