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Test helps in fight against lung infections and for treating other life-threatening infections

...added. The patient responded to the treatment, was discharged and is still symptom free after more than one year. In another case, a patient was on a lung ...d. The lung transplant was conducted successfully and the patient has been symptom free for more than two years. ...

Your brain on -- and off -- caffeine

...al headaches. Acute caffeine abstinence also produced changes in EEG (increased theta rhythm) that has previously been linked to the common withdrawal symptom of fatigue. Consistent with this, volunteers reported increases in measures of "tired," "fatigue," "sluggish" and "weary." Overall, these findings pro...

ChemoBrain: How cancer therapies can affect your mind

...wn as "chemobrain." This cognitively dysfunctional symptom ranges from fatigue and memory loss to serious lea... movement to treat cognitive dysfunction as a real symptom with real potential solutions. "We will learn more... a gospel for those suffering with this widespread symptom as well as for caring family members. About...

New potential therapeutic target discovered for genetic disorder -- Barth syndrome

...n the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , shows the benefits of targeted intervention with an iPLA2-VIA inhibitor that prevents a major symptom of the disease- cardiolipin deficiency. "Our research has established a causal role of cardiolipin deficiency in the pathogenesis of Barth syndrom...

Scientists identify human monoclonal antibodies effective against bird and seasonal flu viruses

...aminidase inhibitor oseltamivir (Tamiflu ), is the primary treatment method, but has limited effectiveness if administered more than 24-48 hours after symptom onset. ...

Scientists identify human monoclonal antibodies effective against bird, seasonal flu viruses

...raminidase inhibitor oseltamivir (Tamiflu), is the primary treatment method, but has limited effectiveness if administered more than 24-48 hours after symptom onset. ...

Parkinson's Disease Foundation awards $300,000 in bridge funding for innovative research projects

...erve whether they are effective in improving gastrointestinal motility in Parkinson's. Despite the frequency and debilitating nature of this nonmotor symptom for people living with Parkinson's, there are no drugs designed specifically to address it. Dr. Lee, along with John Q. Trojanowski, M.D., Ph.D., ...

When acute hepatitis develops into chronic hepatitis

...which hepatitis B is very common. A differentiation is made with the development of the disease between acute and chronic hepatitis B. The most common symptom of an acute infection is jaundice. In 5% of the infections, the disease becomes chronic, that is to say, the viruses remain in the liver. If left untr...

Tiny details in three dimensions

...s of the three human pathogenic species that cause Lyme borreliosis that occur in Europe and cause varying symptoms. While in North America, the major symptom is joint inflammation, in Europe, the skin or nervous system may also be affected. With the aid of cryo-tomographic microscopy, they have successfully...

Cell 'anchors' required to prevent muscular dystrophy

... protein. They found newborn mice missing ankB had splayed shoulder bones, which stuck out of the animals' backs like wings, rather than lying flat, a symptom of a muscular problem. "I went back to my pediatric textbook and saw images of people with a form of muscular dystrophy who had splayed shoulder bo...

Interaction between gene variants may alter brain function in schizophrenia

...y led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is giving what may be the first look at how interactions between genes underlie a key symptom of schizophrenia, impaired working memory. Functional imaging studies reveal how a combination of common variants in two genes is associated with red...

Stanford researchers: Global warming is killing frogs and salamanders in Yellowstone Park

...." The problem is not going to go away, McMenamin said. "It's extremely depressing and there aren't any evident solutions that come to mind. It's a symptom of a much, much larger problem." ...

Masks, hand washing, prevent spread of flu-like symptoms by up to 50 percent

...e illness symptoms, defined as cough with at least one other characteristic symptom such as fever, chills or body aches, Monto said. From the third week on... subjects, knowledge of the intervention may have influenced influenza-like symptom reporting and therefore the results of this study should be interpreted wit...

Iron-moving malfunction may underlie neurodegenerative diseases, aging

...he findings are scheduled to be published online Sept. 14 in the journal Nature . An interest in iron transport led Xu to investigate ML4, another symptom of which is iron-deficiency anemia. Perhaps, he and his collaborators reasoned, impaired iron transport could explain both the anemia and the other pr...

UCR graduate student discovers, names bacterium linked to psyllid yellows

...ops in western North America during 2001 and 2004, respectively. "One symptom of an infected tomato or potato plant with this bacterium is yellowing of t...een known to cause yellowing of tomato and potato leaves. The cause of this symptom has been a mystery for over a century." Hansen's discovery has the poten...

NYU Langone Medical Center's tip sheet to the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008

...ibodies against the prion protein in the mouth and blood system, preventing access of the infectious prions to the brain. The inoculated mice remained symptom free for 400 days after exposure to infectious prion, while their brains were free from the disease causing protein. The finding has the potential to ...

Video released of rapid Alzheimer's improvement after new immune-based treatment

...nfirmed the clinical, cognitive, and behavioral improvement noted". Disruption of language function, such as the ability to find words, is a common symptom in advancing Alzheimer's disease, and this BMC Neurology article is one of the first to suggest the possibility of a new therapeutic approach that may...

Gaining ground on sickle cell disease

...eading to better treatment approaches in the future. The gene variants influence blood levels of fetal hemoglobin (HbF), which are known to affect symptom severity in sickle cell diseasewith some patients experiencing frequent, severe pain crises and organ damage, while others are scarcely aware of their...

'Cross fire' from the brain makes patients tremble

... A typical symptom of Parkinson's disease is tremor in patients. A group of scientists, including Professor Peter Tass from Forschungszentrum Jlich have succeeded in dem...

CAPHOSOL relieves oral mucositis and improves quality-of-life in cancer patients

...cores as measured by the percentages of patients indicating Grade 0 (no adverse effects or within normal limits), Grade 1 (mild) or Grade 2 (moderate) symptom severity. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) clinical rating for OM (oral mucositis assessed during a clinical evaluation) of Grade 0 was evident...

Cell-based therapy shows promise in patients with Parkinson's disease

...to cost $23 billion a year in direct and indirect costs and lost productivity. Despite therapeutic advancements, oral medications provide insufficient symptom control after the disease has progressed and new approaches are needed. ...

How and where fat is stored predicts disease risk better than weight

...be published in a future issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . It is among the first to suggest that weight gain is an early symptom of pre-metabolic syndrome, rather than a direct cause. Obesity delays the onset of metabolic syndrome, but it doesnt prevent it, said Dr. Unger, w...

NHLBI issues first US von Willebrand Disease clinical practice guidelines

...od. As a result, children with type 3 VWD are usually diagnosed during their first year of life. Since heavy menstrual bleeding is the most common symptom of VWD in women, the guidelines suggest that a full gynecological exam be performed before diagnosis of VWD is made. In addition, the guidelines addre...

Arsenic contamination lacks one-size-fits-all remedy

...ditions. "There is different geochemistry in different [areas]," Gotkowitz says. "That makes it a harder nut to crack. ... People might have a similar symptom - arsenic in their water - but there are different solutions because the geologic environment is quite different." In Wisconsin, groundwater arseni...

Cystic fibrosis proteins photographed interacting

...of water and salt. When this happens, a sticky mucus usually forms inside the airways which can lead to chronic lung infections, the most dangerous symptom of CF. Other symptoms involve digestive problems. With the discovery of the CF gene in 1989, many scientists began searching for ways to repair the...

Tamiflu effective for treatment and prevention of influenza in children 1 year and older

...on in children one year and older, particularly if given within 24 hours of symptom onset, according to new data presented at the World Society for Pediatric I...ours of onset1. New data presented showed that if taken within 24 hours of symptom onset the influenza severity was halved (52%) and illness duration reduced...

Misconceptions about Alzheimer's varies among races, survey suggests

... Health. Understanding racial and ethnic influences on knowledge and beliefs about Alzheimer's is critical to communicating risk reduction strategies, symptom recognition, diagnosis and illness management, the paper said. There were more similarities in patterns of response among the racial groups than ex...

First all-African GM crop is resistant to maize streak virus

...ts one of these transgenic maize plants, it displays a significant delay in symptom development, a decrease in symptom severity and higher survival rates than non-transgenic plants. The next ...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...ith will provide results comparable to FIV. Beyond the current study, Kyrkanides’ work has contributed to the emerging theory that pain is not a symptom of osteoarthritis, but is instead part of the disease. According to this new paradigm, pain is composed of nerve messages that over time cause permane...

Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women

...y thought possible," Dr. Tempany 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 of life improvement than those treated with the original...

Cancer patients monitor fatigue in real time

... lead researcher of the study, or to average their symptom experiences. "Their mood may affect their rec... first symptoms of cancer, and the longest-lasting symptom following cancer in both children and adults, Hack...eople who are having problems breathing -- another symptom of some cancers -- may also experience fatigue." ...

Anthrax paralyzes immune cells with lethal toxin, UF research shows

... The disease causes flu-like symptoms that can take weeks to develop, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But once the first symptom appears, the disease progresses rapidly and patients often die from shock before they realize they have more than a common cold. The current method of...

Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

...at a blood clot temporarily blocks a major artery of the heart, then dissolves before being detected during coronary angiography. The most common symptom of broken heart syndrome was chest pain, in 70 percent of patients, followed by shortness of breath in 33 percent. All patients had ECG changes sugges...

Anxiety disorders surprisingly common yet often untreated

...mon than previously thought, in patients who were visiting a physician for a physical problem or illness. "Anxiety often manifests as a physical symptom like pain, fatigue, or inability to sleep, so it is not surprising that one out of five patients who come to a doctor’s office with a physical compla...

Health Canada approves cold and flu medicine

...s ?drugs or natural health products ?that Health Canada has approved for daily use as a preventative medicine. 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 approvi...

NASA satellite data helps assess the health of Florida's coral reef

...rs recorded the number and species of coral and the extent of bleaching -- corals turn white when tiny algae that live inside them die. Bleaching is a symptom of coral stress, which can be caused by high water temperatures, other environmental stresses, or disease. The project was part of the Florida Reef Re...

Studies look at how genes affect antipsychotic drug response

...Bishop, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, is examining the effects of one gene, catechol-o-methyltransferase, on brain activity, cognition and symptom response to the drug. The study is being done in adults who are experiencing their first episode of schizophrenia who are treated with risperidone...

Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses

... months to see if polyps and their resulting symptoms returned. Ten in the surgery group had their polyps return within six months, while 12 remained symptom free. The Hopkins team took samples during surgery of the mucous membrane lining the nose, and using real-time polymerase chain reaction tests, an...

Stroke symptoms common among general population

... As many as 18 percent of adults who have no history of stroke report having had at least one symptom of stroke, according to results of a large national study published in the October 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives ...

Squid-inspired design could mean better handling of underwater vehicles

...cles, but Mohseni said he and his collaborators wanted to improve the watercrafts' actual maneuvering capabilities. "We didn't want to treat the symptom alone," he said. "We made it our goal to resolve a widespread problem." Mohseni created his new generators after studying the formation of vorte...
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