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Engineering a Smarter Stride

April 15, 2015 3:27 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | Comments

If you asked Ivonna Dumanyan just five years ago where she’d be today, starting a running tech company at Duke University would never have crossed her mind. But thanks to a lot of hard work and the entrepreneurial resources provided across...

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'4D' Lung Cancer Model Mimics Tumor Progression

April 15, 2015 3:21 pm | by Houston Methodist | Comments

Without good models to study cancer metastasis -- the spread of cancer cells from one organ to another -- cancer researchers have struggled to understand tumor progression fully, and new therapies targeting the main causes of death are slow...

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Novel Nanoparticles Could Save Soldiers' Lives After Explosions

April 15, 2015 11:15 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Soldiers who suffer internal trauma from explosions might one day benefit from a new treatment now under development. Researchers report in the journal ACS Macro Letters that injecting a certain type of nanoparticle helped reduce lung damage...

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Medtronic's 'Brain Pacemaker' to Advance Brain Research

April 15, 2015 10:58 am | by University of Washington | Comments

Essential tremor, a nervous system disorder that causes a rhythmic shaking in the hands, affects an estimated 10 million Americans and millions more worldwide. Deep brain stimulation, essentially a pacemaker for the brain, has been approved...

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New Biomarker for Uterine Cancer Discovered

April 15, 2015 10:50 am | by Uppsala University | Comments

Researchers at Uppsala University have, together with researchers from Turku and Bergen, discovered a new biomarker which makes it possible to identify women with uterine cancer who have a high risk of recurrence. The findings were recently...

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First U.S. Implant of Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve

April 15, 2015 10:45 am | by The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) | Comments

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) physicians are conducting a research study using the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the U.S. at Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Dr. Wes Pedersen, Principal...

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Facebook Use Can Either Worsen or Improve Mental Health Conditions

April 15, 2015 10:36 am | by British Sociological Association | Comments

Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research shows. Dr. Keelin Howard told the British Sociological Association's annual...

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New Blood Test Can Predict Future Breast Cancer

April 15, 2015 10:19 am | by University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Science | Comments

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed world, and in the long term the scientists hope that the new method will lead to better prevention and early...

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Sensor Detects Spoiled Meat

April 15, 2015 10:11 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat. The sensor, which consists of...

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FDA Finalizes Program to Speed Access to Devices for Gravely Ill Patients

April 15, 2015 10:02 am | by AAMI | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced a program intended to give gravely ill patients earlier access to certain high-risk devices. Designed to help those with conditions for which no treatments exist, or that are serious...

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Lab-on-a-Chip Rapidly Detects Opportunistic Chinese Parasite

April 15, 2015 9:46 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

For a healthy individual, an infection of Cryptosporidium parvum may mean nothing more than a few days of bad diarrhea. For someone with a compromised immune system, it can mean death, following an excruciating, protracted bout of watery...

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UV Light Robot Could Help Stop Spread of 'Superbugs'

April 15, 2015 9:37 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Can a robot clean a hospital room just as well as a person? According to new research out of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, that is indeed the case. Chetan Jinadatha, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor at the Texas A&M...

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Wristband May Help Predict Response to Antidepressants

April 15, 2015 9:33 am | by Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University | Comments

A wristband that records motion throughout a 24-hour cycle may be an inexpensive, safe way to determine which patients with major depressive disorder will respond best to commonly prescribed drugs such as Prozac. Selective serotonin reuptake...

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Device Makes Injections Less Painful

April 14, 2015 4:28 pm | by Rice University | Comments

If the Rice University freshman engineering design team Comfortably Numb has it their way, children will be less fearful and feel less pain when they go to the doctor’s office for a shot. The trio of freshmen has created a device to ease the...

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Ping-Pong Ball Sized Device Provides Pain-Free Blood Tests

April 14, 2015 4:22 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

A company with deep roots at UW-Madison wants to make blood sampling less painful and more convenient. Tasso Inc. is perfecting a device the size of a pingpong ball that extracts a small sample while held against the skin for two minutes...

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