Tag: "membrane" at medical news
A Unique Technique To Visualize How The heart functions Developed
... proved to be particularly important in recording, membrane
potential changes and capturing in detail, the actual, the synchronicity or asynchronicity of the heart. Lead author Guy Salama, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and physiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine said that obtaining im...
Transplantation Results in CJD Transfer
...ed by transplanted dura mater. It is the outermost membrane
covering the brain and spinal cord, which is used by surgeons to repair the skull and spine and to reinforce tendons and ligaments. Richard Knight and his colleagues of the National CJD Surveillance Unit at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, publ...
Progression Of ALS May Be Prevented By A High Caloric Diet
...etones promote mitochondrial energy production and membrane
stabilization. Mitochondiral membrane
dysfunction, loss of oxidative stress control, generation of excessive free radicals, neurofilament ...
Lactic acid a potent energy giver if used properly!
...ere lactate is produced, through the mitochondrial membrane
into the interior of the mitochondria, where lactate is burned. "This experiment is the clincher, proving that lactate is the link between glycolytic metabolism, which breaks down carbohydrates, and oxidative metabolism, which uses oxygen to break ...
Bicycle-Powered Portable Water Filter System For Disaster Zones
... of a bicycle coupled with a mechanical pump and a membrane
module to filter the water. Believed to be the world's first, NTU experts said it is an improvement on the hand-cranked model made for Indonesia's tsunami-stricken Aceh Province in January last year. As an aftermath of the Dec 26, 2004 disaster, ...
Promise for Soya Allergy Sufferers
...ction. Seeds were crushed, treated and placed on a membrane
for screening. A second screening using stronger antibodies and protein gels was done to confirm the absence of P34 in the two domestic lines, Joseph said. After the two lines were isolated, seeds were sent to the Danforth Center for additional mo...
Heparin Based Nanoscale Materials Developed For Dialysis Treatment
...The researchers demonstrated the composite heparin membrane
with nanopores could work as an artificial kidney, or dialyzer, by filtering the blood and maintaining its flow. The presence of this blood-compatible dialyzer could potentially eliminate the need for systemic administration of heparin to the patient...
Autoimmune Diseases – Newer Preventive Measure
...thyroid, yeast infection of the skin and/or mucous membrane
and adrenal gland insufficiency, two will result in a condition called APS1 (Mutation in the Aire gene) and nearly about 16 autoimmune diseases in a lifetime. The same mutation causes a defect in iNKT cells, a type of regulatory cell that helps the...
Three-Dimensional Image Of AIDS Virus – BY FSU Researcher
...r distribution pattern on the surface of the virus membrane
have been poorly understood, which has limited our... were able to hone in on the envelope –- the lipid membrane
covering the virus itself. They imaged the spikes protruding from the envelope, which contain the on...
Mystery Behind Sleepiness After the Meal Revealed
... addiction. 'We have identified the pore in the membrane
of orexin-producing cells that is responsible for the inhibiting effect of glucose. 'This previously unknown mechanism is so sensitive it can detect minute changes in glucose levels – the type that occurs between meals for example. 'This may we...
Functional Differences In Estrogen Receptor Could Be A Therapeutic Target
...ors, is predominantly localized on the cell plasma membrane
that surrounds the cell cytoplasm; the receptor st... a greater potential to signal estrogen stimulated membrane
responses than hER-a66,' Deuel said. 'The results of our experiments demonstrate that the presence o...
Reports Characterize Fungal Eye Infections Among Soft Contact Lens Wearers
...s, or swelling and inflammation of the transparent membrane
known as the cornea, has been associated with wearing soft contact lenses, but such infections usually have not been caused by fungi. At the authors' institution in south Florida, only three cases of fungal keratitis associated with contact lenses w...
Anti-Glycolytic Therapy Proved to be Effective Against Tumors
...ulsion of protons, which lowers the mitochondria's membrane
potential. Curiously, the mitochondria of cancer cells exhibit a high membrane
potential. Researchers suspected that was because the cells have switched to an alternative means of...
Man Holds Own Skull in Bengal Medical Miracle
...ly it fell off. The skull's inner covering and the membrane
which helps produce bone was miraculously unaffect...the inner covering) was not infected while another membrane
called periosteum, which is responsible for producing bone, was unaffected too." Doctors thought h...
Prion Disease Agent Causes Heart Damage
...o acids at the COOH end of the protein-between the membrane
of cells and the prion protein. By taking off this anchor, the researchers showed that the prion protein still folded but was no longer able to attach in normal amounts onto the surface of cells. In contrast to scrapie-infected wild mice, which typic...
Despite Ban, Asbestos Produce Goes Unhindered
...estosis, cancer of the lung and cancer of the thin membrane
that surrounds the lung and other internal organs. While white asbestos mining is currently banned in India, its import, export or use in manufacturing is permitted. In India, asbestos is used in the manufacture of pipes for water supply, sewage ...
Enzyme Urokinase Better Option In Empyema For Kids
... involves pus from pneumonia infecting the pleural membrane
lining the lung walls. Thirty children were treate...as 3-1/2. The pleura is a very thin, transparent membrane
that covers the lungs and lines the inside of the chest wall. Empyema occurs when pus from pneumonia...
Scientists Uncover The Secret Behind The Speed In Nerve cells Conduction
... to scan the outside world and decide when to open membrane
doorways to take in food, expel waste and export c...try and cell biology. SNAREs are a key player in membrane
fusion. They oversee the merger of the cell's outer membrane
with the membrane
encasing the chemical...
New Way to Open Cellular Ion Channels, Implications for Drug Design
...pen// molecular pores, called ion channels, in the membrane
of cells. The research team – Zhe Lu, MD, PhD; ...l (from brain, but experimentally expressed in the membrane
of an oocyte, or egg cell) without changing the membrane
voltage. The finding introduces a new parad...
Experiments In Outer Space To Determine single Cell Survival
... organize lipids into a sort of multi-layered cell membrane
that not only serves as an interface between the cell and the surrounding silica nanostructure, but acts as a template helping to direct the formation of the surrounding silica nanostructure. This improved architecture seamlessly retains water, nee...
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