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3D Printed Heart Model Helps Toddler to Breathe Easier

April 16, 2015 10:39 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

3D Systems has announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, who used a full-color 3D printed...

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Cold Plasma Device Used In World's First Surgical Procedure To Kill Cancer Tumor Cells

April 16, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A surgical team coordinated by the US Medical Innovations, LLC (USMI) family of companies, completed the world's first clinical procedure using cold plasma for the selective killing of cancerous tissue at Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Baton...

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Understanding How Complex Carbon Nanostructures Form

April 16, 2015 9:26 am | by University of Missouri | Comments

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are microscopic tubular structures that engineers “grow” through a process conducted in a high-temperature furnace. The forces that create the CNT structures known as “forests” often are unpredictable and are mostly...

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Breath Test Could Predict and Diagnose Stomach Cancer

April 15, 2015 3:59 pm | by BMJ-British Medical Journal | Comments

A new type of technology that senses minute changes in the levels of particular compounds in exhaled breath, accurately identifies high risk changes which herald the development of stomach cancer, reveals research published online in the journal...

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Hydrogel Provides First-Ever Prostate Cancer Treatment

April 15, 2015 3:38 pm | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center | Comments

The radiation oncology team at UH Seidman Cancer Center at UH Geauga Medical Center performed the first-ever prostate cancer treatment on April 3 using a newly approved device. The device, called SpaceOAR System, enhances the efficacy of radiation...

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Nanoparticles Fight Tooth Decay

April 15, 2015 3:32 pm | by Katherine Unger Baillie, University of Pennsylvania | Comments

Nanotechnology may sound futuristic, but it has already found its way into household products, from cosmetics to cleaning solutions. And with a little help from a School of Dental Medicine scientist, consumers may one day even find nanoparticles...

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Engineering a Smarter Stride

April 15, 2015 3:27 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | Comments

If you asked Ivonna Dumanyan just five years ago where she’d be today, starting a running tech company at Duke University would never have crossed her mind. But thanks to a lot of hard work and the entrepreneurial resources provided across...

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'4D' Lung Cancer Model Mimics Tumor Progression

April 15, 2015 3:21 pm | by Houston Methodist | Comments

Without good models to study cancer metastasis -- the spread of cancer cells from one organ to another -- cancer researchers have struggled to understand tumor progression fully, and new therapies targeting the main causes of death are slow...

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Novel Nanoparticles Could Save Soldiers' Lives After Explosions

April 15, 2015 11:15 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Soldiers who suffer internal trauma from explosions might one day benefit from a new treatment now under development. Researchers report in the journal ACS Macro Letters that injecting a certain type of nanoparticle helped reduce lung damage...

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Medtronic's 'Brain Pacemaker' to Advance Brain Research

April 15, 2015 10:58 am | by University of Washington | Comments

Essential tremor, a nervous system disorder that causes a rhythmic shaking in the hands, affects an estimated 10 million Americans and millions more worldwide. Deep brain stimulation, essentially a pacemaker for the brain, has been approved...

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New Biomarker for Uterine Cancer Discovered

April 15, 2015 10:50 am | by Uppsala University | Comments

Researchers at Uppsala University have, together with researchers from Turku and Bergen, discovered a new biomarker which makes it possible to identify women with uterine cancer who have a high risk of recurrence. The findings were recently...

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First U.S. Implant of Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve

April 15, 2015 10:45 am | by The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) | Comments

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) physicians are conducting a research study using the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the U.S. at Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Dr. Wes Pedersen, Principal...

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Facebook Use Can Either Worsen or Improve Mental Health Conditions

April 15, 2015 10:36 am | by British Sociological Association | Comments

Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research shows. Dr. Keelin Howard told the British Sociological Association's annual...

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New Blood Test Can Predict Future Breast Cancer

April 15, 2015 10:19 am | by University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Science | Comments

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed world, and in the long term the scientists hope that the new method will lead to better prevention and early...

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Sensor Detects Spoiled Meat

April 15, 2015 10:11 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat. The sensor, which consists of...

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