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A new treatment for liver cancer

...e involves injecting millions of microscopic glass beads containing the radioactive element yttrium into the femoral and hepatic arteries.// The beads travel to the liver and deliver the radiation there, killing cancer cells. The treatment has been fo...

Reviving the Immune System

...o the lab. Here, they're multiplied and mixed with beads attached to a protein. When the new cells are put back into the body, they're better able to attack foreign substances, like the cancer.Researchers say, "What we want to do is tilt the balance in favor of the immune system and away from the tumor or ...

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Gaining Popularity

...nt locations. Now, new key players are these tiny beads called “microspheres.” Unlike larger materials used to cut off blood flow, the microspheres block smaller vessels by going further into the artery. “And the uterine tissue, the muscle, or lining of the uterus, remains intact and takes up contrast, me...

Embolization Effective For Uterine Fibroid

...ons can be treated. Now, new key players are tiny beads called “microspheres.” Unlike larger materials used to cut off blood flow, the microspheres block smaller vessels by going further into the artery. “And the uterine tissue, the muscle, or lining of the uterus, remains intact and takes up contrast, me...

Laboratory grown vegetarian meat

...uld involve growing muscle cells on large shets or beads suspended in a growth medium. The sheet would have to be stretched or the beads would have to be expandable, to stretch the cells for the cells to develop. Once the cells have grow...

Scientists Find Way To Stop Infection Of Implants

...ally, they added bacteria and showed that titanium beads with vancomycin on the surface killed the bacteria. When the beads were exposed to more bacteria, the vancomycin continued to kill the new infection. The vancomycin wa...

New Method Developed To Cut Down Chemotherapy Deaths

...y of Bath, England, involves using tiny fibres and beads soaked in the chemotherapy drug, which are then im...mes fatal," said Dr Perera. "The new fibres and beads could cut out some side-effects entirely, including nausea and vomiting, and could reduce the number...

How Did Early Man Treat Tooth Decay?

...dology invented by the skilled artisans to produce beads must have found additional use in drilling teeth. ...

A New Bioactive Cement For Facial Reconstruction the future

...lso found in natural bone. The paste is mixed with beads of a natural polymer found in seaweed filled with ...ad throughout the structure. These natural polymer beads gradually dissolve when exposed to the body's fluids, forming a scaffold that is filled by the bone ...

Improved Bone Grafts With Bioactive cement scaffold

... and then allowed to solidify. The natural polymer beads slowly disintegrate and mix, creating a scaffold that is filled by the recently released bone cells. "Bone cells are very smart," says Hockin Xu, of the ADAF and principal investigator for the project. "They can tell the difference between material...

Gap Exists between Medical School Teaching and Physician’s Practic

...which uses CycleBeads?, a string of 32 color-coded beads that helps a woman keep track of her cycle, know which days she can get pregnant (days 8-19 represented by glow-in-the-dark white beads) and monitor the length of her menstrual cycle. Research has shown that the Standard Days Method is 95 percent eff...

UCLA Researchers Transform Stem cells From Fat tissues Into Smooth Muscle

... ability to contract by tracking movement of micro beads dispersed in a collagen gel embedded with the cells. Researchers added different pharmacologic agents known to cause contraction or relaxation in smooth muscle. "We found that the cells did indeed function just like smooth muscle," said Wu. "The ne...

Breast reconstruction may be possible with fat stem cells

...bining the fat-derived stem cells with microscopic beads composed of a type of extracellular matrix (ECM) t...e stem cells can easily attach themselves to these beads and are able to differentiate into mature fat cells. When injected under the skin in a rat model, th...

Stem cells in regeneration of breast tissue in Cancer patients

...to combine fat-derived stem cells with microscopic beads with regenerative properties. Initial tests reveal that the stem cells easily adhere to the beads and differentiate into mature fat cells. When these cells are in turn injected into the skin of the ...

New Generation - Medicinal Products

...ike making a bead necklace when only green and red beads are available. And in the same way that such a two...nhydrides, which are much more reactive (i.e. more beads for our necklace), so that the polyesters can be prepared under much less harsh laboratory condition...

Baby Teether Beads Recalled

.... The flexible plastic ring that holds the teether beads in place can crack or break, causing the beads to detach. The distributor, Kids II Inc. of Alpharetta, Ga., had received around 24 reports, stati...

Scientists Map Key Landmarks in Human Genome

...nucleosomes are located along the chromosomes like beads on a string. Nucleosomes have multiple functions, including allowing several feet of DNA to be packed tightly into a cell's nucleus. They also regulate gene expression, or activity, by determining whether DNA sequences can be accessed by transcript...

Buckyballs Used as 'Passkey' into Cancer Cells

...ssential amino acids that are strung together like beads on a necklace to build all proteins. Barron's graduate student, Jianzhong Yang, developed several different Baa-containing peptides, or slivers of protein containing about a dozen or so amino acids. In their natural form, with pheylalanine as a li...

Bacteria Harnessed as Micro-Robot Motors

... pink stains on shower curtains - onto polystyrene beads 10 microns in diameter. These tiny "robots" were suspended in a solution containing water and glucose. The bacteria themselves are only about one-fifth of the size of each bead and adhere to them via electrostatic, van der Waals forces and hydroph...

Human Genetic Code for ALS Identified

...computer processor chips. They’re coated with tiny beads that “read” the SNPs scattered throughout the human genome. The researchers found 34 genetic variants that ALS patients were more likely to have compared to normal individuals without the disease. “This is the first major step toward understandin...

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