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Researchers Turn to Plants to Help Treat Hemophilia

September 5, 2014 10:21 am | by University of Florida | Comments

Accidents as minor as a slip of the knife while chopping onions can turn dangerous for patients with hemophilia, who lack the necessary proteins in their blood to stem the flow from a wound. People with severe hemophilia typically receive regular...

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New Therapeutic Target for Diabetic Wound Healing

September 5, 2014 10:11 am | by Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | Comments

Research led by scientists in Dr. Song Hong's group at LSU Health New Orleans has identified a novel family of chemical mediators that rescue the reparative functions of macrophages (a main type of mature white blood cells) impaired by diabetes...

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New Blood Test Could Offer More Tailored Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

September 5, 2014 10:01 am | by Manchester University | Comments

A new blood test allowing doctors to predict which ovarian cancer patients will respond to particular types of treatment is a step closer following a new study by Manchester scientists. Researchers from The University of Manchester and The...

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Novel Microneedle Patch Offers Faster and Effective Delivery of Painkiller and Collagen

September 5, 2014 9:52 am | by National University of Singapore | Comments

Individuals who are squeamish about injections or are looking for a way to let collagen penetrate deeper into the skin may soon have a solution that is faster, more effective and painless. The key lies in a small adhesive patch topped with...

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Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America Guidelines Include Agion Antimicrobial-Treated Catheters

September 5, 2014 9:43 am | by Sciessent | Comments

Use of catheters containing the Agion antimicrobial is among the recommended strategies to control central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) according to the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). An expert guidance...

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Photos of the Day: Where Are the Women in STEM?

September 5, 2014 8:30 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few decades, the number of women...

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Ultrasensitive Biosensor from Molybdenite Semiconductor Outshines Graphene

September 4, 2014 3:25 pm | by UC Santa Barbara | Comments

Move over, graphene. An atomically thin, two-dimensional, ultrasensitive semiconductor material for biosensing developed by researchers at UC Santa Barbara promises to push the boundaries of biosensing technology in many fields, from health...

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Next Gen Sequencing Will Determine Growth in IVD Testing Market

September 4, 2014 3:05 pm | by Kalorama Information | Comments

Not since the commercialization of polymerase chain reaction tests has molecular diagnostics been presented with such a promising technology as next-generation sequencing (NGS), according to healthcare market research firm Kalorama Information...

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Advances in Medical Imaging Could Enable Revolutionary Proton Therapy Cancer Treatment

September 4, 2014 2:14 pm | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

Advances in medical imaging technology which could make proton beam therapy a viable treatment for many more cancer sufferers will be described on an international stage. The University of Lincoln’s Professor Nigel Allinson MBE will deliver...

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Positive Clinical Data for First Procedural Therapy to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

September 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by Fractyl Labs | Comments

Fractyl Laboratories Inc. today announced positive clinical data for the first procedural therapy to directly treat the underlying digestive causes of insulin resistance in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. The non-invasive Revita...

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Researchers Demonstrate Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Human Subjects

September 4, 2014 11:12 am | by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Comments

In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. Recently published in PLOS ONE the highly novel findings describe...

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Blood Test for 'Nicked' Protein Predicts Prostate Cancer Treatment Response

September 4, 2014 11:07 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Prostate cancer patients whose tumors contain a shortened protein called AR-V7, which can be detected in the blood, are less likely to respond to two widely used drugs for metastatic prostate cancer, according to results of a study led by...

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A 'Clear' Choice for Clearing 3-D Cell Cultures

September 4, 2014 11:04 am | by Brown University | Comments

Because Brown University biomedical engineering graduate student Molly Boutin needed to study how neural tissues grow from stem cells, she wanted to grow not just a cell culture, but a sphere-shaped one. Cells grow and interact more naturally...

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Visualizing Plastic Changes to the Brain

September 4, 2014 10:47 am | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

Tinnitus, migraine, epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's: all these are examples of diseases with neurological causes, the treatment and study of which is more and more frequently being carried out by means of magnetic stimulation...

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Wearable Fall Detector Without A Button

September 4, 2014 10:39 am | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

Researchers from the Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living (CETpD), on the UPC’s Vilanova i la Geltrú Campus, have designed a device that detects falls in elderly people without them having to press a button...

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