Latest David Gozal Stories

Disrupted Sleep Patterns May Accelerate Tumor Growth
2014-01-28 06:29:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a team of American researchers has revealed that a disrupted sleep pattern can accelerate the progression of cancer. According to the team’s report published in the journal Cancer Research, fragmented sleep disrupts a cancer-fighting metabolic pathway – a disruption that could be mitigated through drug therapy. "It's not the tumor, it's the immune system," said study director Dr. David Gozal, chairman of...

2010-02-04 15:17:48

Children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may one day be able to have an injection or use a throat spray instead of getting their tonsils removed to cure their snoring, according to a new study from the University of Chicago, which found that a specific gene product may be responsible for the proliferation of adenotonsillar tissue that can cause pediatric OSA. "We found that in the tonsil tissues of children with OSA, certain genes and gene networks were over expressed," said David Gozal,...

2009-12-07 14:01:08

Researchers at the University of Chicago have discovered a technique that is able to determine whether a child has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or habitual snoring by screening their urine. "These findings open up the possibility of developing a relatively simple urine test that could detect OSA in snoring children. This would alleviate the need for costly and inconvenient sleep studies in children who snore, only about 20 to 30 percent of whom actually have OSA," said lead author David...

2008-09-17 00:00:28

Men who suffer from sleep apnea, often also have trouble getting sexually aroused, research on mice at the University of Louisville indicates. Dr. David Gozal said new research indicates erectile dysfunction may be linked to the chronic intermittent hypoxia -- oxygen deprivation -- patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome experience during episodes of obstructed breathing. The researchers found that after one week of being exposed to chronic intermittent hypoxia similar to that...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'