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Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

Placing ear tubes in young children who develop fluid in the ears do...y childhood. In the study, children either got ear tubes immediately, or researchers waited up to nine months to do the procedure if the ear fluid persisted....

Choose your mate

...time and at any place. They put some females in tubes with seven males so that female choice and male contest could come into action. The experiment was carried out on fruit flies of a wide variety of age groups. The scientists measured offspring in terms of their viability, their wing size, asymmetry o...

A question on study of Adult Stem Cell

...m cells -- as a consequence of experiments in test tubes and animal models -- but we need to carefully examine the complete identity of the resulting cell types." "Practically speaking, what these findings do is send those researchers who have claimed great multipotentiality for adult stem cells back to t...

Abbott Laboratories to buy Biocompatibles' cardiovascular stent business

...ar business for polymer-coated stents - tiny metal tubes that keep blood vessels open.// Abbott has been the exclusive U.S. distributor of the British company's BiodivYsio coated stents since 1999. The pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer also will assume worldwide commercial rights for all pot...

Bacterial discovery may help CF patients

...ttings where biofilm form, such as inside catheter tubes and on the surface of contact lenses.Professor Staffan Kjelleberg, a microbiologist who specializes in biofilms at the University of New South Wales, was surprised when he heard of the discovery. "The discovery that DNA is the major component of the...

Endometriosis connected to fertility

...fect it had on the tiny hairs inside the fallopian tubes that push the egg toward the sperm. They found end...he tiny hairs. The movement through the fallopian tubes was slowed by about 15 percent in the women who had endometriosis. It slowed even more with the pass...

Sensitive to bright light? You may have sensitive teeth also

...asses when outdoors. Stimulation of cells in tiny tubes located in the tissue found beneath the hard ename... teeth or brushing too hard may irritate the inner tubes and increase sensitivity. Doctors suggest that people with sensitive teeth can find relief from thi...

Traffic pollution linked to severe asthma attacks

...air quality. Asthma affects the airways -- small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. It occurs when the tubes swell up and go into spasm, blocking the free passage of air in and out of the lungs. People with th...

Age should not rule out visectomy reversal

...cuts a small section out of each vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testes. The open ends of the tubes are then closed. The procedure can be reversed through a surgical procedure that restores the flow o...

Painkilling Patch As Effective As Intravenous Delivery Systems

...bersome intravenous systems that require a needle, tubes and a pump. However the fentanyl patch system is still under review by the U.S....

Stent Effective In Keeping Arteries Open

...d standard stents. Standard stents have metal mesh tubes used to keep vessels open after balloon angioplasty opens the clogged artery. Everolimus also has promise in preventing heart and kidney rejection after transplantation....

New treatment for Cancer by injecting heated drugs

...rgoing this treatment are connected to a series of tubes and a pump that will inject heated chemotherapy drugs inside the abdominal cavity for a couple of houirs. The higher temperature increases the efficacy of the drug while the direct contact helps kill the carcinogenic cells. A trial was performed ...

Twisted bypass grafts work better

...ntists often use plastic prosthetic tubes. Similar tubes are also used when patients with renal problems have dialysis. This is called a shunt. The problem with the usage of shunt have difficlties, as in the blood vessels, the blood flows twisting and turning as the artery goes. However in case of a shunt,...

Researchers developed world’s smallest toothbrus

...toothbrush is made out of millions of cardbon nono tubes that are 30 times stronger than stel and five times less dense. The tooth brush bristles are usually made of animal hairs, polymer fibres and metal wires. Thesehave problems of corroding, wekening and melting. But the new toothbrush will have no such...

Soya Found To Affect Women's Ability To Conceive: Professor

...erm while on their journey through the fallopian// tubes to fertilise an egg and could thus affect a woman's ability to conceive, a British female academic has found. Lynn Fraser of King's College in London told a European fertility conference in Copenhagen that women should avoid soya products, like soy...

Death Of Singaporean Woman After Mysterious Illness

...is week, five days after pulling out her breathing tubes and injuring her windpipe. At the clinic where Wong first sought treatment for the fever, a message was scrawled on the door. It said, "Return June to me". --DPA...

Making operation and recovery time shorter

...ere performed with tiny cameras and instruments in tubes inserted through small incisions and have nearly replaced the old style nephrectomy. In hand-assisted operations, the patient's abdomen is inflated by gas so that the surgeon can insert a hand through the small incision through a special pressurised...

Mechanical forces drive early heart development

...de. It takes 21 days to hatch a chicken; at day 1 tubes form on two sides of the embryo and come together to form one tube. At this juncture (two-and-a-half weeks in the human embryo) the heart is just starting to beat. During the second day, blood flow starts and by the third day the tube is beginning to...

Mini motor for micromedical applications

...o. Initially, piezoelectric motors were made with tubes of piezoelectric materials, but they proved too ex...hooses aluminum, stainless steel, plastic or brass tubes that are readily available off the shelf. With the proper mateirals, the motors can be inexpensively...

Stem cells form blood vessels

...emselves and after 14 days they developed the tiny tubes and structure of capillaries, the small blood vessels. He said some of the vessels contained mouse blood cells, suggesting that they had actually incorporated themselves into the mouse circulation system. The result, said Langer, shows that embryoni...

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