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Parkinson’s Disease and Your Bladder

November 8, 2019

Anne Pelletier-Cameron, M.D., often jokes to her patients that she’s a female plumber of the lower urinary tract.…
Bladder drug linked to atherosclerosis in mice

May 14, 2019

A drug used in the treatment of overactive bladder can accelerate atheroclerosis in mice, researchers at Karolinska Institutet…
Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems

January 3, 2019

A team of neuroscientists and engineers has developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people…
The bladder can regenerate like nobody’s business and now we know why

August 8, 2018

The bladder is a master at self-repair. When damaged by infection or injury, the organ can mend itself…
An ‘unprecedented look’ into the protein behind hypertension, epilepsy and other conditions

May 16, 2018

The seemingly unrelated conditions of hypertension, epilepsy and overactive bladder may be linked by electrical activity in a…
Scientists developed a new, less unpleasant bladder cancer test

February 3, 2017

There is a procedure, called cystoscopy, during which doctor inserts a tube with a camera and light into…
Novel approach shows promise against UTIs

December 16, 2016

New compounds called C-mannosides have been shown to prevent these bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall, a…
Mind Over Bladder: The Brain-Organ Connection

December 2, 2016

Determining how people maintain bladder control may come down to learning how the brain communicates with that organ.…
Cold medicine could stop cancer spread

October 18, 2016

Hokkaido University researchers have discovered that a nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug used for treating colds suppresses the spread of…
Spinal injury and ‘biorobotic control’ of the bladder

February 16, 2016

There are many challenges facing people with spinal cord injury – and walking again is often the least…
Doctors and engineers develop better cancer treatment

January 25, 2016

DTU and Frederiksberg Hospital are heading a European research project, where engineers and medical doctors develop new instruments…
Women don’t have to suffer in silence from bladder problems

October 9, 2015

Most people come home from Paris remembering the crepes, the Louvre, the River Seine, the soaring views of…
Naproxen plus acid blocking drug shows promise in preventing bladder cancer

March 16, 2015

The anti-inflammatory class of drugs NSAIDs have shown great promise in preventing cancers including colon, esophagus and skin.…
Big step in battling bladder disease

October 17, 2014

The millions of people worldwide who suffer from the painful bladder disease known as interstitial cystitis (IC) may…
Transplanted stem cells help prevent bladder fibrosis after spinal cord injury

September 4, 2014

Bladder dysfunction common after SCI; B10 hMSCs that differentiate into smooth muscle cells can improve bladder function, say…
Team identifies source of most cases of invasive bladder cancer

April 22, 2014

Philip Beachy and his team found a single type of cell in mice that gives rise to invasive…
Stem cell findings may offer answers for some bladder defects and disease

March 23, 2014

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into…
Lifesaving sensor for full bladders

March 12, 2014

A small pressure sensor can make the difference between life and death. The first tests on humans will…
Researchers discover ‘law of urination’ for animal pee times

October 25, 2013

Credit: puppy-training-solutions Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that mammals above a certain size appear…
Non-infiltrating bladder cancer exome sequenced

October 14, 2013

Bladder cancer represents a serious public health problem in many countries, especially in Spain, where 11,200 new cases…
Defect in Immune Memory May Cause Repeat Bladder Infections

February 21, 2013

Recurrent bladder infections, which are especially common among women, may result from a defect among the bladder’s immune…
Bladder Cancer Discovery Opens Door to New and Better Treatments

February 12, 2013

A mysterious molecule some scientists thought might speed the development of bladder cancer actually suppresses tumor growth, new…
FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder

January 21, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat adults with…
Cracking the cause of a common bladder condition

November 29, 2012

A team of Flinders University researchers is trying to find the underlying cause of bladder overactivity, in the…
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