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Telecare Intervention Improves Chronic Pain

July 16, 2014 10:53 am | by JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association | Comments

A telephone-delivered intervention, which included automated symptom monitoring, produced clinically meaningful improvements in chronic musculoskeletal pain compared to usual care, according to a study in the July 16 issue of JAMA. Pain is...

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Self-Assembling Nanoparticle Could Improve MRI Scanning for Cancer Diagnosis

July 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Imperial College London | Comments

Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumors, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier. The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance...

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UPS Makes Enhancements to Support Medical Device Industry

July 16, 2014 10:09 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

UPS has announced it has developed a healthcare-compliant network of Field Stocking Locations (FSLs) to reduce delivery time of medical device shipments and enhance inventory visibility. FSLs are strategically-located facilities designed to...

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New Eyeglass Lens Helps Our Eyes Keep Up with Our Digital Lives

July 16, 2014 10:01 am | by ZEISS Vision Care | Comments

More than any other generation, Millennials born in the 80s and 90s love their smartphones and tablet computers – but their eyes don’t. These mobile devices demand a type of vision that humans have never needed before, and the eye has not...

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Transplantation of New Brain Cells Reverses Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Disease Model

July 16, 2014 9:48 am | by Gladstone Institutes | Comments

A new study from the Gladstone Institutes has revealed a way to alleviate the learning and memory deficits caused by apoE4, the most important genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, improving cognition to normal levels in aged mice...

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New Knowledge About the Brain's Effective Bouncer

July 16, 2014 9:45 am | by University of Copenhagen – The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences | Comments

Research from the University of Copenhagen is shedding new light on the brain's complicated barrier tissue. The blood-brain barrier is an effective barrier which protects the brain, but which at the same time makes it difficult to treat...

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Improving Tumor Radiation Therapy: When Basic Ions Break DNA Down

July 16, 2014 9:34 am | by Springer Science+Business Media | Comments

Scientists now have a better understanding of how short DNA strands decompose in microseconds. A European team found new fragmentation pathways that occur universally when DNA strands are exposed to metal ions from a family of alkaline and...

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Development of an Automatic System for Translating Biomedical Patents in Real Time

July 16, 2014 9:31 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) | Comments

The Center for Language and Speech Technologies and Applications (TALP) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), a member of CIT UPC, has developed the prototype of an automatic translation system for patents in the...

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Virtual Humans Inspire Patients to Open Up

July 16, 2014 9:22 am | by USC | Comments

A new USC study suggests that patients are more willing to disclose personal information to virtual humans than actual ones, in large part because computers lack the proclivity to look down on people the way another human might. The research...

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Diagnostics Using Bubble Wrap as Sheet of Tiny Test Tubes

July 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Analytical Chemistry | Comments

Popping the blisters on the bubble wrap might be the most enjoyable thing about moving. But now, scientists propose a more productive way to reuse the popular packing material — as a sheet of small, test tube-like containers for medical and...

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Covidien Makes Liver Tumor Ablation More Predictable

July 16, 2014 9:01 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Overcoming a significant roadblock to predictable ablation of soft tissue, Covidien plc has unveiled an advanced ablation system that offers physicians predictable results regardless of the target location or tissue type. The Emprint Ablation...

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New Skin Gel Fights Breast Cancer Without Blood Clot Risk

July 15, 2014 3:23 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

A gel form of tamoxifen applied to the breasts of women with noninvasive breast cancer reduced the growth of cancer cells to the same degree as the drug taken in oral form but with fewer side effects that deter some women from taking it...

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First Billion Dollar Quarter for Healthcare IT Sector: VC Funding Doubled over Q1

July 15, 2014 2:02 pm | by Mercom Capital Group | Comments

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, today released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) sector for the second quarter of 2014...

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Biodetection Technology Could Screen for Emerging Viral Diseases

July 15, 2014 1:51 pm | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

A microbe detection array technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists could provide a new rapid method for public health authorities to conduct surveillance for emerging viral diseases. This possible use of the...

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Portable Devices Could Be Cause of Skin Rash

July 15, 2014 10:25 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic...

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