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This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Medical Research category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Medical Research: News & Information Publications

2018-04-17 : Tungsten: Concern Over Possible Health Risk by Human Exposure to Tungsten : New findings could add doubt over the once-universal assumption that tungsten poses little or no health risk to the general human population.

2018-04-05 : Cancer Genome Atlas: Identifying Genetic Roots of Cancer : Scientists have completed genetic sequencing and analyses of over 11,000 tumors from patients, spanning 33 types of cancer - part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project.

2018-02-15 : Metabolomics - Promising Tool for Advancing in Treatment Personalization of Oncological Patients : Metabolomics studies have been successfully applied to get a better understanding of many diseases, including a number of neoplastic processes.

2017-12-20 : Effects of Genetic Engineering : Scientists involved in the field of genetic research have been moving toward the goal of being able to change DNA.

2017-12-09 : Majority in Favor of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Screening : Recent research indicates most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

2017-11-20 : New Approach to Studying Chromosomes' Centers May Reveal Link to Down Syndrome and More : PCR-based approach to a frontier of the human genome could speed discovery in chromosome-based diseases and birth defects.

2017-11-07 : Drinking Glasses Can Contain Potentially Harmful Levels of Lead and Cadmium : Research reveals enamelled drinking glasses and popular merchandise can contain potentially toxic levels of lead and cadmium.

2017-07-10 : Brain Training and Brain Games Have No Effect On Decision Making or Cognitive Function : Study reveals commercial brain training with Lumosity have no effect on decision-making, and no effect on cognitive function beyond practice effects on the training tasks.

2017-06-08 : Hope for Patients with Friedreich's Ataxia and Related Diseases - Neurodegenerative Disease Mechanism and Potential Drug Identified : UCD researchers report on new studies of progressive, neurodegenerative diseases linked to defects in cells mitochondria and hope for developing a new biomarker and drug for treating such diseases.

2017-04-27 : Left-handed? Slender Face Identified as Marker for Left-Handedness : Study reveals people with a slender lower face are about 25% more likely to be left-handed.

2017-04-03 : Paralyzed Man Moves Legs Using Electrical Stimulation of Spinal Cord : Electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and physical therapy help man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions.

2017-03-16 : Unexpected Link Between Cancer and Autism : Researchers from Turku Centre for Biotechnology have discovered an unexpected link between cancer and autism.

2017-02-15 : Potential New Causes for TMAU - A Fishy Smelling Body Odor Disorder : Study provides new insight into causes of trimethylaminura, a genetically transmitted metabolic disorder that leads to accumulation of a chemical that smells like rotting fish.

2016-12-20 : Gene Discovery Helps Children with Dystonia and Movement Disorder Walk Again : Researchers discover new genetic cause for dystonia, a movement disorder, enabling treatment with Deep Brain Stimulation which has been so successful that children have been able to walk again.

2016-11-09 : Brain Scans of Children with Tourette's Provides Clues : Researchers identify areas in the brains of children with Tourette's syndrome that appear markedly different from same areas in other children.

2016-08-25 : Focused Ultrasound for Treatment of Essential Tremor Proves Safe and Effective : Researchers exploring focused ultrasound for conditions ranging from breast tumors to Parkinson's Disease.

2016-06-10 : WellSpringboard - Crowdfunding Next Medical Breakthroughs : WellSpringboard is a crowdfunding medical research platform from The University of Michigan Health System.

2016-06-06 : Everyone Wants to Help the Ill - But Not the Unemployed : Research reveals why healthcare costs are running out of control, while costs to unemployment protection are kept in line.

2016-05-05 : Candida Yeast Infection and Mental Illness Link : Study reveals yeast infection linked to mental illness and Candida infections also more common among those with memory loss.

2016-04-07 : Course of Human Evolution Could Change With Gene Editing Technology : New gene-editing technology could eliminate some inherited diseases but also change the course of human evolution.

2016-03-24 : Social Media - Study of Patient Experience Sharing : Research shows social media beneficial for sharing and building upon patient experiences.

2016-03-14 : Genetic Cause of Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) Identified : Researchers identify new mutation responsible for Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), a degenerative and ultimately fatal movement disorder.

2016-03-09 : Short or Overweight? Socioeconomic Factors Link : Research reveals being a shorter man or overweight woman leads to lower chances in life - including lower income.

2016-02-26 : Brain Waves May Spread by Electrical Fields : Discovery could lead to possible new targets to investigate brain waves associated with memory and epilepsy and better understand healthy physiology.

2016-01-29 : MicroRNA: A General Overview : MicroRNA comprise a novel class of small, non-coding endogenous RNAs that regulate gene expression.

2016-01-24 : Hope for Huntington's Disease Patients : Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Researchers Identify Promising Molecule for Treatment of Huntington's Disease.

2015-11-24 : Gene Editing - A Future Disease Cure? : Gene Editing has potential to help with diseases like cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia, and diseases where a single gene is broken.

2015-10-16 : New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy & Melanoma - Apple : Apple announces new ResearchKit, enabling new studies on autism, epilepsy and melanoma for medical research.

2015-10-14 : Schistosomiasis Japonica: Skin Hyperthermia Treatment : Using hyperthermia to prevent and treat schistosomiasis as a result of its heat sensitivity.

2015-09-21 : DNA Sequencing for Urinary Tract Infection Treatment : Urinary tract infections (UTIs) could be treated quickly and efficiently using DNA sequencing device.

2015-09-02 : Detecting Klinefelter Syndrome Disorder in Boys : Klinefelter syndrome is the most common disorder of the male sex chromosomes, yet is rarely diagnosed in children.

2015-08-26 : Epigenetic Inheritance: Facts and General Information : General facts and information regarding Epigenetic inheritance, the transmission of information from a cell or multicellular organism to its descendants without that information being encoded in the nucleotide sequence of genes.

2015-07-31 : Predicting if Children with DiGeorge Syndrome will Develop Autism or Psychosis : Genetic differences between people with chromosomal deletion, 22q11.2, or DiGeorge syndrome, who have autism and those with psychosis.

2015-07-20 : The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) : Information regarding The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), a non-profit biotech that focuses on ALS research.

2015-07-13 : Can You Hear Inaudible Sound Such as Wind Turbines : EMRP project asks if wind farms are harmful to humans, experts examine hearing in lower limit range of audible frequency range (infrasound), and upper limit range (ultrasound).

2015-03-30 : Google Maps for the Human Body at Cellular Level : Using Google algorithms to zoom in and out from the whole joint down to cellular level as you would with Google Maps.

2015-03-27 : The Personal Genome Project at Harvard : Information regarding the Harvard Personal Genome Project, the founding project in the PGP network.

2015-02-26 : Growing Muscle from Cells to Produce a Graft : Scientists grow leg muscle starting from engineered cells cultured in a dish to produce a graft for implanting.

2015-01-10 : Synthetic Triheptanoin Oil May Help Huntington's Disease : Study reveals a synthetic triglyceride oil called triheptanoin may provide hope for people with Huntingtons disease.

2014-12-04 : Tobacco Smoke Toxins Could Increase SCI Pain and Worsen MS : Neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury.

2014-11-24 : Converting Skin Cells into Sensory Neurons that Detect Body Sensations : Method to convert human skin cells into specialized neurons that detect pain, itch, touch and other bodily sensations.

2014-11-23 : New Approach for Treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) : The research paves a way for improving the efficacy of an already ALS approved drug, if the findings hold true in human clinical trials.

2014-10-28 : Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Combination Therapy for Ewing Sarcoma : Researchers have identified a promising new triple-drug combination therapy that exploits DNA repair problem in Ewing sarcoma tumors.

2014-10-27 : Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a Protein Aggregation Disease : Researchers at Cornell University uncover new insight into underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

2014-10-11 : Over 400 Genes Linked to Height Determination : Largest genome-wide association study to date roughly doubles the number of known gene regions influencing human height to more than 400.

2014-06-13 : Study Finds Copper Compound May Help Lou Gehrig's Disease Patients : Researchers find copper compound may form basis for therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrigs disease.

2014-06-13 : Daily Tomato Pill Improves Blood Vessels in Cardiovascular Disease Patients : A daily supplement of an extract found in tomatoes may improve the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease.

2014-04-30 : New Delhi Metallo-Beta Lactamase (NDM-1) a SuperBug : Information regarding NDM-1 an enzyme that renders bacteria resistant to several antibiotics. A sign that a person is infected with bacteria carrying NDM-1 is failure of antibiotic treatments.

2014-04-23 : Bariatric Surgery Linked to Major Health Benefits : Bariatric surgery has positive effects not only on weight loss but also on diabetes and heart disease.

2014-04-17 : Mutant Protein in Muscle Linked to Kennedy's Disease or Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy : New study indicate mutant protein levels in muscle cells, not motor neurons, fundamentally involved in SBMA, suggesting an alternative and promising new avenue of treatment.

2014-04-17 : Using Google Glass During Medical Surgery : Published study investigates tested applicability of Google Glass in daily pediatric surgical practice.

2014-03-23 : Neural Prosthetics - New Hope for Medically Disabled : Information on research into neural prosthetic devices that surgeons can implant in brain tissue to compensate for disabilities to the human nervous system.

2013-12-31 : How Emotions are Mapped in the Human Body : Researchers find most common emotions trigger strong bodily sensations and the bodily maps of these sensations were topographically different for different emotions.

2013-12-22 : How LASIK Eye Surgery Came About from a Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner : Interesting information on the discovery of LASIK Eye Surgery involving a turkey bone.

2013-06-16 : Advances in Genetic Sequencing Diagnose Paralympic Hopeful's Rare Condition : Tom Staniford has an extremely rare condition where he is unable to store fat under his skin yet has type 2 diabetes and suffered hearing loss as a child.

2013-03-06 : Executioner Protein Provides New Options for Stroke ALS and SCI : Latest findings show that oxidation results in a much more targeted attack to specific parts of the cell.

2013-02-24 : Omalizumab - Highly Effective in Treating Severe Hives and Itch : Commonly used asthma drug is highly effective in treating teens and adults chronically afflicted with hives and severe itchy rash.

2013-02-23 : New Antivirals Block Progression of Flu Virus : Researchers have discovered a new antiviral that targets the host rather than viruses which could prevent viruses from acquiring drug resistance.

2012-11-22 : Sunken Chest Syndrome - Non-surgical Treatment : Using a vacuum bell to treat pectus excavatum a common congenital deformity of the chest wall caused by overgrowth of cartilage in the ribs and sternum.

2012-07-30 : Huntington's Disease Research Receives $19M from Stem Cell Agency : California stem cell agency approves grant proposal for researchers at UC Davis Health System toward FDA approved cellular therapy for HD patients.

2012-05-12 : How Our Hearing Sense Works - New Pieces of Puzzle Found : Researchers have gained important new insights into how our sense of hearing works when cells turn that hair movement into brain electrical signals.

2011-12-22 : Promising New Treatment Direction for Fabry Disease : Promising new treatment for a rare childhood metabolic disorder known as Fabry disease.

2011-08-07 : Lyme Disease Research - More Aggressive Treatments : Standard treatment following a tick bite is 2 weeks of antibiotics however longer more aggressive treatment with antibiotics can help prevent Lyme disease.

2011-07-20 : Controlling Movements with Light : We are now going to use this method to find out exactly what goes wrong in the nerve cells in movement disorders such as ataxias.

2011-07-19 : Chloroquine May Lead to Treatment for Arthritis, MS, Cancer, and Other Diseases : Chloroquine represses inflammation which may provide new strategies for treating inflammation and autoimmune diseases such as arthritis multiple sclerosis and certain cancers.

2011-06-23 : Myelofibrosis - New Potential Treatment : New study sheds light on possible new approach to treat the bone marrow disease known as myelofibrosis by inhibiting an enzyme that connects extracellular fibers.

2011-06-11 : Spinal Muscular Atrophy - New Approaches : New findings reveal loss of the SMA gene makes nerve fibers from the spinal cord unable to navigate toward and form synapses with the muscles they are meant to control.

2011-06-02 : Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease Research Shows Promise : Medical researchers may have uncovered a novel approach to treat Huntingtons disease an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease.

2011-04-19 : Discovery May Block ALS Disease Process : Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center research discovery may block ALS disease process.

2011-03-03 : Advances in Genetic Studies of Fanconi Anemia : Fanconi anaemia is a rare hereditary disease which mainly affects the bone marrow and causes it to produce less blood cells.

2011-01-31 : Converting Skin Cells to Beating Heart Cells : Converting adult skin cells directly into beating heart cells without the process of generating embryonic-like stem cells.

2010-11-29 : Discovery May Offer Cure for Human Papillomavirus : Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the name for a group of viruses that includes more than 100 types.

2010-10-18 : Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases is Feasible : Disability caused by a group of chronic infectious diseases found in very poor populations can now be substantially reduced according to a new report by WHO.

2010-10-10 : Why People Who are Deaf Have Enhanced Vision : Persons who are deaf or blind often report enhanced abilities in their remaining senses.

2010-10-10 : Physicians Unfamiliar with Chagas Disease Survey Shows : Survey reveals Chagas disease information among obstetricians and gynecologists severely limited and highlights need for increased awareness.

2010-09-30 : Genes that Influence Human Height : Combination of large number of genes in an individual helps to determine a persons stature.

2010-09-10 : World's First Transcontinental Anesthesia : Researchers and anesthesiologists will ultimately apply drugs intravenously which are then controlled remotely through an automated system.

2010-09-08 : Leap Forward in Early Detection for Alzheimer's and Cancer : The work could pave the way for new tools to detect early stages of Alzheimers and cancer at the molecular level.

2010-08-27 : Vaccine Has Cut Child Cases of Bacterial Pneumonia : Children admitted to hospitals with bacterial pneumonia decreased by a fifth following introduction of a vaccine.

2010-08-16 : Scientists Unlock the Secrets of Fused Chromosomes by Making a Human Model : People with dicentric chromosomes can continue to function in a way that does not threaten their overall health.

2010-07-12 : Chagas Disease and Dogs : Chagas disease begins as an acute infection that can subside on its own.

2010-07-08 : Surgery Linked to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease : Possibility of transmission of the sporadic form of CJD through general surgery.

2010-01-21 : Non-Stick Cookware and Carpet Coating Linked to Thyroid Disease : People with higher concentrations of PFOA in their blood have higher rates of thyroid disease.

2010-01-15 : Too much Television Wastes Lives and Causes Premature Death : High correlation between cardiovascular disease and the amount of time spent sitting watching television.

2010-01-11 : Ongoing Human Evolution Could Explain Rise in Certain Medical Disorders : Pressures of human evolution could explain rise of disorders such as autism autoimmune diseases and reproductive cancers.

2009-12-24 : Regenerating the Nerves - Combat Injuries : Treating wounded service men and women a new medical emphasis known as regenerative medicine.

2009-12-04 : New Therapy Targets for Amyloid Disease : Major step forward in our understanding of amyloid fibrils which play a role in such a large number of diseases.

2009-09-27 : Microchip Detects Type and Severity of Cancer : Nano-materials microchip determines type and severity of cancer so it can be detected earlier for effective treatment.

2009-09-24 : Obesity Causes Over 124,000 New Cancers a Year in Europe : The number of new cases of obesity-related esophageal cancer was particularly high in the UK relative to the rest of Europe.

2009-09-18 : Using Magnetism to Turn Drugs On and Off : Combining magnetism with nanotechnology to turn drugs on and off in the human body.

2009-09-15 : Lasers Promise Better Artificial Joints and Arterial Stents : Researchers are developing technologies that use lasers to create arterial stents and longer-lasting medical implants.

2009-09-14 : Artificial Intelligence Helps Diagnose Cardiac Infections : Software designed to mimic the human brain may help diagnose cardiac infections without invasive exam.

2009-09-09 : Study Rejects Cancer Fear of Most Common Heartburn Treatments : Fears about the cancer causing effects of heartburn drugs put to rest after largest ever study.

2009-09-09 : Lead in Bone Associated with Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease : Bone lead associated with higher risk of death particularly from cardiovascular disease.

2009-07-30 : Red Wine Health Benefits : Mystery unraveled that has perplexed scientists since red wine was first discovered to have health benefits.

2009-07-07 : Stressing Out Paying Bills Causes Weight Gain : Relationship between weight gain and stress in difficulty paying bills strained family relationships depression or anxiety disorder.

2009-07-01 : Mayo Clinic Proceedings Reviews Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Psychiatric Diseases : Therapeutic trials investigate effectiveness of deep brain stimulation in depression obsessive compulsive disorder and Tourettes syndrome.

2009-06-09 : Risk of Transmission of Huntington's Disease to Children : Researchers quantified probability of male who carries high normal variant of Huntingtons Disease gene having a child who develops the disease.

2009-05-31 : Obesity and Diabetes Double Risk of Heart Failure : The twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes will continue to fuel an explosion in heart failure.

2009-04-17 : Caffeine Beneficial for Males with Lou Gehrig's Disease : Study investigates role of dietary intervention for ALS focused on an antioxidant popular in diets worldwide coffee.

2009-04-14 : Vaccine for E. coli Diarrheal Diseases Discovered : Vaccine discovered for a strain of E. coli that kills 2 million to 3 million children each year in the developing world.

2009-04-14 : Rare Eye Retinal Disorder Treatment Success : Patients with a rare blinding eye disease saw their vision improve after treatment with drugs to suppress their immune systems.

2009-04-08 : Hospital Infections - Research may Lead to New Non-antibiotic Drugs : Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the most serious hospital infections or pathogens a common cause of lung infections.

2009-04-05 : Mayo Clinic and IBM Host Medical Language Initiative : Biomedical informatics researchers at Mayo Clinic and IBM launched a Web site for the newly founded Open Health Natural Language Processing Consortium.

2009-04-03 : 1,000 Kidney Transplant Milestone by Arizona Mayo Clinic : Approximately 55 percent of Mayo Clinic 1000 kidney transplants come from living donors.

2009-04-02 : Waking up During Surgery Prevention : Consciousness during general anaesthesia is an extremely distressing condition leading to post-operative psychological trauma.

2009-03-27 : Point Genetic Disease Develops in Humans : The process of RNA splicing is vital to human cell development and survival.

2009-03-23 : Redefining DNA: Darwin from the Atom Up : Producing a self-sustaining molecule capable of Darwinian evolution and reproduction.

2009-03-22 : Garden Pea Fights High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease : Proteins found in a pea show promise as natural food additive or new dietary supplement for fighting high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease.

2009-03-19 : New TB Test Will Cut Diagnosis Time : On-site test to quickly diagnose tuberculosis TB and expose deadly drug-resistant strains that mingle undetected with treatable TB strains.

2009-03-19 : Shellfish and Inkjet Printers May Hold Key to Faster Healing : Traditionally, there have been two ways to join tissue together in the wake of a surgery sutures and synthetic adhesives.

2009-03-18 : Spinal Taps Carry Higher Risks for Infants and Elderly : An X-ray-guided spinal tap procedure fails more than half of the time in young infants and should be used sparingly.

2009-03-13 : Potential Pathway for Drug Intervention : Molecular pathways that direct stem cells to produce glial cells yields insights into neurobiology of Downs syndrome and central nervous system disorders.

2009-03-04 : Biomarkers Detected for Chikungunya fever : Three specific biomarkers provide an accurate indication of the severity of Chikungunya fever CHIKF which is emerging as a threat in South-East Asia.

2009-02-27 : Drug Improves Mobility For Some Multiple Sclerosis Patients : Experimental drug fampridine 4-aminopyridine improves walking ability in some individuals with multiple sclerosis MS.

2009-02-26 : Arthritis Hinders Vital Physical Activity for Adults with Heart Disease : Arthritis affects more than half of adults with heart disease and appears to be a substantial barrier to utilizing physical activity to help manage their condition.

2009-02-26 : Dark Cells of Eye Retina Imaged for the First Time : A layer of dark cells in the eye retina has been imaged in a living retina for the first time.

2009-02-23 : When Parents Seek Siblings of their Donor Conceived Children : Parents who conceived children with help of sperm or egg donors and try to find donors and other children conceived with the donors help often end up creating new forms of extended families.

2009-02-20 : Researchers See Brain Memory : Using functional magnetic resonance imaging researchers can see information people are holding in memory based on patterns of activity in the brain.

2009-02-17 : NASA Study Predicted Rift Valley Fever Outbreak : An early warning system successfully predicted the 2006-2007 outbreak of the deadly Rift Valley fever in northeast Africa.

2009-02-12 : New Drug may Prevent Colon Cancer : Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found a drug being tested to treat a range of human cancers significantly inhibited colon cancer.

2009-02-05 : Angiogenesis Poor Survival in patients with Ovarian Cancer : Increased angiogenesis and vascular endothelial growth factor expression associated with poor survival in women with sex cord-stromal ovarian tumors.

2009-02-05 : Climate Change and Disease Spread : Climate change concerns raised about spread of arboviruses or disease viruses carried by arthropods mosquitoes midges and ticks.

2009-02-01 : Vaccines and Autism No Correlation : New epidemiological and biological studies refute the claim of a link between vaccines and autism.

2009-01-31 : Treating Neurodegenerative Diseases Drug Combination is Key : Combining the benefits of multiple drugs in a single pill may hold the key to treating neurodegenerative diseases.

2009-01-29 : Rheumatoid Arthritis - New Treatment Possible : Findings provide new insight into the pathogenic mechanism of RA and emphasize the importance of PIGF and flt-1 as potential candidates for Rheumatoid Arthritis therapy.

2009-01-28 : Omega 3 oils Ease Menopause Depression Symptoms : Omega 3 oils ease psychological distress and depressive symptoms often suffered by menopausal and perimenopausal women.

2009-01-28 : Spinal Fluid Proteins Can Show Lou Gehrig's Disease : High levels of certain proteins in the spinal fluid could signal the onset of Lou Gehrigs disease.

2009-01-28 : I Feel Your Pain: Neural Mechanisms of Empathy : Study uses brain imaging technique to see if possible to share pain observed in others provides insight into brain mechanisms involved in empathy.

2009-01-28 : Acupuncture Pain Relieving Effects Limited : The pain relieving effects of acupuncture compared with placebo are small and seem to lack clinical relevance.

2009-01-26 : Rasagiline Hope for Parkinson's Patients : The drug Rasagiline slows the progression of Parkinsons disease a brain condition that robs peoples ability to move and function.

2009-01-26 : Immune System has Ability to Learn : Half of the immune system has a hidden talent finding will help scientists understand the human immune system.

2009-01-22 : New Way to Stop Autoimmune Diseases and Transplant Rejection : New finding opens up a new way to stop autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection in patients.

2009-01-21 : Dynamical Theory and 4-D Colorimetric Reveals Function of Living Brain : Researchers propose a theoretical model of the brains coordination dynamics and apply a novel 4D colorimetric method to human neuro-physiological data collected in the laboratory.

2009-01-21 : Impaired Kidney Function Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Elderly : Elderly people with damaged kidneys are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease heart failure and stroke.

2009-01-18 : Antibiotic Resistant Disease ESBL Killing People : Health officials watch with apprehension as the antibiotic resistant bacteria ESBL continues to kill both people and pigs in Denmark.

2009-01-17 : Researchers Assess the State of Stroke Telemedicine : Stroke telemedicine is a lifesaving practice developed nationally and internationally as a reliable means of aiding patients.

2009-01-15 : Slow Bone Healing in Seniors - New Research : Researchers have unraveled details of how aging causes broken bones to heal slowly in seniors.

2009-01-15 : Abnormal DNA Repair Genes may Predict Risk of Pancreatic Cancer : Abnormalities in genes that repair DNA replication may help identify people at high risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

2009-01-14 : Traumatic Brain Injury Severity Reduced with Contraceptive Pill : Individuals with a traumatic brain injury see severity reduced by progesterone a contraceptive pills for women.

2009-01-14 : Liver Disease Marked by Cell Stress : Researchers make link between onset of cell stress and the development of liver disease in humans.

2009-01-14 : New Drug Holds Promise of Normal Diet for Sufferers of Phenylketonuria : New drug being developed at McGill University is offering Phenylketonuria sufferers hope of being able to eat normal protein rich diet.

2009-01-14 : Surgery Provides Good Outcome for Gastrointestinal Cancers : Research published in Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds gastrointestinal cancer survival rate of nearly 80 percent.

2009-01-14 : Researchers Identify Protein Trigger of Breast Cancer : New protein trigger in the progression of breast cancer discovered by Canadian researchers at Universite de Montreal and University of Alberta.

2009-01-13 : Treadmill Exercise Improves Endurance for Patients with PAD : Patients with peripheral arterial disease who participated in treadmill exercise improved walking endurance and quality of life.

2009-01-12 : Epidurals and Spinal Anesthetics Safer than Previously Reported : Study into the major complications of epidurals and spinal anesthetics concludes previous studies over estimated the risks of severe complications.

2009-01-12 : Tiny Capsules May Provide Drug Delivery that Targets Diseased Cells : A tiny particle syringe composed of polymer layers and nanoparticles may provide drug delivery that targets diseased cells.

2009-01-11 : Mustard Gas Studies on U.S. Soldiers Race-Based : American scientists used mustard gas on soldiers for race based experiments during the Second World War.

2009-01-11 : Researchers Unlock Molecular Origin of Blood Stem Cells : Researchers have identified the location and developmental timeline in which bone marrow stem cells form in the mouse embryo.

2009-01-09 : Synthetic HDL Fights Cholesterol : Northwestern University scientists show synthetic high density lipoprotein HDL could help fight high cholesterol levels and heart disease.

2009-01-07 : Unique Skeletal Muscle Design Contributes to Spine Stability : The design of a muscle along the spinal column may be key to spinal support and a healthy back.

2009-01-07 : Avian Flu Becoming More Resistant to Antiviral Drugs : A new University of Colorado at Boulder study shows the resistance of the avian flu virus to a major class of antiviral drugs.

2009-01-07 : New Therapy may Ease Spinal Muscular Atrophy Symptoms - MU Researchers : Researchers have discovered a new therapeutic target that improves deteriorating skeletal muscle tissue caused by Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

2009-01-07 : Fragile X Syndrome Drug being Evaluated : Findings by researchers could lead to a new drug for treating Fragile X Syndrome inherited disorder.

2009-01-06 : Smoking During Pregnancy Fosters Aggression in Children : Women who smoke during pregnancy risk delivering aggressive kids according to a new Canada Netherlands study.

2009-01-06 : Proteins Role in Repairing Damaged Cells Revealed : University of Michigan researchers discovered a key protein in cells plays a critical role in two processes affecting the development of cancer.

2009-01-03 : Iodine to be added to Bread in Australia : Two out of three women of child-bearing age are not getting enough of the vital mineral iodine needed for a babys healthy brain development.

2009-01-03 : Leukaemia Drug Alemtuzumab Treats Multiple Sclerosis : Scientists have discovered alemtuzumab a drug used to treat leukaemia is effective in combating multiple sclerosis and is more effective than interferon beta-1a.

2009-01-03 : Research shows ACTEMRA Improves Rheumatoid Arthritis : Roche announces new therapy ACTEMRA tocilizumab can significantly inhibit structural damage to joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

2009-01-03 : Research Needed for Treatment of Medication Overuse Headaches : MOH is associated with severe disability unmet treatment need and little clinical data to support current management strategies.

2009-01-03 : Curing Inflammatory Disease : Although many inflammatory diseases seem to have a genetic component some are triggered by other processes.

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