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FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...process. Robotic devices are also well suited to repetitive movement therapy because they can do the same thing two million times with perfect consistency, said Dr. Steven C. Cramer, a neurologist at the University of California. His team uses computer games to make the practice less tedious. In one applica...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

... elements are fragments of DNA containing the same repetitive sequence of chemical base pairs several hundred times. "For a long time, the basic belief of evolution was that all random genetic changes that manage to stick around have some selective advantage. But our work adds to the case that frequently, we ...

The Importance of Junk DNA

...n function; the remainder, or junk DNA, represents repetitive and non-coding sequences. The research team studied a repeated genomic sequence called SINE B2, which is located on the growth hormone gene locus, the gene related to the aging process and longevity. The scientists were surprised to find that SINE ...

Arthroscopic Treatment of Tennis Elbow is Successful

...o tennis elbow. People in their 40s and 50s who do repetitive activities are often afflicted. Such activities can range from repetitively lifting boxes to repetitive wrist extension during long-term keyboard use. Tennis elbow pain is generally felt on the outside of...

Intensive Training of Young Tennis Players Causes Spinal Damage

...ennis players. Tennis requires considerably more repetitive and rapid rotation and stretching of the lower spine than other sports, say the authors. And the increased speed and types of strokes used in modern tennis all boost wear and tear on the lower back.Training techniques should be modified to minimis...

Researchers Reverse Mental Retardation Symptoms in Mice

...tients. These included hyperactivity; purposeless, repetitive movements reminiscent of autistic people; attention deficits and difficulty with learning and memory tasks. "These behavioural abnormalities are ameliorated, partially or fully, by inhibiting the enzymatic activity of PAK, Tonegawa said. "Strikin...

Research Shows Way for Drug Therapy for Autism

...ls and social interactions, along with restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour. A strain ...avioural symptoms like hyperactivity, purposeless, repetitive movements and learning difficulties commonly seen in autistic patients. These behavioural problems...

Osteoarthritis Facts and Causes

... positions in the study were static, as opposed to repetitive trauma, which the study did not evaluate. The authors acknowledge that since the study was so small, the findings cannot necessarily be generalized to all Asian populations. Also, it is not known whether the subject in the study will develop osteoa...

Cousins Recovering from His Substance Abuse Problem

...cation, non-medical drug or toxin, that results in repetitive adverse social consequences connected to drug use, such as failure to work, family, or school obligations, interpersonal conflicts, or legal problems. There are constant debates as to the exact distinctions between substance abuse and substance depen...

Diet for Autism

...tion, cognitive skills, restricted imagination and repetitive behavior. Autistic children experience the world differently from their contemporaries. They have difficulty in effectively expressing themselves and display a tendency to shun company. Autistic patients display a spectrum of dysfunction - from t...

Risk of Heart Attack, Death High Among Extremely Anxious Patients

...r to die. The results show not only the need for repetitive measurements to precisely estimate the impact of anxiety but also suggests a significant role for physicians in encouraging anxious patients, Dr. Blatt said. Spending extra time with patients and families gives the cardiologist a chance to talk abo...

US Army Opens Laboratory to Research Injuries

... most problematic activities for soldiers, usually repetitive motions that can cause strain on knees, backs and shoulders. Soldiers in the 101st learn to rappel and jump from helicopters, and those landings can be dangerous. "We know that the landing techniques will increase the likelihood of injury if they a...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Diabetes and Hypertension in Pregnant Women

...d high blood pressure, 166 had sleep apnea. The repetitive decrease in oxygen that occurs during the night in someone with sleep apnea heightens the bodys fight or flight state, which can raise blood pressure, explains researcher Hatim Youssef, D.O. of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The body also ...

Personality Changes may Help to Identify a Form of Dementia

...ished emotional reaction, indifference to hobbies, repetitive behaviours, and growing apathy, or lack of interest, more often than those with Alzheimer's. The study involved 290 people who were part of a larger study and were tested every year for an average of about five years. By the end of the study, 128 o...

Regular Use of Laptop Could Seriously Damage Your Health

... patients every week with hand and arm pain due to repetitive strain injury, which is induced by resting wrists against the edge of a laptop." "The number of cases has been increasing since the past two years and most of the patients are young executives who use laptops excessively. While working on laptops, ...

Cigarette Smoke Alters DNA in Sperm, Genetic Damage Could Pass to Offspring

...egions with those in coding regions, and that some repetitive regions of DNA (not exam-ined in this study) are associated with genes. 'It stands to reason that mutations could also interfere with genes, but our ongoing research looks to clarify the severity of DNA damage throughout the genome,' said Yauk. 'So...

FPG Receives $8 Million for Autism Research

...t in communication skills, social interactions and repetitive patterns of behavior. In the past two decades the number of children diagnosed with autism has sky-rocketed 20 fold by some estimates. This rapid increase has placed great demand on early intervention and education agencies to provide effective educa...

Cousins Recovering from His Substance Abuse Problem

...cation, non-medical drug or toxin, that results in repetitive adverse social consequences connected to drug use, such as failure to work, family, or school obligations, interpersonal conflicts, or legal problems. There are constant debates as to the exact distinctions between substance abuse and substance depen...

Restless Legs Syndrome Poses Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

...ing, which is the bottom or second number. “This repetitive rise in blood pressure during periodic leg movements could be harmful to the cardiovascular system, especially in severe cases of RLS, the elderly, and those with a long history of the disease,” said the study’s lead author Paola Lanfranchi, MD, MSc,...

When ‘Humpty Dumpty’ Falls Agan

... doctors have for years seen kids coming back with repetitive head injuries. The study gives some evidence to back these anecdotal observations, she opined. Swaine also said she hoped a pattern would emerge so there could be a focus on intervention or prevention strategies, but so far, the only predictor for ...

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