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Reconstruction of a Patterned Piece of Spinal Cord in 3D Culture

October 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Technische Universitaet Dresden | Comments

Mouse embryonic stem cells differentiate into structures that resemble the neural tube and show the typical embryonic patterning. The central nervous system in vertebrates develops from the neural tube, which is the basis for the ...  

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Inflatable Robotic Arm Inspires Design of Disney's Latest Character

October 30, 2014 10:54 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

When Don Hall saw a robot arm made of balloons while visiting Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute several years ago, he knew instantly that Baymax, a pivotal character in the animated feature he was co-directing for Disney, also ...

3D Model Skin Burnt to Find Better Bandages for Child Burns Victims

October 30, 2014 10:47 am | by Queensland University of Technology | Comments

Skin reconstructed in a laboratory will be burnt and then blasted by a new state-of-the-art laser in the search to improve bandaging for children's burns, says leading burns and trauma researcher Dr Leila Cuttle. Dr Cuttle is a senior ...

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'Nanomotor Lithography' Answers Call for Affordable, Simpler Device Manufacturing

October 30, 2014 10:42 am | by UC San Diego | Comments

What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair? Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego recently invented a new method of lithography in which nanoscale robots swim over ...

'Treasure in Saliva' May Reveal Deadly Diseases Early Enough to Treat Them

October 30, 2014 10:29 am | by Stuart Wolpert, UCLA | Comments

UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing — at an early stage — diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.The study, the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted of ... 

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Tiny Carbon Nanotube Pores Make Big Impact

October 30, 2014 10:24 am | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons ...

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Research Program to Develop Cost-Effective, 3D Printed Biomedical Tech

October 30, 2014 10:16 am | by Oxford Performance Materials | Comments

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has announced the commencement of an extensive joint research program with Yale University to develop innovative and cost-effective 3D printed biomedical technologies and applications ...    

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Photos of the Day: Exploring the Science behind Scalp Cooling

October 29, 2014 3:58 pm | by Paxman | Comments

Scalp cooling works by lowering the temperature of the head and scalp immediately before, after and during the administration of chemotherapy. This in turn reduces the blood flow to the hair follicles, thus preventing or minimizing the damage, meaning that hair loss is not inevitable...

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Scalp Cooler Could Halt Chemo Hair Loss

October 29, 2014 3:52 pm | by University of Huddersfield | Comments

The hair loss that is often an emotionally devastating consequence of chemotherapy can be halted by the use of special scalp cooling devices used before, during and after treatment. Now University of Huddersfield researchers, working closely with one of the world’s leading companies...

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Novel Ultrasound Technology to Screens for Heart Conditions

October 29, 2014 3:26 pm | by UC San Diego | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and abnormal ventricles within the human heart. They worked with cardiologists at the Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory...

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Better Chemotherapy through Targeted Delivery

October 29, 2014 3:16 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Every year, about 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain tumors that have spread from elsewhere in the body. These tumors, known as metastases, are usually treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy, but the cancer often returns. A new study from MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital...

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On the Run: Continuous ECG Surveillance of Marathon Athletes

October 29, 2014 1:30 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

The condition of an athlete's heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race. The real-time monitoring was achieved by continuous electrocardiogram surveillance and data transfer over the public mobile phone network...

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New Technology Shows Promise for Delivery of Therapeutics to the Brain

October 29, 2014 12:29 pm | by Virginia Tech | Comments

A new technology that may assist in the treatment of brain cancer and other neurological diseases is the subject of an article in a recent issue of the journal Technology, published by World Scientific Publishing Company. According to the authors, the current medical use of chemotherapy...

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New Home Test Shakes Up Colon Cancer Screening

October 29, 2014 10:47 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool ...

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U.S. Surgical Hemostat, Internal Tissue Sealant, Adhesion Barrier Market to Reach Nearly $2.9B by 2023

October 29, 2014 10:40 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States market for surgical hemostats, internal tissue sealants and adhesion barriers will grow rapidly through 2023 to reach a value of nearly $2.9 billion. The market will be driven by ...  

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