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Video Game Technology Measures Movement in Muscular Dystrophy Patients

January 13, 2015 2:00 pm | Comments

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed a way to measure upper extremity movement in patients with muscular dystrophy using interactive video game technology. Their hope is to expand inclusion criteria for clinical trials...

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'NanoVelcro' Extracts and Analyzes Tumor Cells

January 13, 2015 1:52 pm | Comments

An international group led by scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute has developed a new method for effectively extracting and analyzing cancer cells circulating in patients’ blood. Circulating tumor cells are cancer cells that...

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Nanolaser Biosensor Could Detect Biomarkers of Cancer or Alzheimer's

January 13, 2015 11:53 am | Comments

A simple method to sense DNA, as well as potential biomarker proteins of cancer or other diseases such as Alzheimer’s, may soon be within reach – thanks to the work of a team of Yokohama National University researchers in Japan. As the team...

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Wearable Sensors Gather Lots of Data…Now to Make It Useful

January 13, 2015 11:27 am | Comments

It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? "We have a lot...

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Environmentally Friendly Cold Plasma Removes Resistant Norovirus

January 13, 2015 11:21 am | Comments

Treating surfaces with cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) may reduce the risk of transmitting norovirus, a contagious virus leading to stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea, according to a new study. The work, published this week in mBio...

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Glass Microbubbles Provide Low-Cost CD4+ T Cell Testing

January 13, 2015 11:07 am | Comments

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease represents a global health problem concern in the world especially in many areas of Africa. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), there were 24.7 million people...

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App Conducts Research on Breast Cancer and Alzheimer's While Your Phone Charges

January 13, 2015 10:45 am | Comments

Your smartphone is already great for sending email, checking sports scores and sharing photos of your lunch. Now it can help battle cancer, Alzheimer's and other diseases, thanks to a new app developed by Stanford scientists and Sony. The...

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Microfluidic Device Observes T Cell Interaction

January 13, 2015 10:02 am | Comments

The immune system is a complex network of many different cells working together to defend against invaders. Successfully fighting off an infection depends on the interactions between these cells. A new device developed by MIT engineers offers...

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Sepsis Pathogen Detection Without a Blood Culture

January 13, 2015 9:28 am | Comments

T2 Biosystems, a company developing innovative diagnostic products to improve patient health, today announced that results from its pivotal trial evaluating its lead products, the T2Candida Panel and the T2Dx Instrument were published online...

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Can Your Smartphone Help You Exercise?

January 13, 2015 9:20 am | Comments

Fitness applications (apps) use behavior change techniques (BCTs) to help users modify their physical activities, but which apps and which techniques are most effective? In a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers...

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Cognitive Training Game Provides Potential Alzheimer's Diagnostics

January 12, 2015 2:12 pm | Comments

Greek researchers demonstrated the potential of a virtual supermarket cognitive training game as a screening tool for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) among a sample of older adults. MCI is a condition that often predates Alzheimer's...

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New Tool Could Lead to Innovative Nanotechnology

January 12, 2015 12:09 pm | Comments

A new tool capable of carrying out simultaneous nano-sized measurements could soon lead to more innovative nanotech-based products and help boost the EU economy. Indeed the tool, developed by scientists cooperating through the EU-funded UNIVSEM...

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Top 10 Healthcare Technology Issues for 2015

January 12, 2015 12:01 pm | Comments

The latest healthcare technologies and care process innovations are pounding on hospital doors and looking through windows—and they want in. Will they actually improve patient care, or inflate hospital budgets for infrastructure, capital...

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Photos of the Day: Seeing Bones and Organs in Striking Detail

January 12, 2015 11:15 am | Comments

Computed Tomography (CT) scanners are often the first imaging technology many patients encounter when doctors suspect serious disease or injury. The machines use a narrow beam of X-rays processed by a computer to create slices of the...

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Implanted Stimulator Offers Potential Spinal Paralysis Rehabilitation

January 12, 2015 10:37 am | Comments

Even after complete spinal paralysis, the human spinal cord is able to trigger activity in the leg muscles using electrical pulses from an implanted stimulator. This has already been demonstrated in earlier studies conducted in Vienna. Now, as part...

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