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2011-08-16 12:49:00

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vapotherm, a privately held manufacturer of respiratory care devices for hospital and home use, announced today that its Precision Flow® system has been validated by Ikaria, Inc. and cleared by the FDA for the administration of nitric oxide via high flow nasal cannula. The product is part of Vapotherm's High Flow Specialty Gas Program for optimal conditioning of breathing gases. Hypoxic respiratory failure...

2011-08-10 22:15:53

Study looks at NO2 Platinum and its effect on the muscle A Baylor University study has found that a popular nutritional supplement that is marketed to lead to greater muscle strength through increasing blood flow to the muscle does not increase blood flow as claimed on the bottle. In recent years, various nutritional supplements have been developed containing arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG), which is alleged to increase nitric oxide production thereby resulting in "vasodilation," the...

2011-07-25 14:14:10

Naturally produced by the body, nitric oxide disrupts pathogens' metabolism A new target for nitric oxide has been revealed in studies of how it inhibits the growth of Salmonella. This bacterium is a common cause of food-poisoning. "Nitric oxide is naturally produced in the nose and the gut and other tissues in the body to ward off infection," explained the senior author of the paper, Dr. Ferric Fang. He is a University of Washington (UW) professor of laboratory medicine, microbiology and...

2011-07-18 14:04:36

Donated red blood cells lose a key feature that diminishes their lifesaving power the longer they have been stored, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. The finding, published Friday in the journal Critical Care Medicine, details how banked blood undergoes a change during storage that decreases its ability to transport oxygen. Slowing that process could offer a way to boost the longevity and vitality of stored blood - more than 14 million units of which are used each...

2011-06-29 13:01:42

The surprising finding in skin cells could lead to better drugs Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have identified a surprising new molecular pathway in skin cells that is involved in wound-healing and sensory communication. The new study, published in Nature Communications on June 28, 2011, shows that in this process skin cells produce nitric oxide, a versatile signaling molecule involved in temperature-sensing and wound-healing. This alternative, oxygen-independent mode of...

2011-06-09 08:57:00

COCOA, Fla., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeNO LLC (www.genollc.com), a privately held, advanced development-stage technology company, today announced it has been awarded a new patent for its NITROSYL(TM) (Inhaled Nitric Oxide) Systems. U.S. Patent No. 7,947,227, GeNO's seventh patent, concerns a method of providing a therapeutic amount of nitric oxide (NO) to a mammal in a manner that converts nitrogen dioxide (NO2) to nitric oxide (NO). The NO2 can originate from either a gas bottle or...

2011-05-05 22:00:58

Max Planck scientists find a way of treating pulmonary arterial hypertension Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension struggle with severe symptoms, which include shortness of breath, exhaustion and a lack of vitality. Moreover, the disease, which is more common in women, often claims the patient's life within a few years of its development. The currently available methods of treatment can slow down the progression of the disease and improve the symptoms; a cure, however, has thus far...

2011-05-04 15:39:09

Exercise both reduces the risk of a heart attack and protects the heart from injury if a heart attack does occur. For years, doctors have been trying to dissect how this second benefit of exercise works, with the aim of finding ways to protect the heart after a heart attack. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified the ability of the heart to produce and store nitric oxide as an important way in which exercise protects the heart from injury. Nitric oxide, a...

2011-04-25 12:51:07

Yuemeng Dai, MD, PhD, of Little Rock, AK, will receive the first place Bill Postic Basic Science Award for outstanding achievement in the field of pediatric otolaryngology for his research paper titled "Enos Protein Expressions is Decreased in Involuting Hemangiomas,"during their annual meeting, April 29 "“ May 1, 2011, in Chicago, IL. The award will be presented during a banquet reception on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Endothelial nitric oxide...


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'.