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'Lighting Up' Tumors with a Laser

January 21, 2015 8:57 am | Comments

With the goal of making it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, scientists have invented a new imaging system that causes tumors to “light up” when a hand-held laser is...

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Portable Stimulator Being Tested on Parkinson's Patients

January 21, 2015 8:43 am | Comments

Parkinson's disease is a slowly degenerative neurological disease that is expressed as impaired motor control, tremors, stiffness and, in later stages, problems with balance. The symptoms are caused by a lack of the signal substance dopamine and...

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13-Year-Old Boy Builds Braille Printer with Legos and Starts Company

January 20, 2015 2:05 pm | Comments

In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille, the tactile writing system for the visually...

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Researchers Open ‘Pandora’s Box’ of Potential Cancer Biomarkers

January 20, 2015 1:42 pm | Comments

A new analysis opens the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer biomarkers. Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed the global landscape of a portion of the genome that has not been previously...

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Injectable Hydrogel Forms Nanofiber Scaffold to Improve Healing

January 20, 2015 1:35 pm | Comments

Rice University scientists have found the balance necessary to aid healing with high-tech hydrogel. Rice chemist Jeffrey Hartgerink, lead author Vivek Kumar and their colleagues have created a new version of the hydrogel that can be injected...

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Multimodal Fibers Deliver Drugs and Optical Signals Directly to the Brain

January 20, 2015 11:58 am | Comments

The human brain’s complexity makes it extremely challenging to study — not only because of its sheer size, but also because of the variety of signaling methods it uses simultaneously. Conventional neural probes are designed to record a single...

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Device Offers New Way to Model Sickle Cell Behavior

January 20, 2015 11:43 am | Comments

Patients with sickle cell disease often suffer from painful attacks known as vaso-occlusive crises, during which their sickle-shaped blood cells get stuck in tiny capillaries, depriving tissues of needed oxygen. Blood transfusions can sometimes...

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First Bone Repair Technology Rehabilitates Racehorse

January 20, 2015 11:27 am | Comments

AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded materials science centre, hosted in Trinity College Dublin, has today unveiled a new bone repair technology, which has led to an injured racehorse returning to winning ways after successful jaw...

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Wearable Sensor Provides Long-Term EKG and EMG Monitoring

January 20, 2015 10:05 am | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals, such as electrocardiography (EKG) or electromyography (EMG). The new sensor is as accurate...

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Photos of the Day: The 15 Biggest Innovations in Health Tech

January 20, 2015 9:40 am | Comments

VMware Horizon TM 6 (with view) allows healthcare organizations the ability to deliver virtualized and remote Windows desktops and applications through a single platform in their workforce. Release Date June 2014 (Formally VMware View and...

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Words in the Mouth: Hearing with Your Tongue

January 20, 2015 9:28 am | Comments

In the future, those with substantial hearing loss may no longer need a doctor to surgically implant a cochlear device into their ear to restore their sense of sound. If researchers at Colorado State University are successful, they may just...

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DNAe Acquires nanoMR Inc. for Point-of-Need Blood Test

January 20, 2015 9:16 am | Comments

DNA Electronics Ltd (‘DNAe’), the inventors of semiconductor DNA sequencing technology and developers of a new, revolutionary point-of-need test for blood infections, has on 15 January 2015 completed the acquisition of the entire issued share...

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High Speed Microscope Performs Real-Time 3D Imaging

January 20, 2015 9:02 am | Comments

Opening new doors for biomedical and neuroscience research, Elizabeth Hillman, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering and of radiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), has developed a new microscope...

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Using Stem Cells to Treat Non-Healing Bone Fractures

January 16, 2015 4:29 pm | Comments

A new device that can rapidly concentrate and extract young cells from irrigation fluid used during orthopedic surgery holds promise for improving the delivery of stem cell therapy in cases of non-healing fractures. UC Davis surgeons plan to...

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Regenerating Bone and Cartilage with Stem Cells

January 16, 2015 4:06 pm | Comments

A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice. The discovery by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is reported today in the online issue of the journal Cell...

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