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Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief

... various factors including alcoholism, the disease creates severe and even crippling upper-abdominal and back pain. In many cases, Kalloo says, pain may be caused by elevated pressures in the pancreatic duct. For these patients, endoscopic therapy that includes endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy (EPS), in ...

Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...t get the rest from outside the cell. The parasite creates tiny channels in the red blood cell membrane, thro...For malaria, it is not clear whether the parasite creates the channels by changing a protein in the cell membrane or by trafficking a new protein made in the ...

A boost to quit smoking

...es cholesterol levels, white blood cell counts and creates other heart disease risk factors. Each 1% increase in carbon monoxide levels raises the risk of tobacco-related death by 22%. Researchers in Texas have studied 33 people as they gave up smoking over a four month period to see how these risk factors...

Ecstasy shrinks brain!!-researchers unveil the secrets of MDMA.

...nding all-night parties known as "raves." The drug creates a sense of euphoria that lasts for several hours. Dr. Linda Chang, chair of the medical department at Brookhaven National Laboratory, in Upton, N.Y. after a course of studies found that there is dramatic blood flow changes in parts of their brains ...

New snoring cure

...ibrations. // This has been done by surgery that creates scarring in the palate - but it's a very painful treatment. Surgeons at the University of California are trying a different approach - making the lesions with a needle electrode which feeds radiofrequency energy into the tissue. This is done in an ar...

Biotechnology on the lead

...d splits it off from the rest of the molecule. "It creates a good antibody response and it also in animals protects against the lethal effects of the toxin itself. This is very exciting work. We can take a non-toxic fragment of the molecule and produce a safer, but still very effective vaccine that has no to...

Hidden influenza virus protein found

...unk peptides are short protein molecules the virus creates once in infects a cell and begins replicating.They form when the process that translates viral genes into proteins goes wary, Yewdell explains. In other words, junk peptides result from genetic mistakes. The immune system cells of mice, in fact, did...

Comprehension of taste receptor

...esearchers have found that combining T1R1 and T1R3 creates a response for amino acids.Taste research is a hot field at the moment, said Professor Laing. Recent advances in molecular biology have allowed researchers to work with larger amounts of cloned receptors, rather than with the small numbers available ...

Researchers trick Alzheimer's Enzyme

...zyme catalyzes the so-called "click reaction" that creates its own worst enemy -- its most potent inhibitor. "Think of this as a Trojan Horse approach for battling disease, but this horse goes the Greeks one better," Sharpless, W.M. Keck professor of chemistry at Scripps, said in a prepared statement. Once...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...ed diagnostic frequency is "faster but gentler. It creates micro-vibrations that work on the surface of the clot to open up more surface that the tPA can then bind to and penetrate," he said. The pilot study enrolled 40 patients, average age 65. Thirty-seven percent had complete clearance of clots, called r...

Ulcer Surgery connected to danger of Pancreatic Cancer

...cing the amount of acid the stomach produces. This creates a friendly environment for certain bacteria that have been linked to pancreatic cancer. In addition, smoking is a significant risk factor for the development of both pancreatic cancer and peptic ulcers. That means that many patients who undergo ulce...

Gestational Diabetes linked to Chromosomal defici

... is known as triple-X syndrome, but it, too, often creates no apparent problems. According to Moore and her colleagues, their findings support the theory that some women who develop gestational diabetes may have "underlying biochemical changes" that promote the development of chromosome defects before the d...

Decrease of 'Hunger Hormone' after Obesity Surgery

...ric surgery known as Roux-en-Y, in which a surgeon creates a small pouch in the stomach and also bypasses a portion of the small intestine. Afterwards, patients tend to eat less--and lose weight--because they feel full on less food. But the surgery also appears to inhibit the production of ghrelin, thereby ...

Bacterial discovery may help CF patients

...s. "During lung infection, Pseudomonas aeruginosa creates a biofilm, a soup rich in proteins, complex sugars and DNA. This biofilm plays a vital role in establishing bacterial colonies that are also resistant to antibiotics and the host's immune response," Mattick said. Scientists have known for a while th...

Weight Reduction Surgery Also Treats Metabolic Syndrome

...- laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty, which creates a small pouch in the upper stomach to limit food intake, or laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, which limits the absorption of calories by causing food to bypass most of the intestinal tract. About half of the group met the criteria for metabolic s...

Understanding The Link Between Movement And Metabolism

...that NEAT -- non-exercise activity thermogenesis , creates a more effective metabolism than standard organized exercise. Researchers say calories people burn during everyday activities are more important than previously thought. They say obese people sit, on average, about 150 minutes more each day and burn ...

Cholesterol can be lowered using combination of Soy Proteins and Sterols

...ficials at ADM say using both ingredients together creates the possibility for dual claims on the packaging and appeal to health-conscious consumers who seek out approved claims on the products they purchase. However ADM says it has not tested the effect of a soy protein and sterol combination on cholesterol...

Breastfeeding Decline In Middle East Worries UN

...tries like Djibouti, Yemen, Sudan - and now Iraq - creates a vicious cycle that affects the nutritional status of newborns at a very early stage. "Delivering proper nutrition messages and educating the general public, particularly child care providers, on the absolute benefits of breastfeeding are key inter...

Growing tissues

...s. But others think the selection process actually creates the MAPCs. Stem cell researchers say it is too early to tell whether the ultimate stem cell has been discovered and most believe research with embryonic stem cells must continue....

New form of ultrasonic vision

...th a live ultrasound scan of what lies beneath. It creates the effect of a translucent ultrasound image floating in its actual 3D location with the patient, showing blood vessels, muscle tissue, and other internal anatomy.// “In the practice of medicine, the standard method of viewing an image is still to e...

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