Tag: "malfunctioning" at medical news
Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades
...TEN normally starts a chain reaction ensuring that malfunctioning
and damaged cells are killed. In contrast, abnormal cancerous cells gain the ability to switch off PTEN, allowing the dysfunctional cells to survive and thrive. Accumulation of multiple changes like this in melanoma cells results in the development o...
Heart failure protection through gene therapy
...tic abnormalities. Earlier studies have shown that malfunctioning
of a gene called phospholamban contributes to heart failure and this discovery is now being used as a basis for a gene therapy approach in protecting against heart failure. The research which was carried out on hamsters born predisposed to heart fai...
Carbon monoxide passes down
...urces of carbon monoxide are vehicle emissions and malfunctioning
domestic heating equipment. In 1980, the Clean Air Act was passed in the US to reduce carbon monoxide. The use of catalytic converters in cars helps bring down the carbon monoxide content of exhaust fumes. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Con...
Vacuum device increase breasts
... the women experienced technical difficulties with malfunctioning
equipment and needed 15 to 30 minutes on a biweekly basis with customer service to help them through the process. The system can be worn during sleep but an alarm will sound if the user inadvertently rolls over the cord, Greco said. This can result i...
Inherited gene important in ovarian cancer
...duced. It's possible for genes to be lost due to a malfunctioning
when cells divide - this can happen even if you inherit two normal copies. The study shows that BRCA1 is more significant in ovarian cancer than previously realised. This opens the door to new therapies for this hard-to-treat cancer - drugs which r...
New gene for hairloss
... Previous work has shown that people who inherit a malfunctioning
version of hairless can get an extreme form of a c... gene was identified. Other work has shown that a malfunctioning
hairless gene can cause another hair-loss disorder, called papular atrichia. They investigated the f...
How to diagnose heart failure?
...t sound, known as 'gallop', is found to indicate a malfunctioning
heart. A second significant sign is elevated jugular venous pressure - by observing pulsations in the jugular vein in the neck. Increased pressure may indicate that the patient with heart failure is retaining excess fluid. These new findings should...
Protein in urine foresees heart disease
... "The endothelial cells may already be damaged and malfunctioning
at the early stage of heart disease when there are no symptoms," says Jan Dirk Banga, M.D., Ph.D., co-author of the report. In this particular study which involved around 12000 women, it was found that those in the top group had more than four times...