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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ding changing volumes in white matter and hints of vascular damage; MR spectroscopy to assess chemical processing; functional MRI to look at the brain’s reaction to stimulus; positron emission tomography (PET) and glucose PET scanning to examine the functional aspects of performance; and the newest modality, ...

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...s grow beneath the retina, a process stimulated by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). All three drugs potentially block the effects of VEGF. Wet age-related macular degeneration is the third most common cause of blindness worldwide. It affects around 2.3% of over-65s in Europe. In the UK around 26,0...

Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

...eral blood stem cells for patients with peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities. Beike is best ...also has broad experience in research and treating vascular diseases with adult stem cells mostly through its collaboration with Shenyang 463 hospital. A tota...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

... clinical study of EPC2407, a novel small molecule vascular disruption agent (VDA) and apoptosis inducer for t...al later this year." EPC2407 has shown promising vascular targeting activity with nanomolar potencies of anti-tumor activity in pre-clinical in vitro and in v...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...he findings, which show the molecular link between vascular and neuronal damage during injury to the central n...es in mice and rats which resulted in cellular and vascular damage, and leakage of fibrinogen from the blood vessels. Once injured, neurons cannot be repaired...

Tenaxis Medical Inc. Announces First Human Use of Vascular Sealant

...to bring high performance surgical sealants to the vascular and general surgical markets, announced that vascular surgeons at the Krankenhaus Friedrichstadt in Dresden, Germany were the first to clinically use thei...

Plants Respond to Changing Environment

...million years ago, were the first plants to evolve vascular tissues specialized tissues for transporting water and nutrients through the plant. This group of plants also have the genes involved in the gibberellin signalling mechanism, and the products of their genes are able to interact with each other, and...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

.... Christopher Skelly, MD, assistant professor of vascular surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Cente...engineered herpes simplex viruses for treatment of vascular disease," Skelly added. "It suggests that genetically engineered viruses may have a significant impa...

Drink Milk for a Healthy Heart

...between dairy (product) consumption and effects on vascular disease, including rates of heart disease and stroke, and there is no doubt in my mind of the benefits."The evidence shows a very powerful effect that is totally against public perception that milk and other dairy products are bad for your heart," sa...

Less Information on Dietary Treatment in Type2 Diabetes

... examined hard clinical endpoints such as death or vascular disease, and those that did offered no details; most talked about factors that are easier to measure such as weight or blood sugar control, says lead researcher Nield, a researcher at the University of Teesside in Middlesbrough, UK. The team did, h...

Scientists Develop Artificial Blood Vessels for Vascular Grafts in Mice

...gery and Bioengineering, the researchers developed vascular graft by bulk seeding MDSCs inside a biodegradable...um seeding device. After they had cultured their vascular constructs for seven days, the researchers implanted them in the abdominal aortas of rats eight week...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

... are known to be more likely to grow up to develop vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension or osteoporosis. Another area causing particular concern is a procedure known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), which involves passing a single sperm directly into an egg. Research has found that ICSI babies ...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

...steoporosis, said Dr. Shale. Our findings indicate vascular changes predictive of cardiovascular disease occur...e I diabetes mellitus and suggest that age-related vascular changes occur prematurely in COPD, as compared with disease-free individuals, said Dr. Shale. Howeve...

Protein That may Prevent Eye Damage in Premature Babies Identified

...en chamber for five days. When scientists compared vascular growth within the retinas, they found blood vessel...gen-induced blood vessel loss and promotes healthy vascular regrowth. "The implications for retinopathy are that IGFBP-3 appears to have benefit in preventing...

Stroke - Unfair to the Middle-aged Fair Sex

... this burden. In addition, Towfighi says several vascular risk factors including systolic blood pressure and total cholesterol levels increased at higher rates among women compared to men in each older age group. For instance, with each decade, mens blood pressure increased by an average of four to five p...

Untreatable Eye Disease Improves With Avastin

...ssels by selectively blocking a substance known as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Avasitin (also called bevaciaumab) is used systemically (throughout the body) for some cancers and has been linked to the risk of stroke; but, in this new study, it was administered and stayed locally in the eye. I...

Chronic Metamphetamine Abuse is Related to Cardiovascular Disease

...thamphetamine-induced glycation, which may lead to vascular inflammation and deterioration if left untreated. ...d the impact of chronic methamphetamine use on the vascular periphery, Janda said, because they focused on the response of the microglia-the immune cells of the...

Surface Logix Commences Phase 2a Clinical Trial of SLx-2101 in Raynaud's Disease

...ped for the management of diseases associated with vascular dysfunction such as Raynaud's, a vasospastic disorder of small blood vessels leading to a marked reduction of blood flow to areas such as the fingers and toes. Often triggered by exposure to cold, Raynaud's is associated with painful blue or white di...

CE-US a Reliable Option to Diagnose Aftermath of Liver Transplant Complications

...r a liver transplant is highly accurate in showing vascular as well as biliary complications , according to a ...by acute rejection, primary graft non-function, or vascular thrombosis," said Dirk Clevert, MD, lead author of the study. "Biliary complications occur in up to ...

Cancer Cells Reprogram Energy Needs To Grow And Spread

...h.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the vascular biology program in the Institute for Cell Engineering at Johns Hopkins. But turning down the thermostat in a sense, may give the cancer cell a survival edge. Reporting in the May 8 issue of Cancer Cell, Semenza and his colleagues found that if they...

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