Tag: "relief" at biology news
Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered
...atments directly targeting itchiness and providing relief
for chronic and severe itching. The "itch gene" is GRPR (gastrin-releasing peptide receptor), which codes for a receptor found in a very small population of spinal cord nerve cells where pain and itch signals are transmitted from the skin to the bra...
Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan
...ming into southern Sudan,” said Fay. “With all the relief
being poured into the region for development and the resource industries moving in, we could actually see this precious wildlife resource, which has thrived under these difficult circumstances, disappear. Ironically, the silver lining to this violent...
Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
...be injected directly into nerve cells. Strong pain relief
resulted, but in some cases the injections caused nerve damage. "Our publication represents the first proof that gene therapy can work in a way that is clinically applicable," said Stephanos Kyrkanides, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor of Dentis...
Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women
...y said. The findings showed significant symptom relief
at three months and sustained relief
at one year. Women treated with the optimized protocol reported greater symptom relief
and quality o...
How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages
...of patients, who typically experience the greatest relief
from symptoms when their devices are tuned by physicians to deliver rapid pulses, Grill said. Patients' symptoms can actually worsen when the devices are dialed to a slower setting. The intensity of stimulation also plays an important role, the st...
Scripps research team sheds light on long-sought cold sensation gene
...RPM8-deficient mice did not receive any acute pain relief
from the cold plate suggesting that cold activation of TRPM8 can mediate some of the analgesic effects of cold. Just how the same sensation can be interpreted as unpleasant under certain circumstances and pleasant in others is still not clear, but...
Health Canada approves cold and flu medicine
...e. Second, COLD-fX can be taken to provide symptom relief
for colds and flu." Shan added that Health Canada reviewed all of CV Technologies published and unpublished data on COLD-fx before approving the claims. The NHPD issues product licenses in several categories. Because COLD-fX® is a unique paten...
Long-term narcotics use for back pain may be ineffective and lead to abuse
...s (opioids) are commonly prescribed for short-term relief
of chronic back pain, but their effectiveness long-term has been questioned in a review article by researchers at Yale School of Medicine, who also found that behaviors consistent with opioid abuse was reported in 24 percent of cases. "Patients wit...
Active ingredient in common Chinese herb shown to reduce hypertension
...Many patients with high blood pressure have sought relief
from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In so doing, many have consumed danshen, a Chinese herb used in Oriental medicine that promotes blood flow and treats cardiovascular disease. Tanshinone IIA is an active ingredient of danshen. S...
New biologic treatment for tennis elbow may replace surgery for chronic sufferers
...nto the tendon of the affected elbow provides more relief
than more commonly-used therapies which have faile...medicines, bracing or cortisone shots, all without relief
of symptoms. Twenty of the original 140 patients evaluated met these strict criteria and were enrol...
Better sludge through metagenomics
...rocess would translate into huge savings and spell relief
for environmental engineers. David Jenkins is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. His research spans some forty years of international professional practice in water and wastewater chemistry...
Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics
...ll individuals interested in muscle cramp and pain relief
with a natural approach. These findings indicate t...roves the blood supply to muscle tissue creating a relief
effect on muscle cramping and pain. Poor circulation in the muscle is known to cause cramps and Pycn...
Novel therapy combinations gain ground in treating hepatitis
...es will lead to more significant breakthroughs and relief
for these patients." Valopicitabine (NM283), Alo...ion present in more than 300 preparations for pain relief
and flu-like symptoms. But for people who are suffering from viral hepatitis A or B, use of acetami...
Device effective in zapping the pain out of migraines
...aine pain before it starts may be the next form of relief
for millions of people who suffer from the debilitating disease. Results of a study found that the experimental device appears to be effective in eliminating the headache when administered during the onset of the migraine. The study, led by the O...
Pest control research leads to pain control discovery
...ing for biological pest controls, may lead to pain relief
for sufferers of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, say researchers at the University of California, Davis. The finding, hailed by a noted inflammatory disease expert "as the most important discovery in inflammation in more than a decade," ma...
Indonesia - disaster relief aid in action
...n Claus, Renal Nurse (who has participated in many relief
interventions such as Marmara-Turkey, 1999; Bam- I...people, with thousands more injured. The disaster relief
team left from Brussels 19:00, Sunday 28 May, reaching Jakarta the following day. Their immediate mi...
Brain differences could explain why males and females experience pain relief differently
...quire higher doses of morphine than males for pain relief
following various medical procedures. ...
Study in Science holds promise for a new approach to drug therapy
... on the site of infection. The other involves pain relief
brought about by morphine. In white blood cells, the free G protein gamma-beta subunit activates enzymes that allow the cells to home in on the site of infection. Researchers found that pre-treatment of white blood cells with M119 reduced activatio...
Feds give researchers ok for safety test of adult stem cells in patients with heart disease
...rugs, gene therapy, and vascular interventions for relief
of arterial obstructions. In 2003, approximately 750,000 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries were performed worldwide and approximately 1.8 million balloon angioplasty procedures were performed. While these interventional therapies are now...
Engineered Stem Cells Show Promise For Sneaking Drugs Into The Brain
...al trials, GDNF showed a marked ability to provide relief
from the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's. But the drug, which is expensive and hard to obtain, had to be pumped directly into the brains of Parkinson's patients for it to work, as it is unable to cross the blood-brain barrier. In an effort to d...
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