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Amphetamines Help Recovery of Stroke Patients

...stern in Dallas soon report that amphetamines may speed up the recovery of speech in stroke patients who have lost the function. This study was done on patients who had suffered from ischemic stroke, or a stroke due to loss of blood and oxygen to the brain. Amphetamines were given to 30 stroke patients ...

New scalpel probes into cancer

...ells, their greater density changes (refracts) the speed of the laser light passing through them. This change is registered as a difference in output frequency by a receiver and transmitted by optical fibre to a laptop computer. An algorithm translates the data into a graph that, changes moment by moment...

Herbs for Rememberance

... can also be affected. Smoking and other drugs can speed up the onset of memory loss, as can prolonged anxiety, grief and negative emotions. Recently some herbal formulations also claim to improve memory.Smriti Rasayans (memory rejuvenators), as they are called, include indigenous Indian herbs like Brah...

Wound healing made faster

...ing complex in treating chronic ulcers and to help speed the recovery of joint replacement patients....

Nobel laureates in chemistry

...y in which certain chiral molecules can be used to speed up and control important chemical reactions. In the early sixties it was not known whether catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation was feasible. The breakthrough came in 1968 when William S. Knowles was working at the Monsanto Company, St. Louis, USA. He ...

Biotechnology on the lead

...sequence, said new advances in biotechnology could speed up the process of identifying the nature of any attack from several days to just a few hours. "The way people have detected bacteria in the past is that they have grown them, to see what they look like, smell like, what properties they have," he said...

Caffeine keeps soldiers sharp

...aid. Specifically, it can be used in maintaining speed of reactions and visual and auditory vigilance, which in military operations could be a life or death situation. The military also is considering other drugs, including modafinil, a drug sometimes used to counteract narcolepsy, that could help servic...

Exercises reduce risks of cancers

...re key to cancer development, or perhaps alter the speed at which food moves through the bowel, which may also have a bearing. Professor Gordon McVie, Director General of the Cancer Research Campaign, said: regular physical activity doesn't have to mean running a marathon each week. "A brisk walk for hal...

Lancing tumours into the body

...the screw slowly began to cut through the oil. Its speed increased as the frequency of the rotating magnetic field was ramped up. Ishiyama’s second prototype, designed to swim and burrow into tissue, used a similar magnet but instead has a pointed, threaded brass tip at one end.This time, Ishiyama tested ...

Creams may not reverse aging

...or ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and can speed up the aging process. Burke says "There are three antioxidants that have been proven to decrease the effect of the sun on the skin and actually prevent further damage: selenium, vitamin E, and vitamin C." But the problem with applying antioxidants ...

Rumbling stomach

...are softer or louder depending on the strength and speed of the contractions and on what is in the tract, a variable mix of solids, liquids and gas, both swallowed air and the waste products of intestinal bacteria. When the stomach is normally full of food and liquid, the noises tend to be muted, but when ...

FDA may speed review of new drugs

...he drug companies it regulates on steps that might speed review of new medications, in return for tens of millions in new industry fees. The industry has long funded a significant portion of the FDA’s drug review work. But for the first time, the agreement would allow some of that money to go to improved ...

Mild Depression may guard aged women

...to suppressing the immune system. Therefore it can speed up the road to dying. But Blazer said it is possible that mild depression, which typically does not require medical treatment, could be a coping mechanism for elderly women that might benefit them in the long run. "It may be a sort of message to the...

Hypertension drugs could lower Disability

...CE inhibitor therapy showed slower loss of walking speed and muscle strength compared to those using other ... ACE inhibitor users had a smaller loss in walking speed -- sixth-tenths of an inch per second compared with intermittent users of ACE inhibitors at 5.3 inch...

Quicker healing with active bandages

...s. Experiments in mice show that hydrogel bandages speed up healing.They look like thin clear plastic when dry, but expand six times and become pliable when wet.// Unlike regular bandages, which just keep moisture in and germs out, the hydrogel dressings actually penetrate the wound and enhance the healing...

Grape seed extract helps wound healing

...duction in the wounded area - a process thought to speed up wound healing. This is in marked contrast to the effect of grapeseed extract taken by mouth, where it has an antioxidant effect....

Fireflies help speed development of new drugs

... illuminate the effectiveness of new medicines and speed up the development of new drugs for various diseases like AIDS,// Alzheimer's, Cancer and others. A study was carried out by researchers of the University of Michigan Health System who inserted the gene which is responsible for the firefly glow-prod...

Scientists open the book of life

.... Researchers now will use the sequences to try to speed identification of genes that cause cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other disorders and then to develop drugs that either prevent or treat the disorders....

Hair loss - What happens behind ?

...ive thyroid gland are a few of the conditions that speed up hair loss. However hair lost as a consequence of these conditions is regained in time. Women, just as men, have hair follicles, the homes for each hair. These hair follicles are sensitive// to male hormones. Male hormones are also produces in wome...

Breast cancer ignorance revealed

...t at some point in her life. Experts say that to speed early detection - but cut false alarms - women should be "aware" of their breasts and any new changes such as lumps, and should make sure they attend breast screening sessions. But fewer than half of the women in the survey, which was supported by ...

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