Tag: "silver" at medical news
Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nation's top awards for quality
...sing accuracy and reducing costs. "There is no one silver
bullet for quality improvement in healthcare," says Julie Creamer, vice president, Operations and Quality, Northwestern Memorial. "However, if there is one strategy that is critical to success, it is clinical information technology. The EHR, which ...
Novel p53 gene-based therapy boosts immune system and reduces tumor size
...rs (an average of eight centimeters, larger than a silver
dollar), received several injections of Advexin directly into the tumor, followed by a course of chemotherapy. The combination therapy resulted in significantly smaller tumors - all shrunk by more than 50 percent to a mean size of 1.78 centimeters - ...
Research fills dental need
...sts longer, and has fewer safety concerns than the silver
fillings widely used today. Dr. Hao Fong and his r...ings stain, shrink and wear much more quickly than silver
fillings, so they must be replaced in a fraction of the time. Fong is an assistant professor in Tec...
Plastic surgeons honor 'Patients of Courage' overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others
...les they face, some of these patients focus on the silver
lining of their experience making positive changes in their lives and, in some cases, a profound impact on others. Five such reconstructive plastic surgery heroes are being honored at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 20...
Silver cars are safest
...ction (about 50%) in the risk of serious injury in silver
cars compared with white cars. There was a signifi...the authors. However, increasing the proportion of silver
cars could be an effective strategy to reduce the burden of injury from car crashes....
Researchers use crippled poliovirus to attack brain cancer
...e expression, but the genes being expressed -- the silver
bullets in the gun, so to speak -- are all from the poliovirus," said Gromeier. "The polio proteins kill the cancer cells quickly and efficiently." In fact, polio is the perfect virus to attack brain cancer cells because it has ...
2003 winners of Collegiate Inventors Competition announced in NYC
...briella Mtraux, 23, have found a way to synthesize silver
nanoprisms, tiny crystals made of silver. One day, the three inventors observed that a beaker of silver
colloid, accidentally left out in the lab, changed color. They investigated, and found that the sil...
Emory scientists present alternative for surgical biventricular resynchronization
...all pulse generator (about the size of two stacked silver
dollars) is implanted beneath the skin in the shoulder region and delivers synchronized electrical stimulation to three chambers of the heart through insulated wires (leads), allowing more efficient pumping of blood throughout the body. The result...
Researchers develop 'fingerprinting' for biological agents
..." can be designed for each biological agent. "The silver
enhances the signal by many orders of magnitude, creating a highly sensitive method for detecting DNA," Mirkin said. "Our technique seems to surpass conventional fluorescence-based methods in almost every category -- sensitivity, selectivity, ease of...
The brain risks of binge drinking
...everal histological methods - such as amino cupric silver
staining, fluoro-Jade B staining, hematoxylin and eosin staining, and transmission electron microscopy - were used to track the course, time points, and specific changes that occurred in conjunction with the alcohol intake. Some rats were sacrificed...
Submicrometer-scale metallic barcodes described by Penn State and Surromed
...advantage of the fact that metals such as gold and silver
reflect colored light differently. For example, silver
looks much brighter under blue light than does gold, thus a gold-silver multistriped particle gives ...
Silver-coated catheters cut infections & may save money, analysis finds
... "We can't say that silver-coated catheters are a silver
bullet," says Sanjay Saint, M.D., MPH, an assistant professor in the U-M Department of Internal Medicine. "But our study suggests that for about five dollars more apiece, the risk of a UTI is significantly reduced, and hundreds or even thousands of d...
Keep an eye on the weather if you take herbal antidepressants
...o the patient's nervecells. There may be a silver
lining lurking in the herb's side effect, however.Hypericin's strong reaction with light is currently being investigated as atreatment for some skin cancers. "Its side effect is being used as a potentialtherapy for killing cancer cells," says Roberts...
Nature's Hardest Puzzle
...he goalof one day replacing mercury-based gold and silver
fillings with restorations ofman-made material identical or similar to natural tooth enamel. "Beyond that,the same principles that nature uses to make enamel might also be applied tocreate novel synthetic materials," Dr. Fincham says. Tooth enamel b...
Hollywood Increases Film Portrayals Of People With Disabilities
...st handed out in 1928. But often the images on the silver
screendistort the real lives of persons with physical impairments or mental illness,according to a new Ohio University study. "Academy Award-winning films reflect the trend that people withdisabilities are becoming more visible members of our...