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Risk of heart disease begins in teens

...s it into body cells to use as fuel. Patients must inject insulin several times a day to manage the disease. Complications of diabetes include heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and limb amputation. According to the ADA, atherosclerosis accounts for roughly 1.5 million heart attacks and 600,000 strok...

Silicon eye implants

... surgeons make a pinpoint opening in the retina to inject fluid in order to lift up the retina the place the microchip,which is just 2 millimeters in diameter and 1/1000 of an inch in thickness in position.The retina is resealed over the chip. The chip contains 3,500 microscopic solar cells that convert l...

New treatment for diabetics

...he insulin- producing cells.Some diabetics have to inject insulin more than onece a day to maintain their blood sugar levels. The device is being developed by Tejal Desai of the University of Illinois at Chicago Ms Desai, who presented her findings to a meeting of the American Vacuum Society in San Francis...

Artificial silicon retina

... surgeons make a pinpoint opening in the retina to inject fluid in order to lift up the retina the place the microchip,which is just 2 millimeters in diameter and 1/1000 of an inch in thickness in position.The retina is resealed over the chip. The chip contains 3,500 microscopic solar cells that convert l...

Sharing injection equipment spreads Hepatitis C

...uting more than 60% of new HCV cases to people who inject illicit drugs. HCV causes deterioration of the liver, or cirrhosis, in about 20% of people with chronic infection, and it can be fatal. A 6- to 12-month course of interferon treatment, sometimes given along with the antiviral drug ribavirin, wipes ou...

Gene treatment for macular degeneration

...all. In the past, researchers believed they had to inject it into that area. Now, new research in the lab shows the treatment is equally as effective when the virus is injected into the center cavity. With this treatment, researchers hope to be able to correct the deficient genes that lead to excess blood...

Novel way to fight cancer

... recognize and fight the patient's own tumor, then inject the cells back into the body and let them go to work.// Known as adoptive transfer, the experimental technique involves the body's T cells, which are responsible for finding and attacking foreign cells that have entered the body. In the experiment, ...

New vaccine for brain cancer

...cent. However specialist’s newest endeavor is to inject the vaccine directly into the tumor of patients whose cancer has recurred. In the first patient vaccinated this way, the tumor appears to be at least stabilizing. Ultimately, researchers say they hope that they will be able to eliminate the need for ...

Vasopressin Found To Boost Survival In Sudden Cardiac arrest

...earchers say they want to go one step further and inject both vasopressin and epinephrine, because that showed the most benefit and saved eight crucial minutes. "If truly confirmed by another study it would be a major advancement in the treatment of asystole," say specialists....

Snail venom Found To Ease Pain In Cancer Victims

... has found evidence that the venom that the snails inject to immobilize their prey might have beneficial effects // on some heart problems, strokes, central nervous system disorders and other ills. The latest study involved the experimental drug ziconotide, a laboratory-made equivalent of a compound in the ...

Fixing the way to a Man’s Heart

...ells from a patient's own bone marrow is taken and inject into the heart to form new blood vessels. Cardiologist Douglas W. Losordo, M.D., of Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine in, Boston, says the treatment looks hopeful. "Several of the patients have actually exper...

New treatment for Cancer by injecting heated drugs

...onnected to a series of tubes and a pump that will inject heated chemotherapy drugs inside the abdominal cavity for a couple of houirs. The higher temperature increases the efficacy of the drug while the direct contact helps kill the carcinogenic cells. A trial was performed under Dr. Y Yoshida of Depar...

Use parathyroid hormone to fight brittle bone disease

...of parathyroid hormone every day. The women had to inject themselves daily with the hormone. Both the groups received vitamin D and calcium supplements. Dr. Robert M. Neer of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts and his team conducted the study and the findings are reported in the latest is...

Protein causing spread of colon cancer identified

...ion of Pa 28 alpha. They are also hoping to inject tumour cells into mice from which the protein has been removed, to check if the tumour cells still spread to the liver....

Biotech drug causing anemia-EPREX

...s have almost the same no. of kidney patients who inject the drug under the skin. He was however convinced about the safety of human recombinant erythropoietin, though he recommended caution in the use of biotech drugs. The disease, says Dr. Glassock,though debilitating, is curable through a kidney transpl...

Wishing the pain away

...ung healthy men who agreed to allow researchers to inject their jaw muscles with a concentrated salt-water solution to cause pain. The injection was made while they were having their brains scanned by a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner. During one scan, they were told they would receive a medicine...

RNA Nanotechnology To Rescue Cancer Patients In Future

...be sure they do not go anywhere else before we can inject them into a living person. Nanotechnology is beginning to pay off here in that it may have provided us with a solution to the problem. We hope to enhance the work we have done so far and refine it for human trials." ...

Scientists Seek New Ways To Grow Hair On Bald Pates

...d expand their numbers by thousands of times. Then inject these new cells back into the scalp, where they'll work with skin cells to form new follicles. So, unlike transplants, the guy actually ends up with more hairs than he started with. The company has recently tested this on seven men with thinning ha...

Fat Patients Require Longer Needles

Longer needles are required to inject fat people with intra-muscular injections due to the fatty tissues which prevent people from deriving the full benefits //of the dosage. This has been revealed by Victoria Chan, a scientist at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Dublin. This conclusio...

British Doctor cleared of murder

...l do not know why Dr Martin deemed it necessary to inject my dad with such an excessive cocktail of drugs. Dr Martin has yet to inform us of the reason why, as so far he has refused to answer any questions." The case bore similarities to that of Harold Shipman, Britain's most prolific serial killer, who w...

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