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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Roche call for US approval for DNA cervical cancer test opposed

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US reluctance on DNA test for cervical cancer A hi-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing resistance from more than a dozen US patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear. The new test from Swiss drug maker Roche uses DNA to detect ...

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    US scientists work on 3-D heart using patient’s own cells

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:27pm by AP

    ... the project, said they also had successfully tested the tiny blood vessels in mice and other small animals. Williams believes they can print parts and assemble an entire heart in three to five years. ... with donor organs or an artificial heart, and it could eliminate the need for anti-rejection drugs. If everything goes according to plan, Williams said the heart might be tested in humans in less ...

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    New boost for regenerative medicine as lab-grown vaginas a success

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:12pm by Reuters

    ... in a laboratory and successfully transplanted perhaps better demonstrates the potential of regenerative medicine. Follow-up tests show the new vaginas are indistinguishable from the women's own ... tissue biopsies, MRI scans and internal exams, for up to eight years from the initial implants. All of these tests showed the engineered vaginas "were similar in make-up and function ...

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    Ketamine may be useful for treating depression, British study finds

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... suffering from severe depression, according to British scientists who gave infusions of the narcotic nicknamed "Special K" to patients. Researchers who tested the drug on 28 people ... ketamine infusions each lasting 40 minutes. Memory tests were carried out a few days after the final infusion and patients reported their mood symptoms daily via text or e-mail. The results, ...

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    Depressed Shanghai doctor leaps to death allegedly over conflicts with patients

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... With hospitals basing salaries on the number of patient visits, medical tests conducted and medicines sold, doctors sometimes treat up to 100 patients a day, the Post has reported. ...

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    Snail venom found to be painkiller ‘100 times stronger than morphine’

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... raising hopes in the hunt for new, non-addictive medications, researchers said. The drug, which has yet to be tested on humans, was judged to be about 100 times more potent than morphine ... about side effects yet, as it hasn't been tested in humans. But we think it would be safe," Craik said. ...

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    HIV baby free of virus after being treated within hours of birth

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:58am by AFP

    ... Hospital Long Beach, where the baby was born, tested the infant and gave her high, treatment-level doses of antiretroviral drugs before even knowing if she was HIV-positive, Bryson told AFP by phone from the conference. “The way it works is you test and you treat before you know the results because it takes several days to get the results”, explained Bryson, a consultant on the case. ...

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    Teenager Elana Simon helps write study into her own cancer

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:13pm by AP

    ... tested so far. It was a small study, and more research was needed to see what this gene flaw really does, said Sanford Simon, the teenager's father and the study's senior author. ... The hurdle was finding enough tumours to test. Only about 200 people a year worldwide are diagnosed, according to the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation, which helped fund the new study. ...

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    ‘House’ TV episode gives German doctor cure for mystery illness

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 08:11pm by AP

    ... and colleagues immediately tested his cobalt levels after he complained his problems started after his last operation to replace a broken ceramic hip. Schaefer said some small fragments of the ceramic ...

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    Test tube baby first to get IVF defect check

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Child born after parents send cells of embryos for new method to screen for abnormalities in genome to improve chances of healthy infant Test tube baby first to get IVF defect ... Tests showed that while most looked healthy, only three had the right number of chromosomes. "It can't make embryos better… but it can guide us to the best ones," said Wells. ...




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