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Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

... in 10 of the patients and showed formation of new collateral vessels. The patients had no severe adverse effe...eceiving the treatment, including formation of new collateral vessels," said Sean Hu, Chairman of Beike Biotechnology group. "We are now working to collaborate wi...

Smoking Hampers Healing of the Ligament

...ery. The researchers looked at the mouse medial collateral ligament (MCL), a ligament that supports the knee joint in both mice and people. MCL injuries are the most common, and are also the most common injuries seen in competitive and recreational sports. Previous studies have demonstrated that the mous...

Cigarette Smoking Delays Ligament Healing

...arch. The researchers looked at the mouse medial collateral ligament (MCL), a ligament that supports the knee joint in both mice and people. Each year in the United States there are more than 20 million reported ligament injuries, and MCL injuries are the most common. They also are the most common injuries se...

Scientists Activate New Cancer Drug Using Light and Oxygen

...ls, we have shown that it is possible to limit the collateral damage to surrounding normal cells using this approach. Clinical trials in patients are still a year or two away. This is an exciting step in the fight against cancer, said Dr. Wilson. This process should greatly enhance the therapeutic window, ...

Collateral Damage-Children Of Canadian Soldiers Suffer

... to help these children. "These children are the collateral damage of the war we have asked their parents to fight. We can and should be doing more for them" Marin was quoted. The Phoenix Center’s last request for $536,250 over two years was initially turned down by the Ministry of Children and Youth Servic...

Nonsurgical Therapy Highly Effective for Pain and Infertility in Men

...ricoceles sometimes recur due to the growth of new collateral veins surrounding the treated vessel, or due to incomplete treatment for technical reasons. This study out of Cuneo, Italy, was conducted over seven years with 918 male patients ranging in age from nine to 65 years-old. During the procedure, the i...

Freezing Kidney Tumors Effective and Less Expensive Than Laparoscopy

...can be displaced prior to the ablation to minimize collateral damage. Laparoscopy, on the other hand, requires general anesthesia, as well as multiple abdominal incisions to allow access for the surgical instruments. It is also associated with a longer recovery time. “This early stage research indicates that ...

Modified Ligament Surgery Improves Outcomes Players, Athletes

...tition. The modified surgery repairs a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL), which links and stabilizes bones of the lower and upper arm where they meet at the elbow. Less traumatic than the classic Tommy John surgery, the modified surgery called the docking procedure, with time, is likely to become the gol...

On the 'Fast Buck' Trail: Kidneys on Sale

...s ? In many parts of India, kidneys are used as collateral to borrow money ? Besides debts, most of the money went to procure food and clothing ? Average family income plummeted by 1/3, after the nephrectomy ? Number of donors and their family members who lived below the poverty line increased ?...

Bottleneck in Blood Supply Makes Brain Vulnerable to Strokes

...hnique creates a clot while generating very little collateral damage,” said Beth Friedman, an associate project scientist working with Lyden in neurosciences and a contributing author on the paper. “Then we can study blood flow changes to understand what is happening in the brain in real time.” Before and aft...

Consequences Of Smoking On Fractures & Ligament Injuries

...earchers examined the effects of smoking on medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury. They performed MCL surgery on 40 mice, half of which were exposed to cigarette smoke 6 days a week for two months. Researchers quantified cellular density at the site of injury and used Type I collagen gene expression as a mark...

Radioprotective effect of Heat Shock Proteins

...very may represent a novel means of preventing the collateral damage associated with radiation therapy. Source-Eurekalert GYT...

High-Energy Clamp Simplifies Heart Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

... may not be as consistent or as fast and can cause collateral damage to other areas of the heart. Damiano and colleagues are now working to develop a device that will make the Cox-Maze procedure even less invasive. The device would allow surgeons to perform the procedure on the beating heart and do away with ...

Patients With Major Depression Have An Overstated Inflammatory response to Stress

...cause harm,” says Dr. Miller. “There's always some collateral damage when the immune system gets fired up, and we now believe that too much inflammation, either at rest or during stress, may predispose people to become depressed or stay depressed.” In addition, medical research over the last decade has shown th...

Radiation Cocktail May Reduce Risk of Damage To Other Organs In Breast Cancer

...e targeted at certain areas may reduce the risk of collateral damage in breast cancer patients. Jinsheng Li, Ph....ct their approach to provide benefits for reducing collateral damage in the treatment of shallow tumors in the breast, chest wall, and head-and-neck region.Associ...

Radiation Therapy Made More Compatible

... while subjecting adjacent normal tissue to little collateral damage. But the technique has limitations. For one thing, only certain synchrotrons can generate its very thin beams at adequate intensity, and such facilities are available at only a few research centers around the world. ‘The new development seek...

Recouping blood flow after a stroke

...showed that a number of new blood vessels - called collateral vessels had grown. These were longer and wider than blood vessels located away from the damaged area. They took over the blood supply function of the blocked vessel that had caused the stroke. This research may provide new ways of limiting the damag...

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