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Space Robots Diagnose, Treat Breast Cancer

November 5, 2014 9:13 am | by NASA | Comments

We may not be driving flying cars to work yet, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to be excited about from technology advances related to the space age. Instead of zipping past traffic jams, International Space Station-derived robotic capabilities...

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Stryker Lawsuits Reach Resolution

November 4, 2014 4:05 pm | by Stryker | Comments

On November 3, 2014, a global settlement program involving Stryker's Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants was executed before and announced by Superior Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Bergen County, New Jersey. The settlement was finalized...

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Degradable Implants Means Fewer Surgeries

November 4, 2014 1:22 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Until now, in cases of bone fracture, doctors have used implants made of steel and titanium, which have to be removed after healing. To spare patients burdensome inter- ventions, researchers are working on a bone substitute that completely degrades in the body...

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Exploring Non-Injectable Drug Delivery Options for Ebola Vaccine

November 4, 2014 1:08 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | Comments

A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus, as reported this week in the online edition of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics...

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A Safer, More Reliable Oxygen-Delivery Device

November 4, 2014 11:15 am | by Wake Forest Innovations | Comments

A new oxygen-delivery device with the potential to replace an apparatus that has been standard medical equipment for more than 60 years has been invented by R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D., an oculoplastic surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center...

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Eliminating the Need for Breast Biopsies

November 4, 2014 10:23 am | by Seno Medical Instruments | Comments

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering the development of opto-acoustic technology as a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, announced that the use of the Seno Imagio breast imaging system and the associated predictive model...

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Thinking Outside the 3-D Printing Box

November 4, 2014 9:46 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

When an aspiring mechanical engineer on a budget wants a top-of-the-line guitar, what does he do? He makes it himself, of course. At age 13, Nathan Spielberg — now an MIT senior — began building his first guitar, a process that consumed...

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Lung Cancer Detected in the Blood Long Before Imaged

November 3, 2014 5:02 pm | by INSERM | Comments

A team of researchers from Inserm led by Paul Hofman has just made a significant advance in the area of early diagnosis of invasive cancers. In a study which has just been published in the journal PLOS ONE, the team shows that it is possible to detect...

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Step Towards Blood Test for Many Cancer Types

November 3, 2014 4:49 pm | by Cancer Research UK | Comments

Scientists have identified more than 800 markers in the blood of cancer patients that could help lead to a single blood test for early detection of many types of cancer in future, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute...

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Improving Confidence after Breast Cancer with 'Invisible Tattoos'

November 3, 2014 4:28 pm | by Cancer Research UK | Comments

Invisible tattoos could replace the permanent dark ink tattoos used to ensure that breast cancer patients having radiotherapy are treated in exactly the same spot during each session, according to results from a pilot study to be presented...

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Cancer Cells Leave 'Fingerprints' in Blood

November 3, 2014 4:15 pm | by Cancer Research UK | Comments

Newly-identified cancer cell fingerprints in the blood could one day help doctors diagnose a range of children's cancers faster and more accurately, according to research* presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference next week...

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Blood Test for Blindness

November 3, 2014 1:37 pm | by PATH | Comments

A new test will accelerate global progress toward eliminating onchocerciasis, a leading cause of preventable blindness in Africa. PATH, an international nonprofit health organization, announced the availability of the SD BIOLINE Onchocerciasis IgG4 rapid test...

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Reversing Time Improves Imaging of Cancerous Tissues

November 3, 2014 1:32 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

As a child, it was fascinating to put a flashlight up to our palms to see the light shine through the hand. Washington University in St. Louis engineers are using a similar idea to track movement inside the body's tissues to improve imaging of cancerous tissues...

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Membranes with Adjustable Holes Resemble Swiss Cheese

November 3, 2014 1:21 pm | by University of Twente | Comments

The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside: this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis. The ‘Swiss cheese’ structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and is now modified by...

Doctors Step into Patients' Shoes with New Wearable Tech

November 3, 2014 12:02 pm | by Royal Holloway, University of London | Comments

A pioneering piece of technology will allow users to experience the world through the eyes of a person with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease- which could revolutionize the way carers and medical staff treat people with the degenerative condition...

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