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Arthroscopy for Ankles

... New technologies such as electrothermal and laser probes have expanded the ability of arthroscopy to remove bone chips and repair tissue damage in the ankle. Sparing patients from surgical injury and lengthy recovery and rehabilitation time not only saves patients from pain and inconvenience, it also saves...

DNA biochip for genetic screening

...g to each other.A detection device indicates which probes found their mark. “If we put specific probes on the chip, we can tell if a person has or doesn’t have these genetic codes present, and we can scr...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...nd in Oregon tried putting ultrasound clot-busting probes on catheters that were guided to the clot site but those studies were halted when the sound waves not only dissolved the clots but also damaged artery walls. Moreover, del Zoppo said the recanalization rates cited by Alexandrov are not especially hi...

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

...The dual-function imaging-plus-ablation ultrasound probes as small as three millimeters. As many as 200 tiny...ive years several tiny internal ultrasound-imaging probes have been developed that offer a significant advantage over X- rays. The acquisition of only two-dim...

Caffeine: Stimulates Sexual Behaviour in Females

...the sexual stimulation of the female rats. It also probes into the relationship between caffeine and sex. The researchers conducted the study on 108 female rats. They injected moderate doses of caffeine before the matting test. They wanted to study the effects of caffeine on the matting of the female rats...

Biosensor Chips to detect Urinary Tract Infections

...in urine sample, the biosensor as specific genetic probes which on specific attachment by the bacteria activates the electrochemical signals causing an elevated level in the sensor which is estimated accurately and this research work is funded with $ 5.6 million by the National Institute of Biomedical Imagi...

Researchers Aim To Develop Next Generation Of Surgical Robots

...e said. Robots can also be used to manipulate thin probes such as those used in laparoscopy. "If I move the handle up, the tip moves down inside the body. If I move it down, it moves up, left and right are reversed. But a robot can understand all the mechanics and compensate for them, eliminating the fulcru...

Internet Based Tool, BGEM To Help In Study Of Brain Development

.... The presence of specialized messenger RNA (mRNA) probes provides adequate information about gene expression and inactivation at each of the four stages of brain development. These images are linked to the updated information about the genes, their location and function, in addition to the accurate DNA s...

Inexpensive ALL Follow-Up Test Developed By St. Jude Researchers

...d in a test tube that contains three probes. These probes are highly specific and therefore help in differentiating cancer cells from normal cells. The test was conducted on 380 children with a diagnosis of ALL (B-lymphocyte origin), 19 days after the initiation of remission induction therapy. The test de...

Murderer Tries To Block Health Report In UK

...s trying to block the publication of a report that probes the failure of health authorities before he embarked on a killing spree. // The independent report by Robert Francis QC has been kept under wraps ever since it was published six years ago after many appeals and retrial in the case. But Mrs Russell's...

Childbirth On Road Drew Public Attention In West Bengal

... released her, raised public outcry and a call for probes here Tuesday. // Bengali news channel Star Ananda Tuesday beamed images of Basanti Mal of Nijhuri village in Birbhum district, about 180 km from here, lying on a road with her newborn baby after she was forced to leave a hospital in Siuri town. ...

Rich Countries Need to Curb Genital Surgery Before Criticizing Traditional Practices

...rtance. A report published on bmj.com last month probes that the procedure of mutilation performed among girls and women in Sudan did not actually appear in the World Health Organisation’s classification system. The literature on female genital mutilation is long on polemic and short on data, he writes....

Novel Approach Assists in Locating Leads for Drug Discovery

...ll molecules. Such chemicals can serve as valuable probes in molecular, cellular and whole organism studies ...ve our aim of speeding the discovery of biological probes and drug targets, we needed a method that offered far greater precision coupled with the capacity to...

New Technique To Diagnose Cancer At Molecular Level

..., researchers said.Clinicians using such molecular probes should be able to "find cancer in a much earlier stage when the tumors are much smaller," enabling doctors to begin treatment earlier, Li said.Richard Zare, a professor and chairman of the Stanford University department of chemistry, said he is "huge...

Nanotechnology – to detect and treat ovarian cance

... templates to fabricate uniform, nanometer imaging probes and drug carriers. The research team is extracting the DNA from viral particles and replacing it with imaging agents. The goal is to have the viral capsule adhere to a cancer cell and inject the imaging or a therapeutic agent into the cell. This tech...

Hybrid Nanoparticles for Multimodal Medical Imaging

...resonance imaging (MRI), in which fluorine nuclear probes would be developed using the nanoparticles, providing more selective targeting of specific biological sites. -- Positron emission tomography (PET), in which radioisotopes are incorporated inside nanoparticles as contrast agents for more sensitive a...

Water And Life In Mars ?

... answers." The space agency intends to use other probes to assess the chemical composition of the area for more proof of liquid water. RI...

Drugs Delivery Revolutionized by Extremely Stable Glass

...yet true glasses—amorphous in arrangement. Neutron probes also were used to study how molecules diffuse during subsequent annealing of the two types of glass samples. After 16 hours of annealing, molecules in the new glass remained fixed in place. The conventional sample, by contrast, began bulk molecular d...

A Collaboration to Find New Tools to Fight Leukemia

...patients), and FISH panel assessments (fluorescent probes on the chromosomes to determine common recurring genetic mutations in CLL). The majority of the patients were in high-risk categories; they had significant disease progression and/or a high expectation of rapid advancement of disease. Following tre...

Simple Test Detects Genetic Signs of Lung Cancer in a Patient’s Sputu

...nique uses fluorescently labeled single-strand DNA probes to bind to the complementary strand of a specific gene. The presence, or absence, of a fluorescent signal produced when the strands bind can be detected and scored with use of a special microscope. “As a diagnostic tool to identify early stage lung...

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