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Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology increases impact, international reach

FAIRFAX, Va.The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 's quality and influence has remained consistently high over the past five years, and the increase in its impact factor to 2.217 in 2008 ranks JVIR in the top half of 90 radiology, nuclear medicine and medical imaging journals, acco...

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: New patient radiation safety guidelines

FAIRFAX, Va."Society of Interventional Radiology 2009 Standards Division Guidelines" is the subject of a special supplement to the July issue of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology . SIRa national organization of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to...

Is vitamin D deficiency linked to Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia?

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 26, 2009 There are several risk factors for the development of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Based on an increasing number of studies linking these risk factors with Vitamin D deficiency, an article in the current issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's D...

Risk of vibration-induced vascular injuries linked to vibration frequency differences

Speaking on April 19 at the Experimental Biology 2009 meeting in New Orleans, Dr. Kristine Krajnak, a team leader in the Engineering and Control Technologies Branch of the Health Effects Laboratory Division of NIOSH in Morgantown, West Virginia, describes results from the first study to directly l...

Gene is likely cause of stroke-inducing vascular malformations

UCSF scientists have discovered that a gene controlling whether blood vessels differentiate into arteries or veins during embryonic development is linked to a vascular disorder in the brain that causes stroke. The UCSF studies were done in mice, and the new findings are the first to provide inf...

Compound that helps rice grow reduces nerve, vascular damage from diabetes

You may want to soak your brown rice. Researchers have found that a compound that helps rice seed grow, springs back into action when brown rice is placed in water overnight before cooking, significantly reducing the nerve and vascular damage that often result from diabetes. "You have to let...

Hypertension treatment effective in reversing vascular damage

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A hypertension medication called olmesartan medoxomil is effective in reversing the narrowing of the arteries that occurs in patients with high blood pressure, according to a new study. Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., one of the study's lead investigators and director of the Hyper...

Human vascular system in mice

The formation of new blood vessels, or angiogenesis, is an Achilles heel of tumor growth, because tumors depend on the supply of oxygen and nutrients for survival. Therefore, for some years now substances called angiogenesis inhibitors have been used in cancer treatment to suppress this process. I...

$13 million federal grant for research into vascular disease awarded to Weill Cornell

NEW YORK (Jan. 16, 2008) -- The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has awarded another $13 million grant to the Center of Vascular Biology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City for biomedical research into vascular disease -- specifically atherosclerosis and thrombosis, ...

Contribution of cholesterol transporter to vascular disease

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), a transporter of cholesterol, may also contribute to vascular diseases by a previously unidentified mechanism, according to a report published online this week in EMBO reports. The study reveals a link between native LDL (nLDL) and the vascular endothelial growth fac...

Gender, coupled with diabetes, affects vascular disease development

Austin, TX - Diabetes is associated with the development of vascular (blood vessel) disease. As we age, vascular disease becomes more common. It has been thought that females may be more susceptible to the earlier development of vascular disease, as vascular changes are observed in females long b...

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers develop 'off-the-shelf' vascular grafts

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine investigators have engineered artificial blood vessels from muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs) and a biodegradable polymer that exhibit extensive remodeling and remain free of blockages when grafted into rats. The results of their study, which is being pr...

Gene transfer using mutant form of good cholesterol cuts vascular plaque and inflammation

Transfer of a gene that produces a mutant form of good cholesterol provides significantly better anti-plaque and anti-inflammation benefits than therapy using the "normal" HDL gene, according to a mouse study conducted by cardiology researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and reported in the Oct...

Common allergy drug reduces obesity and diabetes in mice

...tal and Harvard Medical School, began to suspect such a connection when, in a previous study, he found mast cells present in a variety of inflammatory vascular diseases. Mast cells are immune cells that facilitate healing in wounded tissue, primarily by increasing blood flow to the site. However, in certa...

New drug may reduce heart attack damage

...in the high-impact cardiovascular journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and vascular Biology . "While this drug doesn't prevent the heart attack, it does red..." said lead investigator Professor Levon Khachigian, from UNSW's Centre for vascular Research. "It's a targeted therapy that can be used to complement other...

Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2

...ons, today announced that the Fujitsu PalmSecure vascular biometric authentication technology has been cer...luation Assurance Level 2. PalmSecure is the first vascular authentication solution to receive this certificat...gistered users' palm vein patterns. This advanced, vascular pattern recognition technology provides a highly r...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

...d a number of conditions involving the uterusmost often adverse health effects that may occur due to the presence of uterine fibroids. The Journal of vascular and Interventional Radiology "virtual" collection allows health care providers and the public to view the abstracts on current research on this topic...

Explosive growth of life on Earth fueled by early greening of planet

...requires that there was an explosive greening of Earth's land surfaces with pioneer vegetation several hundred million years prior to the evolution of vascular plants, but it explains how a massive increase in Earth's oxygen could happen, which has been long postulated as necessary for animals to evolve big t...

Axel Ullrich named winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

...d in regulating tumor angiogenesis, the growth of blood vessels in tumors. He discovered that inhibiting a key player in the signaling system (called vascular endothelial growth factor receptor or VEGFR) suppresses the generation of blood vessels in tumors and slows down cancer cell growth. Years later, a s...

Will IVF work for a particular patient? The answer may be found in her blood

...esis (the growth of new blood vessels), endothelin signalling (blood vessel constriction), inflammation, oxidative stress (damage to cell structures), vascular endothelial growth factor (signalling processes in blood vessel growth), and pyruvate metabolism (the supply of energy to cells). "All these processes...

Green tea may affect prostate cancer progression

...ntation with green tea's active compounds on serum biomarkers in patients with prostate cancer. The biomarkers include hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and prostate specific antigen (PSA). HGF and VEGF are good prognostic indicators of metastatic disease. The study ...

New supplement may help slow sight loss in elderly

...ng cause of blindness in the Western World, a five-year research programme has found. Professor Usha Chakravarthy, from Queen's Centre of Vision and vascular Science (CVVS), co-ordinated the study, which looked at nutritional supplements for patients with early age-related macular (AMD) degeneration and fou...

Major breakthrough in early detection and prevention of AMD

...vascularization (CNV) the invasive growth of new blood vessels in the thin vascular layer that provides nourishment and oxygen to the eye. Central vision loss ...expressed on the surface of CNV vessels in humans but is absent from normal vascular tissue. "CCR3 chemokine receptor is known to be a key player in the aller...

Brain-computer interface, developed at Brown, begins new clinical trial

... technology. Two Brown faculty members are leading the research: Donoghue and Dr. Leigh Hochberg, associate professor of engineering at Brown and a vascular and critical care neurologist at MGH, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Hochberg is also affiliated with Harvard Me...

New device detects heart disease using less than one drop of blood

...ibe how this device can measure and collect a type of cells needed to build vascular tissue, called endothelial progenitor cells, using only 200 microliters of ...asily than current techniques allow, bringing laboratory-created tissue for vascular bypass surgeries another step closer to reality. "This simple device is ...

DOE JGI releases expanded version of Phytozome.net

...genome evolution. Selaginella moellendorffii , a spikemoss with a compact genome that is helping to define an ancient core of genes common to all vascular plants. Phytozome also includes the completed sequences of rice, papaya, grape, Medicago (the genus which includes alfalfa as a member), Arabid...

Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS

...ibed for the most recent year of complete data. The majority of the 18,516 species described (named) in 2007 were invertebrate animals (75.6 percent), vascular plants (11.1 percent) and vertebrates (6.7 percent). This year's SOS report also includes data for prokaryotes (bacteria and Archaea) in addition to p...

New center at Georgia Tech aims to improve recovery of soldiers with severe injuries

...th male and female patients, and on complex tissues that consist of nerves, a blood supply and multiple cell types. "Since the processes of bone, vascular and neural formation are naturally linked during normal tissue development, growth and repair, our approach is to harness this knowledge by developing...

Scientists announce top 10 new species; issue SOS

...ibed for the most recent year of complete data. The majority of the 18,516 species described (named) in 2007 were invertebrate animals (75.6 percent), vascular plants (11.1 percent) and vertebrates (6.7 percent). This year's SOS report also includes data for prokaryotes (bacteria and Archaea) in addition to p...

Genetic factors may predict depression in heart disease patients

...sychiatric Genetics , the genes are related to the vascular system, suggesting that vascular health which includes the body's network of blood... involving endothelial dysfunction a hallmark for vascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis and platelet ag...

MCG researcher among first to receive NIH stimulus funding

..., professor in the Sections of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, and Dr. John Catravas, director of the MCG vascular Biology Center and senior associate dean for basic science research. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, cocaine is the ...

Interventional radiology: From sidelines to mainstream for patients

...ution in support of clinical patient management by vascular and interventional radiologists as an important re...ents." ACR, which "opposes any attempt to prohibit vascular and interventional radiologists from being granted...ation as radiologists," affirmed the importance of vascular and interventional radiologists "establishing phys...

New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new treatments

...teins by a glucose-derived molecule is a player in vascular problems associated with hypertension, stroke and ...es?" Dr. Tostes says. "If we know how this changes vascular function, we can understand some of the dysfunctio... animals to study the impact on blood pressure and vascular function. ...

Heart protein regulates blood vessel maintenance

...inhibits the genes necessary for the quiescence of vascular smooth muscle cells (vSMCs), which line blood vessels. vascular smooth muscle cells undergo a process in diseases ...l state of vSMCs, which is essential in regulating vascular motor function," says Hata. ...

Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases

... or mutation in this gene, we can do screening for vascular diseases, and if diagnosed with disease, they can ...opened the door to a new way of thinking about the vascular system, Milewicz said. "We need to look at the ...TA2 mutations. They were phenotyped for premature vascular diseases, defined as an age of onset less than 55 ...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

...r example, Dr. Lindner and collaborators have successfully stimulated the growth of new blood vessels using UMGD with microbubbles carrying a gene for vascular endothelial growth factor. This therapeutic use could be important for treating ischemia in patients who have had a heart attack, peripheral artery di...

Canadian biomedical engineering pioneer receives international award

...ped to make the use of life-saving devices such as prosthetic heart valves, vascular stents, vascular grafts, heart-assist devices, and heart-lung bypass systems almost commonpl...

Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone

...atible USB ultrasound probes for imaging the kidney, liver, bladder, and eyes, endocavity probes for prostate and uterine screenings and biopsies, and vascular probes for imaging veins and arteries for starting IVs and central lines. Both medicine and global computer use will never be the same. "You can...

Burnham researchers present at 100th AACR Meeting

...d. In addition to Dr. Reed, Burnham researchers presenting at the AACR meeting include: Lilach Agemy, Ph.D., who will present Nanoparticle-induced vascular Blockade in Prostate Cancer. Jason Garrison, Ph.D., who will discuss ARTS and Siah Collaborate in a Novel Pathway for XIAP Degradation Shi Ranxin, P...

Male impotence drugs may deserve a second look in women

...on provides an early, or at least visible, clue of vascular disease. vascular problems, that can result from diabetes, hypertens...d not seem to respond is because they did not have vascular problems that could have been circumvented by a dr...
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