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Gene therapy restores sight

... to contain the appropriate functional genes which restored the animals' sight.Humans are next"This is a dog model of a human disease," said Dr Jonathon Stone of Sydney University who studies the environmental factors contributing to blindness. "It's impressive that the researchers have shown such a degree of...

Generic drug costs remain shackled

...e NHS about £240 million during 2000 and 2001, and restored stability to the generics market. Under the European Directive the scheme must be reviewed within 12 months of its implementation. The maximum price scheme would remain in force until a decision had been made on how best to supply generic medicines...

Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart

...University, said in a statement. "However, despite restored strong circulatory support from the AbioCor, the patient is experiencing pulmonary distress requiring external oxygenation support. We are working to resolve that problem, so that he can begin his rehabilitation," the surgeon said....

Gene Therapy For Cystic Fibrosis

... the disease. Working with mice, scientists have restored key chemicals in cells to levels that should ease symptoms of the fatal disease. Still, it's too early to know whether the same technique will work in people. In this study, scientists at the University of Iowa used a harmless virus to carry a correc...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...e eye’s retina is well on its way to offering some restored vision. People blinded by eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related degeneration of the eye will be benefitted by the new development. The implant works for eye diseases in which healthy retinal neurons remain intact after they lose ...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...e eye’s retina is well on its way to offering some restored vision. People blinded by eye diseases such as Retinitis Pigmentosa and age-related degeneration of the eye will be benefitted by the new development.// The implant works for eye diseases in which healthy retinal neurons remain intact after they lo...

Stem Cells Have Few Mutations

... Although the numerical balance of chromosomes is restored by the replacement, the mutation can increase the risk of tumor formation. But this type of mutation is quickly spotted in routine laboratory screening of cells, he said. Starmbrook felt that, it was actually very easy to screen for this mutation and...

Gene therapy restores sight

... to contain the appropriate functional genes which restored the animals' sight.Humans are next"This is a dog model of a human disease," said Dr Jonathon Stone of Sydney University who studies the environmental factors contributing to blindness. "It's impressive that the researchers have shown such a degree of...

Benign eye tumors being treated

...ing photodynamic therapy, researchers successfully restored vision in three patients who were suffering from intraocular choroidal hemangiomas, which involved serious retinal detachments. Intraocular choroidal hemangiomas are benign tumors, which can cause symptoms due to their location, growth, and the accu...

Protein in diabetic neuropathy treatment

...ng diabetic rats with sonic hedgehog protein fully restored their motor and sensory nerves. A researcher from the University of Michigan, in an accompanying commentary said that this study indicated that restoration of hedgehog activity could be beneficial to those diabetics with neuropathy. She concluded th...

Gene defect linked to dilated cardiomyopathy(DCM)

...t failure can be prevented if calcium cycle can be restored in this type of defect. The scientists involved in the study believe that this study may help them understand more about heart failure and also in the development of new drugs to treat the condition....

A voice saving surgery

...t for everyone. Many patients can have their voice restored using conventional surgical techniques, but for some patients -- like Hancock -- those procedures fail to work, and they need another alternative. A surgeon in Germany developed the procedure....

Stem Cell Therapy For Treating Heart Attacks

...arrow and injected into the animal?s damaged heart restored heart function and repaired damaged heart muscle by 50 percent to 75 percent. The findings are to be published in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online the week of July 25. Two patients have already be...

Psychological Stress Delays Wound Healing

...nitric oxide levels necessary for healing had been restored by the increased tissue oxygen levels. (IANS)...

Wound healing affected by Psychological stress

...nitric oxide levels necessary for healing had been restored by the increased tissue oxygen levels. Source: Indo-Asian News Service Medindia on Depression: Everyone experiences variations in mood -- transitory blues, disappointments, the normal grief that accompanies the loss of someone you love. But a ...

Gene treatment maintains normal Heart Beat

...etts General Hospital in Boston reported that they restored normal function to damaged heart cells by genetic manipulation of a cardiac protein called phospholamban, which works like a pump to regulate the flow of calcium inside heart cells. According to Hajjar, in people with heart failure, calcium flow is ...

Artificial Heart , Gives Hope For Patients Awaiting a Heart Transplant

...helped promote end-organ recovery and mobility and restored hemodynamic (blood circulation) function. The CardioWest Total Artificial Heart used in the study replaces both heart ventricles and all cardiac valves, thus eliminating problems commonly seen in the bridge to transplantation with left ventricular a...

Stem Cell Therapy Effective For Treating Heart Attacks

...ng them into // another pig's damaged heart muscle restored the heart's function to its original condition. Researchers studied 14 pigs, whose circulatory systems are similar to humans, and half of them received therapy. They found injecting "adult" stem cells directly into pigs' damaged heart muscle produce...

Treatment For Reversal Of Effects Of Sleep Deprivation In Brain

...ted after being given CX717, their performance was restored to normal levels. The researchers used positron emission tomography (PET) to gain images of brain activity while the animals were performing the matching task. These scans showed that the drug was able to reverse most of the changes in activity pat...

Inhibition of morphine tolerance by spinal melanocortin receptor blockade

.... A single administration of an MC4-R antagonist restored morphine analgesic potency in morphine tolerant rats. Using RT-PCR they demonstrated no changes in the spinal cord but there was a decrease in MOR and increase in MC4-R gene expression in the DRG of rats tolerant to morphine. These results suggest th...

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