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Mapping the Brain of an Extrovert

February 26, 2015 | by Brown University | Comments

Everyday experience and psychological studies alike tell us that there are two different types of extroverts: The gregarious "people-persons" who find reward in sharing affection and affiliation with others, and the ambitious "go-getters" who...

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Screening for Diabetes at Dental Visits Using Oral Blood

February 27, 2015 9:21 am | by New York University | Comments

It is estimated that 8.1 million of the 29.1 million Americans living with diabetes are undiagnosed and many who have diabetes have poor glycemic control. Given that each year many Americans visit a dental provider but not a primary care...

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FDA Approves Allergan’s Round Gel-Filled Breast Implants

February 27, 2015 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Allergan, Inc. today announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market NATRELLE INSPIRA round gel-filled smooth breast implants. The NATRELLE INSPIRA line is different from other...

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A New Ultrasensitive Test for Peanut Allergies

February 27, 2015 9:06 am | by University of Connecticut | Comments

Current peanut allergy tests are not very reliable when it comes to diagnosing the severity of an individual's allergic reaction, which can range from hives to life-threatening anaphylactic shock. With an estimated three million people...

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Urine Test Predicts Heart Failure Patients’ Risk of Kidney Injury

February 27, 2015 9:00 am | by American Society of Nephrology | Comments

Levels of a protein in the urine may help clinicians predict which patients with acute heart failure are at increased risk of developing kidney injury during hospitalization, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal...

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Using Blood Samples Instead of Tumor Biopsies for Lung Cancer Patients

February 26, 2015 4:31 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

A study examined the feasibility of using circulating free DNA (cfDNA) from blood samples of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer as a surrogate for tumor biopsies to determine tumor-causing epidermal growth factor receptor...

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Infographic: 7 Teen Inventors Who Are Changing the World

February 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, ECN, @Kcpanetta and Larry Corby, Digital Artist | Comments

As we move through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly without the formal training, creating incredible things and making large steps in the medical, consumer, and engineering fields. We've pulled together...

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Johnson and Johnson Hip Suit Limps On

February 26, 2015 3:47 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

After paying $2.5 billion in 2013 to settle lawsuits resulting from faulty hip implants, medical giant Johnson & Johnson will pay up to $420 million more to resolve lawsuits that were excluded from the 2013 settlement, according to...

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Using Optical Stimulation to Control Pain

February 26, 2015 10:47 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A new study by a University of Texas at Arlington physics team in collaboration with bioengineering and psychology researchers shows for the first time how a small area of the brain can be optically stimulated to control pain. Samarendra Mohanty...

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3D Bioabsorbable Implant Tracks Breast Cancer Tumor Site

February 26, 2015 10:27 am | by Noble Hospital | Comments

A Noble Hospital breast surgeon’s work with a new device that improves treatment of breast cancers will be featured later this month at a prestigious international medical conference. Steven Schonholz, MD, FACS, will present a scientific...

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Football Helmet Add-ons May Not Reduce Concussion Risk in Athletes

February 26, 2015 8:44 am | by American Academy of Neurology (AAN) | Comments

Football helmet add-ons such as outer soft-shell layers, spray treatments, helmet pads and fiber sheets may not significantly help lower the risk of concussions in athletes, according to a study released today that will be presented at...

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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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