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Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia

...s done now using beating heart techniques. Then we shrunk the size of the incision. Now we are working on a robotic method that requires only 5-mm pin-size holes. We are basically eliminating incisions altogether, We are eliminating what is not necessary while maintaining the core of the procedure, which is...

Alcohol shrinks brain

...using MRI scan and found that the frontal lobe had shrunk in less than 8% of individuals between 30 and 40 years old, compared with nearly 16% of those in their 40s and 38% of those in their 50s. About 61% of people in their 60s had shrunken frontal lobes. Older individuals were nearly three times more lik...

Benign eye tumors being treated

...ses, the therapy resolved the detached retinas and shrunk the tumors beyond measurable size. Vision improved to 20/20 for the first two patients and to 20/200 for the third patient. After 10 months to 15 months of follow-up, none of the tumors had returned. Researchers conclude photodynamic therapy appears ...

Lung Cancer: Nutritional Intervention Comes To The Rescue

.... The cancerous tumors found in D.H.'s lungs have shrunk to 10 % of what they were in 2000, according to last year's computed tomography (CT) scans. Pardini's previous research showed that omega-3 fatty acids significantly depressed the growth of human mammary, ovarian, colon, prostate and pancreatic canc...

Another Benefit For Human Health Attributed To Omega-3-Fats

...ae oil. Today, CT scan results showed the cancer shrunk 10 percent. Dr. Pardini is no quack doctor. His omega-3 fatty acids therapy is based on many of his previous quality studies of nude or athymic mice that showed omega-3 fatty acids significantly suppress a range of human mammary, ovarian, colon, pro...

New Treatment Found For Pancreatic Cancer

...cally be removed. As many as 50% of the tumors had shrunk as a result of the treatment. In the case of one patient who was considered inoperable, the tumor had disappeared altogether. As many as 24 patients were treated in the Norris Cotton Cancer Center trial with a high dosage of chemotherapy of gemcitabi...

Two in One Cell Offers Hope to Find a Cure for Cancer

...mplanted in the mice. The results were that tumors shrunk in mice, which received injections of IKDCs, but not in those receiving conventional NK cells only. Housseau's group is conducting further studies to verify the role of IKDC cells in infection and cancer....

FDA Approval for Lung Cancer Treatment -Avastin Along with Chemotherapy

...vival was even longer, while in others the tumours shrunk and disappeared. However there was no response in some patients. Bevacizumab is a targeted drug, which means that it does not attack non-cancerous cells. It acts by stopping development of new blood vessels, which supply the tumours. The side effec...

Cancer Therapy Based on Missile Detection

...e chemotherapy," Fenn said. In this study tumors shrunk by approximately 50 percent more in women treated with both the MIT technique and chemotherapy, versus women treated with chemotherapy alone. Source-Bio-Bio Technology...

Bolivian Glacier Melts, Dangerously Fast

...ow snow and ice cover in the eastern Himalayas has shrunk by about 30% since the 1970s. Melting glaciers have created lakes in the mountains, which could burst and cause widespread flooding. Of 150 glaciers that once stood in Glacier National Park in the northern US, only 27 remain. The US Environmental Pro...

Norwegian Glacier Shrinks and Marine Life Poisoned as the Globe Warms

...s ago it was reported that a Norwegian glacier had shrunk on an island 1,000 km from the North Pole, a usually frozen fjord (a long narrow arm of sea between high cliffs) is ice-free and snow bunting birds have migrated back early. "This glacier is dying," guide Eirik Karlsen said on a visit to a tunnel...

Dementia – Worse With a Dull Life. Keep Busy, and Active to Improve Memory, Study Recommend

...y worked on the gene p25 in one set of mice, which shrunk their brain causing a huge learning problem and loss of synapses. These sets of mice were ‘cage-alone’. Another set of mice were exposed to a stimulating environment with colorful toys of different shapes. They were also allowed to be in the company...

Hong Kong Choked by Growing Pollution Problem

...ds a lot less happened." The oyster industry has shrunk to just a few farms, and water quality is so bad that those that remain are threatened with closure. Bird numbers have not recovered from a rapid decline in 1996, particularly rarer species, and Young said the bird population mainly consists now of m...

World Environment Day (International Polar Year)

... and report that since 1978, the polar ice cap has shrunk by 30 percent. Incidentally, the Arctic summer this year was the warmest in 400 years! The Greenland ice sheet is melting three times faster today than it was five years ago, according to a new study. The finding adds to evidence of increased...

Volunteers Remove Garbage from Kashmir's Dal Lake

...fforts made towards its preservation. The lake has shrunk from its original 58 sq km to 11 sq km due to encroachments and dumping of wastes....

Rivers in China Shrinking Due to Climate Change

...ures, that the wetlands on the Tibetan Plateau had shrunk by over 10 percent over the past four decades. T...0,000 sq km. In the past 100 years, their area has shrunk by 30 percent....

Global Warming Threatens Tibet

...the past 100 years, the area of these glaciers has shrunk by 30 percent, the scientists claimed. Scientists say that if the temperature at the end of this century is 2.1 to 4 degrees Celsius higher than now -- a reasonable hypothesis given global warming trends -- this figure will increase to almost half....

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