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Tiny Bubbles Help Researchers See Inside Blood Vessels

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September 1, 1998
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Duke University Medical Center
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Hawaiian crooner Don Ho's "tiny bubbles" is meant to tug at the heart strings. Now, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have created tiny bubbles of their own to help them understand how the heart is hurting.

DURHAM, N.C.--Hawaiian crooner Don Ho's "tiny bubbles" is meant to tug at the heart strings. Now, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have created tiny bubbles of their own to help them understand how the heart is hurting. They hope the red-blood-cell-sized microbubbles filled with a special type of helium gas will eventually allow doctors to make more detailed measurements of blood flow in human organs, such as the heart.


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