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2011-10-11 13:46:48

Bypassing the occlusion Mazzone has demonstrated that arteriogenesis (growth of pre-existing connections between distinct blood vessels into functional arteries) can be accelerated by blocking the function of the protein PhD2 in a particular class of white blood cells. This resulted in wider and functional vessels, which allows the blood to bypass the occlusion and thus offers better blood perfusion. The scientists want to investigate in further detail the therapeutic potential of blocking...

2011-08-05 22:40:18

FINDINGS: A man-made fat called Intralipid, which is currently used as a component of intravenous nutrition and to treat rare overdoses of local anesthetics, may also offer protection for patients suffering from heart attacks. Current treatment for a heart attack focuses on limiting the duration of the ischemic period, when blood flow to tissues is reduced, and on subsequently opening arteries to reestablish normal coronary blood flow. It is well known that injury to the heart muscle can...

2011-07-29 17:31:00

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectros Corporation announced today that 2011 year-to-date sales revenue rose 51% (year-over-year) over the similar period in 2010. This continues the third year in a row for double-digit revenue growth for Spectros since the current T-Stat Tissue Oximeter product line was launched in 2008. "This growth sends a clear signal that the market is embracing the Spectros state-of-the-art broadband VLS tissue oximetry," notes CFO John...

2011-07-20 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot retrieval in ischemic stroke patients, today announced the launch of the expanded family of Merci Retrievers® in Japan. With the addition of the V 2.0 Soft and V 3.0 Soft, through recent Ichihen Approval, the entire family of V Series Merci Retrievers® are now approved and reimbursed in Japan. The Merci Retriever® is a...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.