Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that lack of a specific gene interrupts neural tube closure, a condition that can cause death or paralysis.
Genetics Apr 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- More than twice as many people called a toll-free number to help them quit smoking a week after the launch of a $54 million ad campaign that shows graphic images of diseased smokers, federal health officials said ...
Health Mar 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Electrocorticography (ECoG) signals from patients with chronic motor dysfunction represent motor information that may be useful for controlling prosthetic arms, according to a study published ...
Neuroscience Mar 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Chubby, pink and anesthetized into unconsciousness and paralysis, 16-week-old Ian Lund was a small bump under blue drapes on an operating table at University of Chicago Medicine. Perched above him was a robot, with arms like ...
Surgery Mar 02, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
The American Academy of Neurology is issuing an updated guideline that recommends monitoring the spinal cord during spinal surgery and certain chest surgeries to help prevent paralysis, or loss of muscle function, related ...
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Loss of bone density leads to brittle bones that fracture easily. It is a major complication of spinal cord injury (SCI), which affects about 250,000 Americans every year.
Health Feb 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The World Health Organization called Monday for greater efforts to fight leprosy, warning the disfiguring disease was defying efforts to wipe it out across many countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A recent large decrease in campylobacter infection from fresh poultry in New Zealand has also resulted in a significant drop in a neurological condition which can result in paralysis or ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Neuroscientists may one day be able to hear the imagined speech of a patient unable to speak due to stroke or paralysis, according to University of California, Berkeley, researchers.
Neuroscience Jan 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (9) | 2 |
Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged insurgents Tuesday to allow health teams to vaccinate children in war-torn parts of the country where cases of polio have risen sharply.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate.
Medical research Jan 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In the event of the spinal cord injury, the long nerve cell filaments, the axons, may become severed. For quite some time now, scientists have been investigating whether these axons can ...
Medical research Dec 26, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (15) | 6 |
Known for her poetry, letters, love affair and marriage to Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning also left a legacy of unanswered questions about her lifelong chronic illness. Now, a Penn State anthropologist, with ...
Other Dec 19, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is an incurable adult neurodegenerative disorder that progresses to paralysis and death. Genetic mutations are the cause of disease in 5% of patients ...
Medical research Dec 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Declaring the eradication of polio will be far more difficult than it was for smallpox, according to a review published in the Journal of General Virology. Further research into the complex virus - host i ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0