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Organ-on-a-chip Models Human Disease
2012-11-08 05:28:48

[ Watch the Video: Researchers Create Human Breathing Lung-On-A-Chip ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Harvard University´s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently revealed that they have developed a “lung-on-a-chip” that mimics human diseases and could be the next step forward in terms of research. With the study, the scientists believe that the organ-on-a-chip could eventually take the place of...

2012-09-04 13:54:11

A new study has found evidence that marathon running could trigger pulmonary oedema, where fluid builds up in the lungs. The study will be presented today (3 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society´s Annual Congress in Vienna. Despite mounting evidence of the link between strenuous exercise and pulmonary oedema, experts still debate whether the two factors are linked. Researchers from the United States and Italy aimed to investigate the link by assessing whether running...

2012-03-19 10:12:38

The utility of a naturally occurring protein given, sometimes to great effect, as a drug to treat advanced cancers is limited by the severe side effects it sometimes causes. But a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist has generated a mutant version of the protein whose modified shape renders it substantially more potent than the natural protein while reducing its toxicity. The protein, known as interleukin-2 or IL-2, is a master regulator of the immune system. It acts as a...

2011-12-22 12:40:09

...don't climb too fast! Lack of acclimatization and excessively rapid ascent are the main risk factors for acute mountain sickness, as Kai Schommer and Peter Bärtsch explain in this issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108 [49]: 839-48). More and more tourists are climbing up mountains that are 5000 to almost 7000 meters high, such as Kilimanjaro, without any prior experience at high altitudes. The low oxygen content in the air...

2011-02-14 15:57:51

New clinical guidelines for use of noninvasive ventilation in critical care settings are published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100071.pdf. The use of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation and noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure by mask has increased significantly among acutely ill patients. A growing body of literature and variations in practice in recent years have necessitated the development of new...

2010-12-17 13:33:25

During Mount Kilimanjaro ascent highlights risks of high altitude climbs Former tennis champion Martina Navratilova was hospitalized for pulmonary edema"”fluid build-up in the lungs"”while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, drawing attention to the high risk of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high altitude pulmonary edema among climbers of high peaks. A timely study in a recent issue of High Altitude Medicine & Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc....

2010-08-03 02:35:49

If summer travel plans include high altitude conditions, it is important to take proper precautionary measures to prevent sickness, said a travel medicine expert from Baylor College of Medicine. "People who do not often travel to high altitudes may not be prepared for their body's reaction," said Dr. Jane Corboy, associate professor of family and community medicine and director of the Travel Medicine Clinic at BCM. Corboy said most travelers come down with the less serious, mild form of...

2010-05-05 11:36:34

A special issue of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases High altitude medicine is a "natural research laboratory" for the study of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. As such, it can shed light on conditions and diseases that mimic the low oxygen content of the atmosphere at the top of mountains. Yves Allemann, MD, FESC, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Bern, and Urs Scherrer, MD, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, have assembled an international...

2009-04-22 22:15:05

Florida officials said Wednesday they were looking into whether an unapproved vitamin supplement may have killed 21 polo horses in Wellington. Examinations of the horses' carcasses revealed the animals had suffered from lung hemorrhages, The Palm Beach Post reported.. State Agriculture Department spokesman Mark Fagan said investigators were looking into whether the vitamin supplement Biodyl may have been involved in the Sunday deaths, the Post said. The La Nacion newspaper in Buenos Aires...

2006-08-24 14:57:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A few people are prone to develop fluid build-up in the lungs -- that is, pulmonary edema -- after swimming, either on the surface or while scuba diving. Now, a team of physicians has shown that there are apparently no long-term consequences from the condition, once individuals recover. According to Dr. Richard Thomas Mahan, with the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, and his associates, the symptoms of swimming-induced pulmonary...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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