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Study: some 3-D printed objects are toxic

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Photo: 3-D printed objects [06/11/2015] Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found parts produced by some commercial 3D printers are toxic to certain fish embryos. Their results have raised questions about how to dispose of parts and waste materials from 3D printers.Study: some 3-D printed objects are toxic - Read more

People with MS may be more physically fit than tests indicate

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Photo: Researcher Lara Pilutti [05/11/2015] Conventional methods of assessing cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength among people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) may underestimate participants' capabilities, prompting clinicians to prescribe exercise therapies that are less effective than they could be, according to new research by scientists at the University of Illinois.People with MS may be more physically fit than tests indicate - Read more

3-D printing method for creating patient-specific medical devices

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Photo: Two man standing beside a 3-D-printer [04/11/2015] A team of researchers at Northeastern University has developed an innovative 3-D printing technology that uses magnetic fields to shape composite materials--mixes of plastics and ceramics--into patient-specific products.3-D printing method for creating patient-specific medical devices - Read more

Brain tumor-shrinking molecules

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Graphic:  MRI renderings of mouse brain tumors [03/11/2015] Computer modeling identifies first-ever molecule to inhibit a transient cellular event that drives glioblastoma, and the molecule shrinks glioblastoma in mice.Brain tumor-shrinking molecules - Read more

Treatment targets cancers with genetic signature

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Image: genetics structure [02/11/2015] Oxford University researchers have found the Achilles heel of certain cancer cells - mutations in a gene called SETD2. Their findings will be presented to the National Cancer Research Institute conference in Liverpool this Monday.Treatment targets cancers with genetic signature - Read more

Medical Home Network decreases hospital readmissions

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Photo: Physician and patient at video conference [30/10/2015] The Medical Home Network (MHN) collaboration in Chicago is changing the way health care is being delivered to Medicaid patients through the use of innovative technology combined with a highly efficient, patient-centered and team-based model of care.Medical Home Network decreases hospital readmissions - Read more

Stopping tuberculosis requires new strategy

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Photo: Radiograph of the chest [28/10/2015] Unless there is a major shift in the way the world fights tuberculosis the epidemic and drug resistance will worsen, say researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a new study, they call for a "biosocial" approach that incorporates interventions in areas such as nutrition, urban planning, occupational health, addiction recovery, and mental health services. Stopping tuberculosis requires new strategy - Read more

3-D cell growth opens pathway for spinal cord repair

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Photo: Raja Vadivelu [21/10/2015] Griffith University researchers have opened a new avenue to advance a therapy to repair the paralysed spinal cord. A paper published in the prestigious Nature group journal "Scientific Reports" presents a novel technique to grow cells in three dimensions, without the traditional restrictions of matrix or scaffolds.3-D cell growth opens pathway for spinal cord repair - Read more

Study finds mechanisms of early insulin treatment

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Photo: Insulin injection and sugar cubes [19/10/2015] A pilot study of 23 adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes found early insulin therapy to be as effective as 15 months of oral therapy and may improve the body's ability to produce insulin. Study finds mechanisms of early insulin treatment - Read more

Engineers create artificial skin

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Photo: Human finger touches robotic finger [16/10/2015] Stanford engineers have created a plastic "skin" that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell.Engineers create artificial skin - Read more

 
 

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