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Detecting brain aneurysms

... forwards for those at risk of brain bleeding from malformed blood vessels....

Surgery-Rigged pulley helps patients

... It's not just a problem of appearance. Often, the malformed head causes problems with eating, breathing, heari...technique, called distraction osteogenesis, to fix malformed jaws. If it worked on single bones, Poll reasoned, why not for children's entire faces. First, Poll...

Genetic differences found between Male and Female brains

...to the 1 percent of all children who are born with malformed genitalia. These individuals account for about 3 million births each year. In one in 3,000 births, the malformation is so severe that doctors cannot even tell parents whether they had a boy or a girl. Doctors say this may also help explain the origin...

Shrinking Birthmark’s

...bs thereby making detecting and delineating of the malformed veins extremely simple. Researchers tested the procedure on 15 adult patients who did not respond to previous treatment and they came out successful with the birthmarks continuing to shrink at follow-up visits....

Crooked teeth may be due to evolution and overcooked meals

...ore damage. Most people who seek dental advice for malformed dental structure are often those who avoid eating fibers and raw vegetables. These require much munching and tearing and thus shape our teeth. In keeping with anthropologist Lucas, who has authored Dental Function Morphology: How Teeth Work, on an a...

Epilepsy Drug Valproate and Lamotrigine Linked To Malformed Fetus

...r first trimester of pregnancy often gave birth to malformed babies. Data for the study was collected from pregnant women in US and Canada through telephonic interview. The results were compared between the women who took Valproate or the drug valproic acid (VPA) versus women who didn’t. The study had shown ...

MicroRNA provides new insight into birth defects

...own without the microRNA molecules they grew to be malformed and with nonfunctional limbs. MicroRNA (miRNA) are small RNA molecules that control the level of proteins made from transcribed genes. Researchers have discovered that there exists an association between the microRNA profile of the human beings and ...

SNUPPY – Woo Suk Hwang reveals World’s first dog cloe

...s, rabbits and a mule. Inherited diseases such as malformed hip joints are a serious problem in purebred dogs which are due to both genetic and environmental factors, and having clones will be enable to have dogs without these problems. Schatten, who was part of Hwang’s team, says that the cloning of dogs i...

Stem cell therapy for developing new trachea using Tissue engineering

...age, fat and tendon. Babies born with incomplete, malformed or missing tracheas cannot breathe and must immediately go on heart-lung bypass, which can cause neurologic and other complications, can be treated using tissue culture techniques. “These are all makeshift solutions, and they’re fraught with complic...

Nanotechnology Promises Huge Medical Benefits

...lled prions that spread rapidly in the brain. Such malformed proteins are very difficult to destroy. Nanotechnology offers endless hope in the investigation of such disorders and the development of specific products/ therapeutic agents with remarkable properties. Professor Jeremy Baumberg, a leading academic...

Cholesterol Plays An Important Role In Finger and Toe Development

...protein developed digits that were out of place or malformed digits. The index digits were further stunted and out of shape, seemingly more like a normal thumb. Special mice produced in which only 50% of the proteins could attach to cholesterol developed normal digits in addition to duplicated digits. This d...

Australian Children Not Being Exposed To Enough Sunlight

...ildren in the Sunshine area with rickets, who have malformed bones and bowed legs. He felt like it was an image from the Dickensian times in the past. He urged that they had to liberalise the rules about Victorian kids wearing hats especially when UV levels were low. Osteoporosis Australia is calling for thi...

Cause of ‘Down Syndrome’ cannot be pinned down to maternal age aloe

...hances of the fetus (unborn developing baby) being malformed or mentally challenged, owing to their advanced age. Well, though the theory is not just a punch in the air, as its medically proven that older women do stand a greater risk in having to give birth to a child afflicted with ‘Down’s Syndrome’. Howeve...

More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures

...e myelomas ?Painful vertebral hemangiomas (benign, malformed vascular tumors composed of newly formed blood vessels) ?Vertebral osteonecrosis (a condition resulting from poor blood supply to an area of bone, which causes bone death) ?Reinforcement of a pathologically weak vertebral body before a surgical stabi...

Certain Drug Treatment Associated With Orofacial Clefts

...efects used as the population controls, and 20,868 malformed controls with other defects. Data was colleted from medical records, particularly prenatal logbooks, retrospective maternal data via a self-reported questionnaire, and home visits to non-responding mothers. An increased risk for isolated CL/P was...

Brain Tissue Reveals Possible Genetic Trigger for Schizophrenia

...osis, the basis is a gene mutation that leads to a malformed protein. But with other complex genetic disorders – such as schizophrenia, many cancers, and diabetes – we find not mutated proteins, but correctly formed proteins in incorrect amounts,” said study lead author and UNC professor of psychiatry Dr. Dian...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

... but any clinician who injected a similar severely malformed newborn baby with potassium chloride moments after birth would be guilty of murder. The report of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, published after widespread consultation in November 2006, “unreservedly” rejected the possibility of neonatal eutha...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

... but any clinician who injected a similar severely malformed newborn baby with potassium chloride moments after birth would be guilty of murder. The report of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, published after widespread consultation in November 2006, unreservedly rejected the possibility of neonatal euthana...

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