Posts in 'Medical Research'

Epilepsy Drug Therapies To Be Improved by New Targeted Approach

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Via: Neuroscience News Source: University of Liverpool New research from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has identified a protein that could help patients with epilepsy respond more positively to drug therapies. Epilepsy continues to be a serious health problem... Read More

Children with Cerebral Palsy May Require More Pain Management, Study Says

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Via: Cerebral Palsy News Today By: Patricia Inacio Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often have pain that is overlooked by therapists and caregivers, a new study found. This pain frequently has articular (joints) and orthopedic origins, and can be linked to scoliosis and therapies for spasticity, among other causes. The report, “Prevalence of pain in... Read More

Spare the Surgery: Drugs may Combat Hydrocephalus, Yale Study Finds

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Via: MDLinx.com Information courtesy Yale School of Medicine News Clinically available drugs may help combat a potentially lethal form of hydrocephalus now treated mainly by brain surgery, a new Yale–led study has found. Post–hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH), characterized by a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) following hemorrhage of blood vessels in the brain, affects one in... Read More

Delhi Kid with Cerebral Palsy Inspires Iron Man Style Suit for the Disabled

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By Anirudh Bhattacharyya Via Hindustan Times Photo Courtesy: Trexo Robotics A Delhi child with cerebral palsy inspired the development of the first commercial exoskeleton for children with disabilities by two young Indo-Canadian engineers. Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi, both 26, who first met as students of mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario,... Read More

Treadmill Exercise, Electroacupuncture May Benefit Cerebral Palsy Patients, Study Suggests

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Patricia Anacia, PHD Via Cerebral Palsy News Today Treadmill training and electroacupuncture (EA) improved behavioral recovery in rats with cerebral palsy (CP), finds a Korean study, “Comparative analysis of the beneficial effects of treadmill training and electroacupuncture in a rat model of neonatal hypoxia-ischemia,” that appeared in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine. In premature... Read More

Weighing the Ethics of Artificial Wombs

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Elizabeth Yuko Photo Credit: Kevin P. Casey for The New York Times Via The New York Times With 3-D printing, lab-grown organs and lifelike prosthetic limbs, science creeps ever nearer to replicating the parts and functions of the human body. But not pregnancy: Despite several attempts over the past 20 years, researchers have been largely... Read More

No Drop In Cerebral Palsy Prevalence, CDC Finds

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By Shaun Heasley New federal data suggests that the number of children born with cerebral palsy is largely steady though some kids are at higher risk than others for the developmental condition. About 2.2 out of 1,000 children born in 2002 were diagnosed with congenital cerebral palsy – stemming from brain damage before or during... Read More

2-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Walking After Stem Cell Infusion

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By Stephen Luke A 2-year-old San Diego girl who received a stem cell infusion of her own umbilical cord blood, banked at birth, is giving new hope to parents of children with brain injuries. Doctors have used cord blood for decades to help with blood disorders and some other diseases, but now a handful of... Read More

Royan Institute Successful in Using Cord Blood for Cerebral Palsy

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By the Financial Tribune Nearly 5000 samples of umbilical cord blood have been stored in Royan Institute’s public bank and 60,000 samples in its private bank, said Morteza Zarrabi, director general of the institute. “This year (started March 21), we were successful in using umbilical cord blood for the treatment of patients diagnosed with cerebral... Read More

University of Washington Seeking Patients for Neurological Study

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By National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Approximately 50,000 infants per year (961 per week) are born at less than 28 weeks of gestation in the US. Cerebral palsy, deafness, blindness, and/or mental retardation are present in up to 50% of surviving extremely preterm infants at school age. Perinatal care costs for these infants... Read More