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Immune System-in-a-Dish Offers Hope for "Bubble Boy" Disease

March 13, 2015 9:47 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | Comments

For infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), something as simple as a common cold or ear infection can be fatal. Born with an incomplete immune system, kids who have SCID–also known as “bubble boy” or “bubble baby” disease...

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Optogenetics, Without the Genetics

March 13, 2015 9:39 am | by University of Chicago Medical Center | Comments

Light can be used to activate normal, non-genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles, report scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The new technique, described...

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Testing Intenstinal Gas with Encapsulated Sensors, In Vitro Fermentation

March 13, 2015 9:35 am | by Cell Press | Comments

Microbes in the human body are estimated to outnumber human cells by 10 to 1, yet research on how they affect health is still in its infancy. A perspective article published by Cell Press on March 12th in Trends in Biotechnology presents evidence...

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First Engineering-Based College of Medicine

March 13, 2015 9:30 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Partners in a first-of-its-kind medical college on the University of Illinois’s Urbana-Champaign campus are advancing to the next phase of development, having completed a key administrative step today. The University of Illinois Board of...

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Army Researching Uniforms That Automatically Decontaminate

March 13, 2015 9:16 am | by C. Todd Lopez | Comments

One day, Soldiers may wear uniforms and chemical protective suits that decontaminate themselves and are cool enough to wear for extended periods. Researchers, such as chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, at the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological...

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Subway Navigation for the Blind

March 12, 2015 4:33 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

A new technology could help the blind navigate around busy subway stations. Wayfindr, which so far has been rolled out in one London Underground station, uses an app and Bluetooth technology to serve as a GPS for the underground commuter...

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Fault-Tolerance for Systems-on-a-Chip

March 12, 2015 11:15 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

Systems-on-a-chip for extremely critical applications would use 28 percent less energy and 48 percent less chip area while offering nine times lower hardware failure rate, if designed with the completely novel Desyre architecture. This would...

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Implantable Defibrillators Help Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients Live Longer

March 12, 2015 10:57 am | by The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) | Comments

Newly published research led by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) and Tufts Medical Center in Boston shows that implantable defibrillators (ICDs), along with other modern treatments, have reduced mortality rates and are helping...

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Diagnostic Test Determines HIV Drug Resistance

March 12, 2015 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Population Genetics Technologies Ltd (PGT), a leading developer of diagnostic tests based on unique proprietary technology that greatly enhances the sensitivity of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), today announced a scientific agreement with...

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High Resolution Skin Imaging Solution Integrates Nikon Camera

March 12, 2015 10:42 am | by DermSpectra | Comments

DermSpectra announced today an OEM relationship with Nikon Inc., whereby the state-of-the-art medical device company will be integrating the high resolution Nikon D810 camera along with NIKKOR optics into the DermSpectra Total Body Digital...

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Durable Antimicrobial Protection to Healthcare and Household Bed Linens

March 12, 2015 10:04 am | by PurThread Technologies, Inc. | Comments

PurThread Technologies, Inc., maker of next generation antimicrobial fibers and yarns, announces a partnership with Beacon Linens to provide antimicrobial and anti-odor protection to the North Carolina-based developer and manufacturer of Simple-Fit...

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Turning Simple Gadgets into Life-Saving Devices

March 12, 2015 9:57 am | by University of California - San Francisco | Comments

Mozzi Etemadi, PhD, is a medical student and bioengineer who works on repurposing existing technology to improve health. Mozzi worked with Larry Rand, MD, to develop the Smart Diaphragm, a device to detect early signs of preterm birth, which...

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Developers Neglect Privacy and Security in Health Apps

March 12, 2015 9:47 am | by Plataforma SINC | Comments

Telemedicine researchers at the University of Valladolid have proposed a series of recommendations to programmers to improve the security of health applications on mobile devices. According to these specialists, it is a rapidly growing area...

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A New 'Angle' on X-ray Measurements

March 12, 2015 9:31 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Criminal justice, cosmology and computer manufacturing may not look to have much in common, but these and many other disparate fields all depend on sensitive measurements of X-rays. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and...

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Telemedicine Allows First Remote Acute Stroke Trial

March 12, 2015 9:21 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | Comments

For the first time in the world, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial. The research was published in a recent...

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