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Study Helps Medical Education Leaders Navigate the New Regulatory and Financial Landscape

August 8, 2014 7:28 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical education leaders in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors are finding it challenging to navigate the current regulatory and financial landscape. These challenges - one affecting program content and delivery and the...

A*Star Scientists Make Breakthroughs in Ovarian Cancer Research

August 8, 2014 10:27 am | by Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI) | Comments

Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and the Bioinformatics Institute (BII) have found new clues to early detection and personalized treatment of ovarian cancer, currently one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose...

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Disposable Biosensor Allows Physicians to Determine Which Patients Can Be Safely Fed Following Surgery

August 8, 2014 10:01 am | by University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences | Comments

A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs...

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SyNAPSE Program Develops Advanced Brain-Inspired Chip

August 8, 2014 9:53 am | by DARPA | Comments

DARPA-funded researchers have developed one of the world’s largest and most complex computer chips ever produced — one whose architecture is inspired by the neuronal structure of the brain and requires only a fraction of the electrical power...

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Human Skin Cells Reprogrammed as Neurons Regrow in Rats with Spinal Cord Injuries

August 8, 2014 9:34 am | by Cell Press | Comments

While neurons normally fail to regenerate after spinal cord injuries, neurons formed from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that were grafted into rats with such injuries displayed remarkable growth throughout the length of the...

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New Sweat Sensors Will Sniff Out Fatigue, Stress, and Even Fear

August 8, 2014 9:17 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Sweat can be a smelly messenger, but one that also carries a trove of valuable information about how our bodies are feeling. Scientists at several labs are now trying to pick its lock with nanotechnology, including know-how transferred from...

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Discovery About Wound Healing Key to Understanding Cell Movement

August 8, 2014 9:01 am | by University of Waterloo | Comments

Research by a civil engineer from the University of Waterloo is helping shed light on the way wounds heal and may someday have implications for understanding how cancer spreads, as well as why certain birth defects occur. Professor Wayne...

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Professor Awarded $300K for Mobile Health Lab-on-Chip Technology

August 8, 2014 8:54 am | by University of California, San Diego | Comments

University of California, San Diego Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Shaya Fainman has been awarded $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop a portable device with a disposable cartridge “lab-on-chip” (CLOC)...

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FDA Clears PicoSure to Treat Acne Scars

August 8, 2014 8:46 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

With acne as the most common skin condition affecting more than 60 million Americans today, it is no surprise that 20 million people have severe enough acne to cause scarring (33 percent of sufferers). Cynosure, the leader in aesthetic lasers...

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Hospital Implants New Hybrid Cochlear Implant in Patient Who Lost High Frequency Hearing

August 7, 2014 5:09 pm | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center | Comments

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is the first in Cleveland to implant a new type of cochlear device for adults who have lost the high frequency range of their hearing, but have retained the low frequencies with or without a hearing...

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Researchers Develop Biomarker for Early Detection of Esophageal Cancer

August 7, 2014 5:06 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

A research team led by Allegheny Health Network surgical oncologist Blair Jobe, MD, has developed and validated a four-protein serum biomarker panel that holds significant promise for early detection of esophageal cancer, a relatively rare...

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Photos of the Day: Counterfeiting's Breathalyzer

August 7, 2014 4:45 pm | by University of Michigan | Comments

Terry Shyu, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, was demonstrating a new high-tech label for fighting drug counterfeiting. While the researchers don't envision movie stars on medicine bottles, but they...

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A Breath Reveals a Hidden Image in Anti-Counterfeit Labels

August 7, 2014 4:45 pm | by University of Michigan | Comments

An outline of Marilyn Monroe's iconic face appeared on the clear, plastic film when a researcher fogs it with her breath. Terry Shyu, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, was demonstrating a new high-tech...

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Scientists Use Lasers and Carbon Nanotubes to Look Inside Living Brains

August 7, 2014 4:24 pm | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford | Comments

A team of Stanford scientists has developed an entirely non-invasive technique that provides a view of blood flow in the brain. The tool could provide powerful insights into strokes and possibly Alzheimer's disease. Some of the most damaging...

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Growing Human GI Cells May Lead to Personalized Treatments

August 7, 2014 12:11 pm | by Washington University School of Medicine | Comments

A method of growing human cells from tissue removed from a patient's gastrointestinal (GI) tract eventually may help scientists develop tailor-made therapies for inflammatory bowel disease and other GI conditions. Reporting online recently...

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