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Medtronic Issues Recall on Breathing Tubes

June 25, 2015 12:22 pm | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic announced that on May 8, 2015, it began notifying hospitals and distributors worldwide that affected lots of its Covidien Shiley tracheostomy tubes were formed with a wider-angle bend than standard models manufactured after November 29...

New Breath Test for Pneumonia

June 25, 2015 10:54 am | by Manchester University | Comments

Researchers from the University of Manchester are part of a team that has identified an important new approach to diagnose infections in critically ill patients rapidly and accurately. A study by colleagues in Salford and Manchester found...

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Analyzing Thousands of DNA Samples in 30 Minutes

June 25, 2015 10:50 am | by Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg | Comments

A team of scientists including PhD student Friedrich Schuler from the Laboratory of MEMS Applications at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg has developed a method for dividing a DNA sample...

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New Conductive Ink for Electronic Apparel

June 25, 2015 10:16 am | by University of Tokyo | Comments

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a new ink that can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections. This new functional ink will enable electronic apparel such as sportswear and underwear...

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HIV-Preventing Male Circumcision Device Receives WHO Prequalification

June 25, 2015 10:11 am | by Weill Cornell Medical College | Comments

The ShangRing, a novel medical device for voluntary medical male circumcision, has received prequalification from the World Health Organization (WHO) for use. The prequalification indicates that the ShangRing meets international standards of...

New Lenses Grown Layer-by-Layer Increase X-ray Power

June 25, 2015 9:16 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

When you’re working with the brightest x-ray light source in the world, it’s crucial that you make use of as many of the photons produced as possible. That’s why physicists Hanfei Yan and Nathalie Bouet at the National Synchrotron Light Source II...

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Infographic: The Mobile Health Industry Is Booming

June 25, 2015 9:10 am | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | Comments

The use of modern technologies for health-related applications is on the rise. The continued miniaturization of components and reduced manufacturing costs are helping to push mobile health into the mainstream. Indeed, the industry is projected...

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Destroying Tumors with Radio Waves and Microwaves

June 24, 2015 4:15 pm | by LifeBridge Health | Comments

Many patients with advanced cancers experience significant pain, and the pain caused by metastases (cancers that have spread to the spine) can be excruciating as tumor growth replaces bone. This can be especially true if the tumor is touching...

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Moving Closer to 'Materials That Compute'

June 24, 2015 4:03 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | Comments

Moving closer to the possibility of "materials that compute" and wearing your computer on your sleeve, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering have designed a responsive hybrid material that is fueled by an...

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Reinforced Cylinder Leads to Fewer Repeat Surgeries

June 24, 2015 2:06 pm | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) | Comments

In this important study use of a ring-reinforced shunt improved surgical outcomes in children born with a serious heart defect: hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Children with this condition undergo a series of reconstructive procedures...

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Teens Invent Condom that Glows to Show STDs

June 24, 2015 1:52 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

A group of teenage inventors in the United Kingdom has invented a condom that changes colors to warn of STDs, according to multiple reports. The three teenagers from the Isaac Newton Academy in Illford, Essex, won the Teen Tech awards...

Nanoparticle 'Wrapper' Delivers Chemical That Stops Fatty Buildup

June 24, 2015 12:43 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

In what may be a major leap forward in the quest for new treatments of the most common form of cardiovascular disease, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have found a way to halt and reverse the progression of atherosclerosis in rodents...

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Bionic Eye Improves Vision for Blind Patients

June 24, 2015 10:25 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | Comments

The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the "bionic eye," have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of the device that restores vision in those blinded by a rare, degenerative eye disease...

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Nanowire Implants Offer Remote-Controlled Drug Delivery

June 24, 2015 10:23 am | by Purdue University | Comments

A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled. The nanowires respond to an electromagnetic field generated by a separate device, which can be used to control the...

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Could Virtual Reality Treat Alcoholism?

June 24, 2015 10:03 am | by Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs | Comments

A form of “virtual-reality” therapy may help people with alcohol dependence reduce their craving for alcohol, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, come from a small study...

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