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Fighting Cancer with Lasers and Nanoballoons that Pop

April 3, 2014 12:24 pm | by University at Buffalo | Comments

Chemotherapeutic drugs excel at fighting cancer, but they're not so efficient at getting where they need to go. They often interact with blood, bone marrow and other healthy bodily systems. This dilutes the drugs and causes unwanted side...

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NIST's Simple Microfluidic Devices Now Have Valves

April 3, 2014 12:22 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added yet another innovation — miniature valves — to their ever-growing collection of inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture and highly efficient microfluidic devices...

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Team Identifies Novel Biomarker for Head and Neck Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

April 3, 2014 12:14 pm | by Scripps Research Institute | Comments

A team led by a scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a new biomarker linked to better outcomes of patients with head and neck cancers and non-small cell lung cancer. The work could help...

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An Ultrathin Collagen Matrix Biomaterial Tool for 3D Microtissue Engineering

April 3, 2014 12:12 pm | by World Scientific | Comments

A novel ultrathin collagen matrix assembly allows for the unprecedented maintenance of liver cell morphology and function in a microscale "organ-on-a-chip" device that is one example of 3D microtissue engineering. A team of researchers from...

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Tiny Power Generator Runs on Spit

April 3, 2014 12:03 pm | by Penn State | Comments

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers. Bruce E. Logan, Evan Pugh Professor and Kappe Professor of...   

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Research Studies Highlight Advantages and Potential of Computer-Guided Spinal Surgery

April 3, 2014 11:37 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Comments

In a series of research studies, Cedars-Sinai spinal surgeons show that a new method of computer-guided spine surgery is beneficial for spinal reconstruction and for treating complex tumors and degenerative spine problems, resulting in fewer...

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Nanoparticles Cause Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

April 3, 2014 11:32 am | by Lund University | Comments

Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumour cells to 'self-destruct' sounds like science fiction, but could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. "The clever thing about the...

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Photos of the Day: A Painting Prosthetic

April 3, 2014 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shah Bibi, a 7-year-old Afghani who lost her arm after picking up a grenade received a new prosthetic arm at Shriners Hospital for Children and will be heading back home to her family on April 8, though she will return to Southern California...

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Afghan Girl Who Lost Arm Paints with Prosthetic

April 3, 2014 11:24 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | Comments

The doctors and therapists who worked with a little girl from Afghanistan knew the prosthetic arm they gave her would change her life. What they didn't anticipate was that within weeks of strapping on her new limb, 7-year-old Shah Bibi Tarakhail...

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iHear Medical Shatters Crowdfunding Goal with Innovative Web-Enabled Hearing Aid

April 3, 2014 9:58 am | by iHear Medical | Comments

iHear Medical today announced that it has shattered its Indiegogo crowdfunding goal three-fold with over 900 backers pre-ordering the world's first Web-enabled hearing aid. iHear products are available directly to consumers and can be ordered...

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Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System to Be Featured at 36th Annual Charing Cross International Symposium

April 3, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in Intravascular Robotics, today announced it will exhibit its Magellan™ Robotic System at the 36th Annual Charing Cross International Symposium (CX 2014) from April 5 - 8 at Grand Hall Olympia in London...

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PeriRx LLC's Breakthrough Salivary Test to Aid in the Fight Against Oral Cancer

April 3, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

PeriRx LLC, a premier developer of breakthrough, non-invasive, oral diagnostic technology recently announced that it will be introducing the world's most clinically advanced and scientifically validated molecular DNA biomarker test for oral...

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First Patients Implanted with ICDs in BIOTRONIK ProMRI Study

April 3, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced today that the first patients across the United States have received implants of the new Iforia implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Implants occurred...

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Google Glass May Help Government Reduce $30b In Annual Health Care Expenses, While Saving Lives

April 2, 2014 8:38 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the total annual cost of fall injuries for older Americans is estimated to be $30 billion. By 2020, the annual direct and indirect cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $54.9...

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Speechvive Completes Funding to Move Speech Aid for Parkinson's Patients to the Public

April 2, 2014 12:24 pm | by Research Park News | Comments

SpeechVive Inc. announced Wednesday (April 2) the completion of nearly $700,000 in funding to move a speech aid innovation for people with Parkinson's disease to the public.Ambassador Enterprises, an Indiana-based for-profit philanthropic...

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