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Laser heart treatment shown to be safe and effective at lowering pain associated with heart disease
... the heart muscle. The outside surface of theheart seals
immediately, but the channels remain open to provide oxygen-richblood to previously deprived areas with a corresponding decrease in painassociated with angina. The firing of the laser beams is synchronized to thepatient's heartbeat, allowing surgeon...
Animal study show that heat-sensitive liposome improves chemotherapy delivery to tumors
...e study. "After it goes through the heated area it seals
up, and when it comes around again to the tumor it releases again." This "low-temperature-sensitive" liposome and initial tumor growth experiments were reported in the March 1 issue of Cancer Research. Now, the scientists report they can increase d...
Australian chemists present new research findings at Pacifichem 2000
...ine degradation in rubber products, such as tires, seals
and conveyor belts. The noninvasive technique allows people, particularly those involved with maintenance, to more accurately predict the usable lifetime left in rubber products. (MACR 89, 11:05 a.m., Friday, Dec. 15) Pesticides in wine - In an effor...
Magnetic fluids offer hope for damaged retinas
...y as a sound damper for stereo loudspeakers and as seals
in motors. Riffle and Dailey were recently awarded a patent for the use of silicone magnetic fluid for eye surgery. Funding for this study was provided by the Carilion Biomedical Institute, the Hirtzel Memorial Foundation, the Air Force Office of Sc...
European seal plague may threaten population survival
...hocine distemper virus, or PDV, in European harbor seals
may reduce the population by more than half and th... identified in May 2002 when large numbers of dead seals
were reported in Denmark. By mid-September the number of deaths had passed 6,000 in Denmark and had ...
OHSU doctors use 'putty' to prevent hemorrhagic stroke
...lymer mass that displaces the blood in the sac and seals
off the defect. The solvent, dimethyl sulfoxide, or DMSO, is derived from lignin, a compound found in woody plants. "It's a little bit like placing putty in a hole in the wall," Barnwell said. "It if stops an aneurysm from growing back, it'll be very...
Early HIV screening prolongs life and is affordable, Stanford study shows
...l validation of model-based results, and it really seals
the deal with regard to establishing the value of expanded HIV counseling, testing and referral in the United States." Experts have long known the importance of the timely identification of HIV. Delays in a patient's treatment can lead to irreversibl...