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Frostbite can Be Treated by Bloodclot Drug

...s that appears when frozen skin begins to thaw and restores blood flow before the injury causes permanent damage....

Gene Therapy Awakens the Brain Despite Blindness from Birth

...used to restore retinal activity to the blind also restores function to the brain's visual centre , a critical component of seeing. Geoffrey K. Aguirre, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the university who led that multi-institutional study, feels that gene therapy can improve retinal, visual-pathway, and...

Research Reveals Way to Speed Up Treatment of Deadly Malignant Hyperthermia

...deadly. Treatment with DS, a muscle relaxant that restores a healthy level of calcium in the muscles and reduces high body temperature, prevents mortality when administered properly. The study, titled "The Icarus Effect: The Influence of Diluent Warming on Dantrolene Sodium Mixing Time," set out to determi...

Anemia Drug Overused and Could Hasten Death in Some, Say Experts

...kers have not proved to FDA's satisfaction that it restores vigor and improves quality of life. "There is a fine line between rights of the First Amendment speech and the protection of the American public against false and deceptive advertising," said Richard Pazdur, director of FDA's Office of Oncology Dru...

Researchers Use Gene Therapy to Restore Eyesight in Blind Mice

... my knowledge of a cone-targeted gene therapy that restores function in an animal model where cones are the primary defect," Weleber said. "This validates the concept that it is possible to deliver a gene therapy targeting the cone system, and that is incredibly important for a number of degenerative diseas...

Unique Electrical Stimulation Device to Restore Mobility in Stroke Survivors

... using a unique electrical stimulation device that restores mobility in patients with foot drop, a partial leg paralysis that often afflicts stroke survivors. Presently, the NESS L300 neuro-rehabilitation system is available only at the Cornell University Weill Medical Center, one of the two medical centre...

A Realistic Arm on the Anvil for Injured Soldiers

...y Medical Center. Johns Hopkins' new Proto 1 arm restores significant function and sensory perception to the wearer and allows eight degrees of motion, according to a statement released by the university. Proto 1 was tested on patients at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in January and February. Th...

Successful Islet Cell Transplant in Mice With Type 1 Diabetes

...tezomib (Velcade?) causes this jamming process and restores p53 function. However, if p53 was inactivated in the mice, bortezomib treatment failed to kill tumors. Similar effects were seen with cell lines derived from human Burkitt’s lymphomas. When implanted into mice, these lymphoma cells were highly sensit...

Common Anaesthetic Drug Can Kill Brain Cells

...s that had an amyloid-beta protein, a protein that restores brain function, to isoflurane for six hours. The researchers found that isoflurane caused these cells to die. 'It also caused the cell to overproduce the toxic molecule responsible for the pathology of Alzheimer's disease, particularly amyloid-beta...

Positive Animal Study on MYO-VAD, Promise for Treatment of Heart Failure

...mprove the treatment of heart failure. The MYO-VAD restores cardiac output on an arrested or weak heart. The device can be implanted in approximately three minutes. Researchers found that key biomarkers of heart failure increased in animal hearts with induced heart damage, but decreased in animals whose dama...

Cell Transplants Can Even Help In Restoring Vision

...sting retinal nerve cells have become the key that restores vision. One of the Study's Leaders, Dr Jane Sowden, said: 'Remarkably, we found that the mature retina, previously believed to have no capacity for repair, is in fact able to support the development of new functional photoreceptors.' However to ...

Yoga and Meditation May be Helpful to Combat Chikungunya

...e antidote for fever as it cools down the body and restores the balance. Yoga asanas loosen up the joints and provide relief from body pain, which are the dominant symptoms of chikungunya. "The Sudarshan Kriya and accompanying meditations strengthen the immune system and allow the body to fight back," he a...

DNA vaccine for ragweed allergies

...erious long-term side effects because this vaccine restores normalcy. The vaccine is so specific, only targeting the ragweed allergy; there likely won't be any long-term adverse effects. In fact, the vaccine is so specific that people who were vaccinated and who also have grass allergies in the spring still e...

AMA Urges Organ Donors to Speak Up

...idneys and corneas. “Organ donation saves lives, restores body function and improves the quality of people’s lives – it really is a gift of life.” Souce-Medindia SRM...

Researchers Make a Major Strategic Breakthrough in Controlling the AIDS Virus

...f a new therapeutic target (the PD-1 protein) that restores the function of the T cells whose role is to eliminate cells infected with the virus. This constitutes a major breakthrough, opening new prospects for the development of therapeutic strategies for controlling HIV infection. The research findings appe...

Cancer Research: Yet Another Milestone

...txr1, or treatment with TSP-1 (or a TSP-1 mimetic) restores taxane sensitivity. As acquired drug resistance poses a major limitation to the long-term efficacy of taxanes, the discovery of txr1 as a component of a novel pathway of taxane cytotoxicity opens up a new avenue to modulate chemotherapeutic drug resp...

Diabetes - New Treatment Approach At John Hopkins

...cells. Removal of functional GCN5 from liver cells restores the cells' ability to release glucose. The researchers showed that GCN5 alters its target, sabotaging it by adding a chemical tag called an acetyl group. By using molecules that glow fluorescently, the researchers saw under high-power microscopes ...

Two-In One Approach To Prevent Incontinence After Prolapse Surgery

...ommonly performed procedure called sacrocolpopexy, restores the normal anatomy of the internal reproductive organs is associated with a high risk of urinary incontinence. The study was conducted on nearly 322 women who underwent surgical correction of uterine prolapse. The study participants were randomly ...

Positive Airway Pressure the Treatment for Sleep Apnea

...ing sleep. This prevents pauses in breathing and restores oxygen levels. It also improves self-reported daytime sleepiness in patients with sleep apnea and may improve their quality of life. After the treatment patients express dramatic improvements in the sleep pattern. They are more alert, have more en...

Causes of Sudden Infant Death Researched

...ically induces gasping ,resuscitates the heart and restores normal breathing. The online edition of the ournal Nature Neuroscience has published this study....

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