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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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3D Tissue Engineering with Multicellular Building Blocks

February 17, 2015 2:05 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | Comments

In creating engineered tissues intended to repair or regenerate damaged or diseased human tissues, the goal is to build three-dimensional tissue constructs densely packed with living cells. The Bio-P3, an innovative instrument able to pick...

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Breathalyzer for Lung Cancer Screening

February 17, 2015 2:02 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Researchers from Chongqing University in China have developed a high sensitive fluorescence-based sensor device that can rapidly identify cancer related volatile organic compounds -- biomarkers found exclusively in the exhaled breath...

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A Watch that Keeps You Awake

February 17, 2015 11:58 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Fitness bands are intended to keep people moving, but what about an application for more sedate times? Spark, a smartwatch currently being funded on Kickstarter, gently vibrates using a 12V vibration motor if its suite of motion trackers...

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Blinking Your Way to Better Vision

February 17, 2015 10:37 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

This week, a new prototype of a telescoping contact lens was announced by Switzerland’s Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and DARPA. It magnifies 2.8 times on command, effectively zooming in. Worn in pairs on a smart glasses frame...

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Taking Technology from the Lab to the Patient

February 17, 2015 10:28 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

After finishing his PhD in molecular genetics in the late 1990s, Daniel Anderson found himself conflicted about what to do next: He enjoyed science, but wanted to find a way to have a direct impact on human health. He considered...

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