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New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

...n, which give connective tissue their strength and elasticity and are critical to the functioning of artificial blood vessels. "These are the first tissue-engineered vessels to demonstrate the ability to make elastin in vivo," said Dr. Andreadis. He also said that the smooth muscle cells isolated from the bon...

This is Why DNA Has Its Famous Helix Shape

...ine strands exhibited an even more complex form of elasticity than had been anticipated, the researchers reported. As they stretched the adenine chains with increasing force, the researchers noted two places-at 23 and 113 pico-Newtons--where their measurements levelled off. "Those plateaus reflect the breaki...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...howed that the central nervous system (CNS) has an elasticity and capacity for learning. The fact the tinnitus generates annoyance means that the CNS processes it as an important sound. We can teach the system to stop processing it at this level of importance and leave it at a subconscious level. This goal is a...

Higher Intake of Calcium and Vitamin D Linked With Brain Lesions in Older People

...d into bone-like deposits that can lead to loss of elasticity and narrowing of the blood vessels. Vitamin D helps regulate calcium retention and activity, which may further enhance this arterial calcification. If blood vessels in the brain are affected, damage could lead to brain lesions. 'At this point,' sa...

Gluten Intolerance Cases Diagnosed Late in UK

... and expands during fermentation, and provides the elasticity and extensibility (stretch) in bread dough. Glutenin and gliadin are the two proteins that form gluten. Gluten is generally found in rice, wheat and barley. The only treatment for the condition is a life-long gluten-free diet. The charity Celi...

Revolutionary Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Detection

...iopsies turn up positive for cancer. In a recent elasticity imaging study, doctors studied 166 suspected breas...d using both the standard ultrasound technique and elasticity ultrasound. The results showed that elasticity imaging correctly identified all 17 malignant lesions...

Airway Bypass Treatment for Emphysema - Study

...ion of lung tissue. The loss of the lungs' natural elasticity and the collapse of airways in the lung combine to make exhalation ineffective, leaving the emphysema sufferer with hyperinflation because they cant get air out of their lungs. With hyperinflation, breathing becomes inefficient and the patient is alw...

Higher Intake of Calcium and Vitamin D Linked With Brain Lesions in Older People

...d into bone-like deposits that can lead to loss of elasticity and narrowing of the blood vessels. Vitamin D helps regulate calcium retention and activity, which may further enhance this arterial calcification. If blood vessels in the brain are affected, damage could lead to brain lesions. 'At this point,' sa...

Two More Pet Food Products Recalled in US

... gluten imports from the company. Gluten brings elasticity and chewiness to baked productsPet food manufacturers have voluntarily recalled more than 100 brands of dog and cat food across the nation since March 16 this year. Although many different types of pet food are affected by the recall, the recalled ...

Chondroitin may Not Have Any Beneficial Effect on Arthritis, New Study Says

...ent that is thought to promote water retention and elasticity and to inhibit the enzymes that break down cartilage. Both compounds are manufactured by the body. In an analysis, Dr.Stephen Barret, running a non-profit organization, Quackwatch, observes, "Human studies have shown that either one may relieve ar...

Novel Airway Bypass Treatment Assists Emphysema Sufferers

...ion of lung tissue. The loss of the lungs' natural elasticity and the collapse of airways in the lung combine so that the lungs can no longer deflate to let air in. The patient is in a permanent state of "breathlessness" – sucking in rapid, shallow breaths. Even the most nominal physical activities become diffi...

eSie Touch Elasticity Imaging, and a Promise of Avoiding Breast Biopsies

...tal of 123 suspicious lesions were examined. Using elasticity measurements from the eSie Touch Elasticity Imagin...n Youngstown, Ohio/USA. Barr hopes that the use of elasticity imaging will help to reduce the number of breast biopsies for many patients. The results of the Barr...

Steroids Cause the Same Tissue Changes as Tendon Injury

...if the steroids change strength, stress, strain or elasticity of tendons. “We are investigating the biological basis of how tendons heal and how steroids may modulate that healing,” said Callaci. “We want to see if there are actual differences in biomechanical properties right after steroid injection,” he sai...

British Lady Sails Through Brain Bypass Surgery Using Vein Graft

...neurysm is a defect of artery walls that loses its elasticity and swells up with a collection of blood. This had developed behind her right eye. Later on when doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham detected that the aneurysm was increasing in size, they advised brain surgery. The doctors advised a s...

A New Ultrasound Technique to Detect Breast Cancer

... are cancerous or not.// The procedure is called elasticity imaging and measures the tissues’ elasticity and compression in response to pressure. Generally tumors are found to be harder and less elastic th...

Walnuts May Help Fight Fat and Keep Arteries Supple

...ssessing the benefit of walnuts in maintaining the elasticity of arteries and to compare its effect with the the...its walnuts which help preserve the blood vessels' elasticity owing to the presence of alpha-linolenic acid which is akin having the same chemical structure as th...

MRI Development Yields Breakthrough in Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis

A new technique for measuring the hardness or elasticity of the liver has been developed by Mayo Clinic researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).// Initial tests show promise for this technology, MR Elastography (MRE), for detecting liver fibrosis, a common condition that can lead to incurable ci...

A New System Developed For Studying The Condition Of The Human Arterial System

...is way, to prevent diseases related to the loss of elasticity in the blood vessels. Prevention system: The system designed by Fernando Silvio Nu?o is currently being employed at the University of Mar de Plata in order to evaluate the arterial system of all employees, who subsequently have a medical check-up b...

Fatty Acids In Fish Oil Helps Fight Obesity

...il helps people in losing weight by increasing the elasticity of blood vessel walls and thereby improving the flow of blood to muscles while they exercise. The researchers stated that they divided the volunteers into four groups. The first group were those taking fish oil and exercise, the second taking who j...

"Anti Aging" Skin Cream Developed at Clarkson University

...n for some time that human epithelial tissues lose elasticity with aging, but until recently they didn’t know al...and facilitate healing after an injury.” Loss of elasticity is also implicated in the pathogenesis of many progressive diseases of aging, such as hardening of t...

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