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Now umbilical cord helps in stroke treatment.

... like strokes and Alzheimer’s where the stem cells replace dead cells in the brain. One or two cords will give enough stem cells to treat a stroke victim and the cells can be frozen and used whenever needed. Sanberg says the study was conducted on 60 rats and 80% of them responded well to this treatment. H...

Hormone replacement Therapy a headache

...rt disease.// Research has shown the drugs, which replace natural hormones that decrease with menopause, cause a slightly increased risk of cancer of the breast and endometrium, the lining of the womb. Dr Elisabeth Weiderpass, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, says that low dosages does not harm b...

A non-stick danger

...breakdown product of gases that were introduced to replace ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), but present environmental levels of TFA are not accounted for.// "By measuring TFA levels in rainwater over the last three to four years, researchers estimated there should be 100 to 120 parts per trillio...

More about HIV

...d. The immune system continues to destroy HIV and replace T cells until the body begins to lose its uphill battle. Eventually, so much virus is produced that the immune system can no longer keep up. When this happens, T cell counts begin to decrease from a normal of 600-1200/uL to less than 200/uL. At this ...

'Disprin Plus' is now 'Disprin Paracetamol'

...y Reckitt Benckiser (India) in August this year to replace Disprin (350 mg aspirin) in the pain relief segment. Mr. Barua said Disprin CV (100 mg aspirin) will not be launched till the new brand 'Disprin Paracetamol' is completely established....

TV drug commercials prompt prescriptions

...mpression that there are drugs that can be used to replace an asthma inhaler. The study was conducted by interviewing 1,872 people who watched a series of commercials for prescription drugs and 639 other people. The margin of error was plus or minus 2.6 percentage points. Some consumer groups have...

Stem cell research

...o the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease to replace degenerating tissue. "Because human embryonic stem cells represent, in principle, an indefinitely renewable source of any type of human cell, they have major applications in research and medicine," said a team member Professor Alan Trounson."It must...

Lancing tumours into the body

...Ishiyama concedes that his swimming machines won’t replace standard tools such as catheters for medical operations any time soon, he thinks that nanobots even smaller than this could have a distinct advantage....

Genes for Vision discovered

...are turned on and when -could even lead to ways to replace dead or damaged cells. “Can we manipulate these genes in such a way to coax stem cells to becoem photoreceptors?” she said. A little more than half of the mutant genes for degenerative diseases of the retina had been identified when Cepko began his...

Artificial lenses- Boon to cataract patients

....Millions of people are given artificial lenses to replace their own lenses when they become clouded by cataracts. But these consist of a single, fixed-focus lens, so patients can only focus at a set distance. He has now patented a device containing six overlapping lenses arranged like the petals of a flow...

Anthrax vaccine produced

...her tests proved successful, the new vaccine could replace the form presently used, which although effective has many side effects. Dr Bhatnagar was motivated to find a vaccine for anthrax following a major epidemic among animals in West Bengal seven years ago....

Needle free future for diabetics

...oresis to take a sodium sample through the skin to replace this blood test. The result of this will be a needle-free glucose monitoring. The method is still in its early stages, but it's already looking extremely promising. Meanwhile, keep watching this space - for iontophoresis is also being developed as a ...

HRT an accretion of cancer

...eart disease. Research has shown the drugs, which replace natural hormones that decrease with menopause, cause a slightly increased risk of cancer of the breast and endometrium, the lining of the womb. Dr Elisabeth Weiderpass, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, says that low dosages does not harm b...

Dental implants are turning to gain popularity

...s that Americans are opting for dental implants to replace problem teeth. If you lose a tooth through accident, injury or decay, //the traditional solution to the problem is to go for dentures - artificial teeth fixed on a bridge that is inserted into the mouth. But implants teeth inserted into the gum and b...

DNA of deceased ones stored in Funeral Homes

... in gene therapy, a process by which doctors would replace an existing, deficient gene in a living person with a better gene. When a family requests the service, the D'Esopo Funeral Home in Connecticut collects DNA samples from the deceased - an oral swab, blood and hair strands - and sends them to DNA Anal...

Transforming stem cells to lung cells

...the body would not reject them and could, in time, replace conventional lung transplants. The researchers are now growing the new lung cells on bioactive foams and scaffolds, to see if they can make lung tissue that could be transplanted in further experiments....

Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells

..., causing the stem cells to step up production and replace lost blood and immune system cells.// It is possible the enzyme may also spur the growth of stem cells elsewhere in the body. This information may help researchers determine how to harness the potential of adult stem cells to treat a variety of ailm...

Protein can change worn muscle fibres

...e I. The research isn't meant for a quick-fix to replace a commitment to exercise. But it could help those confined to bed to counteract muscle wasting, or those who are suffering from severe muscle fatigue. ...

Multiple organ disease cured by genes

... for a disease involving multiple organs. It could replace the standard treatment - which is to give injections of the missing enzyme. The therapy could also be used to treat other lysosomal storage diseases....

Importance of soy protein in your diet

...diet, doctors feel that it may be a good notion to replace soy for some common animal foods, like meat or dairy products. If you are not used to soy products, the experts have many suggestions. Tofu, for example, is a form of soy that can be used in stir-fries, gravies, dishes or scrambled like eggs. It can...

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