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Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

...acy, safety, and feasibility of transplantation of peripheral blood stem cells for patients with peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities. Beike is best known for its research and treatments for...

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...vigation bronchoscopy (ENB)-- in the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions has been shown to be more effective t... goal of reliable and minimally invasive biopsy of peripheral lung lesions new appears feasible. The results of the prospective, randomized and multicenter tria...

Pennsylvania Government's Partial Shutdown Ends

...icy that not only needs more public debate, but is peripheral to the budget. br> The Rendell administration lowered the reported total of employees on furlough, from more than 24,000 to 23,562. Their wages are $3.5 million a day, according to Rendell's Office of Administration. The furloughed workers won't ...

Anti-malarial Drug may Help Reduce Risk of Diabetes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...e that antimalarials improve insulin secretion and peripheral insulin sensitivity. Mary Chester M. Wasko, M.D., M.Sc., of the University of Pittsburgh, Pa., and colleagues examined the association between hydroxychloroquine therapy and risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. During the obse...

Insulin Sensitizer- Energy Conserving Signal to Brain

...haracterizes both conditions. In addition to its peripheral actions on the liver and skeletal muscle, adiponectin has also been reported to have central actions, Kadowaki said. Recently, however, it was reported that adiponectin is undetectable in human cerebrospinal fluid and does not cross the blood-brain b...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

...ediatric solid tumor that arises from cells in the peripheral nervous system. The finding holds promise for improving neuroblastoma treatment by using the drug bevacizumab to block VEGF, a protein that stimulates blood vessel growth in tumors and then following with the chemotherapy drug topotecan, which depe...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Have Adapted Real-time 3-D Ultrasound Imaging Devices

...xt-era ultrasound imaging technology may assist in peripheral nerve block placement -- the technique of disablin...nactivating it, Dr. Feinglass says. No one thought peripheral regional blocks could be done in real-time 3-D, and we believe we are the first in the world to real...

Sensible Diet, Exercise and Weight Control Increases Longevity

...hite. Diet, exercise and lower weight keep your peripheral tissues sensitive to insulin. That reduces the amount and duration of insulin secretion needed to keep your glucose under control when you eat. Therefore, the brain is exposed to less insulin. Since insulin turns on Irs2 in the brain, that means lowe...

Neurological Disorder Gene Identified

...a group of related disorders that affect the bodys peripheral nerves, with symptoms such as pain and.muscle weak... of severe central nervous system degeneration and peripheral neuropathy and died. The team named the strain pale tremor mice for their lack of normal pigment and...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...is the manner in which the noise is made, from the peripheral organ (the ear) to the cerebral cortex. There is a series of structures in the central nervous system (CNS) that gives the tinnitus a magnified role. This fact alerts the patient and turn triggers the perception of auditory discomfort, according to...

Study Reveals Little-known Cell Networks Vital to Circadian Rhythm

...es light information from the eyes and coordinates peripheral oscillators throughout the body. By examining ef...necessary not only to stabilize oscillators in the peripheral tissues but also to provide a robust response to various genetic mutations. In fact, the network int...

Aging Gracefully, With a Chronic Disease

...atients may develop inflammation in their lungs or peripheral nerves, inflammation in the salivary glands or tear glands that prevent them from functioning normally, and they may become what we call systemically ill that is, the disease can affect the patients body as a whole, he says. One very important thi...

Many Hours on Computer may Harm Eyes

...ight light sources also should be removed from the peripheral vision. Dry eyes are another common complaint, for two reasons. Offices tend to be dry environments, and when people are reading a computer screen they tend to blink less. To combat dry eyes, take frequent breaks and keep artificial tears -- lubr...

Many Hours on Computer may Harm Eyes

...ight light sources also should be removed from the peripheral vision. Dry eyes are another common complaint, for two reasons. Offices tend to be dry environments, and when people are reading a computer screen they tend to blink less. To combat dry eyes, take frequent breaks and keep artificial tears -- lubr...

Nanomedicine Gives the Way for Nerve Cell Regeneration

...clinical use. The second presentation focuses on peripheral nerve injury, which affects 2.8% of all trauma pat... quite often results in lifelong disability. Since peripheral nerves relay signals between the brain and the rest of the body, injury to these nerves results in l...

Link Between Gastric Bypass Surgery and Neurological Conditions

...the nervous system from the cerebral cortex to the peripheral nerves. Symptoms of the patients in the study included confusion, auditory hallucinations, optic neuropathy, weakness and loss of sensation in the legs, and pain in the feet, among other conditions. None of the patients had prior neurological symp...

Detecting Cold, Feeling Pain: Study Reveals Why Menthol Fresh

...tists have identified the receptor in cells of the peripheral nervous system that is most responsible for the bo... Ultimately, pain signals are transmitted from the peripheral nervous system into the bodys central nervous system moving through nerves in the spinal cord and b...

IDRI and Chembio to Develop Tests for Leishmaniasis and Leprosy

..., limbs, eyes, and nasal cavity. The damage of the peripheral nerves leads to muscle weakness and atrophy, and numbness or loss of sensitivity to touch and heat in several areas of the skin. Viable leprosy bacilli are transmitted by droplets from the nose and mouth of infected persons. The stigma attached to ...

Researchers Identify Genetic Mutations for Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer

... or lobular breast cancer from whom a high-quality peripheral blood DNA sample can be obtained for full CDH1 genetic screening because testing a single mutation can be readily performed on suboptimal DNA from archival tissue samples."...

Cisplatin-very Effective Than Carboplatin in Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

...gnificant baseline renal impairment, hearing loss, peripheral neuropathy, or other serious medical comorbidities, the authors wrote....

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