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Bio-inspired Glue May Improve How Surgeons Treat Congenital Heart Defects And Other Heart Problems
2014-01-09 10:43:36

Brigham and Women's Hospital When a child is born with a heart defect such as a hole in the heart, the highly invasive therapies are challenging due to an inability to quickly and safely secure devices inside the heart. Sutures take too much time to stitch and can cause stress on fragile heart tissue, and currently available clinical adhesives are either too toxic or tend to lose their sticking power in the presence of blood or under dynamic conditions, such as in a beating heart....

2014-01-09 04:20:41

PARIS, January 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative adhesive technology published as a cover feature in the high impact journal, Science Translational Medicine Gecko Biomedical, a French medical device company developing 'bio-inspired' biodegradable surgical glues and patches for wound closure, announces that the Company's co-founders have published data demonstrating the potential of its paradigm-shifting technologies for minimally invasive...

Nanomedicine May One Day Be Delivered Orally
2013-11-28 04:43:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a new type of nanoparticle that can be absorbed through the digestive tract, bringing the cutting-edge treatment method one-step closer to being administered orally instead of through injections. While drugs delivered by nanoparticles could help treat cancer, diabetes and several other types of disease, the fact that these particles currently have to be...

2013-10-02 10:22:32

Extended follow-up of the two Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy trials does not support use of hormones for chronic disease prevention, although the treatment may be appropriate for menopausal symptom management in some women, according to a study in the October 2 issue of JAMA. The hormone therapy trials of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) were stopped after investigators found that the health risks outweighed the benefits. Menopausal hormone therapy continues in clinical use,...

2013-09-03 10:37:43

This model has the potential to help doctors better triage patients with potentially fatal syndrome Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a risk score calculation that can help predict which patients with rhabdomyolysis (a condition that occurs due to muscle damage) may be at risk for the severe complication of kidney failure or death. This research will publish online September 2, 2013 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Rhabdomyolysis occurs when muscles are...

2013-07-09 15:25:20

Demographic change is predicted to increase emergency hospital admissions and length of emergency visits As the population gets older, and the baby boomers begin to enter their 60's and 70's, one might assume that the number of trips to the emergency department will also increase. This is contradicted by new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), which shows that population aging will not cause the number of emergency department (ED) visits to increase between now and 2050....

2013-05-28 10:22:21

A sugar polymer found on the cell surface of multiple pathogens could be key to developing a broad-spectrum vaccine Developing new vaccines to protect against diseases that plague humans is fraught with numerous challenges–one being that microbes tend to vary how they look on the surface to avoid being identified and destroyed by the immune system. However, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have discovered a sugar polymer that is common on the cell surface of...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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