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Fertilization Protein Structure To AID in Leukemia Treatment

...lecular cavity, between the proteins. Inside this cavity the protein traps the DNA building blocks and rear...tside the cell, the size and shape of the protein cavity may be changed, and this effect can be transmitted across the cell membrane by the attached tail," ...

Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease

...strong relationship between conditions in the oral cavity and many systemic diseases. In this case, bacteria present in periodontal disease is thought to be the culprit, Genco said. "Oral bacteria enter the bloodstream via small ulcers in the gum tissue. These bacteria causes platelets to aggregate a...

X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin

... When a plastic-based filling is placed in the cavity it is in a liquidform, allowing the material to penetrate the exposed framework before hardening. The UCSF researchers study how quickly and efficiently different acids work inthe demineralization process and how various materials used to form bondsw...

Crystal Structure Of gp120 Reveals HIV In Action

... theinterface of the gp120/CD4 receptor is a large cavity that is a drug designer'sdream. The deep cavity at the heart of the interaction is just begging to befilled with a high-affinity inhibitor," says Dr...

Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy

...g the encapsulated islets into theinter-peritoneal cavity of diabetic rats. In their best results so far, highblood sugar levels were reduced for eight days in one rat, but have not droppedto normal. "We have been able to do a transplant and see a reduction in bloodglucose, and that was very ...

Areca (Betel) Nuts Could Damage Your Health

...nt of a potentially malignant disorder of the oral cavity and a highincidence of oral cancer in the Indian subcontinent and among Indian immigrants. They say that the nut has also been linked with cardiovascular disease,diabetes and asthma. Trivedy et al conclude that recent research which suggeststhat eat...

Robotics go where no surgeon has gone before

...rteries. In traditional bypass surgery, the chest cavity is cut open and the bones are "spread," requiring a fairly lengthy and often painful recuperation for patients. The robotics bypass surgery leaves the patient with only a tiny scar, and a much faster and less painful recovery time. Robotic bypass...

'Smart scalpel' detects cancer cells in seconds

... crystalline materials together to form a vertical cavity laser in the form of a single lattice. This achievement had been thought impossible, since the ultrashort dimensions of the laser's active medium were not thought to permit laser operation. However, the sandwiching materials were so highly reflective...

University of Pittsburgh-led study confirms that Raloxifene protects post-menopausal women from invasive breast cancer

...flu symptoms, hot flashes, leg cramps, endometrial cavity fluid and peripheral edema....

Wake Forest first in world to perform new brain tumor treatment

...ce is a balloon catheter that is inserted into the cavity created by surgical removal of the malignant brain tumor and filled with liquid radiation. Over a course of three to seven days, GliaSite delivers radiation directly to the tissue surrounding the cavity, where tumors are most likely to recur.The Ame...

Novel therapy shows promise to prevent recurrance of head and neck cancer

... cavity, pharynx, larynx, paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity and the salivary glands, and accounts for five percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States. Nearly 45,000 cases of head and neck cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States, and 13,000 die from causes related to this disease. Surviva...

Landmark dialysis study findings could greatly simplify treatment of kidney disease with peritoneal dialysis

...higher volumes of fluid into a patient's abdominal cavity or by performing more patient exchanges of fluid e...ically inserted through the wall of the peritoneal cavity into which the dialysis solution is infused. Through the process of osmosis, toxins and excess flui...

Material could lead to self-healing cavities

...out. "We dont think its going to work with a large cavity because it only repairs small holes and is not as strong or hard as conventional filling materials, such as ceramic and glass." Antonucci does not expect ACP to replace current bioinert fillings. "We don't envision it as a permanent filling. If we u...

Emory studies COGNIShunt device for Alzheimer's treatment

...nel a tube through the neck and into the abdominal cavity for proper drainage. It is a relatively short and common procedure that usually requires a one-to two-day hospital stay. The duration of the study, at Emory and 11 other sites, is 18 months. The first nine months of the study is double-blind placeb...

Newly published data show at-home dialysis therapy may benefit more patients

... higher volumes of fluid into a patients abdominal cavity or by performing more patient exchanges of fluid each day, which has often been difficult for patients, physicians, and nurses to achieve. This practice, in turn, has resulted in increased treatment cost, generally more complex prescription manageme...

Use of tampons and sexual activity protect women against endometriosis

...an said a back up of menstrual fluid in the pelvic cavity is currently believed to play a prominent role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. As a result, it was hypothesized that tampon use, douching and sexual activity, especially with orgasm, at the time of menstruation would serve to enhance retrograde...

High blood pressure treatment also improves heart function

...tility is a measure of how much the left ventricle cavity reduces and how much the muscular wall thickens during contractions. Blood pressures were taken at the end of the echocardiogram, while patients were on the examining table. This allowed researchers to relate the heart's function to the blood pressu...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July (second issue)

... exchange of air between the sinuses and the nasal cavity and increased the nitric oxide (NO) rate by 15-fold. The researchers pointed out that proper ventilation is essential for the maintenance of sinus integrity, and that blockage of the opening between the two cavities is a central event in the developm...

Important advances in the development of drug delivery vehicles

... a water-soluble drug is suspended in the interior cavity and incorporated into the wall are water-repellent materials. This means that vesicles and their attachments could be used to deliver both water-soluble and water-repellent medicinal agents, with different species of drugs or targeting moieties assoc...

Depression and exposure to other smokers linked to alternative tobacco product use among teens

...e tobacco products can lead to cancers of the oral cavity and a host of other negative health consequences," said senior author Janet Audrain, PhD, member of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Penn's School of Medicine. W...

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