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May, 2016

HIPEC Provides New Hope for Cancer Patients

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https://youtu.be/PEDQKk2xwco For certain late stage cancer patients a specialized procedure called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can provide a "new lease on life," as a specialized treatment method. Wilbur B. Bowne, MD, an associate professor at the Drexel University College…

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May, 2016

Prematurely born lambs kept alive in artificial external placenta – human babies could be next

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  Human trials may follow, if researchers prove their artificial placenta can keep extremely premature lambs alive outside the body until normal infancy. (Credit: University of Michigan). When babies are born extremely prematurely – before 24 weeks of development in the womb – their lungs aren't strong enough to provide their organs with the oxygen needed to develop properly. Nor are they strong enough to handle artificial ventilation. The result…

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