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Durable Antimicrobial Protection to Healthcare and Household Bed Linens

March 12, 2015 10:04 am | by PurThread Technologies, Inc. | Comments

PurThread Technologies, Inc., maker of next generation antimicrobial fibers and yarns, announces a partnership with Beacon Linens to provide antimicrobial and anti-odor protection to the North Carolina-based developer and manufacturer of Simple-Fit...

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Turning Simple Gadgets into Life-Saving Devices

March 12, 2015 9:57 am | by University of California - San Francisco | Comments

Mozzi Etemadi, PhD, is a medical student and bioengineer who works on repurposing existing technology to improve health. Mozzi worked with Larry Rand, MD, to develop the Smart Diaphragm, a device to detect early signs of preterm birth, which...

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Developers Neglect Privacy and Security in Health Apps

March 12, 2015 9:47 am | by Plataforma SINC | Comments

Telemedicine researchers at the University of Valladolid have proposed a series of recommendations to programmers to improve the security of health applications on mobile devices. According to these specialists, it is a rapidly growing area...

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A New 'Angle' on X-ray Measurements

March 12, 2015 9:31 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Criminal justice, cosmology and computer manufacturing may not look to have much in common, but these and many other disparate fields all depend on sensitive measurements of X-rays. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and...

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Telemedicine Allows First Remote Acute Stroke Trial

March 12, 2015 9:21 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | Comments

For the first time in the world, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial. The research was published in a recent...

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New Technique Can Locate Genes' On-Off Switches

March 12, 2015 9:16 am | by Stowers Institute for Medical Research | Comments

All the cells in an organism carry the same instruction manual, the DNA, but different cells read and express different portions of it in order fulfill specific functions in the body. For example, nerve cells express genes that help them send...

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Repairing the Cerebral Cortex Can Be Done

March 11, 2015 3:32 pm | by INSERM | Comments

A team led by Afsaneh Gaillard (Inserm Unit 1084, Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences Laboratory, University of Poitiers), in collaboration with the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Human and Molecular Biology (IRIBHM) in Brussels...

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Simple Blood Test Could Diagnose Alzheimer's

March 11, 2015 3:27 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

UCLA researchers have provided the first evidence that a simple blood test could be developed to confirm the presence of beta amyloid proteins in the brain, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Although approximately 5 million Americans...

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Photos of the Day: Spinning Synthetic Spider Silk for Medicine

March 11, 2015 3:02 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

If you live in a house, one of the most amazing materials known to humans is likely languishing in a dark corner of your basement. Spider webs, and especially spider draglines, are made from silk threads extruded by arachnids that can be several...

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Graphene: A New Tool for Fighting Cavities and Gum Disease?

March 11, 2015 10:33 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Dental diseases, which are caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the mouth, are among the most common health problems in the world. Now scientists have discovered that a material called graphene oxide is effective at eliminating...

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Your Smartphone Is Already a Tricorder

March 11, 2015 9:54 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Apple announced several new initiatives on March 9, including HBO Now and a function on the Apple Watch that will tell you when you’ve been sitting down too long watching HBO Now. One of them has already been in use by medical researchers...

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Patients with Pain Relief Implant Can Have Full Body MRI

March 11, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stimwave Technologies Incorporated, a privately-held, commercial stage medical device company, today announced that the first U.S. patients have been successfully implanted with its Wireless Pain Relief technology, the Freedom Stimulator...

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Electronic Clinical Decision Support Tool Standardizes Care for Pneumonia Patients

March 11, 2015 9:38 am | by Intermountain Medical Center | Comments

A new study by Intermountain Medical Center researchers in Salt Lake City found that using advanced clinical decision support tools reduces mortality for the 1.1 million patients in the Unites States who are treated for pneumonia each year...

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Mobile App to Track Breast Cancer Survivors’ Experiences

March 11, 2015 9:29 am | by Reggie Kumar, University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

UCLA cancer research pioneer Dr. Patricia Ganz and collaborators Apple and Sage Bionetworks today announced the launch of Share the Journey: Mind, Body and Wellness after Breast Cancer, a patient-centered mobile app that empowers women...

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New Imaging Technique for Improved Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment

March 11, 2015 9:22 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Comments

A research team including NIBIB-funded scientists has developed an improved MRI technique with the potential to provide more precise and effective treatment for prostate cancer. The imaging technique improves upon standard MRI to obtain clearer...

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