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Ophthalmologists Use Artificial Silicon Retina Microchip To Treat Vision Loss

...e the retina, it may open up new opportunities for restoring sight in patients with the end stages of retinitis pigmentosa." ...

Ophthalmologists implant five patients with artificial silicon retina microchip

...e the retina, it may open up new opportunities for restoring sight in patients with the end stages of retinitis pigmentosa." ...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...rnea, or keratoprosthesis, into one of her eyes -- restoring her sight in that eye and ultimately helping her regain much of her independence. Phifer is one of several hundred patients nationwide who have received such artificial corneas, which have revolutionized the treatment and care of patients like her. ...

Buying Time Through Hibernation on Demand

...clinical torpor in mice for up to six hours before restoring their normal metabolic function and activity. They achieved this by placing the mice in a chamber filled with normal room air laced with 80 parts per million of hydrogen sulfide, a chemical normally produced in humans and animals that is believed to...

U-M team recovers ancient whale in Egyptian desert

...clinical torpor in mice for up to six hours before restoring their normal metabolic function and activity. They achieved this by placing the mice in a chamber filled with normal room air laced with 80 parts per million of hydrogen sulfide, a chemical normally produced in humans and animals that is believed to...

Pair of cancer genes found to drive both cell migration and division

...eba's own PTEN, the human version cleaned up PIP3, restoring its normal distribution within the cell. This indicates that human cells likely use the new mechanism to divide as well. The next steps are to study the roles of the two genes in dividing cells by seeing if controlling the location of the PTEN and P...

Researchers pioneer new gene therapy technique using natural repair process

...the interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R) in human cells, restoring both gene function and the production of the IL-2R protein. Mutations in the IL-2R gene are associated with a rare immune disease called severe combined immunodeficiency disease, or SCID. Children with SCID are unable to successfully fight off infect...

Stem cell treatment improves mobility after spinal cord injury

...derived treatment they developed was successful in restoring the insulation tissue for neurons in rats treated seven days after the initial injury, which led to a recovery of motor skills. But the same treatment did not work on rats that had been injured for 10 months. The findings point to the potential of us...

Stem cells in bone marrow replenish mouse ovaries

...first step toward investigating such potential for restoring fertility. In addition, the findings open the door for future studies examining whether restoration of ovaries could postpone the hormonal effects of menopause and could represent an alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Finally, the researcher...

Study shows eutrophic lakes may not recover for a millennium

...eveloping larger buffers around lakes and streams, restoring wetlands and encouraging the use of new manure storage and handling processes are also steps that can be taken to reduce phosphorus runoff. "Anything we can do to reduce the erosion of phosphorus is going to be beneficial," Carpenter says. ...

No small feat: First ever gene therapy success for muscular dystrophy achieved

...by binding to the key proteins on either end, thus restoring the cell's outside scaffolding and reestablishing the missing link to key structures inside the cell. Clearly, the authors are most excited about the impressive results achieved in their experiments using systemic gene delivery, which proved there c...

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

...n the damaged brain that prevents these cells from restoring lost myelin. We're hopeful that we can develop methods to counteract this process in animal models in our search for human treatments." Other key OHSU researchers involved in the study are: Stephen Back, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of pediat...

Molecular Partners Required For Appropriate Neuronal Gene Repression

...n the damaged brain that prevents these cells from restoring lost myelin. We're hopeful that we can develop methods to counteract this process in animal models in our search for human treatments." Other key OHSU researchers involved in the study are: Stephen Back, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of pediat...

Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths

...periment might be similar to the one that involved restoring bison, once native to Florida, to Paynes Prairie P...ed to live there, we can open up possibilities for restoring parts of these islands to something near their original condition," he said. The only reason the li...

Getting close to nature is good for you

...his week's BMJ. The theory is known as ecotherapy: restoring health through contact with nature. Use of wildlife in some therapies is reported to improve quality of life, write the authors. Smaller animals (for example, squirrels, owls, and raccoons) have been used successfully in therapies for children with ...

Restoring silenced suppressor gene kills lung-cancer cells

A new study suggests that restoring a gene often silenced in lung cancer causes the ce... both in the laboratory and in animal experiments, restoring the missing or silenced WWOX gene can slow or stop the cells' growth. The study also showed that t...

Cyberkinetics, Case to develop system to help restore extremity function

...development of a neuroprosthetic system capable of restoring partial arm and hand function to individuals with ...th Medical Center, provides innovative options for restoring neurological health and function by developing advanced technologies and integrating them into clini...

Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

...ogress in the Oculina Experimental Closed Area for restoring coral cover and replenishing fish stocks. Recent expeditions have already revealed encouraging signs that fish populations in this section are slowly but surely increasing. In coming years, researchers hope to see populations of snappers and grouper...

Group proves it's possible to grow new lung alveoli by growing new blood vessels

...g disease. It seems possible that by augmenting or restoring vascular growth, overall lung growth and ultimately lung function can be restored." Doing that involved a new gene therapy technique, explains Dr. Th├ębaud. Knowing that a particular protein, VEGF, a vascular endothelial growth factor, is crucial for...

Scientists crack code for motor neuron wiring

...understanding this code may help guide progress in restoring motor neuron function in people whose spinal cords have been damaged by trauma or disease. The studies suggest that the code -- which involves members of the family of transcription factors encoded by the Hox genes -- could also govern the establishm...

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