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4 New Atomic Structures for Gold Nanoparticle Clusters

April 28, 2015 10:50 am | by University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Comments

Arranging gold, atomic staples and electron volts, chemists have drafted new nanoscale blueprints for low-energy structure capable of housing pharmaceuticals and oxygen atoms. Led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemistry professor Xiao...

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The Pregnancy Test that Changed Everything

April 28, 2015 10:45 am | by Uppsala Universitet | Comments

Leif Wide's immunological pregnancy test was revolutionary. It was fast, reliable and simple to carry out. It was followed by a number of innovations which led to a very successful company in Uppsala. The Björkén Prize is Uppsala University's...

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App Makes Us Disconnect When It's Time to Unwind

April 28, 2015 10:38 am | by Uppsala Universitet | Comments

More and more of us are wishing each other goodnight by mobile phone. Unfortunately this means that we are sleeping increasingly badly. Now sleep researchers in Uppsala are creating an app to make us disconnect when it’s time to unwind...

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Faster Detection of Disease

April 28, 2015 10:33 am | by Anteo Technologies Pty Ltd | Comments

Anteo Technologies is transforming the way scientists work by providing powerful new tools developed with their patented Mix&Go Activation Reagent. These new tools significantly advance traditional coupling methods, helping to improve medical...

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Subdermal Implant Stops HIV in Its Tracks

April 28, 2015 10:28 am | by Oak Crest Institute of Science | Comments

Is the end of HIV near? Findings published this week in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that a novel, subdermal implant delivering potent antiretroviral (ARV) drugs shows extreme promise in stopping the spread of HIV. Scientists...

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Electronic Salt Spoon Helps Transition to a Low-Sodium Diet

April 28, 2015 10:04 am | by University of Kentucky | Comments

Heart disease patients are advised by doctors to reduce the amount of sodium in their diets to prevent a cardiac event. But adapting to a low-sodium diet requires more than just laying off the table salt. Sodium is hidden in a number of household...

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Accelerating Memory Function for Skill Learning

April 28, 2015 9:58 am | by DARPA | Comments

A new DARPA program aims to investigate the role of neural “replay” in the formation and recall of memory, with the goal of helping individuals better remember specific episodic events and learned skills. The 24-month fundamental research program...

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Targeting Depression with Deep Brain Stimulation

April 28, 2015 9:51 am | by Emory University | Comments

The darkest day of Marjorie Stowe's depression came when her long-time psychiatrist told her she obviously was choosing to resist the healing effects of one medication after another, psychotherapy, electric shock. "You must be getting some...

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Saliva Test for Glucose Levels

April 28, 2015 9:44 am | by Arizona State University | Comments

The 340 million diabetes sufferers in the world have plenty to worry about: eating well, getting exercise and regularly monitoring the amount of sugar in their bloodstream. That last step is a crucial tool in treating the condition and preventing...

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New Material for Creating Artificial Blood Vessels

April 28, 2015 9:37 am | by Medical University of Vienna | Comments

Arteriosclerotic vascular disorders are one of the most common causes of death in industrialized countries. In this situation a bypass operation is often the only solution. Normally, blood vessels are taken from another part of the patient's body...

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A Faster, Higher Quality 3D Camera

April 28, 2015 8:53 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

When Microsoft released the Kinect for Xbox in November 2010, it transformed the video game industry. The most inexpensive 3D camera to date, the Kinect bypassed the need for joysticks and controllers by sensing the user's gestures, leading...

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Motion-Sensing Gloves Teach Proper Technique to Wheelchair Users

April 28, 2015 8:46 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

“Arms are a wheelchair user’s legs,” says Cubitus team leader, Chandra Jayaraman. As the sole source of movement for manual wheelchairs, it makes sense that we should keep arms and shoulders as safe from injury as possible. Yet within the first...

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FDA Enters Consent Decree with Medtronic

April 28, 2015 8:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the filing of a consent decree against Medtronic Inc., and two of the company’s officers—S. Omar Ishrak and Thomas M. Tefft —for repeatedly failing to correct violations, related to the...

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Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination

April 27, 2015 3:55 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. The...

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Smartphone App Detects Sleep Apnea Events

April 27, 2015 1:41 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

Determining whether your snoring is merely annoying, or crosses the threshold into a life-threatening problem, isn’t convenient or cheap. The gold standard for diagnosing sleep apnea — a disease which affects roughly 1 in 13 Americans...

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