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Hyper-Stretchable Elastic-Composite Energy Harvester

April 13, 2015 10:12 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | Comments

A research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting...

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A Tool to Predict Avian Flu Outbreaks

April 13, 2015 9:47 am | by University of Guelph | Comments

A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers. U of G researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The too...

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First Wearable ‘Out-of-Hospital’ Artificial Lung System

April 13, 2015 9:42 am | by UM Ventures | Comments

University of Maryland (UM) Ventures and Breethe, Inc. announced today that Breethe, an early-stage, Baltimore-based medical device company, has obtained exclusive rights to University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) intellectual property...

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Video Game Storytelling Could Aid Autism Treatment

April 13, 2015 9:33 am | by Sage Publications | Comments

A wealth of studies have shown that violent video games contribute to antisocial and aggressive behavior. But what makes those games appealing in the first place? One possibility is that storytelling plays a role, particularly if it lets...

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Touch-Sensing Neurons Are Multitaskers

April 13, 2015 9:27 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Two types of touch information — the feel of an object and the position of an animal’s limb — have long been thought to flow into the brain via different channels and be integrated in sophisticated processing regions. Now, with help from a specially...

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An App to Help Students Stress Less

April 13, 2015 9:20 am | by University of Wollongong | Comments

The free app, ‘HSC Stress-Less’, was developed by psychology researchers at UOW with the assistance of high-achieving year 11 students at schools in the greater Sydney and Illawarra regions, including students at St George Christian School...

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First Continuous Glucose Monitoring App for the Apple Watch

April 10, 2015 4:14 pm | by Dexcom | Comments

Dexcom, Inc., a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that its Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitor System with Share will support the Apple Watch when it ships to customers on...

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Quick, At-Home Potential Heart Attack Diagnosis

April 10, 2015 3:42 pm | by University of Illinois | Comments

Are you on the verge of having a heart attack? That’s what a University of Illinois student startup is trying to help potential victims answer. The startup, Resdin Technologies, is developing a quick at-home diagnostic test that provides...

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Growing Cardiac Tissue on 'Spider Silk' Substrate

April 10, 2015 1:40 pm | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | Comments

Genetically engineered fibers of the protein spidroin, which is the construction material for spider webs, has proven to be a perfect substrate for cultivating heart tissue cells, MIPT researchers found. They discuss their findings in...

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Inkjet-Printed Liquid Metal Could Bring Wearable Tech, Soft Robotics

April 10, 2015 1:36 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | Comments

New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics. Elastic technologies could make possible a new class of pliable robots...

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Cost-Effective Production of Magnetic Sensors

April 10, 2015 10:52 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

They are found wherever other measurement methods fail: magnetic sensors. They defy harsh environmental conditions and also function in fluids. A new procedure is now revolutionizing the production of two-dimensional magnetic sensors: They...

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Are Scientists Nearing a Cure for Baldness?

April 10, 2015 10:32 am | by University of Southern California | Comments

If there’s a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. A team led by USC Stem Cell Principal Investigator Cheng-Ming Chuong has demonstrated that by plucking 200 hairs in a specific pattern and density, they can induce up...

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Visualizing Potential Brain Cancer Treatments in Real Time

April 10, 2015 10:27 am | by Virginia Tech | Comments

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time. Published in NANO Letters, the study was led by Zhi Sheng and Deborah Kelly...

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Breath Test for Detecting Head and Neck Cancer

April 10, 2015 10:18 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

Inhale, then exhale. This simple act could now save lives. A technology developed in part at EPFL can quickly identify the presence of a head and neck cancer, such as of the throat or mouth by analyzing people's breath. The new device...

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Photos of the Day: Training Young Physicians in Robotic Surgery

April 10, 2015 9:33 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology and Surgical Science Laboratory are holding UCLA’s first-ever, grand scale robotic surgical training sessions. In this photo, instructors monitor trainees in robotic surgery...

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