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Silicon eye implants

...ry condition called retinitis pigmentosa,said that implanting three more people will give them a large data. He would be doing the implant of these micro chips in one woman and two men suffering from retinitis pigmentosa .The whole procedure would be about 2-1/2-hour and will take place in Central DuPage Hos...

Miscarriage linked to late embryos

...after the egg's release from the ovary, with those implanting on day eight having the greatest chance of success.// The researchers speculate that late-implanting embryos may be weaker and that rejection of them may be a protective mechanism designed to spare the mother the physiologic burden of supporting no...

Defibrillators saving lives but price is an issue

Surgically implanting the heart-shocking devices known as defibrillators in people who have had heart attacks prevented sudden death in nearly one-third of the patients. //Doctors say the findings will likely lead to a dramatic and costly shift in the way they treat milli...

Artificial silicon retina

...ry condition called retinitis pigmentosa,said that implanting three more people will give them a large data. He would be doing the implant of these micro chips in one woman and two men suffering from retinitis pigmentosa .The whole procedure would be about 2-1/2-hour and will take place in Central DuPage Hos...

Cell transplants used to fend off Parkinson's symptoms

Doctors report they have had long-term success implanting cells into the brains of Parkinson's disease patients by passing a needle through the skull. Dr. Ray Watts, professor of //neurology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, told that patients had improved motor function - movement of their...

Ultrasound test may detect heart condition early

... disease. One treatment for the condition involves implanting a defibrillator to restart the heart if it stops suddenly. Researchers have suggested that abnormalities in the heart's diastolic function--meaning how it behaves when it relaxes and fills with blood--may represent an early stage of HCM.Dr. Scott D....

Benefits in fertility procedures

...yo and test it for a number of conditions prior to implanting the embryo. This helps eliminate the implantation of embryos that are not going to result in live births. Dr. Werlin and colleagues are currently studying how useful PGD is in women of advanced maternal age, those who have recurrent pregnancy loss, ...

Brachytherapy for breast cancer

...as external beam radiation. Brachytherapy involves implanting a radiation source into a tumour so that a continuous dose// of cancer-killing radiotherapy is received by the patient. Researchers at William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan found that it has been used with some success in prostate cancer. A group of ...

Prostate cancer and Vitamins

...he B vitamin niacin. The treatment, which involves implanting radioactive 'seeds' in the tumour had to be cancelled. For the vitamin would have interacted with a drug commonly given before the treatment, raising the risk of haemorrhage. The story shows that doctors and patients alike need to be better informed ...

New hope for patients with Parkinson's disease

...of Parkinson's disease.This new treatment involves implanting an electrical stimulator that helpsimprove functioning and quality of life for Parkinson's patients. Thiselectrical device helps stimulate both sides of the brain, thus blocking thesignals that otherwise cause disabling tremor. The researchers ran a ...

Plastic Sling Has Proved Successful In Improving Aging Of The Neck

...signs of aging in the neck. The procedure involves implanting a thin,// plastic sling under the skin and jaw to reduce the saggy appearance of the neck. Researchers say this new procedure is safe and very effective. As people age, there are often changes in the neck and face including the loss of elasticity in...

Damaged Heart Rejuvenated By Stem Cells

... source for treatment of diseased hearts. However, implanting stem cells into the heart has been thought to carry risks for uncontrolled growth of the stem cells on host tissue in the heart muscle. For the study, the stem cells were extracted and grown in sufficient number in long-term cultures, so they could ...

Surgery using gene therapy for Alzheimer’s patient

...hour procedure that took place on April 5 involved implanting genetically engineered cells into the brain of a 60-year-old woman from Oregon.// The cells, skin cells taken from the patient herself, were engineered to produce a substance called nerve growth factor (NGF). NGF is known to help restore conne...

New Eye Surgery Gives Hope To Short-Sighted

...and Tan Tock Seng Hospital, involves surgically // implanting a special kind of contact lens in the eye. The implantable contact lenses (ICLs) are particularly suited to patients who are turned away from Lasik clinics, eye surgeon Lee Hug Ming told The Straits Times. "Laser surgery is not always suitable fo...

Three Sisters Have One Baby and Make History

...itchie became pregnant during the first attempt at implanting the embryo in her womb. The twin sister who carried the fetus said 'But I would definitely do it again if she wanted another baby. I just carried the baby for Alex and I didn't see it as giving him away.' The twin sister who donated the egg said:...

Kalam Appeals to Eradicate Hearing Disability

...-old deaf and dumb children. After one of month of implanting and training they spoke out few words legibly. After six months of computer-aided training, I have seen the children speaking normally. This touching scene moved me. I felt that I have to work to bring the cost of cochlear implant down, so that thous...

Initial Steps In Spread Of Cancer Identified

...tibodies, we are capable of preventing tumor cells implanting and thus the spread of cancer," he observed. The current study shows that the initial protein that is sent out as an emissary is fibronectin. Once it has entrenched into the area, a second growth factor arrives and thus bone marrow cells can easily...

Satisfied Sexual Intercourse for Impotence men with Penile Prosthesis

...ilure or urinary retention. The researchers feel implanting a penile prosthesis is effective in erectile dysfunction patients to have a satisfied sexual intercourse but minor complications such as prosthesis infection are the main concerns for penile prosthesis implants. ...

Breast Cancer Treatment Reduced From Six Weeks To Five Days.

...t time to just 24 hours. This can be possible by implanting radiation seeds permanently in the patient’s breast thereby facilitating the destruction of cancer cells. This method helps the patient o continue with their normal routine. This new method of treatment of breast cancer is called partial-breast rad...

Mystery unfolds about the Ginkgo biloba extract!

...t treating mice with this extract before and after implanting human breast or brain (glioma) tumours decreased expression of a cell receptor associated with invasive cancer. An 80 percent decreased incidence was observed as long as the extract was used, compared to untreated mice, and also reduced the size of...

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