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Lancing tumours into the body

...silicone oil, which was fixed between two vertical coils of wire. By pumping alternating current through the coils, Ishiyama produced a rotating magnetic field around the container, which set the screw spinning.Because of its threaded surface the screw slowly began to cut through the oil. Its speed increas...

Brain aneurysms can now be treated with a less invasive procedure

...n-surgically by filling it with lots of tiny metal coils that divert blood flow away from the aneurysm. How...lge is wide, it is removed surgically as the metal coils would fall out and perhaps trigger a stroke by blocking the vessel. Researchers at the University o...

Platinum Coils To Replace Brain Surgery

...ve proposed treating burst aneurysms with platinum coils instead of brain surgery. In 2002 the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) was stopped early because it showed that the minimally invasive technique, coiling, was more likely to result in survival without disability at one year when com...

Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms By A New Non-Surgical Approach

...l. Coil embolization is a procedure in which tiny coils are used to close off the aneurysm. A catheter ins...od vessel in the upper leg) is used to deliver the coils to the aneurysm in the blood vessels of the brain. The procedure is not without limitations. Coil e...

The new face of vaccine development

...ended, corkscrew-like shape that is not rigid, but coils around like a phone cord. When the immune system "sees" this helical shape, it produces antibodies that recognize this shape. The surface sugars of Streptococcus pneumoniae 14, on the other hand, lack the extended corkscrew shape and so aren't reco...

Alternative to Open Heart Surgery

... on the heart. The pump is powered wirelessly via coils placed on the skin attached to an external battery pack. Dr Khir said that they were having a couple of discussions with the manufacturers and they plan to bring it to the market as soon as possible. The idea of this pump came from the observation th...

Brain Surgery Without the Surgery?

...many patients a minimally invasive treatment using coils and stents.” As many as 30 percent of all brain ...An example is the use of stents, which bolster the coils that we place inside the aneurysm to seal it off. They reduce the risk of a stroke related to the co...

Fimbriae Help Bacteria Stick Around Inside the Body

...e by one. If the force on them drops, the fimbriae coils are compressed, keeping tension on the bond between the bacterium and the mucous membrane. 'The fimbriae uncoil and recoil to dampen sudden changes in forces caused by rough and rapidly changing flow conditions,' explained study co-author Dr. Viol...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

...during the day Use mosquito repellant creams or coils containing DEET to avoid mosquito bites Use bleaching powder mixed in water if it is not used for drinking. Measures should be taken to prevent mosquito breeding in stored water bodies, like wells Destroy discarded objects like old tyres, cocon...

Scientists Have Developed Faster, More Accurate TB Test

...to detect its characteristic pattern of tangles or coils under a microscope relatively easily. The liquid media also means TB drugs can be more easily administered for testing. If the bacteria grow in the presence of these drugs, this indicates resistance. The MODS test is also cheaper and more sensiti...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

...uring nights · Use mosquito repellant creams or coils containing DEET to avoid mosquito bites · Use bleaching powder mixed in water if it is not tube used for drinking. · Measures should be taken to prevent mosquito breeding in stored water bodies, like wells · Destroy discarded objects like old tyre...

Drug Coated Stents Under the Scanner

Drug-coated stents are minute coils implanted in the artery that gradually releases a medicine to ensure the artery does not clog again. It is estimated that drug-coated// stents have indeed saved the lives of more than six million people in the world. Drug coated stents were not do...

Give Up Sugar to Keep Yourself Young

...your skins mattress and the elastin fibres are the coils holding it together. The sugar attacks these fibres, making them less elastic and more brittle so they break. The result is that your once-youthful skin starts to sag and look old, he added. The glycation process makes these fibres to change; causi...

Brain Swelling Halts Conjoined Twin Surgery

...edures began last month when doctors inserted wire coils into brains' blood vessels to create independent circulation for each child. The girls share the same circulatory system, so that any medication administered to one affects the other. Doctors feared that as the girls grew, the risk of one getting sic...

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