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Tool Helps Guide Brain Cancer Surgery

July 7, 2014 10:06 am | by Elizabeth K. Gardner, Purdue | Comments

A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study. The Purdue-designed tool sprays a microscopic stream...

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Photos of the Day: Take a Look at the Future of Brain Imaging

July 7, 2014 9:57 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Three decades ago, engineers at GE research labs in Niskayuna, NY, built one of the first magnetic resonance machines and peered inside a colleague’s head. The result was the world’s first MRI image of the human brain. “This was an exciting...

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Size Matters In Capsule Endoscopy

July 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Coto Technology | Comments

No longer must men and women choose between the discomfort and humility of the physician's endoscope or risk the dangers of poor colorectal health. Advances in medical diagnostics and electronic miniaturization have led to the development...

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Noninvasive Advanced Image Analysis Could Lead to Better Patient Care

July 7, 2014 9:00 am | by The Translational Genomics Research Institute | Comments

Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked, using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a study published today by the journal PLOS ONE. Genetic...

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UTSA Research May Help Prevent Eye Injuries Among Soldiers

July 7, 2014 8:56 am | by K.C. Gonzalez, UTSA | Comments

Researchers at UTSA are discovering that the current protective eyewear used by our U.S. armed forces might not be adequate to protect soldiers exposed to explosive blasts. According to a recent study, ocular injuries now account for 13...

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80% of Smartphone Users Interested in Interacting with Healthcare Providers via Device

July 2, 2014 3:53 pm | by FICO | Comments

A global survey by FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, has revealed that 80 percent of people would like the option to use their smartphones to interact with healthcare providers. These organizations...

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Tiny Submarines Make Cell Delivery

July 2, 2014 3:44 pm | by Marie Guma-Diaz, University of Miami | Comments

With the need for very small devices in therapeutic applications continuing to grow, demand for the development of nanoparticles that can transport and deliver drugs to target cells in the human body is reaching new heights. Recently, a team...

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Seeing Your True Colors: Standards for Hyperspectral Imaging

July 2, 2014 3:35 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Today, doctors who really want to see if a wound is healing have to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that, besides injuring an already injured patient, can really only offer information about a small area. But a technology called...

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Researchers Regrow Corneas from an Adult Human Stem Cell

July 2, 2014 3:17 pm | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | Comments

Boston researchers have identified a way to enhance regrowth of human corneal tissue to restore vision, using a molecule known as ABCB5 that acts as a marker for hard-to-find limbal stem cells. This work, a collaboration between the...   

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Implantable Ring Shows Promise for HIV Prevention

July 2, 2014 3:05 pm | by American Society for Microbiology | Comments

A novel intravaginal ring implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets, or pods, demonstrated sustained and controlled drug release and safety over 28 days, according to a paper published ahead of print in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy...

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Scientists Discover Teeth Protein Promises Bone Regeneration

July 2, 2014 2:57 pm | by Queen Mary, University of London | Comments

Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London. Normally found in the formation...

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Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Material Could Aid Reconstructive Surgery

July 2, 2014 2:50 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Squid tentacles are loaded with hundreds of suction cups, or suckers, and each sucker has a ring of razor-sharp “teeth” that help these mighty predators latch onto and take down prey. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers...

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Bioelectronics Could Lead to a New Class of Medicine

July 2, 2014 2:44 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Imagine having tiny electronics implanted somewhere in your body that can regulate nerve signals and make symptoms of various disorders go away. That’s the vision of the field of bioelectronic medicine — the emerging discipline that has made...

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Scientists Withdraw Claim About Making Stem Cells

July 2, 2014 11:29 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | Comments

Scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to "extensive" errors in the research. In two papers published in January in the journal Nature, the Japanese...

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Unapproved Device Buys Time for New Pair of Lungs

July 2, 2014 11:18 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs. But the device has not been approved...

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