News tagged with surgical interventions

Genetic cause of heart valve defects

Heart valve defects are a common cause of death in newborns. Scientists at the University of Bonn and the caesar research center have discovered "Creld1" is a key gene for the development of heart valves ...

Mar 31, 2014
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Helicopters save lives

Patients transported to hospital by helicopter have a better chance of surviving traumatic injuries than those transported by ground ambulance despite having more severe injuries and needing more surgical interventions, states ...

Feb 04, 2014
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Lap band surgery helps combat diabetes

(Medical Xpress)—A trial of gastric band surgery in overweight people with type 2 diabetes has found the surgery resulted in better outcomes for diabetes and weight loss than standard exercise and diet ...

Sep 02, 2013
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New function for a messenger molecule

ETH Zurich Assistant Professor Cornelia Halin and her colleagues have discovered a new function of the well-known messenger protein interleukin-7: it facilitates the drainage of lymph fluid from tissues. ...

Aug 26, 2013
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Tackling a framework for surgical innovation

An international team of investigators co-led by Weill Cornell Medical College is offering a new framework for evidence-based surgery and device research, similar to the kind of risk and benefit analysis used in evidence-based ...

Jun 18, 2013
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