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

... does change the brain and it looks like there are functional consequences to these changes".Dr.Frascella in his... impairment found in MDMA users is among the first functional consequences of MDMA-induced damage of serotonin neurons to emerge.And now the question is how long ...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

... in brain chemistry in methamphetamine abusers and functional changes in behavior," says Dr. Alan I. Leshner, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). "The results underscore the serious nature of methamphetamine abuse and emphasize the need to alert users and potential users to the long-lasting...

Gene therapy restores sight

...LCA with cells modified to contain the appropriate functional genes which restored the animals' sight.Humans are next"This is a dog model of a human disease," said Dr Jonathon Stone of Sydney University who studies the environmental factors contributing to blindness. "It's impressive that the researchers have s...

Left handed have better episodic memory

...res.In light of the findings, it would mean that a functional corpus callosum is critical in the formation of event memories and therefore expalin why its maturation in early childhood is at least partly responsible for the emergence of episodic memory....

Relief from common back pain

...terventional Centre// and an assitant professor of functional restoration, stanford promises to provide relief./Nucleoplasty was designed to treat herniated disk, a condition in which the soft, gel-like substance found in the centre of a disk presses on the spinal nerves, causing pain in the lower back, numbnes...

Why cluster headaches?

... hypothalamus, is the same area of the brain where functional studies show that activity is abnormal during the headache state....

Exercise for patients with cancer

...ments in osteoporosis, depression, sleep, pain and functional status have also been documented. Dr. Roubenoff reports 60 percent of people over age 55 in the healthy American population don't exercise at all and 75 percent over age 65 don't exercise. He felt that, although cancer patients may be weaker than he...

Gene therapy restores sight

...LCA with cells modified to contain the appropriate functional genes which restored the animals' sight.Humans are next"This is a dog model of a human disease," said Dr Jonathon Stone of Sydney University who studies the environmental factors contributing to blindness. "It's impressive that the researchers have s...

Functional foods reduce cholesterol

...chers feel this food has the potential to become a functional food to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular dis...lemented ground beef could be a good addition as a functional food for the public. Although they say the phytosterol-supplemented spreads on the market are good f...

Resolving Autism

...esses may be impaired in autism owing to a lack of functional integration of frontal regions in distributed systems that may reflect abnormality in brain maturation."...

Hearing loss can be detected by simple screening

...ad to depression, social isolation and decrease in functional ability. There are several reliable tests to detect hearing loss at an early stage.// While most of hearing loss appears to be sensorineural 'nerve deafness' arising from damage to the tiny hair cells in the inner ear, hearing aids do improve outcome...

Restricted Activity Predicts Disability

...iate risk groups. There was no association between functional decline and restricted activity in those who were already considered at high risk for functional decline at the beginning of the study. The investigators write, "For older persons who are not othe...

Spinal Cord Patients Walk Again

...anding up and stuff. That’s pretty neat." For the functional electrical stimulation to work, a person has to have spasticity in the muscles and living nerves. Doctors say it can help people with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerois....

Meditation Works Medically

... this study recommend future studies be done using functional magnetic resonance imaging technology to look more closely at the effects of mindful meditation. They also suggest future research look into the biological consequences of this type of approach....

Pain of Denial Compared to Physical Pain

...s. Students' brain activities were monitored using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Though the figures were computer-generated, students believed the figures were linked to other student players not in the room. During the first round of Cyberball, students were limited to only watching the game. During ...

Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis

...ym and hydrotherapy interventions produce positive functional outcomes for patients with osteoarthritis. However, it seems that hydrotherapy may be more suitable for aerobic based exercise programs. Hydrotherapy provides the optimal environment for patients with osteoarthritis to exercise aerobically, and at...

Free Tissue Transfer Effective in Treating Massive Skin Cancers

...ee tissue transfer yields acceptable survival with functional and cosmetic outcomes. ...

Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis

...ym and hydrotherapy interventions produce positive functional outcomes for patients with osteoarthritis. However, it seems that hydrotherapy may be more suitable for aerobic based exercise programs. Hydrotherapy provides the optimal environment for patients with osteoarthritis to exercise aerobically, and at ...

New Technique to Study Infants Brain.

...t immediately after birth. Researchers are using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to study infant brain activity in response to speech. They say this is the first time fMRI has been used to study infants. It is a noninvasive way to study neuronal responses, and the doctors say it does not use r...

Hope for Chemo-Resistant Leukemia Patients

...neered and consists of only the most essential and functional part of the antibodies that are commonly used to fight leukemia. One of those immunotoxins, BL-22, is showing encouraging results in a phase II study. Researchers say in a phase I study, 19 of 31 patients with hairy cell leukemia had a complete remi...

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