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App Monitors Frequent Fliers' Radiation Exposure

April 14, 2015 9:50 am | by Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) | Comments

Frequent fliers are now able to monitor their personal radiation exposure when flying using the TrackYourDose app. Behind the app lies intensive research work undertaken by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). Since 1997 PTB has...

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'Asleep-Yet-Aware' Remote Wireless Sensors

April 14, 2015 9:36 am | by DARPA | Comments

State-of-the-art military sensors today rely on “active electronics” to detect vibration, light, sound or other signals. That means they constantly consume power, with much of that power and time spent processing what often turns out to be...

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Rapid, Low-Cost Molecular Tumor Diagnosis with a Smartphone

April 14, 2015 9:25 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | Comments

A device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumors and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology. In their report appearing in PNAS Early Edition, the...

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Gold by Special Delivery Intensifies Cancer-Killing Radiation

April 14, 2015 9:13 am | by Brown University | Comments

Researchers from Brown University and the University of Rhode Island have demonstrated a promising new way to increase the effectiveness of radiation in killing cancer cells. The approach involves gold nanoparticles tethered to acid-seeking...

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3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants Made in Real-Time Mid-Surgery

April 13, 2015 3:51 pm | by Osiris Biomedical, LLC | Comments

Osiris Biomed 3D has been selected to compete in MecklerMedia’s New York Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo’s Startup Competition on Thursday April 16th at 11:45am at the Javits Center. The Startup Competition at Inside 3D Printing is the...

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Sending Rats into Space to Model the Effects of Aging

April 13, 2015 3:41 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | Comments

Imagine if all of your physiological changes were hyper accelerated so that you passed through life cycles in weeks as opposed to decades. You'd be able to grow a beard overnight or your hair might begin graying in a matter of days or maybe...

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Solution-Grown Nanowires Make the Best Lasers

April 13, 2015 3:35 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

Take a material that is a focus of interest in the quest for advanced solar cells. Discover a "freshman chemistry level" technique for growing that material into high-efficiency, ultra-small lasers. The result, disclosed today [Monday, April 13...

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Polymer Coating Could Let Medical Sensors Communicate with Body

April 13, 2015 3:24 pm | by University of Akron | Comments

Research at The University of Akron to develop a polymer coating for medical sensors implanted in the body has attracted a $499,995 grant from the National Science Foundation. Gang Cheng, Ph.D., an assistant professor of chemical engineering...

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A Morphine Test Printed on Paper

April 13, 2015 10:48 am | by Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) | Comments

VTT is the first in the world to have developed a drug test printed on paper. VTT used antibodies - produced by methods of molecular biology - as morphine sensing molecules when creating this printing technology-based morphine test. Using printing...

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Deciphering the Noise in the Human Brain

April 13, 2015 10:38 am | by Bruce Goldman, Stanford University School of Medicine | Comments

By directly recording electrical activity from the human brain, neuroscientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that distinct, distant groups of brain areas that support memory retrieval act in concert, even during sleep...

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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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