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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...e brain, levels of AB42 decreased in the blood and spinal fluid. Drs. Graff-Radford and Younkin had expected aging and genetic-related overproduction of AB42 -- the insult that leads of Alzheimer’s development -- would be reflected in blood samples. But sitting together in a room, looking at the charts th...

Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

...esearch and treatments for ataxia, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and MS which are often covered by China Stem Cell News, a leading stem cell news site. However, Beike also has broad experience in research and treating vascular diseases with adult stem cells mostly through its collaboration with Shenyan...

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...red orally, but directly into the fluid around the spinal cord through a little push. However, it may have side effects such as nausea, dizziness or blurred vision due to the fact that it is a very strong drug. Prialt, or ziconotide, is the result of more than 20 years research by a scientist born in the ...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...cess that is necessary for the regeneration of the spinal cord after traumatic injury. The findings by res...e human body is unable to repair itself after most spinal cord injuries. The study, led by Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D., assistant professor in UCSDs Departmen...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

...ent chance of survival. She eventually underwent a spinal tap, and was then diagnosed with encephalitis. Phillips spent two months in the hospital. She suffered brain damage, congestive heart failure, and partial speech loss, and is to undergo hand surgery this month. "I know I'm just fortunate to be he...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...Massachusetts. And a study involving patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, including ...tients, said Dr. Irene M. Estores, a specialist in spinal cord injury and in physical medicine and rehabilitation at that hospital. But in the long run, the d...

Simple Blood Test May Predict Alzheimers Disease

...t in hospitals or painful lumbar punctures to test spinal fluid, which can have side effects.The early stages are difficult to diagnose. The degenerative disease affects brain cells, which leads to memory loss and mood changes. Meanwhile, the blood test is still to be put through rigorous trials and accor...

Insulin Sensitizer- Energy Conserving Signal to Brain

...nergy expenditure. They also showed that blood and spinal fluid adiponectin levels in the brain normally increase during fasting and decrease after refeeding, suggesting that adiponectin acts mainly during food shortages. In adiponectin-deficient mice, AMPK activity in the brain slowed, causing the animal...

Food Fortification With Folic Acid Does The Trick

...nd that the rate of major defects in newborns like spinal bifida and anencephaly fell from 0.158 percent before folic acid fortification became mandatory in 1998, to 0.086 percent afterward. The scientists were reported: "Marked reductions in rates of neural-tube defects have occurred across Canada after...

Miraculous Recovery for Australian Child Whose Throat was Speared

... warned the family Hugo might have brain damage or spinal injury and could suffer stroke, intestinal infection and eye problems. "I could put my index finger in the wound right through to the knuckle," pediatric surgeon Vincent Varjavandi said last week. "It ran up towards his brain but just fell short....

Intensive Training of Young Tennis Players Causes Spinal Damage

...ayers with no symptoms of pain showed a variety of spinal abnormalities in the lower back, some of which wer...ational tennis centre. The abnormalities included spinal disc degeneration, herniated discs, complete fractures, and stress fractures known as pars lesions. ...

Doctors Puzzled Over Man's Normal Life With Unusually Tiny Brain

...ed an operation to drain this dangerous buildup of spinal fluid. Neuropsychological testing revealed the man had an IQ of 75, with a verbal IQ of 84 and performance IQ of 70. The bulk of people in society have a minimum IQ of 85, although the benchmark and the way it is measured are sometimes contested. ...

Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

...ecans, or OCD, which affects shoulders, elbows and spinal articulations. "In nutrition, especially, the two things that cause problems are too much energy, where we feed the puppy food with a lot of calories, and too much calcium, especially in large breed dogs, where most of these diseases occur," he sai...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...also was said to have found evidence of measles in spinal taps of autistic children, but those results were never published. Last year, two journal articles reported an inability to replicate the O'Leary lab's findings. An expert report commissioned by a British court has found problems in Unigenetics' test...

Keep a Cool Head on Hot, Humid Days to Avoid Heat Stroke

...e the central nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and other organs. Sometimes, as in Stringer's case, the outcome is death. There are two types of heat stroke, and everyone is susceptible, athletes and couch potatoes alike. Classic or non-exercise-induced heat stroke affects those exposed to...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

...ning, memory and other functions. Lungs, eardrums, spinal cords virtually anything can be damaged by the pressure wave. Injuries also come from collapsing buildings, flying debris, heat, burns or inhaled gases and vapors. "Many of these you can't see on an X-ray," such as glass shards that can cause int...

First Gene Linked to Scoliosis Identified

... to understand the steps by which the gene affects spinal development," says Dr. Anne Bowcock, Professor of ...om earlier generation. The patients had an average spinal curvature of 40 degrees and did not have any illnesses, such as Marfan syndrome or cerebral palsy, w...

Meningitis Shots for Teens

...e inflammation of membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It is a more serious infection than viral meningitis. The disease is often misdiagnosed in its early stage because symptoms resemble those of the flu, including fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and stiff neck, said National Meningitis Associ...

Indian-born Australian Scientist Wins Award for Stem Cell Research

... conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and even breast cancer." Hailing from Moga in Ferozepur district, Sidhu completed his doctorate from Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. He did his post-doctoral work in reproductive physiology, working on humans and variety of...

Surgery- Very Effective for Common Back Pain

...hows that for degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis, surgery provides significantly better re...the one below. This can result in narrowing of the spinal column (spinal stenosis), which can put pressure on the nerves, resulting in pain in the buttocks or...

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