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The new approach, which features a heat-sensitive fluorescent dye, could eventually replace standard chemotherapy.
For more than two decades, researchers have tried to develop a light-activated cancer therapy that could replace standard chemotherapy, which is effective but causes serious negative side effects. Despite those efforts, they've struggled to come up with a light-activated approach that would target only cancer cells.
ScienceDaily (Nov. 10, 2009) The first human embryonic stem cell treatment approved by the FDA for human testing has been shown to restore limb function in rats with neck spinal cord injuries -- a finding that could expand the clinical trial to include people with cervical damage.
In January, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration gave Geron Corp. of Menlo Park, Calif., permission to test the UC Irvine treatment in individuals with thoracic spinal cord injuries, which occur below the neck. However, trying it in those with cervical damage wasn't approved because preclinical testing with rats hadn't been completed.
Physical therapy cannot cure the primary symptoms of MS (such as weakness, tremors, tingling, numbness, loss of balance, vision impairment, paralysis, and bladder or bowel dysfunction), but therapy can enable you to compensate for the changes brought about by MS. These "compensatory treatments," as they're called, include learning about new movement techniques, strategies, and equipment.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Jennifer Hudson told chat show host Oprah Winfrey on Friday that music is her "therapy" after the murders of three of her relatives last year.
Hudson and Winfrey did not mention the October killings during the singer's television appearance, but when asked how she was doing Hudson said she is "really good."
A form of cognitive behaviour therapy could benefit most people with eating disorders, a study suggests.
More people with eating disorders could benefit from 'talking therapies' which aim to release them from obsessive feelings, say UK researchers.
They said a specially-created form of "cognitive behavioural therapy" might work in four out of five cases.
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