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U-M scientist to talk about tissue engineering at AAAS

...mbining therapies can help us overcome some of the complications of current therapies, too." These approaches are not yet being tested in humans, but Krebsbach said some small clinical trials are under consideration. If the combination therapy approach works, Krebsbach said the next step would be working with en...

Iron Deficiency Sparks Dramatic Changes In Gene Expression

...e,weakness and cognitive deficits to serious heart complications anddevelopmental disorders. Iron deficiency also contributes to thepathology of hereditary blood disorders, Parkinson's disease andcertain cancers and develops during a number of chronic diseases, theresearchers said.Until now, however, a cell's resp...

Muscle-targeted gene therapy reverses rare muscular dystrophy in mice

...-targeted gene therapy method could circumvent the complications of neutralizing antibodies against introduced enzyme, which currently present obstacles to enzyme replacement therapy and liver-targeted gene therapy in Pompe disease," Koeberl said. Clinical trials of either the muscle- or liver-targeted gene thera...

VCU Researchers Identify Networks Of Genes Responding To Alcohol In The Brain

...isk for becoming an alcoholic or suffering certain complications from alcohol," he said. Also working on the study were the University of Tennessee Health Sciences; the University of Memphis; the University of Colorado; and the University of California at San Francisco. ...

Chemists identify key gene in development of type 1 diabetes

... is no cure, the disease can be controlled and its complications minimized by following a healthy diet, getting exercise and taking prescribed medications as directed, according to health experts. The Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ provided funding for this study. The American Chemical Society...

Towards precise classification of cancers based on robust gene functional expression profiles

... is no cure, the disease can be controlled and its complications minimized by following a healthy diet, getting exercise and taking prescribed medications as directed, according to health experts. The Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ provided funding for this study. The American Chemical Society...

Rats infected as newborns grew up vulnerable to memory problems during an immune challenge

...on's disease. Up to 20 percent of pregnancies have complications involving infections of the uterus and its contents, a number that will rise as more children are born premature. In the study, a team led by Staci Bilbo, PhD, injected a group of 49 rat pups on postnatal Day 4 either with the common intestinal bact...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...ould and become a part of the body. There could be complications over time, such as thinning of the tissue surrounding the implant or the development of glaucoma due to preexisting imperfections in the draining mechanics of the eye, according to Afshari. Infections are always a risk, which is why every patient mu...

Surprising findings reported about iron overload

... iron deposits in target organs that may result in complications such as cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, arthritis, diabetes, impotence and heart failure. "The finding that Asians and Pacific Islanders have high levels of iron in the blood is surprising because they also have the lowest prevalence of the pa...

Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes

...ng cells from the pancreas saves patients from the complications of severe, poorly-controlled diabetes. Loss of the other major function of the pancreas, production of digestive enzymes, is dealt with by taking the enzymes as a dietary supplement. Leading the complex operation were Drs. Selwyn M. Vickers, Devin E...

Harmful chemicals may reprogram gene response to estrogen

...sk for reproductive tract abnormalities, pregnancy complications such as ectopic pregnancies and preterm deliveries, infertility, and a rare vaginal and cervical cancer called clear-cell adenocarcinoma. Other research conducted by NIEHS scientists indicates that women exposed to DES in utero have a higher risk of ...

Doctors closer to using gene analysis to help trauma patients

...ut there’s a certain fraction who go on to develop complications that lead to organ failure and death, which is the...ecovery period riddled with many potentially fatal complications along the way. “What we have shown is medical professionals can collect blood and tissue samples fr...

UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs

...ts included physician visits, diagnostic tests and complications of chronic liver disease. Investigators based the model on average 40-year old patients with the most common type of chronic hepatitis B -- with elevated liver enzymes but no liver cirrhosis. Investigators also took into consideration the two types ...

Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack

...es during heart attacks, and could avoid potential complications caused by the devices. ...

Asymptomatic HIV babies could use earlier treatment

...therapy and less likely to experience AIDS-related complications or death. In fact, none of the 23 children who received triple therapy died or developed AIDS before their third birthday. In contrast, about 55 percent of the children in the first two groups died of AIDS. When the researchers compared the outcomes ...

Stem cell therapy successfully treats heart attack in animals

...en there is the potential to forestall the serious complications that traditionally result from a heart attack, including disturbances of heart rhythm that can lead to sudden cardiac death, and decreased muscle pumping function that can lead to congestive heart failure." The researchers are using a special kind o...

Late peak may have prevented severe flu season from becoming worse

...y-acquired pneumonia (CAP), one of the most common complications of the flu. Solucient analyzed CAP discharge data from October 2002 through March 2005. The data was provided by ACTrackerTM, an online tool that provides national estimates of hospital and drug utilization approximately 45 days after the end of each...

Study Finds Moderate Hypothermia A Safe Treatment For Traumatic Brain Injury In Kids

...temperature. In addition to safety, mortality and complications during the treatment protocol and during hospitalization, the study also assessed functional and cognitive outcome in these children with severe traumatic brain injury. After severe TBI, 48 children less than 13 years of age admitted within six hour...

Achilles heel of the herpes virus possibly found

...nt genital blisters to sores around the mouth. Its complications can kill, and it may increase susceptibility to many nerve and brain disorders. But until now, scientists haven't fully understood how the herpes simplex virus (HSV) manages to do all of this. And that has stood in the way of developing more targete...

Doctors should stop prescribing antibiotics for the common cold, review advises

...iders do this. Some physicians may want to prevent complications of bacterial infections, which do occur. Some may be yielding to pressure from patients." But he says "this practice is on the decline as the public becomes more sophisticated about health issues." Dr. Arroll says that patients are not doing themsel...

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