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(Science: equipment) A tube made of metal or plastic that is inserted into a vessel or passage to keep the lumen open and prevent closure due to a stricture or external compression.

stents are commonly used to keep blood vessels open in the coronary arteries, into the oesophagus for strictures or cancer, the ureters to maintain drainage from the kidneys, or the bile duct for pancreatic cancer or cholangiocarcinoma.

The stents are usually inserted under radiological guidance and can be inserted percutaneously.

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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... the verge of rupture when it was spotted, so i was rushed to surgery that indeed saved my life...if it had been caught earlier...they could have stent placement instead of surgery...so not i am ONLY CURED...i am ALIVE to tell this story...my doctor told me if it had burst, it might had been a ...

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by strohs1
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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Re: Gene cloning question

... that gives a very very brief overview of plasmids: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasmid Another decent source, though dated now, is Gunther Stent's Molecular Genetics The old-style way to isolate plasmids took advantage of two facts: 1) DNA is more stable toward alkali (base) than RNA; and ...

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by blcr11
Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene cloning question
Replies: 20
Views: 20082

Re: is it possible to knockdown a gene in a living adult now

... Start of press release: AVI BioPharma Announces Initiation Of Clinical Trial Of Next Generation Drug Eluting Stent By Partner Global Therapeutics November 11, 2008 AVI BioPharma, Inc., a developer of RNA-based drugs, recently announced that its partner Global ...

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by jonmoulton
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: is it possible to knockdown a gene in a living adult now
Replies: 10
Views: 17159

beadle and tatums experiments

... gene and a biochemically defined “enzyme” (now we would say “protein”). If you want to know the details of their experiment, I recommend Gunther Stent’s Molecular Genetics: A Personal Narrative, or go look up the original 1941 paper.

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by blcr11
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: beadle and tatums experiments
Replies: 3
Views: 2111

"Morgellons", some observations, thoughts, experie

... was a 100 percent blockage of my left rear coronary artery. The surgeon who operated on me was very concerned, he told me three times I needed the stent put in two year previous to be replaced, that it was blocked. He also said he didn't do it due to the stress it would have caused me but that ...

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by Been there
Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: "Morgellons", some observations, thoughts, experie
Replies: 5
Views: 8782

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