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Biomedical Engineering Department To Create Heart Science Program

February 20, 2015 9:14 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Biomedical Engineering has been awarded a grant from the American Heart Association to create a program to train undergraduate students to apply their biomedical engineering education...

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Boston Scientific will Pay Johnson & Johnson $600M

February 19, 2015 4:54 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Boston Scientific will pay $600 million to settle with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the medical device maker's $27 billion acquisition of Guidant Corp. in 2006. Boston Scientific said Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson...

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Sensor Technology May Help Improve Accuracy of Clinical Breast Exams

February 19, 2015 3:45 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

Sensor technology has the potential to significantly improve the teaching of proper technique for clinical breast exams (CBE), according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health... 

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Mobile App Could Help Diagnose Chronic Health Issues

February 19, 2015 2:14 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | Comments

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more nurses to diagnose patients with chronic health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression -- three of the leading causes of preventable death and disability. Mobile devices loaded...

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Lab Tests and Ultrasounds Identify Children Who Need Surgical Treatment for Appendicitis

February 19, 2015 1:44 pm | by American College of Surgeons | Comments

Data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain--when combined--can improve the ability of emergency department physicians and pediatric surgeons to identify those patients who should be...

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Neck Pain Can be Changed through Virtual Reality

February 19, 2015 1:41 pm | by Association for Psychological Science | Comments

Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association...

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Near-Perfect Antibacterial Coating Materials

February 19, 2015 11:06 am | by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | Comments

Ruthless with bacteria, harmless to human cells. New, durable antibacterial coatings of nanocomposites, developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, will in future help to improve the hygiene...

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Combination of Imaging Methods Improves Diagnostics

February 19, 2015 10:32 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Centre for Environmental Health | Comments

Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technische Universität München have succeeded in a breakthrough for the further development of contrast agents and consequently improved diagnostics with...

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Air Filter Built Using Material from Surgical Gloves

February 19, 2015 10:26 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | Comments

In the past few years, Yi Cui has made several business trips to China. Each time he has found himself choked by smog produced by automobiles and coal power plants. After a few of these trips, Cui, an associate professor of...  

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Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic in a Fully Equipped 18-Wheeler

February 19, 2015 10:07 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | Comments

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Moncrief Cancer Institute and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center debuted the Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic – a custom-designed, $1.1 million, fully equipped 18-wheeler that can deliver follow-up...

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Self-Healing Hydrogel for Long-Term Drug Delivery

February 19, 2015 9:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs because they can be molded into specific shapes and designed to release their payload over a specified time period. However, current versions aren’t always practical because must be...

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Human Organs–on–Chips Nominated for Design of the Year 2015

February 19, 2015 9:19 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | Comments

The Wyss Institute's human organs–on–chips have been nominated for Design of the Year 2015 by the Design Museum in London and will be put on display as part of the museum's Designs of the Year 2015 Exhibition. The Designs of the Year Exhibition...

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Wearable 'Tricorder for Babies' Aims to Ease Parents' Minds

February 19, 2015 9:09 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

This wireless, wearable baby monitor was inspired by a father’s own experience. Chris Bruce, who co-founded Sproutling along with Mathew Spolin, remembers worrying about his own second daughter, now aged 4. She was quieter than Bruce and his wife’s first child, and it took the parents...

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'Nanodrones' Could Deliver Drugs to Prevent Heart Attacks

February 18, 2015 4:14 pm | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | Comments

Nanometer-sized "drones" that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at...

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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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