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New Blood Vessel Grown in Just 7 Days

October 24, 2014 | by University of Gothenburg | Comments

The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days. This is shown in a new study from Sahlgrenska Acadedmy...

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Photos of the Day: Exploring the Science behind Scalp Cooling

October 29, 2014 3:58 pm | by Paxman | Comments

Scalp cooling works by lowering the temperature of the head and scalp immediately before, after and during the administration of chemotherapy. This in turn reduces the blood flow to the hair follicles, thus preventing or minimizing the damage, meaning that hair loss is not inevitable...

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Scalp Cooler Could Halt Chemo Hair Loss

October 29, 2014 3:52 pm | by University of Huddersfield | Comments

The hair loss that is often an emotionally devastating consequence of chemotherapy can be halted by the use of special scalp cooling devices used before, during and after treatment. Now University of Huddersfield researchers, working closely with one of the world’s leading companies...

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Novel Ultrasound Technology to Screens for Heart Conditions

October 29, 2014 3:26 pm | by UC San Diego | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and abnormal ventricles within the human heart. They worked with cardiologists at the Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory...

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Better Chemotherapy through Targeted Delivery

October 29, 2014 3:16 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Every year, about 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain tumors that have spread from elsewhere in the body. These tumors, known as metastases, are usually treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy, but the cancer often returns. A new study from MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital...

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On the Run: Continuous ECG Surveillance of Marathon Athletes

October 29, 2014 1:30 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

The condition of an athlete's heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race. The real-time monitoring was achieved by continuous electrocardiogram surveillance and data transfer over the public mobile phone network...

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New Technology Shows Promise for Delivery of Therapeutics to the Brain

October 29, 2014 12:29 pm | by Virginia Tech | Comments

A new technology that may assist in the treatment of brain cancer and other neurological diseases is the subject of an article in a recent issue of the journal Technology, published by World Scientific Publishing Company. According to the authors, the current medical use of chemotherapy...

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New Home Test Shakes Up Colon Cancer Screening

October 29, 2014 10:47 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool ...

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Diagnosing Prostate Cancer Quickly & Safely

October 29, 2014 10:36 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half ...

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Device Detects Prostate Cancer, Kidney Disease on the Spot

October 29, 2014 10:33 am | by Brigham Young University | Comments

When you flush the toilet, you may be discarding microscopic warning signs about your health. But a cunningly simple new device can stop that vital information from “going to waste.” Brigham Young University chemist Adam Woolley and ...  

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Google Working on Pill That Searches for Illnesses

October 29, 2014 10:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells...

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Germ-Killing Robots Help Protect Against Ebola

October 29, 2014 10:02 am | by True-D | Comments

Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and many other hospitals around the country are preparing for the possibility of an Ebola case and rehearsing strict procedures for personal protective equipment. In addition, many of these same hospitals...

Improving the Diagnosis of Heart Disease

October 29, 2014 9:50 am | by Purdue University | Comments

Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could help cardiologists improve the diagnosis of heart disease, which the World Health Organization listed as the leading cause of death in the world in 2012...

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Panasonic Introduces Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery

October 28, 2014 4:10 pm | by Panasonic Corporation | Comments

Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has developed a pin shaped Lithium Ion battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g. This battery is suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices...

Quantum Medical Concepts to Provide $100,000 in Startup Funding

October 28, 2014 4:04 pm | by Quantum Medical Concepts | Comments

Quantum Medical Concepts, a new partnership between the Michigan State Medical Society and Common Wealth Enterprises to provide early-stage funding for developing medical advances in Michigan, announced that it will make its first investment in Advanced Amputee Solutions...

New Surgical Device Improves Targeting of Radiation Therapy

October 28, 2014 3:57 pm | by Focal Therapeutics, Inc. | Comments

A new surgical device enables breast cancer patients to be treated with dramatically improved targeting (precision) of radiation when being treated for breast cancer. Findings were presented at the 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare...

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