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Hemopurifier may revolutionise AIDS treatment

A new purifier, which has performed well during clinical trials, may be the in thing in AIDS treatment. A blood purifier, which separates the HIV from circulating blood, has been developed and if found to be successful, this purifier, might mark the beginning of the end of HIV’s vicious grip on human race. According to researchers at Aethlon Medical, a biotechnology firm in La Jolla, Cal...

Revolutionary Simple Pregnancy Blood Test Can Save Both Mother And Child

Pre-eclampsia is a disease that causes high blood pressure in 20th week// of Pregnancy and is a major cause of death of mother and infant in the world. Now a simple test that measures HLA-G levels in blood can predict women who are likely to develop the problem. Researchers in Canada may have discovered this simple blood test. "We're really excited about this finding," said Clifford L...

Revolution in Genetics to Open Avenues for Treating Cancer

Four new genes have been identified which could presumably play a major role in the development// of breast cancer, These new genes were narrowed down after examination of tumor tissue from 53 breast cancer patients. In addition breast cancer cell lines were also studied which confirmed the findings. This new discovery could provide a basis for new treatment for the disease, which is...

Revolution in surgery

A pioneering procedure offers the hope of a less painful technique than traditional heart bypasses. Doctors in Germany succeeded in turning a vein into an artery to bypass a blockage in the heart of a 53-year-old patient. The operation works a little like redirecting traffic. The blood is sent to the heart muscle instead of going to the heart's pumping chambers.// Dr Stephen Oesterle,...

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement- a revolution in Cardiac Surgery

The aortic valve in the heart is the valve that governs the flow of blood into a large blood vessel namely the aorta, which supplies blood to various organs of the body. // It prevents the blood from flowing back inside the heart from the rest of the body. The effective functioning of the heart depends on the proper functioning of the aortic valve. The aortic valve can be defective in...

Nanotechnology Revolution To Be Spearheaded By European Union

Nanotechnology involves using tiny particles for treatment of diseases. ‘Nano’ refers to billionth of a unit. European countries are to use Nanotechnology for treatment of fatal diseases, which will help to reduce the cost of healthcare // . European Union to develop Nanotechnology in the next 10 years which will help to cure diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes, Cancer, HIV infectio...

Enhanced Gene Therapy Outcomes Following Latest Revolution And Refinement

Investigators and patients alike look forward to the day when it will be possible to correct the effects of abnormal genes by supplying the body with normal ones. Gene therapy refers to the treatment of a genetic disorder by inserting // normal genes into abnormal cells. The hope is that the transferred genes will cure the basic defect rather than merely alleviating its damage. Getting...

Complete Robotic Surgery To Revolutionize Surgical Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Robotic surgery could finally prove to be an answer for the prayers of millions of men suffering from the disease. Surgical treatment of prostate cancer with robotic arms promises sooner recovery, less pain, scarring and a // reduction in the post-operative complications. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death among American men. The disease is however less prevalent in A...

LINK Applied Genomics Programme Promises To Revolutionize Healthcare Systems

The LINK Applied Genomics Programme has proved to be a success in that it has made it easier to diagnose meningitis, MRSA and Chlamydia; has regenerated spinal nerve cells//, made it possible to personalize breast cancer treatment and has provided effective vaccines against Salmonella. This programme had researchers from 17 universities and research institutions in collaboration with 23 i...

Heart Stem Cells Could Revolutionize Cardiac Disease Therapy

Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) have identified a growth factor in heart development that could hold the key to genetic //therapies for cardiovascular diseases. the study, published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focuses on the role of short RNAs in the early stages of organogenesis when the heart is d...

Monoclonal Anti-Body To Revolutionize Brain Cancer Treatment

The use of monoclonal anti-body (mAb) L2G7 could revolutionize treatment of Glioma, the most common type of primary brain tumor. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the only available treatment options for this type of cancer. // However, there is a significant risk of physical inability and cognitive impairment associated with these treatment forms. The results of the study can be f...

Bio-Functional Garments That Could Revolutionize Fashion Industry

A textile research center in Germany has developed garments that could do much more than just cover the body. They have developed T-shirts that provides the user vitamins, // underwear that can smell like vanilla and stockings with moisturizer. These are all examples of bio-functional garments that have been developed since the textile industry followed the example set by the food ind...

New Technique Could Revolutionize Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment

Melanoma, a form of skin cancer is the most common tumor to be diagnosed. It has a 99% cure rate if detected early, say researchers from University Hospital of Navarra. // Sadly, the incidence melanoma has been increasing steadily over the recent years. It is the number one killer of women aged between 19 and 50 years. In the U.S., the number of new cases has risen from 6000 to 9000 in ju...

Azathioprine Can Soon Revolutionize Eczema Treatment

Azathioprine, an immunosuppressant, meant for use in kidney transplant recipients can be used in treatment of eczema, a skin disorder. The drug was discovered 40 years ago, is still used to prevent the rejection of transplanted kidneys// in renal failure patients. In around the 1960s, Roy Calne showed that azathioprine prevented the rejection of canine kidney transplants. Following th...

Revolutionary Pill Cuts Risk of Breast Cancer

The next five to ten years may see the development of a new contraceptive pill that reduces breast cancer risk as well as heart disease. It also has the added benefit of eliminating periods. // The Combined Pill, currently available to women around the world is a combination of estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen however increases the risk of breast cancer and heart problems such as...

Absorption Of Carbon Nanotube Measured In Worms Revolutionize Cancer Research

Researchers from the University of Michigan have discovered how to measure the absorption of multi-walled carbon nanoparticles into worms and cancer cells. // Carbon nanotubes were discovered in 1991, and have a great value in several areas, including pharmacology and for hydrogen storage in fuel cells. But despite their promise, a big problem was that it's not known how multi-walled carb...

Terahertz Imaging Promises To Revolutionize Breast Cancer Treatments

Researchers have found a novel way to verify that the complete cancer has been removed at breast cancer surgery. The detailed report is published in the May issue of Radiology.// Researchers used light waves in a newly explored region of the electromagnetic spectrum--the terahertz region--to examine excised breast tissue and determine if the removed tissue margins were clear of cancer, w...

B-Cell Biologic Therapy Could Revolutionize Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Biologic therapy directed at B-cells could turn out be more effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disease arising out of an auto immune disorder.// An international study conducted on Rituximab, a form of biologic therapy for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been found to achieve remission in rheumatoid arthritis patients who exhibit resist...

Novel Technique To Revolutionize Treatment Of Spinal Tumors

A new technique that could treat fractured vertebrae associated with spinal tumors has been developed by a radiologist// at the University of California. Fracture of the vertebrae is a common feature in 5 to 10 % of patients with malignant tumors of the spine. Wade Wong, D.O.F.A.C.R, UCSD professor of radiology, and San Diego clinician Bassem Georgy, M.D., partially removed spinal tum...

Nanotechnology Could Revolutionize Cardiac Treatment

Scientists have developed nanomolcecules called ‘nanolipoblockers’ that guard against bad cholesterol. The molecules are designed in such a way that they offer a local therapeutic effect,// aimed at reducing the recurrence of blocked blood vessels in cardiac patients. These nanoengineered molecules, which represent the first line of defense against harmful cholesterol could soon join the...

A Revolutionary New Treatment For Cancer Available In Australia

A radical new cancer treatment might cause a cancer revolution is available to all Australians. This new treatment targets tumors with radioactive microspheres.// Pioneered by an Australian, this radiation therapy is most often used for bowel cancer patients who develop secondary liver cancer but is expected to be extended to other cancers. The treatment was previously available only...

Arjun Singh Softens Stand on Quota But says Reservation Irrevocable

New Delhi: Human Resource Minister Arjun Singh said that the government will try to do a balancing act however the proposed quota remains irrevocable.// Arjun Singh said in the parliament "There is no question of going back on what we have proposed. What we can try to do is make efforts to not to create any more tensions and come out with a balanced solution." Meanwhile t...

New Revolutionary Drug Could Stop the Spread of HIV

A new revolutionary drug manufactured by a US biotechnology company could block the spread of HIV, say scientists after finding its benefits in a small-scale human trial. // Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) steadily weakens the body's immune system until it can no longer fight off infections such as pneumonia, diarrhea, tumours and other illnesses. Unable to fight back,...

Best out of waste: Microbiological revolution!

Initiated by their professor - high school and college students are now co-authors in a research article in Pittsburgh. Isolation and characterisation of 30 macrophages has been made possible by digging in the backyard. // PLoS Genetics issue of June 9, 2006 has a report of a research team lead by HHMI professor Graham Hatfull at the University of Pittsburgh. The report is a...

Urine Purification to Revolutionize Waste Water Management

Recent research has revelaed that it is better to collect and purify urine separately, rather than simply allowing it to flow into the sewer, from an environmental// and cost perspective. This research was conducted by Delft University of Technology researcher Jac Wilsenach, who on Monday June 26 will receive his PhD degree based on this research subject. Wilsenach estimates that subs...

Revolutionary New Treatment Plan Developed For Treatment Of Unexplained Symptoms

It has been reported that doctors from the Michigan State University (MSU) have developed a revolutionary new treatment plan, which allows a more effective// means of treatment by the primary care physicians for people suffering from symptoms and conditions that are medically unexplained. Robert Smith, a physician and professor in MSU’s Department of Medicine, College of Human Medicin...

Revolutionary Net To Control Malaria

More than 350 million new cases of malaria are reported each year. However, a revolutionary mosquito net being developed by textile experts from Leeds, //with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has ushered in more hope for sustainable protection from the disease. Design lecturer Dr Stephen Russell and medical entomologist Dr Bruce Alexander from Xeroshield at the Roslin B...

Revolutionary Net To Control Malaria

More than 350 million new cases of malaria are reported each year. However, a revolutionary mosquito net being developed by textile experts from Leeds, //with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has ushered in more hope for sustainable protection from the disease. Design lecturer Dr Stephen Russell and medical entomologist Dr Bruce Alexander from Xeroshield at the Roslin B...

A New Drug That Could Revolutionize Management Of Heart Disease

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the September issue of Nature Reviews/Drug Discovery//, researchers at Monash University have reported that a new drug helps in reducing the risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks by improving the blood flow in diseased arteries. The new drug developed by Bayer HealthCare was found to reactivate a key enzyme, damage...

Specialist status for breast doctors may be revoked

Breast medicine as a specialty in New Zealand may no longer be included in the specialist category, if the recommendation by the Medical Council comes into force//. A few radiologists who have had the opportunity of working with breast physicians understand the benefits of having them as part of the team. But the rest are still unconvinced about their contribution, so much so that br...

High-Speed Internet2 Link Revolutionizes Global Medical Education

Imagine Johns Hopkins faculty members performing microsurgery in Tanzania from a computer terminal in a Baltimore operating room, or health care experts// in Vietnam presenting an avian influenza patient to medical students gathered in the Hopkins outpatient center. These are some of the possible applications of a high-tech Internet communication system that will be used for the first tim...

Revolutionary Eye Cancer Treatment

A new locally applied treatment for the eye cancer retinoblastoma has been developed by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and demonstrated// in a mouse model to cause a remarkable reduction in the size of the tumor, without causing the side effects common with standard chemotherapy. In addition the treatment also appears to be suitable for certain forms of breast, lung,...

Drugs Delivery Revolutionized by Extremely Stable Glass

A new approach to drug delivery has been achieved. This is made possible with the invention of unusually strong and stable glass made from organic material.// It can be coated with drugs and then chilled. The journal Science has reported the advanced processing by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for...

Revolutionary Pill Promises Relief for Hay Fever Sufferers

For a million of red- nosed, bleary- eyed Britons, relief from hay fever may soon be a pill away. The release of Grazax, a vaccine pill, designed to prevent// allergic reactions like a running nose, itching eyes, sneezing etc. is promised next month. The vaccine pill contains small amounts of Timothy grass pollen; main allergens in hay fever, and are to be taken daily, eight w...

Revolutionary Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Detection

A revolutionary new imaging technology is expected to help physicians better classify breast lesions. Elasticity imaging is an ultrasound technique recently cleared by the FDA that allows doctors to measure the stiffness of tissue, relative to surrounding areas. This new technique may significantly reduce the need for biopsies. In fact, the American Cancer Society confirms only 20 percen...

California Government to Revoke License of LA Hospital

The Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital in Los Angeles seems to be lurching from crisis to crisis. Only a few days ago it was subjected to withering criticism in the media when a woman was left to die in its emergency room. And on Thursday the Los Angeles county officials were told by the Californian state government that the license of the hospital could be revoked....

Haneefs Visa Revoked by Australia

The rollercoaster ride of Dr.Mohammed Haneef, the man from Bangalore in southern India, continues . He is destined to pay a heavy price for a small act of indiscretion, it looks like. He had allowed his SIM card to be used by his cousins, the key players in the failed Glasgow bombing. Intercepted when he was about to board a flight to India, two days after the Glasgow inci...

Paris Set for Pedal Power Revolution

Paris is set for a transport revolution this weekend when a fleet of 10,000 self-service bicycles hits the city, providing a cheap and fun alternative to the metro for Parisians and tourists alike. As the Tour de France annual bike race wends its arduous way across the country, in Paris amateur cyclists will from Sunday be able to use swipe- or credit-cards 24 hours a day to rent c...

Battle Between Google and Microsoft Could Trigger Revolution in Healthcare

Google and Microsoft, aware that a large number of Internet searches are health related, are actively attempting to build a presence in the healthcare sector . This, claims Cambridge UK based analysts Wireless Healthcare, will impact on both healthcare professionals and medical device manufacturers. According to a series of reports published by Wireless Healthcare, doctors who are already...
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