Transplant drug stimulates immune memory
Rapamycin, a drug given to transplant recipients to suppress their immune systems, has a paradoxical effect on cells responsible for immune memory, scientists at the Emory Vaccine Center have discovered.
In experiments conducted in both mice and monkeys, rapamycin can stimulate the formation of...
Study finds pay for performance stimulates changes in medical practice
A large group of California physicians given financial incentives to improve the quality of medical care have begun to embrace an array of changes important to advancing quality, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today.
Measures adopted by medical groups include speeding up adoption ...
Penn vet researchers identify a critical growth factor that stimulates sperm stem cells to thrive
PHILADELPHIA - Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Pennsylvania State University have identified for the first time a specific "niche factor" in the mouse testes called colony stimulating factor 1, Csf1, that has a direct effect on sperm stem cell self-r...
Prostate Cancer Stimulates Nerve Growth
And this phenomenon is tied to more aggressive disease, researchers say
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer can promote the growth of new nerves that are associated with more aggressive tumors, U.S. researchers report.
It's been shown that prostate cancer follows t...
Social Network For Affordable Health Care Supporters Stimulates A New Level of Interactivity and Dialogue
Free to join, AffordableHealthInsurance.NET is a unique online community for people who support affordable health insurance options for American families and businesses.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 10, 2008 -- While politicians dispense their health care ideas at par...
Social Network for Affordable Health Care Supporters Stimulates a New Level of Interactivity and Dialogue
Free to join, AffordableHealthInsurance.NET is a unique online community
for people who support affordable health insurance options for American families and businesses.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- While politicians dispense
their health care ideas at party...
War Stimulates Research Blitz in Prosthetics Industry
Soldiers losing limbs to enemy bombs are not new but today there is a growing industry catering to these soldiers who need artificial limbs .
Minnesota National Guard Sgt. Darrell "J.R." Salzman has learned to tie delicate trout flies with his mangled left hand and the shiny metal hook that...
Exercise Stimulates Production of New Brain Cells
A new study by a researcher at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has found that exercise stimulates
the production of new brain cells .
The finding also helps explain just how exercise keeps depression at bay.
Previous research had shown that exercise has similar effect to antidepressa...
Enriching Environment Stimulates Neurons: Hope For Fragile X Syndrome
A new finding by a team of researchers, led by Huibert Mansvelder reveals that a stimulating environment can restore the malfunctioning neuronal machinery of Fragile X syndrome . The findings have been published in the May 24, 2007 issue of the journal Neuron, published by Cell Press.
Breast Cancer Vaccine Stimulates Potent Immune Response to Cancer Cells
Mayo Clinic researchers have designed a new strategy in the promising field of cancer vaccine research that’s proven to be successful in boosting T cells -- the immune builders akin to a super defense// force against cancer cells. Scientists say their strategy may prove to be more successful than m...
Caffeine: Stimulates Sexual Behaviour in Females
A research conducted by Fay Guarraci, an assistance professor of psychology at south-western university and a graduate student revealed that moderate doses // of caffeine has a greater effect on the sexual behaviour of female rats.
This study is one of the kinds and is among the first to dete...
Artificial Light Stimulates Breast Cancer Growth In Mice: Study
Researchers at the Bassett Research Institute of the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York and The Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa have found that the growth of breast cancer in laboratory mice was // stimulated by the nighttime exposure to artificial light. The stu...
Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells
According to researchers at the University of Texas, an enzyme has been found, that instigates the growth and maturation of stem cells lurking in bone marrow, causing the stem cells to step up production and replace lost blood and immune system cells.//
It is possible the enzyme may also spur ...
Attractive Male Not Only Attracts but Stimulates
A recent study finds that the presence of attractive males stimulates
the females to mature// early.
Scientists from the Universities of Exeter and Glasgow discovered that some females become sexually mature more quickly if they see attractive males.
The researchers studied a captive ...
Scientists Learn How Cancer Drugs Cause Hypertension
"Anti-angiogenesis drugs like Avastin, Sutent or Nexavar inhibit an important substance called vascular endothelial growth factor [VEGF] that stimulates
the creation of new vessels that support malignant growth," senior study author Dr. Thomas Coffman, a professor of medicine, cell biology and immunolo...
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment
...expect to introduce additional treatment advances in the future."
FIRMAGON provides fast, long-term suppression of testosterone, a hormone that stimulates
prostate cancer growth.(1-3) Phase III pivotal studies showed that FIRMAGON is as effective as leuprolide (Lupron Depot(R))* in reducing and sustaini...
U.S. Debut: Holistic Health And Beauty From The Rainforest - New Book Reveals Closely Guarded Malaysian Health and Beauty Secrets Introducing the World to Time-Honored Tradition of Ramuan
...; Relaxing Face Mask with Tongkat Ali nourishes and conditions; Malaysian Coffee Scrub leaves skin feeling silky smooth; and Coconut Body Polish stimulates
circulation for a lasting glow.
The products will be distributed nationally and available through GNC (except topical products), natural pr...
Oakland Port Commission Seeks Resolution to Allow Local Officials Real Power to Clean Up Diesel Truck Pollution; Improve Security, Safety
...at our nation's ports. The Coalition is working to make the Port trucking system more efficient, reduce air pollution, improve the quality of jobs and stimulates
greater economic opportunities for residents living in surrounding port communities. To ensure a level playing field, the Coalition is organizing in c...
Fate Therapeutics to Present Data on Stimulation of Osteogenic Activity Using Small Molecule Modulators of Wnt Pathway
...luding non-union fracture, spinal fusion or osteoporosis.
The Company's poster entitled, "A small molecule activator of the canonical Wnt pathway stimulates
differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells to an osteoblast phenotype," will be presented by Scott Thies, Ph.D., senior director of stem cell biology a...
Skinovative(R) Announces a Safe Non-Surgical Liposuction Alternative With the Launch of Zerona(TM) Laser.
...fat, the new Zerona(TM) laser produces a low-level, or 'cold', output that has no thermal effect on the body's tissue. Instead, the non-invasive laser stimulates
a biological reaction in the fat cells causing them to liquefy and discharge their contents. The excess fat is then processed by the lymphatic system ...
Nationwide Heat Wave Finally Gives Way To Cooling Trend
Metromint doesn't just taste fresh, it feels fresh. Real mint stimulates
the brain to open the senses and send cooling sensations throughout the body. Unlike other beverages, the mint in Metromint stimulates
the senses, soothes the stomach and restores the mind. More importantly, i...
Holistic Skin Contouring Treatment Now Offered by Renowned Surgeon - 'The Results Are Simply Amazing'
...s Ordon. "There is little to no downtime with this procedure, and the results are simply amazing."
Thermage heats the deepest layers of skin and stimulates
new collagen, while tightening existing collagen. Most importantly, thermage is FDA approved and a safe alternative to more invasive treatments.
Assessment of Bone Growth Stimulator Is Mixed
...ten in spinal fusions, but experts worry about costs and complications,,
TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively new agent that stimulates
the creation of new bone as part of spinal fusion surgery is being increasingly used in the United States, although costs and some complication rates ...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings reviews deep brain stimulation to treat psychiatric diseases
...iety, according to the review.
Unlike electroshock therapy (ECT), which stimulates
the entire brain, DBS stimulates
specific parts of the brain. DBS is thought to be functionally equivalent t...
Video: New Online Film Introduces Longevinex Advantage(TM) -- The First Resveratrol-Based Dietary Supplement to Address Both Cellular and Connective Tissue Aging
...The film identifies ingredients in Longevinex Advantage(TM), in particularly hyaluronan, a natural water-holding, nerve and joint cushioning molecule, stimulates
cells called fibroblasts to resume youthful production of hyaluronan.
The pure form of hyaluronan used in Longevinex Advantage(TM) has been shown...
New York City Chiropractor Announces New State-Of-The-Art Facility, Website
...0 non-surgical spinal decompression creates a negative pressure inside the disc, which draws in bulging or herniated disc material, like suction. This stimulates
the body to undergo a process known as "fibroblast activity," producing fresh new tissues and cells. These new cells attach themselves to th...
Potent metastasis inhibitor identified
... colonies. These mice lived at least 30 percent longer than mice not receiving prosaposin.
Watnick and colleagues also demonstrated that prosaposin stimulates
activity of the well-known tumor suppressor p53 in the connective tissue (stroma) surrounding the tumor. This in turn stimulated production of thrombo...
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Accelerates Healing of Joint Injuries, Osteoarthritis Pain
...akes less than 15 minutes and increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors over 500%.
When PRP is injected into the damaged area it stimulates
the tendon or ligament causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As a result new cells develop with restored blood flow and tissue ...
Appetite-stimulating hormone is first potential medical treatment for frailty in older women
...tion, according to a study presented today by Penn Medicine researchers at ENDO, The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting. Ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates
appetite, was administered to older women diagnosed with frailty, a common geriatric syndrome characterized by unintentional weight loss, weakness, ex...
UNC scientists identify growth factor as possible cancer drug target
...e target for inhibiting angiogenesis which would then "starve" the tumor of its blood supply, thus destroying the cancer.
"The discovery that SFRP2 stimulates
angiogenesis and is present in blood vessels of a wide variety of tumors provides us with a new target for drug design," said Nancy Klauber-DeMore, M....
Breast-feeding OK for Most Moms with MS
...indings can be repeated -- is that it's probably a factor that's common to pregnancy and lactation," Langer-Gould said.
Prolactin, a hormone that stimulates
the production of breast milk and suppresses ovulation could be such a factor, suggested Patricia A. O'Looney, vice president of biomedical research a...
New Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Trial
...ion of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a hormone produced by the body that stimulates
insulin production. Several members of the GLP-1 family are in clinical tri... who wrote an editorial that accompanied the September study.
"First, it stimulates
insulin production," Madsbad explained. "Then it also promotes glucagon rel...
Body Shaping Gets the Spotlight with Industry Experts and Celebrity Guest to Showcase SmoothShapes(R) and SmoothLipo(TM) Systems at THE Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas
...earance of cellulite all but disappear."
The SmoothShapes system is based on Eleme Medical's proprietary Photomology(R) platform - a process that stimulates
the restoration of healthy cell activity. The system addresses both the physical manifestations of cellulite and its underlying causes providing longe...
New Non-Surgical Laser Treatment Helps Patients Live Pain Free
During low level laser therapy, light energy from hand-held lasers penetrates deep into the muscles, joints, bones, and tendons. This laser light stimulates
a biochemical reaction that helps to repair damaged tissue and promote healing. LLLT provides faster results, as well as a high rate of patient satisf...
Action of ghrelin hormone increases appetite and favors accumulation of abdominal fat
... This release is available in Spanish .
The ghrelin hormone not only stimulates
the brain giving rise to an increase in appetite, but also favours the accumulation of lipids in visceral fatty tissue, located in the abdominal zone ...
Study Shows NeuroStar TMS Therapy(R) Improved Key Elements of Cognition in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder
...is a non-systemic (does not circulate in the bloodstream throughout the body) and non-invasive (does not involve surgery) form of neuromodulation. It stimulates
nerve cells in an area of the brain that is linked to depression, by delivering highly focused MRI-strength magnetic field pulses. The treatment is ty...
New Report Shows Record Number of Medicines Currently in Development to Treat Diabetes
...edicine that that addresses the underlying cause of type 2 diabetes by modulating genes responsible for insulin sensitization.
A medicine that stimulates
the release of insulin only when glucose levels become too high and by suppressing appetite in patients with type 2 diabetes.
New Report Released in North Carolina Shows Record Number of Medicines in Development to Treat Diabetes
... A medicine that addresses the underlying cause of type 2 diabetes by modulating genes responsible for insulin sensitization.
A medicine that stimulates
the release of insulin only when glucose levels become too high and by suppressing appetite in patients with type 2 diabetes.
New Longevinex Advantage(R) Designed for Americans Who Want to Live Longer and Look Younger
...ound healing, thick hair and extra-flexible joints - the visible signs of youthfulness.
A unique source of pure oral hyaluronan is provided which stimulates
fibroblast cells in the body to produce more hyaluronan, along with molecules like resveratrol, quercetin, anthocyanins, catechin and ferulic acid (al...
Research says older people need more sun
... Spending more time in the sunshine could help older people to reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.
Exposure to sunlight stimulates
vitamin D in the skin and older people are more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency due to the natural aging process and changes in lifestyle.