Imperial Valley News
Washington. DC - The National Institutes of Health has launched a subsite of DS-Connect: The Down Syndrome Registry for researchers, clinicians, and other professionals with a scientific interest in Down syndrome to access de-identified data from the registry. This Web portal will help approved professionals to plan clinical studies, recruit participants for clinical trials, and generate new research ideas using information gathered from the registry participants.
Washington, DC - People with anxiety disorders, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often experience prolonged and exaggerated fearfulness. Now, an animal study suggests that this might involve disruption of a gradual shifting of brain circuitry for retrieving fear memories. Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered in rats that an old fear memory is recalled by a separate brain pathway from the one originally used to recall it when it was fresh.
Dallas, Texas - UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a strong link between the most aggressive type of breast cancer and a gene that regulates the body’s natural cellular recycling process, called autophagy.
Rochester, Minnesota - Trigger finger happens as a result of inflammation and irritation around a finger tendon. Therapies such as rest, applying ice or heat, and splinting the finger usually are the first steps in treatment. But other options are available, including steroid injections and surgery.
Rochester, Minnesota - That's what Mayo Clinic Health System nurse practitioner Susan Pope says, as we prepare to recognize American Heart Month. Heart disease is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined and according to the American Heart Association, while one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease claims the lives of one in three. That’s about one death each minute.
Scottsdale, Arizona - Unexplained elevations in your blood glucose values can be perplexing.