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Nano Propellers may Be Tomorrows Drug Deliverers

...ys a big role in determining whether the propeller pumps efficiently or just spins with little effect. If the blades have a hydrophobic, or water-repelling nature, they pump a lot of water. But if they are hydrophilic -- water-attracting -- they become clogged with water molecules and pump poorly, the ...

New Therapies may Help to Avoid Transplant in Some Heart Failure Patients

Implanted pumps improve heart function for some end-stage heart patients thereby allowing them to forgo heart transplantation, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The heart-assist devices also significantly improved the cardiac...

Residents Of Gas Patch In Colorado Suffering In Silence

...rom oil and gas" operations. "EnCana has new solar pumps on well sites that reduce fugitive emissions by 80 percent," Rada adds. So far, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), received six specific health complaints last year and 89 complaints about fumes or odors, according to COGCC ...

Ancient Healing Technique Gains New Popularity in Iraq

...ith the times, however, and are equipped with tiny pumps to remove the air and grip the skin. In addition to just aches and pains, the technique has been prescribed for fevers and disorders of the inner organs, including liver, stomach, intestines and kidneys and has a firm position on the Western alternat...

Hong Kong Choked by Growing Pollution Problem

... to have their own water treatment facilities, but pumps that consume expensive electricity are often switched off at night when inspectors are less likely to notice. Young said the situation improved under Hong Kong's last British governor, Chris Patten, who introduced legislation including a requirement ...

Sewage Swamps River in Scotland

...t anticipated and we have had to locate specialist pumps from other parts of the UK." The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has already said emergency measures to "minimize the risk of pollution" were being put in place and has warned the public not to come into contact with the water. Go...

Link Between Brain Protein and Blood Pressure Rise Found

... applied to the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood through the body. It is thought to be leading to problems relating to the heart, kidneys or blood vessels. Scientists at Bristol University, England, isolated a protein, JAM-1, located in the walls of blood vessels in the brain. In studies ...

Pump Design Could Give Heart Patients New Hope

...is the first device to combine the function of two pumps into one unit. Professor Tan said current double ...s too bulky because it required the implant of two pumps that worked independently. "The problem with two pumps is that it requires different controllers a...

Pacemaker Patients Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea

...x had sinus node disease, in which a heart chamber pumps too fast or too slow. Abnormally slow heart rhythms (Bradycardic rhythm disorders) are common among patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Researchers screened the patients with the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and polysomnography, a device that reco...

Cancer Research May Help Biofuels

...y, fuels enhanced by Targeted's technology may hit pumps in four years or so. Genetic modification, Todaro admits, isn't popular with the public, but it enjoys strong support in many parts of the scientific community. It cuts down pesticide use, can help farmers earn more profits, and the evidence that ...

Mercury can Kill

...0 bedded hospitals. And, on an average, a hospital pumps almost three kg of mercury in environment each year. Source-IANS PRI...

How Bacteria Generate Energy to Live?

...capsulates V. cholerae. This enzyme, known as NQR, pumps sodium ions out of the bacteria to generate a difference in concentrations between outside and inside. This gradient acts like a battery that powers essential cell functions, such as the movement of the bacterium’s tail, the flagellum. Most cells, ...

Pumps Someday May Allow Patients to Recover Their Own Hearts

... can provide. Functioning essentially as surrogate pumps for the heart, the devices have been used for year...ients’ experiences demonstrated that for some, the pumps could be better therapy than a transplant, Sun said. “This became the jumping-off point for patients...

Allergic Reactions to Insulin Have Declined

...d troughs of the hormone. To avoid this variation, pumps have been developed that slowly infuse the hormone throughout the day. Early results on these pumps are promising. "Our review shows just how much progress has been made in reducing allergic reaction...

Hypertension, Prehypertension in Youngsters Linked With Heart Enlargement

...me index (related to the volume of blood the heart pumps out at each beat), and total peripheral resistance index (a reflection of how constricted peripheral blood vessels are – peripheral constriction causes blood pressure to rise). There was an early prevalence of increased arterial stiffness with multip...

A New Rapid 3-D Cell-Growth Technique For Growing Heart Muscle

...iac muscle, tri-leaflet valves, cell-based cardiac pumps and vascular grafts. In addition, the laboratory has expertise in several different tissue engineering platforms: self-organization strategies, biodegradable hydrogels such as fibrin, and polymeric scaffolds. Each approach may turn out to have its...

Review Urges Restricted Use Of Devices To Keep Heart Patients Alive

...ong-term or permanent therapy, right now the heart pumps are generally used as a temporary fix for heart tr...group, it is quite remarkable the ability of these pumps to resurrect people," Miller said. "The fact that we see a 70 to 75 percent survival to a heart tran...

New Device May Help Heal A Failing Heart

...e heart's four chambers, the left ventricle, which pumps oxygen-rich blood from the heart around the body. Experts from Imperial College London and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust administered the combination therapy to 15 severely ill patients and found that 11 of them recovered. Eight of th...

Cigarette Smoking Impedes Tendon-to-Bone Healing

...f surgery. The researchers implanted tiny, osmotic pumps under the skin of the rats, and those pumps delivered either nicotine or an inactive saline solution. Saline pumps were implanted to ensure that...

Yet Another Reason not to Smoke

...f surgery. The researchers implanted tiny, osmotic pumps under the skin of the rats, and those pumps delivered either nicotine or an inactive saline solution. Saline pumps were implanted to ensure that...

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