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Soft contacts designed for cone-shaped cornea
.... University of Rochester researchers describe the custom
design techniques and results of visual acuity tes...lenses. The scientists tested several designs of custom
lenses on the subjects eyes for both high-contrast and low-contrast visual acuity. They compared vis...
Study finds role of mid-brain in integrating heart and respiratory response to exercise
...ise took place in the semi recumbent position on a custom
made examination couch, with a pedal ergometer attached to one end. The load was fixed at 15 watts. After resting for approximately four minutes, subjects were alerted orally to an exercise cue. The patients were then given a signal to start exercisi...
Measuring lung motion leads to better radiation treatment for lung cancer
...s capable of moving a radiological phantom through custom
trajectories specified at 50 positions per second. Thus, it can reproduce real tissue motion. The research group's investigation of breathing motion has revealed that parts of the lung move a lot while others stay more stationary and that some parts ...
Custom-made cancer cell attacks
...aring that principle in mind, researchers can make custom
types of radioactive chemicals or radioisotopes that will attack cancer cells in a more efficient way than current cancer treatments. Ruth will discuss his results at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Sa...
Low-pitch treatment alleviates ringing sound of tinnitus
...an who treats hearing disorders, points out that a custom
sound can be created for the patients, who then can download it into their personal MP3 player and use it when they need relief. "The treatment, though, does not represent a cure," Zeng said. "This low-pitch therapeutic approach is only effective w...
Bank on a Cure researchers identify pathways mediating myeloma treatment side effects
...mbosis, or clots. The genes were validated using a custom
panel of 3,404 SNPs developed by BOAC working with...ings from BOAC, the researchers are also using the custom
chip to identify SNPs as potential prognostic markers to predict survival outcomes. Early analysis o...
New mechanism explains glucose effect on wakefulness
...earty meal, as exemplified by the long and honored custom
of the siesta. However, scientists have understood little about how the basic energy molecule, glucose, regulates such wakefulness and other energy-related behaviors. Now, in an article in the June 1, 2006, Neuron, Denis Burdakov of the University of...
Vitamin D inhibits progression of some prostate cancers
...ch individual is different so the therapy could be custom
made for each person," Lee said. The vitamin D used in the study is 1,25-hydroxylvitamin D3, the most potent and active form of vitamin D in the human body. But Lee and other scientists at the Medical Center's James P. Wilmot Cancer Center do not adv...
Rapid restoration of immunity in immune-suppressed cancer patients using T-cell vaccines
...cility at Penn, "we have been using new cell-based custom
therapeutics derived from a patient's own T cells in this and other studies, with the long term goal of improving outcome and extending life," explains co-author Bruce Levine, PhD, who directs the Facility. T-cells are taken from a patient and expand...
Study finds new type of silicone implant offers more natural looking breasts, low complication rate
...urgeons can use a patient's breast measurements to custom
select an implant specific to each breast. Beyond the cosmetic advantages of the more cohesive implants, these implants have a low complication rate. In the study, only 3.4 percent of the 118 breast augmentation patients experienced complications, i...
Massachusetts General Hospital launches magazine that examines medicine's leading edge
...o come. Time Inc. Strategic Communications, the custom
publishing arm of the leading magazine corporation, has been working with the MGH to plan, develop and produce the publication. Proto, a prefix that conveys progress and discovery, seeks to travel new ground in its coverage of medical innovation. ...
Percutaneous aortic valve replacement
...patients. Two most recent developments relate to a custom
retrograde delivery system, as well as a larger 26...successfully performed a number of cases using the custom
retrograde delivery system and the 26mm valve. The retrograde route is much simpler and can be perfo...