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New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

... that large numbers of kidney cells die. The organ shrinks and changes in its architecture occur which affect normal kidney function. To find out if GLIS2 has the same effect in humans Friedhelm Hildebrandt and his team at the University of Michigan carried out a genetic screen of patients suffering from ...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...electively embeds a gene in pancreatic cancer that shrinks or eradicates tumours, inhibits metastasis, and prolongs survival virtually without toxicity. "This vehicle, or vector, is so targeted and robust in its cancer-specific expression that it can be used for therapy and perhaps for imaging," notes sen...

Fibroid Symptoms in Women can Be Relieved by Focused Ultrasound

A noninvasive ultrasound procedure effectively shrinks uterine fibroids and significantly relieves fibroid-related symptoms in women, according to the results of a multicenter clinical trial reported in the June issue of the journal Radiology. Magnetic resonance-guided, focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFU...

Drug for Blood Pressure also Treats Lung Cancer

...is important in the control of blood pressure also shrinks lung cancer tumors in mice, suggesting a new way to prevent or treat the deadly cancer, according to scientists. // Reporting in the journal Cancer Research, the scientists said that in mice treated with the hormone, angiotensin-(1-7), tumor volume ...

Extreme Treatment for Obese Teens Becoming a Fad

...f weight loss surgery called gastric bypass, which shrinks the size of their stomachs. As can be seen from the statistics, bariatric surgery is fast becoming an alternative to diet and behavioral methods to reduce weight. ANN...

Cancer Drug can Extend Survival in Patients With Deadly Brain Tumors

Avastin, a relatively new type of drug that shrinks cancerous tumors by cutting off their blood supply, can slow the growth// of the most common and deadly form of brain cancer, a pilot study conducted at Duke University Medical Center has found. The study marks the first time that Avastin has been ...

'Beavertail' Surgery Helps Tongue Cancer Patients

...llowed up with radiation or chemotherapy, but that shrinks and scars the tongue, turning normally elastic and pliable tissue to something like wood. This reduces the patient's ability to swallow to the point that they must be fed through a tube placed through their skin directly into the stomach, because the...

Good Diet Includes Herbs

...can be used alone or added to curry. Curcumin also shrinks pre-cancerous colon polyps. "Warming spices," including ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, pepper, and cayenne pepper, decrease blood pressure. Ginger soothes stomach. Gingerols in ginger also control nausea. PRI...

Mifepristone Reliable For Treating Uterine Fibroids

...es of the drug mifepristone (also known as RU-486) shrinks the uterine fibroid tumors //and greatly improves the quality of life in women. The study results were published in the December issue of the journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Leiomyoma, the medical term for uterine fibroids, affects roughly half...

Treating Depression may Raise Anxiety Levels

...at leads to depression damages the hippocampus and shrinks its size. "Most research on the cognitive effects of chronic stress till now had focused on hippocampus," Chattarji said. "We wanted to depart from this traditional approach and see what chronic stress does to the neurons in amygdala which is the cen...

T-cells Developed from Human Embryonic Stem Cells

...s is the organ where T-cells develop. It gradually shrinks in adults, weakening the immune system over time. These results indicate that it is possible to decipher the signals that control the development of embryonic stem cells into mature T-cells, said study co-author Jerome Zack, associate director of t...

Many Nonprescription Cough Medicines Proves Ineffective

...gestants work by constricting blood vessels, which shrinks swollen membranes and allows more air to pass through nasal passages. Decongestants can be effective in the short run, but they can cause side effects, and you can become dependent on decongestants in the form of nose drops. Antihistamines help reg...

Stress the Main Cause of Brain Shrinkage in Old Age

.../ .They have identified an area of the brain which shrinks in old age resulting in depression and Alzheimer's disease. This discovery has paved a way to develop new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. The shrinkage of a region of the brain called the anterior cingulate cortex result in the release of hig...

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's years before clinical signs emerge

...in area involved in the formation of new memories, shrinks as Alzheimers progresses. Myer decided to see whether she could pick up problems in the same area before the disease could be diagnosed. Using an adapted version of a psychological test known to measure hippocampal damage in animals, together with a...

Shrinkage Of Brain Size Linked To Chronic Pain

A recent study shows chronic back pain shrinks the brain by as much as 11 percent, which is equivalent to the degeneration of 10 to 20 years of aging.// Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data and automated analysis techniques, researchers compared the brain images of 26 participants with c...

New imaging technique for tracking Alzheimer's

... now, MRI was used to show how Alzheimer's disease shrinks the hippocampus, a key area of the brain for memory and learning. And post-mortem studies revealed how the disease devastates even larger brain areas. This is the first time a three-dimensional time lapse video of the progress// of Alzheimer's diseas...

Breakthrough in eye treatment

...aves at points around the cornea. The radio energy shrinks the tissue, increasing the curve of the cornea and correcting far-sightedness. “The whole procedure is done in the edge of the window, not in the center of the part that you look through for quality vision. So right away it’s a safety issue that you...

Smart Plastic As Surigical Thread

...material remembers its designed shape and size and shrinks to tighten the wound. Later, after the wound is healed, the material dissolves and is harmlessly absorbed by the body. “It is like a smart suture,” said Langer. “That could be very important in losing an incision in a place that is hard to reach by ...

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