Facts about complex regional pain-syndrome

What is complex regional pain syndrome? Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic (lasting greater than six months) pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury.  CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems.  TheContinue reading “Facts about complex regional pain-syndrome”

How is CRPS treated?

The following therapies are often used: Rehabilitation and physical therapy.  An exercise program to keep the painful limb or body part moving can improve blood flow and lessen the circulatory symptoms.  Additionally, exercise can help improve the affected limb’s flexibility, strength, and function.  Rehabilitating the affected limb also can help to prevent or reverse theContinue reading “How is CRPS treated?”

Targeted drug shows promise in advanced kidney cancer

Singles out abnormal blood vessel formation that fuels tumor growth Scientists report promising activity of a novel drug that targets a key molecular driver of clear cell renal cell carcinoma in patients with metastatic disease. Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report a response rate of 24 percent across all risk categories of patients given an oral first-in-class agent that targets hypoxiaContinue reading “Targeted drug shows promise in advanced kidney cancer”

Scientists find ally in fight against brain tumors: Ebola

Here glioblastoma cells from a human brain are growing. Addition of the Ebola-VSV oncolytic virus results in tumor infection and cell death, seen here as black cells. Over time the infection spreads to other glioblastoma cells. Glioblastomas are relentless, hard-to-treat, and often lethal brain tumors. Yale scientists have enlisted a most unlikely ally in effortsContinue reading “Scientists find ally in fight against brain tumors: Ebola”

How the future of brain wave research may be etched in silicon

In the 1950s, engineers faced a challenge. The parts they were using to wire computers – namely transistors – were too bulky for their plans to build more powerful machines. In response, they did something remarkable: they showed that it was possible to greatly shrink a computer’s main circuitry by etching, or chemically burning, theContinue reading “How the future of brain wave research may be etched in silicon”