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Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...t model of depression. Even though the rats do not mimic the entire complexity of genetic and environmental causes of human depression, Deisseroth explained, the animals exhibit similar symptoms and also get better from the same medications that work on humans. In these rats, they found an alteration in ...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...was simple to create, the model did not accurately mimic lung transplantation. It was a very artificial model that had little to do with reality. We think the new model will be far better for studying the underlying immune mechanisms that lead to rejection, Okazaki said. The new mouse lung transplant ...

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

...sland, and creating a diversity of pond types that mimic natural wetlands. A recent study by Semlitsch, Boone and Cory Mosby, a senior at MU, built on these suggestions, and found that completely drying golf course ponds in the late summer or early fall would benefit amphibian populations and biodiversi...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

... in blood or other synthetic materials designed to mimic bodily fluids. Nanoparticles have been used before to destroy diseased cells but this is the first time they have actually retrieved cells. The technique could prove advantageous for people with leukaemia, who must go through regular bone marrow b...

Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome

...ons in the legs. The RLS Simulator was designed to mimic the symptoms that many RLS patients experience and helps physicians gain a greater appreciation for the troubling symptoms their patients experience. This is accomplished through an audio-visual first-person narrative synched with simulated RLS sensa...

Smoking Hampers Healing of the Ligament

...ior to MCL surgery and then again after surgery to mimic the behaviour of humans who continue to smoke following an injury. Soft tissue healing that occurs following ligament injuries occurs in stages. There is an immediate pooling of blood near the injury, the sort of hemorrhaging that will cause swelli...

Bush Again Vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill

...ecent success in reprogramming mouse skin cells to mimic the properties of embryonic stem cells, in an advance they hope can be replicated in humans. "By expanding support for nondestructive research methods, this executive order will make it more likely that these exciting advances continue to unfold," th...

Cigarette Smoking Delays Ligament Healing

...ior to MCL surgery and then again after surgery to mimic the behavior of humans who continue to smoke following an injury. The researchers say athletes who smoke should keep these findings in mind before driving for a lay-up, sliding into second base or lacing up a pair of ice skates. The soft tissue h...

Vitamin Extends Life in Yeast, Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Find

...humans -- give people a drug or vitamin that would mimic effects of calorie restriction without having to skip lunch -- we would be able to provide some of the benefits of calorie restriction, which are pretty striking in model organisms, said Brenner, also a member of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Da...

First Ever Patch Drug To Treat Parkinsons Symptoms Approved

...f a class of drugs called dopamine agonists, which mimic dopamine's effects. Other Parkinson's disease drugs are given orally. Those drugs are effective, but some patients experience a wearing-off effect at the end of each dose. The Parkinson's patch is designed to solve that problem. However, the patc...

Study Finds That Lincoln Suffered from Smallpox During Gettysburg Speech

...and of the most common diseases with symptoms that mimic smallpox. They found that only the serious form of smallpox, known as variola major, closely matched Lincolns clinical features. "The serious form of smallpox, known as variola major, was the only disease that closely fit Lincoln's clinical feat...

New Pill to Suppress Menstrual Bleeding Indefinitely

..., followed by seven sugar pills a design meant to mimic a woman's monthly cycle. It can be taken continuously. Surveys have found up to half of women would prefer not to have any periods, most would prefer them less often and a majority of doctors have prescribed contraception to prevent periods. "I ...

Myths About Melanoma Could Lead to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

...CD rule for melanoma detection, their symptoms can mimic other medical conditions, and they are not easily detected. People of color, like all patients, need to heed the Academys recommendation to conduct regular skin self-examinations and learn how to spot the warning signs of hidden melanomas. Experts...

New DNA Tests Advances Treatment of Lysosomal Storage Diseases

...s are difficult to identify because symptoms often mimic those of more common diseases, and symptoms may develop very gradually. Patients often visit many physicians before their condition is accurately diagnosed. Early diagnosis is critically important, however, because progressive accumulation of waste m...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

... in Boston have developed two robotic devices that mimic the human ankle, give them more natural, energy-e...sensors, springs and a motor that work together to mimic how the human ankle stores and releases energy as a person walks. When an able-bodied person walks...

Vitamin Extends Life in Yeast, Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Find

...humans -- give people a drug or vitamin that would mimic effects of calorie restriction without having to skip lunch -- we would be able to provide some of the benefits of calorie restriction, which are pretty striking in model organisms,” said Brenner, also a member of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at D...

Single Drug Dose Cures Malaria in Mice

...nts," Shapiro said. The Johns Hopkins trioxanes mimic artemisinin, the active agent in a Chinese herbal drug used to treat malaria and other fevers for thousands of years. Artemisinin comes from the Artemisia annua plant, an herb also known by a variety of names including sweet wormwood. Although the...

Breast Cancer Vaccine Stimulates Potent Immune Response to Cancer Cells

...a Toll-like receptor stimulant that is designed to mimic the way in which an invading bacterial agent would induce an immune response in humans. Under normal conditions, the response is generally strong enough for the body to recognize and attack invading bacteria. Researchers used this strategy, but als...

It's Never too Late to Get It Back! Aging Interrupted

...sh a novel screening technique to find drugs which mimic this longevity effect. “Right now, there are no au... by low calorie diets, and looking for drugs which mimic these changes. They are searching for drugs which will have these beneficial effects and slow ageing...

New Ribosome Finding Could Lead to Antiviral Therapies

...lost its ability to propagate viruses. If we could mimic this, we could target the L3 protein for antiviral therapies.” Turning Off A Virus The ribosome is a complex molecular machine that makes proteins, the molecular building blocks of our bodies. “I think of the ribosome as a nanomachine that coor...

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