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Discovery About Wound Healing Key to Understanding Cell Movement

August 8, 2014 9:01 am | by University of Waterloo | Comments

Research by a civil engineer from the University of Waterloo is helping shed light on the way wounds heal and may someday have implications for understanding how cancer spreads, as well as why certain birth defects occur. Professor Wayne...

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Professor Awarded $300K for Mobile Health Lab-on-Chip Technology

August 8, 2014 8:54 am | by University of California, San Diego | Comments

University of California, San Diego Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Shaya Fainman has been awarded $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop a portable device with a disposable cartridge “lab-on-chip” (CLOC)...

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FDA Clears PicoSure to Treat Acne Scars

August 8, 2014 8:46 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

With acne as the most common skin condition affecting more than 60 million Americans today, it is no surprise that 20 million people have severe enough acne to cause scarring (33 percent of sufferers). Cynosure, the leader in aesthetic lasers...

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Hospital Implants New Hybrid Cochlear Implant in Patient Who Lost High Frequency Hearing

August 7, 2014 5:09 pm | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center | Comments

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is the first in Cleveland to implant a new type of cochlear device for adults who have lost the high frequency range of their hearing, but have retained the low frequencies with or without a hearing...

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Researchers Develop Biomarker for Early Detection of Esophageal Cancer

August 7, 2014 5:06 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

A research team led by Allegheny Health Network surgical oncologist Blair Jobe, MD, has developed and validated a four-protein serum biomarker panel that holds significant promise for early detection of esophageal cancer, a relatively rare...

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Photos of the Day: Counterfeiting's Breathalyzer

August 7, 2014 4:45 pm | by University of Michigan | Comments

Terry Shyu, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, was demonstrating a new high-tech label for fighting drug counterfeiting. While the researchers don't envision movie stars on medicine bottles, but they...

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A Breath Reveals a Hidden Image in Anti-Counterfeit Labels

August 7, 2014 4:45 pm | by University of Michigan | Comments

An outline of Marilyn Monroe's iconic face appeared on the clear, plastic film when a researcher fogs it with her breath. Terry Shyu, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, was demonstrating a new high-tech...

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Scientists Use Lasers and Carbon Nanotubes to Look Inside Living Brains

August 7, 2014 4:24 pm | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford | Comments

A team of Stanford scientists has developed an entirely non-invasive technique that provides a view of blood flow in the brain. The tool could provide powerful insights into strokes and possibly Alzheimer's disease. Some of the most damaging...

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Growing Human GI Cells May Lead to Personalized Treatments

August 7, 2014 12:11 pm | by Washington University School of Medicine | Comments

A method of growing human cells from tissue removed from a patient's gastrointestinal (GI) tract eventually may help scientists develop tailor-made therapies for inflammatory bowel disease and other GI conditions. Reporting online recently...

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Researchers Find Infectious Prion Protein in Urine of Patients with Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

August 7, 2014 11:47 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | Comments

The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – linked to the consumption of infected cattle meat – has been detected in the urine of patients with the disease by researchers at The University...

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Scientists Develop Nasal Test for Human Prion Disease

August 7, 2014 11:43 am | by NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases | Comments

A nasal brush test can rapidly and accurately diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder, according to a study by National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and their Italian...

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Gut Microbiome Analysis Improved Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Screening

August 7, 2014 10:48 am | by American Association for Cancer Research | Comments

Analysis of the gut microbiome more successfully distinguished healthy individuals from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer compared with assessment of clinical risk factors and fecal occult...

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Brain Tumors Fly Under the Body's Radar Like Stealth Jets

August 7, 2014 10:31 am | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

Brain tumors fly under the radar of the body's defense forces by coating their cells with extra amounts of a specific protein, new research shows. Like a stealth fighter jet, the coating means the cells evade detection by the early-warning...

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Artificial Retina: Physicists Develop an Interface to the Optical Nerve

August 7, 2014 10:10 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | Comments

Graphene is viewed as a kind of "miracle solution": It is thin, transparent and has a tensile strength greater than that of steel. In addition, it conducts electricity better than copper. Since it comprises only a single layer of carbon atoms...

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FDA Approval for Medtronic’s Attain Performa Quadripolar Lead and Viva Quad CRT-Ds

August 7, 2014 9:47 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Attain Performa Model 4298 quadripolar lead, and the Viva Quad XT and Viva Quad S cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators...

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