Using powerful X-rays at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, scientists have reconstructed the scenario of heart arrhythmia in action, making critical progress towards preventing deadly conditions and saving lives.
Medical research Feb 22, 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
German scientists from the Bonn University Hospital successfully tested a method in mice allowing the morphological and functional sequelae of a myocardial infarction to be reduced. Tiny gas bubbles are made to oscillate ...
Medical research Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
University of California, San Diego bioengineers have demonstrated in a study in pigs that a new injectable hydrogel can repair damage from heart attacks, help the heart grow new tissue and blood vessels, ...
Medical research Feb 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Using powerful X-rays, University of British Columbia researchers have reconstructed a crime scene too small for any microscope to observe – and caught the culprit of arrhythmia in action.
Medical research Feb 17, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Flinders University researchers have discovered that a protein in the brain may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease – a common degenerative neurological disorder which affects the control of body movements.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Feb 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A discovery using stem cells from a patient with motor neurone disease could help research into treatments for the condition. The study used a patient's skin cells to create motor neurons - nerve cells that control muscle ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and the Lillehei Heart Institute have utilized molecular genetic engineering to optimize heart performance in models of diastolic ...
Cardiology Feb 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Ottawa scientists have discovered a trigger that turns muscle stem cells into brown fat, a form of good fat that could play a critical role in the fight against obesity. The findings from Dr. Michael Rudnicki's ...
Medical research Feb 05, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (8) | 1 |
Mutations in single genes can cause catastrophic diseases, such as Huntington's Disease or sickle cell anemia. However, many conditions, including cancer, diabetes and birth defects are multigenic, arising ...
Genetics Jan 31, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Injecting specialized cardiac stem cells into a patient's heart rebuilds healthy tissue after a heart attack, but where do the new cells come from and how are they transformed into functional muscle?
Medical research Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) may play a wide-ranging role in staving off aging, according to a paper published online ahead of print in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology. In this review article, a team from China explor ...
Medical research Jan 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A University of Connecticut researcher is advancing the understanding of the devastating inherited condition known as spinal muscular atrophy.
Neuroscience Jan 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
UCLA researchers, in a finding that runs counter to conventional wisdom, have discovered for the first time that a gene thought to express a protein in all cells that come under stress is instead expressed only in specific ...
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Researchers use skin cells from patients with an inherited heart condition to recreate the adult-onset disease in a laboratory dish—producing the first maturation-based disease model for testing new therapies.
Medical research Jan 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |