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Headband Helps Parkinson's Patients Self-Treat Symptoms at Home

June 15, 2015 9:40 am | by John Hopkins University | Comments

Parkinson’s disease patients whose symptoms such as tremor, muscle stiffness and slowed movement make it tough to hold an eating utensil steady have few options for relief outside of a hospital or clinic. Medication can help, but over time it...

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Tuning X-rays with Tiny Mirrors

June 15, 2015 9:31 am | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | Comments

The secret of X-ray science - like so much else - is in the timing. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a new way of manipulating high-intensity X-rays, which will allow researchers to...

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Robotic Glove Gives Hand-Impaired Patients a Better Grasp

June 12, 2015 4:02 pm | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | Comments

Having achieved promising results in proof-of-concept prototyping and experimental testing, a soft robotic glove under development by soft wearable robotics expert Conor Walsh, and a team of engineers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of...

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Prototype for an 'Intelligent' Polo Helmet Developed

June 12, 2015 3:52 pm | by Loughborough University | Comments

A Loughborough student’s prototype for a safer polo helmet – complete with a built-in crash sensor – could save lives by alerting emergency responders to impacts and falls that may cause head injuries. Robin Spicer, 23, a final year Industrial...

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First Exoskeleton to Help Production Workers

June 12, 2015 1:19 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

EU Robo-Mate project presents first prototype of an exoskeleton to help production workers. Production workers often lift up to 10 metric tons of material a day. According to the Work Foundation Alliance (Lancaster, UK), 44 million workers in the...

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Nick Jonas Sings Praises of Continuous Glucose Monitoring

June 12, 2015 9:46 am | by Dexcom Inc. | Comments

Dexcom Inc. announced today it has partnered with multi-talented recording artist and actor, Nick Jonas, who has type 1 diabetes, to raise awareness of the benefits of CGM for people with diabetes. Jonas will share his personal story and views...

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Infographic: Top 10 'What's Hot in 3D Printing Out of Metal'

June 12, 2015 9:32 am | by Daniel Tkacik, Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

In conjunction with the inaugural National Maker Faire and the White House Week of Making kicking off this week in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Mellon University experts have projected the top 10 things in 3D metal printing...

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Mini-Breast Grown in Lab for Cancer Research

June 12, 2015 9:24 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | Comments

The research group, led by Dr. Christina Scheel, developed an assay whereby cultured human breast epithelial cells rebuild the three-dimensional tissue architecture of the mammary gland. For this purpose, a transparent gel is used in which cells...

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Stretchy Sensors Can Detect Deadly Gases and UV Radiation

June 12, 2015 9:20 am | by RMIT University | Comments

RMIT University researchers have created wearable sensor patches that detect harmful UV radiation and dangerous, toxic gases such as hydrogen and nitrogen dioxide. These transparent, flexible electronics – which can be worn as skin patches...

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Antibiotic-Laden Sponges Significantly Reduce Infection

June 12, 2015 9:16 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | Comments

Cardiac surgeons often "crack open" the flat bone that forms the middle front section of the chest, known as the sternum, in order to reach important structures. When a sternal wound infection (SWI) occurs, serious complications and even death...

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Veterans Will Be First to Try Cyber Physical Therapy

June 11, 2015 2:30 pm | by National Science Foundation | Comments

The Internet has been transformational, changing how we communicate with friends and family, how we shop, and more recently, how we heal. Physical therapy is the latest treatment to be offered as telemedicine, with an experimental system now...

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Miniature Heart Sensor Keeps Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital

June 11, 2015 1:54 pm | by Mount Sinai Medical Center | Comments

Cardiologists at The Mount Sinai Hospital have begun implanting tiny, state-of-the-art microchip sensors in patients with advanced heart failure to better monitor symptoms and reduce their chances of returning to the hospital. The implantable sensor...

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5 Things to Know About Your PSA Test

June 11, 2015 11:35 am | by College of American Pathologists (CAP) | Comments

It's Men’s Health Month (June), and heeding the advice of your wife, girlfriend or significant other, you have decided to schedule yourself for that routine physical that you've been putting off. One aspect of your visit to the doctor’s office...

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Device Detects Patients’ Antibiotic Resistance in 30 Minutes

June 11, 2015 9:45 am | by St. George's, University of London | Comments

A new device being developed by medical experts will transform the time it takes to detect antibiotic resistance in patients from several days to just half an hour. The development will allow doctors to effectively treat patients with infections...

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iPad App Helps Arthritic Children and Young People Communicate Pain

June 11, 2015 9:41 am | by European League Against Rheumatism | Comments

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) demonstrated the value of a new interactive iPad app that helps young people with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) describe their pain...

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