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A Breath Reveals a Hidden Image in Anti-Counterfeit Labels

August 7, 2014 4:45 pm | by University of Michigan | Comments

An outline of Marilyn Monroe's iconic face appeared on the clear, plastic film when a researcher fogs it with her breath. Terry Shyu, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, was demonstrating a new high-tech...

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Scientists Use Lasers and Carbon Nanotubes to Look Inside Living Brains

August 7, 2014 4:24 pm | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford | Comments

A team of Stanford scientists has developed an entirely non-invasive technique that provides a view of blood flow in the brain. The tool could provide powerful insights into strokes and possibly Alzheimer's disease. Some of the most damaging...

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Growing Human GI Cells May Lead to Personalized Treatments

August 7, 2014 12:11 pm | by Washington University School of Medicine | Comments

A method of growing human cells from tissue removed from a patient's gastrointestinal (GI) tract eventually may help scientists develop tailor-made therapies for inflammatory bowel disease and other GI conditions. Reporting online recently...

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Researchers Find Infectious Prion Protein in Urine of Patients with Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

August 7, 2014 11:47 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | Comments

The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – linked to the consumption of infected cattle meat – has been detected in the urine of patients with the disease by researchers at The University...

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Scientists Develop Nasal Test for Human Prion Disease

August 7, 2014 11:43 am | by NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases | Comments

A nasal brush test can rapidly and accurately diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder, according to a study by National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and their Italian...

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Gut Microbiome Analysis Improved Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Screening

August 7, 2014 10:48 am | by American Association for Cancer Research | Comments

Analysis of the gut microbiome more successfully distinguished healthy individuals from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer compared with assessment of clinical risk factors and fecal occult...

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Brain Tumors Fly Under the Body's Radar Like Stealth Jets

August 7, 2014 10:31 am | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

Brain tumors fly under the radar of the body's defense forces by coating their cells with extra amounts of a specific protein, new research shows. Like a stealth fighter jet, the coating means the cells evade detection by the early-warning...

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Artificial Retina: Physicists Develop an Interface to the Optical Nerve

August 7, 2014 10:10 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | Comments

Graphene is viewed as a kind of "miracle solution": It is thin, transparent and has a tensile strength greater than that of steel. In addition, it conducts electricity better than copper. Since it comprises only a single layer of carbon atoms...

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FDA Approval for Medtronic’s Attain Performa Quadripolar Lead and Viva Quad CRT-Ds

August 7, 2014 9:47 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Attain Performa Model 4298 quadripolar lead, and the Viva Quad XT and Viva Quad S cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators...

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St. Jude Medical Completes Acquisition of NeuroTherm

August 7, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced it has completed its acquisition of privately held NeuroTherm, Inc., a manufacturer of interventional pain management therapies. “Over the last year, we have launched...

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New Image Guided VBAS Prototype Work Completed

August 7, 2014 8:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Vycor Medical, Inc., a provider of innovative and superior surgical and therapeutic solutions, announced that it had successfully completed the development of new prototypes of its patented ViewSite Brain Access System ("VBAS") device that...

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Infographic: What Engineers Think About Retirement

August 7, 2014 8:14 am | by Kasey Panetta & Eileen Whitmore, ECN Magazine | Comments

Retirement, that Golden Age of relaxation and hard-earned rest where you get to prop up your feet on the porch and yell at the neighborhood kids to get off your lawn. ECN wanted to know what engineers had planned for...    

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Photos of the Day: Monitoring Disease Through Vapors

August 7, 2014 8:12 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

A new sensor, which can detect airborne chemicals either exhaled or released through the skin, would likely be the first wearable to pick up a broad array of chemical, rather than physical, attributes. U-M researchers are working with the National...

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Wearable Tech for Disease Monitoring

August 7, 2014 8:12 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

A new wearable vapor sensor being developed at the University of Michigan could one day offer continuous disease monitoring for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia or lung disease. Wearable technologies, which include Google...

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Studying Muscle Function to Advance Treatment of Heart Failure

August 6, 2014 3:39 pm | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | Comments

Muscle physiologist Edward Debold at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently received a three-year, $198,000 grant from the American Heart Association to support studies to uncover the...

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