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Molecule prompts damaged heart cells to repair themselves after a heart attack

... mouse study researchers found that TB4 initiates capillary tube formation of adult coronary endothelial ... TB4 into the animals. An examination of the capillary smooth muscle cells following treatment with TB4 showed a significant increase in capillary density in the heart three days afterward near ...

PARI's Hydrate Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award

... The PARI Hydrate with C-Force Technology uses a capillary force vaporizer, which is about the size of a ... When water is supplied to the bottom of the disc, capillary forces draw the liquid into the disc - similar to ... through an opening. C-Force Technology uses a capillary Force Vaporizer, licensed by PARI from Vapore, ...

Molecular Cause of Breast Cancer Metastasis Discovered

... in this case -- allowing circulating breast cancer cells to pass through capillary walls and penetrate the lung. "It provides a very nice mechanism for ... 4 (ANGPTL4), whose expression is induced by TGF-beta. ANGPTL4 disrupts capillary walls, loosening the connections between adjacent cells and allowing the ...

New High Performance Gas Chromatographs and Analysis Solutions From Varian, Inc. Offer Enhanced Performance and Capabilities for More Applications

... from Varian including FactorFour(TM) VF- WAXms(TM), the world's first capillary column with a stabilized wax stationary phase, and the Select(TM) Biodiesel Glycerides column, the first high resolution metal capillary column specifically designed to withstand the rigors of triglycerides ...

ECLIPSE data on effects of Otsuka's investigational novel treatment, Tolvaptan

... in ECLIPSE significantly changed the primary outcome variable, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), compared to placebo treatment (tolvaptan 15 mg ... about two aspects of lung and heart function: an estimate of the lung capillary pressure, which is the fluid pressure that plays a role in pulmonary ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Singulex for Erenna(R) Immunoassay System

... explains Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Industry Analyst Pramodh Ishwarakrishnan. "The system combines a 384-well plate format for sample analysis, capillary flow, laser-induced fluorescence, and a highly sensitive detection optics module." Increased sensitivity and precision are essential for robust ...

Quest Diagnostics HemoCue AB Subsidiary to Add Avie(TM) Hemoglobin A1c to Diabetes Point-of-Care Test Suite

... professional and were classified as having diabetes. The Avie A1c test requires no sample preparation or patient fasting, can be performed using capillary or venous specimen, and provides a percentage as well as the calculated average glucose concentration. The instrument can be connected to an ...

Vaccine shows therapeutic promise against advanced melanoma

... are capable of administering the immunotherapy. A highly specialized therapy associated with such significant side effects as low blood pressure and capillary leak syndrome, which poses risks to the heart and lung, IL-2 is often delivered in intensive care units. Just last month, M. D. Anderson opened a ...

Advanced Analytical Reveals New Platform for Rapid Genotypic Identification of Microorganisms at ASM 2009

... of microbes by flow cytometry, and the parallel analysis of pharmaceutical compounds, biomolecules, proteins, DNA, RNA and carbohydrates by capillary electrophoresis with UV absorbance or fluorescence detection. For information: http://www.aati-us.com Contact: webinfo@aati-us.com ...

Urine Test for Heart Disease Shows Promise

... The urine test was done for 67 people with symptoms of coronary artery disease, he said. Two techniques to detect proteins, mass spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis, were used to find levels of 17 protein fragments that the researchers had identified as being associated with atherosclerosis. ...

New alternative to biopsy detects subtle changes in cancer cells, Stanford study shows

... with researchers from Palo Alto-based Cell Biosciences, which makes the machine used in this study, to separate cancer-associated proteins in narrow capillary tubes based on their charge, which varies according to modifications on the proteins' surface. Two versions of the same protein one phosphorylated ...

Growth factor TGF-B helps maintain health of retinal blood vessels

... Capillaries are the smallest blood vessels in the body and the site at which oxygen and nutrients are transferred from the blood to the tissues. A capillary is composed of an endothelial cell, which forms the lining of the small tube, and a pericyte, which wraps around the outside of the tube. Scientists ...

The Power of a Tiny Microscopic Plant Found To Reduce Computer Eye Strain

... supporting studies have helped to provide insight into the reasons why astaxanthin helps to reduce eye fatigue, including such things as increased capillary blood flow and improved ciliary body function. The ciliary body is a small muscle in the eye responsible for controlling the lens of the eye. Like ...

Say Goodbye to Unsightly Bruises and Skin Discolorations with Bruise Relief(TM)

... available in a gel or serum formulation and is designed to super-hydrate the skin to help the body prevent the pooling of blood. Bruises occur when capillary blood vessels break and blood and fluids pool underneath the skin. Its super-hydrating properties also enable the body to reabsorb excess blood and ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Horphag's Pioneering R&D Efforts in Health Ingredients

... Pycnogenol(R)'s versatility is obvious in its capacity to not only improve blood flow, blood lipid profile, and strengthening blood capillary walls but also to lower cholesterol, normalize blood pressure, and prevent thrombosis. It reduces blood glucose level and carbohydrate absorption, ...

Snoring or soaring? Strength of fruit-fly immune system varies

... sets of flies (from "nighttime" or "daytime" shoeboxes) in a single experimental session. This Shirasu-Hiza did, using syringes fashioned from glass capillary tubes heated and then stretched so that they were extremely thin, but still hollow. Armed with these syringes which are powered by a machine called ...

Report Confirms Source of Contaminated Heparin

... oversulfated chondroitin sulfate (OSCS) contamination in heparin -- should it occur again. The two tests now mandated to detect contamination -- capillary electrophoresis and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy -- are "technically challenging, not widely established and not easily applicable in ...

Simple new method detects contaminants in life-saving drug

... presence of excess heparin." The new method is simpler and less expensive than analytical methods such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and capillary electrophoresis (CE), which have been suggested for detection of OSCS contaminants. Meyerhoff, who is the Philip J. Elving Professor of Chemistry, ...

Nile Therapeutics, Inc. Reports 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results

... hemodynamic effects of intravenous infusions of CD-NP in patients with heart failure. Key assessments include measurement of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), blood pressure and kidney function. About Nile Therapeutics Nile Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage ...

Susan Lark, MD Develops a Powerful ORAC Drink Packed with the Antioxidant Power of Nine Fruits

... This allows it to protect every cell in the body. Research also indicates that these compounds also may enhance your appearance by supporting capillary strength and helping to maintain collagen and elastin in your skin. "There's no question that whole, raw fruits and vegetables are our best ...

Bio-imaging mass spectrometry techniques reveal molecular details about complex systems

... could be improved. With this development, broader categories of compounds, such as lipids, could be analyzed. The researchers used an oscillating capillary nebulizer to spray small droplets of matrix aerosol onto the sample surface a process similar to airbrushing. Using histological samples provided by ...

VASAMED(R) Appoints Craig M. Walker, MD to Board of Directors

... critical cardiovascular and peripheral information and include SensiLase(R) Skin Perfusion Pressure and Pulse Volume Recording System to measure capillary perfusion, AcQtrac(TM) System to monitor heart function, and Tissue Carbon Dioxide Technologies, featuring the MicroStat(TM) System, to monitor ...

Magellan Biosciences Companies to Feature Diagnostic Products Designed to Improve Health Outcomes at the Clinical Lab Expo

... II system, which makes blood-lead testing easy. Far simpler to administer than traditional blood-lead tests, the device can be used with a capillary or venous sample, can be combined with other routine waived blood tests, and saves administrative time spent on paperwork, tracking, and follow-up. ...

Certain anti-cancer agents could be harmful to patients with heart disease

... be required to maintain blood vessels elsewhere in the body. That means it could also be uniquely important in the brain, which has a very dense capillary network, and that drugs that increase hedgehog signaling could possibly be useful to treat strokes. Lavine, who has just graduated from the ...

ESA Names James P. Whelan Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Clinical Diagnostic Products

... results with only two drops of blood in just three minutes. Far simpler to administer than traditional blood-lead tests, the device can be used with capillary or venous sample, can be combined with other routine waived blood tests, and saves administrative time spent on paper work, tracking, and follow-up. ...

Bayer Announces Availability of Reformulated Liquid Leukine(R)

... retention, pulmonary infiltrates or CHF; respiratory symptoms or disease; cardiac symptoms or disease; and renal or hepatic dysfunction. Edema, capillary leak syndrome, pleural and or/pericardial effusion, supraventricular tachycardia, sequestration of granulocytes in the pulmonary circulation and ...

Viscosity Enhancers Curb Bleeding Complications

... who'd lost as much as half of their blood. The combined hypertonic saline and viscosity enhancement significantly improved the hamsters' functional capillary density, a key measure of healthy blood flow through tissues and organs. The findings were published online in the journal Resuscitation . "Of ...

Kristin Chenoweth to Perform Benefit Concert for 3 Angels Memorial Fund titled, 'Kristin Chenoweth, This One's Personal: A Concert to Stop ACD'

... weeks old to a disease called ACD. This is the third child Craig has lost to the disease, making it nothing short of a genetic mystery. Alveolar capillary Dysplasia (ACD) is a thought to be rare genetic lung disease that has killed every baby known to be diagnosed with it. Prior to Lincoln's death there ...

Leaky blood vessels open up nerve cells to toxic assault in Lou Gehrig's disease

... had weakened, tiny hemorrhages dotted the spinal column. The smallest blood vessels crucial to nerve health shrunk: Mice with the mutation had total capillary length in the spinal cord 10 to 15 percent less than healthy mice, and their blood flow in the spinal cord was reduced by 30 to 45 percent. ...

Novel discovery by Einstein scientists could lead to much-needed kidney failure treatment

... The kidneys filter waste products from the blood and maintain the bodys fluid balance by producing urine. The filtration is carried out by numerous capillary tufts within the kidney known as glomeruli. Kidney disease occurs when glomeruli become damaged and can no longer perform their filtering function. ...

Optimal band imaging with endoscopy facilitates the diagnosis of depressed-type early gastric cancer

... This is the first report of optimal band images for early gastric cancer. Optimal band imaging (OBI) was developed with the aim of enhancing the capillary pattern and pit patterns of lesions in endoscopic images. In contrast to narrow band imaging, in which the bandwidth of spectral transmittance is ...

Dr. Neil Sadick Presents on Pyratine-6(TM) at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology

... the ability of Pyratine-6(TM) to ameliorate the visible signs of skin aging and significantly reduce erythema -- redness of the skin caused by capillary congestion. In independent clinical trials at the University of California, Irvine and RCTS, an independent laboratory in Irving, Texas, ...

MediPurpose Sells 500 Millionth Safety Lancet to IMCO Member MMS Medical

... million consumers with a safe, simple and effective tool for blood testing. MediPurpose currently offers six color-coded lancets, which are used for capillary blood sampling for a range of testing requirements. To help the millions of children living with diabetes, MediPurpose will make a $1,000 donation ...

Contact lenses with circuits, lights a possible platform for superhuman vision

... of flexible plastic. The shape of each tiny component dictates which piece it can attach to, a microfabrication technique known as self-assembly. capillary forces the same type of forces that make water move up a plant's roots, and that cause the edge of a glass of water to curve upward pull the pieces ...

Link between chronic kidney disease and oxygen-deprived tissue

... atherosclerosis, diabetes, and other conditions. The kidney has less oxygen reserves than other organs to start, and CKD is associated with less capillary blood flow, reducing oxygenation even further. As CKD progresses, kidneys become full of fibrous tissue and cannot filter wastes out of blood or ...

Narrow band imaging colonoscopy identifies flat dysplastic lesions in ulcerative colitis patients

... The surface structure was classified into honeycomb-like, villous, or tortuous pattern. The honeycomb-like pattern was defined as a crowding of round capillary vessels in honeycomb appearances. The villous pattern was characterized by a cerebriform structure (like the brain in form). The tortuous pattern was ...

Steroids Are Abused for Skin, Not Just Muscles

... skin problems can result in thinning of the skin, allergies, resistance to steroid therapy and even Cushing's disease (a consistent redness caused by capillary blockage). Seagate Medical has launched a new natural skin care drug called epizyn ( http://www.epizyn.com ) that consists primarily of zinc ...

Low Lead Exposures Can Hurt Kidneys

... was associated with weight loss, increased blood pressure, a decline in kidney function, greater urinary protein, and increased scarring in the renal capillary system. Researchers at the University of Florida said the most striking finding was that the low level lead exposure worsened kidney tissue ...

Filtrona Fibertec Ningbo, China Plant Celebrates Expansion

... RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Filtrona Fibertec, a division of Filtrona plc, developer of fiber-based capillary technology and manufacturer of custom fluid handling components, celebrated the completion of the recent expansion of its plant in Ningbo, China with ...

Abbott Broadens Use of i-STAT Handheld Blood Analyzer with CLIA Waiver Granted by FDA for CHEM8+ Test Cartridge

... measurement of sodium, potassium, chloride, total carbon dioxide, glucose, urea, creatinine, ionized calcium, and hematocrit in arterial, venous, and capillary whole blood samples for the purpose of monitoring and diagnosing a patient's metabolic condition. "Obtaining CLIA-waived status for the CHEM8+ test ...
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