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Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

...mate (Glu) levels in plasma and CSF of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients and the second observed the effect of umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stem cell transplantation on nervous system function of ALS patients....

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

... neural stem cells from throughout the wall of the lateral ventricle of the subventricular zone. "It's taken us 10 years," he says, "to figure out that these pathways reflect the transport of young neurons of different types born in unique locations."...

Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

... Researchers identified a brain region called the lateral occipital complex (LOC) as the cognitive-related area affected by both 'working memory load' and pain. The researchers then sought to identify the brain region by which pain affects the functioning of the LOC. The study theorized that the best c...

Arthroscopic Treatment of Tennis Elbow is Successful

...rally felt on the outside of the elbow. In 1880, lateral epicondylitis was termed tennis elbow, but it could just as easily be called politicians elbow, because they run for office with their right hands 500 handshakes a day, explains the elder Dr. Baker, immediate past president of the AOSSM. This condit...

Boffins a Step Closer to Solving Puzzle of Lou Gehrig's Disease

...ys a key role in a particular form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a progressive, fatal neuro-degenerative disorder that strikes without warning. Joan Selverstone Valentine, UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has studied the protein copper-zinc supero...

CT Better Than Plain Radiographs in Diagnosing Lumbar Spine Fractures

... patients who underwent abdomen and pelvis CT with lateral scout," said Sangita Kapur, MD, lead author of the study. "If our results are applied to clinical practice and lumbar spine plain films are not routinely obtained, it will help save critical time for these patients and also save valuable resources. U...

$5M Gift Will Attack Lou Gehrig's Disease

.... Alfred Taubman lost a good friend to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis a horrifying fatal disease thats better known as Lou Gehrigs disease or ALS. The memory of watching New York Sen. Jacob Javits slowly succumb to the nerve-killing condition has never left Mr. Taubmans mind. And that memory has motivated...

Arthritis Pain Processed in Brain’s 'fear Zone,' First PET Scans Revea

... "But, although both activated both the medial and lateral pain systems, arthritic pain prompted increased ac...imental and arthritic pain activate the medial and lateral pain systems suggests that there isn’t a unique brain network for processing arthritic pain, and we ...

Gene Hunters at Johns Hopkins Close In On Lou Gehrig's Disease

...netic roots of the most common form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Johns Hopkins scientists// have newly identified 34 unique variations in the human genetic code among 276 unrelated subjects with ALS. The 34 so-called single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, represent good candidate genes predisposin...

Human Genetic Code for ALS Identified

...de among 276 unrelated subjects with amyotrophic// lateral sclerosis (ALS). The 34 so-called single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, represent good candidate genes predisposing people to the non-inherited form of the fatal neurodegenerative disease. “Although we haven’t located the exact gene responsib...

New Method May Treat Brain Injuries

... on chronic diseases such as glaucoma, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or HIV dementia. Teichberg: “Our method may work where others have failed, because rather than temporarily blocking the glutamate’s toxic action with drugs inside the brain, it clears the chemical away from the brain into the blood, w...

Fast-Multiplying Lawsuits Can Stymie Medical Science, Authors Warn

...son's disease, Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). They provide suggestions for policy changes to help shield scientists and their research. Recommendations include enhancing privacy protections for patient data obtained in research projects and eliminating financial conflicts-of-int...

From a Lowly Yeast, Researchers Divine a Clue to Human Disease

...cal diseases, including a rare form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, and movement disorders. By exploring how Sen1 works in yeast, Brow provides a powerful tool other researchers can use to better understand the interplay of the protein and gene regulation in human...

Two-Slice-Touch Rule

...% to 94% in meniscal tears and from 83% to 96% for lateral meniscal tears. 'The sports medicine physicians at our institution have expressed how much they value our high positive predictive value for the diagnosis of a meniscal tear when using the two-slice-touch rule,' said Dr. De Smet. 'Also, by using t...

First International Gene Screen for Typical ALS Is on Track

...earch for genes that underlie sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of the disea...ness which, like all ALS, destroys the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that enable movement, including breathing. Packard Center grantee Bryan Traynor an...

Link Shown Between Military Service And Risk For ALS

... evidence of a link between developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known //as Lou Gehrig's disease and military service. This is a fatal neurodegenerative disease which is very rare. More research is needed as there have been very few studies on the relationship between the disease and milita...

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

...succumb to Lou Gehrig’s, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The study is published in this week’s issue of Transplantation. “We were extremely surprised to see that the grafted stem cells were not negatively affected by the degenerating cells around them, as many feared introducing healthy ...

Stem Cells Could Slacken the Pace of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Disease, Study

...ecent improvements in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is capable of slowing// the onset of paralysis. It is observed that people with the disease die a slow death when the muscles in charge of breathing actually stop working. Despite all the claims, cure for ALS still seems as dis...

Clues to the Mystery of Lou Gehrig's Disease

...at causes both Lou Gehrig's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as well as a less well-known disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration. The findings of the study, published in the Oct. 6 issue of Science identify it as TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43), that has several functions and is foun...

Understanding ‘Pain’ in Alzheimer痵

...in. In one part, it manifests as a fundamental and lateral pain, whereas in the second part, the pain is associated with emotion that manifests as a feeling of discomfort. It was believed that in patient’s suffering this disease, the emotional part had taken a beating, leading to suppression of the expressi...

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