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Robotic surgery equally effective as traditional open surgery for bladder cancer

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Editorial Team
Jun 23

The outcome of robotic-assisted surgery and traditional open surgery are equally effective in treating bladder cancer, say scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher.

The results, published in the journal The Lancet, may help patients and doctors to make informed decisions on the use of robotic surgery, which is not cheap, the researchers said.

There has been an assumption that patients who receive robotic surgery will perceive a better quality of life than patients who have open surgery. However, the trial showed that both groups had a significant return to their previo...

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New 'Smart Stent' Can Detect Narrowing of Arteries

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Editorial Team
Jun 22

Researchers have developed a type of "smart stent" that monitors even subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery, detecting the narrowing in its earliest stages and making early diagnosis and treatment possible.

‘Smart stent that uses medical-grade stainless steel and looks similar to most commercial stents can help detect narrowing of arteries.’

For every three individuals who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart attack, at least one would experience restenosis -- the renewed narrowing of the artery due to plaq...

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Gene therapy could restore hand function after spinal cord injury

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Editorial Team
Jun 20

Researchers have tested a new gene therapy that has shown potential to help people with spinal cord injuries to re-learn skilled hand movements. People with spinal cord injury often lose the ability to perform everyday actions that require coordinated hand movements such as writing, holding a toothbrush or picking up a drink.

In the study published in the journal Brain, researchers tested the new gene therapy on rats for regenerating damaged tissue in the spinal cord that could be switched on and off using a common antibiotic. “What is exciting about our approach is that we ca...

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New Blood Test Could Predict Preterm Labor 2 Months Before It Happens

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Editorial Team
Jun 19

Two newly developed blood tests may help moms-to-be accurately answer this ever-popular question: When is your baby due?

One blood test can predict gestational age and delivery date, while the other can flag some women who are at risk for premature delivery, according to a new study.

However, both tests are still in the beginning stages of research and aren't yet available to the public, according to the study, which was published online today (June 8) in the journal Science.

If these potentially low-cost tests are available for public use someday, they could "hold p...

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A journey from death to life

Medisense Team
Editorial Team
Jun 18

Life was a dream for Amit Vaidya, who soared high financially and professionally till he was diagnosed with cancer when he was 27
Amit Vaidya lived the American dream. A Gujarati, born and brought up in the US, with a Ph.D. in economics, he worked in the entertainment industry’s business department. “It was an active but not a healthy lifestyle as I was an overachiever,” says Amit. His dreams “were shattered” when a few months after his father’s death he was diagnosed with first stage gastric cancer. “The fall was great as I had risen to great ...

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