Tag: "inside" at medical news
Preventing radiation damage in popular medical technique
...loops which can coil up to block the flow of blood inside
the aneurysm. Compared to traditional surgery, the...s to be treated, doctors can perform interventions inside
the body without making any major cuts or incisions. This approach typically leads to shorter recov...
Animal study show that heat-sensitive liposome improves chemotherapy delivery to tumors
... to varying degrees when heated, allowing the drug inside
to escape. "Only tumor blood vessels have gaps in...stitches become leaky and the drug that is trapped inside
will come out, and in this invention, will come out rapidly," explained the liposome's inventor, Dav...
Early treatment of blinding eye disease in infants can prevent severe vision loss
...els leak fluid and blood and scar the nerve tissue inside
the eye, increasing the risk of retinal detachment and severe vision loss in infants. Because it follows an unpredictable course, ROP presents doctors with difficult treatment decisions. In many infants the disease spontaneously regresses and sp...
Specifying alcohol-related brain damage in young women
...information that is held mentally, like doing math inside
your head or making sense of a lecture or set of complex instructions. The brain parts that showed the differences are in areas that we need for finding our way around, and working with all the information we are bombarded with in everyday life." F...
Polymer research could lead to better protective clothing
...rs, even those that are normally bunched together, inside
the narrow channels formed by the stacked cyclodextrins. "We like to study the properties of these individual polymer chains that are trapped inside. How is that behavior different from when you have a collection of polymer chains?" Tonelli said. Lea...
Pasadena chemist wins national invention award
...liposome was intact, the small molecules (markers) inside
tumbled rapidly," Baldeschwieler explained. "If it broke, they would bind and the tumbling rate went down." That level of scrutiny allowed the researchers to develop a structure of liposome that could encapsulate a chemotherapy drug, survive the turb...
New materials could mean longer lasting artificial hips
...artificial plastic surface, they "essentially turn inside
out and flatten in order to stick as tightly as possible to the surface," Spencer said. "This makes them much less effective as lubricants and increases friction and wear in the hip implant." "Now that we've established that the nature of the...
Cocaine use, hypertension major risk factors for brain hemorrhage in young African Americans, study finds
...to suffer a potentially lethal episode of bleeding inside
the brain than non-users, a case-control study of major risk factors for intracerebral hemorrhage in this population conducted by researchers at the University of Buffalo and Emory University has found. The study, published in the July issue of E...
Providing a bigger view: New imaging device offers better conditions for cancer treatment planning
...then slides so that the body region of interest is inside
a large vertical ring or "bore" around which the x-ray camera and detection equipment rotate. However, conventional bores have a diameter of only 70 cm (about 28 inches). This size makes it difficult for some patients to be placed in treatment posit...
Clay reduces permeability of biomedical polymer
...eloped at Penn State. In the current devices, air inside
the compliance chamber helps in the pumping, but over time, the air seeps through the polymer wall of the chamber into the body and dissipates. The air has to be periodically replaced. The polymer used is also permeable to water, and care must be t...
Scientists image material that could improve MRI technologies
... (The vortices result from magnetic fields trapped inside
the material.) The core of the vortex in the super...le by a large magnetic field was required to look inside
the vortex core. Halperins team took advantage of the recently commissioned hybrid magnet in the Tal...
Excess iron intake increases risk of intestinal infections, study suggests
...r numbers of bacteria survived inside
cells with high iron than cells with normal amounts of iron. Cells with elevated levels of iron also synthesized higher amounts of cytokines and chemokines - classes of defense proteins --...
Molecular 'nanogenerator' developed that can target cancer cells and destroy them
...f atomic fragments known as alpha particles on the inside
of cancer cells. These nanogenerators consist of a single radioactive atom contained inside
a molecular cage and attached to an antibody that homes in on cancer cells -- carrying the generator...
New technology tested at Stanford offers unique view inside small intestines
...Imaging, Ltd., provides doctors their only glimpse inside
this hard-to-view organ without invasive surgery. ...ct the small intestine. With no device for viewing inside
the deepest portions of the small intestine, however, exploratory surgery is the only way to know fo...
High-dose radiation treatment effective at fighting some cancers in children
... IO-HDRBT is best used on the hard-to-reach areas inside
the body - narrow cavities and corners and curves that are difficult to treat with other treatment methods. A technique comparable to IO-HDRBT, simply called high-dose-r...
New car drivers exposed to toxic emissions
...ROs Air Quality Control research says, Just as air inside
our homes and workplaces is often much more pollut... concern, says Dr Brown. Air toxics being emitted inside
new cars during the CSIRO study and the effects they may cause include: Benzene a known human carc...
Scientists succeed in blocking transmission of cell-associated AIDS virus
...n is by cell-associated viruses, viruses that hide inside
normal white blood cells and are carried "Trojan horse-style" into the body. These cell-associated viruses may not be blocked by a vaccine that targets the naked virus. First author Kristen Khanna, PhD, a research associate in the Department of Molec...
Air pollution may trigger asthma in young athletes
...ing more ozone than a kid sitting in front of a TV inside
the house." Athletes get a higher dose of pollutants to the lung, because they must breathe rapidly and deeply. In addition, most sports are played outside, where ozone concentrations rise higher than indoors. McConnell cautions parents to be cogniza...
Mayo Clinic study finds radioactive drug samarium hopeful new treatment for osteosarcoma
...st samarium in patients with other types of cancer inside
the bones, including multiple myeloma....
Mayo Clinic Proceedings looks at epidemic of obesity in February issue
...(0.3 vs. 15) or paying at the gas pump vs. walking inside
to pay (0.6 vs. 5). Larger differences were noted when you choose to use a lawn service instead of doing the yard work yourself (0 vs. 360) and letting the dog out the back door vs. walking it for a half hour (2 vs. 125). Effective strategies for de...
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