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Smartphone App Replaces the Pulse Oximeter

July 22, 2015 9:20 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

By simply carrying their cellphone, equipped with the health-tracking app, MoveSense, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a patient's oxygen saturation level can be passively monitored with medical accuracy...

Diagnosing Using the Light of Fireflies

July 22, 2015 9:10 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

The lab of Kai Johnsson at EPFL, led by Alberto Schena and Rudolf Griss, were able to add a small chemical tag on the enzyme luciferase, which produces the light of fireflies. The tag detects a target protein, and the luciferase gives out a...


NASA Testing Technologies to Study How Human Body Fluid Shifts in Space

July 21, 2015 4:19 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | Comments

NASA and the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) are studying the effects of how fluids shift to the upper body in space and how this adaptation to space flight affects changes in vision. This research will help prepare for a human journey...


Infographic: The Connected Body

July 21, 2015 2:27 pm | by Wireless Lift Sciences | Comments

By leveraging new, innovative health devices and technologies, users now have the means to better manage their health and access health care outside of traditional medical settings. Let’s take a look at some trending connected health technology...


Buyer Beware, Dental Implants Prone to Fracture

July 21, 2015 1:58 pm | by American Technion Society | Comments

When Keren Shemtov-Yona, DDS, a dental researcher at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, examined 100 discarded dental implants under a scanning electron microscope, she found that more than 60 percent of the implants had cracks...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


'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...


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...


'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...


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