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Pituitary hormone TSH 'can promote bone growth'
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) can promote bone growth independent of its usual thyroid functions - a breakthrough to future treatments for osteoporosis and other conditions involving bone loss, such as cancer. The same researchers had previously found that TSH inhibits the creation of osteoclasts, a type ...
Pituitary hormone TSH 'can promote bone growth'
New method can diagnose osteoarthritis at early stage and prevent it
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): A new method is set to help doctors diagnose osteoarthritis at such an early stage that it will be possible to delay the progression of the disease by many years, or maybe even stop it entirely. The joint disease osteoarthritis is one of our most common chronic diseases and one of the primary causes of disability ...
New method can diagnose osteoarthritis at early stage and prevent it
Lack of 'bouncer' protein behind onset of rheumatoid arthritis
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the immune cells of people with rheumatoid arthritis become hyperactive and attack the joints and bones because they have lost their 'bouncer' protein. The team at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has identified this bouncer, a protein called P21, which prevents immune cells from launching into their destructive rampage through the cartilage ...
Lack of 'bouncer' protein behind onset of rheumatoid arthritis
Gene responsible for regulating chronic pain discovered
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a gene that is linked to chronic pain - a finding that could open the door to better pain medications. University of Cambridge researchers have isolated a gene called HCN2, which produces a protein that causes chronic pain. Chronic pain comes in two main varieties, the first, inflammatory pain, occurs when a persistent ...
Gene responsible for regulating chronic pain discovered
Coming soon: Factory-built spare parts for human body
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
London, Sept 5 (ANI): Soon, it would be possible to grow replacements for virtually any part of the human body. Scientists believe that spare human parts factories could be just years away as they discovered it is possible to grow new organs. They have already grown the bladder, urethra and windpipe, which have been implanted into patients during clinical trials. ...
Coming soon: Factory-built spare parts for human body
Higher body fat content linked to increased back pain
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A study has found that increased back pain among people who are overweight or obese is specifically related to a high content of body fat. The study led by Donna M. Urquhart, Ph.D., of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, included 135 participants, ranging from normal weight to obese. All completed a standard questionnaire to measure low back ...
Higher body fat content linked to increased back pain
New imaging device helps scientists see tumour cells travelling in brain
Posted On: Aug. 29, 2011
Washington, August 27 (ANI): New imaging device has enabled scientists, for the first time, to see tumour cells travelling in the brain. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine used a novel cryo-imaging technique to obtain the unprecedented look at a mouse model of glioblastoma multiforme, a particularly aggressive cancer that has no treatments to stop it from ...
New imaging device helps scientists see tumour cells travelling in brain
Third gene linked to osteoarthritis identified
Posted On: Aug. 27, 2011
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new gene associated with osteoarthritis. This is only the third gene to be identified for this painful and debilitating disease that affects more than 40 percent of people aged more than 70 years. The disease-associated variant, in the gene MCF2L, was discovered when Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute researchers used data from the ...
Third gene linked to osteoarthritis identified
New 'bionic' leg that moves like natural leg developed
Posted On: Aug. 22, 2011
Washington, August 19 (ANI): A new lower-limb prosthetic has been developed that allows amputees to walk without the leg-dragging gait characteristic of conventional artificial legs. The device developed at Vanderbilt University uses the latest advances in computer, sensor, electric motor and battery technology to give it bionic capabilities: It is the first prosthetic with powered knee and ankle joints that ...
New 'bionic' leg that moves like natural leg developed
Advanced MRI techniques open up new window for early osteoarthritis diagnosis
Posted On: Aug. 19, 2011
Washington, August 16 (ANI): Researchers have found that advanced MRI techniques can be used to detect subtle changes in joint cartilage microstructure - and provide physicians a diagnostic tool for finding key markers of early osteoarthritis (OA). According to the researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center's Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Radiology, by using these techniques during patient exams to ...
Advanced MRI techniques open up new window for early osteoarthritis diagnosis
Defective gene behind rheumatoid arthritis identified
Posted On: Aug. 19, 2011
London, August 17 (ANI): A defective gene, can contribute to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study has shown. In their study, researchers from VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and Ghent University demonstrated that a cell-specific defect in the expression of the A20 gene could contribute to the development of rheumatoid arthritis in mice, thereby identifying A20 as ...
Defective gene behind rheumatoid arthritis identified
Genetic clue behind rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders identified
Posted On: Aug. 16, 2011
London, August 15 (ANI): A team of scientists has found significant new clues to the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune disorders including type 1 diabetes, lupus and Graves disease. Using advanced genomics technologies, Dr. Katherine Siminovitch and her team identified the exact means by which an alteration in the gene PTPN22 increases risk for RA and other ...
Genetic clue behind rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders identified
Popular muscle-boosting pill does not up blood flow as it claims
Posted On: Aug. 16, 2011
Washington, August 11 (ANI): A popular nutritional supplement that is marketed with tall claims of boosting muscle strength does not increase blood flow, refuting the alleged supposition and manufacturer's claims. In recent years, various nutritional supplements have been developed containing arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG), which is alleged to increase nitric oxide production thereby resulting in "vasodilation," the widening of blood vessels and ...
Popular muscle-boosting pill does not up blood flow as it claims
Indian spice turmeric 'could offer new lead in treatment of tendonitis, arthritis'
Posted On: Aug. 16, 2011
Washington, August 10 (ANI): An international team of researchers has found that a derivative of a common culinary spice found in Indian curries could offer a new treatment hope for sufferers of the painful condition tendinitis. The researchers at The University of Nottingham and Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich have suggested that curcumin, which also gives the spice turmeric its ...
Indian spice turmeric 'could offer new lead in treatment of tendonitis, arthritis'
Soon, bioengineered spinal disc implants to make back aches history!
Posted On: Aug. 5, 2011
Washington, August 2 (ANI): A biologically based spinal implant could someday bring relief for countless sufferers of chronic back and neck pain, a new study suggests. Lawrence Bonassar, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, and Roger Hartl, M.D., associate professor of neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, have created bioengineered spinal discs that have been successfully implanted ...
Soon, bioengineered spinal disc implants to make back aches history!
Why some people's muscles mistakenly grow bones
Posted On: Aug. 5, 2011
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Till now, no one understood why bones grow on injured muscles. Researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have now found the mechanism behind the abnormal bone growth known as heterotopic ossification. They found that a neuropeptide in the brain called 'Substance P', ...
Why some people's muscles mistakenly grow bones
Birth control pills may reduce a woman's bone density
Posted On: July 22, 2011
Washington, July 20 (ANI): A study has found that birth control pills may reduce a woman's bone density. The study by Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) scientists showed that the impacts on bone were small, depended on the woman's age and the pill's hormone dose, and did not appear until about two years of use. GHRI Senior Investigator Delia Scholes, ...
Birth control pills may reduce a woman's bone density
Now, poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas may ease your pain
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Researchers in Nigeria have found a natural painkiller from an extract of the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas, which has a mode of action different from conventional analgesics, such as morphine and other pharmaceuticals. J.curcas, also known as the 'physic nut', is a perennial shrub that grows to five meters in height and belongs to the Euphobiaceace ...
Now, poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas may ease your pain
Athletes wearing ankle braces suffer three-times fewer injuries
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Lace-up ankle braces may help prevent ankle sprains and fractures in high school basketball players, a new research has shown. "We wanted to see whether the use of lace-up ankle braces is a viable option for injury prevention in high school basketball players," said lead researcher, Timothy A. McGuine, PhD, ATC, with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ...
Athletes wearing ankle braces suffer three-times fewer injuries
Suffering from back pain? Study says it could be in your genes
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 6 (ANI): The most common cause of back pain is ageing. However, a new research from Professor Gregory Livshits of Tel Aviv University's Department of Anatomy and Anthropology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine shows that genetics are a major contributing factor to this pain. The results of their study can help identify the different mechanisms involved in ...
Suffering from back pain? Study says it could be in your genes
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