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NASA Technology to Help Develop Noninvasive Medical Treatments

February 10, 2014 10:19 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA has signed two patent license agreements with GRoK Technologies LLC of Houston to help develop novel biotechnology approaches that could have multiple applications in space and on Earth. The agreements are the results of the agency's ...

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Photos of the Day: MIT Grows Bionic Microchips for Cancer Research

February 10, 2014 10:09 am | by MIT | Comments

Researchers from MIT, Italy, and South Korea have developed a three-dimensional microfluidic platform that mimics the spread of breast cancer cells into a bonelike environment. A microfluidic device with ...       

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Validation for the Benefits of Hologic 3D Mammography

February 10, 2014 8:12 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hologic, Inc., a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, has announced the publication of ...    

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High-Tech Socks Keep Hockey Players Safe

February 7, 2014 12:37 pm | by Theresa M. Walker, AP Sports Writer | Comments

Some members of the U.S. hockey team heading to the Sochi Games this weekend will be carrying some high-tech gear with them that will be kept under wraps. Socks. Very high-tech, performance socks. During the last couple years there's been...

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Graphene Balloon Yields Unprecedented Images

February 7, 2014 12:33 pm | by Michigan Technological University | Comments

A graphene water balloon may soon open up new vistas for scientists seeking to understand health and disease at the most fundamental level. Electron microscopes already provide amazingly clear images of samples just a few nanometers across...

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Researchers Blend Orthopedics, Engineering to Better Repair Torn Rotator Cuffs

February 7, 2014 12:25 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

Rotator cuff tears are among the most common orthopedic injuries among adults in the United States, due to wear and tear or the effects of age. With a 94 percent failure rate for surgical repairs of large tears in older patients, it's no...

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Scientists Reprogram Skin Cells into Insulin-Producing Pancreas Cells

February 7, 2014 12:08 pm | by Gladstone Institutes | Comments

A cure for type 1 diabetes has long eluded even the top experts. Not because they do not know what must be done—but because the tools did not exist to do it. But now scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, harnessing the power of regenerative...

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Study Reveals Record Rise in Insulin Use

February 7, 2014 12:05 pm | by Cardiff University | Comments

In this retrospective study the team examined the number of patients receiving prescriptions for insulin between 1991 and 2010. The study found that the number of people using insulin trebled between 1991 and 2010, largely due to a large...

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Doctor Diagnoses Man with Help from TV's 'House'

February 7, 2014 11:47 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Comments

If you're unlucky enough to be stricken with a rare medical condition, you'd better hope your doctor watches the right television show. That was the lesson for one German man with severe heart failure and a puzzling mix of symptoms including...

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Quick Test Finds Signs of Diarrheal Disease

February 7, 2014 11:32 am | by Rice University | Comments

Bioengineers at Rice University and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston have developed a simple, highly sensitive and efficient test for the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis that could have great impact on global...

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Nanoparticle Pinpoints Blood Vessel Plaques

February 7, 2014 10:36 am | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

A team of researchers, led by scientists at Case Western Reserve University, has developed a multifunctional nanoparticle that enables magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to pinpoint blood vessel plaques caused by atherosclerosis. The technology...

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U.S. Lead in Science and Technology Shrinking

February 7, 2014 10:28 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

The United States' predominance in science and technology (S&T) eroded further during the last decade, as several Asian nations — particularly China and South Korea — rapidly increased their innovation capacities. According to a report...

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Photos of the Day: Diagnosing Cancer in Minutes

February 7, 2014 10:16 am | by University of Washington | Comments

University of Washington scientists and engineers are developing a low-cost device that could help pathologists diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier and faster. The prototype can perform the basic steps for processing a biopsy, relying on fluid...

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Credit Card-Sized Device Could Help Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer in Minutes

February 7, 2014 10:11 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | Comments

University of Washington scientists and engineers are developing a low-cost device that could help pathologists diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier and faster. The prototype can perform the basic steps for processing a biopsy, relying on fluid...

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First Guidelines Issued to Prevent Stroke in Women

February 6, 2014 8:16 pm | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

Just as heart attack symptoms may differ between men and women, so do stroke risks. Now, the American Heart Association has issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. They focus on birth control, pregnancy, depression and...

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