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People Exposed To Lead Likely To Die From Brain Cancer
...tional Death Index. More than 18,000 brain and spinal
cord tumors will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Yet little is known about what causes brain cancer; the only established risk factor is radiation, according to the American Cancer Society. "If we are able to help explain the cause of ...
Discerning Sour Taste
...D2L1, is also found along the entire length of the spinal
cord in nerve cells that surround and reach into t... of a solution, the researchers suspected that the spinal
neurons with PKD2L1 might be responsible for monitoring the pH of the cerebrospinal fluid. Electr...
Sour Taste Sensors Identified
...et of neurons surrounding the central canal of the spinal
cord. Suspecting that these cells might be respons...ecorded nerve signals from the cells in a slice of spinal
cord tissue. When the surrounding solution turned acid, the cells became activated selectively, and ...
Fines Paid By Speeding Motorists Used in Funding Spinal Cord Injury Research
...ines paid by speeding motorist to fund research on spinal
cord injury, whose number-one cause nationwide is ...olecules that likely play a role in preventing the spinal
cord from growing back after an injury. He'll work closely with Sheu, who is an expert at imaging c...
Survivors of Childhood Polio Do Well Decades Later As They Age
...es in 1979. The three major types of polio include spinal
polio, a paralytic polio that attacks nerve cells in the spinal
cord; bulbar polio, in which the virus attacks motor neurons in the brainstem; and bulbospinal polio...
Health Benefits from the Ocean Snail
...ty led to Prialt, a drug that is injected into the spinal
cord to treat severe pain. It is manufactured by Elan Pharmaceuticals of Ireland. McIntosh said, "It turns out these snails are very sophisticated in the type of arsenal they've put together to hunt other organisms." Olivera, a biology professor,...
Only A Few Differentiating Factors Between Adult And Stem Cells
...t a host of diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, spinal
cord injury, and diabetes," said Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University in Japan. "However, there are ethical difficulties regarding the use of human embryos, as well as the problem of tissue rejection following transplantation into patients." Those p...
A “Leaky” Blood-Brain Barrier and Alzheimer痵
... clinical assessments, brain imaging, and cerebral spinal
fluid (CSF) along with plasma collection for a period of one year. The participants were evaluated at baseline, three months and 12 months. The researchers employed the CSF-albumin index to determine blood-brain barrier integrity. CSF and plasma leve...
Private Health Insurance Policy Holders on the Rise
...truggling to even walk about at home due to severe spinal
deterioration and pain. This condition, spinal
stenosis, is not treated in Canterbury's public hospitals. Ultimately, she had to remortgage her hou...
MDCT Compared to Digital Radiography in Orthopedic Patients
...tories of fractures, arthrodesis (joint fusion) or spinal
fusions who'd undergone MDCT and conventional radiography for the evaluation of bone healing were included in this study. Mutiplanar reconstructions and radiographs were analyzed by two musculoskeletal radiologists in consensus interpretation to dete...
High Court Orders Taking Shahabuddin to AIIMS in Police Custody
...habuddin for specialised treatment for his nagging spinal
problem was granted today with the Patna High Cour...state for specialised treatment of his 10-year-old spinal
problem which he claimed had aggravated after May 10, two days after he was shifted to Siwan from th...
Molecular Therapy Holds Promise in the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
...own as antisense oligonucleotides to the brain and spinal
cord through the cerebrospinal fluid in relatively...cks motor neurons that reach from the brain to the spinal
cord and from the spinal
cord to the muscles throughout the body. Estimated to affect some 30,000 Am...
Center Launches New International Stem Cell Research Institute
...Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, spinal
cord injuries and other diseases. “Embryonic stem cells hold the promise to change the face of medical research,” said Benvenisty. “They will potentially serve as a source of cells in transplantation medicine, enlighten us on human development, and...
Craniofacial Surgery Gives Tijuana Teen Chance to be 'Normal' Kid
...al patch graft to protect the brain and to prevent spinal
fluid from leaking. We reconstructed the cranium and the base of the skull to make it more prominent and anatomically correct, using a titanium plate that we molded and shaped to create a type of scaffolding. We then coated the scaffolding with a mat...
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Is Familial
... link between glutamate and OCD. Brain imaging and spinal
fluid studies have shown differences in the glutamate system between OCD patients and healthy volunteers, including in areas of the brain where the EAAC1 protein is most common. "Taken together, these findings suggest that SLC1A1 is a strong candid...
Genetic Mutation Implicated in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
...gs, feet and hands as the nerves that run from the spinal
cord to the muscles die off. The syndrome is extremely variable: some patients hardly notice it, while others become confined to a wheelchair. Today, only palliative treatment is available − there are as yet no effective therapies for preventin...
It may be possible to switch off acute pain
... have focused on the "second order" neurons in the spinal
cord that relay pain messages to the brain. It's d...he periphery of our body that send messages to the spinal
cord. Pain becomes chronic when the activity of first and second order neurons persists after dam...
Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury with Embryonic Stem Cells
cord injury can be treated by transplanting human ... Center found that rats with either mild or severe spinal
cord injuries that were transplanted with a treatment derived from human embryonic stem cells suffer...
Aggresive Therapy Needed for Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries
Patients with cervical spinal
cord injury who experience recurring problems wit...rdiologist and study co-author. With a cervical spinal
cord injury, the influence of the sympathetic nervous system – called the fight or flight system bec...
Scientists Coax Nerve Fibers to Regrow After Spinal Cord Injury
... of Michigan have developed a treatment that helps spinal
cord nerves regrow after injury.// The findings...olent injury in which nerves are wrenched from the spinal
cord. The new treatment currently is under study for other types of traumatic spinal
cord injury. ...
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