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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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Limb-lengthening Technique Less Cumbersome for Patients

July 17, 2015 2:33 pm | by Loyola University Health System | Comments

A highly specialized procedure that lengthens bones can prevent the need for amputations in selected patients who have suffered severe fractures. And now a new study has found that an alternative limb-lengthening technique makes the long recovery...

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Another Step Towards 3D Printing Skin Cells

July 17, 2015 2:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

German chemical giant BASF signed an agreement with French biotech firm Poietis in hopes of improving skin treatment with the use of 3D printing. Poietis pioneered a method of laser-assisted bioprinting that enables scientists to reproduce organic...

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Scientists Gather to Discuss How to Grow Missing Organs and Tissues

July 17, 2015 9:24 am | by University of Southampton | Comments

Leading scientists from the UK and around the world will meet at the University of Southampton next week (20 and 21 July) to discuss new technologies to create new, living tissues in the lab and to help our bodies regenerate themselves...

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Caught on Camera: The First Glimpse of Powerful Nanoparticles

July 17, 2015 9:18 am | by Monash University | Comments

Researchers have developed a new method to capture the 3D structures of nanocrystals. Scientists believe these tiny particles could be used to fight cancer, collect renewable energy and mitigate pollution. Metallic nanoparticles are some...

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FDA Approves First Bone-anchored Artificial Leg

July 17, 2015 9:14 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today (16 July) authorized use of the first prosthesis marketed in the U.S. for adults who have amputations above the knee and who have rehabilitation problems with, or cannot use, a conventional socket prosthesis...

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Brain Probe Allows for Wireless Control of Neurons

July 17, 2015 9:03 am | by NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke | Comments

A study showed that scientists can wirelessly determine the path a mouse walks with a press of a button. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, created a remote...

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