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Improving Powered Prosthetics for the Next Generation of Amputees

November 21, 2014 | by North Carolina State University | Comments

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal...

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Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

November 21, 2014 12:23 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | Comments

The National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant totaling $1 million that will support an effort to re-create a patients' ocular stem...

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Restoring Balance After Brain Injury with Virtual Reality Tech

November 21, 2014 12:04 pm | by Kessler Foundation | Comments

Kessler Foundation is the recipient of a four-year grant for nearly $3 million from the Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) Department of Defense (DOD) titled, "Improving Balance in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using a Low...

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Cancer Biomarker and Drug Delivery System in One

November 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Nanyang Technological University | Comments

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU Singapore) has invented a unique biomarker with two exceptional functions. First, it lights up when it detects tumor cells to allow scientists to take a better look. And it can also release anti-cancer...

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Biodegradable Membrane Helps Prevent Blood Vessel Scarring

November 21, 2014 11:32 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

When blood vessels are damaged through surgery, it can trigger an endless cycle of scarring and repair. "Scar tissue will always form inside the blood vessel and, in many cases, eventually block blood flow," said Guillermo Ameer, professor...

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Hemopurifier to Be Used in Ebola Treatment under FDA 'Emergency Use'

November 20, 2014 2:01 pm | by Aethlon Medical | Comments

Aethlon Medical, Inc. disclosed that it will provide Hemopurifier therapy under FDA expanded access "emergency use" provisions to support requests from qualified physicians and institutes that may seek to treat ebola virus infection in the United States...

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Mobile Health Joins the Cloud in Clinical Trials

November 20, 2014 1:33 pm | by Medidata | Comments

Medidata announced the completion of a method development project conducted in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline plc to evaluate the impact of unifying mobile health devices with cloud-based technologies in a clinical trial setting. The joint initiative assessed...

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Penetrating Bone and Metal with Ultrasound

November 20, 2014 10:58 am | by NC State University | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers...”

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Computer Model to Better Understand Gastrointestinal Disease

November 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Tufts University | Comments

Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from Texas A&M University have published the first research to use computational modeling to predict and identify the metabolic products of gastrointestinal tract microorganisms...

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Improving Vision with Pac-Man

November 20, 2014 10:35 am | by Ohio State University | Comments

Scientists have created video games that add an important element of fun to the repetitive training needed to improve vision in people - including adults - with a lazy eye and poor depth perception. The training tools, including a Pac-Man-style "cat and mouse..."

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Handheld Ultrasounds Improve Physical Diagnosis

November 20, 2014 10:30 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital | Comments

A new study by researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that training medical students to use a handheld ultrasound device can enhance the accuracy of their physical diagnosis. The study was presented November 18 at the American...

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MIT Student Hacks Health Care

November 19, 2014 4:03 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

For as long as she can remember, Andrea Ippolito has known that she wanted to be an engineer. What she couldn’t have predicted was what, precisely, the scope and scale of her work would turn out to be. Ippolito began her career at Boston Scientific...

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3D Talking Maps Provide Independence for the Blind

November 19, 2014 3:54 pm | by University at Buffalo | Comments

Touch-responsive maps bring interactive wayfinding to a new level, providing independence to the visually impaired These maps are made for talking. And touching. And they’re beautiful, too. In partnership with Touch Graphics Inc., developers at the University...

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3D Printed Models Assist in Congenital Heart Disease Surgery

November 19, 2014 3:50 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Comments

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago. Among many other topics...

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Making Health Care More Accessible with Flexible Electronics

November 19, 2014 3:25 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Flexible electronic sensors based on paper -- an inexpensive material -- have the potential to some day cut the price of a wide range of medical tools, from helpful robots to diagnostic tests. Scientists have now developed a fast, low-cost way of making these...

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New 'Enlightened' Cancer Cell Technology Begins Human Trials

November 19, 2014 3:11 pm | by Purdue University | Comments

On Target Laboratories LLC and Purdue University are clinically investigating optical imaging technology that could "light up" cancer cells and help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than previously possible during surgical procedures...

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