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Nanobullet Drug Delivery System for Treating Heart Disease

November 11, 2014 3:35 pm | by Tracie White, Stanford Medicine | Comments

School of Medicine researchers have developed a new formula for delivering the therapeutic peptide apelin to heart tissue. The delivery system, which dramatically increases the peptide’s stability, shows promise for treating heart ...  

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Microtubes Create Cozy Space for Neurons to Grow

November 11, 2014 3:21 pm | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Tiny, thin microtubes could provide a scaffold for neuron cultures to grow so that researchers can study neural networks, their growth and repair, yielding insights into treatment for degenerative neurological conditions or restoring nerve ...

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Prosthetic & Orthotic Service in Developing Countries

November 11, 2014 2:48 pm | by Expertsvar | Comments

How well do prosthetic and orthotic services work in countries characterized by poverty and civil war? Lina Magnusson, who became the first female Swedish prosthetist/orthotist with a PhD, wrote her dissertation on ...     

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Controlling Genes with Your Thoughts

November 11, 2014 2:33 pm | by ETH Zurich | Comments

It sounds like something from the scene in Star Wars where Master Yoda instructs the young Luke Skywalker to use the force to release his stricken X-Wing from the swamp: Marc Folcher and other researchers from the group led by ...  

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Researchers Take Snapshots of Potential 'Kill Switch' for Cancer

November 11, 2014 11:40 am | by SLAC Office of Communications | Comments

A study conducted in part at the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has revealed how a key human protein switches from a form that protects cells to a form that kills them — a property that scientists hope ...

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Tumor-Analysis Tech Enables Quicker Treatment Decisions for Bowel-Cancer Patients

November 11, 2014 11:34 am | by University of Sussex | Comments

Technology developed at the University of Sussex helps hospitals make earlier and more accurate treatment decisions and survival assessments for patients with bowel cancer. Bowel cancer kills more than 16,000 people a year in the ...  

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Molecular Imaging Drug Offers Better Detection of Prostate Cancer

November 11, 2014 11:29 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging | Comments

A novel study demonstrates the potential of a novel molecular imaging drug to detect and visualize early prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone. The research, published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear ...  

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Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Could Be Cost Effective

November 11, 2014 11:20 am | by Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock | Comments

Dartmouth researchers say lung cancer screening in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) meets a commonly accepted standard for cost effectiveness as reported in the Nov. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. This relatively new ...

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Creating Bright X-Ray Pulses in the Laser Lab

November 11, 2014 11:12 am | by Technische Universitat Wien | Comments

X-rays are widely used in medicine and in materials science. To take a picture of a broken bone, it is enough to create a continuous flux of X-ray photons, but in order to study time-dependent phenomena on very short timescales, short X-ray ...

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Southern Research Institute & UAB Partner to Develop Life-Changing Medical Devices

November 11, 2014 10:03 am | by Southern Research Institute & UAB | Comments

Southern Research Institute, developer of seven FDA-approved cancer drugs, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a leading research institution ranked 23rd nationally in NIH funding, have partnered to develop new medical ...

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World’s First Multi-Hour Wearable Device for Pain Relief Unveiled

November 11, 2014 9:56 am | by ZetrOZ | Comments

The first device in a new technology category of ultrasound bio-electronics, sam, the world’s only multi-hour wearable device for pain relief and accelerated healing, was FDA-cleared and CE-marked earlier this year and is now available for ...

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Attacking Tumors with Miniaturized Antennas

November 10, 2014 11:55 am | by Scott Gordon, University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

A conversation with a University of Wisconsin-Madison neurosurgeon prompted two engineering researchers to challenge a commonly held idea about tumor ablation, and as a result, they're now working to commercialize a new technology that could...

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Next-Gen Heart Implant First in Canada

November 10, 2014 11:42 am | by University Health Network | Comments

A surgical team at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre led by internationally-acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Vivek Rao, has successfully implanted a novel mechanical device, the HeartMate IIITM, into a patient with advanced heart failure...

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Diagnosing Diseases in Pre-Term Babies with Their Diapers

November 10, 2014 11:31 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

She woke up in her hospital room feeling nothing short of desperation. Katie Brenner remembered giving birth to a tiny daughter hours earlier but the doctors and nurses had whisked the preterm infant away for care. She hadn’t seen little Ruthie...

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Polymer Probe Controls Spinal Cord Neurons with Light

November 10, 2014 11:24 am | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT | Comments

MIT researchers have demonstrated a highly flexible neural probe made entirely of polymers that can both optically stimulate and record neural activity in a mouse spinal cord — a step toward developing prosthetic devices that can restore...

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