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UW launches study testing adult stem cells for heart damage repair

... This type of therapy - regenerative medicine - treats diseases by using growth factors, genes or stem cells to promote blood vessel or tissue growth," explains Amish Raval, head of cardiovascular regenerative medicine at UW Health. The goal with this approach, he says, is to promote either angiogenesi...

Active ingredient in common Chinese herb shown to reduce hypertension

... in Oriental medicine that promotes blood flow and treats cardiovascular disease. Tanshinone IIA is an active ingredient of danshen. Since tanshinone IIA is widely available, a team of researchers has used it to investigate if this active ingredient can reduce blood pressure. In a soon-to-be-released ...

Antibiotic treats lymphoma of the eye

The common antibiotic doxycycline effectively treats a type of lymphoma associated with chlamydia infection, according to a study in the October 4 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Ocular adnexal lymphoma of the MALT-type (OAL) is a kind of cancer of the eyelids and related ti...

'Mindless autopilot' drives people to underestimate food decisions

...rotein and starch. Think "back": Keep tempting treats in the back of the cupboard or refrigerator wrapped in aluminum foil. Office workers ate 23 percent less candy (around 50 calories) when it was in an opaque covered candy dish than a see-through dish. Always sit at least an arm's length away from...

Researcher studies, treats military with 'silent disease'

...vailable prior to then. The servicemembers Sjogren treats most often report that they contracted it through blood products because they were transfused at an earlier time or because they used IV drugs before they joined the military. Her patients have also listed skin piercings or tattoos as the possible so...

Heart has enough oxygen to survive hypothermia, CPR crucial

...nior researcher. Tveita is an anesthesiologist who treats victims of hypothermia, including fishermen who have fallen into the frigid Norwegian waters, and cross-country skiers marooned in bad weather. "We still do not know the pathophysiological mechanism of hypothermia, which is necessary to developing...

Oops! Researchers publish new findings on the brain's response to costly mistakes

...hows the exaggerated error response." Taylor, who treats patients with psychiatric disorders, says the next step is to study patients using the same test as was used in healthy participants. The researchers also hope to study the impact of cognitive behavioral therapy, a form of "talk therapy", on OCD pati...

Multi-million pound UK Biobank underway

...viously Chief Executive of the NHS, said: "The NHS treats the largest single group of people anywhere in the world and it keeps detailed records from birth to death. From these records we can identify men and women to invite who are aged between 40 and 69. This age group includes many people who are at risk...

Study finds drug may cut down involuntary movements

...ple in the nation. The symptom that tetrabenazine treats ?involuntary, writhing movements of the limbs, face, and sometimes the entire body ?is the hallmark symptom of Huntington's disease, an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that worsens as brain cells known as medium spiny neurons are killed off by a...

LIAI scientists make major finding on potential smallpox treatment

...hort-term protection, similar to how an antibiotic treats and for a short time protects against a bacterial infection. "This makes Dr. Crotty's research even more interesting because his findings appear to offer a way to successfully treat the virus," Kronenberg said. "This could be very important should ...

Discovery of T-cell 'traffic control' boosts new drug promise

...esearch explains how a promising experimental drug treats the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis by blocking excess S1P action. The research also shows the promise of similar strategies to prevent rejection of transplanted organs and tissues without compromising essential immune defenses. The emerging v...

Identification of specific genes predicts which patients will respond to Hepatitis C treatment

...rsity of Toronto, who contributed to the study and treats many of the patients in the study. "We want to be able to give patients as much information as we can, so that they can make the best decisions about their treatment options." Tony Angelini, 42, was one of the patients in the study who responded to ...

A comprehensive response to HIV could prevent 10 million AIDS deaths in Africa by 2020

...sease that is difficult to stop.The drug Herceptin treats this kind of breast cancer by “plugging?these receptors with a monoclonal antibody, but this treatment“produces only a passive and transitory immune reaction,?Lachman said.“This vaccine, however, like many that treat microbial infections,appears to c...

Gene Vaccine Protects Mice Against Development Of Her2/neu Breast Cancer

...sease that is difficult to stop.The drug Herceptin treats this kind of breast cancer by “plugging?these receptors with a monoclonal antibody, but this treatment“produces only a passive and transitory immune reaction,?Lachman said.“This vaccine, however, like many that treat microbial infections,appears to c...

Recent breakthroughs in common adult leukemia highlighted in New England Journal of Medicine

...may be abandoned in many cases," said Dr. Rai, who treats many CLL patients. "New and upcoming discoveries made collectively by us and many other scientists around the world may alter the natural history of this currently incurable leukemia," he added. A decade ago, CLL was considered a uniform disease of ...

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