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Surgery-Rigged pulley helps patients

... your leg. Several years ago, a New York physician adapted that technique, called distraction osteogenesis, to fix malformed jaws. If it worked on single bones, Poll reasoned, why not for children's entire faces. First, Polley operates to cut all the stunted, sunken facial bones, but he doesn't move them. I...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

...he respiratory tracts of its hosts, and one better adapted for life outside a victim. The surface protein the phage latches onto is only present when Bordatella is in its colonizing phase. The investigators, along with collaborators at the University of California in Santa Barbara and in Cambridge, England,...

New AIDS vaccine may be in the offing

...eys showed promising results, and if confirmed and adapted in humans may signal a major new therapeutic approach to HIV. The researchers reported that the new vaccine uses a type of cell, commonly found in the skin, called dendritic cells or DCs. The main job of DCs is to grab foreign substances and turn th...

Onions to prevent osteoporosis

...steoporosis. However how far this treatment can be adapted for humans is something that only further studies will be able to say. It also needs to be found out that if he treatment is indeed as effective then how much of onion peptide is needed daily, or whether to consume onion in diet or as an extract. O...

Brain stem cells to help in producing insulin

...n mice is a far cry from the procedure that can be adapted to suit the human needs, but the study may be the first one that can open a whole new area of treatment of diabetes....

Diet and exercise to improve vascular function

...d to the requirement of the individual and must be adapted as a family lifestyle rather than a treatment or therapy, to have the maximum effect. The trials of such a form of diet and activities were called as Staged Nutrition and Activity Counseling trials. The trials successfully helped in reducing hyperte...

Arsenic in drinking water

...moval of arsenic from water are few and have to be adapted to, and proven sustainable in each different setting. Some studies have reported preliminary successes in using packets of chemicals for household treatment. Some mixtures combine arsenic removal with disinfection. One example, developed by the WHO/...

Addicted To Getting Tanned?!

...are that the practice is dangerous. Using criteria adapted from those used to screen for alcoholism and drug ...un to maintain your perfect tan?” Under criteria adapted from the alcoholism-screening questionnaire (known as the CAGE, an acronym for Cut down, Annoyed, Gu...

A Vaccine for the impending pandemic Avian Influenza

...human influenza//, are genetically labile and well adapted to elude host defenses. The tendency of influenza viruses to undergo frequent and permanent antigenic changes necessitates constant monitoring of the global influenza situation and annual adjustments in the composition of influenza vaccines. Due to t...

Hip Replacement Can Now Be Performed On Virtual Patients

...pulation. In the future, the system could also be adapted to work in Computer-Aided Surgery. This is a growing area in medical science, with doctors increasingly taking advantage of the precision of robotic arms. Medindia on replacement surgery: Total Replacement Arthroplasty - When the whole of the j...

Genetically modified bacteria to combat HIV

...robicides. They also believe the method could be adapted to deliver bacteria secreting different proteins to different parts of the body. Although primarily designed to prevent new HIV infections, they believe it could also be used, in combination with drug therapy, to treat people already carrying the v...

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's years before clinical signs emerge

...a before the disease could be diagnosed. Using an adapted version of a psychological test known to measure hippocampal damage in animals, together with a test for remembering words, she was able to identify seven of the 19 people from a group of around 60 who went on to develop Alzheimers or cognitive impai...

Birth Weight of Babies Important Predictor for Salt Preference

...thers feed children variably so that they will get adapted to the new taste without any difficulty. The researchers further intend to explore the individual differences in liking for salty taste, and hope to obtain needed insights into the underlying factors driving salt preference and intake. Perhaps, ind...

Mind Training Can Unravel The Power Of The Subconscious Mind

...out," Adhia told IANS. "Even my presentations were adapted and my ways of dealing with people changed." Most of those who attended the workshops were from the Gujarati-speaking Hindu community. Adhia, who has lectured in several countries, found South African students to be "very quiet". "They are very sh...

Need For Low Cost, Heat Stable HIV Drug in Developing Countries

...improved drugs in the developed countries and less adapted drugs in the Asian, African and Latin American countries //, where the need is more felt. More than 60, 000 patients in these regions benefit from the anti-retroviral treatment provided by the concern. The drug known as ritonavir belongs to a class...

New Multi-functional Sensing Tool To Investigate Cystic Fibrosis

...of emerging sensor technologies, but few have been adapted for routine use in medical research, which is one of the development goals at the Applied Sensors Lab,” Mizaikoff said. “As analytical chemists, we want to develop quantitative sensing devices that can answer important questions for clinical research...

Nurses Outsmart Surgeons When It Comes Safety And Team Wok

...lled the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ), was adapted from an airline industry questionnaire and applied...he same applies to the OR,' he says. The SAQ was adapted from the Flight Management Attitudes Questionnaire (FMAQ) and its predecessor, the Cockpit Managemen...

Promise for Soya Allergy Sufferers

...olated by scientists//. The two lines already are adapted to Illinois-like conditions and will be given away to breeders seeking to produce new varieties of allergy-free soybeans without genetic engineering. Crop scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the USDA-Agricultural Resear...

New Test For Detecting Trachoma

...r study appear in The Lancet. The researchers have adapted the 8cm long trachoma dipstick test on the "FirstBurst" test, which became so successful in detecting the sexually transmitted form of Chlamydia. Dr Helen Lee of the Cambridge University led the both studies. “The test is an important advance in th...

Elders Too Are Keen To Chat On Internet On Par With Youngsters

...oying living life to the full and have adopted and adapted to technology and predominantly use it for emotional reasons." The national capital has the highest number of senior netizens with 24 percent, followed by Maharashtra (23 percent), Tamil Nadu (17 percent) and Karnataka (10 percent). Around 12 per...

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