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Ultrasound Accelerates Skin Healing

July 13, 2015 9:22 am | by University of Sheffield | Comments

Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. Researchers from the University of Sheffield's...

Keeping Athletes' Injuries on the Sidelines

July 13, 2015 9:15 am | by Victoria Ifan, GE Reports | Comments

As an engineering student at Stanford University in the 1980s, Garry Gold was leading an active lifestyle, running marathons and playing sports. But then he tore his ACL - the connective tissue that links the thighbone to the shinbone at...


Tiny Chip Provides Speedy, Lab Quality Diagnostics

July 13, 2015 9:09 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | Comments

The postage stamp-sized square of fused silica Kjeld Janssen is holding may not look like a whole lot to the untrained eye, but inside the clear chip lies the potential to improve how medicine and medical research is done. “If you can integrate...


Watching the Dangerous 'Hardening' of the Arteries

July 10, 2015 2:28 pm | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, have shown how a radioactive agent developed in the 1960s to detect bone cancer can be re-purposed to highlight the build-up of unstable calcium...


New 'Fab Lab' Looks to Doctors for Device Innovations

July 10, 2015 12:38 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

A gift to the Morgridge Institute for Research will help spur medical device innovations coming directly from doctors — the people who know firsthand where the advances are needed. The BerbeeWalsh Foundation, created by James Berbee and...

Alternative Therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

July 10, 2015 11:58 am | by IHS Medical Technology | Comments

As the needs of a growing number of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients continue to be unmet by current sleep apnea therapies, demand for alternative treatment is beginning to increase. Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy remains...

Photos of the Day: Translating Brainwaves into Sound

July 10, 2015 11:51 am | by Centre for Genomic Regulation | Comments

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Starlab and the University of Barcelona presented Brain Polyphony, an interdisciplinary project that aims to improve communication for people with disabilities. Scientists in the project are developing a...


Sperm Diagnostic Test Pinpoints Best Fertility Treatment for Couples

July 10, 2015 9:56 am | by Wayne State University Division of Research | Comments

A Wayne State University School of Medicine professor, in collaboration with researchers at CReAte Fertility Center, University of Toronto, Harvard University and Georgia Reagents University, has developed the first diagnostic test for sperm...


MRIs for a More Peaceful World

July 10, 2015 9:32 am | by Liz Karagianis, MIT Spectrum | Comments

An MRI scanner is an unusual tool for resolving war and conflict, but an MIT collaboration now underway is deploying MRIs as an instrument for peace. The goal of the collaboration — among the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab; the Department...


Biomaterial Scaffold Promotes Spinal Cord Regeneration

July 10, 2015 8:43 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | Comments

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic demonstrated that implantation of a biomaterial scaffold designed to bridge the lesion caused by a spinal cord injury creates a tissue environment more favorable for nerve regeneration. The desirable tissue...


Is Your Hip Replacement Poisoning You?

July 9, 2015 3:34 pm | by Health Watch USA | Comments

A paper published in the Journal of Patient Safety reviewed 25 cases of cobalt poisoning caused by wear or corrosion of chrome-cobalt alloy hip replacement parts. The patients suffered from neurologic, heart, psychologic, immune, blood...


Programming Gut Bacteria to Detect and Destroy Disease

July 9, 2015 1:41 pm | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent | Comments

The “friendly” bacteria inside our digestive systems are being given an upgrade, which may one day allow them to be programmed to detect and ultimately treat diseases such as colon cancer and immune disorders. In a paper published today...


Doctors Utilize 3D Printing to Recreate Models of Patients’ Hearts

July 9, 2015 12:54 pm | by Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute | Comments

Given the heart’s enormous complexity, it is virtually impossible for even the most experienced physicians to diagnose a heart condition without extensive imaging of the patient’s heart. While CT scans, echocardiograms and technological...


Super Graphene Boosts Chemotherapy Treatment

July 9, 2015 12:03 pm | by The Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Comments

Chemotherapy treatment usually involves the patient receiving medicine through an intravenous catheter. These catheters, as well as the equipment attached to them, are treated with a silver coating which is antibacterial, preventing bacterial...


Photos of the Day: Eye-Controlled Communication for 'Locked-in' ALS Patients

July 9, 2015 10:59 am | by REL Relations | Comments

Two Israeli entrepreneurs together with the NPO “Prize for Life” launched a funding campaign on Indiegogo to bring EyeControl, a new, low-cost communication device for “locked-in” people afflicted with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) closer to...



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