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2010-01-04 15:22:50

New research in the FASEB Journal shows free radicals damage mitochondria in our muscle cells, resulting in age-related muscle loss If you're an aging baby boomer hoping for a buffer physique, there's hope. A team of American scientists from Texas and Michigan have made a significant discovery about the cause of age-related muscle atrophy that could lead to new drugs to halt this natural process. This research, available online the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), shows that free...

2009-12-02 07:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, intracranial endovascular procedures to treat aneurysms will grow at over 5% through 2014 in the US. MRG's new US Markets for Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Devices 2010 report finds that technological advancements in embolization coils as well as imaging and coiling-assist technology will continue to drive growth in aneurysm...

2009-12-01 14:29:14

In order to maintain muscle strength with age, cells must rid themselves of the garbage that accumulates in them over time, just as it does in any household, according to a new study in the December issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press journal. In the case of cells, that waste material includes spent organelles, toxic clumps of proteins, and pathogens. The researchers made their discovery by studying mice that were deficient for a gene required for the tightly controlled process of...

2009-11-17 10:45:41

The aorta, the body's largest artery, stretches from the chest to below the kidneys, expanding and contracting with the pressure of blood driven directly into it by the heart. Although its walls are extraordinarily strong, like other blood vessels the aorta can sometimes develop bulges, called aneurysms. Like other aneurysms, those in the aorta sometimes give way, and the result is what doctors refer to as an "aortic dissection" "” a clinical way of saying that the largest artery in...

2009-10-28 09:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroVasx, Inc., a medical device company that develops technologies for the treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, announced today that the first procedure in Spain utilizing its cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System was performed in Madrid. cPAX received CE Mark earlier this year. Dr. Alfredo Casasco, Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Endovascular and Percutaneous Treatment, Clinica Nuestra Senora del Rosario, used 143cm of cPAX in...

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2009-10-01 06:14:41

A study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, has identified critical biochemical pathways linked to the aging of human muscle. By manipulating these pathways, the researchers were able to turn back the clock on old human muscle, restoring its ability to repair and rebuild itself. The findings were reported in the Sept. 30 issue of the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine, a peer-reviewed, scientific publication of the European Molecular Biology Organization. "Our study...

2009-08-27 10:30:50

Finnish scientists say they've determined a new treatment for patients suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm -- stent-assisted embolization -- is effective. An aneurysm is a bulge or sac that develops in a weak area of a cerebral artery wall. Hemorrhaging occurs when an aneurysm ruptures, diverting oxygen-rich blood from vital areas to the space between the brain and the skull, creating a life-threatening event. Tampere University Hospital researchers said physicians have two options -- the...

2009-08-26 07:51:17

Researchers in Finland have identified an effective new treatment for patients who have suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm, a potentially life-threatening event. This new technique is called stent-assisted coil embolization. An aneurysm is a bulge or sac that develops in a weak area of a cerebral artery wall. Hemorrhage occurs when an aneurysm ruptures, diverting oxygen-rich blood from vital areas to the space between the brain and the skull. The ruptured vessel can be repaired surgically or...

2009-08-25 14:36:16

Researchers in Finland have identified an effective new treatment option for patients who have suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm, a potentially life-threatening event. Results of the new study on stent-assisted coil embolization were published today in the online edition of Radiology.An aneurysm is a bulge or sac that develops in a weak area of a cerebral artery wall. Subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs when an aneurysm ruptures, diverting oxygen-rich blood from vital areas to the space between...

2009-08-12 06:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nfocus Neuromedical Inc. announced today that its CardioVasc Advantage(TM) Vascular Reconstruction Device has been granted CE Mark approval by the European Notified Body, G-Med. "The technology of the Advantage VRD is an important demonstration of Nfocus design talent and teamwork," noted company Chairman, Eric P. Milledge. "The technical platform behind this device will pave the way for future Nfocus neurovascular products currently in...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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