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Woolly Mammoth Could Give Clues Toward New Artificial Blood For Humans
2011-09-15 07:16:00

  The blood from woolly mammoths–those extinct elephant-like creatures that roamed the Earth in pre-historic times–is helping scientists develop new blood products for modern medical procedures that involve reducing patients' body temperature. The report appears in ACS' journal Biochemistry. Chien Ho and colleagues note that woolly mammoth ancestors initially evolved in warm climates, where African and Asian elephants live now, but migrated to the cold regions of...

2011-08-08 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that it has lifted the voluntary product recall the company imposed on the noninvasive finger sensor of its Pronto-7(TM) handheld device to improve the product's performance in low ambient temperatures. The Pronto-7 and new finger sensors are pending FDA 510(k) clearance in the U.S. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110808/LA48532 ) New product features and enhancements include the addition of...

2011-07-18 14:34:27

A thalidomide analog is shaping up as a safe, worthy opponent of sickle cell disease, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report. Much like hydroxyurea, the only Food and Drug Administration-approved therapy for sickle cell, pomalidomide increases production of fetal hemoglobin which, unlike its adult counterpart, cannot take on the destructive sickle shape. In stark contrast, pomalidomide also preserves bone marrow function actually increasing proliferation of the cells that make...

2011-07-13 23:59:00

Transfused blood may need to be stored in a different way to prevent the breakdown of red blood cells that can lead to complications including infection, organ failure and death, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Wake Forest University. This week in the early online version of Circulation, the team reports the latest findings from its ongoing exploration of the interaction between red blood cell breakdown products and nitric oxide (NO), revealing new...

2011-06-17 13:24:02

At the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, studying a 'blue baby' sheds light on basic biology A newborn described as a "happy blue baby" because of her bluish skin color but healthy appearance made a small mark in medical history when one of her physicians discovered something new in her genes"”the hemoglobin Toms River mutation. Scientists have identified hundreds of mutations in genes that carry instructions for producing hemoglobin"”the four-part protein that carries oxygen...

2011-06-14 11:26:00

FRASER, Mich., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2011 Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) Convention held in Indianapolis, IN, Olympus America, Inc. (Allentown, PA) presented the results of a study evaluating the effectiveness of a 3-1 test strip for detecting residual organic soils remaining in flexible endoscopes after cleaning. The purpose of the product ChannelCheck((TM)) (Healthmark Industries Company, Inc., Fraser, Michigan) is to test for three organic soils...

2011-06-09 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that its Pronto-7(TM) handheld noninvasive hemoglobin, arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, and perfusion index spot-check testing device has received the GOLD 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award--the highest award given in the general hospital devices and therapeutic products category. The 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award winners were honored yesterday at a presentation ceremony...

2011-05-31 16:45:54

The gold standard long-term glucose monitoring test for patients with diabetes proved to be of limited value in dialysis patients, according to a new study at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study appears online in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and is scheduled for the July print issue. Blood sugar monitoring is a vital part of diabetes management. Patients and physicians rely on the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test to measure an individual's average blood...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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