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Simple Method to Create Complex Emulsions for Sensors and Drug Delivery

February 26, 2015 8:39 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

MIT researchers have devised a new way to make complex liquid mixtures, known as emulsions, that could have many applications in drug delivery, sensing, cleaning up pollutants, and performing chemical reactions. Many drugs, vaccines, cosmetics...

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Shining New Light on Vascular Diseases in Diabetics

February 25, 2015 3:15 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is caused by narrowing of the arteries as a result of plaque buildup. The plaque accumulation...

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Bar-Ilan University Neuroscientists Change the Way We Think

February 25, 2015 3:10 pm | by Bar-Ilan University | Comments

Does your mind wander when performing monotonous, repetitive tasks? Of course! But daydreaming involves more than just beating back boredom. In fact, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

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Using Graphene to Neutralize Cancer

February 25, 2015 2:59 pm | by University of Manchester | Comments

University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralize cancer stem cells while not harming other cells. This new development opens up the possibility of preventing or treating a broad range of cancers, using non...

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Hospital Execs Have Data Security, But Don’t Know Which Brand

February 25, 2015 2:29 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Confidentiality and online security are hot topics everywhere, including in hospitals. The 2015 Healthcare Technology Purchasing report from peer60 reported that over 24 percent of hospitals plan to purchase data security technology in...

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Custom Contact Lenses for Growing Eye Slows Myopia Progression

February 25, 2015 1:56 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

A technique called orthokeratology ("Ortho-K")--using custom-made contact lenses to shape the growing eye--has a significant effect in slowing the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to a research review in...

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Twitter Could Bring Better Understanding of Vaccine Refusal Patterns

February 25, 2015 1:44 pm | by George Washington University | Comments

A team of researchers has developed a new way to understand vaccine refusal by drawing upon an unlikely resource: Twitter. “People really do tweet about everything, and conversations about vaccines are no exception,” said David Broniatowski...

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Design Helps People Sit In and Stand Out of Wheelchairs

February 25, 2015 10:39 am | by Purdue University | Comments

Medical device manufacturers can license, develop and manufacture a Purdue University design that incorporates an electric seat lift and integrated walker that could help users more easily sit into and get out of a traditional wheelchair...

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Zinc Test Could Help Diagnose Breast Cancer Early

February 25, 2015 10:29 am | by University of Oxford | Comments

A team, led by Oxford University scientists, took techniques normally used to analyze trace metal isotopes for studying climate change and planetary formation and applied them to how the human body processes metals. In a world-first the...

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Audio Waveform Technology Transforms Smartphones into Medical Devices

February 25, 2015 10:25 am | by Lionsgate Technologies (LGTmedical) | Comments

LionsGate Technologies, Inc. (LGTmedical), a privately-held medical device company, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent for its pulse oximetry technology based on the Kenek Core proprietary...

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Flexible Nanosensors for Wearable Devices

February 25, 2015 10:18 am | by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | Comments

A new method developed at the Institute of Optoelectronics Systems and Microtechnology (ISOM) from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) will enable the fabrication of optical nanosensors capable of...

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Scientists Grow Leg Muscle from Cells in a Dish

February 25, 2015 10:10 am | by EMBO | Comments

A team of researchers from Italy, Israel and the United Kingdom has succeeded in generating mature, functional skeletal muscles in mice using a new approach for tissue engineering. The scientists grew a leg muscle starting from engineered...

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New App Helps Patients with Chronic Pain Safely Monitor Opioid Use

February 25, 2015 9:49 am | by University Health Network (UHN) | Comments

A new, first-of-its-kind app has launched to help patients suffering from chronic pain track their opioid use and measure pain levels to assist with the safe use of opioids. The My Opioid Manager (MyOM) app, developed at Toronto Rehab...

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Skin Test May Shed New Light on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

February 25, 2015 9:17 am | by American Academy of Neurology (AAN) | Comments

Scientists have discovered a skin test that may shed new light on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a study released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C...

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Nanotechnology Enhances Medications for Breast Cancer Treatment

February 25, 2015 9:12 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

In greater than 90 percent of cases in which treatment for metastatic cancer fails, the reason is that the cancer is resistant to the drugs being used. To treat drug-resistant tumors, doctors typically use multiple drugs simultaneously, a...

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