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Our Skeleton Is a Lot Like Our Brain

April 17, 2015 9:34 am | by Monash University | Comments

Researchers from Monash University and St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne have used mathematical modeling combined with advanced imaging technology to calculate, for the first time, the number and connectivity of the osteocyte...

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Newly Discovered Stem Cells are Easier to Manipulate

April 17, 2015 9:31 am | by University of Missouri - Columbia | Comments

Pre-eclampsia is a disease that affects 5 to 8 percent of pregnancies in America. Complications from this disease can lead to emergency cesarean sections early in pregnancies to save the lives of the infants and mothers. Scientists believe...

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More Versatile, Sensitive Optical Resonance-Based Biosensors

April 17, 2015 9:27 am | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | Comments

Abián Bentor Socorro-Leránoz, a telecommunications engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has designed in his PhD thesis optical resonance-based biosensors for use in medical applications like, for example, the detecting of...

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Brain Stimulation Boosts Creativity and May Treat Depression

April 17, 2015 9:02 am | by University of North Carolina Health Care | Comments

A UNC School of Medicine study has provided the first direct evidence that a low dose of electric current can enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity by an average of 7.4 percent in healthy adults, according to a common, well-validated...

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Leveraging Wi-Fi and Mobile Health in Combat Operations Settings

April 17, 2015 8:53 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

Imagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now, this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine...

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Diagnosing Disease Through Dental Plaque

April 16, 2015 2:44 pm | by University of Toronto - Faculty of Dentistry | Comments

Scraped from the gums, teeth and tongue in the form of plaque, the researchers behind Canada's first plaque bank are betting that the bacterial content of plaque will open up a new frontier of medicine. By collecting and analyzing plaque samples...

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Electronic Micropump Delivers Treatments Deep Within the Brain

April 16, 2015 2:32 pm | by INSERM | Comments

Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot be used in practice. Typically, for a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. For this...

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Evaluating Balance in Glaucoma Patients with Virtual Reality

April 16, 2015 12:16 pm | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | Comments

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma. To investigate this problem, a multidisciplinary group of researchers has become the first...

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New Muscle Regeneration Approach Eliminates Need for Donor Tissue

April 16, 2015 11:58 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | Comments

Loss of muscle volume is a common and often debilitating outcome of traumatic orthopedic injury, resulting in muscle weakness and suboptimal limb function. A new therapeutic approach in which small pieces of autologous muscle can be expanded...

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Study to Demonstrate Value of PET Scans in Alzheimer's Diagnosis

April 16, 2015 11:24 am | by Alzheimer's Association | Comments

A new four-year research study, with an estimated budget of $100 million, was announced today by the Alzheimer's Association and the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Imaging Dementia - Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study will...

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Analyzing Medical Data via Your Smartphone

April 16, 2015 11:04 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Your smartphone could be a valuable tool for medical research — and for treating a variety of ailments. IBM wants to use the power of its Watson computing system — which famously won TV's "Jeopardy" a few years back — to analyze mountains...

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3D Printed Heart Model Helps Toddler to Breathe Easier

April 16, 2015 10:39 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

3D Systems has announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, who used a full-color 3D printed...

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Cold Plasma Device Used In World's First Surgical Procedure To Kill Cancer Tumor Cells

April 16, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A surgical team coordinated by the US Medical Innovations, LLC (USMI) family of companies, completed the world's first clinical procedure using cold plasma for the selective killing of cancerous tissue at Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Baton...

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Understanding How Complex Carbon Nanostructures Form

April 16, 2015 9:26 am | by University of Missouri | Comments

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are microscopic tubular structures that engineers “grow” through a process conducted in a high-temperature furnace. The forces that create the CNT structures known as “forests” often are unpredictable and are mostly...

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Breath Test Could Predict and Diagnose Stomach Cancer

April 15, 2015 3:59 pm | by BMJ-British Medical Journal | Comments

A new type of technology that senses minute changes in the levels of particular compounds in exhaled breath, accurately identifies high risk changes which herald the development of stomach cancer, reveals research published online in the journal...

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