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Chemotherapeutic Coatings Enhance Tumor-frying Nanoparticles

July 14, 2015 9:14 am | by Duke University | Comments

In a move akin to adding chemical weapons to a firebomb, researchers at Duke University have devised a method for making a promising nanoscale cancer treatment even more deadly to tumors. The invention allows an extremely thin layer of hydrogels...


Environmentally Friendly 'Nanobullet' Battles Bacteria

July 13, 2015 4:07 pm | by North Carolina State University | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed an effective and environmentally benign method to combat bacteria by engineering nanoscale particles that add the antimicrobial potency of silver to a core of lignin, a ubiquitous substance...

Newborn’s First Stool Could Alert Doctors to Long-term Cognitive Issues

July 13, 2015 2:24 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

A newborn’s first stool can signal the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems, according to Case Western Reserve University Project Newborn researchers. In particular, high levels of fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE) found in the...


FDA Clears 3D Printed Fusion Implant

July 13, 2015 1:06 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

The German company joimax, developer of technologies and training methods for minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery, today announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Endoscopic Lumbar...


Graphene-based Sensor Is Tunable and Highly Sensitive

July 13, 2015 12:12 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

Many areas of fundamental research are interested in graphene owing to its exceptional characteristics. It is made of one layer of carbon atoms, which makes it light and sturdy, and it is an excellent thermal and electrical conductor. Despite its...


Photos of the Day: First Lab with 100 Percent Digital Diagnosis

July 13, 2015 9:49 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips announced that the Netherlands-based LabPON has become the first clinical pathology laboratory in the world to have transitioned completely to digital diagnosis. With this shift, all clinical histology cases are now being assessed...


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...



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