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The phenomenon of sexual attraction

...eve pheromones may help people choose biologically compatible mates....

Sniff to compatibility

...ls similar to a woman's father is likely to have a compatible immune system. The natural odours that all humans produce are called pheromones. They are influenced to a degree by a cluster of genes related to the immune system called the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) . 50 unmarried women were tested b...

Filtration treatment assigns more live kidney donation

...kidney from a live donor //means they must be of a compatible blood group. But doctors at Johns Hopkins University may have a way around the blood barrier. They are treating the recipients blood prior to transplant, filtering out the antibodies that would otherwise destroy the foreign organ. This will allow t...

Alternative to blood Transfusions

...rgery. It can also fill an unmet medical need when compatible red blood cells are not readily available or when there is a need or preference to avoid blood transfusions."...

Diabetes Cure With Gene Therapy

...uppressive drugs and eliminates the need to find a compatible donor....

WHO hopes to wipe away Iodine deficiency diseases by 2005

...an be carried out with a level of salt consumption compatible with WHO's recommendations of up to 5 g/day. WHO hopes that to meet the goal of eliminating iodine deficiency by 2005. The United Nations General Assembly at the Special Session for Children in 2002, accepted to undertake this programme by 2005. How...

Delhi Hospital Opens Up Avenues For Computer-Aided Knee Replacement

...nee arthroplasty every year. The surgery cost is compatible with the traditional knee replacement surgery and works out to be around Rs.180, 000, with the promise of better results. So what are you waiting for? Source: Indo-Asian News Service...

Researchers Question The Effectiveness Of Homeopathic Remedies

...een in placebo-controlled trials of homeopathy are compatible with the placebo-hypothesis. In an accompanying Comment, Jan Vandenbroucke (Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands) states: “Science is an intrinsically human affair. When new theories are created and new evidence sought, judgment will retain...

Two Babies Undergo Transplant Surgeries

... in another state passed away, and its organs were compatible to the two babies who were in need of the transplants. The dead child’s heart and lungs were transplanted to Jason, while the heart of Jason was transplanted to Kayla. This was considered safe as a lung transplant alone involved more sewing and su...

New Method Developed To Cut Down Chemotherapy Deaths

...ent's body. These fibres are bio-degradable and compatible with body tissue, which means they would not be rejected by the patient's body. They gradually turn from solid to liquid, releasing a regular flow of the chemotherapy chemical into the cancer site, and a much lower dose to the rest of the body. Th...

Innovative solution to help reduce the waiting times for kidney transplants

...f their own healthy kidneys because they weren't a compatible blood type. Tom McCabe in his early 60s, gave one of his kidneys to 46-year-old Joe Leung. At the same time, Heidi Leung, 44, happily gave one of her healthy kidneys to Antoinette McCabe, in her late 50s. Joe Leung, the father of two teenage girls...

Stem Cell Technology Gives Hope in Spinal Cord Injuries

... data for moving GRPs to clinical trial as soon as compatible human cells can be obtained.’ However Davies points out that the lack of availability of stem-cell lines in the United States was a big hurdle to be crossed as hundreds of thousands of the GRP cells would be required to act in a person. Young sti...

Heparin Based Nanoscale Materials Developed For Dialysis Treatment

...ls, using heparin//, an anticoagulant. These blood compatible could revolutionize medical treatments, including dialysis, a routine form of treatment for renal failure patients. Furthermore, these medical devices could have numerous diagnostic and therapeutic applications that are not foreseen at the moment. ...

DNA-bound p53 Tumor Suppressor Protein Structure Determined

...omehow lock the protein into a conformation that's compatible with the dimer binding to DNA. We used a chemical ...llowed us to trap the form of the p53 dimer that’s compatible with DNA binding. And we solved the structure. We saw what it looked like." (Source: Newswis)...

Domino Transplants Creates new wave In the Field Of Kidney Transplantation

... living organ donor is matched with an altruistic, compatible donor. The incompatible kidney from the recipient'...ntended donor is then domino-matched with the next compatible patient on the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) waiting list. This strategy can be further use...

A Comprehensive CD-ROM On HIV/AIDS Released By Center for HIV Information

... training and by individual request. The disk is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. Its contents cover a wide range of topics about HIV, including natural science, diagnosis and clinical management, transmission and prevention, clinical manifestations, and associated malignancies. 'This...

Families of the Dead no Longer Have the Last Say

... transplants involving two pairs of strangers with compatible tissue types. At present over 8,000 people in the UK need a transplant, but the organ shortage would mean that fewer than 3,000 are carried out each year. Chris Rudge of UK Transplant, which provides organ matching and allocation services, said: ...

Stem cell transplant recipients face significant risk of second cancer

...cells in the bone marrow and replacing them with a compatible donor's stem cells offers the chance of cure for a disease that otherwise has a high mortality rate with non-transplant therapies. While the procedure can be lifesaving, it is associated with serious short-term adverse effects, such as mucostitis, in...

The Other Side of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

...cells in the bone marrow and replacing them with a compatible donor's stem cells offers the chance of cure for a disease that otherwise has a high mortality rate with non-transplant therapies. While the procedure can be lifesaving, it is associated with serious short-term adverse effects, such as mucostitis, in...

Limited Calorie Intake Holds the Key to Delay Ageing

...term basis. Results elicited thus far prove a more compatible reaction from the immune system, with improved T-cell production, reflected by better resistance to infectious diseases .28 other monkeys were also part of the study with normal diets. The study suggests that by improving resistance to infectious dis...

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