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Pet Dog Sniffs Bowel Cancer in You!!.

A black Labrador Retriever named Cooper.

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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.

IF YOU WILL NOT SLEEP PROPERLY, YOU WILL CORRUPT YOUR MEMORY-RESEARCH

The finding shows that the brain handles memories differently during sleep than while awake, says Sara Mednick, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego who was not involved in the research. Armed with this new knowledge, she says, therapists may be able to destabilize traumatic memories and overwrite the bad memories with good ones, then solidify the new memory with a nap.

3rd National Conference On Telecommunication in Healthcare Engineering

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

3RD NATIONAL CONFERENCE On

Telecommunication in Health Care Engineering

26th March 2011

Organized by

DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
VELALAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
(10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS)
(Approved by AICTE – Affiliated to Anna University of Technology- Coimbatore)
THINDAL, ERODE-12, TAMIL NADU.
PH: 0424-2430333, 2431725.FAX: 0424-2431725.
E-mail: bmebionikx@gmail.com

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PhD Position in Medical Robotics for Biomedical Engineers @ University of Twente

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SAARC LAUNCHES TELEMEDICINE CENTRE IN NEPAL

A South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) telemedicine centre has been launched in Nepal and will link with institutes in Lucknow and Chandigarh.

The center is part of the pledge made by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the 13th SAARC Summit in Dhaka in 2005. India has invested Rs 4.8 crore in the center at the Patan Hospital in Lalitpur.

Indian Ambassador in Nepal Rakesh Sood was present on the occasion when Nepal’s caretaker Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal declared the center open.

BIORESORBABLE STENTS USED IN APOLLO HOSPITALS IN CHENNAI

The logo of the Apollo Hospitals
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.