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Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic in a Fully Equipped 18-Wheeler

February 19, 2015 10:07 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | Comments

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Moncrief Cancer Institute and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center debuted the Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic – a custom-designed, $1.1 million, fully equipped 18-wheeler that can deliver follow-up...

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Self-Healing Hydrogel for Long-Term Drug Delivery

February 19, 2015 9:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs because they can be molded into specific shapes and designed to release their payload over a specified time period. However, current versions aren’t always practical because must be...

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Human Organs–on–Chips Nominated for Design of the Year 2015

February 19, 2015 9:19 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | Comments

The Wyss Institute's human organs–on–chips have been nominated for Design of the Year 2015 by the Design Museum in London and will be put on display as part of the museum's Designs of the Year 2015 Exhibition. The Designs of the Year Exhibition...

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Wearable 'Tricorder for Babies' Aims to Ease Parents' Minds

February 19, 2015 9:09 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

This wireless, wearable baby monitor was inspired by a father’s own experience. Chris Bruce, who co-founded Sproutling along with Mathew Spolin, remembers worrying about his own second daughter, now aged 4. She was quieter than Bruce and his wife’s first child, and it took the parents...

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'Nanodrones' Could Deliver Drugs to Prevent Heart Attacks

February 18, 2015 4:14 pm | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | Comments

Nanometer-sized "drones" that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at...

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High-Powered X-ray Watches Non-Addictive Painkillers Bind to Neuroreceptors

February 18, 2015 11:54 am | by University of Southern California | Comments

Using a newly developed X-ray source, scientists have revealed how a new type of pain-relievers works - bonding to the same neuroreceptors that morphine does, but without the accompanying physical dependence. "If you know how the binding physically works...

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3D Engineered Bone Marrow Makes Functioning Platelets

February 18, 2015 11:31 am | by Tufts University | Comments

A team led by researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering and the University of Pavia has reported development of the first three-dimensional tissue system that reproduces the complex structure and physiology of human bone marrow...

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Turning Smartphones into Personal, Real-Time Pollution Monitors

February 18, 2015 11:12 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

As urban residents know, air quality is a big deal. When local pollution levels go up, the associated health risks also increase, especially for children and seniors. But air pollution varies widely over the course of a day and by location...

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Smartphone Reader for Detecting Ebola

February 18, 2015 11:04 am | by Novarum DX | Comments

Novarum DX, the world’s leading mobile point of care technology company, specializing in creating smartphone apps for reading and sharing diagnostic test results, has announced it will demo a newly created app which reads a rapid, point...

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Catheter Coating Reverses a Common Hospital-Acquired Infection

February 18, 2015 10:55 am | by Jacquie Van Santen, Southern Health News | Comments

Up to 25 percent of patients have a urinary catheter inserted during their hospital stay, with many of them going on to develop urinary tract infections associated with the use of the catheter. It’s not surprising really, because... 

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Advancements in Artificial Pancreas Technology

February 18, 2015 9:30 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic plc is advancing the development and commercialization of artificial pancreas technology with new research demonstrating progress toward future innovations and new systems coming to market. The first clinical study results on...

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A Breakthrough in Nanotoxicology by INRS Researchers

February 18, 2015 9:22 am | by Stéphanie Thibault, INRS | Comments

Whereas resistance to antibiotics complicates certain treatments, antimicrobial silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are gaining popularity for medical use. These particles are toxic for certain bacteria, but what about for humans? Researchers...

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Ultrasound Technology Burns Fat

February 18, 2015 9:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Syneron Medical Ltd. a global leader in the aesthetic medical device marketplace, launched a national advertising campaign on February 12, 2015 that promises to help achieve a "flatter tummy without the torture." The multi-channel campaign...

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'Google Lens' to Improve Surgery and New Doctor Training

February 17, 2015 3:23 pm | by Wichita State University | Comments

Wichita State University professors Jibo He and Barbara Chaparro continue to find ways to be creative and innovative -- this time inventing a device that could have positive ramifications in the medical field and beyond... 

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New Gadgets Could Help Monitor Chronic Conditions

February 17, 2015 3:01 pm | by University of Michigan | Comments

Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing small devices with new technologies for patients to monitor their chronic conditions, particularly the elderly and those in underserved populations. Professor David Burke describes... 

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