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Miniature Pump Regulates Internal Ocular Pressure

July 1, 2015 9:07 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment. In response, Fraunhofer researchers are developing an implantable...

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Does Radiation from X-rays and CT Scans Really Cause Cancer?

July 1, 2015 9:00 am | by Loyola University Health System | Comments

In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such studies have serious flaws, including their reliance on an unproven...

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Microarray Device Makes Chemotherapy More Personalized and Efficient

June 30, 2015 3:50 pm | by University of Florida Health | Comments

Two University of Florida researchers have invented a device that makes chemotherapy treatments more personalized, efficient and affordable. The miniaturized platform, known as a microarray, uses patients’ cancer cells to test various doses...

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'Pulse' Technology May Replenish Skin's Collagen

June 30, 2015 1:33 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | Comments

Americans spend over $10 billion a year on products and surgery in their quest to find a "fountain of youth," with little permanent success. Botulinum toxin -- notably Botox -- which smoothes lines and wrinkles to rejuvenate the aging face...

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Platelet-like Particles Boost Clotting, Slow Bleeding

June 30, 2015 1:07 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Comments

NIBIB-supported researchers have created tiny gel particles that can perform the same essential functions as platelets. The particles could one day be used to control excessive bleeding following traumatic injury or in individuals with impaired clotting...

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'Fingerprinting' Our Sense of Smell

June 30, 2015 12:14 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | Comments

Each of us has, in our nose, about six million smell receptors of around four hundred different types. The distribution of these receptors varies from person to person - so much so that each person's sense of smell may be unique. In research...

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Patient Access to Cardiovascular Devices Delayed by Bureaucracy

June 30, 2015 10:05 am | by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) | Comments

Patients are experiencing significant delays in access to approved cardiovascular devices due to bureaucratic inefficiencies, reveals a Devices White Paper from the Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT) published today in European Heart Journal...

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App-Based Ultrasound Solution Introduced

June 30, 2015 9:56 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips announced the introduction of Lumify, its first App-Based Ultrasound solution that will extend the reach of ultrasound applications across the health continuum using mobile technology. Unveiled at this week’s Social Media and...

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A Step Closer to a Blood Test for Lung Cancer

June 30, 2015 9:50 am | by Valley Health System | Comments

The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, is pleased to announce that two of its oncologists and a research scientist are helping pave the way to an easier, more accurate, less invasive way to screen for the most common form of lung cancer...

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Photos of the Day: First FDA-Approved Implant to Treat Sleep Apnea

June 30, 2015 9:46 am | by Weill Cornell Medical College | Comments

A state-of-the-art implant designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is now being offered at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The device is the first of its kind approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

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Atomic Force Microscope Spies On Live Cancer Cells

June 30, 2015 9:12 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | Comments

Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis...

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Tamper-Resistant Pill Dispenser Aims to Stamp Out Medication Misuse

June 30, 2015 9:07 am | by Johns Hopkins University | Comments

You can whack it with a hammer, attack it with a drill, or even stab it with a screwdriver. But try as you might, you won’t be able to tamper with a high-tech pill dispenser designed by mechanical engineering students at Johns Hopkins University’s...

Running with Bionic Lower-Limbs: Advantage or Disadvantage?

June 29, 2015 4:02 pm | by Bournemouth University | Comments

Researchers at Bournemouth University have been looking at the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running, specifically looking at whether athletes with prosthesis are at an unfair advantage when running against athletes...

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Verifying the Accuracy of the Rapid Ebola Test

June 29, 2015 2:09 pm | by Tulane University | Comments

A new finger prick rapid Ebola test co-developed by Tulane University researchers is as accurate as traditional lab testing for the disease, according to an independent study published in the British medical journal The Lancet. Instead of taking days...

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Human Trials of Manufactured Blood Within Two Years

June 29, 2015 2:05 pm | by Bristol University | Comments

The first human trials of lab-produced blood to help create better-matched blood for patients with complex blood conditions has been announced by NHS Blood and Transplant. Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood...

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