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Role of fats and oils in vision care

...-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a currently untreatable disease of the eye causing fuzziness, shadows and severe visual impairment. As the name suggests, it gets worse with age and diet has been implicated in its development. // Researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary carried out a study ...

Acrolein may be the key to halting spinal cord damage

... was present in another slow-developing, seemingly untreatable condition: the degeneration of the spinal cord after initial traumatic injury. "Unlike most other parts of the body, spinal cord tissue does not heal after injury," Shi said. "After the initial shock, it actually gets worse. Science has long been a...

Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis in the future

...long before a treatment modality for the so called untreatable genetic disoder could be made a reality.The goal of the research is to make a drug that would work efficiently and effectively at low doses....

Soy Protein Rich Diet May Help Fatty Liver Of Diabetics

...sociated with fatty liver or hepatic steatosis, an untreatable condition that can lead to chronic liver disease and death. In this condition, large lipid-filled compartments accumulate in the cells of the liver due to an increase in production of fatty acids in it. The result is an enlarged liver. Although fu...

'Oncomodulin'- Path To Nerve Regeneration

...us on a hope filled journey to treat disabling and untreatable diseases like glaucoma and spinal cord injury. ...

Unmasking Nutrition's Role in Genes and Birth Defects

...olorless hair. The disease, although very rare, is untreatable and fatal. The discovery of a vertebrate model to examine copper metabolism in early development will contribute to the understanding of the role of copper in structural birth defects such as scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. In addit...

Latest Weapon in Battle against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

...t a deadly strain of TB which has become virtually untreatable with existing drugs, seemed to be spreading across the globe. Many lives have been lost to extreme drug-resistant TB in several countries. The compounds that were designed by Dr Blackwell's team are in the early stages of development but is expecte...

Faster Approval Procedures Urged For New TB Drugs

...ine antibiotics, and an increasing number are also untreatable with second-line drugs, "making treatment with existing drugs virtually impossible," MSF said. The head of Doctors Without Borders, Rowan Gillies, said that research into TB drugs has not been a priority for the past 40-50 years, and that the WHO s...

Forcible Detention and Isolation Needed for XDR-TB Patients, warn Experts

...fers to a case of tuberculosis, which is virtually untreatable by any type or any dosage of antibiotics. The patient will usually die in around two weeks. According to scientists, the disease discovered a decade ago in South Africa, probably came about due to the evolution of highly drug- resistant strains...

Quarantine Sought For Harsh TB Strain

People infected with a deadly, virtually untreatable new form of tuberculosis should be isolated and confined -- against their will, if necessary -- to prevent// a "potentially explosive international health crisis," according to a group of Canadian and African scientists. These harsh measures are ju...

Surgery, Radiation Treatment Double Life Expectancy for Prostate Cancer Patients

...te cancer, many men are told that their disease is untreatable and that less aggressive treatment// is best. Often this means patients are told to watch and wait -- that is, to do nothing at all. A new study has found that either surgical removal of the prostate (prostatectomy) or radiation treatment more than d...

UK Mental Health Reforms Will Do More Harm Than Good, Critics Warn

...the 'treatability clause'. By stressing that the untreatable too be taken care of by the community, the governm...use his severe personality disorder was considered untreatable and he could not be detained under the present Mental Health Act. Some MPs find the bill 'too drac...

Stem Cell Therapy Could Provide Cure for AMD in Five Years

...rtant as it would try to find a cure to a hitherto untreatable condition. The Project is important as it develops a cellular based therapy for a currently untreatable condition. The beauty of this Project is that there are three specialist groups working in parallel;...

XDR-TB a Serious Threat to India

... (including many people living with HIV) virtually untreatable using currently available anti-TB drugs. Recent findings from a survey conducted by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that XDR-TB has been identified in all regions of the world but occurs most...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... Harvard neuroscientists have made a discovery that turns 160 ... electrical insulating material long known to be essential for ... nerve cells, is not as ubiquitous as thought, according ... of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the ... collaboration with Professor Jeff Lichtman, of Harvard,s Department of ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... 18, 2014) Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason ... a particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces both ... lung metastases. BRI scientists have found in models of ... by 60 - 80 percent and can keep the ... $1.8 million five-year grant comes from the National Cancer ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... available in French . ... practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik ... Paris Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the Laboratoire Recherche ... just demonstrated that the principle of adhesion by aqueous ... repair soft-tissue organs and tissues. This easy-to-use gluing method ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the ... no inflammation, according to results of a new study ... Center. , The link between persistent inflammation and cancer ... cancer those with a Gleason score between 7 ... aggressive and rapidly growing prostate cancers. , "What we,ve ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... CHAMPAIGN, Ill. One of the most popular vaccine ... choice. And doctors may be overlooking some cost factors ... actually a more expensive option, according to a new ... of vaccines to administer can be driven by numerous ... study and a professor of computer science and of ...
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(Date:4/18/2014)... Seeds that sprout as soon as they,re planted may be ... be more careful. In the wild, a plant whose seeds ... risk disaster. More than just an insurance policy against late ... dormancy has long-term advantages too: Plants whose seeds put ... more species, finds in a team of researchers working at ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Ill. A drug under clinical trials to treat ... broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections ... by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. , Led ... team determined the different ways the drug SQ109 attacks ... to target other pathogens from yeast to malaria ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Foundation has been named awardee of a three-year ... Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program. Gail Forrest, ... double-blinded, controlled, multi-site clinical trial, which will test ... spinal cord injury. Dr. Forrest is assistant director ... Foundation. Two additional sites will participate - the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Plants with dormant seeds give rise to more species 2Multitarget TB drug could treat other diseases, evade resistance 2Kessler Foundation awarded Department of Defense grant for spinal cord injury research 2
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