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Immunosupressants for Eczema

Here's to all of you who thought that one only uses corticosteroids for skin disease. Yet, the host of drugs that have come out in the recent years which are dermatocentric are astounding and here is another. Using Tacrolimus, the agent which was devised for liver transplantation, there has been found...

Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...e. The parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, apparently uses these holes to supply itself with the nutrients it needs to grow and reproduce. The discovery may lead to the development of new treatments for malaria, a widespread and devastating disease. Malaria kills more than one million people each year, mos...

Drug saves heroin addicts

...ere encouraging. The doctors are now studying the uses of “take home” naloxone and argue for its wider distributio....

Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration

...cted in monkeys. Dr. Matapurkar discloses that he uses certain special cells called steam cells which are present in the body and have the capacity to transform into full organs. He adds that since one's own body is the factory, there is no question of biological rejection as these new organs are produc...

Mystery behind Preeclampsia uncovered

...he American Heart Association. Normally, the body uses naturally produced nitric oxide (NO) to help keep blood vessels relaxed, which helps keep blood pressure in check in an effort to keep NO readily available, the body keeps a reserve of the chemical in the blood in the form of another chemical called ...

Blocked viens block eye sight

...sity California have devised a new instrument that uses a plasma to shoot tiny bullets of blockage-dissolving drugs into a clogged vein.// The tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the retina drain into a single vein. "If this central vein becomes blocked, you get a build up in blood pressure in all t...

Better prostate cancer detection

...ventional method was used. Dr Bahnson routinely uses the extended biopsy now. An added bonus of this technique is that it saves certain patients from having to come back for a second biopsy - when the first is clear but cancer is still suspected....

Ecstasy shrinks brain!!-researchers unveil the secrets of MDMA.

...ans of similar aged non-users."The longer a person uses ecstasy, their brain shrinks," said Dr. Linda Chang. The neurotoxic effects of the drug appear to decrease several areas of brain activity, and long-term use appears to decrease the volume of the brain. Gaylord Ellison, a researcher with almost 40 ...

New pancreatic surgery

...ch miniature instruments are inserted. The surgeon uses a computer screen as a guide through the operation. // It's an advance to use keyhole surgery on the pancreas. Doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Centre, in New York City, describe 19 cases of this kind of operation involving patients with benign dise...

Biotechnology on the lead

...gent. "We're currently working on a vaccine that uses biotechnology to take a fragment of the toxin - a non-toxic fragment - and splits it off from the rest of the molecule. "It creates a good antibody response and it also in animals protects against the lethal effects of the toxin itself. This is very ...

Contraceptives decreases Libido

... when the women took the contraceptive pill, which uses hormones to artificially control the cycle, their sense of smell was altered throughout. Their general level of smell perception matched that experienced by women not taking contraceptives who were in the pre-menstrual, or luteal phase, just before a...

Detection of Cancer

... detection. The first stage of the test, C-Test1, uses a technique called mass spectrometry to search for the diagnostic molecule, which seems to be missing when cancer is present.The 'immunostimulator' nature of this diagnostic molecule points to its use as a potential cancer treatment, but Professor Pa...

FDA approves new device to treat women's bleeding disorder

...fering excessive menstrual bleeding, a device that uses radio waves to zap the tissue at fault. Millions of women suffer menorrhagia, benign but troubling menstrual bleeding so excessive they can require more than 20 tampons in a single day. Thousands of women every year get hysterectomies to cure menorrh...

New therapy for pimples

...sted by doctors at Hammersmith Hospital in London, uses light, but removes the potentially damaging UV.// Instead, blue and red light wavelengths produced by a lightbox which the patient, all with moderate or mild acne, used for 15 minutes each day. At the end of a 12 week period, these patients on averag...

Irregular Periods Linked to Diabetes

...k menstrual cycles and Type II diabetes. The study uses data from the Nurses Health Study II, which followed more than 100,000 women. The women supplied information about their menstrual cycles and other personal data -- weight, height, family history of diabetes, the level of physical activity. The resul...

Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine

... the injection of an external contrast because MRA uses the natural magnetic properties of the hydrogen atoms present in our bodies to create (with the help of a computer) images of the blood vesels. It is a special type of MRI study and often, the patient having a MRI scan can have MRA study as well at ...

Relief from common back pain

... lower back, numbness or weakness in the leg. He uses nucleoplasty to remove problem tissue and apply controlled levels of heat to the affected disk and low thermal energy to relieve pressure in an intervertebral disk. During the procedure, he mildly sedates his patient and, with the guidance of X-ray i...

Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses

...ng the procedure.// Coronary artery bypass surgery uses a blood vessel from another part of the body to reroute blood around narrowed or clogged arteries in the heart. A buildup of substances such as fats or plaque causes this narrowing, known as atherosclerosis. In the new study, Scottish researchers c...

A novel augmentation

...stwhile step towards grow-your-own organs.The mode uses special cells taken from frog embryos called stem cells. These have the potential to develop into any specific type of cell in the frog's body - heart, skin, muscle and so on.// The major technique used by the team at Tokyo University is the use of...

New Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

...n with metastatic prostate cancer.// The vaccine uses the men's own dendritic cells, extracted white blood cells (WBC) that activate the immune system by impeding substances that trigger an immune attack. These dendritic cells contain genetic information or RNA, a derivative of DNA, from a substance sec...

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