Microfluidics: A ten minute blood test
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Microfluidics is a technology or approach that utilizes or studies small fluid samples. Generally, microfluidics involves manipulating the sample in channels that measure only tens of millimeters across. This technology is present on a chip – a form that has become commonplace in recent decades...
Improvements in mammography screening techniques
By: Julian Abbey - 596374
Improvements In Breast Cancer Screening With 35 million mammograms performed yearly for breast cancer screening, it is important to have a very accurate screening process. Almost 90% of lumps are discovered by breast self-examination (BSE) which should be performed weekly by women, however the biennial...
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) explained
By: D. Vogt
HAART, or Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, is currently the standard approach to treating HIV infections. Although there is still no cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, HAART is the accepted method for delaying and hopefully stalling the progression of the disease. HIV, after...
Would willing Advantage Genetic Screeningengineering Overcome Sterility
By: Divya Mohan
Overcoming sterility and "creating" a child free of disease are two very different entities and cannot be addressed together when considering something so ethically divisive as genetic engineering. Genetic engineering has been generating friction ever since its birth - on the one hand its proponents...
Ruling allows government funded stem cell research to continue during appeal
By: D. Vogt
In 2010, a U.S. federal court sided with Boston bioengineer James Sherley and banned federal funding for stem cell research in the United States. However, the government is now appealing the case, and the Court of Appeals has agreed to allow currently funded research...
Newest technology in heart stents
By: Laura Lamp King
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Medtronic Inc's new "baby" Integrity; a new, more flexible, artery-bracing bare metal stent.The world's largest medical device maker Medtronic Inc., based in Findley, MN reports that that the new stent, made from continuous sinusoid technology, will...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a central venous line? The central venous line is a specific access portal to a larger vein in the human body and can contain either single or multiple separate channels which makes the line rather efficient in its functioning. The use of central...
How researchers resurrected the 1918 pandemic influenza strain
By: D. Vogt
Since 2005, in an impressive if somewhat chilling feat, American researchers have "resurrected" the particular variant of influenza responsible for the deadliest pandemic ever, the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. The achievement was initially announced in the important scientific publication Nature in October 2005 under the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is ERPC? ERPC stands for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and is one of the many endoscopic techniques used in detecting upper gastrointestinal structural problems through non invasive means. The procedure involves the passing of an endoscopy tube, which is a wire like structure with a...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Arterial blood gas analysis or ABGA is a test performed by clinicians in patients whom are having respiratory problems which need close observation. The analysis will indicate the concentration (partial pressure) of oxygen, carbon dioxide, bicarbonate in the blood, the pH level of the same...

 

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