Molecular assay of sentinal node to predict metastatic breast carcinoma approved by FDA

U.S.based Food and Drug Administration approved molecular-based laboratory test for detecting metastatic breast carcinoma. This test was device was developed and manufactured by Veridex, a Johnson & Johnson Company. This device is called GeneSearch BLN Assay. This test has potential to detect positive sentinal nodes with reasonable accuracy compared to traditional histology.

Fibrinogen as inhibitor of spinal cord regeration following injury

Scientists from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine find that fibrinogen acts as inhibitor of spinal cord regeneration by direct toxic action on neuronal cells.

Blood clotting protein may inhibit spinal cord regeneration

Auditory Nerve Implant Vs Chochlear impant

Investigators at the University of Michigan Kresge Hearing Research Institute developed a system which can be used as auditory nerve implant. They report that this devise is better than Cochlear implant.

Music to deaf ears: Auditory nerve implant can deliver wide range of sounds, early tests show

Ureteric reconstruction using Meckel's Diverticulum

There is an interesting article explaining the use of Meckel's Diverticulum to reconstruct Ureters.

From Uro today

Pages

Subscribe to Early Years of Surgical Training RSS