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Blocked viens block eye sight

...ein and by shooting the drug into the vein it will dissolve the blockage. Planker stated that the hole made by the bullet will heal quickly. He further stated that the probe has advantages over the other surgical needles as this probe does not damage the vulnerable vein. He now plans to test how good the pla...

Sharing injection equipment spreads Hepatitis C

... drug users who shared cookers--containers used to dissolve and heat illicit drugs including heroin and cocaine--were four times more likely to contract HCV. Those who shared cotton filters more than doubled their risk of contracting the virus. Sharing syringes and rinse water also boosted risk, but not signi...

Bacterial discovery may help CF patients

... component of the matrix, and the use of DNaseI to dissolve it is a breakthrough," he Kjelleberg told UPI. "My question is, is it also relevant to other biofilms or only those pertaining to Pseudomonas. You see, there are many types of biofilm, and they are formed everywhere there's an aqueous environment. So...

Injection supports Heart Devices

...Clot-busting drugs, known as thrombolytic therapy, dissolve blood clots that impair blood flow. The device used in the study, the recently introduced MicroMed DeBakey VAD, differs from other LVADs in that it generates a continuous blood flow rather than a pulsing one. The advantage over similar devices is sm...

Treating Stroke Patients in Rural Areas

...usting drug tPA, when appropriate, to help rapidly dissolve stroke-causing clots and reduce brain damage. The study compared in-person medical exams of 20 stroke patients over a six-month period with patients assessed using the Web-based system, called Remote Evaluation for Acute Ischemic Stroke (REACH). RE...

Limiting sperm motility for contraception

...ls govern processes such as the sperm’s ability to dissolve the thick outer coating of the egg. Clapham and his colleagues were performing a general screen of the human gene database for novel calcium-selective ion channel genes when they discovered one with an unusual structure that resembled other channels ...

Testing Your Health & Charging Your Mobile At One Go - Check Out The Urine Powered Batteries

...through the sandwiched filter paper. The chemicals dissolve and react to produce electricity. The magnesium layer acts as the anode, losing its electrons. And the copper chloride acts as the cathode, mopping up the electrons. The urine-powered battery was able to generate a voltage of about 1.5 volts - with ...

Time For Lice To Go

... effective at dissolving the nit sheath also would dissolve the hair shaft. A treatment that could prevent the glue from solidifying on the nit sheath would prevent the egg from adhering to the hair. Such treatment would be beneficial to both people with lice infestation and those who are trying to avoid ac...

Leeches Provide Clues Regarding The Prevention Of Heart Disease

...cy to form blood clots, and a decreased ability to dissolve clots before they can do any damage. Therefore, compounds interrupting the blood coagulation cascade may inhibit thrombus development as well. The researchers have identified and analyzed peptides and small proteins in the saliva of the medical leec...

New Straw To Help Children Take Medicine

...ated medication - clarithromycin - is developed to dissolve in the stomach. If the child does not swallow the liquid immediately and the cover dissolves in the child's mouth, the bitterness of the antibiotic might be felt. So, parents must ensure that the child sips the liquid in one sitting so that all the...

Tooth Decay Bacteria Unaffected By Altered Biochemical Pathway

...rive in acidic environment and begin to attack and dissolve the enamel. The above study proves that S.mutans can survive without vital pathways, something that is not seen in any other bacteria. The study is reported in this month’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Contact: Lindy McCollum-Br...

Plants have ability to significantly lower LDL cholesterol through sterol pills

...cithin, the normally insoluble sterols are able to dissolve in water and get absorbed in the intestine. "Those who started with higher LDL got a bigger response, a bigger drop in their LDL, when they added plant sterols to their regimen. This type of treatment would be in addition to dietary changes and ...

A New Bioactive Cement For Facial Reconstruction the future

...e structure. These natural polymer beads gradually dissolve when exposed to the body's fluids, forming a scaffold that is filled by the bone cells. Adding chitosan, a biopolymer extracted from crustacean shells, strengthens the cement, which is made of calcium phosphate material. The implant is further reinfo...

GlaxoSmithKline's Zofran Helps In Treatment Of Dehydration In Children

...On the other hand, Zofran tablet, which is a quick dissolve formulation, costs $36 per tablet, substantially reducing the treatment cost....

Insulin Crystals Holds Promise In Diabetes research

...lack of insulin and insulin crystals both grow and dissolve at kinks, mounds are important sources of a crystal's net growth. "Typically in nature, fast growth also results in fast dissolution," Vekilov said. "But this process cheats physics because when there isn't a lot of insulin, mounds don't form. It's...

9/11 Firefighters' Can Regain Lung Capacity: Study

...aintains that the dust particles may be exhaled or dissolve over time. Firefighters have till now been given steroids and nasal and pulmonary decongestants. "Anecdotally, I can say that people in the treatment program, especially those who have had early diagnosis and treatment, feel that their lung function ...

Growth Of Maple Trees Affected By Acid Rain

...ther site served as a control. While the pellets dissolve slowly over five to 10 years, the researchers were surprised to find that by summer 2002, the soil acidity in both the top and lower layers of the test plot neutralized from being highly acidic to more acceptable levels for sugar maples. The research...

A Wake-up Call by MPs to Ensure Timely Care to Stroke Victims

...h immediate brain scans, appropriate medication to dissolve the clots and care from specialist hospitals. Statistics show that only 22% of the patients are able to undergo a scan on the day of the stroke, while the rest waited two days or more to undergo a scan. It was also observed that about only about two-...

Scientist Confident of Combating Allergy in Five Years

...om pollen or house dust mites are inhaled and then dissolve the binding material between the cells that form these protective linings; they can then enter the body by passing between the cells to cause an allergic response. "The drugs we are developing -- called Allergen Delivery Inhibitors (ADIs) – are des...

Drugs to Work on Allergen rather than Allergy Sufferer

...om pollen or house dust mites are inhaled and then dissolve the binding material between the cells that form these protective linings; they can then enter the body by passing between the cells to cause an allergic response. "The drugs we are developing -- called Allergen Delivery Inhibitors (ADIs) - are des...

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