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Valium hits 40 years old, anxiety-free

Valium, the drug that revolutionized the treatment of anxiety and became a cultural icon, is 40 years old this year. The drug owes its success to the stubborn streak of chemist Leo Sternbach, who refused to quit after his boss at Hoffmann-La Roche ended a project to develop a tranquiliz...

"An Armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection" – Has the condom withstood the test of time

... Goodyear ( Car Tyre company founder) and Hancock revolutionized condom manufacturing and mass manufacturing started. Vulcanisation is a process, which turns the rubber into a strong elastic material. (3) 1900's - Until the 1920's, manufacturing involved hand-dipping method . These condoms were thicker and also ...

Will you be willing to patch up your vertebrae with cement?

...cement is injected into the broken spinal bone has revolutionized the treatment of osteoarthritis. Vertebroplasty came to the United States in 1993, when Dr. Mary Jensen and Dr. Jacques Dion, interventional neuroradiologists at the University of Virginia Health System, were confronted with a woman with breast can...

Statins Taken For Reducing Cholesterol Found To Reduce Death Rate Associated With Heart Attack As Well

...ople more prone to heart disease. Automation has revolutionized all forms of life by making it a little strenuous. Modern conveniences have made physical activity unnecessary. Along with the change in lifestyle came a change in diet. The combination of a sedentary lifestyle and a rich diet led to an increase in c...

Stents That Release Medication To Check Artery Narrowing

...tember 14 issue of JAMA. Drug-eluting stents have revolutionized the treatment of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, according to background information in the article. These stents (which release medications, such as sirolimus and paclitaxel) have been shown to safely reduce clinical and angiographic resten...

Not Blinking Enough In Front Of The Computer Can Cause Dry Eye

Computers have indeed revolutionized the office atmosphere by reducing the workload and providing for easy storage of huge amounts of data. Numerous studies have already demonstrated // the disastrous effects of spending most of the day in front of the computers. A new study now revea...

JCU Gets A$ 3 million Government Funding

... health services in Australia’s Townsville will be revolutionized after a A$ 3 million federal grant which was given to the James Cook University (JCU).// A rural medical school has also been announced by Tony Abbott, the Health Minister, at JCU. The University’s new clinic will cost A$ 3 million, and permit studen...

Booby Trap: Instant Remedies for that Well endowed look

...porting small boobs. This innovative surgery has revolutionized Breast enlargement procedures, as against conventi... surgery, Owner Carl Lewis said: "This has totally revolutionized breast enlargement surgery. The recovery time is amazing. You walk into hospital and within hours yo...

Risk of Cancer from Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...olutely the best drug for many patients. They have revolutionized the way we treat rheumatoid arthritis, especially in patients who do not respond to conventional therapies. So, I’m not looking to get rid of this therapy. I want to see it used safely.' Dr. Matteson strongly encourages patients who are prescribed ...

Hip resurfacing surgery becoming popular

...ularly to Coimbatore, he claimed. The surgery had revolutionized the management of arthritis hips and overseas patients had to pay only one-sixth of the cost, what they would pay in USA or in Canada, he claimed. Balasubramanian said that one James Mcleod, a machine operator in a diamond mine at Edmonton in Canada...

Non Surgical Medication Drugs Prove To Be Effective In Treating ED

...edications for ED, known as PDE-5 inhibitors, have revolutionized treatment for the condition, not all men respond equally. Through a series of studies, Jack Mydlo, MD, professor and chair of urology at Temple University School of Medicine and Hospital, has found that when ED medications fail, combination therapy m...

Joint Center for Molecular Modeling Instituted by Burnham Institute for Medical Research & UC San Diego

...nges. "In recent years new mathematical tools have revolutionized the way we describe rearrangements of genomic elements and domain reshuffling in multi-domain proteins," said Pevzner. "We believe that they can also be used to recognize and describe the movements of micro-domains in protein structures, and that wil...

Cuban Deaf-blind Children Regain Hearing

...ks to the implant of an electronic device that has revolutionized the world of profound// neuro-sensorial auditory d...4 years old. Experts believe this technology has revolutionized the treatment and become an essential aid for treating deafness. Source-IANS...

High-Energy Clamp Simplifies Heart Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

...loped the procedure in 1987. The procedure — which revolutionized treatment of atrial fibrillation — calls for ten precisely placed incisions in the upper chambers of the heart. The incisions are then sewn up and eventually form scars in the atrial tissue. The scar tissue stops atrial fibrillation by interfering ...

A Novel Technique That Detects "Cancer Genes" From The Breath Of Smokers

... protein in the same way that the drug Gleevec has revolutionized care of CML. Prediagnostic interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and prostate cancer incidence and mortalityIncreased levels of two markers of inflammation, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP), are significantly associated with prostate c...

Banking (T)issues : cloning issue surfaces

...rich source for research purposes, stem cells have revolutionized genetic technology. Hospitals that store such tissues usually use it for conducting research or even pass it on to other private companies requiring it for the same purpose. One of the researchers, Bronwen Morrell, communicated to media that, the la...

Rewiring the Heart

... procedure that “rewires” the heart. Dr. Mehta has revolutionized this treatment where a catheter is inserted in the groin area and cauterizes, or burns off, points of the heart causing the electrical problems and the resultant irregular heartbeat. Following the procedure, Jeffrey awoke out of sedation and was deli...

New Strategy for the Treatment of CML

...) is a highly effective anti-cancer agent that has revolutionized the course of therapy for patients with CML. It works by inhibiting the activity of a mutant protein, known as Bcr/ABl, which is responsible for this disease. However, despite initial success, patients eventually become resistant to imatinib mesylate...

Knocking Out Survival Protein Could Aid Leukemia Treatment

...t to anticancer drugs such as rituximab, which has revolutionized the treatment of certain chronic and acute leukemias. The study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center is published online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. 'Our findings demonstrate that Mcl1 may be an eff...

Knocking Out Survival Protein Could Fight Leukemia

...t to anticancer drugs such as rituximab, which has revolutionized the treatment of certain chronic and acute leukemias. The study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center is published online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. “Our findings demonstrate that Mcl1 may be an e...

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