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Article ID: 7572

UCLA Heart Transplant Program Announces Agreement

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Medical Center's Heart Transplant Program announced on May 5 that it has reached a collaborative agreement to begin training its surgeons and staff to install a battery-powered artificial heart replacement device developed and manufactured by ABIOMED, Inc.

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Article ID: 7571

HIV Discriminates Amongst Cells

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) depends on the moving parts of a cell's surface to allow it to enter the cell.

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Article ID: 7567

Transgenic Mouse with Human Eye Pigment Gene

University of Washington

Researchers have created transgenic mice with the widest known spectral range of vision of any mammal by introducing a gene that produces a human photopigment into mice embryos. The researchers plan to use the new mice as a tool for studying the evolution of sight and human vision problems.

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Article ID: 7566

New airway's 'smarts' ensure patients get oxygen

University of Rochester

Experts in emergency medicine and ultrasound have teamed up at the University of Rochester to better one of the most vital tools in the paramedic's array of equipment: endotracheal tubes, the flexible tubes inserted in the throats of hundreds of thousands of unconscious patients each year to ensure continuous delivery of oxygen to their lungs. The new device, soon to receive a U.S. patent, takes advantage of the same ultrasound technology now used by physicians to observe babies developing in the womb.

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Article ID: 7550

Biosphere Lessons Can Be Applied To Space Former Crew Co-Captain Says

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

The experiences of the team of scientists who lived in the Biosphere 2 closed system from 1991 to 1993 can be applied to space travel, according to Sally Silverstone, co-captain of the crew.

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Article ID: 7525

Size, Sex of Newborn, and Means of Delivery Can Be Factors in Birth Trauma to the Head

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Birth traumas to the head and neck are a rare occurence to newborns. When they do happen, parents and some physicians are at a loss to the trauma's nature and cause. A new research study examines this issue.

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Article ID: 7523

CT Screening Can Predict Life Threatening Sinusitis to Children Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplants

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

CT or computed tomography screening for children undergoing bone marrow transplants can indicate whether the young patient has sinus disease, a condition that can lead to deadly infections.

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Article ID: 7522

Pediatric Angiodema -- Sudden Swelling in a Child's Head and Neck Is Rare but Should Not Alarm

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Pediatric angioedema is the sudden swelling under the skin of a child's ear. In certain cases, the swelling can be dangerous; a new study offers advice on when to be concerned and what treatment options are available.

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Article ID: 7521

Acute Otitis Media: A Medical Disorder that Causes Pain to Children and the Pocketbook

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Researchers from Washington state have determined the indirect and direct costs incurred by a family when their child suffers from acute otitis media.

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Article ID: 7520

Parents, Care Givers, Fall Short in Assessing Hearing Loss in Children with Chronic Hear Infections

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

A new study reveals that parents and other care givers cannot accurately detect hearing loss in children with recurrent middle ear infections.

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