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Tiny Carbon Nanotube Pores Make Big Impact

October 30, 2014 10:24 am | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons ...

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Research Program to Develop Cost-Effective, 3D Printed Biomedical Tech

October 30, 2014 10:16 am | by Oxford Performance Materials | Comments

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has announced the commencement of an extensive joint research program with Yale University to develop innovative and cost-effective 3D printed biomedical technologies and applications ...    

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Photos of the Day: Exploring the Science behind Scalp Cooling

October 29, 2014 3:58 pm | by Paxman | Comments

Scalp cooling works by lowering the temperature of the head and scalp immediately before, after and during the administration of chemotherapy. This in turn reduces the blood flow to the hair follicles, thus preventing or minimizing the damage, meaning that hair loss is not inevitable...

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Scalp Cooler Could Halt Chemo Hair Loss

October 29, 2014 3:52 pm | by University of Huddersfield | Comments

The hair loss that is often an emotionally devastating consequence of chemotherapy can be halted by the use of special scalp cooling devices used before, during and after treatment. Now University of Huddersfield researchers, working closely with one of the world’s leading companies...

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Novel Ultrasound Technology to Screens for Heart Conditions

October 29, 2014 3:26 pm | by UC San Diego | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and abnormal ventricles within the human heart. They worked with cardiologists at the Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory...

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Better Chemotherapy through Targeted Delivery

October 29, 2014 3:16 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Every year, about 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain tumors that have spread from elsewhere in the body. These tumors, known as metastases, are usually treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy, but the cancer often returns. A new study from MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital...

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On the Run: Continuous ECG Surveillance of Marathon Athletes

October 29, 2014 1:30 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

The condition of an athlete's heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race. The real-time monitoring was achieved by continuous electrocardiogram surveillance and data transfer over the public mobile phone network...

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New Technology Shows Promise for Delivery of Therapeutics to the Brain

October 29, 2014 12:29 pm | by Virginia Tech | Comments

A new technology that may assist in the treatment of brain cancer and other neurological diseases is the subject of an article in a recent issue of the journal Technology, published by World Scientific Publishing Company. According to the authors, the current medical use of chemotherapy...

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New Home Test Shakes Up Colon Cancer Screening

October 29, 2014 10:47 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool ...

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U.S. Surgical Hemostat, Internal Tissue Sealant, Adhesion Barrier Market to Reach Nearly $2.9B by 2023

October 29, 2014 10:40 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States market for surgical hemostats, internal tissue sealants and adhesion barriers will grow rapidly through 2023 to reach a value of nearly $2.9 billion. The market will be driven by ...  

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Bluestar Silicones Unveils High Performance LSR for Long-Term Implant

October 29, 2014 10:40 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Bluestar Silicones unveils its new Silbione Biomedical Liquid Silicone Rubber product line for long-term implant applications of greater than 30 days in the body at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Conference...     

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Diagnosing Prostate Cancer Quickly & Safely

October 29, 2014 10:36 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half ...

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Device Detects Prostate Cancer, Kidney Disease on the Spot

October 29, 2014 10:33 am | by Brigham Young University | Comments

When you flush the toilet, you may be discarding microscopic warning signs about your health. But a cunningly simple new device can stop that vital information from “going to waste.” Brigham Young University chemist Adam Woolley and ...  

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Google Working on Pill That Searches for Illnesses

October 29, 2014 10:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells...

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Germ-Killing Robots Help Protect Against Ebola

October 29, 2014 10:02 am | by True-D | Comments

Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and many other hospitals around the country are preparing for the possibility of an Ebola case and rehearsing strict procedures for personal protective equipment. In addition, many of these same hospitals...

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