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Bone from blood: Circulating cells form bone outside the normal skeleton, Penn study finds

PHILADELPHIA The accepted dogma has been that bone-forming cells, derived from the body's connective tissue, are the only cells able to form the skeleton. However, new research shows that specialized cells in the blood share a common origin with white blood cells derived from the bone marrow and t...

Leukemia cells evade immune system by mimicking normal cells, Stanford studies show

STANFORD, Calif. Human leukemia stem cells escape detection by co-opting a protective molecular badge used by normal blood stem cells to migrate safely within the body, according to a pair of studies by researchers at Stanford University Medical School. "We call it the 'Don't eat me signal,'" ...

Operation for aneurysm yields nearly normal longevity

Preventive operations are being used more and more often to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms. Even though the operation is now being offered to ever older and sicker patients, the long-term survival of those who have had the operation has improved over the last two decades. This is shown in a majo...

Underweight and extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight, study finds

(PORTLAND, Ore.)June 23, 2009Underweight people and those who are extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weightbut those who are overweight actually live longer than people of normal weight. Those are the findings of a new study published online in Obesity by researchers at Statistic...

Underweight and Extremely Obese Die Earlier Than People of Normal Weight, Study Finds

A little extra weight may protect people from early death PORTLAND, Ore., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Underweight people and those who are extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight - but those who are overweight actually live longer than people of normal weight. Those are the findi...

Overweight male teens with normal blood pressures showing signs of heart damage

AUGUSTA, Ga. Even while their blood pressures are still normal, overweight male teens may have elevated levels of a hormone known to increase pressures as well as early signs of heart damage, researchers say. Medical College of Georgia researchers looking at 126 healthy 15- to17-year-olds in h...

Testosterone Undecanoate Achieves and Maintains Normal Testosterone Levels in Hypogonadal Men With Five Injections Per Year, New Data Show

Long-term Data Presented at AUA Annual Meeting CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP ) today released new long-term clinical trial data in men with hypogonadism who were treated for 21 months with testosterone undecanoate (NEBIDO(R) -- 750 mg) inj...

For Atrial Fibrillation, Surveyed Experts Indicate That Multaq, Celivarone and ATI-2042 Have Advantages Over Propafenone in the Maintenance of Normal Sinus Rhythm

Multaq Will Earn Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard Status for Atrial Fibrillation in 2012, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and heal...

Brain damage found in cognitively normal people with Alzheimer's marker

March 10, 2009 -- Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have linked a potential indicator of Alzheimer's disease to brain damage in humans with no signs of mental impairment. Although their cognitive and neurological assessments were normal, study participants wit...

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center link blood sugar to normal cognitive aging

NEW YORK Maintaining blood sugar levels, even in the absence of disease, may be an important strategy for preserving cognitive health, suggests a study published by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The study appeared in the December issue of Annals of Neurology . Sen...

Molecular marker identifies normal stem cells as intestinal tumor source

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have answered a central question in cancer biology: whether normal stem cells can give rise to tumors. Stem cells are immature cells that can renew themselves and give rise to mature differentiated cells that compose the range of body tissues. In...

Future Looks Bright For Non-Invasive Diagnosis Of Skin Cancer; Study Shows Novel Light Device Detects Cancerous Lesions From Normal Tissue

Researchers report promising results for the viability of a portable, handheld device using a specialized light technique that may enhance the differential diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancers, inflamed scar tissue and normal skin in vivo. Recently published in "Lasers in Surgery and Medi...

Heart Failure Patients With Normal Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Don't Benefit From Treatment With Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker

Study highlights: -- The angiotensin system inhibitor irbesartan did not improve outcomes in heart failure patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. -- There is not evidence-based therapy for this common condition that predominantly affects women and old...

Statin Reduces Heart Attack, Stroke Rates in Patients With Normal Cholesterol but Elevated C-Reactive Protein

Study highlights: - In a randomized, double-blind study of 17,802 patients with LDL "bad" cholesterol < 130 and C-reactive protein (hsCRP) greater than or equal to 2, those given rosuvastatin over a media of 1.9 years had 31 heart attacks and 33 strokes compared to 68 and 64, respectively, i...

Breast Cancer Patients Experience a Faster Return to Normal Life

Radiation Therapy Treatment Takes Only Five Days ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A typical course of radiation therapy following breast cancer surgery involves 30 sessions over six weeks. But for certain women undergoing lumpectomy, Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (A...

Risk of colorectal cancer extremely low 5 years after a normal colonoscopy screening

OAK BROOK, Ill. September 22, 2008 A study appearing in the Sept. 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine shows that among individuals with no colorectal neoplasia (abnormal growths) on initial screening colonoscopy, the five-year risk of colorectal cancer is extremely low. The data p...

September 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Normal Weight Obesity, Regular Exercise and Cholesterol

Normal Weight Obesity: A Real Health Risk ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the September issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Repri...

Researchers Hunt Normal Cells That Give Rise to Cancer

Identifying these progenitors may provide context for tumor formation, new treatments MONDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Learning more about normal cells that give rise to cancer may hold the key to understanding and treating cancer, according to Duke University Medical Center rese...

Childhood brain tumor traced to normal stem cells gone bad

BOSTON--An aggressive childhood brain tumor known as medulloblastoma originates in normal brain "stem" cells that turn malignant when acted on by a known mutant, cancer-causing oncogene, say researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Re...

Cancer cells revert to normal at specific signal threshold, Stanford researchers find

STANFORD, Calif. - Cancer starts when key cellular signals run amok, driving uncontrolled cell growth. But scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine report that lowering levels of one cancer signal under a specific threshold reverses this process in mice, returning tumor cells to th...

MDS Inc. Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

TORONTO, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS, NYSE: MDZ), a leading provider of enabling products and services to the global life sciences markets, announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) accepted the Company's Notice of Intention to make a normal course issuer bi...

Weight gain within the normal range increases risk of chronic kidney disease

Washington, DC (Thursday, June 19, 2008) Healthy individuals who gain weight, even to a weight still considered normal, are at risk for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). T...

World's oldest woman had normal brain

Amsterdam, 9 June 2008 A 115-year-old woman who remained mentally alert throughout her life had an essentially normal brain, with little or no evidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the August issue of Neurobiology of Aging ( http://neurobiologyofaging.org/ ). The findings qu...

Special Treadmill Helps Stroke Patients Regain Normal Gait

Harness offers partial support as patients re-learn to walk THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A specialized treadmill can help stroke patients learn to walk correctly again, says a Baylor Health Care System study. More than 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and many...

Cancer stem cell marker also drives transcription in normal cells

New research links the recently discovered function of a multi-faceted transcriptional complex to control of gene expression in both normal cells and cancer stem cells. Two separate studies, published by Cell Press in the January 18th issue of Molecular Cell, provide insight into novel subunits as...

DRAXIS Announces Application for Normal Course Issuer Bid

MONTREAL, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - DRAXIS Health Inc, (TSX: DAX) (NASDAQ: DRAX ) has applied to the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB), subject to TSX approval, to buy back its common shares through the facilities of the TSX. The maximum number of...

Ashkenazi ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations live longer than those with normal gene

Alexandria, VAIsraeli investigators have found that Ashkenazi Jewish women with ovarian cancer who have mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes lived significantly longer than Ashkenazi Jewish ovarian cancer patients without these mutations. After up to nine years of follow-up, BRCA1/2 mutation carr...

Blind humans lacking rods and cones retain normal responses to non-visual effects of light

In addition to allowing us to see, the mammalian eye also detects light for a number of non-visual phenomena. A prime example of this is the timing of the sleep/wake cycle, which is synchronized by the effects of light on the circadian pacemaker in the hypothalamus. In a study published online...

New upper limit defined for normal ALT in adolescent males

A new cohort study of adolescent offenders in Australia has identified an upper limit for ALT that is more sensitive for the diagnosis of liver disease. The findings could facilitate targeted interventions for the youths in this group, who are at high risk for HCV infection and obesity-related liv...

Key Cleaning Solutions Products Utilized to Combat Community Acquired - MRSA (CA-MRSA) Are Succeeding In Killing Superbugs Where Normal Cleaning Practices and Products Are Not

New Website Launched to Provide Information and Product Acquisition SHOREVIEW, Minn., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of headlines of the recent tragedies caused by Community Acquired - MRSA (CA-MRSA) Superbugs, Key Cleaning Solutions, LLC, part of the Key Medical Group of Companies, ann...

How shyness and other normal human traits became sickness

What's wrong with being shy, and just when and how did bashfulness and other ordinary human behaviors in children and adults become psychiatric disorders treatable with powerful, potentially dangerous drugs, asks a Northwestern University scholar in a new book that already is creating waves in the...

Novadaq Resumes Normal Business Operations by Securing ICG for SPY

Akorn Receives Approval for Alternate ICG Manufacturing Site TORONTO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Novadaq(R) Technologies Inc. (TSX: NDQ), a developer of real-time medical imaging systems and image guided therapies for the operating room, today announced has received a sufficient sup...

Brain imaging reveals breakdown of normal emotional processing

WASHINGTON, DC, August 15, 2007 Brain imaging has revealed a breakdown in normal patterns of emotional processing that impairs the ability of people with clinical depression to suppress negative emotional states. Efforts by depressed patients to suppress their feelings when viewing emotionally ne...

Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal

CDC says production shortfalls that limited booster shots nearly over; Hib can cause bacterial meningitis THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- A children's vaccine that's been in short supply for 18 months is now being produced at levels that allow its traditional widespread use, off...

Doctors Puzzled Over Man's Normal Life With Unusually Tiny Brain

French doctors are puzzling over the case of 44-year-old civil servant who has led a quite normal life -- but with an extraordinarily tiny brain . In a case history published in next Saturday's Lancet, doctors led by Lionel Feuillet of the Hopital de la Timone in Marseille say the father-of...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

Tinnitus is understood as the perception of noise in the ears or inside the head although there is no external source of sound, without any vibratory cochlear activity taking place (which occurs when an external noise is produced). It is estimated that between 10 and 17% of the population has suff...

NIH Study Normal Brain Development in Children Across US

Children appear to approach adult levels of performance on many basic cognitive and motor skills by age 11 or 12, according to a new study coordinated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Study of Normal Brain Development is tracking brain an...

Ex-convicts Die Sooner Than the Normal People

Ex-prisoners are found to die quicker than the general public. This was revealed by a research conducted by Dr Ingrid Binswanger, in the state of Washington//. Among other reasons cited, drug overdose is said to be the primary cause. This is being followed by heart ailments, homicides, suicides...

Renegade RNA: Clues to Cancer and Normal Growth

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that a tiny piece of genetic code apparently goes where no bit of it has gone //before, and it gets there under its own internal code. MicroRNAs, already implicated in cancer and normal development, latch on to and gum up larger strands of RNA that ...

Pre-Marital Sex Is Normal Behavior In Americans

A research study finds that 95 percent of Americans have pre marital sex-sex before marriage and also that this is nothing new as American men //and women as far back as the 1940 were having premarital sex. Researchers are disappointed that spending hundreds of millions of dollars advising yo...
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