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Rapid Imaging of Functions in Living Brain

April 2, 2015 10:30 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body’s tissues. Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, Lihong Wang, PhD, and his...

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Re-Engineering Protective Ebola Suits

April 2, 2015 10:28 am | by Cornell University | Comments

In the war against Ebola, Cornell University – along with partners International Personnel Protection Inc. (IPP) and protective apparel manufacturer Kappler Inc. – will rethink, reimagine and re-engineer protective suits for healthcare...

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Converting Microbubbles to Nanoparticles for Targeted Treatment

April 2, 2015 10:00 am | by University Health Network | Comments

Biomedical researchers led by Dr. Gang Zheng at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have successfully converted microbubble technology already used in diagnostic imaging into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumors to potentially deliver targeted...

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Blood Test Reveals Solid Tumor Presence

April 2, 2015 9:51 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | Comments

Thomas Jefferson University has announced a partnership with Exosome Sciences Inc. to evaluate a novel liquid biopsy platform that might offer clinicians new and actionable information about a patient’s cancer as the disease progresses...

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Endoscopes Linked to Outbreak of Drug-Resistant E. coli

April 2, 2015 9:46 am | by Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America | Comments

An outbreak of a novel Escherichia coli (E. coli) strain resistant to antibiotics has been linked to contaminated endoscopes in a Washington state hospital. The study indicates that industry standard cleaning guidelines, which were exceeded...

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Turning the Smartphone into Star Trek’s Tricorder

April 2, 2015 9:40 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | Comments

For the crew of the Starship Enterprise, Star Trek's "Tricorder" was an essential tool, a multifunctional hand-held device used to sense, compute, and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe. It simplified a number of Starfleet...

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Imaging the Autistic Mind

April 2, 2015 9:33 am | by Shilo Rea and Jocelyn Duffy, Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

According to a 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, autism — a complex developmental disorder — will affect one out of every 68 children born in the United States. The lifetime cost to care for a child with autism is estimated...

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Engineers Will Pioneer the Future of Medicine

April 2, 2015 9:28 am | by Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego | Comments

Many of tomorrow’s solutions to today’s challenges in medicine will require feats of engineering in addition to biology, chemistry and health sciences. In fact, inventions such as valve prostheses, vascular stents and heart rhythm control...

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Exoskeleton Increases Walking Efficiency

April 1, 2015 3:48 pm | by North Carolina State University | Comments

It's taken millions of years for humans to perfect the art of walking. But research results published today in the journal Nature show that humans can get better 'gas mileage' using an unpowered exoskeleton to modify the structure of their...

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First FDA-Registered Hearing Aid Smartphone App

April 1, 2015 10:17 am | by Jacoti | Comments

Jacoti bvba announced the US release of Jacoti ListenApp, the first FDA registered and CE certified medical device hearing aid application for smartphones. Indicated for mild to moderate hearing loss, ListenApp precisely adjusts the sound...

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Diagnostic Test for TB-Based Disease in Cats

April 1, 2015 10:09 am | by University of Edinburgh | Comments

Scottish veterinary diagnostic testing company Biobest Laboratories Ltd, collaborating with veterinary experts at the University of Edinburgh, has developed and improved a diagnostic test that will help in the diagnosis of mycobacterial disease...

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Engineered Molecules Bind to More Than 60 Types of Cancer

April 1, 2015 9:38 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

For all their lethality, cancer cells don't look much different from healthy cells, a simple fact that causes endless pain and suffering. Finding cancer cells that have spread and threaten to grow into metastatic tumors is often a life-and-death...

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Combining Magnetism and Light to Fight Cancer

April 1, 2015 9:28 am | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | Comments

​By combining, in a liposome, magnetic nanoparticles and photosensitizers that are simultaneously and remotely activated by external physical stimuli (a magnetic field and light), scientists at the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes...

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Natural Inspiration for Artificial Skin

April 1, 2015 9:18 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

When weighing the pluses and minuses of your skin add this to the plus column: Your skin - like that of all vertebrates - is remarkably resistant to tearing. Now, a collaboration of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence...

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Novel Tissue Substitute Made of High-Tech Fibers

April 1, 2015 9:13 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Donor organs or synthetic implants are usually the only treatment option for patients who have suffered irreparable damage to internal organs or body tissue. But such transplants are often rejected. Implants based on autologous cells are...

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