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OHSU researchers discover potential mechanism to repair brain damage linked to Multiple Sclerosis

...ocess, Bebo and Sherman joined forces with Back, a pediatric neurologist and researcher studying developmental brain injury in premature infants. Previous research by Back and other scientists had revealed a link between the white matter brain damage associated with premature birth and damage to immature cells...

FDA: 'Highly Unlikely' Green Tea Lowers Cancer Risk

...mies for endometrial and cervical cancers; and for pediatric gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent...f surgery at UNC, has performed several successful pediatric operations with the da Vinci robotic system and said the scalability was a major advantage. "This i...

Screen all at risk for HIV, plus pregnant women

...mies for endometrial and cervical cancers; and for pediatric gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent...f surgery at UNC, has performed several successful pediatric operations with the da Vinci robotic system and said the scalability was a major advantage. "This i...

Surgical Robot 'Scrubs In' At UNC, May Be More Precise Than Conventional Surgery

...mies for endometrial and cervical cancers; and for pediatric gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent...f surgery at UNC, has performed several successful pediatric operations with the da Vinci robotic system and said the scalability was a major advantage. "This i...

Genetically engineered animals help in scientific research that may benefit children

...rding to the article, ESRD represents 16.1% of all pediatric transplantations in North America. ...

Secrets to antibody's success against West Nile Virus surprise scientists

...ently there are no effective and safe vaccines for pediatric dengue," says co-author Michael Diamond, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular microbiology, of pathology & immunology and of medicine. "Thanks to our data from the West Nile virus antibody, we believe we now have a much better idea of ho...

A novel virus for croup

...ation yet between a newly identified virus and the pediatric respiratory disease commonly known as croup. Following their recent description of the coronavirus HCoV-NL63, Lia van der Hoek and colleagues suggest this is one of the most frequently detected viruses in children with lower respiratory tract infecti...

Newly discovered genetic disease sheds light on body's water balance

..., according to Stephen Rosenthal, MD, professor of pediatric endocrinology and co-lead author of the study with...D as an explanation for low sodium levels in their pediatric patients." MEDICAL MYSTERY The discovery of NSIAD began in 2003 after two unrelated baby boys, eac...

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

...-37.5 degrees Celsius). By inducing hypothermia in pediatric patients down to 32 degrees Celsius, doctors found that hypothermia tended to reduce mortality, lower the severity of intracranial hypertension during the cooling phase and has the potential to improve the functional outcome of young patients. There...

Two studies document rise of superbugs in the environment

... were admitted to the hospital. The rapid rise in pediatric community-acquired MRSA infections in Texas should raise red flags for health care workers everywhere. "There have been deaths related to this organism, although the vast number are skin and soft tissue infections," said Sheldon Kaplan, MD, lead auth...

Asymptomatic HIV babies could use earlier treatment

... the study’s senior author Yvonne Maldonado, MD, a pediatric infectious disease expert at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and an associate professor of pediatrics at Stanford’s School of Medicine. Without any kind of treatment, about 20 to 30 percent of HIV-infected infants will develop AIDS by around 4 mo...

Gov't Creates Gene Database of Normal Human Tissues

...han's team analyzed 100 samples of the most common pediatric solid tumor cancer, neuroblastoma (NB), which accounts for 7 percent to 10 percent of all childhood cancers. Even though the tumor samples were taken from a variety of patients with different stages of cancer, the database kicked out a list of 19 gen...

Multiple-drug resistant gene expression pattern predicts treatment outcome for pediatric leukemia

...scientists with a better understanding of why some pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients fail to respond to treatment even when existing clinical predictive criteria point towards a positive treatment outcome. The research, published in the April issue of Cancer Cell, is likely to facilitate de...

Scientists discover that three overlapping signals in embryo help get the backbone right

...ellow at UC Berkeley and an attending physician in pediatric critical care at UC San Francisco. "Redundancy is designed to make the embryo robust, so as to avoid birth defects." The three proteins identified in the team's report are among at least five that block other signals to allow the back, or dorsal, st...

Chromosome Deletion Predicts Aggressive Neuroblastoma

...y to fight the cancer. Edward F. Attiyeh, M.D., a pediatric oncology fellow at The Children's Hospital of Phil...rch organization that supports clinical trials for pediatric cancer patients. Neuroblastoma, which accounts for 10 percent of all pediatric cancers, often occur...

Emergence of cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries is not being adequately addressed

...Children’s Research Hospital. This growing rate of pediatric cancer is occurring as the number of children dyin... of an editorial on the geographical inequality of pediatric cancer treatment that appears in the May 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. “More tha...

Ophthalmologists implant five patients with artificial silicon retina microchip

...icon RetinaTM (ASR) was invented by Dr. Alan Chow, pediatric ophthalmologist and Rush faculty member, who developed the chip and founded Optobionics, with his brother Vincent, vice president of engineering. Optobionics is located in Naperville, Illinois. "This is an expansion of the study of the first 10 pati...

Ophthalmologists Use Artificial Silicon Retina Microchip To Treat Vision Loss

...icon RetinaTM (ASR) was invented by Dr. Alan Chow, pediatric ophthalmologist and Rush faculty member, who developed the chip and founded Optobionics, with his brother Vincent, vice president of engineering. Optobionics is located in Naperville, Illinois. "This is an expansion of the study of the first 10 pati...

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Type I and Type II Diabetes

...d dizziness. Symlin has not been evaluated in the pediatric population. Symlin is manufactured by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of San Diego, California. ...

UCSD team discovers specialized, rare heart stem cells in newborns

...n cardiac stem cells to correct a wide spectrum of pediatric cardiac diseases, according to co-first authors Mo...lls could provide a cell-therapy based approach to pediatric cardiac disease, which is new for cardiology," said the study's senior author, Kenneth Chien, M.D., ...

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