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Stem Cells that Prevent Birth Defect Also Repair Facial Injury

April 23, 2015 2:50 pm | by University of Southern California | Comments

Researchers have pinpointed a primary cause of a rare skull disorder in infants, and the discovery could help wounded soldiers, car-wreck victims and other patients recover from disfiguring facial injuries. "This has a lot more implication than...

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Making Waves with Tele-Robotic Ultrasound

April 23, 2015 2:36 pm | by Mount Sinai Health System | Comments

A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in Chicago. The pioneering study is a research collaboration...

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Orthotic Tech Helps Military Working Dog Walk Again

April 23, 2015 2:19 pm | by Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis, 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs | Comments

Army Maj. Andrea Henderson, the veterinarian at the Department of Defense Holland Military Working Dog (MWD) Hospital here, first started treating SStash last October. A degenerative disease had led to one of SStash's hind legs needing surgery...

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Nanotech-Enabled Moisturizer Speeds Healing of Diabetic Skin Wounds

April 23, 2015 11:01 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

A new high-tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, Northwestern University researchers report. Scientist and dermatologist Amy S. Paller and chemist Chad...

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Round-the-Clock Glucose Control for Pregnant Diabetic Women

April 23, 2015 10:46 am | by University of Leeds | Comments

Achieving better glucose control in pregnant women with diabetes by using continuous glucose monitoring may help them give birth to healthier children, new research from the University of Leeds says. Up to 50% of babies born to women with...

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How a Computer Can Help Your Doctor Better Diagnose Cancer

April 23, 2015 10:40 am | by Adam Conner-Simons, CSAIL | Comments

Correctly diagnosing a person with cancer — and identifying the specific type of cancer — makes all the difference in successfully treating a patient. Today your doctor might draw from a dozen or so similar cases and a big book of guidelines...

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Creating the Sensation of Invisibility

April 23, 2015 10:37 am | by Karolinska Institutet | Comments

The power of invisibility has long fascinated man and inspired the works of many great authors and philosophers. In a study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, a team of neuroscientists now reports a perceptual illusion of having an invisible body...

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Two of the World’s Leading Regenerative Medicine Institutes Join Forces

April 23, 2015 10:23 am | by Monash University | Comments

Australia’s regenerative medicine research efforts are set to strengthen as a result of a new partnership between Monash University and a leading US biomedical research institution. The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash...

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FDA Holds Public Meeting on Postmarket Risk for Medical Devices

April 23, 2015 10:06 am | by AAMI | Comments

How can the medical device industry best manage risk when it comes to products that are already on the market and in use in hospitals and other healthcare facilities? That was the focus of a public workshop Tuesday organized and hosted by the...

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A Recipe for Long-Lasting Livers

April 23, 2015 10:03 am | by RIKEN | Comments

People waiting for organ transplants may soon have higher hopes of getting the help that they need in time. Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology have developed a new technique that extends the time that donor organs last...

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Quick, Easy-to-Use Ketosis Breath Test Will Benefit Diabetics

April 23, 2015 9:56 am | by Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) | Comments

VTT has developed a quick, easy-to-use ketosis test for consumers that can detect acetone on exhaled breath. The test will benefit diabetics and dieters in particular, but it can easily be adapted to other uses as well, such as the detection...

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Nanoparticle Drug Reverses Parkinson’s-Like Symptoms

April 23, 2015 9:45 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

As baby boomers age, the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease is expected to increase. Patients who develop this disease usually start experiencing symptoms around age 60 or older. Currently, there’s no cure, but scientists are...

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Cancer Scan Could Remove Need for Radiotherapy for Cured Patients

April 23, 2015 9:37 am | by University of Manchester | Comments

A UK National Cancer Research Institute trial led from the University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust has suggested that in patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma the late effects of radiotherapy could be reduced by...

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Engineering More Natural and Durable Replacement Heart Valves

April 23, 2015 9:30 am | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Comments

With a $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will analyze how mechanical forces and cellular growth factors affect the growth and development of human heart valves...

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Drug-Eluting Implant Determines Personalized Cancer Treatment

April 22, 2015 4:04 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

More than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a particular patient is an inexact science at best. A new device developed at MIT may change that. The implantable device, about the size of the grain...

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