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Man against HIV – new vaccine ready for human trials
...virus. The idea is to block the virus from growing inside
the body rather than trying to bolster the immune ...he scientists hope to stop the growth of the virus inside
the human body. So they say this vaccine will be effective even in old cases of HIV. All eyes are no...
Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.
... to protect rat brains from stroke, to tissue deep inside
rat brains. In an interview, Frey said this finding is significant because researchers think this same substance may protect human brains from the devastating effects of stroke, but no one has been able to figure out a way to deliver the drug. “It ...
Oracle Corp. to help build world's first "Digital Hospital"
...to access patients' medical records from anywhere, inside
or outside the hospital.The hospital will come up at Birmingham, Alabama and will cost around 120 to 125 million U.S. dollars.The project will be fast tracked and hopefully completed by 2003. From the moment a patient registers at the hospital, every...
Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too
...reams; slow-release estrogen rings that are placed inside
the vagina and secrete estrogen into the surrounding tissues; and daily tablets that can be inserted into the vagina....
Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!
...ts have warned that the common white patches found inside
the mouth can lead to oral cancer in many cases. A simple genetic test can help pinpoint if the patches could become cancerous or not.Scientists at the University of Oslo spearheaded this research. If identified early and treated, leukoplakia, as the...
Award for TTK Chitra heart valve prosthesis
...om a cobalt based wrought alloy. The circular disc inside
is made of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. A polyester suture ring is provided for stitching the valve into the muscle of the heart, said Prof. A.V Ramani, Senior Group Vice-President at a press conference. The development of the device sta...
African HIV strains more resistant to anti HIV drugs
...s an enzyme useful in the replication of the virus inside
the body. If the drug attaches itself to the protease, then it is easier for the drug to deactivate the virus. This is difficult in two African strains called A and C subtypes of HIV, the researchers say. Dr. Ernesto Freire of Johns Hopkins Univers...
Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics
...sis, a condition in which fatty plaque accumulates inside
the arteries and obstructs the flow of blood and o...600,000 strokes each year. Those with more plaque inside
their arteries also had higher levels of blood fats such as LDL ("bad") cholesterol and increased bl...
Risk of heart disease begins in teens
...nd that there was substantial fatty plaque buildup inside
the arteries regardless of body weight, family his...According to researchers patients with more plaque inside
their arteries also had higher levels of blood fats such as LDL ,"bad" cholesterol, and increased bl...
Arthroscopy for Ankles
...e on a monitor screen, allowing the surgeon to see inside
the joint to diagnose and treat problems. Arthroscopy has been used for about 25 years and was first used for knees, says Dr. John J Stienstra, an orthopedic surgeon at the Permanente Medical Group in Union City, California. Over the years, arthros...
Better prostate cancer detection
...he outer rim of the prostate and six more from the inside
of the gland. They did this on a group of 74 men and found cancer in 40 of them. In ten, the cancer was found only in one or more of the six inner areas - and would have been missed if the conventional method was used. Dr Bahnson routinely uses th...
Dark skin protects
...ith melanin cells.In mammals, melanin is contained inside
vesicles called melanosomes. Larger, more numerous melanosomes make for darker skin. Mackintosh suggests melanosomes might act like lysosomes in the immune system, which engulf invading microorganisms and use enzymes to kill them. "Melanin is a stic...
Sponging Cattle betters spraying in eradicating Malaria
...s.Typically, in southern Asia, villagers spray the inside
of their houses with insecticide to guard against malaria. Because the mosquitoes that carry malaria in the area feed mostly on cattle, not humans, sponging down cows with insecticide is just as effective at reducing malaria infection as spraying t...
Coronary stent leads to complications
It is believed that the rate of clot formation inside
a coronary stent is three times higher than the pr...nvolve placement of a stent - a tiny metal device, inside
the coronary artery to keep it open. But the very act of placing a stent in the artery irritates the...
Vitamin C for the heart
...s, a condition in which fatty build-up accumulates inside
the arteries and obstructs blood flow. In PAD, blood flow in the legs and feet is impaired, which can cause lameness and pain. PAD is also associated with an increased risk of death and disability caused by heart attack and stroke.// PAD may cause ...
New spray gel heals surgical wounds
A new spray has been developed to heal wounds made inside
the body during surgery without scarring. The spray gel forms a bright blue "sticking plaster" and stops tissues sticking together to form painful scars. One of the advantages of the new dressing is that it can be used during keyhole surgery, which i...
Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique
...able to view the lining of the milk ducts from the inside
to determine the presence of cancerous cells before they spread beyond the ducts. Images are relayed to television screens from which doctors can evaluate cells for the presence of pre-malignant changes. If abnormalities are spotted, biopsy of the af...
Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain
... to protect rat brains from stroke, to tissue deep inside
rat brains.//They presented their findings at the American Stroke Association's 26th International Stroke Conference here.In an interview, Frey said this finding is significant because researchers think this same substance may protect human brains fr...
Ibuprofen weakens aspirin's effect
...researchers believe that ibuprofen clogs a channel inside
a clotting enzyme known as cyclooxygenase-1. Aspir...in gets stuck and cannot reach its own active site inside
the enzyme. The study found no conflict between aspirin and three other arthritis drugs: rofecoxib...
Lancing tumours into the body
...o the body using standard hypodermic needles. Once inside
a vein, they could be steered around the body magnetically.Inside the body, Ishiyama says the devices could carry drugs to the sites of infection. His latest prototype is even armed with a tiny metal spike that heats up when you apply a second magnet...
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