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Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

...it to the brain would be by drilling a hole in the skull and putting the drug in that way. Not a very practical approach.” The nasal spray allows the drug to travel to the brain along “neural pathways directly to the brain,” he said. For example, the olfactory system--the sense of smell--has nerve endings...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain

...it to the brain would be by drilling a hole in the skull and putting the drug in that way. Not a very practical approach.”The nasal spray allows the drug to travel to the brain along “neural pathways directly to the brain,” he said. For example, the olfactory system--the sense of smell--has nerve endings “...

Alzheimer's followed by head injury

...nsciousness for no more than 30 minutes and had no skull fractures - were twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Those who had suffered more severe head injuries - who had been hospitalised and had been unconscious for more than 24 hours - were four times more likely to have Alzheimer's disease. ...

The way you talk matters a lot

...er, pointed bone which runs from both sides of the skull under the ears and behind the jaw)could be a more common cause of tears, or dissections, in the walls of the carotid artery. He said around 20% of strokes in young adults were caused by dissections. Dr Zuber said: "This case shows us that everyday...

Surgery-Rigged pulley helps patients

...esn't move them. Instead, he attaches wires to the skull or certain other bones. Those wires screw into to a halo-like device, designed with Rush dentist Alvaro Figueroa, worn in front of the face. With a turn of a screwdriver twice a day, parents tighten the wires. That tightening moves the pieces of bon...

Cell transplants used to fend off Parkinson's symptoms

...y pass needles through the forehead and top of the skull to implant the cells. Patients showed improvement in tremor, stiffness, slow movement and balance, the most common motor functions affected by Parkinson's disease. In addition, half of the participants showed improvement of dyskinesia - involuntary...

Cancers & Reconstruction

...types of tumors and then reconstruct the patient’s skull and face. Dr. Constatino added that if the patient was not treated by such a team, they usually paid for it with their appearance, their function, recurrence of the tumor, or their very lives. Carrozza, who was recently treated by such a team of spe...

Mutant sperm beat out healthy brethren in study

...s marked by webbed fingers and early fusion of the skull bones, which must be surgically corrected. Researchers were looking for two mutations that cause virtually all cases of Apert syndrome."For some reason, a sperm with one of these mutations is more likely to be used to make a baby than normal sperm,"...

Head injury X-rays may actually be causing harm

...nal service at 18. Treatment to the front of the skull tended to have greater effects than to the back because more critical parts of the brain are towards the front. The team points out that the radiation levels experienced during CT scans are similar to those found to have caused the damage. So altho...

Helmets Effective In Protecting Your Head

...vehicle accident may actually increase the risk of skull base and cervical-spine (or neck) injuries seconda...16 percent of injured riders who wore a helmet had skull base and/or cervical-spine injuries compared to 23 percent of non-helmeted riders. They also say abo...

Helmets Effective In Protecting Your Head

...vehicle accident may actually increase the risk of skull base and cervical-spine (or neck) injuries seconda...16 percent of injured riders who wore a helmet had skull base and/or cervical-spine injuries compared to 23 percent of non-helmeted riders. They also say abo...

Breakthrough in cancer therapy

...pt to minimise hair loss is to fit patients with a skull cap to cool the scalp, minimising blood flow, and therefore drug supply to the region. Recently researchers from the pharmaceutical firm Glaxo Wellcome have designed compounds that have successfully prevented CIA hair loss in rats. CIA occurs becaus...

Studying brain anatomy without surgery

...ibres to a person's head. The light penetrates the skull where it assesses the brain's oxygen level and blood volume.The scattered light is then collected by optical fibers, sent to detectors and analysed by a computer.By examining how much is absorbed, Gratton and his colleagues in the University's labora...

Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms By A New Non-Surgical Approach

...llenging wide-necked aneurysms without opening the skull but also to have a significant impact on re-treatment rates" said Lopes, one of the experts in the field....

Conjoined Indian Twins See Hope On The Horizon

...ly separated. // The twins who are joined at the skull are currently in New Delhi’s Apollo Hospital and doctors say that a major impediment to the surgery is the fact that the girls share a major blood drainage vessel in the brain. Another possible roadblock is the fact the one girl has a pair of kidneys...

New spinal surgery technique developed by UCSF Surgeon

...s to approach surgically. Found at the base of the skull on or near the spine, the tumors often sit just below the brain stem and press against the spinal cord as they grow. Some other tumors involve several regions of the vertebrae. In some cases, it can exert pressure against the spinal cord causing pain...

Doctor Cleared Of Charges of Killing a baby

...swelling, with cuts to her face and ears, multiple skull fractures and a massive brain injury. Mr. Battisby told that the verdict does not diminish in any way the acknowledgement made by the trust in the civil claim for damages that the level of care had been negligent and unacceptable. Mr and Mrs Rowling...

Improved Bone Grafts With Bioactive cement scaffold

...e the construction or repair of bones in the face, skull and jaw. The novel technology will enable a method for making scaffolds for bone tissue. The scaffold is seeded with a patient's own cells and is made from a cement paste consisting of minerals, available in natural bone. The paste is then injected...

Transplantation Results in CJD Transfer

...inal cord, which is used by surgeons to repair the skull and spine and to reinforce tendons and ligaments. Richard Knight and his colleagues of the National CJD Surveillance Unit at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, published the findings in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. CJD a...

Brain Septum Could Help In reducing Epileptic Seizures

...sts and medical providers know that brain lesions, skull fractures, and high fever are among the factors that can produce epilepsy. But in most cases, there is no obvious cause, Colom said. Colom’s lifelong interest in how the brain works has led him to study epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. People who ...

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