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2012-08-27 19:36:41

'Cyborg' tissues could merge bioengineering with electronics for drug development, implantable therapeutics A multi-institutional research team has developed a method for embedding networks of biocompatible nanoscale wires within engineered tissues. These networks–which mark the first time that electronics and tissue have been truly merged in 3D–allow direct tissue sensing and potentially stimulation, a potential boon for development of engineered tissues that incorporate...

2012-08-27 12:29:28

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, usually caused when a clot blocks an artery that supplies blood to the brain. Now the results of two multicenter studies published online in The Lancet on August 26 are giving physicians new innovative tools proven to better remove these clots that block blood flow. The TREVO 2 clinical trial, (Thrombectomy Revascularization of Large Vessel Occlusions in Acute Ischemic Stroke) showed that the Trevo Retriever, a clot-removal...

New Device Proves Better Than Standard Tool At Removing Stroke-causing Blood Clots
2012-08-27 09:48:00

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a common cause of long-term disability in the United States, but doctors have very few proven treatment methods. Now a new device that mechanically removes stroke-causing clots from the brain is being hailed as a game-changer. In a recent clinical trial, the SOLITAIRE Flow Restoration Device dramatically outperformed the standard mechanical treatment. Findings from the trial, called SOLITAIRE With the Intention for Thrombectomy (SWIFT), are...

2012-07-14 23:00:07

Osteochondritis Dissecansis now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J. Farshchian MD. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 14, 2012 Osteochondritis Dissecansis now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J. Farshchian MD. This is typically seen in adolescent males, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) is an entity seen at the ossification centers of the bone (these areas are responsible...

2012-06-18 23:25:42

Psychological distress was associated with a higher risk of death from stroke, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Psychological distress includes factors such as anxiety, depression, sleeping problems and loss of confidence, and is common in approximately 15%-20% of the general population. Although there is evidence linking psychological distress to coronary artery disease, there is a dearth of data linking psychological distress with the risk...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.