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Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States

...ver, remains. This is largely because reproductive technologies have far outpaced regulatory, legal, ethical, moral and theological thinking on the matter. That human cloning is on the horizon seems undisputed. Since Professor Ian Wilmut cloned Dolly the sheep in 1997, the feat has been duplicated in other mamma...

Arthroscopy for Ankles

...ion surgery compared to traditional surgery. 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 fr...

Resurface your skin

...avland University//, there are now a number of new technologies that can reverse the signs of skin ageing. Why not give non-ablative skin resurfacing a go? It sounds scary but in fact it just involves a laser treating the cells beneath the surface skin. No skin is actually removed. Instead, a gentle series of l...

DNA biochip for genetic screening

...or libraries of organic molecules. Other prevalent technologies do not have the same potential and capabilities as ours.” Gao and her team plan to make the biochips available for fields such as genomics, proteomics, chemical genetics and other new areas. Gao presented information about the versatility of the UH ...

Effect of Osteosarcoma predicted by scans

... studying about the outcome of the hitech scanning technologies recently. A scan that looks at glucose uptake in a tumour shows who has a poor prognosis. Osteosarcoma is a bone tumour which affects mainly younger people. //It's an unusual cancer and one where the outcome tends to be rather unpredictable. Research...

Mammograms better than self-exam

...society warned that new, non-mammography screening technologies must exceed the detection ability of mammography before being used as screening tools....

Detect masses in the breast

...nce the discovery of mammograms in 1969, screening technologies have become regularly used to detect masses in the breast -- many of which turn out to be cancerous.// Once a mass is detected, a biopsy may follow to determine if it is cancerous. Each year, 1.4 million women will need a breast biopsy. Now, doctor...

The Use of Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID) to tackle the growing menace of counterfeit drugs

...een constantly coming up with new strategies// and technologies to curb the proliferation of counterfeit drugs in ... that pharma companies in India should make use of technologies such as optically variable pigments, magnetic inks, UV inks, fusion screens, encryption, 2 D barcode...

Commercialization of Biotech Discoveries, An Encouragement For Researchers

...gislation to pave the way for commercialisation of technologies discovery by Indian universities //and research institutions to create a strong domestic biotech industry. The proposed legislation would give Indian universities and institutions such as the Indian Council of Medical Research and CSIR the ability ...

New Bioinformatics Centre to open in Andhra

...anaging director of Sun Microsystems India. "Sun technologies will help set up one of the world's largest genetic databases, enabling scientists to share and participate in bioinformatics research globally," he said. -(IANS)...

DNA and clones

...eam's findings suggest that geneticists working on technologies such as cloning and gene therapy need to much more keenly target the genes at the core of the nucleus.Dolly the sheep may have been a success, but she was preceded by 274 stillborn, miscarried or dead sheep - a failure rate that has remained relative...

A new horizon

...this week, a leading UK embryologist predicted the technologies would enable scientists to grow life-saving bone marrow in the lab for children with leukaemia. It would involve extracting the nucleus of a cell taken from a child, and transferring it to an unfertilised egg which had had its own nucleus removed. ...

Perfect babies boon or a bane?

...dvances in molecular biology, and new reproductive technologies are throwing new light on genetically inherited diseases. Among those advances is the possibility of modifying human genes that can be transmitted to future generations. Such techniques alter the genetic makeup of the reproductive cells, thereby prom...

Arsenic in drinking water

...ration are being field-tested. There are no proven technologies for the removal of arsenic at water collection points such as wells, hand-pumps and springs. Simple technologies for household removal of arsenic from water are few and have to be adapted to, and proven sustainabl...

Medical Gadgets To Monitor Drug Delivery

... for the medical personnel to use these innovative technologies to reduce the medical errors and it is well known that the medical personnel and institutes are very slow to adapt to some of the new systems engineering tools, which has shown great improvements in commercial sector. The Institute of Medicine esti...

Optical Imaging Added To Ultrasound To Improve Imaging Of Breast Cancer

...nd 73 benign lesions. The combination of the two technologies is expected to revolutionize the breast cancer diagnosis. Ultrasound locates the lesion, while optical tomography helps calculate the blood volume in the lesion....

Using Eyes As The Line Of Reference For Fetal Brain Imaging

The technologies and research in the areas of fetal imaging focus on modalities such as (MRI). The tests are safe for pregnant women, their unborn babies and newborns with MR imaging that uses no ionizing radiation. This enables diagnosis and treatment of many // dis...

Hazards of Electromagnetic Fields for children

...With rapid advances in electromagnetic field (EMF) technologies and // communications, children are increasingly exposed to EMFs at an earlier age. Due to an association between childhood leukemia and exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields they are classified as a "possible human carcinogen." C...

Stem cell cure for peripheral vascular disease: New hope on the horizon

...s much more competitive than other adult stem cell technologies such as bone marrow or cord blood. It will place stem cell therapy within the reach of the middle class”, he said. The company expects this new treatment to create a revolution in vascular therapy; one that would save tens of thousands of limbs and ...

Decline in Paternity Rates Following Treatment for Testicular Cancer

...in the surveillance group. Assisted reproductive technologies were used by 22% of the couples who attempted conception after treatment. Dry ejaculation, treatment group, pretreatment fatherhood, and marital status were statistically significant independent predictors for post-treatment fatherhood, with dry ejac...

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