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Switching from nonprofit to for-profit status appears to boost hospitals' financial health but does not appear to lower the quality of care they provide or reduce the proportion of poor or minority patients receiving care, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Read our current Top News

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Orthopedics and physical therapy not only proverbially help patients back on their feet. They are also supposed to cure, improve or maintain the functionality of the human musculoskeletal system. Read our Topic of the Month

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'Smart' bandage emits phosphorescent glow for healing below

22/10/2014 - Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) has created a paint-on, see-through, "smart" bandage that glows to indicate a wound's tissue oxygenation concentration. read more

See-through, one-atom-thick, carbon electrodes powerful tool to study brain disorders

21/10/2014 - Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have used graphene -- a two-dimensional form of carbon only one atom thick -- to fabricate a new type of microelectrode that solves a major problem for investigators looking to understand the intricate circuitry of the brain. read more

Supercomputers link proteins to drug side effects

21/10/2014 - New medications created by pharmaceutical companies have helped millions of Americans alleviate pain and suffering from their medical conditions. However, the drug creation process often misses many side effects that kill at least 100,000 patients a year. read more

Prostate cancer's penchant for copper may be a fatal flaw

17/10/2014 - Like discriminating thieves, prostate cancer tumors scavenge and hoard copper that is an essential element in the body. But such avarice may be a fatal weakness. read more

Disputed theory on Parkinson's origin strengthened

15/10/2014 - Parkinson's disease is strongly linked to the degeneration of the brain's movement center. In the last decade, the question of where the disease begins has led researchers to a different part of the human anatomy. read more

Stenting safe and effective for long-term stroke prevention

14/10/2014 - Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by University College London (UCL) funded by the Medical Research Council and Stroke Association. read more

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria

13/10/2014 - Developed using FDA-approved materials, the coating prevented flowing blood from clotting in a large animal efficacy study. read more

Surpassing the limitations of the light microscope

10/10/2014 - For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. Their ground-breaking work has brought optical microscopy into the nanodimension. read more

MRI technique detects evidence of cognitive decline before symptoms appear

08/10/2014 - A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain even before symptoms appear, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The technique has the potential to serve as a biomarker in very early diagnosis of preclinical dementia. read more

Link between breast implants and cancer under investigation

07/10/2014 - An international research group including Viennese pathologist Lukas Kenner has reviewed cases of possible association between breast implants and a form of lymphoma that may develop tumors at a later stage. Breast implants can cause a new subtype of the rare yet malignant lymphoma known as ALCL. read more

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