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Helmet Sensors Monitor Student Athletes to Research Concussions

June 22, 2015 11:49 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

Dozens of UCLA student-athletes will participate in research by UCLA scientists that is expected to deliver new clues about the biological and genetic risk factors for sports-related concussions. UCLA researchers in medicine and athletics...

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Micro-Tentacles Help Tiny Robots Handle Delicate Objects

June 22, 2015 11:43 am | by Iowa State University | Comments

The tiny tube circled an ant's thorax, gently trapping the insect and demonstrating the utility of a microrobotic tentacle developed by Iowa State University engineers. "Most robots use two fingers and to pick things up they have to squeeze...

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Photos of the Day: 64 Fiber Optic Cables Map Brain Activity

June 22, 2015 10:34 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | Comments

Shaw Bronner and Shaul Yahil, two researchers at the Yale Brain Function Lab, describe images on their computer screens to each other while their brain activity is mapped during a demonstration of the technology in New Haven, Conn. on...

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New Clinical Trial of a Smoking-Cessation Smartphone App

June 22, 2015 9:55 am | by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center | Comments

Jonathan Bricker, Ph.D.  has received a $3.1 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct a randomized, controlled clinical trial of SmartQuit, a smoking-cessation smartphone app. The new trial follows on the heels...

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A Real-Time Listeria Biosensor

June 22, 2015 9:33 am | by Texas A&M AgriLife Communications | Comments

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer and a Florida colleague have developed a biosensor that can detect listeria bacterial contamination within two or three minutes. "We hope to soon be able to detect levels as low as one bacteria in a...

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Drug-Eluting Contacts Could Help Treat Glaucoma

June 22, 2015 9:13 am | by McMaster University | Comments

A McMaster PhD candidate has harnessed a component naturally found in tears to develop a contact lens-based drug delivery system for glaucoma patients. Chemical engineer Myrto Korogiannaki has used hyaluronic acid to help get drugs to the eye...

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Users to Fine-Tune Hearing Aids Themselves

June 22, 2015 9:02 am | by SINTEF | Comments

More than 20 percent of people with hearing aids use their devices for less than one hour a day because of problems they encounter with tuning the settings. But now users can participate in fine-tuning their devices themselves. As many as 700,000 people...

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Cardiac Device Wearers Should Keep Distance from Smartphones

June 22, 2015 8:56 am | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

Cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, reveals research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE -- CARDIOSTIM 2015 by Dr. Carsten Lennerz, first author and cardiology...

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Live Imaging of a Specific Gene's Transcription and Dynamics

June 19, 2015 3:34 pm | by Hiroshima University | Comments

This system enables simultaneous measurements of the transcriptional activity and nuclear position of endogenous genes using MS2 transcription imaging and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) gene-imaging techniques...

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Telemedicine Proves Value in Managing Migraine

June 19, 2015 12:30 pm | by American Headache Society | Comments

Two new studies of the usefulness of telemedicine in treating migraine patients shows it to be as effective as in-office visits, especially in patient follow-up evaluations and in improving a patient’s likelihood of getting the right medications...

FDA Allows Marketing of Device That Helps Blind Process Visual Signals Via Their Tongues

June 19, 2015 12:25 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of a new device that when used along with other assistive devices, like a cane or guide dog, can help orient people who are blind by helping them process visual images with their tongues...

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iManageCancer Control of Cancer, from Your Mobile Phone

June 19, 2015 12:22 pm | by ecancer | Comments

As cancer patients and their loved ones know, cancer is not a game. But games played on mobile phones could soon empower those affected by cancer, in a revolutionary new project developed by ecancer and collaborators. Eight partners from five...

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Fitness Trackers Are Hot, But Do They Really Help?

June 19, 2015 11:10 am | by Marley Jay, AP Business Writer | Comments

Sales of fitness trackers are climbing, and the biggest maker of the gadgets, Fitbit, made a splashy debut on the stock market Thursday. But will the devices really help you get healthier? Experts agree that getting people to set goals...

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Alzheimer’s Spares Long-Term Musical Memory

June 19, 2015 10:26 am | by Max Planck Gesellschaft | Comments

In comparison to other memory functions, long-term musical memory in Alzheimer patients often remains intact and functional for a surprisingly long time. However, until now, the underlying causes of this phenomenon have remained in the dark...

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Carbon Nanoparticles You Can Make at Home

June 19, 2015 9:38 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body's immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues...

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