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Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!

...ncer in many cases. A simple genetic test can help pinpoint if the patches could become cancerous or not.Scientists at the University of Oslo spearheaded this research. If identified early and treated, leukoplakia, as the patches are known, can be cured and the occurrence of cancer prevented. The number of c...

Silicon eye implants

...aced with saline solution.Then the surgeons make a pinpoint opening in the retina to inject fluid in order to lift up the retina the place the microchip,which is just 2 millimeters in diameter and 1/1000 of an inch in thickness in position.The retina is resealed over the chip. The chip contains 3,500 micros...

What we can learn from dogs?

...nd - maybe - the chimpanzee genome, may be able to pinpoint the handful of genes that could be linked to uniquely human diseases. Dogs are particularly useful to study because they share our environment, and they have a similar age and body size range to humans (in relative, not absolute, terms). Vets have ...

Artificial silicon retina

...aced with saline solution.Then the surgeons make a pinpoint opening in the retina to inject fluid in order to lift up the retina the place the microchip,which is just 2 millimeters in diameter and 1/1000 of an inch in thickness in position.The retina is resealed over the chip. The chip contains 3,500 micros...

Pancreatic Cancer may be linked to Diabetes

...c in Rochester,in his theory, told that if one can pinpoint this form of diabetes, then you could pick a patient you identify for pancreatic cancer early before they have symptoms. This becomes an indicator for further diagnosis. Chari and others were careful to note that the research does not suggest diabet...

Healing a painful neck

...ore often than men. Although doctors can sometimes pinpoint the cause of the pain, most of the time there is no clear diagnosis. Many physicians try to treat the condition with pain relievers but may also refer patients to physical therapists or manual therapists for exercise therapy or manual treatment. The ...

Scientists locate key hormone involved in appetite control

...Roger Cone, Ph.D., and Malcolm Low, M.D., Ph.D. to pinpoint and witness the effects of the hormone in the brain. They used a fluorescent protein to highlight certain neurons, making the brain cells distinguishable from other surrounding neurons. They then used tiny electrodes to record cell activity in respon...

Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades

...changes that occur in these cells are difficult to pinpoint and therefore, little is known about how and where they occur. This study reveals PTEN as a target gene that is altered, enabling melanoma cells to form tumors. In non-cancerous cells, PTEN normally starts a chain reaction ensuring that malfunctioni...

Treating Stroke Patients in Rural Areas

...uterized tomography (CT) scan images taken to help pinpoint the cause or location of a stroke. The study found no significant difference in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment recommendations made by neurologists in person and those made via the REACH system. "We can literally be there at the speed of li...

Methamphetamine Users Found To Suffer From Mood Disorders

...nstitute, say their PET images for the first time pinpoint abnormal brain activity that has been closely linked to symptoms of depression and anxiety and they feel that targeting these complicating conditions as part of a more comprehensive treatment program may improve success rates of methamphetamine addic...

Childhood Weight Gain Found To Increase The Risk of Diabetes

...searchers in India conducted a new study to try to pinpoint and understand the connection between low birth weight, future obesity, and the risk for type 2 diabetes .Researchers evaluated the glucose tolerance and plasma insulin concentrations in 1,492 men and women between 26 and 32 years old. Researchers ha...

Shrinking Birthmark’s

...ing MRI technology during the procedure could help pinpoint all of the veins that require treatment. Researchers say their results were overwhelming as it was seen that under MR imaging the veins were as bright as light bulbs thereby making detecting and delineating of the malformed veins extremely simple. R...

Single gene analysis for diagnosis of a range of blood disorders

...ere able to develop a diagnostic test, which could pinpoint a gene mutation found in most patients with myeloproliferative blood disorders. These disorders are characterized by an overproduction of blood cells and can cause hemorrhage or acute myeloid leukemia. A gene called JAK2 was analyzed in a group of 1...

Yoga Can Be Good For Breast Cancer Patients

...ilize brain-imaging technology (with PET scans) to pinpoint precisely where changes take place in the brain. Previously some research has shown that Yoga meditation affects certain brain regions. Dr HR Nagendra, the President of "Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana" has said "Yoga is an effective ...

Neonatal Risk Of Death Is More For Babies Born At Night

...chers claim that more research needs to be done to pinpoint the exact causes that increase the risk of dying for the neonates born after dark. Identification of even a couple of reasons can go a long way in preventing such deaths. Researchers had looked into the records of 3.3 million babies born in the stat...

Molecule aids fight E. Coli Infections

...em of the fruitfly Drosophila led investigators to pinpoint a molecule that engineers search-and-destroy missions by white blood cells called macrophages against// the Escherichia coli bacteria. Most E. coli strains are harmless, but the variety toxic to humans can inflame intestinal walls, leading to serio...

New Technique To Detect Activity Of Drugs In The Body

...in the body -- a fact that will help investigators pinpoint good side effects from medications along with the bad before they are tested in animals and humans....

Wishing the pain away

...ill help them. But the new study is the first to pinpoint a specific brain chemistry mechanism for a pain-related placebo effect. It may help explain why so many people say they get relief from therapies and remedies with no actual physical benefit. And, it may lead to better use of cognitive, or psychologi...

Marijuana-Derived Drug Promises Hope In Treating Bladder Infection

... bladder wall may become scarred or irritated, and pinpoint bleeding may appear on the bladder wall. There appears to be no definitive treatment for interstitial cystitis. The therapy usually employed frequently affords partial relief, but it may be completely ineffective. "Interstitial cystitis is a diffic...

Active Lifestyle Helps To Slowdown Illness In Alzheimer's Patients

...ople over 65 years. Similarly, genetic studies to pinpoint the pathology of Alzheimer's disease has established that genes in 10 percent of cases can be blamed for the occurrence, but "in the bulk of cases there is no such evidence", said Ravindranath. A source of some satisfaction for neurologists like K.S...

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