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Telemedicine Allows First Remote Acute Stroke Trial

March 12, 2015 9:21 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | Comments

For the first time in the world, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial. The research was published in a recent...

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New Technique Can Locate Genes' On-Off Switches

March 12, 2015 9:16 am | by Stowers Institute for Medical Research | Comments

All the cells in an organism carry the same instruction manual, the DNA, but different cells read and express different portions of it in order fulfill specific functions in the body. For example, nerve cells express genes that help them send...

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Repairing the Cerebral Cortex Can Be Done

March 11, 2015 3:32 pm | by INSERM | Comments

A team led by Afsaneh Gaillard (Inserm Unit 1084, Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences Laboratory, University of Poitiers), in collaboration with the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Human and Molecular Biology (IRIBHM) in Brussels...

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Simple Blood Test Could Diagnose Alzheimer's

March 11, 2015 3:27 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

UCLA researchers have provided the first evidence that a simple blood test could be developed to confirm the presence of beta amyloid proteins in the brain, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Although approximately 5 million Americans...

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Photos of the Day: Spinning Synthetic Spider Silk for Medicine

March 11, 2015 3:02 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

If you live in a house, one of the most amazing materials known to humans is likely languishing in a dark corner of your basement. Spider webs, and especially spider draglines, are made from silk threads extruded by arachnids that can be several...

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Graphene: A New Tool for Fighting Cavities and Gum Disease?

March 11, 2015 10:33 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Dental diseases, which are caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the mouth, are among the most common health problems in the world. Now scientists have discovered that a material called graphene oxide is effective at eliminating...

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Your Smartphone Is Already a Tricorder

March 11, 2015 9:54 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Apple announced several new initiatives on March 9, including HBO Now and a function on the Apple Watch that will tell you when you’ve been sitting down too long watching HBO Now. One of them has already been in use by medical researchers...

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Patients with Pain Relief Implant Can Have Full Body MRI

March 11, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stimwave Technologies Incorporated, a privately-held, commercial stage medical device company, today announced that the first U.S. patients have been successfully implanted with its Wireless Pain Relief technology, the Freedom Stimulator...

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Electronic Clinical Decision Support Tool Standardizes Care for Pneumonia Patients

March 11, 2015 9:38 am | by Intermountain Medical Center | Comments

A new study by Intermountain Medical Center researchers in Salt Lake City found that using advanced clinical decision support tools reduces mortality for the 1.1 million patients in the Unites States who are treated for pneumonia each year...

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Mobile App to Track Breast Cancer Survivors’ Experiences

March 11, 2015 9:29 am | by Reggie Kumar, University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

UCLA cancer research pioneer Dr. Patricia Ganz and collaborators Apple and Sage Bionetworks today announced the launch of Share the Journey: Mind, Body and Wellness after Breast Cancer, a patient-centered mobile app that empowers women...

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New Imaging Technique for Improved Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment

March 11, 2015 9:22 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Comments

A research team including NIBIB-funded scientists has developed an improved MRI technique with the potential to provide more precise and effective treatment for prostate cancer. The imaging technique improves upon standard MRI to obtain clearer...

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Health Data Analytics App Wins HealthSuite Digital Hackathon

March 11, 2015 9:15 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips  today announced the winners of its first-ever HealthSuite Hackathon.  The winning team, 'Team 6 Analytics,' beat out 20 other teams, including a total of 108 participants designing new prototype applications for the Philips...

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Regulating Hip Replacement Devices to Prevent Unnecessary Surgery

March 11, 2015 9:08 am | by University of Warwick | Comments

A new study from the University of Warwick is calling for more UK compulsory regulation of devices used in hip replacements to reduce the need for further traumatic and expensive surgery. In a paper published today in the British Medical...

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PET/MR Can Effectively Diagnose Cause of Unclear Foot Pain

March 11, 2015 9:03 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging | Comments

A single scan could diagnose the cause of foot pain better and with less radiation exposure to the patient than other methods, according to a study in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Imaging with 18F-fluoride positron...

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‘Silver Bullet’ Implantable Device Prevents Infection

March 10, 2015 3:53 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

It costs more than $1.6 billion annually to treat post-surgical infections in patients who have undergone joint replacement surgery, but a researcher from North Carolina State University is working on a device that could reduce this number...

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