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Detecting anomalies in heart rythm

Researchers in Germany have developed a new risk assessment methodology to detect any anomaly in heart beat rythm and patient's risk of cardiac death. .... ECG is the basic data with which patient's risk of cardiac death can be determined and analysed by the computer.The time interval between successive heartbeats is the first variable to be calculated.// When the programme has completed its...

Dyslexia due to cerebellum abnormality

Dyslexia a most common learning disorder, affects nearly one in 24 people. People with dyslexia often have great difficulty learning to read, write and spell. Dyslexia was found to have been linked to reduced activity in the cerebellum // of the brain that controls movement, co-ordination and balance, scientists have reported. ....The research, which was led by Professor Roderick Nicolson, compa...

Cleft lip and palate are due to abnormality in brain structure

Clefts of the lip and palate are associated with permutation in brain structure that appear to cause cognitive dysfunction, according to a study recently conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa.// ....Studying 54 adult men with nonsyndromic facial clefts and 54 male control subjects, the researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to study brain volume and tissue composition. They fou...

Sleep disorders can have anomalistic sexual acts

Researchers at the University of California, observe abnormal behavior during sleep, such as walking, eating and even violence in many people. But a series of case reports shows that sleep disorders// can also involve unconscious, sometimes aggressive, sexual behavior. ....In a study of 10 patients with "atypical sexual behavior during sleep," researchers found that the patients' actions which ra...

Early Detection Of Facial Abnormalities in a Fetus

A cleft happens when the tissues of the face fail to fuse during gestation. It is a repairable birth defect. Cleft lip and palate are the most common facial malformation in newborns. It affects about one in 700 babies.//New research shows fetal magnetic resonance imaging may be more accurate at detecting cleft lip and palate than a sonogram. ..The detection rates when using sonography for cleft l...

Finger And Toe abnormalities Related to Maternal Smoking

In the largest study ever conducted on the effects of smoking and incidence of birth defects, it has now been found that maternal smoking is associated with an increased risk of finger and toe abnormalities. // The birth defects could range from polydactly (presence of extra digits in either the arms or feet) to webbed (syndactyly) or missing toes and fingers (adactyly). ....The researchers stud...

A better test than cytology for Urinary Malignancy

A new method has been found for detecting upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma by a team of researchers working Kingston, Ontario, Canada. This method checks for fibrinogen/fibrin degradation products. It appears to be more effective and accurate when compared to standard urinary cytology. The Researchers compared the efficacy of two types of rapid urine tests with urine cytology in es...

Obese children may have abnormalities of lipoproteins

Childhood obesity may lead to abnormalities in lipoproteins and may lead to cardiovascular problems in children//... ....High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are good cholesterols that are good for the body, while low-density lipoproteins (LDL) are bad cholesterols and these should not be allowed to accumulate as it increases the cardiovascular risks by clogging the arteries. ....Lipid abnormalities a...

Test for prenatal chromosomal abnormalities using cervical swab

Australian researchers have discovered a new method to test for prenatal chromosomal// abnormalities using cervical swabs. ....Testing fetus for chromosomal abnormalities are currently done through amniocentesis and other methods of screenings. In their new research, the scientists have been able to isolate single cells of the fetus from the cervical mucus of the pregnant woman with the help of a...

Blood test developed for malignant hyperthermia

Experts have developed a blood test to determine the genetical predisposition for a rare condition// called malignant hyperthermia. ....Malignant hyperthermia is an inherited disorder that can affect the patient during or after general anesthesia. This condition may be triggered by volatile anesthetics or depolarizing muscle relaxants that have to work together with a genetical predisposition to...

Malignant Mesothelioma – A New Genetic Revelatio

Malignant mesothelioma is a very aggressive tumor which is found resistant to most of the treatment, which is increasing in frequency throughout the world. The main causative agents for the development of Malignant mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, recently a virus, simian virus 40 (SV40) is also found to be a causative agent for development of this tumor. ....Many people with malignant mesot...

Malignant Mesothelioma – A New Genetic Revelation

Malignant mesothelioma is a very aggressive tumor which is found resistant to most of the treatment, which is increasing in frequency throughout the world. The main causative agents for the development of Malignant mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, recently a virus, simian virus 40 (SV40) is also found to be a causative agent for development of this tumor. ....Many people with malignant mesot...

Inflammatory bowel disease linked to genetic abnormality

A genetic abnormality originally discovered in plants, has been pin pointed in humans as being responsible for increasing the susceptibility to Crohn's disease and bowel inflammation. The chances of developing an inherited form of the diseases increases by atleast 25% when a person happens to have a mutation on chromosome 16. .... The study was led by a group of researchers from Fran...

Malignant virus in polio vaccine combined to Cancer

Researchers have found traces of a monkey virus that contaminated the polio vaccine in the early 50's in a common form of highly malignant human cancer that has mystically doubled in incidence over the past 30 years. Two studies, found a link between the virus, called SV40, and non-Hodgkin lymphomas, a disorder ranked fourth or fifth among cancer deaths in the United States among women and men,...

Children With Facial Anomalies Are Affected By Parental Tensions

Stress suffered by parents of newborns with craniofacial anomalies like cleft palate, etc; often affect the psychosocial development of their children... ..A new study suggests that the stress of parenting an // infant with a craniofacial anomaly (CFA) leads to adverse outcomes as children develop. The study appears in the latest issue of The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal... ..Parental stress...

Indian Researcher Discovers Reason For Malignancy of Skin Cancer

An Indian origin researcher and his team have discovered one of the reasons why melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer, is so malignant//. ....Piyush Gupta, lead author of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology research team, found that melanoma, unlike other cancers, is born with its metastatic (spread of cancer cells) engines in full operation. ....Melanoma kills about 10,000 Americans a ye...

Detecting Brain Abnormalities in Babies Using New Brain Scanners.

Dr Adam Gibson and his research team are all set to improve the already existing brain scanner (MONSTIR). ..This brain scanner provides an insight about the functioning of the brain, oxygen supply to it etc. // It was developed by University College London (UCL) and was funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). ..As of now there are 2 different methods available to e...

Experimental Therapy Effective Against Malignant Melanoma in Horses

Dr. John L. Robertson, a professor in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and director of the college's Center for Comparative // Oncology (CECO) has been studying the similarities of malignant melanoma in horses and humans and has devised an experimental treatment for it. ..At a presentation before the American Cancer Society in Roanoke, Va., he detail...

Somalia Hit By Poliomyelitis

According to World Health Organization (WHO), two fresh cases of poliomyelitis were reported one from Lower Juba and another from Mudug region//, in southern Somalia and northeastern Somalia respectively. These regions, with security-related restrictions, present a risk to neighbouring countries. ....The cases also threaten the progress made in Mogadishu, formerly the epicentre of the outbreak w...

WHO Kick Starts Polio Immunization Drive in Somalia

The World Health Organization is beginning a five-day nationwide polio immunization campaign in Somalia, that will aim at vaccinating about one-and-one half million children, below the age of five. // ....The Head Honcho of WHO's Global Polio Eradication Campaign, David Heymann said, "In fact, we are seeing that the number of cases of polio are now beginning to decrease," And, we even feel that...

Druggists On Strike In Jharkhand To Protest Against VAT Anomalies

Jharkhand druggists go on an indefinite strike, protesting against the anomalies in the Value Added Tax (VAT) implemented from April 1.// ....Medical shops in Jharkhand have downed their shutters for an indefinite period, with the druggist association protesting anomalies in the Value Added Tax (VAT) implemented from April 1. ....The Jharkhand Chemist and Druggist Association (JCDA) are unhappy...

Brain Abnormalities Raise the Risk of PTSD

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to combat or another extremely disturbing event. According to a study it was found that Vietnam combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) //when compared with their non-combat exposed, identical twins had minor neurologic deficits. It suggests that these deficits are not acquired by exposure to traumatic events but instead...

Seattle, a hub for malignant melanoma? Time To Get Sunwise!

Despite all the rain, there seems to be enough shine, making Washington, a hot spot for sun-linked skin cancer malignant melanoma, according to the Environmental// Protection Agency. .. ..The EPA's has embarked on a SunWise Program enabling free kits to schools that comprise of 40 activity cards and a white Frisbee that changes color to purple when exposed to the sun's UV rays. .. ..Demonstra...

Medication Abuse In Chronic Migraine May Cause Hormonal Abnormalities

A study suggests that people with chronic migraines who overuse pain relievers may have abnormalities in certain hormonal responses//. ....Dr. Innocenzo Rainero the study's lead author stated that though not yet clearly understood if overusing migraine medications can sometimes cause periodic migraines to become chronic, the new findings does suggest that altered hormone regulation may be one re...

Pre Mature Babies Face the Risk Developmental Abnormalities

According to the study conducted by Dr. Malika Delobel-Ayoub, from the Research Unit on Perinatal Health and Women's Health in Villejuif, France, and colleagues// it is found that pre mature babies develop behavioral problems. Pre mature babies are those which are born several weeks ahead of its gestation date. They develop behavioral problems later in life compared with children who are born at...

Seroxat Heart Abnormalities Risk Doubted

Seroxat, the anti-depressant that had been linked to heart abnormalities, is apparently safe to use in pregnant women, German researchers told a European fertility conference yesterday//. The researchers said that they found no increased risk and that women might have unnecessarily terminated their pregnancies fearing that the drug could affect their babies. ....Researchers at the University of...

Protein Involved In Embryo Formation Found In Malignant Cells

A protein important in embryo formation has been discovered in malignant melanoma cells by researchers of Northwestern University. // .. Scientist discovered this protein called Nodal by injecting malignant melanoma cells in developing zebrafish embryos. The scientists were able to induce abnormal embryonic skull and backbone formation following the injection. The results have been published i...

Lunging to Death: Lung Anomalies in Infants Enhance Cot Death Risk

SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome has been the cause of many infant deaths, which has led many parents to ensure the baby sleeps on its back. In a bid to investigate the// latent tendencies that make the infant vulnerable, researchers discovered that infants born with an anomaly in three lungs related genes were prone to the risk of SIDS. ....The study has undoubtedly made it easier to peg t...

NSAIDs In First trimester Linked To Congenital Anomalies In Babies

The use of NSAID by women in their first trimester could be associated with cardiac abnormalities in babies. // ....Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs, Cardiac septal defects, Journal Birth Defects Research Part B, Trimester, Pregnancy, Case control, Congenital abnormality, Diabetes ....Women who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) early in their pregnancies may be mo...

When Her Lot is maligned by HER-2, Staying Abreast is Imperative

HER 2 is out of the closet, as a virulent breast cancer strain that can be won over only with awareness, timely detection, and early treatment//. Among the many types of breast cancer, HER2, an aggressive type of breast cancer is detected in almost one in 5 women. .. ..HER2, which represents the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, is a protein manufactured by a particular gene that takes ca...

Special Section of JCS Addresses Vascular Anomalies

Hemangiomas, vascular tumors, and other vascular (blood vessel-related) anomalies are potentially disfiguring lesions that cause distress // for affected children and their parents and confusion among physicians and surgeons. Although advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of these lesions, many myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies remain. ....To address this situation, the ed...

Structural Abnormalities in Brains of William Syndrome Patients

Structural abnormalities were found in a particular brain area of patients afflicted with Williams syndrome according to a study conducted// at the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. ..Williams syndrome is a rare genetic disorder where children love music and, will therefore spend hours listening to or making music. ..Ursula Bellugi, director of L...

First Major Study of Mammalian “Disorderly” Proteis

Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital turned up the heat on “disorderly” proteins and confirmed that most of these unruly molecules // perform critical functions in the cell. The St. Jude team completed the first large-scale collection, investigation and classification of these so-called intrinsically unstructured proteins (IUPs), a large group of molecules that play vital roles...

Novel Suicide Gene Therapy Used to Treat Malignant Brain Tumors

Physicians and researchers in the Methodist Neurological Institute (NI) are studying the use of a novel combination of radiation and suicide gene therapy to treat typically// stubborn malignant brain tumors. ....This therapy, which combines radiation and gene therapy, has already proven successful in eradicating localized prostate cancer. Methodist is one of only two sites in the United States t...

Blocking Glucocorticoid Prevents Stress-Induced Skin Abnormalities

Inhibiting glucocorticoid, a type of steroid, can prevent skin abnormalities induced by psychological stress, according to a new study from the December //issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. The new study also shows how psychological stress induces skin abnormalities that could initiate or worsen skin disorders such as psoriasis and atop...

Filling a Niche -- Role of Rb in Mammalian Stem Cells

Drs. Gustavo Leone and Michael Robinson (Ohio State University) and colleagues uncover a stem-cell specific role for the well-known tumor suppressor gene// , Rb, in the developing mammalian embryo. ....Researchers had previously shown that mice deficient in Rb die as embryos. Using a combination of sophisticated mouse genetics and 3D computer modeling, OSU scientists have now determined why: Rb...

Missing Molecule Has Important Role in a Developmental Brain Abnormality

A molecule that is part of a complex signaling network in the developing brain plays //a critical role in periventricular heterotopia (PVH), a congenital brain malformation, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in Neuron. ....PVH often leads to a variety of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, mental retardation, and learning or memory deficits. It has many environmental and genetic ca...

Female Circumcision highly Prevalent in Mali

Female Circumcision highly prevalent in Mali with 90% women getting circumcised in the age group between 15 to 49 years.// .. ..The circumcision are performed by witch doctors in the most unhygienic environment. ....Over 12 million women worldwide have been subjected to genital mutilation by quacks who have little surgical skill, equipment or awareness of the dangers of such practices making th...

Abnormalities in Eye Movements and Attention can Predict Schizophrenia

A Binghamton University researcher has established a new framework to help determine whether individuals might be at risk// for schizophrenia. ....In a study published in this month’s Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Mark F. Lenzenweger, a professor of clinical science, neuroscience and cognitive psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), is the first to have found...

Cannibalistic Signals Help Mammalian Embryos Develop Normally

A process called autophagy spurs dying embryonic stem cells to send cannibalistic signals to have their corpses purged, a last gasp that paves the way for normal mammalian// development. ....Autophagy is the way cells devour their own unwanted or damaged parts. It was known to be active in cell death that occurs during normal embryonic development, but its precise role was unclear. ....Some tho...
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