• tissue
  • There is an extraneous growth of bone where the surrounding muscle and tissue has ossified (turned into bone). (sciencephoto.com)
  • Cephalometric analysis depends on cephalometric radiography to study relationships between bony and soft tissue landmarks and can be used to diagnose facial growth abnormalities prior to treatment, in the middle of treatment to evaluate progress or at the conclusion of treatment to ascertain that the goals of treatment have been met. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under this type of model, mechanical stresses and strains can be dealt with and their influence on the growth of the tumor and the surrounding tissue and vasculature elucidated. (wikipedia.org)
  • Benign conditions that are not associated with an abnormal proliferation of tissue (such as sebaceous cysts) can also present as tumors, however, but have no malignant potential. (wikipedia.org)
  • fracture
  • This type of grain growth is of importance in the toughening of silicon nitride materials Silicon carbide has been shown to exhibit improved fracture toughness as the result of AGG processes yielding elongated crack tip/wake bridging grains, with consequences for applications in ballistic armor. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood
  • BOSTON) - A team led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers has identified a novel therapeutic target for retinal neovascularization, or abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina, a hallmark of advanced diabetic eye disease (proliferative diabetic retinopathy). (eurekalert.org)
  • According to a report published online today in Diabetes , the transcription factor RUNX1 was found in abnormal retinal blood vessels, and by inhibiting RUNX1 with a small molecule drug, the researchers achieved a 50 percent reduction of retinopathy in preclinical models. (eurekalert.org)
  • Accumulation of fluid into the retina can lead to swelling at the center of the retina (macular edema) and growth of pathological blood vessels on its surface. (eurekalert.org)
  • Current strategies for treating abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina for proliferative diabetic retinopathy include laser treatments or eye injections targeting a growth factor (VEGF). (eurekalert.org)
  • The study authors are hopeful that inhibiting RUNX1 may present a more targeted opportunity for managing the retinopathy of certain eye conditions -- perhaps earlier in the disease process, before the abnormal blood vessels develop. (eurekalert.org)
  • treatment
  • Tracings are used to facilitate cephalometric analysis, as well as in superimpositions, to evaluate treatment and growth changes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The treatment of Muenke syndrome is focused on the correction of the abnormal skull shape and mirrors the treatment of coronal craniosynostosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • high
  • Physiological tolerances for growth at these elevations are subject to considerable debate among scientists, but evidence indicates that even before severe decimation by man, high elevation trees were limited in their distribution by the presence of specialized microhabitats. (wikipedia.org)