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Gene therapy restores sight

US scientists report they have successfully used gene therapy to restore sight to animals with a rare inherited form of blindness. ....A team of scientists led by Jean Bennett, at the University of Pennsylvania, reported their success in this month's Nature Genetics.Their experiment involved dogs with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a form of blindness, that also affects human infants and for w...

Anti-Cancer Drug Restores Normal Cell Growth

An experimental anti-cancer drug has shown effectiveness in treating a resistant type of lymphoma, according to a new report. Researchers say the drug probably acts on many types of cancer cells, so it may be useful for treating other types of cancer. Dr. Antonio Fojo of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues tested the drug, depsipeptide//, in patients with T-cell ly...

Robots craft medical history

A new invenvtion in the medical history. A team of surgeons in France, assisted in removing the gall bladder of a 68-year old woman using a remote controlled robot. This is termed as the world's// first long-distance operation in the medical history. The operation took place at the European Institute for TeleSurgery in Strasbourg. ..According to Jacques Marceausx it is a phenomenal step and we c...

DNA of deceased ones stored in Funeral Homes

Some social service providers, are volunteering to help store the DNA of deceased loved ones in the funeral homes in order to prevent disease in their descendants .The DNA could help future generations// determine whether they are genetically predisposed to conditions such as breast or colon cancer. ....According to Bernard Naegele, president of Cincinnati-based DNA Analysis Inc., the genetic mat...

Ulcer causing bug found in stored food

Researchers at the University of Chicago, reported that a bacterium that can cause gastric ulcers and increase the risk of gastric cancer was present in as much as 50% of chicken purchased in a local grocery store. According to them, uncooked food leads to many stomach problems// due to contamination. ....The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is believed to be transmitted orally by ingesting food or...

Gene therapy restores sight

US scientists report they have successfully used gene therapy to restore sight to animals with a rare inherited form of blindness. A team of scientists led by Jean Bennett, at the University of Pennsylvania, reported their success in this month's Nature Genetics.Their experiment involved dogs with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a form of blindness, that also affects human infants and for which...

Breast cancer in younger women strongly linked to family history

A recent study by researchers at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, UK, has shown that family history of the disease is an important factor in women under 30 with breast cancer. A survey of a group of 99 women under 30 who had been diagnosed with breast cancer showed that a third of them had a strong history of either breast or ovarian cancer or both. Among those with a family history of cancer, 44...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

The 192 members of WHO unanimously adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) aimed at curbing tobacco-related deaths and disease on 22nd May 2003. The Convention requires countries to impose restrictions on tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, establish new labelling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.//.. ..“Tod...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

The 192 members of WHO unanimously adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) aimed at curbing tobacco-related deaths and disease on 22nd May 2003. The Convention requires countries to impose restrictions on tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, establish new labelling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.//.. ..“Tod...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

The 192 members of WHO unanimously adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) aimed at curbing tobacco-related deaths and disease on 22nd May 2003. The Convention requires countries to impose restrictions on tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, establish new labelling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.// ....“Tod...

New heart-healthy corn due in stores by 2007

A new breed of corn that mixes the conventional seed with a bright-blooming relative offers the promise of helping prevent clogged arteries and reducing harmful cholesterol.// ..Corn oil and other food products with this heart-healthy strain as an ingredient could appear on supermarket shelves in the world within four years. ..Scientists bred corn with Eastern gama grass, a purple or orange-bloo...

Restoration Of Fertility After Cancer Treatment

For women who suffer from infertility caused by cancer treatments, help may be right around the corner . A new study shows // a technique may help these women gain back their fertility -- even after going into menopause .Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and radical surgery can cause a woman to experience premature menopause and diminish her chance of getting pregnant. ..Research...

Vitamin E Could Restore Sudden Hearing Loss

A new study shows vitamin E may be effective in restoring sudden onset hearing loss. Researchers say sudden hearing loss, occurs within three days or less. The cause of the sudden hearing loss can be identified in only // 10 percent to 15 percent of the cases, which includes viral and bacterial diseases, and metabolic, neurologic and immunologic sources. The rest of the cases are termed idiopath...

Mother’s Milk Stored For Long Periods Found To Have Less Antioxidant

New research shows not only is breast feeding one’s newborn beneficial, but making sure the milk is fresh is also crucial. // According to a recent study , breast milk that has been refrigerated or frozen for more than 48 hours begins to lose significant levels of antioxidants. ..Researchers sampled milk from mothers who had delivered to full term or who had delivered premature babies, as well as...

FDA asks the doctors to take the patients’ dietary history before prescribing medication

FDA had issued a guideline called Pharmacogenomic Data Submissions for practicing physicians to check the //patients from suffering adverse effects of cocktails of drugs and diet. ....Pharmacogenomics is the procedure adopted by physicians to find out the patient’s profile of response to drugs and decide on the unique treatment option best suited to the patient’s requirement. These are basically...

Grafting arteries to restore blood flow is best for survival

Surgeons prefer complete revascularization technique to increase blood flow to the heart// than coronary bypass surgery. The procedure is said to increase 5 years of patients’ life than the coronary bypass surgery. ....Surgeons from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, US, have found that patients who had blockages in multiple of coronary arteries have more life span when they undergo arterial grafts tha...

Scientists Develop New Technology To Find About Human Ancestors’ Teet

Researchers from Johns Hopkins, the University of Arkansas, Worcester Polytechnic Institute //and other institutes have come together to develop a new way to examine the fossils of our ancestors’ teeth to predict how our diets have evolved through the ages and why. ....By comparing teeth from two species of early humans, Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus, the researchers confir...

Larynx transplant restores patient's voice after 20 years

Dr. Marshal Strome of Cleveland Clinic created a break through in ENT surgery by conducting the first successful larynx transplant in 1998. Timothy Heidler, the recipient of the transplant is not able to speak with a perfectly normal voice after his throat was crushed in the motorcycle accident. He had been unable to speak normally for 20 years. The lucky recipient is now giving motivation...

Peaceful Slumber said to Restore Memories

It's not just a matter of physical recharge. Researchers say sleep can rescue memories in a biological process of storing and consolidating them deep in the brain's complex circuitry...Researchers who conducted the experiments said the results may influence how students learn, and someday could be incorporated into treatments for mental illnesses involving memories, such as post-traumatic stress...

Number Of Babies Born Prematurely Nears Historic Half Million Mark In US

Nearly a half million American babies were born prematurely in a single year, according to a government report issued today, putting them at increased risk for death and disability. // ..Some 12.3 percent of all babies – 499,008 infants -- were born prematurely (less than 37 weeks gestation) in 2003. That's up from 12.1 percent (or about 480,000 babies) in 2002 – and an increase of more than 30 p...

Historic trial for tuberculosis launched together by leading drug companies

Two leading pharmaceutical companies, The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) and Bayer Healthcare have announced a partnership to coordinate the study to uncover the potential of an existing antibiotic, //Moxifloxacin, to shorten the standard 6-month treatment of tuberculosis (TB). ..Mycobacterium tuberculosis infects one-third of the world's population, resulting in nine mill...

Three Sisters Have One Baby and Make History

These days Medical Science seems to create strange type of histories all the time. Now for the first time three sisters// have come together to produce a baby boy after one of them was left infertile after she had chemotherapy for cervical cancer. ..Recently an environmental assistant from Woolwich in southeast London was declared infertile and her twin sister offered her ovum ( or egg) and thei...

Historic Increase In Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Scotland

The number of HIV cases in Scotland last year reached the highest figure over the past two decades according to an NHS report, the preliminary work of which started in 1986.// In view of increasing HIV testing, nearly 364 new cases were identified in 2004 alone. ..The incidence of other sexually transmitted infections also showed a considerable increase with the number of cases diagnosed with...

Running Water Restored In Chinese City

Running water has been restored on Sunday to Harbin, a major Chinese city of 3.8 million, ending a five-day shutdown caused by a chemical spill. However, people have been warned it is still not safe // to drink the water...Water service had been suspended since Tuesday, after authorities feared the Songhua River toxins contaminated the Songhua River following a chemical plant explosion on Novembe...

Family history of alcoholism influences reaction to advice

A john Hopkins study reveals that women with a strong family history of alcoholism are more likely to ignore advice on caffeine consumption during pregnancy.//..The above factor plus a serious caffeine habit were the hurdles to compliance... .."Results of this study suggest that genetic vulnerability reflected in a family history of alcoholism may also be at the root of the inability to stop caff...

‘Life Cell’ In India Can store Cord Blood Stem Cells and Save Live

Stem cells from cord blood are discarded everyday in all maternity hospitals as a bio-medial waste, however this precious source can give a renewed// hope to many and prove to be a life saver for many patients suffering from debilitating conditions. .. ..‘Life Cell’ in India has been making the concept of preserving cord blood from newborn popular. It has colla...

A cheesy story!!!

In a study related to Food science and consumer acceptance in Norway the researchers have found out that, consumers react differently then do experts to cheese.// ....The food compared was cheese and the opinions of consumers were compared with expert dairy assessors. The rating was based on reaction of consumers and quality scores by experts. ....There was difference of opinion in both factions....

Silicone Rubber Flap Restore Speech

Marein van der Torn and his colleagues at the Vrije University in Amsterdam in collaboration with the University of Groningen developed a new mechanism for vocal sound. // .. Usually in case of throat cancer the larynx or the voice box as it is called has to be surgically removed. .. The patients after this surgery find it very difficult to talk with the rubber silicone artificial valve. This...

Skin Cancer History Puts Post-menopausal White Women At Risk For Melanoma

A new study appearing in the online journal Cancer says that elderly white women who have had non-melanoma skin cancer are more likely to develop full blown melanoma regardless of their exposure to the harmful rays of the sun. // ..The study found that women in the age group of 50 to 79, who had a previous history of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, had a two-fold inc...

Hospital Admissions Of Kids Plummet After Harry Porter Hit The Stores

In London a research by Oxford was carried on at the John Radcliffe Hospital London. It was mainly about the number of kids admitted over the summer weekends in the emergency ward suffering from musculoskeletal pains and damages due // to outdoor activities like inline skating and microscooters. <br....The time period under consideration was the weekends of 2003-2005. The study included children...

Holiday giving linked to altruistic nature of our ancestors

Researchers found that altruistic nature where high in our ancestors, they gave more gifts to the families who had less food and also had the habit of exchanging gifts and foods between// them which were the basis for origin of holiday giving. Michael Gurven, University of California said, "Reciprocity is arguably the foundational basis of cooperation in humans and a core feature of reciprocity i...

CT Scan A Must For Smokers With Family History Of Lung Cancer

Current smokers or those who have been smoking in the past have been recommended to take up a screening program based on computed tomography (CT scan) to detect // lung cancer if any, at an early stage. // This would enable provision of an effective treatment and thereby improve the prognosis. ....The need for the screening is further stressed in individuals with a family history of the dreadf...

MMR Triple Vaccine Caught In the Eye of a Storm

MMR Triple Vaccine has found prominence again, for the wrong reasons. Blaming the government of apathy over the MMR vaccine, Dr Peter Fletcher, who // held the post of Chief Scientific Officer at the Department of Health, has accused the government of not examining the risks of MMR triple vaccine adequately, despite a lurking fear of autism, as a probable side effect. According to him, if thi...

Mineral Water Stored In Plastic Containers For Long Could Be Lethal

A new study has found out that mineral water stored in plastic containers for a very long period could be deadly// . ....Plastic containers release a deadly toxin named as antimony to the water. The levels of poisonous toxin increase the longer the water is stored, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. ....World expert William Shotyk tested ground water and 15 types of bottled mineral wate...

Crestor to Prevent Heart Disease

Crestor is a drug which is found to reduce fatty deposits that build up in the arteries (atherosclerosis). Hence doctors with drug are able to reverse the development of heart disease // such as heart attack and stroke by giving patients high doses of a powerful cholesterol-lowering drug. ..The study involved almost 350 heart patients, including ten in Scotland. The two-year study showed that t...

Frozen embryos stored in Britain

About 117,619 frozen embryos are stored in Britain. They are living balls of human cells suspended in liquid nitrogen at sub-zero temperatures, waiting for their lives to begin again. // .. Lois Walker was one among them and was conceived in October 1997, but was born in April 2000. Her gestation period lasted for more than two years. Lois is now 5 years old. Lois had been an eight-celled embryo...

Sob Story: Women Woefully Depressed

It’s pretty common to feel down in the dumps, and under weather, when the weather is down- winter, when we do feel really low. But there is a huge gap between feeling low and depression, according to Mental Health Specialists. // ....Depression affects nearly one in every ten people in the United Kingdom, and falls under the category of a common ailment. The fair sex, seem to be more prone to de...

Posh and Free Medical Stores

Health Minister in Karnataka claims that he is soon going to have more up market looking// medical stores to be opened in Government hospital that is going to supply free medicines to the patients... ..Apparently the minister plans to replace the dingy government hospital dispensaries for ‘swanky medical stores’. These will be located at the entrance of government hospitals and provide medicine...

India Fashion Week Reveals - 'The Story Of Desire'

The Story Of Desire - showing 20 paintings by renowned masters like M.F. Husain and F.N. Souza - opened// in N.Delhi to complement a similar theme to be etched out at Sunday's grand finale of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. ...."There are different kinds of desire in a human being. Some have a desire that is fulfilled, some only dream about it. But it's something we can't do without,"...

Kids Fall Ill After Consuming Ricin-Contaminated Castor Beans in China

More than a 100 middle and primary school students in the county of Jingyang, northwest China's Shaanxi Province were apparently poisoned by ricin early on Thursday. //The state media reported that the children were poisoned by ricin, which was found in the castor beans that they ate. ..The magistrate of the county, Li Xiaojing said that all the poisoned students were taking part in a bean plant...
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