Tag: "deformity" at biology news
Study to explore using magnets to correct 'sunken chest'
...which is known medically as pectus excavatum, is a deformity
of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the bre...at while not life-threatening, in severe cases the deformity
can cause heart and breathing difficulties, because the abnormal breast bone can reduce blood flow t...
New hereditary breast cancer gene discovered
...archers found that women with a certain hereditary deformity
syndrome run a nearly twenty times higher risk of contracting breast cancer than expected. Several research teams around the world have long been searching for new hereditary breast cancer genes, but thus far few have been found. "Our findings ...
Chemotherapy gel may fight breast cancer and reduce breast deformity
...pensive, time consuming and increases the cosmetic deformity
caused by surgery," said Howard D. Edington, M.D., associate professor of surgery and surgical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh and faculty member at McGowan. "We sought to develop a possible alternative to radiation therapy that would not on...
Disabling gene defuses rheumatoid arthritis in mice
...age, tendons, ligaments and bone, leading to joint deformity
and instability. Rheumatoid arthritis has long been recognized as a condition that involves defensive cells from the body's immune system mistakenly attacking healthy joint tissues. Scientists once thought the cells that were most active in these at...