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Blocked viens block eye sight

...lanker and Flecther have developed a needle-shaped probe that could shoot drugs right at the site of blocka...e saline solution within the probe. The tip of the probe could be brought near the vein and by shooting the drug into the vein it will dissolve the blockage....

'Sweaty palms syndrome' can be cured by surgery

... the nerve associated with excessive sweating. The probe is also fitted with a cutter that is used to sever the nerve, thus stopping the signal from the brain to the hands. Since the nerves to the feet take a different route, the feet often continue to sweat after surgery.The side effects of such surgery ...

A treatment for blindness

...dure Cryotherapy, is employed in which a freezing probe is placed on the surface of the eye to destroy cells within the retina that produce the irregular blood vessels.// Researchers from New York report on a 10-year follow up of 291 children born prematurely in 1986 and 1987. Those with ROP in both eye...

DNA biochip for genetic screening

...instead of electronic circuitry. It is designed to probe a bilogical sample for genetic information that indicates// whether the person has a genetic predisposition for certain diseases or conditions. “We have put thousands of strands of DNA onto a chip that can screen for the genes linked to breast cance...

New operation for kidney cancer

... on magnetic resonance imaging to guide a surgical probe while removing cancerous tissue. So high-tech is this procedure, that the surgeon could demonstrate his 60 operation to a group of colleagues in Italy using telemedicine. The team now reports on progress among the first 60 patients, since April 199...

New virtual colonoscopy procedure for easier colon screening

...computerized tomography (CT) scanner while a small probe is inserted into the rectum so that the colon can be inflated with carbon dioxide gas. The CT scanner then takes 3 dimensional images of the whole colon, which can then be examined for polyps. The patient does not need anaesthesia and the procedure t...

New Technique For Benign Breast Tumors

... a procedure called cryoablation. Doctors insert a probe into the tumor. Argon gas is passed through the probe to form an ice ball, which destroys the tumor. The body eventually absorbs it. The procedure takes a...

The Bio-probe –“ Boon to women ?

With the new device called the Bio probe being developed, screening women for cervical canc...o the vagina, and the woman herself can do it. The probe remains inserted for 10 seconds while it measures electrical resistance. It is so small that women...

Common drugs to treat essential tremor

...n the deep brain stimulation procedure an electric probe is placed inside the thalamus which helps block the impulse that cause the tremors. Reference: Neurology, June 2005...

Research Fraud By Doctor – Probe Demanded

...lth activist in Kerala has called for a government probe into an Uttar Pradesh-based doctor, in the dock for research fraud by reputed publications, The Lancet and the British Medical Journal. // "The credibility of the medical research community of our country will be questioned unless the Indian Council...

A new replacement

...ccuracy than PAP smears. TruScan uses a pen-like probe to collect information directly from the cervix ab...rvical tissue. A computer which is attached to the probe uses mathematical algorithms to analyse the data and classifies the tissue as healthy, pre-cancerous...

Radio-guided Neurosurgery for treatment of Brain cancer

Radio-guided Neurosurgery using a gamma probe for the treatment of brain cancer is the new techn...he darkness. By using the glow caused by the gamma probe the brain tumor is detected and removed effectively. Radioisotopes are elements such as carbon or ...

T-waves to sweep over imaging technology

...e ability to investigate material characteristics, probe distant galaxies, and study quantum interactions....

Human Brain Continues To Evolve And Grow

...cancer : Radio-guided Neurosurgery using a gamma probe for the treatment of brain canceris the new technology developed by doctors at The Manipal Institute of ... For More Information Read : www.medindia.net/news/view_news_main.asp?x=4704 ...

Chest Pain Can Be Identified By New Tracer Chemical 30 Hours After Pain Relief

...ase or something else, such as indigestion. This probe provides a direct connection to the cause of the chest pain without requiring a treadmill stress test or use of a drug that produces stress to assess heart function, according to researchers. Additional testing will be required before this new agent ...

Whole-body hypothermia reduces risk of death in Encephalopathy in infants

...blanket that was pre-cooled to 5° C. An esophageal probe was placed and the infant was covered with a second cooling blanket. Esophageal and skin temperatures were monitored every 15 min for four hours, then every hour for next eight hours, and finally every four hours for the remainder of the cooling peri...

Cryosurgery – Freeze Therapy For Lung Cance

...king a cut of about 12 cm in the chest wall so the probe can be advanced directly onto the tumour which makes the tumor in to an ice ball. Liquid nitrogen is used as a coolant to freeze the tumour, which then disintegrates within the body over the next three to six month - which the scientists do not think...

Hormone Treatment Before Radiation for Prostate Cancer

...veral rigorous tests, including a small fiberoptic probe and florescence, to detect oxygen levels in the prostate, and no rat showed any indication of low oxygen levels following hormone suppression," he says. It is still unclear as to how oxygen remains in the tumor without the small blood vessels, but De...

Controversy Surrounding The HIV Positive Reports Of One-Year Girl In Kerala

...nfirm the finding. The Government has ordered a probe to resolve the associated mystery. The State Minister in response to the above issue has announced a sum of Rs 10, 000 as a compensation for the victim’s mother. "About 30,000 people receive blood every year from this blood bank. This is the first ...

Three In One Ultrasound Probe For 3-D Imaging Of Heart And Tissue Destruction Developed

...ional images by these probes limits the use of the probe for tissue ablation. Further miniaturization and extensive design work will be necessary to build a device small enough to be inserted through vascular pathways into real hearts for visualization and ablation trials. ...

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