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Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of ‘Huntingtons’ Disase

...me, initially causing symptoms such as involuntary movements and balance problems and later on leading to declination of functions of speech as well. All these days, until now, it was thought that this disease is due to a mutated form of the protein 'huntingtin' which is responsible for destroying the brain t...

Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of Huntingtins’ Disese

...me, initially causing symptoms such as involuntary movements and balance problems and later on leading to declination of functions of speech as well. All these days, until now, it was thought that this disease is due to a mutated form of the protein 'huntingtin' which is responsible for destroying the brain t...

WORM! WORM! all the way

...he National University of Ireland, Cork. Their gut movements are slower and the blood supply to that area differs from that seen in normal mice. A recent study of 50 people who had undergone a colostomy, or removal of part of the colon, to treat severe ulcerative colitis. They developed infections in the rema...

Back injury cured by engineers

...re able to use a mathematical technique to analyse movements of the injured volunteers without having them do t...need to re-educate people in the use of the normal movements if they are to protect the spine. Losing weight can help because overweight causes more strain on th...

Step Aerobics Increases good cholesterol

.... Step aerobics follows the same principle but the movements are performed using a stepping bench. After 6 weeks, both aerobics groups showed significantly greater dips in their total cholesterol levels than the sedentary women did. But only the steppers saw an appreciable rise in their HDL. None of the groups...

Cell transplants used to fend off Parkinson's symptoms

...nts showed improvement of dyskinesia - involuntary movements that are a result of medications....

Useful device makes spinal surgery safer

...d that assures that spinal surgery does not affect movements in the arms and legs.// Operating on tumours and other problems in the spine is risky, because the surgeon might separate some of the nerves that are needed to allow movement in the limbs. Researchers at the State University of New York, have been te...

Lamictal as add-on therapy for children with epilepsy

...res include lip smacking, a dazed state or jerking movements of certain body parts. The approval of the drug was based on a clinical study that demonstrated the efficacy of the drug as add-on therapy in pediatric patients who were still having frequent partial seizures (at least four per month) despite optima...

Simple Exercises Might Help Vertigo

...xercises require patients to perform head and body movements to clear particles from the ear canal. The latter requires more extreme whole body movement. Results reviewed, after one week showed, 95 percent of patients who performed the modified Epley’s procedure reported no symptoms of vertigo. Nearly 60 perc...

A Better Understanding Of The Brain Network

... on their dominant hand. The glove translated hand movements into signals, which were sent to a computer. Resea...eas of the brain controlled the participants' hand movements as they aligned a cursor on the computer screen with 50 different targets. The fMRI technology ident...

Understanding The Link Between Movement And Metabolism

...oth lean and obese adults to discover how everyday movements affect // metabolism. Results showed that NEAT -- non-exercise activity thermogenesis , creates a more effective metabolism than standard organized exercise. Researchers say calories people burn during everyday activities are more important than prev...

Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound

...e of blood from each heart beat and uses structure movements to find out the exact faults of cardiac functions. With such a technology available to cardiologists, it will become easier for them to assess and diagnose cardiac conditions with much precision and assurance. Cardiologists in Stanford hospital is o...

Restless leg syndrome can be a family trait

...he population studied had significantly higher leg movements even during their sleep. Scientists have named the gene in the chromosome 12q responsible for restless leg syndrome as RLS1. They are yet to find the exact position of the other gene that also influences this condition. Reference: Archives of Neuro...

Exercise can improve functional limitation of arthritis patients

...vities seems to increase the risk of limitation in movements due to arthritis in these patients. Severe form o...e patients unable to perform even the daily simple movements of walking and sitting down etc. One of the major costs of therapy for arthritis patients is the the...

Essential tremor can lead to dementia

... leads to a kind of movement disorder. Involuntary movements of the muscle produce the tremor of the hands, head, neck, face etc. It affects few people after age of 40 and most people after the age of 60. The researchers have observed 202 people with essential tremor and 3541 people with no dementia or moveme...

Risk of deep vein thrombosis less in people who were flight stockings when flying

... drink water, avoid salty food and do not stop leg movements in spite of carrying bulky baggage in order to avoid deep vein thrombosis that can affect them. Deep-vein thrombosis or the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel is often a condition that affects people who has been dehydrated, or sitting ...

Language development linked to Foxp2 gene

...responsible for coordination of voluntary muscular movements like speech etc. Researchers are hopeful that this study may open ways for establishing links between the Foxp2 gene and autism in children. Reference: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, news release, June 2005...

Antibiotics help combat dangerous tropical disease

...n the doctors were only able to detect the typical movements of the worms (the dance of the filariae) on ultrasound in one in five patients. In the placebo group the rate was 89%. "The importance of these findings for therapy should not be underestimated," Professor H?rauf emphasizes. "The mature worms are a...

Common drugs to treat essential tremor

... leads to a kind of movement disorder. Involuntary movements of the muscle produce the tremor of the hands, head, neck, face etc. It affects few people after age of 40 and most people after the age of 60. According to the guidelines given by the American Academy of Neurology, for limb tremors surgery may be c...

Maintaining a Pharma index could help track price fluctuations

...eel the need for a mechanism to monitor drug price movements on an ongoing basis to either impose price controls or to call companies for a negotiation whenever there is an abnormal price movement....

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