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Researchers Find Genetic Clues To Intestinal Disease
...testine, more stricturing disease and require more surgery
than patients 40 years and older. The other authors of the reports are Joseph M. Polito II, Renee C. Rees, Barton Childs, Albert I. Mendeloff, Mary L. Harris, Arron Z. Tokayer, Shirley A. Quaskey, and E. David Mellitis. Individuals who want to partic...
Duke's Russian Laser Making Ultraviolet Light And Gamma Rays
...Conventional excimer lasers currently used in such surgery
also operateat 193 nanometers. The lasers correct nearsightedness and farsightednessby surgically removing corneal tissue to alter the eye's shape. But doctorshave found that "193 nanometers isn't necessarily the best match, noris the pulse structure...
Robots, Virtual Reality & Other "Smart" Tools Soon Will Help Physicians Heal Patients
...ans thousands of miles apart participating in live surgery
-- these are among early 21st century technologies doctors and engineers are dreaming about and developing now. "We're encouraging close collaboration between engineers and surgeons to rapidly develop research and technology that can provide ...
Pinpoint Gene Control Holds Promise For Nervous System Studies
... The Rochester team used a new type of genetic surgery
tocarry out the experiment. First they created a special strain ofmice by inserting extra NGF genes into their DNA, along with a"stop" DNA sequence that kept the genes turned off. Then, whenthe mice were several months old, scientists injected a vira...
Moving DNA Molecules With Magnetic Tweezers
...lab at Hopkins.Here, he hopes to turn the magnetic surgery
idea intoreality. He has attracted more than $500,000 in federal andprivate grants to continue studying and refining the tool. The forces that allow Wirtz's device to work are already familiarto any child who has played with a magnet. If you place a ...
Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness May Be Predicted Early By The Ratio Of Free To Total PSA
...cer diagnosed in the early stage-watchful waiting, surgery
to remove a localized cancer, or radiation therapy...ch has advantages and disadvantages. Radiation and surgery
may be associated, in some cases, with complications including impotence and incontinence. Watchful ...
Yale Breakthrough In Destroying Drug-Resistant Bacteria Focuses On Thwarting Genes That Cause Resistance
... to the antibiotic, he said. Infections caused by surgery
andother hospital procedures also are showing greater drug resistance. Dr.Baltimore said the problem has been exacerbated by the availability ofantibiotics without prescriptions in many parts of the world. Restoring Drug Sensitivity To re...
Early Menarche Puts Young Girls In Peril
...tia, weight-loss camps, contact lenses and plastic surgery
all followed. "American girls could not help but internalize this powerful imperative [for physical perfection] and, in the process, they developed their own, even more compelling, body projects," writes Brumberg. She shows why contemporary girls ha...
Researchers Find Association Between Alzheimer's Gene And Mental Impairment After Cardiac Surgery
...sdisease. While up to three-quarters of all heart surgery
patients experience somedegree of cognitive impairment following surgery
using heart-lung bypassmachines, patients with the Alzheimer's- related gene apoliprotein E-4 (APOE-...
Long-Term Vitamin C Use Cuts Cataract Risk In Older Women
...s risk of lens opacities that can lead to cataract surgery
in older women. The study appears in the October issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition. Paul F. Jacques, Sc.D., Scientist and Epidemiologist at the Jean M...
Genetic "Short Circuit" Leads To Cleft Palate
... roof of the mouth. The more severe forms require surgery
and are often associated with both psychological and physical problems, including difficulties with feeding, breathing, and speech development. Cleft palate is thought to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors, yet attempts t...
Maillinckrodt Medical Licenses Invention For Concentration Of Rhenium Radioisotopes
... States, 30 percent of patients require additional surgery
because their arteries clog up again, but the use of a special radioactive isotope -- rhenium-188 -- prevents this arterial blockage from forming. Rhenium 188 is available from the tungsten-188/rhenium-188 generator developed in the ORNL Nuclear Medi...
Gene Therapy Enables Transplantation Without Immunosuppressive Drugs
...strategy was usedto alter the donor liver prior to surgery
so that the immune system of therecipient became p... says Kim M.Olthoff, MD, an assistant professor of surgery
and lead author on the study."So, to protect the new organ from rejection, long-term drugs that supp...
Biotech Approach To Feral Cat Problem Devised
...ce conventional spay and neuter techniques require surgery
in a controlled environment. Animal control experts also note that eliminating or removing the feral cats does not work well since others seem to migrate into the recently vacated niches. Working with faculty mentor Dr. Stephen Boyle in the Virgini...
Towards A Local Stimulation Of Natural Bypass Growth - Max Planck Scientists Developed New Treatment For Ischemic Heart Disease
...eart have therefore mainly been limited to cardiac surgery
where the gene of a growth factor was given as adjunct to bypass surgery. The new method developed by Arras and collegues on the contrary requires only a routine catheterization procedure. Microscopic beads are injected into the vessel...
Study Is First Ever To Document Protein Therapy Induces Creation Of New Blood Vessels To The Human Heart
...ad of the department of thoracic andcardiovascular surgery
at the Fulda Medical Center, Fulda, Germany. "We ...ho had no prior history of heart attack or cardiac surgery
had an operation toclear blockages in more than one vessel. All of them had stenosis -- narrowedbloo...
Jefferson Researchers Find Correlation Between Gene And Endometrial Cancer
... the cancer cells of 100 patients who underwent surgery
for endometrial cancer. The patients had no pri...ival in 100 endometrial cancer patients who had surgery
to remove the tumor," explains Dr. Giordano, who also is president of the Sbarro Institute for...
Heart and Soul: The Blood Vessels And Brain Use Common Guide
...ers have found.Michael Klagsbrun, HMS professor of surgery
at Children's Hospital and hiscolleagues describe ...A postdoc inthe lab, Shay Soker, HMS instructor in surgery
at Children's Hospital,discovered that VEGF uses a third receptor in addition to the two receptorsal...
Vascular Surgeons Test New Treatment For Abdominal Aneurysms
...says G. Melville Williams, M.D., chief of vascular surgery
and lead investigatorfor the trial. "Previous studies show patients are out of the hospital quicker,have much less pain and return to pre-operative functioning much faster. Patients usually are discharged on the second day after the procedure, provi...
UNC-CH Researchers Discover Key Cancer Control Mechanism
... is interested in the research because he performs surgery
on head- andneck-cancer patients. "The fact that one gene makes two products that control two major tumorsuppressers I think has some potentially huge implications for cancerdevelopment and possibly future treatments," the surgeon said. "It l...
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