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On this very day when world observes ‘CANCER DAY’, there is a new hope coming up in the diagnosis of the deadly disease.
Dogs can sniff out bowel cancer in breath and stool samples, with a very high degree of accuracy – even in the early stages of the disease – according to new research published online.
As a result, authors suggest that chemical compounds for specific cancers circulate throughout the body, which opens up the prospect of developing tests to pick up the disease before it has had the chance to spread elsewhere.
A specially trained Labrador retriever completed 74 sniff tests, each comprising five breath (100 to 200 ml) or stool samples (50 ml) at a time, only one of which was cancerous, over a period of several months.The bowel cancer samples came from patients with varying stages of disease, including early stage.
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
3RD NATIONAL CONFERENCE On
Telecommunication in Health Care Engineering
26th March 2011
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- Image via WikipediThe next generation in devices that relieve blood vessel blocks will dissolve within a couple of years.
The Apollo Hospitals, one of the six centres in India to be part of a global trial on using drug-eluting bio-resorbable stents, are the first in Chennai to use the product.
The device works like a regular stent by restoring blood flow to a clogged vessel. It also contains a drug that is slowly released to help the healing process.
But what stands out is the fact that the stent dissolves harmlessly inside the blood vessel and restores flexibility of the affected vessel.
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