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How Do Neurons and Blood Vessels “Talk” to Each Other?

May 12, 2015 8:58 am | by Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main | Comments

Neurons and blood vessels often traverse the body side by side, a fact observed as early as the 16th century by the Flemish anatomist Andreas Vesalius. Only over the last ten years, however, researchers have discovered that the growth of neuronal...


New Malaria Test Could Lead to Global Eradication of the Disease

May 11, 2015 3:37 pm | by AACC | Comments

One of the biggest difficulties faced by worldwide programs aimed at eliminating malaria is that the tests they use are not sensitive enough to detect all people who have the disease and need treatment. A study appearing online today in Clinical...


Computer Simulation Accurately Replicated Real-Life Trauma Outcomes

May 11, 2015 1:11 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | Comments

A computer simulation, or “in silico” model, of the body’s inflammatory response to traumatic injury accurately replicated known individual outcomes and predicted population results counter to expectations, according to a study recently...


Graphene Holds Key to Unlocking Creation of Wearable Electronic Devices

May 11, 2015 1:03 pm | by University of Exeter | Comments

Ground-breaking research has successfully created the world's first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material Graphene. An international team of scientists, including Professor Monica Craciun from the University of Exeter, have...


A Blood Test for Stress

May 11, 2015 1:00 pm | by Aarhus University | Comments

A research collaboration between the universities of Oslo and Aarhus has resulted in the development of a new method with diagnostic potential. The new method that combines phase extraction with an enzymatic reaction may eventually be used for an...


High-Tech Lab Opens Up the Senses

May 11, 2015 10:48 am | by Monash University | Comments

A new-concept hub designed to tackle the research challenges of the internet age will open at Monash University this week. Connecting information technology and engineering to creative and business expertise, sensiLab will hothouse researchers...


Could Brain Scans Help Predict Schizophrenia?

May 11, 2015 10:42 am | by Cardiff University | Comments

New scanning methods which map the wiring of the brain could provide a valuable new tool to predict people at risk of schizophrenia, according to a new University study. Scientists have long known that the symptoms of schizophrenia are partly...


Improved Way to Assess Cancer Risk of Pollutants

May 11, 2015 10:38 am | by Oregon State University | Comments

Scientists at Oregon State University have developed a faster, more accurate method to assess cancer risk from certain common environmental pollutants. Researchers found that they could analyze the immediate genetic responses of the skin...


Improved Visual Performance in Microchip Eye Implants

May 11, 2015 9:56 am | by Austrian Science Fund (FWF) | Comments

To date, chip-based retinal implants have only permitted a rudimentary restoration of vision. However, modifying the electrical signals emitted by the implants could change that. This is the conclusion of the initial published findings of a project...


FDA Approves Non-Tingling Spinal Cord Stimulation System

May 11, 2015 9:51 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Today [8 May] U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Senza spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system (Senza System) as an aid in the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including pain associated with failed back...


Liquid Biopsies Have Potential to Transform Cancer Care

May 11, 2015 9:48 am | by Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press | Comments

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood...


Building a Better Shoulder

May 11, 2015 9:32 am | by University of Colorado Denver | Comments

Don Schiel was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) 20 years ago and has lived with debilitating joint pain for the last decade. He worked telecommunications jobs in Boulder and Westminster until six years ago, when the pain disabled him...


Altering Genes with Light

May 11, 2015 9:22 am | by University of Pittsburgh | Comments

Scientists have been manipulating genes for a while. The University of Pittsburgh's Alexander Deiters just found a way to control the process with higher precision. By using light. Deiters and his group are the first to achieve this. The...


Wearable Technology Helps Reduce C-Sections, Speed Labor

May 8, 2015 10:46 am | by Desert Valley Medical Center | Comments

Desert Valley Medical Center, named a Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation five times, is the first U.S. hospital to deploy the wireless Leaf Patient Monitoring System in its Labor and Delivery rooms to help reduce the duration of labor and risk of...


Cellular Bubbles Deliver Parkinson's Meds Directly to Brain

May 8, 2015 10:36 am | by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Comments

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used exosomes -- tiny bubbles of protein and fat produced naturally by cells -- to bypass the body's defenses and deliver a potent antioxidant directly to the brain to treat...



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