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Potential New Treatment To Prevent Strokes Reported By Scientists
2012-11-26 10:39:23

University of Warwick Scientists may have discovered a new way to prevent strokes in high risk patients, according to research from the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW). Work by a new research group, led by Professor Donald Singer, Professor of Therapeutics at Warwick Medical School and Professor Chris Imray from UHCW, has now been published in US journal Stroke. The group is using ultrasound scanning to look at patients with carotid...

2012-11-06 03:27:11

The cause of heart attacks or strokes among some patients treated with anti-platelet drugs may be different than for patients who have undergone surgical procedures to restore blood flow, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The finding -- reported Nov. 4, 2012, at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions annual meeting and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association — provides new insights into a subset of heart patients with acute coronary...

2012-10-07 23:00:09

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections have been emerging as a treatment for joint pain and osteoarthritis for some years. But many orthopaedic doctors have now found that photoactivating PRP using AdiStem's Adi-Light — prior to injection — reduces pain even further and accelerates healing. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) October 07, 2012 Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections have been emerging as a treatment for joint pain and osteoarthritis for some years. But many orthopaedic...

2012-08-21 01:28:27

Progress toward a new emergency treatment for internal bleeding “• counterpart to the tourniquets, pressure bandages and Quick Clot products that keep people from bleeding to death from external wounds “• was reported here today at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Erin Lavik, Sc.D., who described the advance toward developing synthetic platelets, said it is among the efforts underway...

2012-08-08 23:01:41

2012 Olympic Bronze winner Kellie Wells has joined elite athletes Tiger Woods, Hines Ward and Takaishi Saito in using Cell Therapy. According to A.J. Farshchian, MD, an Orthopedic Regenerative practitioner at The Center for Regenerative Medicine Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 U.S.A. Hurdle specialist Kellie Wells has joined elite athletes Tiger Woods, Hines Ward and Takaishi Saito in using Cell Therapy. According to A.J. Farshchian, MD, an Orthopedic Regenerative practitioner at The...

Blood Vessels Grown From Liposuction Stem Cells
2012-07-27 05:35:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Findings presented at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions show that adult stem cells extracted during liposuction can be used to grow small-diameter blood vessels that could be used in heart bypass surgery. Matthias Nollert, the lead author of the study, said these liposuction-derived vessels could help solve major problems associated with grafting blood vessels from other places in...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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