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Putting the Safety of 'Magic Anti-Cancer Bullet' to the Test

April 6, 2015 10:44 am | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | News | Comments

A group of MIPT researchers together with their colleagues from Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Australia and the Netherlands have carried out the first systematic study analyzing the safety of so-called upconversion nanoparticles that may be used to...

CRISPR-Cas Genome Editing May Overcome Deadly Fungal Infections

April 6, 2015 10:40 am | by Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research | News | Comments

By modifying the CRISPR-Cas genome editing system, Whitehead Institute researchers are now able to manipulate Candida albicans' genome systematically--an approach that could help identify novel targets for therapies against this serious pathogen...

Hormone and Bone Tests May Indicate Dialysis Patients’ Heart Health

April 6, 2015 10:37 am | by American Society of Nephrology (ASN) | News | Comments

Bone loss may be a sign of poor heart health in patients on dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology(JASN). Monitoring bone loss in dialysis patients may therefore...

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Latest Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT

April 6, 2015 10:33 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

The latest advances in nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging are set to be announced at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC) 12. ICNC 12 will be held 3 to 5 May 2015 in Madrid, Spain, at the Hotel Auditorium...

Optics, Nanotechnology Combined Creates Low-Cost Gas Sensor

April 6, 2015 10:30 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases. The technology might find...

Medical Device Maker Settles Lawsuit for $4.4 Million

April 6, 2015 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government accusing the company of selling medical devices made in China and Malaysia to the U.S. military. Federal law requires that devices sold to the military...

New Advancements in 3D Designs for Neural Tissue Engineering

April 6, 2015 10:22 am | by Institute of Neural Regeration & Tissue Engineering | News | Comments

It is well known that neurological diseases and injuries pose some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine, with few if any options for effectively treating such diagnoses, but recent work suggests a unique approach for reconstructing damaged...

Heading Off Concussions

April 6, 2015 9:56 am | by University of California - Irvine | News | Comments

As a result of ongoing probes into the short- and long-term effects of concussions in football, other sports are looking into whether additional steps can be taken to protect their athletes. Among them is water polo, and a novel research venture...

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Can Light Therapy Treat 'Gulf War Illness' in Veterans?

April 6, 2015 9:48 am | by Veterans Affairs Research Communications | News | Comments

Following up on promising results from pilot work, researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are testing the effects of light therapy on brain function in veterans with Gulf War Illness. Veterans in the study wear a helmet lined with...

$1 Gold Nanoparticle Test Outperforms Prostate Cancer PSA Screen

April 6, 2015 9:44 am | by University of Central Florida | News | Comments

A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer. The simple test developed by University...

New Blood Test May Provide Earlier Parkinson's Diagnosis

April 6, 2015 9:37 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new blood test may more accurately identify blood signatures, or biomarkers, for Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a new study published in the journal Movement Disorders. The study, conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai and funded...

Deep Brain Stimulation Enhances Brain Cell Growth to Treat Dementia

April 6, 2015 9:31 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Pushing new frontiers in dementia research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have found a new way to treat dementia by sending electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain to enhance the growth of...

Achieving UDI Compliance & Reducing Print Time

April 2, 2015 3:40 pm | by Josh Roffman, Vice President of Marketing & Product Management, Loftware | Articles | Comments

Founded more than 30 years ago in Switzerland, EMS Electro Medical Systems is a manufacturer of micromechanical instruments. Specializing in the design and development of orthopedic, urological and dental prophylaxis devices, the company...

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How a Medtronic Acquisition Could Change Healthcare

April 2, 2015 3:07 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Medtronic has made yet another strategic acquisition, further expanding its impressive portfolio of healthcare solutions. However, unlike previous purchases, this one didn’t bring a technological innovation into the company’s fold. Instead...

Blood Test Improves Early Pregnancy Down Syndrome Detection

April 2, 2015 2:53 pm | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

A blood test undertaken between 10 to 14 weeks of pregnancy may be more effective in diagnosing Down syndrome and two other less common chromosomal abnormalities than standard non-invasive screening techniques, according to a multicenter...

Microvalves: Enabling a New Technology for Tissue Expansion Systems

April 2, 2015 2:50 pm | by F. Mark Payne, Director of Research and Development, AirXpanders | Articles | Comments

Each year, approximately 250,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. As a result, more and more patients with cancer in one or both breasts are making the difficult decision to undergo a unilateral or bilateral mastectomy...

Reconstructing Individual Neurons in 3D

April 2, 2015 2:34 pm | by Allen Institute | News | Comments

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is spearheading a landmark international effort to define and advance the state-of-the-art digital reconstruction and analysis of single neurons. The project launching today, called BigNeuron, aims to create...

Non-Hormonal Intra-Vaginal Ring Contraceptive

April 2, 2015 2:26 pm | by BioRings LLC | News | Comments

QPharma and Biorings have entered into a definitive agreement for product development and GMP manufacture of a non-hormonal intra-vaginal ring for contraception – a novel approach to contraception. The investigational drug product is a...

Real-Time Concussion Detection System

April 2, 2015 2:22 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Michigan football made headlines last fall when the coaching staff sent quarterback Shane Morris back on the field after being leveled by a Minnesota player. The coaching staff was unaware of the severity of the hit, which ultimately warranted...

Diagnosing Disease with a Smartphone

April 2, 2015 2:14 pm | by Florida Atlantic University | News | Comments

In much the same way that glucometers and pregnancy tests have revolutionized in-home diagnostic testing, researchers from Florida Atlantic University and collaborators have identified a new biosensing platform that could be used to remotely...

Nanoparticles May Exploit Tumor Weaknesses to Selectively Attack Cancers

April 2, 2015 2:06 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Delving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children's cancer. By bringing together experts in pediatric...

Parkinson's Diagnosis by Typing on a Keyboard

April 2, 2015 2:03 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Analyzing people’s keystrokes as they type on a computer keyboard can reveal a great deal of information about the state of their motor function, according to a new study from MIT. In a paper appearing in Scientific Reports, the researchers...

Boot-Like Wearable to Make Walking Easier

April 2, 2015 1:57 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn't be done. The prototype exoskeleton boot runs from just below the knee to the ankle, and when you strap...

Wearable Sensors Monitor Triggers for Asthma, and More

April 2, 2015 11:30 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

What if you could wear something that would alert you when pollution, such as smog, is about to take its toll on your heart or lungs? That is what's "in the air" at the National Science Foundation- (NSF) supported Nanosystems Engineering...

Rapid Imaging of Functions in Living Brain

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