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Nanocomposite Labeled Cancer Cells Targeted and Destroyed by Using Lasers

...en in nature. By combining an organic matrix with metallic clusters that can absorb light, it is possible to incorporate such particles into cells and then destroy those targeted cells with a laser. For regarding the creation and characterization of a dendrimer nanocomposite (DNC) matrix containing silver cl...

Olive Stones to Depollute Industrial Sewage Water

...y olive stones stems from their capacity to retain metallic ions in their surface. As the UGR scientist explains: This is due to the difference in electrical charges. Olive stones are negatively charged, whereas metal is positively charged. That is the reason why they come together, thanks to ionic attraction...

U.S. Navy Offers Intralase No-Blade Lasik for Servicemen

... and more accurate. The Intralase laser replaces a metallic blade that was previously used to perform the first step of Lasik surgeries. "The blade had been associated with the most significant problems that we used to have with Lasik. When I introduced the Intralase laser in 2002 I experienced a dramatic ...

Common Ingredient in Big Macs and Sodas Can Stabilize Gold Nanoparticles for Medical Use

...r utility for the generation of a wide spectrum of metallic nanoparticles, including gold and silver; and as amphiphilic building blocks in a variety of drug designs were demonstrated by Katti, in collaboration with Kannan and MU's Stan Casteel. A paper describing the team's recent findings, "Gum arabic as ...

Three Teslas magnetic resonance imager acquired. Shot in the arm for research

...this heart apparatus inoperable. Any ferromagnetic metallic structures have to be carefully monitored before introducing a patient into a strong magnetic field, as the influence of the field may cause these metal structures to move or their temperature to rise. Neuroimaging in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer Th...

Metallic and Glass Objects Retreived from Women's Stomach

...ces of magnets were taken out. "Owing to these metallic and glass objects the lady was undergoing a severe...her temper, she would start eating and swallow the metallic objects," a relative of hers said. (Source: IANS)...

Experiments In Outer Space To Determine single Cell Survival

...so direct their own landscaping. They can organize metallic nanocrystals added at the cell surface. These may enhance the sensitivity of Raman spectroscopy for monitoring the onset of infection or the course of therapy. The cells also localize proteins at the cellular interface. Assistant Professor Graham T...

Lightning Kicks Up a Furore in the Mobile Industry

...tering the body. But conductive materials, such as metallic objects and liquids, would direct the strike inside the body and result in internal injury causing disability and death. In one such instance a 15-year-old girl was struck by lightning while using her mobile in a London park. Though she survived sh...

New Multi-Modal Contrast Agents, A Boon For Medical Imaging

...And in the case of gadolinium oxide, it's really a metallic ion.’ Watkin said gadolinium oxide is a superb imaging agent because of its superparamagnetic properties -- ‘meaning that they work well within a magnetic resonance imaging machine.’ Its properties as an effective emitter of radiation sources a...

Sweet, Sweeter and Sweetest

... This was done to detect how much bitter, sour and metallic tastes they perceived with each substance. Sugar w...he participants liked best had no, sour, bitter or metallic tastes. The panelists liked sugar, sucralose and xylitol. Aspartame and fructose were also highly ...

Gold Therapy- A Potential Treatment For Autoimmune Diseases

... with our improved understanding of drug action of metallic compounds, we might be able to develop novel, effective gold-based medication for the treatment of autoimmune disorders. It is however very important to ensure that the benefits outweigh the risk or side effects....

Does Magnet Therapy Posses Healing Powers?

...20% of them suffered from negative effects such as metallic taste in the mouth or worsening of some symptoms. Flamm agree that there could be some therapeutic effects as magnets produce heat and electricity in the body but does not guarantee complete cure....

Alzheimer's Can Be Slowed Down By Gold Nanoparticles

...o that of another experimental technique that uses metallic nanoparticles to label and destroy cancer cells. Edited (ANI)...

Nanocubes Designed For Delivering Cells

...agnetic resonance imaging technology to locate the metallic cubes as they move through a microscopic channel filled with fluid. Edited (ANI)...

Acupunture relieves pain and improves function in knee Osteoarthritis

...ly involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. In recent years, scientific inquiry has begun to shed more light on acupuncture's possible mechanisms and potential benefits, especially in treating painful conditions such as ...

Zinc Supplements Found To Be Effective In Treating Children With ADHD

...arly all of the kids taking zinc complained of the metallic taste of the supplements. Thus researchers conclude that ADHD children with zinc deficiency might benefit form a change in diet or from therapeutic trial with zinc supplementation. However they feel that further research is needed to confirm the pos...

Award for TTK Chitra heart valve prosthesis

....It is a tilting disc valve design incorporating a metallic housing, which is integrally machined from 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...

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