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Mapping the Fruit Fly Brain to Understand How We Sense Hot and Cold

March 5, 2015 10:19 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

Innately, we pull our hand away when we touch a hot pan on the stove, but little is known about how our brain processes temperature information. Northwestern University scientists now have discovered how a fruit fly’s brain represents...

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Obesity is Associated with Brain's Neurotransmitters

March 5, 2015 10:15 am | by Aalto University | Comments

Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain. New research reveals how obesity is associated with altered functioning of the brain's opioid...

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Simulating the Potential Spread of Measles

March 5, 2015 9:54 am | by NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) | Comments

To help the public better understand how measles can spread, a team of infectious disease computer modelers at the University of Pittsburgh has launched a free, mobile-friendly tool that lets users simulate measles outbreaks in cities across...

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Robotic Glove for Stroke Rehabilitation

March 5, 2015 9:39 am | by University of Hertfordshire | Comments

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire and a team of European partners have developed a prototype of a robotic glove which stroke suffers can use in their own home to support rehabilitation and personal independence in receiving ...

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FDA Launches Drug Shortages Mobile App

March 5, 2015 9:07 am | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | Comments

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched the agency’s first mobile application (app) specifically designed to speed public access to valuable information about drug shortages. The app identifies current drug shortages, resolved...

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Implantable Preserves Motion in Total Disc Replacement Patients

March 5, 2015 9:01 am | by Zyga Technology, Inc. | Comments

Zyga Technology, Inc., a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of minimally invasive products that treat underserved conditions of the lumbar spine, today announced the first implantation of the...

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Looking to Vehicle Fuel Injectors for Improved Inhaler Design

March 4, 2015 4:14 pm | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | Comments

There is a world of difference between tailpipes and windpipes, but researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have managed to link the two with groundbreaking research that could enable exciting advances in prescription...

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Photos of the Day: MoMA Exhibits Organs-on-Chips

March 4, 2015 3:55 pm | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | Comments

Samples of the Wyss Institute's Human Organs–on–Chips were formally acquired by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of New York City on March 2, 2015, and are on display in MoMA's latest Architecture and Design Exhibition, "This Is For Everyone...

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Affordable ADHD Genetic Testing

March 4, 2015 11:21 am | by Harmonyx Diagnostics | Comments

Harmonyx, a leading company in affordable and accessible genetic testing, has launched a new test for guided prescription therapy for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The first-of-its-kind offering places power in patients’...

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Using RNA to Identify Disease Markers

March 4, 2015 11:00 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

UCLA life scientists have created an accurate new method to identify genetic markers for many diseases -- a significant step toward a new era of personalized medicine, tailored to each person's DNA and RNA. The powerful method, called GIREMI...

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First FDA-Approved Rapid Ebola Test for Emergency Use

March 4, 2015 10:48 am | by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | Comments

University of Texas Medical Branch researchers who helped assess the effectiveness of a new rapid test kit to diagnose Ebola learned this week it has received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. "The kit was...

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Manipulating Cells' Shapes to Treat Breast Cancer

March 4, 2015 10:43 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | Comments

Changing the shape of breast cancer cells could make the disease more sensitive to treatments - even driving the body's own inflammatory response against a tumor - a new study shows. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London...

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Energy-Generating Cloth Could Replace Batteries in Wearable Devices

March 4, 2015 9:45 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

From light-up shoes to smart watches, wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers, but these gadgets’ versatility is still held back by the stiff, short-lived batteries that are required. These limitations, however, could soon be...

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Creating Cartilage from Stem Cells

March 4, 2015 8:47 am | by University of Manchester | Comments

Scientists have succeeded in producing cartilage formed from embryonic stem cells that could in future be used to treat the painful joint condition osteoarthritis. In research funded by Arthritis Research UK, Professor Sue Kimber and her...

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Plastic Mold Non-Surgically Corrects Infant Ear Deformities

March 3, 2015 2:31 pm | by Weill Cornell Medical College | Comments

A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has improved a non-surgical procedure that safely and effectively corrects newborn ear deformities in just two weeks - a drastically...

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