Archive: 02/7/2008

New training method for hip surgery

Delegates at the British Society for Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery Conference will hear that results from a pilot study saw graduates 95 per cent more confident using this robotic technique than when using conventional ...

Feb 07, 2008
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Dust trackers plan alert system

Scientists are studying whether dust clouds from deserts in Africa and Asia carry bacteria, fungus and viruses to North America.

Feb 07, 2008
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Tattooing improves response to DNA vaccine

A tattoo can be more than just a fashion statement – it has potential medical value, according to an article published in the online open access journal, Genetic Vaccines and Therapy.

Feb 07, 2008
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Elderly more likely to deny smoking when asked

More elderly adults are lighting up cigarettes and not reporting their nicotine habits to doctors and others, according to findings from one of the first studies to examine the accuracy of self-reported smoking habits by ...

Feb 07, 2008
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Novel compound may lessen heart attack damage

A novel drug designed to lessen muscle damage from a heart attack has passed initial safety tests at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Results of the study, available online and to be published in the February 19 issue ...

Feb 07, 2008
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Comatose locusts may help relieve migraines

The way locusts react to stress may provide an important clue to understanding what causes human migraines – and how to reduce their painful effects, says Queen’s University Biology professor Mel Robertson.

Feb 07, 2008
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