In the West, many would-be parents spend thousands of dollars for IVF, which involves pricey incubators and extensive screening. But European and American scientists say a simplified version of the entire procedure aimed at developing countries could be done for about 200 euros ($265) with generic fertility drugs and basic lab equipment that would fit inside a shoebox.
They're called "super agers" — men and women who are in their 80s and 90s, but with brains and memories that seem far younger. Researchers are looking at this rare group in the hope that they may find ways to help protect others from memory loss. And they've had some tantalizing findings...
Zimmer Holdings, Inc., a world leader in musculoskeletal care, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Zimmer® Patient Specific Instruments (PSI) Shoulder system to complement its Trabecular Metal™ Reverse Shoulder system for reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) procedures.
Early signs of a destructive brain disease linked with head blows might include mood changes in younger athletes and mental decline at older ages, a small study of deceased former players suggests. The researchers think the disease could involve two distinct patterns of symptoms...
New research led by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Baylor College of Medicine could aid efforts to diagnose and treat one of the most lethal and hard-to-treat types of cancer. In the EMBO Molecular Medicine journal, the investigators report that they have identified a new molecular mechanism that contributes to the spread of malignant tumors in the pancreas.
In a scientific first, Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists have successfully grown the cells that line the blood vessels—called vascular endothelial cells—from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), revealing new details about how these cells function.
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a way that corrupted, disease-causing proteins spread in the brain, potentially contributing to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other brain-damaging disorders.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that the way the gut "tastes" sweet food may be defective in sufferers of type 2 diabetes, leading to problems with glucose uptake. This is the first time that abnormal control of so-called "sweet taste receptors" in the human intestine has been described by researchers.
A new scanning technique developed by Danish and US researchers reveals how susceptible patients with aggressive brain cancer are to the drugs they receive. The research behind the ground-breaking technique has just been published in Nature Medicine.
A lightweight and field-portable device invented at UCLA that conducts kidney tests and transmits data through a smartphone attachment may significantly reduce the need for frequent office visits by people with diabetes and others with chronic kidney ailments.
The number of doctors taking new Medicare patients rose dramatically between 2007 and 2011, according to a report from the Department of Health & Human Services. More doctors now accept new patients on the federal insurance program than new patients form private insurance plans.
Drip Drop Inc. closes $3.0M Series A-1 round with investments from John Elway, Ronnie Lott, and Sam Nazarian.August 23, 2013 7:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
Drip Drop has announced the close of a $3 Million Series A-1 round with investments from NFL Hall-of-Famers John Elway and Ronnie Lott. The Super Bowl Champions are joined by Sam Nazarian, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The SBE group, a global hospitality and entertainment company with award-winning hotel, restaurant and nightlife properties across the United States and in China and the Middle East.
Economic, technical and clinical forces from around the world are presenting formidable challenges to the radiology department's productivity. As the radiologist's role and importance in healthcare evolves, it becomes imperative to channel R&D efforts towards addressing critical unmet market needs.
MICROMO has announced the arrival of the new, high performance FAULHABER Series 1218…B Brushless DC Motor. FAULHABER has expanded its high performance range of brushless DC servomotors to include the new Series 1218….B.
Steinmeyer announced a new addition to its line of precision rotary stages. The standard DT130-DC stage is a worm gear driven unit with a rotary encoder and features positional accuracy of +/- 0.07 degrees, repeatability of +/- 0.007 degrees, a max speed of 15 rpm and a load capacity of 50 Newton.