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Water Recycling Project Tested in Turkey Plant

...ssing plant in Springdale,Ark., is the site of the procedure that has been developed with Food SafetyConsortium researchers at the University of Arkansas and engineers at AmericanWater Purification, Inc., of Wichita, Kan. Water is used to chill turkeycarcasses at the plants. Chill water quickly lowers the body...

Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine

...nd put back into apatient during the same surgical procedure to remove thecancer. "The beauty of the herpes system is that it's so simple andrelatively rapid," says Dr. Federoff, a world leader in the useof herpes particles in gene therapy. He and Dr. Fong hope to trythe therapy on human patients in the f...

Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities

...as that used in X-rays or CAT scans, means the MRI procedure carries few risks for patients, Bourland says. "The magnetic component precludes some patients, such as those who have cardiac pacemakers or metal implants in their body," he says. "Otherwise, there are no known long-term effects caused by an MRI env...

Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine

...d put back into a patient during the same surgical procedure to remove the cancer. "The beauty of the herpes system is that it's so simple and relatively rapid," says Dr. Federoff, a world leader in the use of herpes particles in gene therapy. He and Dr. Fong hope to try the therapy on human patients in the fu...

Scientists Use Magnetic Field As Alternative To Space-Based Zero Gravity

...c field created by 5 megawatts ofelectricity. The procedure worked because the water, proteins and lipids inside theembryos created a weak magnetic field that repelled them slightly from thepowerful field inside the solenoid. The result was a force that levitated theembryo-laden drop inside the solenoid for s...

Maillinckrodt Medical Licenses Invention For Concentration Of Rhenium Radioisotopes

...ntrated form of rhenium is needed for this type of procedure and is provided by a special ion exchange system developed at ORNL. Theconcentration method, developed by researchers at the laboratory, usesrhenium-188 for the radiation of the coronary arteries after angioplasty. Rhenium treatment following ballo...

UMass Researchers Announce Birth Of Genetically Modified Cloned Calves

...genetically modified and required a second cloning procedure for successful development. Moreover, the cloning method used to produce Charlie and George differed significantly from those used in Scotland to produce the cloned sheep Dolly, Molly, and Polly. The major difference is that the cattle cells were not...

Experimental Trial Combines DNA Vaccine With Triple-Drug Therapy To Stop HIV

...y three times theprevious group's dose level. This procedure maximizes the opportunity to seepositive immunological results while minimizing the possibility of adversereactions in the study participants and is in keeping with the purpose of thePhase I trial, which is to demonstrate the safety of the new combin...

Gene Therapy Enables Transplantation Without Immunosuppressive Drugs

... engraftment,resulting in uptake by the organ. The procedure is performed in low-temperatureconditions that further enhance preservation of the organ. After the transplant surgery, the gene is expressed in the liver in theform of the CTLA4Ig protein. This protein blocks the so-called costimulatorysigna...

Chlamydia Testing Of Urine Samples Can Be Successful

...ative. Andersen et al also purport that a similar procedure could be adopted forfemale partners of males known to be infected. Contact: Dr Berit Andersen, Research Assistant, Research Unit and Department of General Practice, Universityof Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmarkemail: ba@alm.aau.dk...

Microsurgery Made More Accurate With Virtual Measuring Tool

...rgery (MIS) is a term which refers to any surgical procedure in which the surgeon accesses the surgical site by...adjacent to the aneurysm. As mentioned above, this procedure has some danger associated with it, in case the probe inadvertently touches the aneurysm and causes ...

Engineering Our Arteries: Replacements And Assisted Healing

... arise after angioplasty, the balloon procedure used to open clogged arteries, Rice bioengineer Jennifer West is developing alternatives like bioengineered arteries -- including assisted healing that will stop clotting and allow healthy cells to grow. ...

Study Is First Ever To Document Protein Therapy Induces Creation Of New Blood Vessels To The Human Heart

... to be used with bypass surgery." The procedure is still experimental, but scientists say the use ...pass operations. "At the moment, this procedure could not replace conventional bypasssurgery," says Stegmann. "The question remains to be answered ...

Transplanted Neurons Restore Function In Rats After Stroke

...aboratory medicine and study coauthor, developed a procedure toisolate and purify the NT2N neurons from a culture of mixed cells removed from acancerous human tumor. Treatment with retinoic acid altered the cells so thatthey became noncancerous and differentiated to take on the characteristics ofneurons. ...

Discovery By Fertility Specialist Offers Promise Of Reducing Multiple BirthsTied To Fertility Treatment

...at low levels. So standard procedure during fertility treatment has been to continue FSH, which keeps follicles growing, but also may stimulate too many to develop. That's the up side and down side of FSH. "We've now shown that FSH is no...

UPMC Researchers Report On Gene Therapy Advances

...d to treat disease, butto ensure the safety of the procedure and to confirm that gene transfer to humanjoints is possible. The protocol is the result of extensive pre-clinical safetytesting and more than eight years of exhaustive preparatory studies. Theprocedure entails the removal of a number of the patien...

Vascular Surgeons Test New Treatment For Abdominal Aneurysms

...Hopkins are participating in a nationwidetest of a procedure that uses 3-D images and a metal-supported cloth tube torepair stretched and weakened abdominal arteries before they burst and kill. The tube, called a stent graft, is implanted in the abdominal aorta --the main artery supplying blood to the ...

Liquid Crystals Light Up Simple Chemical Test

... "The nicest thing about this approach is that the procedure usedto perform the detection is very, very simple, " said Nicholas Abbott,the UC Davis associate professor who led the chip's development. "Whatwe're proposing is comparable to the level of sophistication in a liquid-crystalwatch and, as we all know,...

How Technology Can Help With Remote Diagnosis

...and recommend that any departments adopting such a procedure should be mindful of the Data Protection Act. Contact: Mr David Johnson, Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar, Department of Orthopaedics. Tameside General Hospital, Manchester t: 0161 331 6000 David.Johnson@nwota.demon.co.uk...

New Test Opens Window On Corrosive Free-Radical Activity In Individuals

...emoved from blocked neck arteriesduring a surgical procedure called an endarterectomy. This study involving bothmarkers allowed the researchers to refine the newer test by cross-validating itwith the older one, thus providing the technical underpinnings needed for a widerange of possible studies to come. Among...

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