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Don’t Let Breast Cancer Hit You Like a Snowball in a Snowstorm

October 31, 2014 11:19 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Mid-morning on October 13, 2011, Hollye Jacobs was getting dressed after her breast exam in Santa Barbara, Calif., when the radiologist sent a word that he wanted to see her. “When I walked into his office, I saw images of my breasts on ...

Microscaffolding Injections to Mend Cartilage, Prevent Osteoarthritis

October 31, 2014 11:10 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A UT Arlington bioengineering professor has received a $1.04 million grant from the U.S. Army that aims to regenerate cartilage tissue and reduce osteoarthritis using a patient's own stem cells, spurred through ...     

Disney Develops Hybrid Fluid Transmission for Swift Robotic Arms

October 31, 2014 11:06 am | by Disney Research | News | Comments

Engineers routinely face tradeoffs as they design robotic limbs – weight vs. speed, ease of control vs. fluidity. A new hybrid fluid transmission developed at Disney Research Pittsburgh promises to eliminate some of those ...   

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Running Shoe Device Prevents Injuries

October 31, 2014 10:44 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

El Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) and the Spanish shoe company KELME have designed a prototype running shoe with an integrated device that improves training management and prevents injuries. The device consists of a microelectronic ...

Innovations Could Feed the Hungry, Streamline Drug Production

October 31, 2014 10:33 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, Product Design & Development | News | Comments

The winners included a unique genetic sequence that could allow researchers to produce multiple proteins from a lone strand of mRNA. The sequence, a form of internal ribosome entry site (IRES), was found in the wheat virus Triticum moscaic by ...

Eviva PSU Polymer for Implantable Brain Shunts

October 31, 2014 8:30 am | by Solvay Specialty Polymers | Solvay Specialty Polymers | Articles | Comments

Implantable brain shunt valves and access ports from France-based Sophysa, a leading supplier of adjustable neurosurgical valves for hydrocephalus treatment, are made of Eviva polysulfone (PSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers. Eviva PSU...

An Endoscopy with a Panoramic View

October 30, 2014 4:16 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Whether physicians examine or operate on the bladder wall with an endoscope, they can catch a glimpse of only a miniscule section of the organ – their viewpoint is like that of someone looking through a keyhole. But soon, however ...  

Post-Op Radiation Therapy Improves Survival for Patients with Resected NSCLC

October 30, 2014 3:08 pm | by American Society for Radiation Oncology | News | Comments

Patients who received post-operative radiation therapy (PORT), radiation therapy after surgery, lived an average of four months longer when compared to the patients who had the same disease site, tumor histology and treatment criteria and ...

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Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget, Health Tracking

October 30, 2014 3:06 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pay for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. For instance, Microsoft says ...  

Could Copper Prevent Spread of Ebola?

October 30, 2014 11:07 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola. Hand washing, disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone have been found to be insufficient to contain the spread of the ...

Reconstruction of a Patterned Piece of Spinal Cord in 3D Culture

October 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Technische Universitaet Dresden | News | Comments

Mouse embryonic stem cells differentiate into structures that resemble the neural tube and show the typical embryonic patterning. The central nervous system in vertebrates develops from the neural tube, which is the basis for the ...  

3D Model Skin Burnt to Find Better Bandages for Child Burns Victims

October 30, 2014 10:47 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Skin reconstructed in a laboratory will be burnt and then blasted by a new state-of-the-art laser in the search to improve bandaging for children's burns, says leading burns and trauma researcher Dr Leila Cuttle. Dr Cuttle is a senior ...

'Treasure in Saliva' May Reveal Deadly Diseases Early Enough to Treat Them

October 30, 2014 10:29 am | by Stuart Wolpert, UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing — at an early stage — diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.The study, the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted of ... 

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Tiny Carbon Nanotube Pores Make Big Impact

October 30, 2014 10:24 am | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons ...

Solidscape: Precision 3D Printing That Saves Lives

October 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Solidscape | Articles | Comments

It’s not hard to see that the 3D printing industry is taking the world by storm. With new stories announced daily, the vast opportunities within the technology seem to be as endless as the new capabilities. An intriguing space, of course...

Photos of the Day: Exploring the Science behind Scalp Cooling

October 29, 2014 3:58 pm | by Paxman | News | Comments

Scalp cooling works by lowering the temperature of the head and scalp immediately before, after and during the administration of chemotherapy. This in turn reduces the blood flow to the hair follicles, thus preventing or minimizing the damage, meaning that hair loss is not inevitable...

Scalp Cooler Could Halt Chemo Hair Loss

October 29, 2014 3:52 pm | by University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

The hair loss that is often an emotionally devastating consequence of chemotherapy can be halted by the use of special scalp cooling devices used before, during and after treatment. Now University of Huddersfield researchers, working closely with one of the world’s leading companies...

Novel Ultrasound Technology to Screens for Heart Conditions

October 29, 2014 3:26 pm | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and abnormal ventricles within the human heart. They worked with cardiologists at the Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory...

Better Chemotherapy through Targeted Delivery

October 29, 2014 3:16 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Every year, about 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain tumors that have spread from elsewhere in the body. These tumors, known as metastases, are usually treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy, but the cancer often returns. A new study from MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital...

On the Run: Continuous ECG Surveillance of Marathon Athletes

October 29, 2014 1:30 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

The condition of an athlete's heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race. The real-time monitoring was achieved by continuous electrocardiogram surveillance and data transfer over the public mobile phone network...

New Technology Shows Promise for Delivery of Therapeutics to the Brain

October 29, 2014 12:29 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

A new technology that may assist in the treatment of brain cancer and other neurological diseases is the subject of an article in a recent issue of the journal Technology, published by World Scientific Publishing Company. According to the authors, the current medical use of chemotherapy...

New Home Test Shakes Up Colon Cancer Screening

October 29, 2014 10:47 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool ...

U.S. Surgical Hemostat, Internal Tissue Sealant, Adhesion Barrier Market to Reach Nearly $2.9B by 2023

October 29, 2014 10:40 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States market for surgical hemostats, internal tissue sealants and adhesion barriers will grow rapidly through 2023 to reach a value of nearly $2.9 billion. The market will be driven by ...  

Bluestar Silicones Unveils High Performance LSR for Long-Term Implant

October 29, 2014 10:40 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Bluestar Silicones unveils its new Silbione Biomedical Liquid Silicone Rubber product line for long-term implant applications of greater than 30 days in the body at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Conference...     

Diagnosing Prostate Cancer Quickly & Safely

October 29, 2014 10:36 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half ...

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