Tag: "wrapping" at medical news
Pregnancy research leads to progress on premature delivery
...mniotic membranes. The membranes are balloon-like, wrapping
around the fetus and the amniotic fluid in which the fetus is bathed. The cells within the membranes (both fibroblasts and epithelial) are critical to the chemical process that causes the premature rupture of the fetal membranes. This is known as whe...
Manchester unveils made to measure medical stockings
...eg ulcers is to apply constant pressure by tightly wrapping
elastic bandages around the affected area of the leg. These are often uncomfortable and have to be applied by trained medical staff weekly. The Scan2Knit system produces stockings made from unique combination of fibres designed for comfort which can ...
Procedures beat meds to help patients fight obesity, GERD
...gus. Doctors perform LNF with a video laparoscope, wrapping
the upper part of the stomach around the lower esophagus to strengthen the control valve to decrease the upflow of stomach acid to the esophagus. Researchers selected 98 chronic GERD patients who required long-term therapy. Researchers randomly divi...
NIST's stretching exercises shed new light on nanotubes
... The NIST/RIT team solved the problem elegantly by wrapping
SWNTs with DNA to keep them from clumping together, and dispersing them in a polymer. When they heated the polymer and stretched it in one direction, the nanotubes aligned like sugar crystals lining up in pulled taffy, making the optical measurements...
'Wrapping' Gleevec fights drug-resistant cancer
...riority report in the journal's May 1 issue. The wrapping
version of the drug known as WBZ-7 was created, ...respo and graduate student Xi Zhang developed the wrapping
Gleevec variant WBZ-7. The wrapping
prototype is a kind of molecular bandage that's designed to keep...
Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds
...aced in a McDonald's bag, and the other in similar wrapping
without the McDonald's logo. The children were randomly asked to taste first one and then the other of the five identical, differently packaged, pairs of food samples and indicate whether they tasted the same or which they thought tasted better. With...