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An LED Foot Pain Reliever

May 7, 2015 3:42 pm | by Hammacher Schlemmer | Comments

Continuing its 167-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The LED Foot Pain Reliever, the only device for the feet that produces safe infrared heat to stimulate blood circulation...

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Hacking a Teleoperated Surgical Robot to Reveal Security Flaws

May 7, 2015 3:39 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

To make cars as safe as possible, we crash them into walls to pinpoint weaknesses and better protect the people who use them. That's the idea behind a series of experiments conducted by a University of Washington engineering team who hacked a...

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Implant May Eliminate Need for Eye Drops After Cataract Surgery

May 7, 2015 3:32 pm | by Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) | Comments

Researchers have developed a drug-releasing implant that controls pain and inflammation, eliminating the need for eye drops following cataract surgery. The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in...

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Robotic Project to Assist the Elderly

May 7, 2015 3:30 pm | by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | Comments

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers received a grant for a project to advance assistive robotics that will help the elderly complete everyday tasks. The goal of the project, "Follow Me: Proxemics and Responsiveness for Following...

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3D 'Organoids' Grown from Tumors Could Personalize Drug Screening

May 7, 2015 3:26 pm | by Cell Press | Comments

Three-dimensional cultures (or "organoids") derived from the tumors of cancer patients closely replicate key properties of the original tumors, reveals a study published May 7 in Cell. These "organoid" cultures are amenable to large-scale drug...

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Sounding Out Scaffolds for Eardrum Replacement

May 7, 2015 3:23 pm | by Institute of Physics | Comments

An international team of researchers has created tiny, complex scaffolds that mimic the intricate network of collagen fibers that form the human eardrum. It is hoped the scaffolds can be used to replace eardrums when they become severely damaged...

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The Next Step in DNA Computing: GPS Mapping?

May 7, 2015 10:22 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next level. Scientists are now reporting progress toward...

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Redesigned MRI Systems for Patients with Implants

May 7, 2015 10:19 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | Comments

New technology developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may extend the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to many patients whose access to MRI is currently limited. A redesign...

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Developing Antibacterial Medical Materials

May 7, 2015 10:16 am | by Lucideon | Comments

Lucideon, the materials technology company, together with 9 European consortium partners, has been awarded a 3.9m euro (£2.8m) grant by the European Commission to train industry PhD researchers for the development of drug-free antibacterial materials...

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Psychologists Aim to Help Dr. Google

May 7, 2015 10:09 am | by British Psychological Society | Comments

Psychologists are to improve online health information on lung cancer after research showed that family members are more likely to search online to encourage loved ones to seek help. This is one of the outcomes from research by PhD student...

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Photoactive Dye Could Prevent Infection During Bone-Repair Surgery

May 7, 2015 10:06 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | Comments

Despite extensive procedures to sterilize small and large bone fragments used in joint replacement or reconstructive surgeries, the rate of infection remains around 5 percent and can reach 11 percent or even higher in bone repairs for gunshot...

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Mobile Tracking App May Help to Meet Vitamin D Requirements

May 7, 2015 9:53 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | Comments

Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of bone health and may be implicated in other chronic diseases, as well as immunity, but adults in Canada are consistently deficient in dietary vitamin D, by nearly 400 international units per day (IU/d) on...

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New Stem Cell May Overcome Regenerative Medicine Hurdles

May 7, 2015 9:37 am | by Salk Institute | Comments

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered a novel type of pluripotent stem cell--cells capable of developing into any type of tissue--whose identity is tied to their location in a developing embryo. This contrasts with stem cells...

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Red Blood Cell-Sized Silicon Microspheres for Imaging, Drug Delivery

May 7, 2015 9:32 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Technology in common household humidifiers could enable the next wave of high-tech medical imaging and targeted medicine, thanks to a new method for making tiny silicone microspheres developed by chemists at the University of Illinois...

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A Better Way to Build DNA Scaffolds

May 7, 2015 9:28 am | by McGill University | Comments

Imagine taking strands of DNA -- the material in our cells that determines how we look and function - and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take electronic miniaturization to a whole new level...

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