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DNA Sample Suggests Greenland was Much Warmer During Last Ice Age

...ngs allow us to make a more accurate environmental reconstruction of the time period from which these samples were taken, and what we've learned is that this part of the world was significantly warmer than most people thought,' said Martin Sharp, a glaciologist at the University of Alberta and a co-author of the pa...

British Woman Who Has inherited Breast Cancer Wants to Spread Awareness

...is due to have surgery to remove her breasts and a reconstruction in the next few months. She's been told that this move will dramatically reverse the odds for her - without the surgery there is a 90 per cent chance she will develop breast cancer; with it, there is a 90-per-cent chance she won't. "My family h...

Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

...dy Sport Medicine Clinic in London, Ontario. ACL reconstruction surgery is common, particularly in young, athletic...t inside the knee that helps keep it stable. ACL reconstruction involves replacing the torn ACL with a strip of tendon called a graft. Approximately 100,000 ACL rec...

Roshan Announces Launch of Afghanistan's First Telemedicine Project

...ngoing commitment to serving as a catalyst for the reconstruction of Afghanistan....

Surgeons Perform Nasal Reconstruction for War Veteran Using His Own Body Parts

... School of Medicine. From the beginning, his nasal reconstruction was not straightforward. He had tremendous scarring all over his face and head injuries so severe that I did not think he would go through it. But he did not want to wear a prosthesis. He wanted his nose rebuilt, even if all the world was going to se...

Indonesia's Acehnese Suffer High Rates of Mental Trauma

...national community involved in Aceh's post-tsunami reconstruction to incorporate psychosocial care as part of their programmes. "Developing a mental health system that reaches these traumatised individuals, who are often located in remote, widely dispersed villages, is essential for Aceh's future," Good said. GA...

UF Launches Project to Bridge the Regeneration Gap

...ms that can then be applied to more complex tissue reconstruction needed in human organisms." Although human organ systems such as the liver are quite capable of regeneration, the brain has only a small quantity of adult stems cells to fight disease or injuries. Similarly, the body has limited capacity to repair ...

Breast Cancer Patients Unaware of Reconstructive Surgery

...l surgeons refer most breast cancer patients for a reconstruction consultation at the time of treatment planning. ...patients treated with a mastectomy receives breast reconstruction in the US. Studies have shown that age and race predict low rates of this reconstructive procedure. ...

Tissue Engineering for Craniofacial Reconstruction

...he irregular shapes often required in craniofacial reconstruction and cured in situ to a rigid foam. They have demonstrated that emulsion templating can be used to generate rigid, biodegradable scaffolds with interconnected pores. These scaffolds are of particular interest in craniofacial tissue engineering, due to...

New Computed Imaging Technique Uses Hazy Images to Improve View

...chers demonstrate the usefulness of computed image reconstruction on both phantom tissue and on excised human breast-tumor tissue. "ISAM can assist doctors by providing faster diagnostic information, and by facilitating the further development of image-guided surgery," Boppart said. "Using ISAM, it may be possibl...

Burn Patients Need More Help Coping With Depression

...yed 224 Johns Hopkins patients who were undergoing reconstruction surgery after being burned. On average, the patients suffered burns about seven years earlier. The findings appear in the January/February issue of the journal General Hospital Psychiatry. Forty-six percent of those surveyed showed signs of mild...

Successful Separation of ND Conjoined Twins in Mayo Clinic

... Nicholas, will remain in Minnesota until the full reconstruction surgery can be completed. 'The outpouring of support and prayers has been overwhelming,' said the father of the twin girls, who added, 'This has been a real source of strength for us.' SRI...

Tsunami-Hit Coastal Regions Needs More Relief

...he World Bank has a $423 million emergency tsunami reconstruction project to repair houses and the International Fund of Agricultural Development has invested $30 million for long-term rehabilitation. 2. INR 230 million has come from the MPLAD quota (Parliament members' funds) of which only about INR 70 million h...

Molecular ‘Marker’ on Stem Cells Aids Research, Perhaps Therapis

...olding, with the goal of producing soft tissue for reconstruction or augmentation, or to shore up bones left fragile by age or disease. “With a purer cell population, you should have a more effective therapy,” Dr. Perlingeiro said. The SSEA-4 molecule was known to be on the surface of embryonic stem cells, as w...

A New ‘face’ in Life?

...t too much. We have made it very clear that a face reconstruction is also a social reconstruction. Of course her life will never be the same as it before, for hundreds of reasons. When she's content there's a lovely smile which you can see on her face. The emotions create an expression. When she’s happy, one can re...

Botox Shots May Even Help In Reducing Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

...e option for patients who do not qualify for joint reconstruction because of age or frailty'Researchers studied 37 patients, injecting both Botox injection and saline placebo into their knee joints; patients injected with placebo, after a month's trial, were dropped out, as they showed no improvements. On the cont...

Stem cells in regeneration of breast tissue in Cancer patients

...f Medicine, said: "The surgical options for breast reconstruction involve either the use of implants or a procedure ...ls may represent a better solution for soft tissue reconstruction in breast cancer patients." The adaptability of fat-derived stem cells has been established by previ...

Breast reconstruction may be possible with fat stem cells

...ivors will be able to do away with invasive breast reconstruction surgery, replaced by an approach involving stem ce...unique approach. "The surgical options for breast reconstruction involve either the use of implants or a procedure whereby fat tissue taken from another part of the ...

A Family's Fight against Breast cancer

...they are reminded of the cancer. Patients who have reconstruction appear to make a better recovery." Two weeks after Dawn's positive result Julie and Pam were told that a double mastectomy was their only real option. Having the operation would lower their risk to that of the general population - one in nine. Th...

Survivors of Pakistan Earthquake Still at Risk

...very activities for a million people including the reconstruction of medical and community centers, education, irrigation schemes, primary health care and education, water and sanitation facilities, psychosocial support, skills training, and the distribution of fertilizer, seeds and farming tools. However, more f...

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