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Gene Therapy For Cystic Fibrosis

...brosis is an inherited disease in which the body's mucus becomes so thick and sticky that it prevents norma... a normal version of a protein that helps regulate mucus in the body. Although the results were encouraging, researcher John F. Engelhardt notes the experi...

To get the better of

... Cathy added: "The number of sperm in the cervical mucus is an important predictor of future fertility, then the findings outlined may have cardinal implications for infertile couples....

Compressed DNA aids gene patients

... disorder, which involves faulty production of the mucus which lines the lungs, is caused by a single faulty gene....

Bacterial discovery may help CF patients

...ease characterized by the build up of thick sticky mucus in the lungs and pancreas, leading to breathing difficulties and nutritional problems.Co-author of the paper, Professor John Mattick, said infection by this bacteria resulted in inflammation and tissue damage in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients....

A new discovery about Acetaminophen

...in signals, but COX-1 helps produce the protective mucus that lines the stomach. Inhibition of COX-1 leads to the sometimes serious side effects of NSAIDs like stomach irritation and bleeding. Researchers at Brigham University in the US have now discovered a new COX enzyme, COX-3, which appears to be the...

A new discovery about Acetaminophen

...in signals, but COX-1 helps produce the protective mucus that lines the stomach. Inhibition of COX-1 leads to the sometimes serious side effects of NSAIDs like stomach irritation and bleeding. Researchers at Brigham University in the US have now discovered a new COX enzyme, COX-3, which appears to be the...

Corticosteroids Safe for Bones

... medications are good at reducing inflammation and mucus production in the airways of the lungs. They also make other quick-relief medicines more effective. Jordana Schmier and colleagues examined more than 260 studies and presented their findings at the Annual Scientific Assembly of the American College...

Corticosteroids Safe for Bones

... medications are good at reducing inflammation and mucus production in the airways of the lungs. They also make other quick-relief medicines more effective. Jordana Schmier and colleagues examined more than 260 studies and presented their findings at the Annual Scientific Assembly of the American College ...

Accuracy of Some Natural Family Planning Methods Questioned .

... patterns from small samples of saliva or cervical mucus are highly susceptible to producing false negative... in her basal body temperature and in her cervical mucus patterns -- plus some calculation rules. This method did not give the women involved in the study an...

Surprising Cystic Fibrosis Finding That Could Be A Helpful Treatment Option

... It’s believed that patients with CF have too much mucus in their airways. But new research shows patients ...uses the body to produce too much abnormally thick mucus that accumulates in the lungs and intestines . However recent studies have shown that these patients...

Approval for DNA test to detect cystic fibrosis

...netic origin that causes the body to produce thick mucus that affects the lungs and can cause severe and fatal lung infections. These secretions can also affect pancreas and cause serious problems of food digestion. Cystic fibrosis is expressed as a disease in a child when he inherits the faulty genes from...

Test for prenatal chromosomal abnormalities using cervical swab

...solate single cells of the fetus from the cervical mucus of the pregnant woman with the help of a cervical swab. This may be done between 7 and 10 weeks into the pregnancy. Researchers have used an enzyme to free up the cell and fluorescent antibodies to mark the fetal cells. These cells are then checked ...

Cystic fibrosis patients may require a new treatment for bacterial infection

...netic origin that causes the body to produce thick mucus that affects the lungs and can cause severe and fa...Dnase. This enzyme is already used to break up the mucus that forms in the lungs of the cystic fibrosis patients. The research is published in the journal I...

Chronic Sinusitis May Be Related To Nasal Mucus

...nus infections is the direct// result of the nasal mucus getting infected and not the nasal and sinus tissu...ings show that toxic protein are released into the mucus because of the infection. Therefore, scientists might need to take not only the tissue but also the ...

No heart attack risk for women taking birth control pills

...ng a hormone in the pituitary gland and also cause mucus to thicken on the cervix, forming a barrier to fertilization of the egg by the sperm. The third-generation pills, which are the latest in the market, changed the type of progestin to desogestrel or gestodene so that cholesterol-raising effects and te...

Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis in the future

...d. It is a chronic progressive disease that causes mucus to become thick, dry and sticky. //The mucus builds up and clogs passages in the lungs, pancreas and other organs in the body. There is no cure...

Predictor of child's sex : Conception Time

...osome as per the researchers. Women whose cervical mucus is relatively viscous would not only have more difficulties conceiving naturally, but also have a higher probability of male offspring if they do get pregnant. This study is helpful but at the same time can be misleading !...

Viscosity of Women cervix determines sex of child

...el that the viscosity and stickiness of the cervix mucus is responsible for increased probability of getting boy child in late pregnancy in women. The mucus in the cervix becomes thicker and sticky in women who take longer time to get pregnant which makes t...

New Therapy Discovered By Scientists For Cystic Fibrosis

...he damage is caused by excessive amounts of sticky mucus built up in the lungs. The treatment developed ... the airways helps to clear away excess amounts of mucus by sweeping it up into the mouth where it can be swallowed. But this water layer is missing in pe...

Inhaling Concentrated Saline Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients

... solution improved the health of the lungs and the mucus clearance was better. Lung function in general also showed a marked improvement. The study titled "Sustained Improvement in Mucus Clearance and Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis with Hypertonic Saline" will appear in the January 19 issue of the New En...

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