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Surgical Protein Glue Inspired by Mussels

July 21, 2015 1:06 pm | by Pohang University of Science & Technology | Comments

Inspired by nature's wonders, Korean scientists at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have developed a light-activated, mussel protein-based bioadhesive (LAMBA) that works on the same principles as mussels attaching...

An Accurate Test to Diagnose Debilitating Lyme Disease

July 21, 2015 9:48 am | by The Translational Genomics Research Institute | Comments

Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children's Foundation of Gilbert, Ariz., has donated $75,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to support research into the development of a quick, affordable...

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How Effective Is Total Knee Replacement in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients?

July 21, 2015 9:24 am | by Wiley | Comments

Studies that have assessed the effects of total knee replacement on quality of life are scarce and have been almost exclusively limited to patients with osteoarthritis, even though rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory arthritis...

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Fluorescent Material Reveals How Cells Grow

July 21, 2015 9:17 am | by Linköping University | Comments

Fiber from a semiconducting polymer, developed for solar cells, is an excellent support material for the growth of new human tissue. Researchers at Linköping University have shown that the fiber glows, which makes it possible to follow the growth...

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The Nuts and Bolts of Biodegradable Implants

July 21, 2015 8:57 am | by AAMI | Comments

Patients recovering from major skeletal injuries frequently rely on permanent synthetic and inert hardware to support bone tissue during the healing process. This approach utilizes pins, plates, rods, and screws that are often left in place...

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3D Printing Tissues and Organs Could Help Treat Incurable Diseases

July 21, 2015 8:53 am | by Binghamton University, State University of New York | Comments

A team of Binghamton University researchers are creating a 3D printing process to build implantable tissues and organs to treat otherwise incurable diseases. Biomedical engineering professors Kaiming Ye and Sha Jin are focusing on potential diabetes...

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Disabled Patients Perform Concert with 'Brain Computer Music Interface'

July 20, 2015 1:46 pm | by University of Plymouth | Comments

Pioneering technology has been used to unite a string quartet and four people living with severe disability for a world first in musical performance. The Paramusical Ensemble saw patients from the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) in...

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'Pill on a String' Could Help Spot Early Signs of Cancer

July 20, 2015 12:43 pm | by University of Cambridge | Comments

A 'pill on a string' developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help doctors detect esophageal cancer - cancer of the gullet - at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem of wide variation between biopsies, suggests...

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Watching Sugar Enter Brain and Cancer Cells

July 20, 2015 11:46 am | by Columbia University | Comments

Researchers at Columbia University have reported a new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance. In a recent study published inAngewandte Chemie International Edition...

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'Bioartificial Liver' Could Treat Acute Liver Failure

July 20, 2015 11:07 am | by Mayo Clinic | Comments

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed and are testing an alternative to liver transplantation called the Spheroid Reservoir Bioartificial Liver that can support healing and regeneration of the injured liver, and improve outcomes and reduce...

Photos of the Day: NASA Telescope Tech Creates 3D Map of the Eye

July 20, 2015 10:01 am | by Abbott | Comments

Abbott announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and launch of the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System. The system acts as the "brain" of the LASIK procedure, generating a high-definition scan that measures and maps...

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Metamaterials May Help to Create the 'Perfect Lens'

July 20, 2015 9:31 am | by Michigan Technological University | Comments

A single drop of blood is teeming with microorganisms--imagine if we could see them, and even nanometer-sized viruses, with the naked eye. That's a real possibility with what scientists call a "perfect lens." The lens hasn't been created...

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Can a Simple Colored Bulb Promote Sleep in the Hospital?

July 20, 2015 9:08 am | by Christine Phelan Kueter, University of Virginia | Comments

There’s a lot in the hospital that gets in the way of a good night’s sleep: bedding, noise, personal cleanliness, distressing neighbors and temperature extremes among them. But it’s well-documented, too, that sleep is critical to healing, promoting...

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Electroacupuncture Implant Treats Erectile Dysfunction

July 20, 2015 9:03 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, PD&D, @melfass | Comments

Valencia Technologies Corporation, a medical technology corporation, currently holds a patent for subcutaneous neuromodulation system (SNS), which emits a low-powered electrical stimulus that communicates with the brain to help regulate blood...

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Magnetic Nanoparticles Could Be Key to Effective Immunotherapy

July 17, 2015 2:38 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

In recent years, researchers have hotly pursued immunotherapy, a promising form of treatment that relies on harnessing and training the body’s own immune system to better fight cancer and infection. Now, results of a study led by Johns Hopkins...

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