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Milestone Reached in Work to Build Replacement Kidneys

September 9, 2014 10:27 am | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Comments

Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have addressed a major challenge in the quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab. Working with human-sized pig kidneys, the scientists developed the most successful...

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Bone Cancer Surgical Team Sees Success in New Application of Surgical Aid

September 9, 2014 10:25 am | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Comments

An ortho-oncology team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center successfully adapted a shoulder surgical aid (the Spider Limb Positioner) to conduct a left hip disarticulation on a melanoma patient as described in a case report...

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UCLA Biologists Delay the Aging Process by 'Remote Control'

September 9, 2014 10:22 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems. Working with fruit flies, the life scientists activated a gene called AMPK that is a key energy...

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Myriad myPath Melanoma Test Reduced Indeterminate Cases by 76 Percent

September 9, 2014 10:16 am | by Myriad Genetics, Inc. | Comments

Myriad Genetics, Inc. today presented results from a pivotal clinical utility study of the Myriad myPath Melanoma test at the 2014 College of American Pathologists (CAP) annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. Myriad myPath Melanoma is a novel diagnostic...

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No Need to Leave Home: Tele-medical Assistance for People with Mobility Problems

September 9, 2014 9:53 am | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

Yadira Alatriste, researcher at the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico (UAM) designed a remote medical care system that supports the rehabilitation of people with spasticity, an alteration of the nervous system related to increased...

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New Methods Enhance the Quality of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

September 9, 2014 9:45 am | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

New methods that enhance the quality of myocardial perfusion imaging were developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. In her PhD study, Tuija Kangasmaa, Lic. Phil., invented a method which makes it possible to...

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Helping Amputees Stay in Step with Their Community

September 9, 2014 9:41 am | by Sarah Kolar, The Lead South Australia | Comments

The Repatriation General Hospital study in Adelaide, South Australia, which is being undertaken by Rehabilitation and Aged Care researchers, is assessing the community activity and participation of 47 patients, who have been fitted with...

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New Technology Puts the Body's Own Cells to Work to Repair the Body

September 9, 2014 9:33 am | by GlobeNewswire | Comments

There is enormous interest in the worlds of medicine and esthetics in the promise of regenerative medicine. From cellular replacement techniques for treating Parkinson's disease to collagen-producing cell injections for wound healing and...

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J&J's Ethicon Loses Another Mesh Trial

September 9, 2014 9:11 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that a Federal Jury in West Virginia awarded a husband and wife $3.27MM in damages, according to Bloomberg News, against Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson's mesh product division...

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Photos of the Day: Row, Row, Row the Wheelchair

September 8, 2014 2:30 pm | by Rice University | Comments

Pedro, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, who has a condition called arthrogryposis that prevents him from using a standard wheelchair, tests a custom model built by Rice University students that lets him paddle to move...

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‘Rowing’ Wheelchair Is a Moving Experience

September 8, 2014 2:30 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | Comments

Rice University students have built a unique wheelchair for a Houston teenager who will now be able to row his way forward. Pedro, 15, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, has had arthrogryposis since birth. This congenital...

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Shining Light on Brain Circuits to Study Learning, Memory

September 8, 2014 2:07 pm | by Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley | Comments

UC Berkeley neuroscientists plan to use light to tweak the transmission of signals in the brain to learn more about how the mouse brain and presumably the human brain process information. Last month, the research project was awarded one of 36...

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Mayo Clinic and IBM Task Watson to Improve Clinical Trial Research

September 8, 2014 1:58 pm | by Mayo Clinic | Comments

Mayo Clinic and IBM have announced plans to pilot Watson, the IBM cognitive computer, to match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials, beginning with research studies in cancer. A proof-of-concept phase is currently underway...

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Ultra-Thin, High-Speed Detector Could Enable Imaging Just Below the Skin

September 8, 2014 11:53 am | by University of Maryland | Comments

New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects. Using the special properties of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon that is only...

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Electronic Nose Can Detect Sub-Groups of Asthma in Children

September 8, 2014 11:44 am | by European Lung Foundation | Comments

An electronic nose can be used to successfully detect different sub-groups of asthmatic children, according to a new study. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich, is part of the...

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