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Bypassing open heart bypass surgery...

...g to Dr Upendra Kaul, Cardiologist, and one of the pioneers of non-surgical heart procedures, that this is as important a finding as the first case of angioplasty. It should allow cardiologists to do all kinds of complex cases, earlier left for bypass surgery,'' he said, while describing the development as ``...

Scientists Awarded Appropriately For Contribution Towards Medical Research

...ernational recognition of scientists who have been pioneers in the field of genetics, reproduction and development. Two scientists who first identified stem cells and two others who did pioneering work in DNA research have won prestigious medical awards. These scientists are entitled to receive a cash award o...

Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibody Production Is More Profitable Than Small Molecule Drugs

...derstanding of their products positioning that the pioneers of the field were. Although there is respectable data showing that obtaining regulatory approval tends to be easier for antibodies than for other drug classes, he warns it is too early to make firm predictions. “The mid and longer term future may loo...

Dance Therapy For Healing Nepal's Battered Women

...oreographer Marion Chace is regarded as one of the pioneers of dance therapy. She taught in schools and hospitals and founded a training programme in the 1960s for dance therapists at a New York music school. Chace believed dance was a form of communication, fulfilling a basic human need. "It was amazing,...

Jaw Reconstruction could be Possible in Oral Cancer Patients

Mayo Clinic ENT pioneers have found a new method to reform the mandible (lower jaw) of oral cancer patients// . Senior investigator of the study, Eric Moore, M.D., said that without reconstructive procedures difficulties such as in eating, speaking and facial abnormalitie...

First Test-tube Baby Set to Become a Mother Herself

..., Dr. Robert Edwards and Dr. Patrick Steptoe , the pioneers of IVF. She said: 'I used to think I was special. I used to think about how I was conceived quite a lot when I was about ten or 11, but I don't think about it at all now that so many other babies have been born in the same way. Now I just get on wi...

Eye Hospital Founder a Beacon Light for Ophthalmologists: Kalam

...ogy and techniques, the doctor had trained several pioneers in the field, who are now all over the world, Kalam said. Recalling his first visit to the hospital to visit a friend being treated there, the President said he saw for himself that all patients were given equal priority and equal care, irrespective...

First Implantable artificial heart gets FDA’s approva

...Those individuals [who get this device] are really pioneers in trying to develop this technology," Zuckerman said. "Hopefully, down the road it will be a better technology and more affordable. Without those people who volunteer to participate in this program, the development of this kind of technology for all...

All in the Name of ‘Breast Cancer Awareness

...ecome extremely popular. For instance mainstream pioneers of this field the animal-rights charity Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) with its famous campaign "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" has featured several celebrities such as Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Sadie Frost, all smolderi...

College Launches Palliative Care Nursing Program

...noted expert on care of the elderly and one of the pioneers of hospice care. While "hospice is great," says Tabloski, it is usually limited to patients with less than six months of life expectancy who forgo active treatment. Statistics show that more than one third of hospice patients die within a week of enr...

Highlights from World Transplant Congress

...ess, held in Boston earlier this year,// a trio of pioneers in the science and surgery of transplantation were awarded the world transplant community's highest honor: The Medawar Prize. To honor the occasion—and to mark outstanding new research that will lead to tomorrow's advances in transplantation—the of...

Environmental Toxicants Target Stem Cells

...he medical community. Noble and his colleagues are pioneers in the field and have been involved in the discovery of several of the progenitor cells that are involved in building the central nervous system. The growing knowledge of the precise timing and role of these cells has enabled scientists to explore...

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

...de Lasik eye surgeons. Dr. Dello Russo, one of the pioneers who introduced// this method, celebrates the endorsement and explains the Navy's choice. Dello Russo comments on the most recent endorsement of the no-blade (Intralase) Lasik he introduced over five years ago to make Lasik surgery safer and more ac...

Chances of Tackling Racism in Mental Health Care is Still Remote

...o senior doctors say that//, although services are pioneers in moving towards equity, they have some way to go before they meet the challenges of a multi-cultural society. The "Count me in" census, published last week by the Healthcare Commission, makes grim reading for people of African and Caribbean origi...

Ever-Controversial Mental Health Act To Be Decided Upon

...if they are not guilty of any crime. One of the pioneers of mental health reforms was Enoch Powell who helped fade away the old dark and gloomy asylums of yore. This was followed by treatment in the 1960s with symptom suppressing drugs and other psychiatric treatment. Yet this policy of leniency bega...

Robotic Surgery May Improve Survival Rate For Prostate Cancer Patients

...rained in laparoscopic prostatectomy by one of the pioneers of the technique. Therefore, any intervention or technique to lower positive surgical margins, we think, will translate into a better long-term cure rate. The study demonstrates that even in a high volume center with an established laparoscopic ra...

New Brain Neuromarker May Shed Light on Autism and Schizophrenia

...oven very fruitful, and Dr. Kelso and his team are pioneers in this area....

Boffins a Step Closer to Solving Puzzle of Lou Gehrig's Disease

... the enzyme. She and her colleagues were among the pioneers in taking the copper and zinc out and putting other metals in to see what would happen. Her laboratory put more emphasis on biological factors over time. "When I moved to UCLA in 1980, we started working on copper-zinc superoxide dismutase in yeast...

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