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Determining the Best Materials for Tooth Fillings

March 10, 2015 11:18 am | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | News | Comments

Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities. Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds, as it resembles the color of the teeth and is reasonably strong so it can handle...

Novel Non-Invasive Method Captures Total Body SIV Replication

March 10, 2015 11:00 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A collaborative effort between investigators at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology has led to the development of a non-invasive method to image simian immunodeficiency...

Manipulating Light for Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease

March 10, 2015 10:32 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Imagine having the ability to manipulate light waves in order to see through a skull right into the brain, or being able to use lasers to diagnose a bacterial infection in a matter of minutes. At the Center for Biophotonic Sensors and Systems...

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First-Ever Images of Molecular Machine Responsible for Bacterial Infections

March 10, 2015 10:29 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | News | Comments

Armed with a microscope capable of zooming in on organisms measured in billionths of a meter, scientists report they are the first to observe one of the tiny molecular machines that bacteria use to infect host cells. Findings appear in the...

Photos of the Day: X-rays for the Developing World

March 10, 2015 9:47 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

In developing countries, many hospitals have become cemeteries of medical equipment. Several radiology systems, often sent by international aid, may never be used due to the climatic conditions and the instability of electricity networks...

3D Imaging Technology Can Observe Living Cells

March 9, 2015 3:23 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

The major limitation of microscopy is light itself: if we want to see an object smaller than the wavelength of visible light, we cannot use conventional optics. When it comes to imaging cells, the problems compound, since cells often require...

Prize-Winning Two-Photon Microscopy Examines Individual Neuron Function

March 9, 2015 9:52 am | by Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation | News | Comments

The world's most valuable (€1m) neuroscience prize, The Brain Prize has been awarded, to four scientists, Winfried Denk and Arthur Konnerth (Germany), and Karel Svoboda and David Tank (USA), for the invention and development of two-photon...

Autism Detection Improved by Multimodal Neuroimaging

March 6, 2015 9:44 am | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

In an ancient Indian parable, a group of blind men touches different parts of a large animal to find what it is. Only when they share the descriptions of an ear, tail, trunk and leg do they know it is an elephant. Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., of the...

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Giant Virus Revealed in 3D Using X-ray Laser

March 3, 2015 10:02 am | by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | News | Comments

For the first time, researchers have produced a 3-D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique x-ray laser at the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The virus...

4 Medical Devices that Changed from 'Oops!' to 'Eureka!'

March 2, 2015 4:37 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

You know the old axiom: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” One would think this philosophy can’t possibly apply to medical device development, because design engineers are working tirelessly to make sure that nothing on their device breaks...

The Global Brainstorm: Solutions to Neurodegenerative Diseases

March 2, 2015 11:40 am | by Miri Polachek, Executive Director, Israel Brain Technologies | Blogs | Comments

As medical treatment improves dramatically, allowing us to live longer lives, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s are becoming increasingly prevalent. Close to 40 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s...

Google Glass Shows Promising Uses in Plastic Surgery

March 2, 2015 11:18 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

The "wearable technology" Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery--with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation, and patient safety, according to a special paper in the March 2015...

True 3D Images...Glasses-Free

February 27, 2015 1:25 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

3D Icon’s imaging technology is poised to profoundly impact medical device development as well as healthcare practices. An upgrade on existing 3D imaging systems, “CSpace” provides an incredibly realistic display that you might as well be...

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3D Bioabsorbable Implant Tracks Breast Cancer Tumor Site

February 26, 2015 10:27 am | by Noble Hospital | News | Comments

A Noble Hospital breast surgeon’s work with a new device that improves treatment of breast cancers will be featured later this month at a prestigious international medical conference. Steven Schonholz, MD, FACS, will present a scientific...

Mapping the Brain of an Extrovert

February 26, 2015 9:39 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Everyday experience and psychological studies alike tell us that there are two different types of extroverts: The gregarious "people-persons" who find reward in sharing affection and affiliation with others, and the ambitious "go-getters" who...

Shining New Light on Vascular Diseases in Diabetics

February 25, 2015 3:15 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is caused by narrowing of the arteries as a result of plaque buildup. The plaque accumulation...

Adjustable Prosthetic Among Pediatric Award Winners

February 20, 2015 9:27 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Five companies were chosen to receive $50,000 each to support of new products that fill unmet pediatric needs. These five winners, named on Feb. 12, were deemed the most promising out of 31 submissions and 12 finalists in the National Capital...

Combination of Imaging Methods Improves Diagnostics

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

Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic in a Fully Equipped 18-Wheeler

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

High-Powered X-ray Watches Non-Addictive Painkillers Bind to Neuroreceptors

February 18, 2015 11:54 am | by University of Southern California | News | 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...

New Gadgets Could Help Monitor Chronic Conditions

February 17, 2015 3:01 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing small devices with new technologies for patients to monitor their chronic conditions, particularly the elderly and those in underserved populations. Professor David Burke describes... 

Photos of the (Valentine's) Day: Imaging Love

February 13, 2015 10:09 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

How deep is your love? Stanford neuroscientist Melina Uncapher has a system in her lab that can supply the answer. In 2013, Dr. Uncapher and her friend, the filmmaker Brent Hoff, invited seven men and women ranging in ages...

Simulation Technology Shows Navy How to Take a 'HIT'

February 13, 2015 9:51 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

The Navy soon will begin using an Office of Naval Research (ONR) technology to predict injuries and improve medical responses in any kind of attack on ships, officials announced today. The Human Injury and Treatment (HIT) model provides a...

Gold Nanotubes Launch a Three-Pronged Attack on Cancer Cells

February 13, 2015 9:45 am | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells. The study, published...

New MRI Technique to Improve Heart Disease Diagnosis

February 12, 2015 3:06 pm | by Heart Research UK | News | Comments

Researchers are to develop a new heart imaging technique that could help give a more accurate diagnosis of heart disease. A team at Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College London have been given a three year grant of just over...

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