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Revolutionary New Tool Can Rewrite DNA

June 8, 2015 9:32 am | by GE Reports | Comments

At the most fundamental level, we are all code. The typical human body is an assembly of some 37 trillion cells, and each holds all the information needed to make a complete human being. Our DNA, the double-stranded helix responsible for...

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Plasma Makes Wounds Heal Quicker

June 8, 2015 9:14 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds. Skin disorders are a common problem...

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Stretchable Ceramics Offer Application Potential in Medtech

June 5, 2015 2:33 pm | by Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel | Comments

Scientists at Kiel University have successfully been able to transfer the experience from furnace to laboratory while synthesizing nanoscale materials using simple and highly efficient flame technology. This “baking” of nanostructures...

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CE Mark for Smallest Spinal Cord Stimulator

June 5, 2015 2:22 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Boston Scientific announces the European launch of the Precision Novi Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System at the International Neuromodulation Society in Montreal, Canada. The 16-contact primary cell device has CE Mark for the treatment of...

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3D Surprise: Girl Missing Part of Arm Gifted a Prosthetic

June 5, 2015 2:12 pm | by Tamara Lush, Associated Press | Comments

When 10-year-old Annika Emmert patted Winter the dolphin's smooth back at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Thursday, she thought that was the best part of her morning. She was wrong. Cozi Zuehlsdorff, the actress who starred with Winter...

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Quantum Thermometer Measures Temperature at Cellular Level

June 5, 2015 11:28 am | by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona | Comments

Physics at the UAB have found the “formula” to construct a quantum thermometer with enough precision to detect minute fluctuations in temperature in regions as small as the inside of a cell. The research appears today in the journal Physical...

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Cybersecurity Expert to Offer Hacker's Perspective

June 5, 2015 11:23 am | by AAMI | Comments

When it comes to cybersecurity, "we’ve set hospitals up for failure." That’s according to one expert scheduled to speak this weekend at the AAMI 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver, CO. "The software and devices on [networks] are very susceptible...

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Making Cancer Treatment More Accessible

June 5, 2015 11:13 am | by Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT | Comments

MIT will be the lead research institution in a project to develop ironless superconducting cyclotrons, an effort that will make highly sought-after proton radiotherapy cancer treatment more available. The Institute's Plasma Science and Fusion...

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Effort to Incorporate Patient Perspective in Device Reviews Gains Steam

June 5, 2015 10:35 am | by AAMI | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled draft guidance that it says provides an outline of how agency staff might use patient preference information (PPI) for device reviews and labeling. "FDA believes that patients can and...

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Blood Test for Lung Cancer

June 5, 2015 10:07 am | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | Comments

Exact Sciences Corp. and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced an agreement to jointly develop and commercialize blood-based screening and diagnostics tests for the early detection of lung cancer. This unique...

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Diagnosing with Fusion Plasma

June 5, 2015 9:00 am | by National Institutes of Natural Sciences | Comments

The National Institutes of Natural Sciences, National Institute for Fusion Science and The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences Department of Advanced Materials Science research group have developed an electron density diagnostic...

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Diagnostic Robot for Remote Prenatal Ultrasound Exams

June 5, 2015 8:45 am | by Waseda University | Comments

A Japanese researcher is developing a robot that can conduct prenatal ultrasound exams on pregnant women in remote locations. Although previously considered, the medical examination of pregnant women from a remote location had never been...

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Weighing an Intact Virus Mixture with Mass Spectrometer

June 5, 2015 8:30 am | by Jocelyn Duffy, Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University chemists, led by Mark Bier, have separated and weighed virus particles using mass spectrometry (MS). This is the first time that researchers successfully used matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization MS to analyze a...

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Using Preventive Neuroradiology to Lower Alzheimer's Risk

June 4, 2015 3:32 pm | by American Society of Neuroradiology | Comments

Armed with new knowledge about how neurodegenerative diseases alter brain structures, increasing numbers of neurologists, psychiatrists and other clinicians are adopting quantitative brain imaging as a tool to measure and help manage cognitive declines...

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Your Viral Infection History in a Single Drop of Blood

June 4, 2015 3:28 pm | by Howard Hughes Medical Institute | Comments

New technology developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by analyzing a single drop of a person's blood. The method, called VirScan, is...

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