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Electric 'Thinking Cap' Controls Learning Speed

March 24, 2014 4:58 pm | by Liz Entman, Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

Caffeine-fueled cram sessions are routine occurrences on any college campus. But what if there was a better, safer way to learn new or difficult material more quickly? What if “thinking caps” were real?       

Toilet Tech Fair Tackles Global Sanitation Woes

March 24, 2014 4:25 pm | by Katy Daigle, AP Environment Writer | News | Comments

Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone or create charcoal to combat climate change? These are lofty ambitions beyond what most of the world's 2.5 billion people with no access to ...     

Nasal Spray Delivers New of Depression Treatment

March 24, 2014 4:04 pm | by Kate Richards, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health | News | Comments

A nasal spray that delivers a peptide to treat depression holds promise as a potential alternative therapeutic approach, research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows. The nasal delivery system, developed by U.S. company Impel NeuroPharma, was ...

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Microfluidic Device Measures Drugs' Influence on Blood Clotting

March 24, 2014 11:59 am | by Brett Israel, Georgia Tech | News | Comments

A new microfluidic method for evaluating drugs commonly used for preventing heart attacks has found that while aspirin can prevent dangerous blood clots in some at-risk patients, it may not be effective in all patients with ...    

Photos of the Day: Artificial Arteries Measure Drug Influence

March 24, 2014 11:52 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new study, which involved 14 human subjects, used a device that simulated blood flowing through narrowed coronary arteries to assess effects of anti-clotting drugs. The study is the first to examine how aspirin and another heart attack prevention drug respond to ...

Invisible Hearing Aid Raises over $100K

March 24, 2014 11:25 am | by iHear Medical | News | Comments

Only about 22 percent of people with hearing loss have a solution for their impairment, compared to over 95 percent for those with vision problems. iHear Medical Inc.--a medical device startup based in Northern California--is looking to change that.

Research Applied – Enhancing Healthcare with Test Equipment

March 24, 2014 8:20 am | by Dipl.-Ing. Andrej Mahr, Applications Engineer, MTS Systems Corp. | Mts Systems Corp. | Articles | Comments

Spinal trauma has significant impacts on quality of life for patients requiring surgical treatment. Therefore, ensuring the best technology and techniques are utilized for an improved level of care is paramount. In this article, MTS helps...

A Brief History Lesson on Obama and Companion Diagnostics

March 21, 2014 4:12 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

About eight years ago, a little known junior U.S. senator from a midwestern state introduced a bill called the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2006. In this bill, the senator proposed to increase funding for research on genomics...

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A New Way to Make Muscle Cells from Human Stem Cells

March 21, 2014 2:27 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

As stem cells continue their gradual transition from the lab to the clinic, a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered a new way to make large concentrations of skeletal muscle cells and muscle progenitors from...

This App Could Prevent 1,600 Deaths Every Day

March 21, 2014 2:16 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

The move towards mobile medicine is pretty incredible in a few different ways. For one, it offers an aging population — in the U.S. it’s the baby boomers — an option for treatment that doesn’t involve more doctor’s offices or hospitals than...

Detecting Neurodegenerative Disease Symptoms at Home

March 21, 2014 11:56 am | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

The world population is rapidly ageing, which means the number of disabled and dependent people is increasing since these rates increase with age, particularly after the age of 80. This is the context in which the Tecnalia centre for applied...

New Method Can Diagnose a Feared Form of Cancer

March 21, 2014 11:46 am | by University of Gothenburg | News | Comments

Pancreatic cancer is often detected at a late stage, which results in poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Researchers at The University od Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a method which identifies the cancer’s visible precursors...

Computers See Through Faked Expressions of Pain Better Than People

March 21, 2014 11:35 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

A joint study by researchers at the University of California San Diego and the University of Toronto has found that a computer system spots real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than people can.The work, titled "Automatic Decoding...

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Dances Again

March 21, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite losing part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year, a professional dancer is back on stage. Adrianne Haslet-Davis, 33, from Boston, performed for first time since the being injured on Wednesday at the 2014 TED... 

Photos of the Day: Dancing to Recovery

March 21, 2014 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adrianne Haslet-Davis performs on stage with dancer Christian Lightner at the 2014 TED Conference, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Haslet-Davis took to the stage to perform for the first time since losing part of...

Discovery of Giant Macrophages in the Blood of Cancer Patients

March 21, 2014 10:41 am | by Creatv MicroTech | News | Comments

Creatv MicroTech, Inc. collaborates with cancer researchers from a number of universities to study circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of cancer patients. When cancers become advanced, tumor cells from the primary tumor can enter...

Suit Charges St. Jude Riata Heart Lead Is a Defective Device

March 21, 2014 10:27 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Fabrice N. Vincent and Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, have announced that Robert Loiseau of Southampton, Pennsylvania, has filed a personal injury lawsuit against St. Jude...

Researchers Develop a Novel Antibacterial Orthodontic Bracket Cement

March 21, 2014 10:13 am | by International & American Associations for Dental Research | News | Comments

At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Mary Anne Sampaio de Melo, from the University...

Philips to Establish Research & Innovation Hub in Africa

March 21, 2014 9:57 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which underlines the company’s commitment to invest in Africa. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub will work both on the creation of new inventions...

UC Davis Faculty Drive Efforts to Improve CT Safety

March 21, 2014 9:44 am | by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Comments

UC Davis clinicians and physicists have recommended new strategies to make computed tomography (CT) safer, including adoption of a new metric for dose measurement, ways to manage exposure protocols that differ by CT brand and specific...  

Bedside Optical Monitoring Device Shows Promise for Individualized Care in Stroke Patients

March 21, 2014 9:42 am | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and...

Stent-Based Technologies Could Prove Viable Alternatives for Aneurysm and Stroke Treatment

March 21, 2014 9:30 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Among the various neurointerventional devices that have been developed for challenging indications, such as intracranial aneurysms and acute ischemic stroke (AIS), flow diverters and stent retrievers have shown particular promise as viable...

Northwestern's Senate Response Deadline Approaches Regarding Unauthorized Human Experimentation

March 21, 2014 8:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Allegations continue surrounding the testing of two annuloplasty rings, invented by the chief of cardiac surgery, Dr. Patrick McCarthy at Northwestern University, the Myxo Ring, and the IMR Ring (invented by McCarthy, and colleagues). Both...

MGC Diagnostics Announces Its Intent To Acquire Medisoft SA

March 20, 2014 5:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MGC Diagnostics Corp. a leading global medical technologies company, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Medisoft SA of Sorinnes, Belgium. Under the proposed agreement, MGC Diagnostics would acquire all the...

Shrink Wrap Used to Enhance Detection of Infectious Disease Biomarkers

March 20, 2014 12:21 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Detecting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other deadly infectious diseases as early as possible helps to prevent their rapid spread and allows for more effective treatments. But current detection methods are cost-prohibitive in most...

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