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Subdermal Implant Stops HIV in Its Tracks

April 28, 2015 | by Oak Crest Institute of Science | Comments

Is the end of HIV near? Findings published this week in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that a novel, subdermal implant delivering potent antiretroviral (ARV) drugs shows extreme promise in stopping the spread of HIV. Scientists...

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New Computer-Based Vision Screening Test for Young Children

April 28, 2015 10:53 am | by Elsevier | Comments

Many eye disorders in young children are asymptomatic and may remain undetected without testing. Since effective treatments are available for many of those conditions, early identification and intervention are critical to prevent potentially...

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4 New Atomic Structures for Gold Nanoparticle Clusters

April 28, 2015 10:50 am | by University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Comments

Arranging gold, atomic staples and electron volts, chemists have drafted new nanoscale blueprints for low-energy structure capable of housing pharmaceuticals and oxygen atoms. Led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemistry professor Xiao...

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The Pregnancy Test that Changed Everything

April 28, 2015 10:45 am | by Uppsala Universitet | Comments

Leif Wide's immunological pregnancy test was revolutionary. It was fast, reliable and simple to carry out. It was followed by a number of innovations which led to a very successful company in Uppsala. The Björkén Prize is Uppsala University's...

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App Makes Us Disconnect When It's Time to Unwind

April 28, 2015 10:38 am | by Uppsala Universitet | Comments

More and more of us are wishing each other goodnight by mobile phone. Unfortunately this means that we are sleeping increasingly badly. Now sleep researchers in Uppsala are creating an app to make us disconnect when it’s time to unwind...

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Faster Detection of Disease

April 28, 2015 10:33 am | by Anteo Technologies Pty Ltd | Comments

Anteo Technologies is transforming the way scientists work by providing powerful new tools developed with their patented Mix&Go Activation Reagent. These new tools significantly advance traditional coupling methods, helping to improve medical...

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Electronic Salt Spoon Helps Transition to a Low-Sodium Diet

April 28, 2015 10:04 am | by University of Kentucky | Comments

Heart disease patients are advised by doctors to reduce the amount of sodium in their diets to prevent a cardiac event. But adapting to a low-sodium diet requires more than just laying off the table salt. Sodium is hidden in a number of household...

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Accelerating Memory Function for Skill Learning

April 28, 2015 9:58 am | by DARPA | Comments

A new DARPA program aims to investigate the role of neural “replay” in the formation and recall of memory, with the goal of helping individuals better remember specific episodic events and learned skills. The 24-month fundamental research program...

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New Material for Creating Artificial Blood Vessels

April 28, 2015 9:37 am | by Medical University of Vienna | Comments

Arteriosclerotic vascular disorders are one of the most common causes of death in industrialized countries. In this situation a bypass operation is often the only solution. Normally, blood vessels are taken from another part of the patient's body...

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A Faster, Higher Quality 3D Camera

April 28, 2015 8:53 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

When Microsoft released the Kinect for Xbox in November 2010, it transformed the video game industry. The most inexpensive 3D camera to date, the Kinect bypassed the need for joysticks and controllers by sensing the user's gestures, leading...

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FDA Enters Consent Decree with Medtronic

April 28, 2015 8:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the filing of a consent decree against Medtronic Inc., and two of the company’s officers—S. Omar Ishrak and Thomas M. Tefft —for repeatedly failing to correct violations, related to the...

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Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination

April 27, 2015 3:55 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. The...

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Smartphone App Detects Sleep Apnea Events

April 27, 2015 1:41 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

Determining whether your snoring is merely annoying, or crosses the threshold into a life-threatening problem, isn’t convenient or cheap. The gold standard for diagnosing sleep apnea — a disease which affects roughly 1 in 13 Americans...

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Retinal Implant Could Restore Functional Sight

April 27, 2015 1:31 pm | by Stanford University | Comments

A team led by Stanford University researchers has developed a wireless retinal implant that they say could restore vision five times better than existing devices. Results in rat studies suggest it could provide functional vision to patients...

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Self-Assembling Biomaterial for Human Tissue Formation

April 27, 2015 12:50 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | Comments

Unlike scaffold-based methods to engineer human tissues for regenerative medicine applications, an innovative synthetic material with the ability to self-assemble into nanostructures to support tissue growth and ultimately degrade offers a promising...

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How to Short Circuit Hunger

April 27, 2015 12:46 pm | by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Comments

Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows that it’s no fun to feel hungry. In fact, the drive to tame gnawing hunger pangs can sabotage even the best-intentioned dieter. But how exactly is it that fasting creates these uncomfortable...

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