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Scientists Concerned Over Increasing Malfunction Of Heart Devices

Scientists in the US are worried over the increasing malfunction of heart devices, which they say were directly responsible for 61 deaths between 1990 and 2002. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released // a study at a meeting with physicians and heart-device manufacturers recently, which ...

American Wins Lawsuit Over Penile Implant Malfunction

An American has won more than $400,000 in a lawsuit over a malfunctioned penile implant that gave him a 10-year erection//. Charles 'Chick' Lennon, 68, of New York city, received the steel and plastic implant in 1996, about two years before Viagra entered the market, reported the online editi...

Unlocking the key to human fertility

..."Up until now, Doctors have struggled to understand idiopathic male infertility. Our latest research offers a plausible explanation for why some sperm malfunction or fail to function correctly." If the DNA carried by a sperm cell was unwound and stretched out, it would actually measure more than a metre in l...

Photos: Don't Let Them See You Sweat This Summer

...stress, emotion or exercise, but often occurs spontaneously. The precise mechanism that triggers the condition is unclear but appears to be related to malfunction in the sympathetic nervous system -- the part of the autonomic nervous system that regulates "involuntary" bodily functions (those we don't exert cons...

Stem Cells Used for 'Biological Pacemaker'

...ho have conduction problems with the electrical signals that govern the heart beat. However, that therapy has several shortcomings, including possible malfunction and the need for repeated replacement of the device's power packs and electrodes," study lead author Dr. Toshinao Takahashi, a research fellow at Chib...

C'elle(SM) Featured on ABC Action News in Tampa Bay

...echnological breakthrough or medical breakthrough that would render the Company's business of stem cell preservation obsolete; any material failure or malfunction in our storage facilities; any natural disaster such as a tornado, other disaster (fire) or act of terrorism that adversely affects stored specimens; ...

Ben-Gurion U. researchers identify how stressed fat tissue malfunctions

...d Metabolism ( J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2009; 94:2507-251) "Fat tissue in obesity is dysfunctional, yet, the processes that cause fat tissue to malfunction are poorly understood -- specifically, it is unknown how fat cells 'translate' stresses in obesity into dysfunction," said Dr. Assaf Rudich, senior le...

Researchers identify individuals at risk for developing colon cancer

...ts in glycosylation, the process for making mucus, can contribute to tumor development," said Dr. Markowitz. "Knowing how these glycosylation enzymes malfunction and contribute to tumor formation may give us another target that can be potentially used to prevent the development of colon and other cancers. Certa...

Sightseeing helicopter crashes in Hawaii decrease following FAA regulations

...ns were the most common precipitating factor throughout the study period, occurring at similar frequencies pre- and post- regulations. The most common malfunction was loss of power, most often caused by improper maintenance. Forty-six tourists and 9 pilots died in 16 fatal crashes during the 28-year study period...

Sleep Disorders Linked to Arrhythmias

...thing disorder -- was associated with irregular heartbeats involving the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles). Central sleep apnea -- caused by a malfunction in brain signals that control breathing muscles -- was more strongly associated with irregular heart rhythms in the heart's upper chambers (atria). ...

Finding Raises Hope for Treating ALS

...inherited defective gene is suspected in up to 20 percent of cases. Scientists thought it originated with malformed -- or "misfolded" -- proteins that malfunction and lead to the protein aggregates in the brain. The ALS Association says that about 30,000 Americans have the disease, which is often referred to...

ReStart DC Launches Life-Saving Public Access Defibrillation Program

...nch follows the second annual National CPR/AED Awareness Week. Each year, an estimated 325,000 American lives are claimed by SCA - an electrical malfunction of the heart that causes it to quiver rather than pump in a normal rhythm. SCA is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and can happ...

Menstrual Blood Stem Cells May Significantly Increase Yield of Cord Blood Stem Cells

...echnological breakthrough or medical breakthrough that would render the Company's business of stem cell preservation obsolete; any material failure or malfunction in our storage facilities; any natural disaster such as a tornado, other disaster (fire) or act of terrorism that adversely affects stored specimens; ...

New Planning Software From SunGard Availability Services Addresses Business Continuity Requirements of Hospitals

...t objectives," said Brian Turley, senior vice president and general manager, software, at SunGard Availability Services. "Even the shortest IT system malfunction jeopardizes key information, real-time delivery of the most sensitive services and quality of care. A minimal disruption can be too long for medical ...

Brain Cells Give New Clues to Alzheimer's

...itochondria break apart, the reaction damages synapses leading to nerve cell death. As brain synapses are vital for learning and memory, any damage or malfunction of these message-carrying connections can lead to Alzheimer's and dementia. Multimers had also been previously linked to Alzheimer's disease. "By i...

MicroRNA undermines tumor suppression

... While p53 functions to prevent tumor formation, the p53 gene is thought to malfunction in more than 50% of cancerous tumors. RELEVANCE: The study reports the f...While p53 functions to suppress tumor formation, the p53 gene is thought to malfunction in more than 50% of cancerous tumors. The study published online March ...

Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Reports Results for Fiscal 2008

...echnological breakthrough or medical breakthrough that would render the Company's business of stem cell preservation obsolete; any material failure or malfunction in our storage facilities; any natural disaster such as a tornado, other disaster (fire) or act of terrorism that adversely affects stored specimens; ...

Sacramento Breast Augmentation Surgeon Charles Perry, MD Discusses Silicone Implants on 2-Year Anniversary of FDA Approval

...When comparing the two – saline and silicone breast implants – Dr. Perry says saline implants require a smaller incision; and if they ever malfunction or leak, it’s easier to detect because the breast will take on a deflated appearance. Although leaks from a silicone implant are harder to notic...

UCSB scientists make headway in understanding Alzheimer's disease

...tudying BAG2 in mice. Kosik explained that we all have these proteins in our cells; however, they can go awry. Their levels can be off, or they may malfunction in another way. The same normal protein can begin to malfunction. "It may be that BAG2 is not doing its job right; it may be that BAG2 is overwhelm...

3SBio Inc. Files for SFDA Approval for TPIAO Label Extension for the Treatment of ITP

...latelet deficiency. The aim of this filing is to extend the label of TPIAO for use in the treatment of ITP. ITP is characterized by an immune system malfunction that perceives the body's platelets as foreign and destroys them, potentially resulting in dangerously low platelet counts. There are today approxima...

Late-breaking data to be presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

...y of Hematology in San Francisco, CA. Results from a study examining the ability of an investigational agent to improve endothelial dysfunction, a malfunction in the inner lining of blood vessels, in patients with sickle cell disease will be featured at a press conference on Saturday, December 6, at 9:30 a.m...

LSUHSC's England leads development of new testing guidelines for common nerve disorder

...olyneuropathy (multiple nerve involvement), the nerve fibers (individual cells that make up the nerve) most distant from the brain and the spinal cord malfunction first. Pain and other symptoms often appear symmetrically, for example, in both feet followed by a gradual progression up both legs. Next, the fingers...

Genetic breakdown in Fanconi anemia may have link to HPV-associated cancer

... CINCINNATI A genetic malfunction that causes DNA instability in people with the blood disorder Fanconi anemia may put them at high risk for squamous cell carcinomas linked to human pa...

Understanding donor-recipient genetics could decrease early kidney transplant complications

...their findings this week online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . DGF is a common (30 to 50 percent incidence), but severe, malfunction of the transplant requiring dialysis in the first week after implantation, and has been associated with an increased risk of allograft rejection. In 2...

Promoting the healing process after a heart attack

...from cardiac insufficiency. Since the risk of heart disease increases with age, the researchers will also be looking at how micro-RNAs affect cellular malfunction and degeneration during aging. Stefanie Dimmeler is the fourth research scientist at Frankfurt's Goethe University to have been selected by the Sci...

Researchers create first model for retina receptors

... eye, and in many cases cause blindness. In diabetes, the insulin receptors malfunction and scientists have yet to figure out why. "Our hope is to t...ntually stop it," Rajala said. "We still don't understand why the receptors malfunction or what their defense mechanism is. We needed a model to understand this pr...

A new light on the brains of people with borderline personality disorder

...'t get it. In fact, an interactive economic game played between two people in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) devices revealed a brain malfunction associated with the disorder, a serious but common mental illness that affects a person's perceptions of the world and other people, said researchers ...

Protein Thought to Promote Cancer Does Opposite

...l cancer. Previous animal studies have found that a gene called TCF7L2 is active in about 90 percent of colorectal cancers because of a biochemical malfunction in a gene. As a result, researchers suspected TCF7L2 triggered colorectal cancer in humans. New technology used by University of Texas Southwestern...

Protein thought to promote cancer instead functions as a tumor suppressor

... Approximately 90 percent of colorectal cancers are caused by a biochemical malfunction that arises from mutations in a gene that activates a gene called TCF7L2, D...specially engineered human cancer cells that glowed when the cancer-causing malfunction is activated. When an siRNA made a cell glow, the researchers were able to ...

SIDS Linked to Brain Chemical Dysfunction

... Improper regulation of serotonin triggered sudden death in mice, researchers report,, THURSDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- A malfunction in the regulation of the brain chemical serotonin may be at the root of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), new research suggests. Reporting in th...

New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes

... Out-of-control enzymes do damage in both conditions, study finds MONDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- A newly discovered molecular malfunction may explain the development of high blood pressure, diabetes and immune problems, researchers report. Rogue versions of enzymes known as proteases ...

Radio-Wave Devices May Play Havoc With Medical Equipment

... In lab setting, they caused some machines to turn off, others to malfunction TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Those magic little device...nsidered hazardous (for example, the turn-off of a mechanical ventilator or malfunction of external pacemakers), two as significant (an inaccurate blood pressure r...

Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiovascular Problems After Pregnancy

... Insulin resistance increases and arteries malfunction years later, researchers say TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Preeclampsia may change the way arteries respond to insulin, thereby inc...

The APCs of nerve cell function

...ells. Cholinergic synapses are essential for normal learning and memory, arousal, attention, and all autonomic (involuntary) nervous system functions. malfunction of cholinergic synapses is implicated in Alzheimer's disease, age-related hearing loss, autonomic neuropathies, and certain forms of epilepsy and schi...

Biogen Idec's baminercept alfa shows promise in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

...pending analysis of the results of Phase IIb studies. Rheumatoid Arthritis and the LT- Pathway In patients with RA, certain immune cells malfunction and attack the joints, causing painful and chronic inflammation as well as destruction of cartilage, tendons and bones. As in other autoimmune disease...

Nutrition 21 Launches Iceland Health(R) Advanced Memory Formula via Direct Response Channel

...Institute. September 1, 2007. (2) de la Monte SM, Wands JR. Review of insulin and insulin-like growth factor expression, signaling, and malfunction in the central nervous system : Relevance to Alzheimer's disease. J of Alzheimer's Disease 7 (2005) 45-61. (3) Rhein V, Eckert A. Eff...

Bunk beds pose dangers to kids and adults

...tional settings, such as college dormitories and the military. Older children were also found to be significantly more likely to be injured due to bed malfunction than younger children, perhaps due to their larger size and increased weight. Everyone wants to feel safe and secure while resting or sleeping, ye...

September launch for ESA's gravity mission GOCE

... A new launch date has been set for GOCE. The change of date is due to precautionary measures taken after the malfunction of an upper-stage section of a Russian Proton launcher. Now confirmed not to affect GOCE's Rockot launcher, the most advanced gravity mission to date ...

St. Jude finds 'dancing' hair cells are key to humans' acute hearing

...ndings will enable better understanding of how hearing loss can result from malfunction of this amplification machinery due to genetic mutation or overdose of drug...the effects on hearing. Those mice showed a hearing defect that indicated a malfunction of somatic motility. While the knockout experiments were strong evidence fo...

Different processes govern sight, light detection

...It seems that even if individuals have normal sight, they might be having a malfunction that is contributing to their inability to detect light, which can adversel... avoid very bright lights during the night, as exposure to them can cause a malfunction in your biological clock," he said. "The idea is to keep your internal rhyt...
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