News tagged with contractions
Australian scientists have charted the path of insulin action in cells in precise detail like never before. This provides a comprehensive blueprint for understanding what goes wrong in diabetes.
Medical research May 21, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 0 |
UCSF scientists controlled seizures in epileptic mice with a one-time transplantation of medial ganglionic eminence (MGE) cells, which inhibit signaling in overactive nerve circuits, into the hippocampus, a brain region associated ...
Neuroscience May 05, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (14) | 2 |
Nitric oxide (NO), a gas with many biological functions in healthy cells, can also help some cancer cells survive chemotherapy. A new study from MIT reveals one way in which this resistance may arise, and ...
Cancer Apr 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In an animal study, researchers at the University of Washington show that it was possible to use gene therapy to boost heart muscle function. The finding suggests that it might be possible to use this approach to treat patients ...
Genetics Mar 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Muscle withering can occur as part of the progression of many diseases, including cancer and muscular dystrophy, as well as during the normal aging process. Cellular organelles known as mitochondria provide ...
Medical research Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Digoxin significantly reduces the likelihood of hospital admission due to all causes among ambulatory older patients with chronic heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), according to research presented today ...
Cardiology Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A pair of studies tells the tale of how a neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic in Florida helped to discover the first African-American family to have inherited the rare movement disorder dystonia, which causes repetitive muscle ...
Genetics Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
That kale and bitter melon you are eating may someday save your life. An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have taken a step forward in understanding how the substances ...
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Among patients with coronary artery disease referred for cardiovascular magnetic resonance and found to have regional myocardial wall thinning (of the heart muscle), limited scar burden was associated with improved contraction ...
Cardiology Mar 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Study reveals how people with a severe unexplained psychological illness have abnormal activity in the brain
Psychogenic diseases, formerly known as 'hysterical' illnesses, can have many severe symptoms such as painful cramps or paralysis but without any physical explanation. However, new research from the University of Cambridge ...
Neuroscience Feb 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay News) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will weigh on Friday the merits of a new therapy for some people with epilepsy who have seizures that don't respond to medication.
Neuroscience Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Proper function of the digestive system requires coordinated contraction of the muscle in the wall of the intestinal tract, regulated by the enteric nervous system. Damage or loss of these neurons can result in intestinal ...
Medical research Feb 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Hugging someone can help reduce stress, fear and anxiety, has a lowering effect on blood pressure, promotes wellbeing and improves memory performance. These positive effects are caused by the secretion of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A virtual heart, developed at The University of Manchester, is revealing new information about one of the world's most common heart conditions.
Cardiology Jan 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A new study has found that tamoxifen, a well-known breast cancer drug, can counteract some pathologic features in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). At present, no treatment is known to produce ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 15, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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