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Probiotics help gastric-bypass patients lose weight more quickly, Stanford study shows

... who take probiotics after the gastric-bypass procedure tend to shed more pounds than those who don't ... 44 patients on whom Morton had performed the procedure from 2006 to 2007. Patients were randomized into ... at least 100 pounds overweight have the procedure each year. Morton said the study was prompted ...

Stem cell breakthrough gives new hope to sufferers of muscle-wasting diseases

... An experimental procedure that dramatically strengthens stem cells' ability ... of New South Wales (UNSW). The world-first procedure has been successfully used to regrow muscles in a ... like the medicine of the future," he said. The procedure solves one of the major hurdles involving stem ...

Simple chemical procedure augments therapeutic potential of stem cells

... called SLeX to the surface of the cells. The procedure took just 45 minutes and restored an important ... normally after being expanded in culture. Our procedure promises to overcome this obstacle." These ... reach their target in clinical trials. Karp's procedure might improve their homing abilities. Karp ...

Franklin Square to study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema

... trial focuses on airway bypass, a bronchoscopic procedure designed to reduce lung hyperinflation and ... and there is no cure. "The airway bypass procedure could be an excellent option for those who are ... within the lungs. During the airway bypass procedure physicians will first use a Doppler probe ...

National Jewish Health researchers evaluating treatment to help emphysema sufferers breathe easier

... Musani. "If successful this minimally invasive procedure would help those who would not otherwise be ... or the treatment group. During the airway bypass procedure physicians will use a Doppler probe inserted ... is placed in the passageway to keep it open. The procedure involves placing up to six drug-eluting stents. ...

Researchers at National Jewish Health evaluating a treatment

... Musani. "If successful this minimally invasive procedure would help those who would not otherwise be ... or the treatment group. During the airway bypass procedure physicians will use a Doppler probe inserted ... is placed in the passageway to keep it open. The procedure involves placing up to six drug-eluting stents. ...

Commercialization aim of grant supporting technology that destroys cancer cells

... receiving additional support aimed at moving the procedure to the marketplace. One of its lead developers, ... the use of heat such as radiation. The IRE procedure involves placing small needles near the targeted ... control and to be precise. Furthermore, "the procedure spares nerves and major blood vessels, enabling ...

GKSS membranes reduce air pollution in Beijing

... of the 1990s these membranes, modules and the procedure for the recovery of petrol vapour have been used ... art to recover petrol vapour by means of membrane procedure in tank farms," the developers of the technique, ... The licensor for those membranes and the procedure is the GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht. The ...

First successful reverse vasectomy on endangered species performed at the National Zoo

... populations in Asia. This is the first procedure of its kind to be performed on an endangered ... "The major challenge we faced was that this procedure had never been performed on an equid, let alone a ... the operation on Minnesota in March 2007. That procedure proved unsuccessful, possibly due to the presence ...

New surgery improves head and neck cancer treatment

... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A new surgical procedure for head and neck cancer at the University of ... post-operative pain for patients. The new procedure uses robotic surgery, and results have shown it ... Center. Initial tests have shown the new procedure also shortens recovery times for cancer patients. ...

Clinical trial that may help patients breathe easier begins at Central DuPage Hospital

... airway bypass, a minimally invasive bronchoscopic procedure designed to help patients with emphysema/COPD ... there is no cure. If proven, the airway bypass procedure could be an excellent option for those who are ... to keep it open. The approximately two hour procedure involves placing up to six drug-eluting stents. ...

Craniosynostosis minimally invasive surgery holds more promise than old procedure

... used two procedures to correct the problems. One procedure was to make an incision from ear to ear, strip ... by breaking the bones that had fused. The other procedure required a small incision near the point of the ... in correcting the problem, but also that the procedure is as, or more, effective than the ...

Researchers at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System to study airway bypass treatment for emphysema

... widespread emphysema. The study focuses on a procedure called airway bypass that involves creating ... (shortness of breath). The airway bypass procedure could be an excellent option for those who may be ... within the lungs. During the airway bypass procedure physicians will first use a Doppler probe ...

UV light improving chances of fighting cancer

... from Newcastle University have developed a procedure to cloak antibodies which can then be activated ... by shining a probe at the relevant part. This procedure maximizes the destruction of the tumour while ... researchers demonstrate in the first paper the procedure of coating the surface of a protein, such as an ...

New CPR promises better results by compressing abdomen, not Chest

... rescuers are able to respond and how well the procedure is performed. For every one minute of delay, the ... School of Biomedical Engineering. "Any medical procedure that had that low a success rate would be ... breaths for every 30 chest compressions, the new procedure provides a breath for every abdominal compression ...

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis may pose neurological risks

... However, a new long-term analysis of PGD in mice suggests that this procedure may increase risks of weight gain and memory decline in adulthood. PGD ... children. While PGD is not believed to pose any serious health risks, the procedure does involve manipulating the developing embryo and no rigorous long-term ...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

... section editor for women's health. "Nearly all the new innovations in the procedure have been reported in JVIR first. The collection has particular value to ... in training, as it provides a continuum of the recent innovations in the procedure and is a good example of how medical research progresses over time," added ...

Ovarian transplantation: New technique gives greatly improved results in this delicate operation

... for surgeons, but also for patients who will be able to undergo a simpler procedure with equally successful results." Out of the eight women who received ... infertile because of the ageing of their eggs and ovaries. "This procedure is a solution to that social dilemma, allowing women to have children when ...

Olympus advances technology for laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery

... that can be either straight or bent, flexible or articulated. After the procedure the surgeon removes the port, allowing the natural contours of the belly ... include decreased risk of wound infection and no visible scar." "This procedure is nearly impossible to do without the Olympus EndoEYE, which provides an ...

New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics

... could not be a byproduct of age, DNA damage during the cell-type isolation procedure or RNA contamination. "It's stable and it's abundant in the mouse and ... used in most epigenetic experiments. Typically, scientists use a procedure called bisulfite sequencing to identify the sites of DNA methylation. But ...

Gorilla gets MRI at Bronx Zoo

... The ability to use their mobile MRI unit allowed us to perform this procedure right here at the Bronx Zoo," said Dr. Paul P. Calle, Director of the ... with similar problems to our close relative the endangered gorilla. The procedure contributes to the knowledge of veterinary healthcare of gorillas and ...

ORNL, Southern Cal set sights on preventing blindness

... that starve eye tissue and nerves of oxygen might be averted with a procedure being developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the ... studies for the metabolic prosthesis technique are under way. The procedure involves surgically implanting a feedback-controlled three-electrode ...

Freezing kidney cancer: Hot treatment should be new gold standard for destroying small tumors

... diseased tumor, works. This interventional treatment is not a widely known procedure yet, even to other doctors, and some patients are going to have to pursue ... tumor. The tumor is then thawed by replacing the argon with helium. The procedure consists of two freezing and one thawing cycle, seeking a frozen margin ...

Metastatic bone disease patients can walk in Lazarus' footsteps

... Calif. (March 9, 2009)Osteoplastya highly effective minimally invasive procedure to treat the painful effects of metastatic bone disease by injecting bone ... is not a first-line treatment. It is a highly effective minimally invasive procedure that provides pain relief for patients not responding to conventional pain ...

Biologist enhances use of bioinformatic tools and achieves precision in genetic annotation

... achieved the aim sought with the least possible percentage of error. The procedure has been considerably refined, given that, until now, the different ... general science in the world today. This unification of criteria and the procedure will enable greater precision for future researchers. The incorrect use of ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 17, 2008

... kind of pollen by examining pollen grains under a microscope. That procedure takes time, making it impossible for allergy-sufferers to know the kinds ... hour-by-hour basis. The researchers describe using a common laboratory procedure to identify chemical structures in pollen grains that distinguish oak and ...

New technique enables assessment of drought performance

... correlating the decline in the Fv/Fm parameter to loss of viability, our procedure allows the monitoring of survival under water deficit conditions, namely defining a threshold of 33% of well-watered Fv/Fm values." This procedure may complement existing methods of evaluating drought performance while ...

Iowa State researcher develops new treatment method for canine eye diseases

... treats the infected eye for an entire year. This is the first time the procedure has been tried to improve auto-immune corneal diseases that can cause ... treatment method may help Gora. Chance brought Gora to ISU to have the procedure done. Chance is happy with the results and Gora is back at work. "She ...

Where optics meets medicine

... brain cancer is surgically removing the tumors. The risk of this sort of procedure is obvious -- it involves cutting away tissue from the brain, potentially ... damaged or abnormal, dye leaks out. Many shot-adverse patients find the procedure repellent enough that they put off getting these crucial eye exams. To ...

Embryo biopsy does not affect early growth and risk of congenital malformations in PGD/PGS babies

... after preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening has shown that the procedure does not adversely affect their early growth and risk of congenital ... on singletons' growth or medical outcomes." PGD/PGS is an invasive procedure that involves removing cells from the embryo before it is transferred to ...

Normal-looking sperm may have serious damage; scientists urge more care in selection

... to help infertile men father children. Although the sperm chosen for the procedure may appear quite normal, researchers in the US have found that many of ... and success of the ICSI technique, say the researchers. "While the ICSI procedure bypasses the natural sperm selection, we believe that the deleterious ...

DNA fingerprinting simplified

... common forensic technique often used in genetic or DNA fingerprinting. The procedure is achieved by moving negatively charged nucleic acid molecules through a ... Instructions for both exercises are formatted in easy-to-follow procedure boxes, and a downloadable presentation is available on the web. The cost ...

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols highlights a method that captures cell growth and activity

... dividing and which are not. Schmid and her colleagues have used the procedure to characterize specific sub-populations of cells in human blood that are ... quantification of DNA and RNA in solutions. This essential and routine procedure is used in virtually every laboratory. This article is also freely ...

Positive results for airway bypass

... Inc., a medical device company investigating the airway bypass procedure for the treatment of emphysema, today announced that the results of its ... bypass procedure. Airway bypass is a catheter-based bronchoscopic procedure designed to reduce lung hyperinflation and improve breathlessness (the ...

New computer simulation helps explain folding in important cellular protein

... startlingly accurate predictions of how biological processes work. In the current paper, the research team developed a two-step Monte Carlo procedure to investigate, for glycophorin A (GpA), an important biochemical process called dimerization. (A dimer in biology or chemistry consists of two ...

Placenta-derived stem cells may help sufferers of lung diseases

... via intra-peritoneal transplant, regardless of the cells being allogenic or xenogenic (host's own cells or from another individual respectively), the procedure resulted in a significant anti-fibrotic effect on the lab animals. A "consistent" reduction in lung fibrosis, says Dr. Parolini, "provides ...

Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement

... with the mercury. The entire process is performed with remote manipulators by operators working in a control room adjoining the target bay--a procedure that will be repeated each time the target is changed, which ultimately at full power could occur several times a year. The old target will be ...

Reveal the enemy

... . Bacterial diseases are usually detected by first enriching samples, then separating, identifying, and counting the bacteria. This type of procedure usually takes at least two days after arrival of the sample in the laboratory. Tests that work faster, in the field, and without complex sample ...

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: New patient radiation safety guidelines

... "The value of medical imaging is great and the risks of radiation dose are generally negligible compared to the health benefits of having a needed procedure or treatment. However, there are times when a significant radiation dose may need to be administered, and this needs to be properly handled," said ...

New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women

... both breasts simultaneously a development that could slash scan time and free valuable MRI space for additional patients. "If you have a screening procedure that you want people to participate in regularly, you want to make it convenient for them," says Block. ...
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