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Do Video Games in Care Homes Connect Patients or Expose Vulnerability?

April 20, 2015 3:47 pm | by University of Lincoln | Comments

Introducing video games as a means of bringing older adults in long-term care together may not always be an easy task, according to new research. Previous studies have shown the positive effects of motion-based video games, such as those available...

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One Test for All Infections

April 20, 2015 3:37 pm | by University of Toronto | Comments

If you're returning from abroad with a fever, your doctor will likely test you for malaria. You'll give multiple blood samples at the lab, and if the results are inconclusive, you'll face yet another round of tests. Researchers from the University...

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Scientists Arrange Protein-Nanoparticle Marriage

April 20, 2015 3:34 pm | by University at Buffalo | Comments

Fastening protein-based medical treatments to nanoparticles isn't easy. With arduous chemistry, scientists can do it. But like a doomed marriage, the fragile binding that holds them together often separates. This problem, which has limited how...

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Nondestructive 3D Imaging of Biological Cells with Sound

April 20, 2015 3:30 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Much like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to scan the interior of the human body, the emerging technique of "picosecond ultrasonics," a type of acoustic imaging, can be used to make virtual slices of biological tissues without destroying...

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Compendium Tackles Challenge of Medical Device Integration

April 20, 2015 12:51 pm | by AAMI | Comments

Do you have questions about connecting medical devices and electronic health records (EHRs)? A comprehensive compendium from AAMI could help provide the answers. Medical Device Integration and Informatics (PDF) by Luis Melendez covers the...

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Transferring Human Emotions to Your Palm Through Air

April 20, 2015 10:38 am | by University of Sussex | Comments

Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a University of Sussex-led study has shown. Sussex scientist Dr. Marianna Obrist, Lecturer at the Department...

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Is EEG All That Is Necessary for Alzheimer's Diagnosis?

April 20, 2015 10:34 am | by Wayne State University Division of Research | Comments

Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, may be one of Alzheimer's earliest signs. The subtle changes of MCI include problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment and a subjective sense that mental function is getting worse. MCI is seldom severe...

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More Efficient Production of Metallic Nanoparticles

April 20, 2015 10:21 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new, cost-efficient method of producing various types of metallic nanoparticles. Nanoparticles can be used in applications such as conductive and magnetic inks, medical diagnostics...

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Working the 'Bugs' into Hearing Aid Development

April 20, 2015 10:16 am | by University of Strathclyde | Comments

An insect-inspired microphone that can tackle the problem of locating sounds and eliminate background noise is set to revolutionize modern-day hearing aid systems. Ground-breaking research by the University of Strathclyde, and the MRC/CSO...

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Helping Heart-Failure Patients Self-Manage

April 20, 2015 9:48 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | Comments

Earl Shook knew he was in trouble. He couldn’t walk five feet without losing his breath and stopping to rest. He couldn’t carry his dog’s 35-pound bag of food without dropping it to the floor. And he couldn’t cook for the Fifty Plus Club at the...

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New App Detects Teen Anxiety and Mood Disorders

April 20, 2015 9:31 am | by Rutgers University | Comments

A phone rings in the middle of the night, an anxious teen seeking guidance from a friend. Is it adolescent angst or a serious mental health problem? Sometimes, it can be hard to tell. For the app to work, the teen has to be willing to download...

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Detecting Lymphoma Relapse by Monitoring Cell-Free Tumor DNA

April 20, 2015 9:08 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | Comments

Circulating tumor DNA in the blood of patients treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be used to identify those who are relapsing earlier, and with greater accuracy, than conventional monitoring, according to a study by researchers at the School...

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Artificial Blood Vessel Better Assesses Clot Removal Devices

April 17, 2015 3:53 pm | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created an in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in...

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New Genomic Test Improves Lung Cancer Diagnosis

April 17, 2015 3:49 pm | by Veracyte, Inc. | Comments

Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced the launch of its Percepta Bronchial Genomic Classifier, a new genomic test to resolve ambiguity in lung cancer diagnosis. The company will...

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Telling the Time of Day by Color

April 17, 2015 2:38 pm | by PLOS | Comments

Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the color of light has a major impact on how the brain clock measures time of day and on how the animals' physiology and behavior adjust accordingly. The study, for the first...

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