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Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...is the still-experimental option of having ovarian tissue removed before they undergo cancer therapy. The tissue is frozen and then transplanted back at a later date, although some experts worry that this may also...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...e system cells secrete in response to infection or tissue damage. Our findings help explain how heavy smok...nd could provide an explanation how damage to lung tissue leads to cancer, Engels said. Knowing more about the downstream effects of these polymorphisms, and ...

New Diagnostic Test for Mad Cow Disease Developed

...ether the technique that has been applied to brain tissue can be applied to other tissues like the ones taken from blood, which may be used in tests for the disease. "While this method, due to the length of time it takes to carry out, is unlikely to produce a rapid screening test that could be implemente...

American Bests Japanese Hot Dog Eating Champion, Sets Record

... obese, since experts note that an excess of fatty tissue restricts the stomach's capacity for expansion. Nathan's hot dog eating contest is broadcast on television on the July 4 holiday, a day Americans on average put away 150 million wieners across the country. For an average summer season, Americans ...

Boyfriend Bites Off Lip and Ear of 3-year-old Daughter of His Girlfriend

...r's injuries, which include 'boxer's ear' and dead tissue on her lip that will require plastic surgery, Capt. Spirlet said and exclaimed in horror, 'It was malicious, mayhem.' Police feel the abuse started sometime in January and continued for several months. Police learned May 17 about the abuse to the c...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

...hey insist that these vessels function like native tissue and have various properties similar to blood vesse...d both collagen and elastin, which give connective tissue their strength and elasticity and are critical to the functioning of artificial blood vessels. "Thes...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

... he added. The researchers successfully ablated tissue using the IRE pulses in the livers of male Sprague...r freezing, as these techniques may damage healthy tissue or leave malignant cells. The researchers said that IRE allowed them to adjust the electrical cur...

Protein That Absorbs Lipids may Provide Future Weight-loss Strategies

...s, including fat cells, the digestive tract, heart tissue and skeletal muscle tissue. Dr. Abumrad says that the intestine makes large amounts of CD36, and that it is important to the absorption of fatty acids. During her initial experiments, wherein she compared normal mice that made the protein to ge...

New Cancer Fighting Virus

...ically designed by scientists to be safe to normal tissue but deadly to cancer is showing early promise in a preliminary study, researchers said today at the ESMO Conference Lugano (ECLU), Switzerland. The virus, called NV1020, is a type of herpes simplex virus modified so that it selectively replicates ...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

...uman PD. They found reduced Prx2 activity in brain tissue from PD patients. These findings provide a mechanistic link of how a mitochondrial damaging agent, through calpain-mediated Cdk5 activation and downregulation of an important antioxidant enzyme, can increase oxidative load, leading ultimately to de...

Higher Rates of Trampoline Injuries

...n documented. The most common injuries were soft tissue (256,509), while fractures and dislocations were the next (168,402). The age group with the most injuries was those in the 5-12 year range. The vast majority of the injuries were to the extremities, representing 71 percent of all injuries. Michael ...

Neurotransmitter That can Yield New Insights in the Fight Against Diabetes Identified

...lar nucleus. The researchers then compared brain tissue sections from both groups of animals, and examined their blood samples for the presence of hormones released by paraventricular nucleus activity. The same paraventricular neurons lit up in both sets of animals, and the animals displayed similar in...

Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

...bnormal proteins that progressively kill off brain tissue and are thought to cause the disease. The method... prions can be amplified from infected human brain tissue extracts prepared from normal human platelets - a type of blood cell essential for clotting. The s...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...igators. Laminitis is a failure of the connective tissue bond between the horses hoof and the bone within the hoof, explains Dr. Pleasant, noting the highly publicized struggle that the racehorse Barbaro had with the disorder as a result of his catastrophic injury at the 2006 Preakness. When that bond fa...

Stem Cells In Belly Fat To Enhance Or Reconstruct Breasts

...cting a 'supercharged' fat mixture into the breast tissue after it has been taken through liposuction from the belly or bottom. Stem cells are filtered out via centrifugation, then put into a cartridge for injection into the breasts within an hour. While the initial change is small, the breasts gradually ...

Now, 'virtual' Mouse Brains Available on the Net

...e brain. "We have the ability to highlight soft tissue differences with extraordinary clarity," Johnson said....

Belgian Doctor Restores Woman's Fertility With Ovary Graft

...s Donnez, said he had successfully grafted ovarian tissue from the woman's sister last year at the Cliniques...doctor reported a successful transplant of ovarian tissue supplied to a patient by her twin sister, which greatly reduced the chances of the graft being rejec...

Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

... Sephardic Jew or Arab/non-Jew. Samples of tumor tissue from many cancer patients were also tested. The genetic link between the marker and colon cancer was especially strong among patients diagnosed with colon cancer at a young age, under 50 years. Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., the co-leader of the Mich...

Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock

...found in the plant leaves. Concentrations in plant tissue also increased as the amount of antibiotics present in the manure increased. It also diffused into potato tubers, which suggests that root crops, such as potatoes, carrots, and radishes, that directly come in contact with soil may be particularly vul...

New Data Reinforces Correlation Between Carbohydrate Quality and Loss of Vision

...mage produced by poor quality carbohydrates on eye tissue is similar in both diabetic eye disease and AMD." Taylor and colleagues conclude that the risk for AMD may be diminished by improving dietary carbohydrate quality, as defined by dietary glycemic index. This may be achieved by relatively simple diet...

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