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Seattle inventor to receive Henry Heimlich Award
... patented technology that replaces the use of live dogs
in the training of surgeons and emergency physicians. The lifelike device, which precisely models a human torso and even bleeds when cut, is distributed worldwide and is used to train over 12,000 doctors each year. He also designed the LapTrainer wit...
New hope for treating heart rhythm irregularity that often follows surgery
...xt, the researchers will continue their studies in dogs
and attempt to block inflammation of the heart tissue while preserving the normal inflammatory response in the rest of the body. "Our hope is that we can soon bring this treatment to the operating room and eliminate one of the major complications of...
Baseball food and drink: Healthy chemistry scores a surprise hit
...t is better but less flavorful While low-fat hot dogs
may be better for your heart than regular dogs, sc...ed what many people say they already knew: regular dogs
taste better. Researchers found that aroma compounds, which affect flavor, appear to be released mor...
Study: Nose doesn't smell like the eyes see
...or. These are most likely the reasons why mice and dogs
have a heightened sense of smell compared to people, says Yau....
BRAVE program Help available for children with anxiety
...ir parents, they may fear specific situations like dogs
or the dark, or just seem to worry most of the time. "Despite the evidence that childhood anxiety can be effectively treated, a large proportion of children who suffer from anxiety never receive treatment. Families are often unable to attend traditi...
Broccoli sprouts, cabbage, ginkgo biloba and garlic: A grocery list for cancer prevention
... Many find it to be the perfect companion to hot dogs
and sausage, but new studies suggest that sauerkraut may have another beneficial side effectit may protect women from breast cancer. Results from the U.S. component of the Polish Women's Health Study are showing an association between cabbage and sa...
Heart mapping technique safely guides catheter repair of arrhythmia
...ins scientists performed catheter ablation in nine dogs
who had nearly 50 CT markers, small wafer-like targets that could be seen by a scanner, surgically implanted on the outside of their hearts' muscle wall. The placement of the wafers covered all regions of the heart, especially those where arrhythmia...
Dogs ease anxiety, improve health status of hospitalized heart failure patients
...nts, too. Still, the therapeutic approach of using dogs
to soothe people's minds and improve health has be...In the volunteer-dog team group, specially trained dogs
(of 12 different breeds) would lie on patients' beds, so patients could touch them while interacting...
HRCT reveals asthmatic risk long after cat allergen exposure
...n though fewer than half of American homes contain dogs
and cats, 100 percent and 99.9 percent of homes contain dog and cat allergens, respectively. Additional studies have shown that even low-level exposures to pet allergens, such as those found in schools and in homes without pets, can induce asthma sym...
Iron particles and MRI could replace biopsies to track stem cell therapy and deploy stents
...her metals, seen by MRI. In the latest study, 13 dogs
underwent surgery to create heart muscle damage similar to what happens in a naturally occurring heart attack. Six were treated with iron-oxide-labeled stem cells and seven served as study controls, receiving no stem-cell injections. Mesenchymal b...
Whooping cough persistence traced to key toxin
...a closely related germ that causes kennel cough in dogs
within a day, it takes longer to clear B. pertussis. Antibodies produced by the vaccines are effective only seven days after they are administered, says Harvill, who is part of Penn State's Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics. "The bacterium ap...
Where your brain wires itself to like (name your favorite brand)
...ing is the same type that Pavlov used to condition dogs
to associate an otherwise irrelevant stimulus such as a bell with food. However, in this case, the researchers conditioned the subjects to associate each juice with an arbitrary visual stimulus--a geometric shape flashed on a screen. In these experim...
Can dogs smell cancer?
...cientific studies have documented the abilities of dogs
to identify chemicals that are diluted as low as p... medical journals confirmed the ability of trained dogs
to detect both melanomas and bladder cancers. The new study, led by Michael McCulloch of the Pine S...
Global program to eliminate elephantiasis has early success in Egypt
...ely related to the heartworm parasites that infect dogs
and cats. Infections with the worms, which are spread by mosquitoes, can lead to lymphatic filariasis, a condition where the worms lodge in lymphatic vessels. This triggers inflammation that blocks the drainage normally provided by the lymphatic syst...
'Bubble Bassets' cured of genetic disorder by in-vivo gene therapy technique
... the corrective gene into the bloodstream of XSCID dogs
with the hope of correcting the defective hematopo...tely restored immune function in three of the four dogs
the researchers treated. The fourth dog received the lowest dose of the retrovirus vector the virus...
Early cat exposure can increase some children's eczema risk
...nference on May 21st. Being exposed to two or more dogs
at home suggested a slightly protective, but not s... researchers asked their parents how many cats and dogs
they had in the house at the time the child was born, and then followed up one year later to see whi...
Georgetown research leads to first cancer vaccine
...ancer," she said. They first tested the vaccine in dogs
and found it was 100 percent effective in preventing HPV infection. From there, they licensed the technology to an external company to begin clinical trials, which showed that the vaccine also protected women from contracting the virus. "Once we wer...
Erotic images elicit strong response from brain
...ained various scenes from water skiers to snarling dogs
to partially-clad couples in sensual poses. What t...een different categories of visual objects such as dogs
versus cats. Whether or not the human prefrontal cortex contains special neurons that are "tuned" fo...
Contagious canine cancer
The source of a cancer that affects dogs
around the world has been traced by scientists and...cells of the tumour itself are transmitted between dogs
during sex. No equivalent form of contagious cancer exists in humans, but the new findings challenge...
USC research shows dogs and smog don't mix
...pollution and respiratory health. Children with dogs
had significantly increased cough, phlegm producti...rther work is needed to determine what it is about dogs
that may increase an asthmatic child's response to air pollution," says Rob McConnell, M.D., profess...