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Human Trial for Universal Influenza Vaccine Underway

...nder the direction of Prof. Emeritus Walter Fiers, invented a universal flu vaccine. One protein on the surface of the influenza virus, the so-called M2 protein, remains unchanged in all human flu viruses known, including the strains that caused the pandemics in the last century. On the basis of the M2-pro...

New Device Developed to Eliminate Superbugs Within Minutes

British researchers claim to have invented a device that mimics the naturally disinfecting quality of fresh air by pumping a continuing stream of reactive hydrogen radicals into the atmosphere , killing microbes within minutes. Scientists say the Air Disinfector can be used to purge hospita...

A Lucky Number? 7/7/07

... he added, was no more than "divinatory numerology invented in the 19th century and popularised worldwide by the Americans."...

New Insights into Antimalarial Drug Resistance

...m all enemy fire, Roepe said. The Germans first invented chloroquine (CQ), a synthetic version of quinine, which quickly became the treatment of choice because it was inexpensive and needs no refrigeration. The drug works by preventing heme crystallization, which destroys the parasite by building up toxic ...

New Technique Helps Ultrasound Produce Cute Baby Image

A scientist has invented a technique with which newer ultrasound machines can produce cute images of a baby while still in its mother's womb.// The first image most parents have of their baby is a grainy ultrasound splodge that requires a remarkable stretch of imagination ...

The Origin of the Brain Lies in a Worm

... "Such a complex arrangement could not have been invented twice throughout evolution, it must be the same system," adds Gáspár Jékely, a researcher from Arendt's lab, who contributed essentially to the study. "It looks like Platynereis and vertebrates have inherited the organisation of their CNS from their ...

MRI-safe Motor Makes Robotic Biopsies Possible

Engineers of Johns Hopkins claims to have invented a motor without metal or electricity that can be used to perform cancer biopsies and therapies guided// by magnetic resonance imaging. The motor that drives the devices can be so precisely controlled by computer that movements are steadier and mor...

Pilates-new Age Gimmick or More?

Ever since Joseph Pilates invented this popular form of exercise, Pilates has been patronized by many including Hollywood celebrities//. It is widely recommended for losing weight, reducing or eliminating back pain and improving posture. Yet experts now question whether Pilates is an...

Biochemical Chip Solves Cell-mating Puzzle

...arge colony of cells." The microfluidic chip was invented and patented by a team that included Levchenko and Paliwal, who teamed up with Alex Groisman, a physicist from the University of California, San Diego. Source-Bio-Bio Technology...

Ultrasound Technology - Boon or a Bane?

...he medical profession. He said: "Ultrasound was invented in the 1950s for safe motherhood but it has not only killed millions of foetuses in India, it is also a leading cause of maternal mortality." Since millions of foeticides occur every year in India, tens of thousands of doctors and nursing home own...

Cancer Therapy Based on Missile Detection

...rein he describes how he adapted the technology he invented for tracking missiles// to the treatment of breast cancer. Treating cancer with heat is not a new idea, but "researchers were having trouble using it to treat tumors deep within the body," said Fenn. Further, it's difficult to deliver the heat onl...

Heart Defect Is Linked to Some Cases of Migraine Headache

... apparatus used to close PFOs in the ESCAPE trial, invented by Dennis W. Wahr, M.D., of St. Jude Medical, delivers a small device to the heart through a vein in the leg. Once in place at the PFO, the tip of the device can be opened like a miniature umbrella with two opposing canopies that press on either side...

Homeopathy can Cure Many Chronic Diseases

...t is perceived that German doctor Samuel Hahnemann invented homeopathy, the founding principles of homeopathy were well established in India thousands of years ago, in Ayurveda and in our spiritual sciences. Dr Pareek also quoted scriptures from the Gita to assert that the principle of homeopathy was widely...

Beyond Bifocals: Wavefront Technology Benefits Patients With Presbyopia

... still wearing bifocals, a 220-year old technology invented by Benjamin Franklin,” said Dr. McDonald, who was among the first ophthalmologists to perform the wavefront-based laser surgery in the United States. “If Mr. Franklin were alive today, he would no doubt be wearing wavefront-optimized progressive lens...

Fast Food (Low-Cost Diet) for Obesity

... are one of the keys to good health; Barbara Rolls invented the sensible Volumetrics diet encouraging people to eat large quantities of low-energy-dense foods rather than small portions of energy-dense foods. But Volumetrics and similar health-food diets miss an important element: the economic factor, which, ...

Bungee Backpack Could Reduce Load on Shoulders

... students and hikers carry. The bungee backpack, invented by Lawrence Rome, a biology professor at the University of Pennsylvania// , could be useful for students, hikers, athletes and emergency workers, reported UPI news wire. It uses two short bungee cords instead of inflexible straps to reduce the burd...

Vitamin E-Coated Dialysis Filters Help Fight Anemia in Hemodialysis Patients

...nt," Dr. Cruz explains. "We hoped that these newly invented vitamin E-containing dialysis filters would have some antioxidant properties—scavenging free radicals that may cause damage to cells in the body, including red blood cells." The patients' red blood cell counts levels increased significantly after t...

New Biomedical Device to Monitor Hip Implant Healing

...eplacement surgery. //The U of A research team has invented a self-powered wireless microsensor for monitoring the bone healing process after surgery—it is so tiny it can fit onto the tip of a pen. "This microsensor not only reduces post-operation recovery time, it will also help reduce the wait time for pat...

Novel Technique Would Prevent Re-Clogged Arteries

...ential applications for every drug, known today or invented in the future, and could be useful for medications – including chemotherapy drugs – best administered to one very specific location in the body." Source-Newwise SRM...

Ukrainian Invents a Musical Condom

A Ukrainian has invented a condom that plays music during sex, Korrespondent magazine reported Wednesday.// Scientist Hryhory Chausovsky developed the birth control device as a novelty, and as an aid for more pleasurable love-making, he said. A miniature loudspeaker and m...

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