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Early Detection of Artery Weakening Can Be a Life-Saver

Demetrios Spanos was shocked when his doctor discovered a potentially life-threatening weakening affecting his body’s largest blood vessel, the aorta, during a routine// physical// examination. He had had no symptoms, and was relieved to find out that the weak spot, called an aortic aneurysm, had b...

With a Broken Hip Comes Higher Risk for Dying

...ght men of that age. "I don't think that individuals are completely aware of the consequences of osteoporosis," Ioannidis said. "It causes not only weakening but also death." One of every six women over 50 will sustain a hip fracture, he said. All estimates in the study appear to apply to U.S. residen...

Endologix Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

...ny's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a balloon-like enlargement. Once AAA develops, it continues to enlarge and, if ...

Covance Reports Second Quarter Revenue of $466M and EPS of $0.66

... with the pending acquisition of Merck's genomics laboratory is included in backlog, but is excluded from adjusted net orders. "To reflect the weakening of the US dollar and a slightly lower tax rate, we are upwardly adjusting our 2009 revenue growth target to the mid- to upper-single digits and our ea...

IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results

... "We also benefited modestly, versus our last guidance in April, from the weakening of the U.S. dollar in relation to the currencies of our international marke...y $1.0 billion provided in April 2009, driven by currency benefits from the weakening of the U.S. Dollar relative to other major currencies since April. Organic ...

Majority of Public Maintains Support for Addressing Health Care Reform Now

...worse off if health care reform passed (from 12% to 23%). Specific proposals to cover the uninsured, while still supported by majorities, also show a weakening in support. For example, overall support for an employer mandate fell from 69 percent to 64 percent since last month and those who "strongly" favored...

Endologix Reports 42% Second Quarter 2009 Revenue Growth

...ny's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a balloon-like enlargement. Once AAA develops, it continues to enlarge and, if ...

Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

...mpany's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: further weakening of economic conditions that could adversely affect the level of demand for the Company's products; pricing pressures generally, including cost-contain...

New Option for Correcting Nearsightedness

...correction of myopia, but patients with high [severe] myopia or thin corneas face some restrictions in avoiding the risk of developing keratectasia [a weakening of the cornea]." Earlier reports found that implantable lenses made of a collagen copolymer were effective in correcting moderate to severe vision ...

Endologix to Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results on July 22, 2009

...ny's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a balloon-like enlargement. Once AAA develops, it continues to enlarge and, if ...
Weakening in Medical Technology

Three Studies Presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting Showed Response to Treatment with Campath(R) in Patients with High-Risk CLL

...sed appetite and weight loss. Bone marrow infiltration leads to a lack of healthy blood cells, thus leading to fatigue, susceptibility to bleeding and weakening of the immune system, exposing the patient to a higher risk of infection. About Cytogenetic Markers In some cases of CLL, at least one...

Video: Answer to Curing a Failing Heart May Exist in Body's Own 'Do-It-Yourself' Repair Kit

...hat are severely damaged, usually due to a heart attack. Unlike other tissues in the body, the human heart does not have the ability to repair itself, weakening the heart muscle's ability to function as it did before the heart attack. Without treatment, the heart may grow weaker, eventually resulting in an irr...

NIH Funds New Wellstone Research Center for Muscular Dystrophy at Boston Biomedical Research Institute

...ncies and pharmaceutical/biomedical companies to study the causes and potential treatments for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), a muscle weakening and disabling disease that affects, at the least, one in 20,000 individuals worldwide. The award will create the first Senator Wellstone Muscular Dyst...

First U.S. Patient to Receive New Heart-Assist Device Doing Well After Surgery at University of Michigan

...or durability, which might make it useful as a destination therapy that could remove the need for a heart transplant." Shannon, whose heart has been weakening for nearly 20 years after a heart attack and clogged arteries damaged part of his heart muscle, is one of 5.3 million Americans with heart failure. ...

Video: The Arizona Heart Institute Announces the Largest Worldwide Experience with Endoluminal Grafting to Treat Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Related Pathologies

...acic aorta expands or bulges like a balloon, it is called a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). TAAs are often caused by atherosclerosis, or hardening and weakening of the arteries. An aortic dissection, which is often associated with high blood pressure, occurs when blood flow forces apart and weakens the aortic ...

Pilot Phase 3 Results of NovaCardia's KW-3902 for Acute Congestive Heart Failure Presented at Late-Breaking Session of Heart Failure Congress 2007

...ving renal function. About Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a widespread and debilitating disease most often caused by a weakening or stiffening of the heart muscle, which leads to a progressive loss in the heart's ability to pump blood effectively throughout the body. There are n...
Weakening in Medical Definition

Medicine

...tes , and Avicenna / Ibn Sina , all of whose theories were in time almost totally discredited. Such new attitudes were also only made possible by the weakening of the Roman Catholic church's power in society, especially in the Republic of Venice . Evidence-based medicine is a recent movement to establish...
Weakening in Medical Dictionary

Varicose Veins

...urces Varicose Veins Definition Varicose veins are dilated, tortuous, Varicose veins are abnormal, dilated blood vessels caused by a weakening in the vessel wall. ... Who gets varicose veins ? Almost 50 percent of women between ... varicose veins ... POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS AND RIS...

Varicose Vein

...rs symptoms, causes, treatment and self-care of this circulatory condition. Varicose veins are abnormal, dilated blood vessels caused by a weakening in the vessel wall. ... Who gets varicose veins ? Almost 50 percent of women between ... Print All Page ... Heart & Vascular Diseases: Var...

Rickets

...ies. The predominant cause is a vitamin D deficiency,... Softening or weakening of the bones also known as osteomalacia in children and caused by Vitamin...nsive overview covers causes, risk factors, treatment, prevention of bone weakening in children. ... Rickets can also be caused by conditions ... Ricket...

Ischemic cardiomyopathy

... oxygen to ... Cardiomyopathy means disease of the heart muscle. As it damages the muscle ... Ischemic cardiomyopathy is the loss or weakening of heart muscle tissue caused ... INTRODUCTION The term ischemic cardiomyopathy is currently applied to patients ... A standardized defi...

Inoculation

...d ... City fathers in Boston immediately outlawed the use of inoculation . ... Some writers against inoculation suggested that the practice was weakening human ... Sigma-Aldrich Online Catalog Product List: Inoculation ... Greiner® PS inoculating loop size 1 μL, white. Z617946 ... Nunc® inocula...

Femoral hernia

...A femoral hernia is a protrusion of a loop of the intestine through a weakening ... In a femoral hernia , a bulge is usually present in the upper part o...emoral hernia is the sticking out of a part of the intestine through a weakening in the ... A femoral hernia may become stuck (incarcerated) and ... ...

Femoral

...or Femoral Sciatic Blocks is: ... Femoral hernia - Overview, A femoral hernia is the sticking out of a part of the intestine through a weakening in the abdominal wall near the thigh. Detailed information on slipped capital femoral epiphysis, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and trea...

Ectropion

... is usually caused by the aging process and the weakening of the ... appointment with your health care provi... is usually caused by the aging process and the weakening of the ... appointment with your health care provi... is usually caused by the aging process and the weakening of the connective tissue... health care provider i...

Diarrhea

...oms, the role of ... We're working to reduce childhood deaths from acute diarrhea and decrease its long-term effects: retardation of growth, weakening of the immune system, and poor ... Most diarrhea illnesses are more of a nuisance than a medical problem and clear ... The main concern with ...

Clavicle

...er separation is an injury to the ligaments that hold the collarbone ( clavicle ) to the shoulder blade (scapula) that results in a disruption or weakening of ... This article describes a minimally invasive technique used for the treatment of distal clavicle fractures. The technique uses a dou...
Weakening in Biological News

Hatchery fish may hurt efforts to sustain wild salmon runs

...al of sustaining wild runs, along with problems caused by dams, loss or degradation of habitat, pollution, overfishing and other causes. Aside from weakening the wild gene pool, the release of captive-bred fish also raises the risk of introducing diseases and increasing competition for limited resources, th...

A new mouse model provides insight into genetic neurological disorders

...Marie-Tooth (CMT) and hereditary motor neuropathy (HMN). In CMT and HMN, neurons that signal and maintain muscle cells become defective, which causes weakening and loss of muscle that is significant enough in some cases to lead to death. The symptoms become progressively worse over time and no effective treat...

Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide

... Melting glaciers, weakening monsoon rains, less mountain snowpack and other effects of a warmer climate will lead to significant disruptions in the supply of water to highly popu...

Preclinical work shows how one gene causes severe mental retardation

...Ben Philpot, Ph.D., a University of North Carolina professor in Cell and Molecular Physiology and co-senior author of the study. "By strengthening and weakening appropriate connections between brain cells, a process termed synaptic plasticity, we are able to constantly learn and adapt to an ever-changing envir...

An end to fear

...ional treatments. Whereas the traditional cognitive behavioural therapies frequently focus on the creation of new memories, this method focuses on the weakening of the existing emotional memory. In 2007, Merel Kindt received a Vici grant from NWO for her innovative research. This study was carried out by M...

February 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...ent for extant thermophilic ("heat-loving") organisms on Mars. Mantle weakening and strain localization: Implications for the long-term strength of the con...inental mantle. Therefore, in response to the grain boundary slidinginduced weakening in mantle shear zones, the long-term deformation of such a ductile localizi...

In India: A search for more effective tuberculosis drugs

...in India that stops tuberculosis in its tracks. In a test tube, the molecule hits four of the bacterium's crucial metabolic pathways at the same time, weakening and ultimately destroying the pathogen. The problem is that Gokhale's compound will not work in humans. Not willing to set aside seven years of work...

Sedimentary records link Himalayan erosion rates and monsoon intensity through time

...iversity. The pattern in the core suggests a steady increase in East Asian monsoon intensity from 23 to 10 million years ago, followed by a steady weakening until about 4 million years ago. "After that, the intensity began to increase once more," said Hodges. "The implication is that either the develop...

Dry spells spelled trouble in ancient China

...t may have been the last straw for some of them: a weakening of the summer Asian Monsoons. Such weakening accompanied the fall of three dynasties and now co...er, around 1960, a sign that the late 20th century weakening of the monsoon and drying in northwestern China wa...

LIAI launches new division to look at novel approaches to heart disease and inflammation

... the immune system is also an important participant in plaque formation and weakening of the artery wall. As such, it offers a whole new therapeutic avenue for ...e artery wall, the macrophages take on a destructive role, exacerbating the weakening of the artery wall caused by plaque formation. "The macrophages switch on ...
Weakening in Biological Technology

Biotech Drops on Weaker First Quarter Drug Sales, But Broader Markets Remain on a Roll

...imates. Celgene beat lowered first-quarter earnings expectations on weak sales of its cancer drugs but blamed its first-quarter financial shortfall on weakening demand for its cancer drugs, including Revlimid, due to the global recession. "It is not just biotech that is feeling the pain of the economic d...

Neogen Reports Record Third Quarter

... short-term and long-term growth opportunities." "Neogen Europe's outstanding third-quarter sales performance was almost totally nullified by the weakening British currency," said Richard Current, Neogen's chief financial officer. "If you take out the effect of this conversion, and a similar but not as dr...

Mylan Reports Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.26 for the Quarter Ended Dec. 31, 2008, and Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.80 for the Year Ended Dec. 31, 2008

...ame prior year period, a decrease of $26.9 million. This decrease is driven by the effects of foreign currency translation, primarily reflecting the weakening of the Euro versus the U.S. dollar, as revenues in local currencies were higher in the current year. Strong year-over-year growth was experienced in ...

Physicians in Europe Rate Novartis #1 on Service Delivery, While Merck Earns Top Honors in the US

...he average TRI*M(TM) score -- a measure of relationship strength -- fell from 78 to 75. Although 75 is still a good score, the downward trend shows a weakening of the traditional bond between doctors and their reps. Relationship scores also fell in Germany, though they still remain at healthy levels. Scores...

AIM Pharmakon (API) Announced a New Proprietary Premium-Quality Natural Concentrated Liquid Calcium and Mineral Supplement Now Available Direct to Consumers

...h dairy consumption. Proteins in dairy calcium sources aid in elevating the blood's acidic value. That leads to leaching of calcium from bones thereby weakening the bones. A high protein diet alarmingly aggravates the reduction in bone density. Additionally, lactose intolerance can limit the options of getting...

Arizona Heart Institute First to Implant Powerlink XL in Phoenix, Arizona Since FDA Approval

...m aneurysm in a patient having an aortic neck diameter of 30 mm. AAA is a weakening in the wall of the abdominal aorta which results in a balloon-like enlargem...h. About AAA AAAs are often caused by atherosclerosis, or hardening and weakening of the arteries. Left untreated, AAAs can burst or rupture, leading to seve...

Varian, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results

...d to relocating the manufacturing activities described above, the continued weakening of the U.S. dollar, which was favorable to revenue but unfavorable to opera...rease in operating profit margins was primarily the result of the continued weakening of the U.S. dollar. Outlook "We remain pleased with the continuing cust...

Genmab Announces 2008 First Quarter Results

...eflects a combination of positive yield from our portfolios of marketable securities and unrealized foreign exchange losses derived from the continued weakening of the USD against the DKK in the first quarter of 2008. A net loss of DKK 210 million (approx. USD 45 million) compared to a net loss of DKK 77 mil...

Newsweek International Editions: Highlights And Exclusives, May 19, 2008

...d bolster farming. http://www.newsweek.com/id/136360 Rich But Hungry. London Reporter William Underhill reports that cost-conscious consumers in weakening economies are well aware of the doubling of the cost of wheat that makes their bread sometimes 30 percent more expensive. In the 15-nation euro zone, ...

IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results

...s demonstrated the robustness of our diversified, global business model. We continued to generate strong revenue growth across our portfolio despite a weakening economy in the U.S.," said Jonathan W. Ayers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our 17% revenue growth in the Companion Animal Group was driven b...
Weakening in Biological Definition

Long-term potentiation

...place in one or both cells such that A's efficiency, as one of the cells firing B, is increased. Similarly, memories may be forgotten through the weakening or loss of connections. For example, a man might be startled by the sound of a car alarm outside. Sensory cells in the ear record the sound and send i...

Louis Pasteur

...e generic name of vaccines , to honour Jenner's discovery. Pasteur produced the first vaccine for rabies by growing the virus in rabbits and then weakening it by drying the affected nerve tissue. This vaccine was first used on 9-year old Joseph Meister on July 6 , 1885 after the boy was badly mauled ...

Marfan syndrome

...ed shoulders, and dislocation of the optic lens. Nearsightedness or myopia is a common condition associated with Marfan syndrome. In addition, the weakening of connective tissue often causes detachment of the retina and/or cornea . Treatment The heart conditions related to Marfan syndrome may not...

Stem cell

...lves in order to become able to pump harder. However, because of the decreased blood flow this attempt is futile and results in even more muscle cells weakening and dying. Researchers at Columbia-Presbyterian found that injecting bone-marrow stem cells, a form of adult stem cells, into mice which had had hea...
Weakening in Biological Dictionary

Trans-splicing

...g the trans - splicing reaction, each of the mRNAs acquires the spliced ... Spinal muscular atrophy, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes the weakening of muscles, is the leading cause of ... While trans - splicing (a form of ... Destruction of U2, U4, or U6 small nuclear RNA blocks Trans spli...

Femur

... like other long bones, is divisible into a body and two extremities. ... Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head (AVN-FH) refers to a progressive weakening of the knobby head of the thigh bone ( femur ), resulting in eventual collapse of the ... Femur information including symptoms, causes, diseases,...
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