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3-D ultrasound scanner provides in-depth view of the brain

...ee-dimensional ultrasound scanner that might guide minimally invasive brain surgeries and provide better detection of a brain tumor’s location. The “brain scope,” which is inserted into a dime-sized hole in the skull, may be particularly useful for the bedside evaluation of critically ill patients when compu...

Catching cancer's spread by watching hemoglobin

...millimeter below the surface or through the use of minimally invasive probes, being developed in various labs, that can be inserted in the body. Meeting Paper: CTuF1, "Two-Photon Absorption Imaging of Hemoglobin," to be presented on Tuesday, May 8, 8 a.m. ?8:30 a.m. ...

Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy

... interventional radiologist can view and guide the minimally invasive procedure as it takes place. First, the doctor would insert the stainless steel outer stent, which would push out harmlessly on the elastic interior of the vein. Next, the doctor would insert the inner stent, surrounded by the porous nylon m...

Growth hormone is not the anti-aging bullet for healthy adults

... the healthy elderly suggests that although GH may minimally alter body composition, it does not improve other clinically relevant outcomes such as bone density, cholesterol levels, stamina, and longevity in this population. "And it's associated with high rates of adverse events. "So, on the basis of ava...

Groundbreaking Canadian asthma study

...nt drug therapies." Bronchial thermoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the amount of airway smooth muscle that is responsible for the constriction of airways in asthma patients. Using a flexible bronchoscope through the nose or the mouth, a routine procedure. physicians treat small to me...

Newly identified biomarker detects and regulates spread of brain tumors

...astrocytomas means that physicians will have a new minimally invasive method to track the success of treatments. These biomarkers, singly or in combination, will provide a fingerprint of the disease and be able in the future to better define the disease, predict what kind of treatment to use and allow doctors...

Computer scientists unravel 'language of surgery'

...ter workstation, to guide robotic tools to perform minimally invasive procedures involving the heart, the prost...ate video data from the da Vinci and possibly from minimally invasive procedures performed directly by surgeons. In such operations, surgeons insert instruments ...

Stem cells found in adult hair follicles may provide alternative to embryonic stem cells

... stem cells, they are readily accessible through a minimally invasive procedure and could lead to using a patient's own hair as a source for therapy without the controversy or medical issues of embryonic stem cells. "We see the potential for cell replacement therapy in which patients can be their own donors...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

...gic activity in real-time using technology that is minimally invasive. We are on the road to doing this." Promising technology Physiologic Communications, created 18 months ago by Rosero, has quickly grown from an idea to a successful start-up venture thanks in part to Excell Partners Inc. The Rochester-base...

Three-dimensional, miniature endoscope opens new diagnostic possibilities

...mages, which may greatly expand the application of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In the October 19 issue of Nature, the team from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at MGH describes their prototype device and a demonstration of its use in a mouse model. "This new ultraminiatur...

AIDS study challenges conventional treatment guidelines for HIV patients

...ately in each of the two cohorts, and changed only minimally when the investigators considered the possible effect of errors in the measurement of the CD4 cell count and the HIV viral load. These results represent a shift in the paradigm that the rate of CD4 cell loss in a given HIV-infected individual can ...

Master planners in brain may coordinate other areas' roles in cognitive tasks

...e cingulate. To varying degrees, such patients are minimally active. "If you give them a cup of coffee, they'll drink it, but they'd never ask for a cup of coffee," Petersen explains. "If you ask them how they are, they'll tell you, 'I'm fine,' but they won't tell you a story." "They seem to have problems vo...

3-D ultrasound scanner could guide robotic surgeries

...ts that are being increasingly used for performing minimally invasive "laparoscopic" surgeries on the heart or other organs, Smith said. In such operations, surgeons work through tiny "keyhole" incisions, and the new scanner would provide surgeons a more realistic view of the organ they are working on. "All ...

Thermal imaging shatters arousal gender gap myth

...involving invasive measures or electrodes, this is minimally invasive and the same measurements are used for men and women, which makes it very interesting that the data ended up being the same." Dr. Binik's PhD student, Tuuli Kukkonen, said, "This will help diagnose and treat sexual dysfunction in...

UC Davis researchers move biotechnology closer to replacing electronic pacemakers

...ove the SA nodes in pigs' hearts. This is the same minimally invasive technique cardiologists use in clinics to destroy the heart cells that cause abnormal electrical discharges and rapid heart rates in their patients. To restore the SA node function and evaluate the bioengineered cells, Li's team then implant...

Cincinnati surgeons report new treatment for often-fatal injury

... of Cincinnati (UC) surgeons have developed a new, minimally invasive method for repairing a common and deadly ... can be treated--and potentially saved--with these minimally invasive techniques." Standard "open" treatment for this type of injury can work, says Dr. Giglia, ...

U of MN uses robotic surgery techniques in cardiac cell therapy research

...treatment to damaged heart tissue in pigs. Using minimally invasive robotic surgery equipment, researchers in...eart failure, open surgery can be risky; finding a minimally invasive technique to deliver cell therapy to the damaged cardiac tissue would reduce the risk to pa...

Rare Tibetan antelope listed as endangered

...opes or two-dimensional ultrasound when conducting minimally invasive surgery," said lead engineer Stephen Smit... ultrasound device could really advance the use of minimally invasive surgery," Smith said. "By allowing surgeons to essentially see through the body to the site...

3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery

...opes or two-dimensional ultrasound when conducting minimally invasive surgery," said lead engineer Stephen Smit... ultrasound device could really advance the use of minimally invasive surgery," Smith said. "By allowing surgeons to essentially see through the body to the site...

Drunken elephants: The marula fruit myth

...e in favour of inebriation, the intoxication would minimally require that the elephant avoids drinking water, consumes a diet of only marula fruit at a rate of at least 400 percent normal maximum food intake, and with a mean alcohol content of at least 3 percent," write the authors. Instead, the authors posi...

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