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Predicting Response to Antipsychotic Treatment

April 29, 2015 9:39 am | by King's College London | Comments

Researchers from the National institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and King’s College London have identified stress and inflammation biomarkers which might...

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'Remote Control' for Blood Flow Through the Heart

April 29, 2015 9:35 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | Comments

The Flowtastic team of Rice senior engineering students created a combined software-hardware interface that works with an Android app to monitor and even control a high-tech pump that resides in the aorta and regulates the flow of blood...

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Weighing and Imaging Molecules One at a Time

April 29, 2015 9:28 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

Building on their creation of the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules, one at a time, a team of Caltech scientists and their colleagues have created nanodevices that can also reveal their shape...

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World's Largest Open Source Health IT Project Tackles Ebola

April 29, 2015 8:50 am | by Indiana University | Comments

An accurate, up to the minute, accessible medical record system is fundamental to effective treatment and tracking of the Ebola virus. But how to create this type of system in the rudimentary, overwhelmed Ebola care centers of West Africa...

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Opening the Way to Living Implants

April 29, 2015 8:46 am | by University of Twente | Comments

Supramolecular chemistry is the science that is concerned with molecular self-assembly: chemical building blocks which, when you combine them, naturally form larger ordered structures. In this case they are held together by so-called non-covalent...

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New IVF Device May Improve Fertility Treatment

April 28, 2015 3:53 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

For couples struggling to conceive the old-fashioned way, in vitro fertilization (IVF) provides an alternate route to starting a family. When eggs are mixed with sperm in test tubes, the fertilized eggs to grow into embryos that can be implanted...

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Measuring Drivers' Marijuana Levels, and Tactile Sensors for Prosthetics

April 28, 2015 3:46 pm | by University of Akron | Comments

While states have set legal limits in drivers for levels of THC (< 5 nanograms), which is the active chemical in marijuana, the technology to accurately measure levels of the chemical roadside does not exist. "Today if a driver is suspected...

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New Computer-Based Vision Screening Test for Young Children

April 28, 2015 10:53 am | by Elsevier | Comments

Many eye disorders in young children are asymptomatic and may remain undetected without testing. Since effective treatments are available for many of those conditions, early identification and intervention are critical to prevent potentially...

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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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