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When you have your cholesterol checked, the doctor typically gives you levels of three fats found in the blood: LDL, HDL and triglycerides. But did you know your body contains thousands of other types of fats, or lipids?
Medical research Apr 29, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Defibrillators are supposed to save lives by shocking a patient's heart back into a normal rhythm, but they have malfunctioned in about 45,000 cases since 2005, according to the Food and Drug Administration. So on Friday, ...
Cardiology Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Transplants of blood-forming stem cells from umbilical cord blood may be an effective alternative to transplants of matched donor bone marrow stem cells to treat children with a rare, debilitating disease known as Hurler's ...
Medical research Mar 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Some 5.8 million Americans suffer from heart failure, a currently incurable disease. But scientists at Temple University School of Medicine's (TUSM) Center for Translational Medicine have discovered a key biochemical step ...
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Research has shown that mutations in the psen1 gene are common in the familial forms of Alzheimer's disease, and the Presenilin-1 protein that the gene encodes is known to be involved in the cleavage of the amyloid precursor ...
Neuroscience Feb 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Up to one-third of patients undergoing surgery in Ontario have a treatable form of anemia but are not optimally treated for it.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Exjade (deferasirox) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove excess iron in the blood among people with a genetic blood disorder called non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT).
Medications Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Thousands of individuals have had kidneys removed unnecessarily because doctors misdiagnosed their disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Tennessee health officials report cases of a rare blood-clotting problem among people who injected the painkiller Opana ER (extended release) after crushing pills meant to be taken by mouth.
Medications Jan 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Exposure to extreme heat can cause illness and even death for some people. But there are several small steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Health Jan 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have identified four new regions on the human genome associated with Behcet's disease, a painful and potentially dangerous condition found predominantly in people with ancestors along the Silk Road. For nearly ...
Genetics Jan 06, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A year after a young amputee left the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with transplanted hands and forearms, the lead surgeon calls her progress "nothing less than spectacular."
Other Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers conducting a preclinical study in mice successfully used targeted molecular therapy to block mostly untreatable nerve tumors that develop in people with the genetic disorder Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1).
Cancer Dec 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A drug originally developed to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs has now been shown to dramatically reduce a particular kind of brain tumor in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)—a genetic disease ...
Cancer Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Physician-researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have reported the first effective therapy for a class of previously untreatable and potentially life-threatening tumors often found in children.
Cancer Nov 01, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |