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Molecules on Branched-Polymer Surfaces Can Capture Rare Tumor Cells in Blood

Molecules on Branched-Polymer Surfaces Can Capture Rare Tumor Cells in Blood

The removal of rare tumor cells circulating in the blood might be possible with the use of biomolecules bound to dendrimers, highly branched synthetic polymers, which could efficiently sift and capture the diseased cells, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dendrimers have been used to encapsulate drug molecules and serve as a delivery vehicle, but in the new study they were employed to capture circulating tumor cells by biomimicry — using nanotechnology to create artificial surfaces much like those in real cells.

Evolution Offers Clues to Leading Cause of Death During Childbirth

Evolution Offers Clues to Leading Cause of Death During Childbirth

Unusual features of the human placenta may be the underlying cause of postpartum hemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal deaths during childbirth, according to evolutionary research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Defined as the loss of more than a pint of blood during or just after vaginal delivery, postpartum hemorrhage accounts for nearly 35 percent, or 125,000, of the 358,000 worldwide annual maternal deaths during childbirth.

Central DuPage Hospital Enrolls First Illinois Patient in a Clinical Trial for a Novel Device Used in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Central DuPage Hospital Enrolls First Illinois Patient in a Clinical Trial for a Novel Device Used in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

WINFIELD, Ill. , Oct.

New Clinical Treatment Guideline Outlines Recommendations to Reduce Blood Clots After Hip and Knee Replacement

New Clinical Treatment Guideline Outlines Recommendations to Reduce Blood Clots After Hip and Knee Replacement

Guideline recommends postoperative blood thinners, compression, early mobilization to prevent clots ROSEMONT, Ill. , Sept.

No Scalpel: Minimally Invasive Breakthrough for Men’s Enlarged Prostates Improves Symptoms

No Scalpel: Minimally Invasive Breakthrough for Men’s Enlarged Prostates Improves Symptoms

Prostatic Artery Embolization: Study Shows Symptom Improvement Comparable to “Gold Standard” Transurethral Resection of the Prostate—Without Surgical Risks of Sexual Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Blood Loss, Retrograde Ejaculation CHICAGO , March 29, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — A new interventional radiology treatment that blocks blood supply to men’s enlarged prostate glands shows comparable clinical results to transurethral resection of the prostate (or TURP), considered the gold standard (or most common) treatment. However, this minimally invasive treatment—prostatic artery embolization—has none of the risks associated with TURP, such as sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, blood loss and retrograde ejaculation, noted researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 36th Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago .

Fenwal, Healthcare-ID to Develop Productivity Software for Blood Centers

Fenwal, Healthcare-ID to Develop Productivity Software for Blood Centers

    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. , Nov.

PHOTOS: Chicago, We Are Thankful For You

PHOTOS: Chicago, We Are Thankful For You

Thanksgiving is a day to eat lots of food with family and friends, but it is also a day to be thankful for what you have. Every day, we at HuffPost Chicago are thrilled to live in such a fantastic city.

‘Deathly Hallows’ Has Biggest Opening in ‘Harry Potter’ History

‘Deathly Hallows’ Has Biggest Opening in ‘Harry Potter’ History

The box-office magic is no surpise, but the opening-weekend numbers are still big enough to take your breath away: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1’ earned an estimated $125.1 million in domestic ticket sales, predictably besting all other films on the nation’s movie screens. It’s the biggest opening weekend in the franchise’s history.

Zsa Zsa Gabor Returns to Hospital to Treat ‘Massive Blood Clot’

Zsa Zsa Gabor Returns to Hospital to Treat ‘Massive Blood Clot’

Paramedics rushed to the Beverly Hills mansion of Zsa Zsa Gabor Friday morning, after the ailing actress’s private physician found a “massive blog clot,” TMZ.com reports. The actress was then transported to UCLA Medical Center where she is receiving treatment.

FDA panel backs anemia drugs for kidney disease 
    (AP)

FDA panel backs anemia drugs for kidney disease (AP)

ADELPHI, Md. – Federal health advisers said Monday that patients with failing kidneys should continue taking a group of widely used anemia drugs, despite a recent study showing they can increase the risk of stroke.

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