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Advanced Thin-Film Technique Could Deliver Long-Lasting Medication

August 5, 2014 3:23 pm | by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office | Comments

About one in four older adults suffers from chronic pain. Many of those people take medication, usually as pills. But this is not an ideal way of treating pain: Patients must take medicine frequently, and can suffer side effects, since the...

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Codman Neuro Launches New Envoy Guiding Catheters

August 5, 2014 2:59 pm | by Codman Neuro | Comments

Codman Neuro, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the launch of the ENVOY DA XB Distal Access Guiding Catheter and the 7F ENVOY Guiding Catheter for neurovascular procedures. The announcement was made at...

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World’s Smallest Propeller Could Be Used for Microscopic Medicine

August 5, 2014 2:54 pm | by Kevin Hattori, American Technion Society | Comments

If you thought that the most impressive news in shrinking technology these days was smart watches, think again. Scientists are quietly toiling in their laboratories to create robots that are only nanometers – billionths of a meter – in length...

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Photos of the Day: Bottling Ultrasound Imaging

August 5, 2014 11:08 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a technique for generating acoustic bottles in open air that can bend the paths of sound waves along prescribed convex...

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Bottling Up Sound Waves

August 5, 2014 11:03 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

There's a new wave of sound on the horizon carrying with it a broad scope of tantalizing potential applications, including advanced ultrasonic imaging and therapy, acoustic cloaking, and levitation and particle manipulation. Researchers with...

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Surprise Discovery Could See Graphene Used to Improve Health

August 5, 2014 10:47 am | by Monash University | Comments

A chance discovery about the 'wonder material' graphene – already exciting scientists because of its potential uses in electronics, energy storage and energy generation – takes it a step closer to being used in medicine and human health...

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Researchers Determine Why Tendons Break Down with Age

August 5, 2014 10:36 am | by Queen Mary, University of London | Comments

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have identified differences in the proteins present in young and old tendons, in new research that could guide the development of treatments to stop tissue breakdown from occurring. Tendon structure...

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Speedier Diagnosis of Diseases Likely Thanks to New DNA Analysis Technique

August 5, 2014 10:34 am | by McGill University | Comments

Researchers from McGill University and the Génome Québec Innovation Centre have achieved a technical breakthrough that should result in speedier diagnosis of cancer and various pre-natal conditions. The key discovery, which is described online...

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Hip Replacement Surgery Is on the Rebound

August 5, 2014 10:26 am | by GlobalData | Comments

The hip replacement market is beginning to recover from the global recession and controversies surrounding metal-on-metal implants, with procedure volumes growing and patient confidence at an all-time high, says an analyst with research and...

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Technology Enables ALS Patients to Gain Greater Control of Their Lives

August 5, 2014 10:05 am | by Royal Philips | Comments

Royal Philips and Accenture have announced that they have developed proof of concept software connecting a wearable display to Emotiv Insight Brainware that could ultimately give more independence to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...

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Minuscule Chips for NMR Spectroscopy Promise Portability, Parallelization

August 4, 2014 4:06 pm | by Harvard University | Comments

A team of engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Cambridge, Mass., and the University of Texas, Austin, have created a truly portable device for nuclear magnetic resonance...

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Blood and Saliva Tests Help Predict Return of HPV-Linked Oral Cancers

August 4, 2014 3:08 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Physicians at Johns Hopkins have developed blood and saliva tests that help accurately predict recurrences of HPV-linked oral cancers in a substantial number of patients. The tests screen for DNA fragments of the human papillomavirus (HPV)...

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Self-Assembling Anti-Cancer Molecules Created in Minutes

August 4, 2014 3:03 pm | by University of Warwick | Comments

Researchers have developed a simple and versatile method for making artificial anti-cancer molecules that mimic the properties of one of the body's natural defense systems. The chemists, led by Professor Peter Scott at the University of Warwick...

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See-Through Organs and Bodies Will Accelerate Biomedical Discoveries

August 4, 2014 2:55 pm | by Cell Press | Comments

The ability to see through organs and even the entire body to visualize long-range connections between cells as well as fine-grained cellular structures has been a long-time dream of biologists. A study published by Cell Press July 31st in...

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FDA Clearance of ElMindA’s BNA Analysis System

August 4, 2014 2:24 pm | by ElMindA | Comments

ElMindA Ltd. announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the company’s BNA Analysis System for the assessment of brain function. Brain Network Activity (BNA) combines non-invasive, multi-channel EEG...

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