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2014-07-15 10:29:05

BMJ-British Medical Journal Inability to register surprise strongest indicator; can help prioritize care, say doctors Patients with serious heart and lung conditions don't have the normal range of facial expressions, particularly the ability to register surprise in response to emotional cues, finds preliminary research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. This finding could be used to help busy emergency care doctors decide whom to prioritize for treatment, and gauge who...

2014-01-02 23:00:19

Chest Coach System designed by Cliff Manchaster is the latest program that teaches people how to get a more masculine chest within a few weeks. Is the review of Chest Coach System on the site HealthReviewCenter.com trustworthy? Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 Chest Coach System is the latest program that teaches people how to lose their man boobs naturally without drugs or bad side effects. The program also helps people get a more masculine chest within a few weeks. In addition, the...

Chest Pain Duration Key To Diagnosing Heart Attack
2013-09-12 04:39:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When trying to determine whether or not chest pain is the result of a heart attack, the duration of the discomfort is key, according to researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Patients who have longer-lasting chest pain are more likely to be experiencing a cardiovascular event than with pain of a shorter duration, the researchers report in this month’s issue of the journal Critical Pathways in Cardiology....

2011-12-01 07:33:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The world´s first artificial trachea transplant seeded with stem cells proved to be a success after being done on Andemariam Teklesenbet Beyene at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Beyene had a tracheal tumor that extended to the lowest 5cm of the trachea along with both bronchi meaning that surgical removal of the tumor alone would not keep the patient alive. The removed section was essential for life and therefore had to be replaced....

2011-10-18 09:48:36

Scientists' discovery of new form of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome offers clues to treatments for infants who don't respond to steroid drugs A discovery by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies might explain why some premature infants fail to respond to existing treatments for a deadly respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and offers clues for new ways to treat the breathing disorder. The scientists identified a new form of RDS in newborn mice and traced the...

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2011-05-06 06:00:00

The origin and evolution of treehopper 'helmets' has been traced by developmental biologists to show that they have achieved what no other insects have done in more than 300 million years; they have developed a third set of wings, which have been modified to form the helmet. Treehoppers are small, odd-shaped relatives of cicadas and are masters of disguise. They have outgrowths called helmets that could resemble anything from seeds to thorns to caterpillar poop and even ants. The extravagant...

2011-02-02 20:37:34

Biologists have discovered that primitive, predatory lampreys have structures within their gills that play the same role as the thymus, the organ where immune cells called T cells develop in mammals, birds and fish. The finding suggests that in vertebrate evolution, having two separate organs for immune cell development -- the bone marrow for B cells and the thymus for T cells -- may have preceded the appearance of the particular features that mark those cells, such as antibodies and T cell...

2011-01-31 00:35:02

Singapore, Jan 31, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - At KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), a five-year old girl with severe curvature of the spine was among the first in Southeast Asia to have a "titanium rib" implant. Also known as the Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR), the adjustable titanium rib is designed to treat Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome in skeletally immature patients. Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome refers to the chest's inability to support normal growth of the...

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2010-04-27 12:15:00

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia researchers reveal process of making ribs Like all vertebrates, snakes, mice and humans have in common a skeleton made of segments, the vertebrae. But a snake has between 200-400 ribs extending from all vertebrae, from the neck to the tail-end, whereas mice have only 13 pairs of ribs, and humans have 12 pairs, in both cases making up the ribcage. In the latest issue of Developmental Cell(*), researchers from the Instituto Gulbenkian de...

2009-06-16 15:04:25

 Children born without thymus glands have given Duke University Medical Center researchers a rare opportunity to watch as a new immune system develops its population of infection-fighting T-cells.Researchers led by Thomas Kepler, Ph.D., Division Chief of Computational Biology, tracked three young patients after thymus tissue transplantation to measure the growth of a T cell population "“ with all of its diversity. Duke University pioneered thymus transplantation for children born...


Latest Thorax Reference Libraries

Esophagus
2013-04-30 13:37:01

The esophagus is the muscular tube that is located between the pharynx and the stomach that aids in digestion during swallowing. Formation and Orientation The esophagus is composed of four separate layers; the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis externa and the adventitia. The mucosa includes the stratified squamous epithelium, lamina propria and muscularis mucosae. The submucosa houses the esophageal glands and connective papillae. The muscularis externa is composed of three sublayers The...

Thymus
2013-03-04 12:56:08

The thymus gland is an endocrine organ of the immune system located anteriolateral to the trachea and in between the lungs. Its primary function is to build T lymphocytes for the body’s immune system; therefore, it is most important during childhood and puberty, when it reaches its maximum size. After puberty, it will begin to atrophy and shrink in size. Old age generally brings about hypotrophy of the thymus. In children the thymus is grayish-pink in color and in adults it is yellow. On...

Trachea
2013-01-18 11:28:50

The trachea, commonly called the windpipe, is the air passage-way from the mouth to the lungs. Non-fish vertebrae all have a trachea. The moist with mucus walls of the tube-like structure trap inhaled particles to keep them from entering the lungs. Structure The trachea is an open-ended cylindrical structure that starts at the larynx and ends at the bifurcation. It is about one inch in diameter and can run four to six inches in length. Within the pipe there are anywhere from 15 to 20...

Lung
2013-01-01 15:53:59

The lung is a vital organ that is a part of the respiratory system. Generally a person has two lungs; however, the body can function with only one. The lung’s main function is to move oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of the bloodstream through gas exchange. The lungs are located lateral to the heart in the thoracic cavity. Each lung has a tip called the apex, which is superior in the body. The bases of the lungs rest on the diaphragm. They appear to be spongy due to their bundles of...

Esophagus
2012-07-01 19:23:24

The Esophagus is an organ which consists of a muscular tube through which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach. During swallowing, food passes from the mouth through the pharynx into the esophagus and travels to the stomach via peristalsis -- a radially symmetrical contraction and relaxation of muscles that propagate in a wave downward. The word esophagus is derived from the Greek word oisophagos, meaning “entrance for eating.” In humans the esophagus is continuous with the...

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