Tiny ‘anthrobots’ built from human cells could help heal the body
In the medicine of the future, molecular physicians built from a patient’s own cells might ferret out cancer, repair injured tissue, and even remove plaque from blood vessels. Researchers have now taken a step toward that vision: They’ve coaxed tracheal cells to form coordinated groups called organoids that can propel themselves with tiny appendages. When added to wounded neurons in the lab, these “anthrobots” helped neurons repair themselves . The work, reported today in Advanced Science , “is amazing, and groundbreaking,” says Xi “Charlie” Ren, a tissue engineer at Carnegie Mello...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 30, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
What Are Treatments for Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis?
Discussion Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a member of the Papillomaviridae virus family with over a 150 different subtypes. HPV can cause cervical, genital and respiratory tract papillomas. HPV is often benign but can cause anogenital, cervical and head and neck cancers. Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is uncommon but can cause significant morbidity while awaiting the body’s immune system to respond. There is a juvenile and adult form, and the incidence varies between 2-4/100,000 in the pediatric population. The juvenile form frequently occurs between 3.6-6 years of age and in general the younger the patie...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 31, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
What Causes Mediastinal Masses?
Discussion The mediastinum resides in the chest and is the space bounded by the thoracic inlet cephalically, diaphragm caudally, sternum anteriorly and transverse process of the spine posteriorly, and mediastinal pleura and lungs laterally. It is divided into various compartments: Superior mediastinum Bounded by the thoracic inlet cephalically and a horizontal plane passing from the manubriosternal joint to the junction of T4/T5 vertebrae horizontally. Structures include: esophagus, trachea, parts of great vessels and first branches, great veins and initial branches, thymus, vagus, phrenic and other nerves, thoracic duct...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 20, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Throat cancer symptoms: Key signs of cancer that affect your throat and voice
THROAT CANCER is the name sometimes given to cancers affecting the thyroid, larynx, oesophagus or trachea. What are the symptoms to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
COVID Passes Heart Disease as Top US Killer COVID Passes Heart Disease as Top US Killer
More than 11,800 COVID deaths were reported last week, passing heart disease at 10,700 deaths, lung/tracheal cancer at nearly 4000 deaths, COPD at more than 3700 deaths, and stroke at more than 3600.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
How Long Does Tracheal Resection Take?
Title: How Long Does Tracheal Resection Take?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
AI Provides a Detailed Road Map for Interventional Lung Procedures
Precise medical imaging and analysis could enableÂ early detection of lung cancer, helpÂ determine its exact size and location, and significantly improveÂ diagnosis and treatment. This is usually done in a process called segmentation, which uses computers to identify the boundaries of the lung from surrounding thoracic tissue on CT images. From this process, a detailed 3-D map of the airways may be generated that can help to plan and navigate a bronchoscopy procedureÂ to obtain biopsy samplesÂ and to perform other clinical interventions. âUntil now, t...
Source: MDDI - August 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Imaging Source Type: news
In Vivo Sensors: More than a Space-Age Fantasy?
Why donât we have in vivo sensors sprinkled around our bodies? How long until we stop investing in temporary ex vivo sensors and start investing in permanent in vivo ones? What technological barriers are in the way? Where would they go for maximum usefulness? What would be the benefit? Numerous medical device developers are investing in ex vivo sensors for a variety of applications, from wearables that support wellness, to outpatient tracking or non-invasive single-use diagnostics. Iâve been on a bit of a sci-fi kick lately, and it seems a pretty common motif that in the (fictional) futu...
Source: MDDI - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news
Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight
With the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans are at risk of losing their health care coverage. A survey, conducted by Brunswick Partners, found that “75 percent of Americans agree that the proposed changes to Medicaid in the AHCA are a bad idea. And that we should not allow 14 million Americans to become uninsured even if there is a potential to reduce Medicaid spending. These results are significant because they find majorities of Americans identifying as conservatives (55 percent), moderates (82 percent) and liberals (90 percent) are opposed to the AHCA’s Medicaid pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Photo Of Husband Supporting Wife With Cancer Has The Internet Weeping
This viral photo of a husband supporting his wife during her cancer treatment is a reminder of what marriage is really about. On April 14, Mackenna Newman, 17, tweeted a photo of her dad Jon posted up outside his wife Marci’s bedroom, writing, “My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I’m crying.” My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I'm crying pic.twitter.com/rucH9HfDvk— kenna (@mackenna_newman) Apri...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Report: Voice box prostheses may only last three months
(Reuters) – Tracheoesophageal voice prosthetic devices often last less than 3 months before they need to be replaced, which is a shorter lifespan than previously reported, according to a new study. “In an ideal setting, voice prostheses should last at least six months and even more ideally, up to one year,” said lead author Jan S. Lewin of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. “In reality, they generally last somewhere about three months before they have to be replaced.” The silicone devices are placed in the shared wall between the trachea and the esophagus after a laryngectomy, the ...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Clinical Trials Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Source Type: news
Research into fly development provides insights into blood vessel formation
Researchers working with flies describe that the concentration of some small intracellular organelles determines the branching capacity of tracheal cells. Tracheal cells are analogous to the cells that form blood vessels in the human body. The inhibition or stimulation of new blood vessels has implications in cancer and in tissue regeneration. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Kenya: Ten Million Kenyans At Risk of Lung Cancer
[Nation] Nearly 10 million Kenyan non-smokers are exposed to second-hand tobacco putting them at risk of lung, bronchittis and trachea cancers . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Duke cancer care in Wake County
Treatment Terms Cancer Anal cancer Bile duct cancer Bladder cancer Breast cancer Colon cancer Esophageal cancer Gallbladder cancer Kidney cancer Liver cancer Lung cancer Oral cancer Ovarian cancer Pancreatic cancer Prostate cancer Rectal cancer Skin cancers Skull base tumor Spine cancer Stomach cancer Testicular cancer Throat and voice box cancer Thyroid cancer Tracheal cancer Uterine cancer ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 Source Type: news